Thursday, March 13, 2008

Friday Show and Tell

Good Morning. Welcome once again to Show and Tell Friday hosted by Kelli.
Over on the side bar is her cute button. Click on it and go check out the other Show and Tell's too. It is always fun.
My Show and tell is a little different today. Usually we all show things like collections or treasures. My Show and Tell today is more of an embarrasment to me than something I enjoy or am proud of. This is my front porch.

In these photo's it happens to be dry. But when it rains the porch fills with water. There are no gutters on the house. Hopefully you'll notice my attempt and decorating it with the rug and the bunny stepping stone.
But I need help. So here's the challenge to all you decorators out there. I need some no cost ideas to spruce this up. The area is too narrow for a chair. The window is to low for a planter box. The area gets too wet for much in the way of flowerbeds. Although at one time I did have monkey grass and some annuals but there isn't money in the budget for annuals.
My husband said it looks like Munsters house. So please help me with some ideas!
I know it does look pretty bad. But Daisy is waiting at the door to invite you in. And once inside you are greeted with some of the things I love. And here is one just in time for Easter.

Please leave me a comment and an idea for decorating. And come back tomorrow and I'll introduce you Rhett Butler.


Anonymous said...

Hmm...I have to think about this one a bit.
Your bunny is so cute.

Gattina said...

The same as Judy for me, just like that nothing comes into my mind.

Barbara H. said...

I wonder if there is some way to allow for some drainage? I don't know how -- maybe drilling some holes the the lowest bricks on the end of the wall?

Other than that, the only thing that comes to mind is to maybe put a small table at the end (probably plastic so it wouldn't get damaged by water), and you could put some potted plants and garden-type stone decorations on it. Or even a wooden pallet on the ground, high enough to keep the top out of the water, that you could cover over with an indoor-outdoor rug and plants and such so that you didn't even notice it was a pallet.

I am thinking something tall would look good in the far corner by the house, like a ficus tree or something.

This would be a lot more involved, but is it possible to tear down that little brick enclosure completely? That would keep the water from getting caught in there plus open up the space more for a chair or a bench.

I imagine if Kelly comes around she'll have some wonderful ideas -- she's a whiz!!

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Lisa said...

what about the larger terra cotta pots lined up in the grass along side of the brick...planted with greenery or some type of bright florals...and on the top of the wall...they sell those hook-on double planters at garden ridge pottery or wal*mart...when filled with plants...each side is counter-weighted...
wow! the porch area fills with could you get the water to drain from that area?