Southern Frugal Friday on the Porch

Submitted by Christi

To wrap up a week on the porch, here are some ideas of things to look for at garage sales and flea market for your porch. I’m sure many of you have fabulous ideas you could add for inspiration. Here is what I came up with:


Old chairs

Knock out the seat, add a favorite plant and presto!



Punch a few holes, add plants and hang them anywhere.

Bird Cages

Bird Cages

For plants, and lots of other things.

And, some other ideas:

old candle holders which you could paint any color for your porch.

Old lamps that you could remake into a candle stick.

Old trays, you could repaint.

Anything you can use for a plant container.



Bird Houses

I could stay all day thinking of more ideas. What do you think?

Today’s Lagniappe: Angel Biscuits
Biscuits that are as light as an angels wing.

1 pkg. active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup cake flour
1 tablespoon powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
1 cup shortening
1 3/4 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Sprinkle the yeast over warm water and sugar, and allow to stand 5 minutes. Add buttermilk. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients thoroughly. Cut in shortening.

Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and slowly pour in the buttermilk mixture. Pat dough together and knead gently 10 times.

Do not overmix or the biscuits will be tough.

Roll out to 1/2 inch or 3/4 inch thickness. Cut out circles.

Place on greased cookie sheets with biscuits just touching each other, closely spaced.

Brush with a small circle of melted butter.

Bake at 400 degrees F for 11-12 minutes or until lightly golden.

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2 Responses to “Southern Frugal Friday on the Porch”

  1. Renae Says:

    What great finds to look out for! Ooooh and I love angel biscuits!
    Thanks for visiting me!

  2. Missy Says:

    What wonderful ideas!

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