My Christmas Porch 2012

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at my house!

I was a bit absent from Blog World at the end of last week, but it was for good reason…I was busy decorating!  I still have boxes, pine needles, and clutter everywhere but I’m making progress.  I wanted to give you a little sneak peak into my decor…starting with my front porch.  My decor is similar to last year but with my new porch, it looks so much better.

Decorated Winter Porch

Anywhoo, bear with me and all the pics. We got a few inches of snow and I love the look with the fresh snow but then I decided to add the burlap (which is my new theme throughout the house too) and so I have more pics as the snow was melting.

The sled in the above picture was a curbside find.  You can read about that here.



The chair, toolbox, lantern, bucket, and saw were all either ReStore or garage sale finds.



Don’t forget to think outside the box when decorating, being sure to use things you have lying around your house and garage.

Also, use greenery or branches you may have in your yard or find a neighbor or friend that is willing to share.  Fresh greenery adds much!



I hope as you are preparing your home for the holidays, that you continue to be careful with your finances.  Remember a warm, cozy, well decorated home does not have to be expensive.
 
Blessings,

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Comments

  1. REALLY like what you did!! Gave me some good ideas, can’t wait to go “shopping” in my house, shed and around. Hope I find goodies and can make them look as good as you did yours.

  2. It looks really pretty Carries. When i see these posts I get jealous, I want snow :)

  3. Wanna come do my porch????

  4. Sooooo cute!!!!! :)

  5. love it all, esp the garland!

  6. It looks beautiful!

  7. I love your decor. My front door is a patio door so it is a bit of a challanage. But I have 3 milk cans and flower pot. The deck is pretty big so I should have enough room.

  8. very pretty Carrie, you did a great job as usual!
    The garland looks so nice around the door and the sled could not be cuter.
    merry Christmas

  9. Super pretty porch! Take care, Laura

  10. I LOVE your porch! The greenery around the door is so full and the burlap bows are just lovely. I’m kind of trying to do the same around here, adding burlap/rustic touches, though my husband is fighting it ;-) The whole picture is just perfect!

  11. Looks great! I love the greenery around the door. Very welcoming:)
    ~Heather

  12. I love it! Gorgeous red door and the greenery is lovely. I especially love the box and contents. Thanks for the ideas! Blessings!

  13. I love how rustic and festive it is! So pretty and lucky you to have some snow.

  14. So pretty! I love the idea of using the fresh greenery around the door – it must smell amazing when you enter!

  15. Carrie,
    Love this look with all the fresh greens. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy all that snow.

    Blessings,
    Linda

  16. Love you front door decor. I really like the burlap bows. So nice.
    Thanks for sharing. Looks so nice with a dusting of snow.

  17. Very pretty decorating! I too try to use what I already have in order to decorate. The challange of that I find rather fun.

  18. I just love your rustic and welcoming entryway! You did a great job getting dressed up for the holidays:) If you have a sec this weekend, I would love for you to share at Get Schooled Saturday! http://too-much-time.com/2012/11/get-schooled-saturday-50.html
    xxx
    Kim @ Too Much Time On My Hands

  19. Very pretty!
    Love the garland around the door!

  20. Gorgeous porch!!
    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/unique-ideas-for-christmas/
    Have a great rest of the weekend.

  21. How very welcoming!

  22. I wish we had snow! Your decorations are wonderful!

    Stopping by from the Craftastic Monday Link Party!

    Shelley
    http://www.piggyinpolkadots.blogspot.com

  23. LOOOVE the fresh greenery with the burlap bows! Need to find me a friend who wants to share some. :)
    Kelly

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