In past years I've minimally decorated our front porch, typically with a wreath on the door and one over the wood ring. This year for some reason I felt inspired to do a little bit more.
I made the topiary with a tomato cage and an old container which landed in our yard courtesy of Super Storm Sandy. I originally had lemons on it but switched to apples so to stick with my red and green theme. The burlap ribbon also became a little droopy, I realized that when I went to get the link for my tomato cage topiary post. But hey I am keeping it real here folks!!! If I have the chance I may make a new one, key phrase being "If I have the chance." To see how the topiary was made click here.
I thought about painting this sled green after seeing a picture of a green sled in Victoria magazine, but I couldn't bring myself to do it...maybe next year. However I did want to put something on it to dress it up a little and I did not want to add another bow to the porch. Then I came upon a post from Michelle over at the beautiful blog Sweet Something Designs that was the perfect solution as to how to adorn my sled. Following Michelle's tutorial, I wired together a few sticks from our backyard, then I went ahead and wired some fresh pine and pine cones along with a couple of sprigs of faux holly. The whole thing was then wired to the sled. See...no ribbon! To see Michelle's stunning Christmas porch post click here.
I think the front porch has a bit of a woodsy feel to it. I was going for an Eddie Bauer or LL Bean look...how do you think I did?
I have the lights around the door now all I need to do is wait for Mr. Rosemary Lane to hook up the outside house lights!
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