Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas on the porch

Today I'll share my outdoor decorations with you. We're blessed to have both a front porch and a back porch, and they're both now dressed for Christmas.

First, Christmas at the front door:

The "outdoor living room" to the right:

The side entry has a pine cone wreath made for me 15 years ago by a dear friend in Michigan:

I added felt snowflakes to the back side of my autumn leaf pillows to make them ready for Christmas.

On the back of the house, two stories in the air, is our screened porch.

Lanterns sport festive bows:

I hung a trio of stars between the lanterns:

The eating table is decorated very simply:

The seating area gets a few Christmasy additions--a Christmas plate and tiny trees.

Here, also, I've made a pillow do double duty. I free-handed "joy to the world" in black Sharpie on the back side of my "give thanks" pillow. (Tutorial for that pillow here.)

The North Carolina weather is often mild enough to sit on the porch even in December--I wish you could join me here for a cup of homemade cocoa!

I'm joining the Blogger Block Party with Heather and Vanessa At the Picket Fence. You'll find lots of inspiration for doors and porches there!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, both are stunning. I love your front porch living room, it is gorgeous and the screened porch is fabulous. How fortunate to have such beautiful spaces and you have them decorated so beautifully. Hugs, marty

Joan said...

Beautiful decorating! I always enjoy visiting your blog. I love your reversible snowflake pillow. Great idea! Happy Holidays!

Linda said...

Love everything! So Christmas~y!

J.Shindoll said...

It's all beautiful and so inspiring. Do you have a tutorial for the red felt snowflake (on the pillow)? I love it! Thanks so much for sharing.

Bella Michelle said...

So wonderful and welcoming! I do love your ribbon runner on the table on your screened porch. What a great idea!!!

sabrymagic said...

Hello dear .... it's all so ballissimo
I love the porch ....
I also like the pillow
Have a nice weekend

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh, I SO wish I could come over for a cup of coffee or cocoa! :-) I love absolutely everything about your Christmas porches and especially liked the bows on the lights and how you have made your pillows dual purpose. It is all just beautiful Richella and I'm so honored you would share it at the Doors and Porches party!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Your home looks amazing! So Christmasey! I love it all. Wish I could be there to see it in person. :}
Love you!

Anonymous said...

Oh do I LOVE your porch! Calling it a porch just doesn't give it justice! I always love seeing what changes you've made to it! BEAUTIFUL! (Hope you're son's healing o.k.!)

Miss Janice said...

Over from "Front Porch Ideas"...your porches are beautiful. I love the lanterns!

Kathy Olson said...

I've been yearning for cooler temps and some holiday fun, so I got my fix looking at your home decorated for Christmas (right now in July!) It is so beautiful and I love your porches. It is all so lovely:)

Kathy Olson said...

I've been yearning for cooler temps and some holiday fun (right now in July) so I got my fix looking at your home decked out for the holidays. I love both your porches so much. It is just lovely!

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