Simple rustic decor is what I’m going for outside this year. The wreaths on the windows and the swag on the door is all I’ll be doing outside. Oh and I did add red and white pillows to the furniture and tiny white lights to the boxwoods in the barrels but I’ll have to show you that at night. Cabins are supposed to be rustic right? So I said to myself, why go to a lot of work just make it simple.
Don’t tell hubby but while he was away I took the screen out of our bedroom window, top left, crawled out on the roof with my cordless drill, c-hooks, my wreaths and some ribbon and added the wreaths to the top story windows. I was hoping I didn’t take a spill, I’m a klutz you know, hubby wouldn’t have been too happy about me doing it without someone home but when I have my mind made up about doing something I just do it and hope for the best. Luckily no tumble off the roof, so all is well.
I did the same thing on the porch adding wreaths hanging off ivory ribbon. I’m not much of a red fan at Christmas but I think next year I will have to rethink my ribbon color, the ivory just doesn’t give it the pop I was looking for but I wasn’t about to press my luck and crawl out on the roof again just to change the ribbon color. An after thought was I should have waited until someone was home so I could stand back and take a look, but there’s always another year and I can try a new color next time.
For the window wreaths I purchased the simple inexpensive ones from Hobby Lobby, waited until they were 50% off, and paid less than $5 each. I’ll store them in the basement and use them next year again. I did buy fancier, rustic wreaths for each door because I liked the added pine cones and 3 different evergreens, but like the others they can be reused.
It happened to be bright and sunny the day I was doing photos. The sky was a magnificent blue with big puffy skies (see the reflection in the windows?), but since then all we have had is dark and dreary days. That’s how it goes most days here in Michigan during the winter months that’s one of the reasons I like the snow, it brightens up the day.
I’m not sure if you noticed I have a new door color now too. I changed it to match another project we’ll be doing on the porch soon once hubby has some time off from work. The projects never seem to end, but after 6 years the house if finally getting all the finishing touches.