After a delayed start and some speed bumps along the way in the form of burned out lights and sad looking trees, I’m proclaiming my Christmas decorating done!
This week, I’ll be sharing my decorated home with you.
We’ll start on the front porch.
I went traditional in my color choices – red and green with a little natural, vintage and rustic thrown in.
An old wooden sled is adorned with a simple wreath and bow and a red metal B — our monogram.
As you step up to our front door, you’re greeted by two lighted trees decorated with simple glass ornaments filled with paper and Epsom salt and bits of nature.
Some are frosted with Epsom salts. We made these last Christmas eve.
What fun. What a mess.
I think I may add some red bows to them to make them pop on the trees. What do you think?
I kept things fairly simple on the porch.
This lantern is filled with silver ornaments and adorned with a simple red bow.
I’ve shown you my evergreen and antlers Christmas wreath before. But it’s one of my favorite porch elements, so I have to show you again. Love that jute ribbon!
My Sit a Spell chair got a Christmas makeover thanks to this charming arrangement my neighbor’s mother made for me. I love how she incorporated a rusty old garden tool in the arrangement.
Don’t forget to look over you shoulder at the side porch.
It’s quite an inviting space, I think. I love how the green antique tool box and the red snowflake pillows pop off my gray chevron rug that was a One Kings Lane find.
And those pillows were a Target purchase, part of my beloved Threshold line.
And later this week, I’ll be opening the front door and inviting you inside.
Before you go, two quick things I want to mention.
I was snapping away taking pretty photos of my porch, when I realized someone had played a trick on me.
I screamed, not because I thought it was real. Six-year-olds aren’t that sly.
Nope, I screamed because I realized I was going to have to shoot everything again!
Finally, tomorrow, don’t forget to stop by for the Better Late Than Never Christmas Inspirations Linky party. It opens Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. EST. I can’t wait to learn more about your holiday recipes, decor, traditions, crafts and inspirations.
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