Holiday/Winter Porch

Holiday/Winter Porch

Our Christmas/Winter Porch was a little different than in years past.  Due to the fact we weren’t home much during the season, I wanted to keep things simple and decorations to a minimum so you couldn’t tell if we were home or not.

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It worked well since we didn’t return home until January 6th!  I still haven’t taken anything down.  It has more of a “winter” feel so I’m not rushing.  I love the amount of stress it takes off me!! I don’t have to worry about it until February and still be ok!!

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The wreaths on my doors are the same burlap wreaths I used during Fall.  I just removed the harvest colors and added a winder swag that I tucked inside the burlap.

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The two plastic silver ornaments hanging from the bottom of the wreaths have been removed but the wreaths will stay up a little longer (until I get time to change them!)!!

The rest of the porch took on the same wintery feel……

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The black and white ticking pillow covers came back out and I added some small pillow covers I made with this awesome black/gold/silver trees fabric!
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Finally I created some pillow covers for the rockers!

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These were the easiest project ever!!!!

I bought some burlap pillow covers from Hobby Lobby along with a stencil of snow flakes and a new sharpie pen!

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Then I just randomly placed the stencil on the pillow cover and colored in the lines!!

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Then inserted my pillow forms and set them on the porch!!

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Instead of putting up my christmas tree this year, I decided to place a fern between the rockers and added some mini lights!  Perfect for a holiday/winter scene without having to change after the holidays!

There ya have it!

My Winter Porch!!!

I know I’ve been missing for quite awhile and I apologize.  I’ve taken on a new job managing the Thrift Shop I so enjoyed volunteering at and it takes up quite a bit of my time.  Posts may be few and far between but I’ll always be here!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous New Year!

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Winter Porch

Winter Porch

I finally finished my Winter Porch…….

…..will probably tweak it next week for Valentine’s Day!!

:)

Like many others, I’m beginning to embrace the feeling of barrenness after the holidays and decided to keep it that way on the porch

I found some simple green fabric with tiny white flowers and created some pillows!

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I really like the green against the black and white!

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I found this beautiful pine cone fabric….

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It’s hard to tell in the pictures, but the pinecones are traced in gold….

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Finished off my fresh cedar door swags with a couple of simple bows!

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Also added a simple throw to the swing!!!

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Just right for winter, I think!

Today, I heard the birds chirping……

a sure sign that spring is just around the corner!!

:)

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Until next time……..

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