Welcome to my 2014 Christmas porch! With the inside of the house completely decorated and festively dressed, I wanted to make sure the front porch was equally as ready to receive holiday guests this season.
I brought this fresh greenery all the way home from the cabin. I found it at one of those out of the way places where the shopkeepers are friendly and so excited to share their passions with customers. I bought more than just this door garland from the owner but I’ll have to keep that a secret until after the Christmas presents have been opened.
These galvanized wash bins usually see a lot of action during the spring and summer. I love the way they almost look like a tree stacked on top of each other.
I look forward to snuggling up on a chilly night with lots of warm blankets. This vintage bike basket is the perfect storage container. My Mom found the chippy box underneath the bike basket for me. Yea, she’s amazing.
It’s way to warm in Florida to ice skate but there’s just something about white ice skates that keep me dreaming of a white Christmas. I bought the garland several years ago at Michaels at an after Christmas sale.
This matching wreath was on sale too.
This little lady is ready to party. I made the pillows from flour sack towels, transfers and fabric pens. I’ll show you how to on Friday. They’re an easy afternoon project to make as gifts for teachers, neighbors or friends.
I found all of the plaid fabric on the porch at different thrift stores. It’s an inexpensive way to get a cozy look without spending a lot of money.
One thing I really appreciate about this porch is how much room it has. I broke it up into zones this past fall and it has made a huge difference in the amount of time we spend out there.
Each spot feels like a little nook.
I found this International Book of Christmas Carols last year. This song Lieb Nachtigall, Wach Auf (Dear Nightingale, Awake) is an nod to my Dad. He gave us an early Christmas gift when he found my Mom’s treasured bubble lights. After multiple moves with the military, the lights had been missing for several years. We actually thought they were gone for good but he was going through an old box late last month and found them again. My Mom was so excited. I wish you could have seen her face. It was pure joy.
Thanks for touring my Christmas porch. See you back here on Wednesday for a tablescape perfect for the littles this holiday.