Lest you think I do nothing more than indulge in lobster rolls, write a few words here and there, enjoy a martini on the porch, let me assure you that things get dirty around here and someone has to clean. Guess who that someone is? I didn’t know this morning when I got out of bed that a cleaning frenzy would grab hold, but when I stepped out on the front porch and saw, once again, the dirt and grime that had collected on the woodwork, I thought today is the day it has to go.
Equipped with mop, broom, rags and a bucket of cleaning liquid, I went to work and hours later the porches, front and back, were returned to gray and the woodwork to white.
With everything so clean, the porches needed a little dressing up. This little pail with brightly colored gerber daisies (yes, they are pretend) adds some punch to the front door, but wouldn’t it be nice for the porch to be more welcoming.
Off to the nursery which was sure to have some quick fixes like this lovely pot of blooming beauties.
And, how could I resist this adorable little birch chair planter, yet another way to honor the pledge to buy handmade.
Now, the front porch is not only clean but friendly.
The back porch sparkles as well. The furniture is clean
Now it does seem a good time to have that martini.
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