Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Christmas Porch...

Hi friends - I'm sure everyone is having loads of fun decorating for Christmas - hope it is turning out just as you had planned.  I wanted to share some pictures of my "previous" Christmas porch - this was two years ago at our old home.  These pictures are just to remind you not to forget your "outside" room.  We enjoyed our screened in porch a great deal - even when it was a bit chilly outside.  Needless to say - it was pretty much the main entrance of our home - so that is why I always tried a bit harder to keep it decorated.  Now, I'll have to say - my style has changed a lot in the last two years - I have a much more "simple" look now than before - but I still loved it - and it was a great way to say "Welcome to our home".
 
Here we go...
lots of aqua, red and silver...

 
..."icey" snowflakes from the Dollar Tree...
 

...a lil' tree in a box decorated with fresh greens and some "left over" ornaments...
 

...another tree tucked in a rustic sleigh...
 

...watering cans all lined up - each of these a gift from my sweet papaw...
 
 
 ...burlap tied over the benches made from an old bed - handcrafted by my other precious grandfather...  Be sure to nestle in fresh greens along with some pretty ribbon...
 

...my window basket filled with greens, ornaments, ribbon and a homemade "winter" banner...



 


...those Christmas pillows were made by my grannie Cleo many years ago - I can never seem to part with them...

 
 ...Don't forget to use old soil from your plantings this year as a base to hold fresh greenery, ribbon and pinecones...





Have fun decorating your porch - remember - it's the first and sometimes only impression someone will get of your home.  Make sure it always says "Welcome friends".
 
Merry Christmas!

3 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Oh- So very pretty, Cathy! I just love it all. I also love seeing your kitchen in the header. It is just beautiful. Happy pre-Christmas! xo Diana

Stacey said...

Cathy, your porch definitely welcomes everyone. I love that we are looking at the porch but it looks like there's snow out there. :)

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

You have such a way of display. I just truly love to see what you are up to.