outdoor christmas decor: the front porch

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When it comes to decorating, I give myself a few criteria:  keep it simple, keep it inexpensive, and keep it natural.

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I really wanted to go to the local Christmas tree farm and buy real garland and wreaths for the front porch, but vision gave way to reality, and  I reluctantly pulled out the fake stuff from the big, plastic bins in the garage.

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But, I was determined to get that natural look.  So, I decided to go on a little nature walk to see what I could find.

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You just can’t go wrong with nature.  It makes a blue, plastic watering can look like charming, cottage, Christmas decor.

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Fresh pine boughs and boxwood cuttings bring life and fullness to an otherwise flimsy, fake wreath.

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It’s no wonder that I am so comforted by nature.  The outdoors is like a great big cozy blanket.

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I’m so fortunate to have a cozy, front porch to sit out and enjoy the surrounding beauty; especially for the holidays.

See you in class,

Mrs. Hines

 

Comments

  1. Very pretty! Adding the extra greenery made all the difference.

  2. It looks lovely. And what a pretty porch to decorate :) Merry Christmas to you Sharon!!

  3. What a warm and inviting porch you have. I would come hang with ya!

  4. It looks beautiful, Sharon!

  5. Come on, Debbie! You’re welcome anytime. ;)

  6. Merry Christmas to you, too, sweet Shannon.

  7. Thank you, Anne. I’m so glad I have the greenery available just outside my front door.

  8. I’m glad you like it, Pat. Thank you.

  9. I love it all Sharon!

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