I always do some decorating outside, at least on the porches. This year was not very cold for it, which I thought was wonderful! I’m not one of the people wishing for snow and asking where winter is! I know you are shocked
My old wooden electrical spool on the front porch got a new bouquet in the old sap bucket. I added fresh holly and my dried Hydrangea to the sticks from fall. The wire crown is from an ivy plant that was shaped around the crown. Alas, the ivy didn’t survive but I kept the crown form.
This sheep’s normal spot of repose is right beside the front door, but I moved him for the season. He is quite fond of his holly adorning his neck!
Front Door. With the front porch chairs and spool reflected in the glass
I bought the wreath from a friend’s daughter who was selling them for cheerleader fundraising. It came with 3 pinecones and a red ribbon. I took all that off and hot glued some fresh holly into the wreath and hung it with some gold seam binding. To hang my wreaths I had my hubby put a screw in the top edge of the door years ago. I make a hole in whatever ribbon I decide to use, take the screw out of the door and put it back in through the ribbon. Works like a charm and eliminates the need for a wreath hanger. I don’t care for wreath hangers.
My kitchen porch got the jingle bell wreath this year and a pair of old skates that I got at a garage sale this year. The metal sign my sister gave me for Christmas a few years ago.
My large concrete sheep got a holly treatment too. I think he looks so cute and he seems to like it as much as the sheep on the porch
And just for fun here is our house. We are nearing the end of our remodel of the inside. Hopefully in a couple more years we will be ready to redo the porches and get some siding put on. We would like to redo the front porch roofline and go with a metal roof. Not sure that will happen but dreaming can’t hurt! Eventually I’d like to find a spot elsewhere for the grill too – somehow it’s never been my idea of porch decor.
Do you decorate outside? I want lights on the house too, but have yet to talk my hubby into putting them up!
Sew a Fine Seam