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


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After 17 years in an elementary classroom, Mrs. Hines retired from teaching to pursue her passions: decorating, writing and homemaking. While her formal education is in teaching, she discovered her talent for design at a young age and is a self-taught decorator. Mrs. Hines' DIY spirit has earned her appearances on the show Deals which airs on the Live Well Network. She continues to teach and inspire on her popular Lifestyle blog, Mrs. Hines' Class. Homemaking is Mrs. Hines' first love. So, when she isn't decorating or writing, you can find her at home watching television with Mr. Hines or trying to keep up with her teenaged daughter.

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  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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