A simple and patriotic farmhouse summer porch…white flowers, porch rockers, American flags, blue ticking & gingham pillows.
Summertime! It’s been so crazy around these parts. Three weeks ago it was snowing and 14 degrees. Last week was in the 90’s, which hasn’t been seen since 1946. This week it’s back to somewhat normal for early June—70’s and lovely. I was finally able to buy flowers, hooray! They make everything look more summery, and it’s one of my favorite parts of the season.
Patriotic Farmhouse Summer Porch
I also got my summer porch all ready to go, and I’m so happy with it. I love simplicity, and this porch is just that. Greenery and white flowers are always a favorite, and blue gingham is the epitome of summer to me. I also decided to add a patriotic touch this year–and not just for the holidays, but for the whole summer. So I added flags to my white flowers, and they were the perfect touch.
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Those actually aren’t flower pots, I used some of my favorite galvanized bins, and I love them! And the pillows? They are perfection. I can’t believe how inexpensive they were! I got a 4-pack for less than $20, and it included a blue gingham, ticking, solid, and buffalo check. Such a deal. I think I need more for the inside of my house!
I also hung a flag at the end of the porch. I’m debating though…I usually have it on a flag pole on one of my posts next to the steps, and who knows, I might move it back, but for right now I’m loving it.
FLAG TIP: When you’re hanging an American flag vertically, the stars go on the left!
On the other side of the front door, I have a super cute black bench (that’s perfect for every season, I’ve found) with blue ticking pillows–also from the pillow cover set I mentioned earlier. A cute star pillow adds to the patriotic theme!
Outdoor string lights are one of my favorite things on the porch, and I actually keep them up all year! But during the summer they provide even more of a purpose, because it stretches our time outside at night. And you can even get solar string lights, which means you don’t have to worry about plugging them in!
Olive buckets are filled with some of my favorite flowers (Doublefile Viburnum ) that are beautiful when they’re in bloom, and when they’re not–when they’re all green, like they mostly are now. In a couple of weeks they will be in bloom with the most gorgeous white flowers!
For awhile now, I’ve been mostly doing layered rugs, which I really love. But I wanted to go more neutral to highlight the flags, so I used an off white jute rug. I looked for a rug to layer with it, but couldn’t find anything that really clicked. So, who knows…I might find one, but for now I’m loving the simple, clean look.
I found the wreath at a local antique store that was going out of business, and I had it on my bench during the spring, but decided to move it to my front door for the summer.
It’s been such a joy to come out first thing in the morning, in the evenings after dinner, and in the afternoons while I watch the kids play. Happy summer, my friends!
- Gingham Pillow Covers
- Galvinized Bins for flowers (without gold rim are in-store only)
- American Flags (small ones)
- Jute Rug
- Olive Buckets
- Black Bench
- Ticking Pillow Covers
- Star Pillow
- Solar String Lights
- White Rockers