The weather is bitter cold here in Michigan but I did manage to get out and do a little porch decorating and the theme this year is jewel tone colors. The porch is a great spot to reuse those ornaments you no longer use on your family tree in the house. I think guest like to see a festive porch greet them when they arrive. We have 3 porches on our log home and this is the smallest of them, it’s also the entrance we use everyday making it on my priority list to decorate first. Since there are only men in my house it will probably go unnoticed.
I pulled my el-cheepo fake tree up from the basement and stuffed it into a galvanized tub draped with burlap, talk about easy-peasy! I opted for no lights this year just ornaments in beautiful jewel tones. With the color of our logs being so dark the bright ornaments sure make it look festive. The old rocking chair resides on the porch year round and always has a seasonal pillow on it, many of times I have to chase down the pillow if the winds are high, I have even found it floating in the pond from time to time.
A few pine branches and ornament fill the wire baskets and some mason jar candles to top it all off. I have certainly kept to my no-buy, natural element, easy decorating theme this year, so far not a single item has been purchased I forged the property and basement for all my decor. I’m not a person who likes clutter or things that have to be stored so this is working out just perfect for me and after the holidays I plan on downsizing even more.
The simple country life is for me and a no stress Christmas is a must.
Christmas Tree Gift Tag Printable
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Below you will find the other bloggers who are also bringing you their Christmas Porch all decked out, don’t forget to stop in and get a little inspiration.