Farmhouse Style Summer Porch

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.

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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.

Farmhouse Style Summer Porch

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.

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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!

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Farmhouse Style Summer Porch Farmhouse Style Summer Porch with Vintage Bike

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!

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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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  • Jordan
    May 16, 2017

    Looks great! A litttle corner of sunshine. šŸ™‚

    • Sarah
      > Jordan
      May 17, 2017

      Thank you Jordan! I love that description šŸ™‚

  • Barbie
    May 16, 2017

    Oh my goodness! That is super cute! I can’t stand it, I’m a little jealous. We live in the country and I have to be very selective with what I put on my porch so the wind doesn’t carry it away. I love your posts, you’re so inspiring. Keep them coming!

    • Sarah
      > Barbie
      May 17, 2017

      I have the same issue Barbie! Plus the deer love eating all my flowers, which doesn’t help with their survival rate at my house. šŸ™‚ Thanks so much for dropping by!

  • Marilyn Soto
    May 16, 2017

    Love love love it !!!! I mean what’s not to love ? You have to open up a little shop —you would be perfect at it . Oh and I bet you keep these flowers alive , as beautiful as this little stoop is I’m sure you’ll keep an eye on it. … plus these flowers usually let you know when they are thirsty, with a little droop -just don’t be too late giving them a little drink

  • Sasha
    May 16, 2017

    I love it! I especially love your wreath! I’m going to attempt one soon! Everything looks so gorgeous!

    • Sarah
      > Sasha
      May 17, 2017

      Oh yay! It was super easy, you will love it.

  • Sharon Mohon
    May 16, 2017

    Sooo pretty and fresh looking. We have a little ‘stoop’ on our front house, too. I found a vintage metal setee and painted it white, got an old plant stand, and painted that white, and took a vintage watering can and arranged artificial yellow flowers (had to be artificial cuz there is no light in the back of the porch) and had a vintage garden statue of a little girl and used that….oh, and my front door is painted yellow with an yellow/red/white wreath. So many people have stopped to say how refreshing the front porch looks….Yellow does that, I think. Our house is red brick (1966), and this makes the front of the house “pop”…LOVE your yellow!

    • Sarah
      > Sharon Mohon
      May 17, 2017

      Oh wow Sharon, your porch sounds amazing!! And I agree, yellow is the perfect color for spring and summer. Well actually all year round, it’s my favorite color to use in my home.

  • kim baker jacovich
    May 16, 2017

    looks wonderful! that bike basket of flowers is gorgeous!

    • Sarah
      > kim baker jacovich
      May 17, 2017

      Thank you Kim, I was so excited when that bucket of flowers fit perfectly in the bike’s basket!

  • ann
    May 16, 2017

    LOVE THE BIKE….EVERYTHING LOOKS GREAT!!!

    • Sarah
      > ann
      May 17, 2017

      Thank you Ann!

  • Mary
    May 16, 2017

    Soooooooo CUTE!!! You inspire me daily!!! I’m going to attack my porch today!!! ????

    • Sarah
      > Mary
      May 17, 2017

      Aw thanks Mary, so glad I could give you a bit of inspiration to tackle your own porch!

  • Paulette Avery
    May 16, 2017

    Adorable! I love it, too. I can hardly wait for our new house to finally be finished so I can start doing cute things like that!

    • Sarah
      > Paulette Avery
      May 17, 2017

      A new house!? That is awesome Paulette. You will definitely be busy this summer!

  • Rondell Konat
    May 16, 2017

    Beautiful porch and I’m going to look for those pretty flowers! The bike brought back so many memories for me! I hope you are feeling good with the later part of your pregnancy!

    • Sarah
      > Rondell Konat
      May 17, 2017

      I found my flowers at Home Depot actually, I was surprised at how great their selection was already. Thanks for dropping by and your kind words Rondell!

  • Rondell Konat
    May 16, 2017

    Sorry, forgot to mention that I shared my bike on instagram and have you as one to follow! #1014thblvd .

  • Brenda
    May 16, 2017

    How adorable and special! Flowers are such a wonderful thing, the best part of spring and summer to me. I can go a little crazy with plants and flowers, but I kept it to a minimum this year. Less work and less watering…grin.

    • Sarah
      > Brenda
      May 17, 2017

      I totally agree Brenda, flowers make the world better in my opinion. It’s the simple things! But they can be a lot of work too. Fingers crossed I keep mine alive!

  • Lorie
    May 16, 2017

    Looks absolutely adorable! Just hope no one steals it.

    • Sarah
      > Lorie
      May 17, 2017

      That thought has crossed my mind too Lorie…You just never know. I’ll probably bring the bike in sooner rather than later just to be safe. The door and other goodies can stay! šŸ™‚

  • Patty Aslin
    May 16, 2017

    A simply “PERFECT” spring/summer porch vignette! Kudos for a job well done????

    • Sarah
      > Patty Aslin
      May 17, 2017

      Thanks Patty! šŸ™‚

  • Doreen
    May 16, 2017

    Sarah, what a beautiful porch setting. I adore the bike and everything else.

    • Sarah
      > Doreen
      May 17, 2017

      Thanks Doreen, I was actually surprised I could fit all that up on our little stoop but I love how it came together.

  • Helen
    May 16, 2017

    It looks fabulous Sarah I loooove the basket!, ????????x

    • Sarah
      > Helen
      May 17, 2017

      Thanks so much Helen!

  • Faith
    May 16, 2017

    What a wonderful welcome home! It’s adorable! For flowers…set an alarm on your cell phone for same time of day you’re normally home…to remember to water them….if you did it yesterday, ignore it today….in 3 weeks it could become a habit! Lol…you could always replace them with a drought hardy green plant that can get by without watering everyday….if it dies…???? Or plant silk ones if you’re desperate….so cute! Makes summer a welcomed thought!

    • Sarah
      > Faith
      May 17, 2017

      Ahhh what a great idea Faith! I’m totally going to set a reminder on my phone. Thanks for the tip!

  • Sherri
    May 16, 2017

    This is so awesome Sarah! I love everything about it! So happy that you got your grandma’s bike..it is so much more special when you get to decorate with items that once belonged to a loved one. Thanks for sharing šŸ™‚

    • Sarah
      > Sherri
      May 17, 2017

      I agree Sherri, it’s so much more fun when you have a sentimental piece like this bike. I’m lucky to have it!

  • Teresa O'Connor
    May 16, 2017

    Oh Sarah that is just awesome , How do you you get those fabulous photos, they are like out of a magazine..
    Maybe you can share some tips with us here šŸ™‚
    Good job

    • Sarah
      > Teresa O’Connor
      May 17, 2017

      That’s so kind of you to say Teresa! I’m completely self-taught when it comes to photos and all that jazz. I’m working on a series about blogging now and I plan to share a photography post in that series, so stay tuned!

      • Teresa O'Connor
        > Sarah
        May 18, 2017

        Excellent . šŸ™‚

  • Dawn McDaniels
    May 17, 2017

    I wish I had a large front porch to decorate like that. My husband surprised me with a vintage radio flyer wagon he found at a garage sale. You have given me some great ideas.

    Dawn

    • Sarah
      > Dawn McDaniels
      May 17, 2017

      Oh that’s awesome Dawn! I used one of those radio flyer wagons in a Christmas porch look I did last year. That’s definitely something you an decorate with all year long. Have fun!

  • Julie Briones
    May 17, 2017

    Lovely, Sarah! So bright and airy and joyful!

    • Sarah
      > Julie Briones
      May 18, 2017

      Thank you Julie!

  • Kathy Morris
    May 22, 2017

    So adorable, gonna say all the prayers so you can keep those flowers alive!

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  • site
    July 21, 2019

    I love what you’ve done with it! Very warm and inviting.

  • Deck builders
    August 23, 2019

    Gosh that’s so cute! You’ve got a real eye for decorating. Great pictures too!

  • website
    November 27, 2019

    Lovely setup! I like how you threw in some details about the bike. Adds a little nostalgia to the images.

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    February 10, 2020

    Beautiful set up! That wash stand is to die for.