From Our Front Door to Yours...

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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  1. Your Christmas porch is gorgeous Barbara. Every inch of it warms my heart :)


  2. Barbara- Your front porch looks beautiful. I really like the sled, too....just the right amount of adornment- It looks lovely! xo Diana

  3. Looks just lovely! I bought real evergreen rope too this year for the first time. I have a sled too on my porch, which reminds me to take some pics and share!

  4. You did a fantastic job. I love everything on the porch, especially the old sled. Did it belong to you or your hubby? And the tomato cage tree is adorable. I have a few cages sitting out back for their long winter's nap....hm, maybe I need to wake them up. xo

  5. Barbara,
    Sitting here with my mouth hanging very unlady like... wide open! Such an inviting porch! You home is just as lovey as you are! It really makes me wish that we lived closer, oh the fun we could have creating together! You are a joy!
    dee dee

  6. Of course I love it..I have two sleds..one has a lot of writing on it,,don't want to paint over it, but I don't know about the other..this is a great idea and I have the perfect place to put them..thanks for sharing your wonderful porch.

  7. So pretty, Barbara! What a lovely and warm welcome for your guests!


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