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French Country on the Front Porch

Today’s the day – the day I get to debut my French Country front porch!  It was all inspired by a sad French chair that no one wanted at the local auction!  The chair was dirty and worn, tattered and torn – from year’s of use.  Even tho she had seen better days, I decided to bring her home.  You can see how I made the chair into a French country planter overflowing with glorious petunias  HERE.
French Country Front Porch with Vintage French Chair Planter
I found the vintage look oval tin tub at HomeGoods and added potting soil and complimentary plants from the garden center to add to my French country vignette.  I love the contrast of the lime green potato vine with the bright pink flowers!

Vintage French Chair Planter - Hymns and Verses

Easy to grow pink wave petunias will continue to fill in and tumble out of the tin, as will the potato vine.

Pink Wave Petunias

The beautiful chair was joined by a match made in heaven – or at a junk stand by the side of the road. The French country style half table .  .  .  half potting bench .  .  .  not sure what to call it, was found in two separate pieces.  The half tabletop with those gorgeous French curves was laying on the ground and the base frame was nearby.  Put together, they look like a small French country style potting bench.  I got the tabletop for free and the base was $20.

French Country Accessories

Vintage Watering Can and Galvanized Buckets with Flowers and Birds Nest

Apart these two pieces were worthless, but together  they became the perfect piece to go with the French country chair.

French Country Front Porch
I made a few trips to my potting shed to pull out some accessories to add to the vignette – a vintage watering can I found at a local antique shop, small tin buckets filled with more greenhouse flowers, a chippy barn wood frame, and a bird nest.  On the lower shelf is a beeskep and a vintage egg basket from the farm where I grew up filled with clay pots.

DIY Pinwheel

Vintage Watering Can and Galvanized bucket with flowers

I also made a pinwheel out of sheet music to tuck into one of the tin bucket planters. If you’d like to make your own vintage sheet music pinwheel, you can find the tutorial and pinwheel template HERE.  If you like it – Pin it!  Thanks!!
French Country on the Front Porch Graphic
So is your home “summer ready” or are you looking for more inspiration?   Here are a few of my favorite summer posts!
Summertime Screen Porch - Hymns and Verses

Kathy @ Sharing Shadymont

Saturday 7th of May 2016

I really like what you've done. Love the chair and the potting table. Very pretty!


Friday 6th of May 2016

I think this is more "in" around here now than two years ago. We have a local shop with finds on tubs and pails and stuff one would never dream existed...and so we are more inspired toward this look now because of Farm Girls Vintage Style!! Each week is a new haul? Your display looks great. Worth repeating?!!!

Front Porch French Chair Planter - Hymns and Verses

Friday 6th of May 2016

[…]  I literally had to lift the petunias up so I could snap this picture!  Some of you commented on yesterday’s post about how lush the petunias are already.  Well, I have a secret.  .  .  I bought them that way! […]

Atta Girl Amy

Tuesday 17th of June 2014

Having just spent a few days in your area, I can say I'm truly jealous of all the rusty, crusty, farmhouse, Frenchy finds that seem to be lurking at every roadside spot, auction and junk barn. I grabbed a few of my own finds while i was there, but nothing so fab as your chair. Love the look you've created on your front porch.

Funky Junk Interiors

Sunday 8th of June 2014

The rustic details with the flowers... perfection! Your chair looks so amazing!