Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas on the Porch


I have been dragging the Christmas bins and boxes from here to there, carrying countless ornaments, garland and bows up the stairs, from the basement and placing all my favorite Christmas decorations in just the right spot. There is still a lot to do, but it has been fun and I am definitely in the Christmas spirit. I will share my decorations a little at a time, but I first I want to show just a little corner of my front porch.

I saw this on Pinterest and decided to adapt it for a tabletop display. Using a basket I already owned, I filled it to the top with pinecones, greenery with berries and red and white Christmas ornaments. The addition of a burlap bow adds a rustic and welcoming touch.

This sweet birdhouse is a new find and I love everything about it, from the bright red color, to the snow on the roof. This tabletop display will welcome guests to my home this holiday season, along with the beautiful outdoor lights my husband has been working so hard on. Over the next few weeks, I can't wait to show you more of the Christmas touches I am making to my home.

Happy Tuesday!

{Linking with these friends}

Lori Ann's Food and Fam

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Between Naps on the Porch

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The Dedicated House

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  1. Gorgeous! I love how Pinterest is so inspiring! Have a wonderful time decking the halls!

  2. Happy Tuesday to you! Love seeing all of your decorations, can't wait to see what's next:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  3. Cute! Thanks for sharing :}
    Love reading about your Thanksgiving as well :)

  4. Very pretty, I love the touch of snow on the roof.


  5. The little bird house is so cute! I have a giveaway going for some sweet, hand knit, fuzzy Christmas trees that would look cute in that basket. Check it out when you have a moment!

  6. Love that little corner of Christmas! I need to start getting my stuff out too and get busy! Ann

  7. Lovely ideas...that birdhouse is so cute:) Have a good week!

  8. The basket is so pretty and I love the bird house. I need to get busy and finish my decorating.

  9. I love the basket, Vicki. I am doing something kind of like it in a dough bowl on my kitchen table. Love the birdhouse too.

  10. What a lovely decoration! I think the addition of the birdhouse is perfect!
    hugs, Linda

  11. So pretty! I love all the things people are making to decorate for Christmas. And I agree with linda - the birdhouse is perfect!

  12. I love your birdhouse! I really have a thing for them! This is SO cute. And your basket is perfect for holidays, it looks so cute filled with greenery and ornaments! :)


  13. I love the birdhouse, however I am in love with the basket of decorations and pine cones so pretty

  14. Little bird houses always make me smile..
    Baskets filled with goodies are perfect for
    Christmas decorating..
    Very nice

  15. Love it! The basket full of Christmas is just so welcoming!

  16. Your basket is lovely, and so is your bright red birdhouse with snow.

  17. I wish I was original, but I am absolutely head over heels for that birdhouse. I might have to make one. Your arrangement is homey and beautiful and I love it all! (From TT&T)

  18. What a lovely way to give your porch the Christmas spirit. Love the little birdhouse too!

  19. Found you through the link up! The basket is VERY cute and the perfect way to add so extra christmas cheer down here in Florida!

  20. Beautiful girl! :) I absolutely love decorating the outside of our house...but we haven't done so yet this year! Maybe this weekend will be our time.

    Thank you for linking up!

  21. that's too funny, b/c that was my inspiration for my flower pots last year. isn't that a great idea! this looks perfect for your porch.

  22. Love the little birdhouse. It adds so much to your decorations.

  23. I love the idea of these decorations on your porch! We live in a safe neighbourhood in SW England but still, sadly they would get stolen. Enjoy your decorating! We have guests this w.e and I have to delay to next w.e - am finding it tough!! Found you through the linky party - pop on over to my blog if you get a mo! J9 x

  24. I love it! my porch is very boring...thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop.

  25. That's a really sweet vignette, Vicki. I adore the birdhouse.

  26. Vicki,
    What a welcome sight. Love the new snowy birdhouse and the polka dot ornaments! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  27. I love these ideas. A big basket of pinecones would be fun for our front porch! Happy holidays!

  28. I really like the simplicity of this as a welcoming for your guests. It is very pretty and happy! Thank you for shating at TTF. Have a great day!

  29. I love your Christmas porch! It looks beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing at It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas party! We are so thrilled to have you join in the fun!!


  30. Fantastic and festive. I still have to finish up my porch. Thanks for sharing with my party.

  31. Visiting from Debbiedoo's. Your basket is really pretty and that red birdhouse is just darling!


  32. Hi there! Saw you over at Debbiedoo's and I love your porch decorations! I am your latest follower. Hope you stop by and check out my blog too! www.mendezmanor.com

  33. SO adorable!! And hope you can link up at my trendy tuesday party http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/12/trendy-tuesday-15.html

  34. I love the birdhouse on your porch! Thanks so much for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays!


  35. Congratulations! You've been featured on HandyMan, CraftyWoman's Wicked Awesome Wednesday! Feel free to stop by the website and pick up your "I've been featured" button!

  36. First time visitor! Cute basket. Feel free to visit me and link your ideas: http://atozebracelebrations.com/2012/12/link-party.html

  37. So pretty! Thank you for joining HSH!

  38. What a sweet corner that is. I am sure your guests will love it.


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