Classic wicker furniture is timeless! Let me show you why and how to create an inviting front porch with beautiful and adorning wicker.
But – guess what? It should be inviting for you as well!
Celebrating Spring 2022
Today I’m thrilled to be sharing our front porch with wicker furniture as part of the Celebrating Spring 2022 Blog Hop hosted by Leen over at Sand Dollar Lane.
If you are joining me today from Michelle of Thistle Key Lane, welcome to our home in Vermont! Don’t you just adore Michelle’s beautiful home style? I’ve always been such an admirer of her home and lovely decorating ideas. And that family room!
Snow in Spring
You are going to see so many beautiful spring home decor ideas on today’s home tours, but here in Vermont spring hasn’t quite sprung yet…
In fact it snowed all day yesterday and it’s just 14 degrees here this morning!
So my post today may be a little out of the ordinary on your tour with us today.
On the Front Porch
So this past summer we renovated our front porch here in Vermont, which is the heart of our home overlooking the Green Mountains.
The porch and the views are why we chose this house, honestly.
Therefore, we wanted to make our front porch into an inviting and comfortable living space for all who visit, as well as for ourselves.
Following the renovation of the refinished flooring and new columns, we entered the most beautiful season of all here in Vermont, autumn.
And I had so much fun decorating this front porch with vintage-style table settings, followed up with this Vintage Ski Lodge Decor Series. Here are a few posts that I think you will appreciate:
- Is Autumn a Season for Vintage?
- Vermont Foliage Home Tour
- How to Style a Table in October Blue
- Outdoor Table for 2 with Mountain Views
And now it was time to make an investment in new furniture for the front porch to welcome in this year’s spring season.
I started by choosing the color, evergreen.
A color that would match the outdoor elements of the mountain views and the official color of Vermont.
I just love all the elegant charm and character of wicker furniture.
And so that is how we settled on this Lancaster Collection available through Ballard Designs.
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Why We Chose the Lancaster All Weather Wicker Furniture Collection?
It’s All Weather Wicker!
Guests and loved ones will feel so special enjoying your front porch with all-weather wicker. It’s sturdy, easily stays clean, and is resistant to mold and mildew.
We couldn’t have had this any other way honestly. Not with the weather elements we get here in Vermont. This was the #1 feature of ours when looking for wicker porch furniture.
When looking for front porch wicker furniture try looking at your outdoor surroundings and embrace those colors in your decor choices.
The color green compliments all the natural elements of our outdoor surroundings from the mountains, to our front lawn.
The newly renovated dark wooden floors and beams on our front porch pair really well with this color scheme too.
And just add the color purple and bam! The color combination of dark woods with purple just gets me every time. Wait until the lilacs start blooming!
You may also appreciate the post Decorating with the Color Purple.
I’m looking forward to the new lilac bush in our front yard blooming this spring too.
You may also appreciate this Vintage Haul for The Porch.
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Both you and your guests will enjoy time-honored wicker furniture like this for years to come, as traditional and classic decor styles never go out of style, making it a true investment.
The glory is in the details. Isn’t that what they say?
I love the storage drawers in this collection that pull out under each seat on the sofa, chair, and even the ottoman. Perfect for storing the cushions in the winter months.
And to make you happy, each wicker furniture piece is sold individually, allowing you to pick and choose the pieces you want without being committed to an entire set.
We ordered and received the Lancaster sofa, chair, and chair with ottoman.
After waiting months (due only to the routine pandemic delays) for this all-weather wicker furniture to arrive, it was delivered on a snowy, sleety, and rainy morning in typical “Vermont Mud Season” style!
The timing was actually perfect though, as now we can take this time to get it all ready for when spring officially arrives after our 5th season called “Mud Season”.
What is Mud Season?
Mud season is the name given to the period between winter’s end (late March) and spring’s start (May) when unpaved roads, dirt paths, and hiking trails become a muddy mess from melting snow and spring rains. Source: Farmer’s Almanac
How to Decorate a Welcoming Front Porch
The next day we had a bit of a break in the weather so I was able to unpack and set up the wicker furniture to share with you here today.
Both loved ones and friends will always embrace your personal decor touches, after all, that’s what makes for an inviting and cozy home.
And in my case, it’s adding vintage treasures that I have found out and about while “Thrifting with the Gals“.
My goal now is to find and add more wooden antique or vintage side tables like this one, as well as a coffee table that will fit nicely into this collection here on our front porch.
This is a unique vintage wicker table that I found in Maine this past fall.
The top is removable and can be used as a serving tray.
I thought it would be super cute with this collection and perfect for entertaining over the summer.
Notice how it has a green trim around it, matching the wicker set, and the top has a floral pattern painted onto it as well.
I once had a friend tell me that they “loved visiting me, as everything about my home was such a reflection of myself”.
Wow, what a beautiful compliment to receive.
And that is truly what makes for an inviting home.
Family and friends love you and they want to see that you are comfortable and happy when they visit.
Whether it’s a vintage side table, an antique pitcher with tulips, collected vintage dishwares, or thrifted drinking glasses, these things that you love, your guests will rejoice in too.
And what about those white cushions you ask?
My plan right now is to find traditional blue and white patterned material to have custom covers made for the cushions, keeping the white covers for special occasions.
I’ll also cover the white cushions with quilts and blankets, for now, to protect them from the elements, and from Ella, our Bernese Mountain Dog.
Lancaster does sell other colors of cushion covers, but they are in addition to these standard pillows.
So I decided I would make my own, which will be more affordable and allows me the choice of my own colors and patterns.
You may also appreciate the post, How to Paint Wicker Furniture Shabby Chic Style.
Don’t Be Afraid of White
I embrace white and I have a Bernese Mountain Dog, who thinks she’s a lap dog!
Don’t be afraid of it.
White can be washed in the washing machine and covered easily with blankets or quilts too.
I’m a firm believer in a cozy lived-in look.
Take your shoes off or keep them on, I’m fine with whatever makes you comfortable.
And there are certain to be a few dog hairs around here too.
But this is what makes for a welcoming home and front porch am I, right?
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You may appreciate How to Refinish a Wood Table in Less Than 1 Hour on this wallpaper table I refinished for this porch too!
I hope you’ll join me here next time,
- When I have found that just-right vintage coffee table and side tables.
- Spring is in full bloom!
- And we can sit on a warm day together in wicker furniture and enjoy iced tea and the view!
But for now, I’m going to head back inside to get cozy and warm up my fading tulips…
See this porch decorated now after a spring vintage haul on the post, Cozy Antique Spring Porch Ideas.
You may also enjoy these Scandinavian Spring Homes When Less is More.
I’m so glad you dropped by, and if you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoyed your visit with us here today at our Home in Vermont.
Be sure to also check out our Home in Coastal Maine where we spend summers and weekends when we are craving a walk on the beach or a visit with old friends.
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Celebrating Spring 2022 Tour
Next up on today’s Celebrating Spring Tour is Lindsay over at Aratari at Home. Lindsay is on a mission to detoxify her home and is a mother of small children, creating a home in the Rochester, New York area. And you are going to love her beautiful spring-styled kitchen shelves! Oh and she’s Italian sharing her favorite family recipes too.
Join the Other Talented Bloggers Joining me Here Today too:
Sand Dollar Lane // Postcards From The Ridge // Worthing Court // The Tattered Pew // Noting Grace
2 Bees in a Pod // DIY Beautify // Cottage in the Mitten // Southern Home and Hospitality
Sonya Burgess // Thistlekey Lane // Dabbling and Decorating // Aratari at Home
Songbird // Southern Crush Home // Simply 2 Moms // Our Crafty Mom
Zucchini Sisters // Amy Sadler Designs // Bluesky at Home // My Family Thyme
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Leen Curinga says
That porch is gorgeous! I love how well your vintage table coordinates with the new furniture, like it was meant to be.
Enjoying that view from your beautiful porch sounds like a perfect evening. Once it warms up, of course!
I’m so glad you’re part of this tour, friend!
Thanks so much Leen🙌🏻
Vicki and Jenn 2 Bees in a Pod says
Ann – your porch is gorgeous…and the mountain view is stunning! We love your new furniture and can see you enjoying it so much! Hopefully spring weather will arrive soon!
Thank you so much🙏🏻
Oh, Ann. It is just beautiful. I wish we had a front porch like this to enjoy. I’d love to feature your porch on my weekly round-up this Saturday.
Thank you so much, Jen! I would love that so much. Thank you!
Your porch is perfect and I love your wicker furniture!
Thanks so much Rachel🙏
Melanie Ferguson says
Oh my goodness! That wicker furniture is to die for and so it your view! I believe the only thing better is your precious doggie! This makes me want to get busy creating my very own outdoor space for spring! Thank you for sharing!
I’m so glad you like it🌷🙏
Kim Waldorf says
Your new furniture is so pretty! You have the prettiest views no matter what the season! Thanks for always sharing your beautiful home. So nice to tour with you this week, Ann!
Thank you Kim🌷🌷
Michelle | Thistle Key Lane says
Oh I would love sit here and soak in those mountain views! I can’t imagine a better color for your new wicker furniture than green, and look how gorgeous it is with your table. Love your table styling with the pretty tulips and dishes. Pinning your lovely inspiration!
Thanks so much Michelle🌷🌷
Anne from Simply2Moms says
Love how you decorated your front porch, Ann! I’m completely with you about the dark green wicker… I just need to get my hubby on board! LOL You’ve got such a gorgeous view too. Happy Spring!
Thank you so much Anne💚💚
Kate | Southern Home and Hospitality says
Wow….the view from your porch is gorgeous!! I can see why it made you buy the home. The color of the new wicker furniture is just perfect. I’d love to see more pictures when everything greens up and you have some springlike weather. Happy to be on the tour with you!
Thank you so much Kate🌷🌷
Your porch is so pretty Ann but wow, that view is stunning! I’m sure you’re itching to be able to spend time out there in your new chairs! Hope Spring visits you soon xx
Thanks kindly Cindy🙌🏻
Kelly Radcliff says
Ann I love your porch and the green wicker furniture you chose it cozy and beautiful…and your view is stunning. It was made for your space! Praying it warms up for you soon!
Thank you so much Kelly💚
That porch with that view! Wow, what a delight. I love the vintage touches you added among your new porch furniture. It all looks beautiful and blends in perfectly with that great outdoors.
Thank you so much Marianne💚
Your porch is beautiful. That pitcher has me swooning!
Thankbyou so much Cindy🙌🏻
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Debbie, I’m so jealous because we don’t have a front porch. Your views are also spectacular. The porch furniture you chose is perfect for your setting. I love Ballard, too. The small round vintage table will be wonderful for holding plants and a glass of iced tea. Enjoy your porch when it stops snowing.
Thank you so much Carol💙💙💙
Ann you have the most beautiful view there and those green chairs on your porch are the perfect touch even if there is snow on the ground. I know you enjoy your space year round. Happy touring with you and hope Spring comes soon.
Thank you kindly Sonya😃
Kathy Munday says
Ohhhhhhh….. I can see why so many responded to this post !!! Your porch is STUNNING!!! The storage under the chairs is brilliant and when you mention the details, the tulips in the wicker “vase” is beyond beautiful! Precious Ella brings all the comfort to life. Here on Cape Cod, wicker is very popular and our front porch wicker has been white for years. Sooooo many wonderful ideas to make ours more inviting. Snow or not, Spring is in the air and the new ideas bring “warmth” right now!!! This is one of my favorite posts!!!!
Wow thank you so much Kathy. Spring is definitely in the air🌷🌷
Your porch is absolutely gorgeous, my friend. I love your wicker furniture. happy Mud Season. Hugs to you.
Thank you so much Renae. It’s mud season alright😂😂
Wow I can see why you chose a home with such wonderful views. Green is a favorite color of mine and this collection looks so vintage in that color. The drawers for cushion storage is absolutely brilliant. Your butlers tray table is perfection.
Thank you so much Pamela. I’m so glad you enjoyed it all 💚💚💚
Ann, your spring porch looks so inviting, and the view is breathtaking! I love the new green wicker patio set. It looks amazing with your stained wooden floors. The vintage wicker side table pairs so well with the new green wicker, just like they were made for each other! The overhead shots of the tulips in the wicker vase is so lovely. It was nice to join you on the tour. Pinned 🙂
What a nice thing to say Rebecca. Thank you so much😘
Kim | Shiplap and Shells says
Your porch is so beautiful Ann. I love wicker furniture so much and yours is beautiful!
Jennifer Fancher says
Even in the cold, I would love to have this space to cuddle up with Ella and enjoy! Your furniture is gorgeous and styled so beautifully!
Thank you so much, Jennifer!
Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge says
I adore all of your green wicker and your porch is amazing. I’d sit there all the time and stare at that view.
Thanks kindly Angie🙌🏻