Spring on the Porch!

Spring on the Porch!

Aw….I love springtime in South Texas!  Best time of the year, in my opinion.  The nights are still cooling down and our days average around 70 degrees!  I just wish it lasted all year!  In about a month or two I will be complaining about the hot, humid temperatures and staying outside after noon will result in lots of sweating and bug spray!

But, I digress……….

I’ve been “tweaking” my front porch for springtime!  My furniture needed a face-lift so I decided to paint everything black!  I just love the black and white combinations you see all over blog land and on Pinterest.


Please excuse all the leaves!  Our oak trees actually drop their old leaves in the spring!!  So, for 3-4 weeks, leaves actually “rain” down and you just can’t keep them all picked up!  A couple more weeks and we should have a handle on it!

But again, I digress!………….

I knew I wanted a rug so I borrowed this one from my laundry room!



I think a slightly larger one would look better so I’m on the hunt! But for now, this works great and I absolutely love this rug!

Once I put all the furniture back on the porch, I added in my black and white!



I found this lamp at Home Goods for $10!!  Since the porch is covered, I think it will survive our warm days and occasional thunderstorms!  Heck, for 10 bucks…..if it only lasts one season, I will have gotten my money’s worth, right??!!


I love having the lamp on at night!  It gives off such a warm glow.

At dusk…..


At dark……


The porch swing got a face-lift as well with new pillows and black burlap bows. I also recovered my German basket with some gorgeous bright green burlap!



Just a couple more added “touches” to complete the look……






I added my orbs!  You can find the post here for how I made these!


I finished it off with two new wreaths for the front doors!  They’re very simple but the bright green really “POPS” against the dark door (which I am trying to convince dear hubby needs to be painted black but so far, he’s not budging) and you can really see them from the road!!

So, there is spring on the porch at Twelve Oaks Manor!  I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did creating it!



Until next time…….




Linking up to:


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Show Me What You Got @ https://www.notjustahousewife.net/

KOSO party @ https://www.mom4real.com/2013/03/koso-party-3.html

 Tuesday’s Treasures @ myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com/

Kim @https://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/2013/03/wow-us-wednesdays-110.html

D @ https://theshadyporch.blogspot.com/

Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop @ https://katherinescorner.com/

Tutorials Tips and Tidbits @ www.stonegableblog.com/

Share Your Cup Thursday @ https://jannolson.blogspot.com/

Feathered Nest Friday @ https://www.frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/

Fabulously Creative Friday @ https://www.jenniferrizzo.com/

Power of the Pinterest Party @ https://debbie-debbiedoos.com/2013/03/pinterest-pinning-party.html



  1. Angela, your front porch is so gorgeous! I love every detail! The furniture looks so pretty and I really like all the burlap touches. You did a beautiful job!

  2. Angela,

    This is so pretty! I LOVE your wagon! Thank you so much for linking up to the party!

    Have a blessed and amazing day!

  3. Too cute! :)

  4. Kelly @ View Along the Way :

    This is so beautiful, Angela! I love the coziness of the seating arrangement with that pretty plaid lamp. I could sip some sweet tea and enjoy that spot for hours!

  5. Hi Angela, I just came across your post at the Dedicated House party. Your home looks beautiful and the porch is very inviting. I love the stars. I guess when in Texas you always have to have a few stars..Happy Monday..Judy

    • Thank you, Judy for stopping by!! Yes, in Texas I think just about every house has at least one star!!! LOL!! Just checked out your blog and it’s lovely! You have a new follower!! Have a great day!

  6. Such a beautiful porch, I love the black and that lamp sure was a steal for $10.00!

  7. What a pretty porch! I love the black accents and the lamp was such a lovely touch! This Texas weather is so finicky…I hope to work on ours this weekend. Loved seeing yours!

  8. I love the lamp on the porch!! I have to say I am loving that swing!!! We’re neighbors! I live in Louisiana! Hope u can come by my blog for a visit!!

  9. Michele in Il. :

    This is gorgeous. I love the black rocking chairs!

  10. Liz @ Infuse With Liz :

    What a lovely porch! I do like the idea of everything being painted black- it offers a cohesive look. I love the idea of the lamp with the chairs- but outdoors- cute! I’m still dealing with snow up here, but I will say our summers are extraordinary!

  11. Liz @ Infuse With Liz :

    I forgot to say that I love all your other accents. You have some cute ideas! Love the moss ball on the wreath, the skinny large wheeled cart (too cute) and the little wagon!

  12. justagirlabby :

    What a cozy, beautiful porch! {And your home is just stunning!} I would spend tons of time out here! I found you at Not JUST a Housewife– thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  13. Love how your porch came together, what a lovely home with that stone facade. I think it’s time for a good book, a glass of tea and now a comfortable place to sit.

  14. The porch looks wonderful and all ready for some iced tea! I really like your black rockers, and the HG lamp is adorable!

  15. Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG :

    I found you over @ Tuesdays at our Home – love your covered porch! Makes me wish I had one to decorate!

  16. snskee@aol.com :

    Angela your porch is so pretty and welcoming. Love the whole look of your exterior.

  17. D@TheShadyPorch :

    I love your porch! I will be so happy when our weather permits me to get started on mine…I am inspired! I pinned yours to my Pretty Porches board. I would love to have you share it at my party, the Rock ‘N Share going on now.

  18. Hi Angela, I really love your porch. It’s so cozy and inviting. You inspired me to try some new things with my porch this Spring. I’m visiting from The Scoop link party….. I first saw your porch at HomeTalk and clipped it onto my front porch clipboard.

    • Thank you, Sharon! I’ve been a follower of yours on facebook! Just came from your blog! It’s fabulous!! I’m a new follower! Have fun in the garden!!!

  19. Christina @ Juggling Real Food and Real LIfe :

    Your porch is more beautiful than anything inside my house. I absolutely love your style. So glad that I found you and your blog.

  20. I’d love to come sit on your porch. :) The black and white is really pretty. Love the pillows on the swing!

  21. houseofhawthornes :

    Your porch looks awesome! I have similar rockers on my porch so I’m always looking for new ides for decorating them. I’m dealing with oak leaves too, but they are the pin oaks that drop the leaves in the spring. Everyone else I know is fixing up their flower beds and I’m still raking leaves!

  22. What a gorgeous porch you have here! I love the swing.

    • Thank you, Debbie! I absolutely adore you and your blog! You’re one of the best and I truly appreciate you taking the time for me! Have a blessed day!

  23. Joyce @ Quilted Nest :

    I have some of these same elements – (milkcan, planter).. thanks for the inspiration! Couldn’t be lovelier!

  24. Katherines Corner :

    Angela what a wonderful way to greet people to your home. The porch looks so lovely and welcoming. Thank you for sharing and joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

  25. I’m always looking for great front porch ideas and i LOVE what you’ve done. It’s so cute and I love the little light – what a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

  26. Shannon @Fox Hollow Cottage :

    Thanks so much for sharing your delightful porch at The Power Of Pinterest Link Party!
    It’s a beauty. I looks forward to showing it off in my Friday Fav Features. Shannon

  27. Hi Angela, your front porch is stunning! I love the b&w with the pop of green. The new lamp was such a great find and it looks wonderful. I love the rug. I have seen it on a couple of blogs that mentioned that it was from Decor Steals. I keep hoping that it will show up again. Would love it for my craft room. Thanks so much for sharing with Share Your Cup. I will be featuring you this week.

  28. Really elegant yet welcoming. The “accessories” are so interesting. What a lovely spot to sit with a cuppa and watch the world go by!

  29. Bravo for you!! I adore black and love your front porch with all it’s beautiful black accents!! Stunning!!


  30. love everything, it is so cozy. May I ask how or what is on the swing chains? Love that look, I have used greenery on mine for years.

    • Thanks, Bridgett! I’ve just put chord covers (I found mine at Hobby Lobby) on the chains. Very simple and could be made if you’re a sewer! Unfortunately, I am not! Thank you for stopping by!

  31. I saw these pictures on FB and just loved every single detail. I chuckle to myself when I see some of our similar items. I have the chairs, the wagon and the german chest. And my black front door needs repainting. I was going to ask you about a black paint. That’s on the to-do list.

  32. Sheryll & Critters. :

    You have a gorgeous home and so beautifully decorated. Your front porch is a dream. I love everything you have done to it and that patio rug snagged me.

  33. Thank you, Shannon!! I’m truly overwhelmed with excitement! Love you and your blog AND your POP party!!!


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