Can I just start this post by saying how darn excited I am to show you guys my farmhouse style summer porch? Now, I realize we aren’t technically to summer yet and I don’t technically have a porch, it’s more like a little stoop, but just humor me, ok? This post is probably one of my all-time favorites I’ve ever shared here on the ol’ blog and it’s all due to the fact that I finalllllllly get to share my grandma’s vintage bicycle with you all. See, a few years back I was lucky enough to inherit this bike and I’ve loved it dearly ever since. When I got it the seat and one of the tires was in pretty rough shape, so we replaced those and of course I had to add a cute basket to the front. I just couldn’t have an old bike without adding a basket. Anyway, it still rides like an absolute CHAMP and it’s in great condition overall. Most of the time I keep it tucked safely away in storage, but I’ve been itching to bring it out and use it on our front step for a while now. Well it’s finally happened and OMG–I looooooooove it you guys. Love isn’t even a strong enough word to describe how I feel. Obsessed, maybe? I don’t know. Either way it’s marvelous. And I kinda wish I could keep this space looking exactly like this for the rest of time.
Isn’t she a beauty?! That giant bucket of flowers fit perfectly in the basket on the front of the bike. It was meant to be.
I picked up this Fresh Flower Market sign while we were visiting Magnolia Market in March, but you can find tons of very similar options on Etsy. I found a bunch of great flower market signs here. Pretty much everything else here is a thrifted find–like the old door, picket fence, and that old wooden fruit crate. The pots are all from Michael’s, I just painted a few of them white.
This little stool used to be a tall oak bar stool that we just cut down a bit and then painted white. I use it all over the house, it’s super handy!
I actually shared how I made that cute little “HI” wreath last week. Did you catch it? If you’re interested in seeing that be sure to check out this post–it was super duper easy!
I just don’t think summer decor gets any better than an old antique bike and lots of fresh flowers. I mean, they’re doing all the hard work for me in this post. All I did was get my camera and document it–which I was happy as a clam to do. I’m SO blessed to have my grandma’s bike. I can’t help but think of her and her sweet little face every time I look at it. It really is one of my favorite possessions. I just wish I could keep this spot looking exactly like this for the entire summer. A girl can dream, right? Too bad I’m really bad at keeping flowers alive. Like, really bad. It’s pitiful. I either over-water them or I completely forget to water at all, there is no in between for me. So do me a favor and say a prayer that these pretty flowers survive, ok? I need all the help I can get.
Thanks a bunch for dropping by today, you are fabulous! xoxo
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