Saturday, May 17, 2014

Back Stoop Spring Style



Hi, everyone!  The main entrance that we use is at the back of our house, and has a tiny stoop.
Even though this area is small, I still want it to be BIG on style!

It looked like this throughout the (looong) winter...




It was definitely time to switch it up to spring!

I kept the barn door there as a backdrop, and the shabby little tricycle stayed, too (just 'cause it's so darn cute!)




I replaced the wreath with this metal 'parking' sign that was stored in our basement.




I love the bit of whimsy that it brings!




In place of the sled there is now a chippy green bench (that used to be in the dining room)...




...that I topped with an old gas can that I just got at the flea market.




I love that it has the look of a watering can. I was drawn to its patina, and the long spout, and the writing stamped onto it, and the wooden handle, and...well, all of it!




I filled it with a few lime green/yellow silk hydrangeas from Pier 1 to add a pop of color.





 (Plus they pull out that same color that's peeking through on the trike.)




Combine all of these elements together...




...and my back stoop now has some long-awaited 'spring style'!




What do you think?




Thank you so much for stopping by!




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48 comments:

  1. and what a great statement it is...love that door and everything with it

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  2. It's very pretty, Susan. I love each of your wonderful vintage finds.
    Have a great and sunny Sunday!
    Julia

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  3. I love it! absolutely adorable :)

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  4. Kris, That is a cute little vignette for your entry. I have an old tricycle in my basement, I should bring it out. Blessings for a beautiful Sunday. xoxo,Susie

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  5. It looks adorable. I LOVE that green bench and love that it used to be in your dining room:)

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  6. Love it all, the bike is my favorite. You did a wonderful job pulling it all together.

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  7. Super cute :-) I love seeing what you create! I love how the flowers make the color "pop" on the tricycle.

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  8. What do I think? I think it looks absolutely ADORABLE! Love the rustic sweetness of it. It is Spring finally there!!!! Not so much here yet- xo Diana

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  9. That is so perfectly you, Susan! How could you not love that adorable little tricycle? The colors are wonderful.

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  10. The trike and sign are adorable!!! This would put a big smile on anyone's face as they entered your beautiful home!
    Have a beautiful day today!
    xo,
    Lin

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  11. It looks wonderful! I am so in love with the barn door!!

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  12. Susan,
    Love your very cheerful and playfully chic Springtime door/stoop vignette. Again I will say it - you rock the vignette. WOW the barn door is very cool.
    XO,
    Vera

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  13. Beautiful staging - that little tricycle is perfect.

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  14. Really sweet! I love the old trike.

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  15. LOVE This!!! Of course, every little nook needs to be cute and charming! The barn door is such a wonderful piece to use as an anchor each season.
    Mary Alice

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  16. Such a cute little space - love it! I was at Sweet Salvage on Thursday and picked up a cool sign that says: 'Complimentary Valet Parking' that I am going to put on my back patio where I park all of the girls bikes and car. I have an old gas car and a few other pieces that I will add. Looking forward to putting it together in the days ahead, even though it has been in the low 100's the past few days! Enjoy a super week! Blessings, Cindy

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  17. Perfect welcome! Love the sign and the can. I always have my eyes out for old signs and that one is a real beaut. Love the pop of color. Well done my friend! My rustic red trike is hiding amongst plants. The other day I thought that I needed to pull it out to be seen. Thinking it will go out on my front porch for a touch of Americana come June.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  18. I am so surprised that the tricycle has any color left on it! Looks so cool! Wonder if you have something that would fit on the rear of the tricycle to hold flowers or garden related items or even a birdhouse!

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  19. Love the sign with just little pops of color to indicate the season...charming!

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  20. Love it. Nice to change things up a bit. I will be on vacation for a week and hopefully come home rested and refreshed so I can do the same. Have a great week.

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  21. Susan...I love it!! I can't wait to decorate out front porch for Summer after I get home from our trip.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  22. Love your chippy bench with the beautiful tin pot and blooms. Very cheery and lovely!

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  23. That is so cute! Love the bright sunny yellow flowers!

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  24. Fantastic!
    One setting thousands stories!!! Great work!
    All the best from Austria
    Elisabeth

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  25. Wonderful!!! We use our back entrance as well and I never give it the attention it needs. Thank you for opening my eyes!!~~Angela

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  26. I like how you gave such a small space such a big personality. It makes it more exciting.

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  27. darling vignette, susan:) that trike would make anything darling! have a great week!

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  28. How Charming! And except for the sign, quite reminiscent of many a door I entered at friends' houses during my childhood. We'd park our bikes/trikes, hang our skates, stash the jump rope or ball or handful of jacks, and dash in on the linoleum for a drink of water or to grab an apple, and away again.

    I'm smiling at the memory of all those grubby, elbows-and-shouts children, most lost in the mist of memory. Thank you for this lovely reminiscence.

    rachel

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  29. Oh, how I love!

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  30. Love your back stoop, the watering can and that old tricycle are great!!!

    Cynthia

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  31. So cute...would love to come sit on the stoop and chat!

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  32. That is an awesome old gas can! I've never seen one like that before. Love it! The whole area looks cute. The parking sign is perfect there too.

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  33. Looks great! LOVE the sign...and the trike :)

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  34. I think I love it...I know I love it. That rusty old tricycle is so precious and just perfect on your back stoop.

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  35. The stoop is incredibly charming!!!...You are such an amazing stylist!

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  36. Really cute susan! I love that door! For a little stoop you managed to fit a lot of fun stuff there. :)
    Leelee

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  37. Sooo cute . . . love the yellow flowers and how they bring out the yellow in the trike!

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  38. Morning Susan, What a sweet spot to decorate! That little tricycle sets the theme all the way.....bringing out that touch of yellow is perfect. If yellow doesn't say Spring, I don't know what does!! The old door and sign comes together for back door guests......I love homes where the back door welcomes....so olde-fashioned! Blessings~~~Roxie

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  39. You always have the best junk with perfect chippy paint. I love the white door, they are fun to decorate with. Have a wonderful weekend. Alaina

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  40. Perfection. It all goes together for a great welcome to your home. LOVE it!!
    Have a fun weekend.
    Debbie
    xo

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  41. Absolutely GORGEOUS - every room!
    And I just love that tricycle - how over the top perfect ( I just planted some flowers in my waterering can yesterday - now I have to find a trike LOL )
    XOXO

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  42. Gorgeous! That tricycle needs to peddle it's way over to my house! Hope you have a happy Memorial Day!
    Kelly

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