Mossy Spring Front Porch

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Mar 24, 2017

Are you ready for a little Spring Front Porch inspiration?

Spring is that very welcome visitor who comes bearing flowers and sunny gifts to cheer you after you’ve been housebound one day too long. 

Spring is also that houseguest that comes to visit and you hope continues to extend its stay; it is such a gentle buffer between the relatively harsher seasons of winter and summer.

Oh Spring, I am so glad you are here.

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Since  my front porch always seems to lead off the seasonal decorating in my home, it’s clearly time to get that done! I decided to channel ‘spring greens’ on my front porch this year, primarily focusing on mosses and ferns.

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I showed you my mossy wreath earlier this week; talk about an easy-peasy DIY! And it just really helps tie my whole spring front porch together.Ideas for decorating a spring front porch, featuring moss and other greenery and a Cricut-made 'moss painted' Welcome sign.

The two flower pots/urns on my porch echo the green and white in the frame with Scotch moss, Creeping Jenny and Summer White Sandwort.  Ideas for decorating a spring front porch, featuring moss and other greenery and a Cricut-made 'moss painted' Welcome sign.I am hopeful that these pots will transition well through the summer; I am looking forward to the moss and creeping jenny flowing over the side of the container.

Ideas for decorating a spring front porch, featuring moss and other greenery and a Cricut-made 'moss painted' Welcome sign.

‘Moss painting’ has been on my ‘I want to try that’ list for some time and really considered giving it a try this spring. In fact, I went so far as scooping up pieces of moss wherever I saw it, yes…even in public spaces.

So, get this picture in your head…me ,walking out of our local Ulta store, spying some moss growing between the brick pavers outside of the store and… yes…squatting down right then and there, prising some of the moss out from between those pavers, and putting it in my empty tea carafe in the car.  Yup…I did that.  

It would have been one thing to do that in front of, say a garden store.  But to do it in front of Ulta, the makeup and beauty products store, is a completely different thing altogether.  

But I had my cup full of moss and just needed to swing by the grocery store to gather one of the other ingredients for the moss paint. As I strolled through the aisles of the grocery store the buy the necessary yogurt I suddenly remembered…”Wait! I have this new Cricut! I wonder…”  

So instead of going on regular moss scavenging missions, I merely cut my words out of fake ‘grass’ like you use for dioramas or model train layouts and glued the letters on an old piece of slate that I found at our local salvage store. Presto…I was done.Ideas for decorating a spring front porch, featuring moss and other greenery and a Cricut-made 'moss painted' Welcome sign.

And in case you are wondering, I planted my scavenged moss into an existing pot, so my efforts were not wasted.

Ideas for decorating a spring front porch, featuring moss and other greenery and a Cricut-made 'moss painted' Welcome sign.

I found these little moss covered ‘rocks’ and tucked them into this lantern that sits on my porch year-round.Ideas for decorating a spring front porch, featuring moss and other greenery and a Cricut-made 'moss painted' Welcome sign.

And what is a ‘spring front porch’ without the ubiquitous daffodils? They add just a little pop of color.Ideas for decorating a spring front porch, featuring moss and other greenery and a Cricut-made 'moss painted' Welcome sign.

Ideas for decorating a spring front porch, featuring moss and other greenery and a Cricut-made 'moss painted' Welcome sign.

I also keep some plants on the breezeway to the left of the front door.

These little scotch moss plants are the bees knees! I put 4 of them in a little galvanized container and they really brought a little spring to this area too.

And there you have it my friends! My porch is spring-ready!Ideas for decorating a spring front porch, featuring moss and other greenery and a Cricut-made 'moss painted' Welcome sign.

How are you doing with your Spring decorating? What do you you?

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34 Comments

  1. RS

    March 24, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Say YES to the moss! Your porch and breezeway looks so inviting. Thanks for sharing. Will subscribe today!

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    • lynn

      April 8, 2017 at 8:26 pm

      Aw thanks RS! And I’m so glad to have you as a subscriber! Welcome my friend.

      Reply
  2. Nicki Parrish

    March 24, 2017 at 8:45 am

    How pretty Lynn! I love the moss covered stones! I can’t wait to be able to plant some things myself, but it’s just not that time yet where I am. Your house is lovely!

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    • lynn

      March 26, 2017 at 8:34 am

      Hey Nicki…hope Spring arrives soon in West Virginia. Think it’s here for good now in Southeastern NC. And aren’t those ‘stones’ just the bomb! I knew when I saw them that they needed o come home.

      Thanks for swinging by my friend.

      Hugs, LYnn

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    • Lori

      March 31, 2017 at 10:58 pm

      You are abundantly blessed with creativity. It is such fun to watch what you are doing next. Thank you very much for being willing to share and give. Just Beautiful

      Reply
  3. Sherry

    March 24, 2017 at 11:14 am

    I have learned something new, moss painting! I love the color of moss. I think it is so pretty and it looks exactly like Pantone’s color of the year, “greenery”. Your wreath and your porch is so beautiful!

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    • lynn

      March 26, 2017 at 7:18 am

      Thanks for swinging by my friend. Isn’t that moss painting so pretty! I may still give it a try some day…growing my own moss so I have a stash when I do decide to go for it. And I didn’t know about ‘greenery’! Thanks for the tip.

      Have a great day my friend,

      Lynn

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  4. Tammy

    March 24, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Hi Lynn,

    I love everything ‘moss’ and you have certainly mastered it beautifully! Your front door area is so beautiful and absolutely welcoming. I have to admit I am slightly jealous that you have plantings and flowers outside already. We still have snow on the ground here.

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    • lynn

      March 26, 2017 at 7:16 am

      Oh, but you are heading south soon my friend! And I do love my front porch…will really miss it when we move! And moss is so easy to work with and makes such a lovely/simple statement.

      Thanks for swinging by my friend.

      Hugs, Lynn

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  5. Robin

    March 24, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    You have such a pretty entry area, Lynn! I’m in love with all things moss lately, and I’ve been so tempted to grow my own. I would have loved to see you picking some up in front of Ulta! I would have done the same thing!!!

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    • lynn

      March 26, 2017 at 6:55 am

      Thanks Robin, I do love my front porch…one of the things about my home that I will so miss when we move. And the moss thing is fun…such a simple way to bring spring everywhere.

      Maybe we can go moss hunting together! Can you even imagine?! What a hoot.

      Wishing you a great day my friend,

      Hugs, Lynn

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  6. Katrin

    March 26, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Spring is my favourite and I’m so ready and enjoying every bit of it! I could see myself sitting on your porch sipping on a coffee and just breathing in all of those fresh green scents that must be all around it! I love how you kept it so green and simple but still very unique! The moss look is so cute and haha, I had to laugh about you picking it up infront of the store… I always stop everywhere to pick up branches and my girls think I’m so embarrassing 😉 so I could see myself picking up moss as well 😉 Have a great Sunday, love your porch!

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    • lynn

      March 29, 2017 at 7:46 am

      I think we must be very much alike Katrin. We’d never make much progress has we’d always be stopping to pick moss and sticks!

      I do love my front porch…I gonna cry when we move.

      Thanks for stopping by my friend.

      Hugs, Lynn

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  7. Carol

    March 26, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Lynn, I’m so jealous of your gorgeous porch and entry; as well as all the green and real blooming flowers! I love all the moss. When we first moved to our previous house, we had so much shade in our yard, that we had moss growing everywhere. You would have had a field day in our yard!

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    • lynn

      March 29, 2017 at 7:45 am

      I would have been in moss harvesting heaven for sure! And I do love my front porch…gonna miss it when we go. And just wait until the jasmine starts blooming…it’s really breathtaking.

      Thanks for stopping by my friend.

      Hugs, Lynn

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  8. @Dayngr

    March 27, 2017 at 11:17 am

    This is inspirational! I’m ready to follow your lead and add some living plants to my porch & entryway. Though I do decorate for the holidays and different seasons, I’m ready to kick it up a notch. Thanks!

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    • lynn

      March 29, 2017 at 7:43 am

      Hi Trish, thanks for the kind words. It really makes me feel happy to pull in the driveway and see all the Spring Love on the front porch. I’m glad I might have provided you a bit of inspiration.

      Have a great day.

      Hugs, Lynn

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  9. Kathiey

    March 27, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Loved your photos, you are getting me in the mood for spring:-)

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    • lynn

      March 29, 2017 at 7:40 am

      Thanks Kathiey! Luckily spring does seem to have arrived for good here in North Carolina, well, the coastal part anyway. Hope it’s not too far away where you are!

      Hugs, Lynn

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  10. Liz

    March 27, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Beautiful front porch! And I really like your use of moss. I’ve wanted to try “painting” with moss too, so if you ever tackle that let me know how it goes!

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    • lynn

      March 29, 2017 at 7:37 am

      I will Liz…I’m still really intrigued by it. As I understand it, if you want to ‘paint’ on cement you need to harvest moss that is already growing on cement. You can’t use moss that is growing in dirt for painting on cement. We’ll see…hope to give it a whirl one day.

      Hugs, Lynn

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  11. Tara @ Lehman Lane

    March 27, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Your spring porch looks so pretty Lynn! What kind of vine do you have covering your porch? It’s gorgeous!

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    • lynn

      March 29, 2017 at 7:35 am

      Hi Tara, it’s creeping fig. I do love it but it does take some tending…prune it a couple of times during the summer. Thanks for swinging by.

      Hugs, Lynn

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  12. Sam @ Raggedy Bits

    March 27, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    Lynn, I just love how you introduced Spring!! You make it sound exactly as it is!! Love all of your lovely mossy touches you have added to your pretty porch!

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    • lynn

      March 29, 2017 at 7:34 am

      Thanks Sam, I am flat out digging moss right now…I guess figuratively and literally! And I’m not done…I have more plans for moss up my sleeves.

      Appreciate you stopping by.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  13. Ariel

    March 28, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Beautiful space Lynn! I only wish we didn’t get more snow last night

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    • lynn

      March 29, 2017 at 7:32 am

      Ugh, I’m sorry for you Ariel! I know snow is beautiful, but come March I’m sure you are ready to see the backside of it.Keep faith, spring is coming.

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  14. Carolann

    March 29, 2017 at 8:00 am

    I just love all of it! That mossy look really makes your garden look stunning. I will have to try this too as soon as the weather permits.

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  15. [email protected]

    March 30, 2017 at 11:08 am

    I love your Mossy Spring front porch. Definitely welcoming and just gorgeous!

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    • lynn

      April 8, 2017 at 8:25 pm

      Thanks Ashley, I’m tickled with it too. I hope I can keep it through the summer.

      So glad you popped by.

      Lynn

      Reply
  16. Lori

    March 31, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    I did post int he wrong place, so will reiterate, which my children say is not a word….. Beautiful, beautiful, I enjoy all your posts and work. God has blessed you abundantly with creativity, thank you so much for sharing

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    • lynn

      April 2, 2017 at 9:17 am

      Aw Lori, you are so very kind and supportive. Your kind words mean the world to me, they keep me going. So thanks so much for taking the time to brighten my day.
      I hope your day is beautiful!

      Many hugs,Lynn

      Reply
  17. Michelle from Weekend Craft

    March 31, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    Bring on the green! I am craving this much green. It is snowing here as I type!

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    • lynn

      April 8, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      I hope your spring is starting to show itself!

      Reply

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