Welcome to the side porch of the cabin, this is the common folk entrance, that leads into our kitchen. I managed to put the garland up on a weekend when we had a rare 50 degree day. No chance of that again for quite some time. I purchased some tiny hook screws and that’s whats holding the garland up, I like just the greenery but found some burlap ribbon in my goodie bag so I decided to incorporate it with the garland. With the cabin being so dark it help give it a little color. I also hung my Natural Element Wreath that I made a few weeks ago. One thing I hate about Michigan is we always have to have an ugly screen door and it takes away from the look I like of a wreath on the door but when we seldom turn on the air conditioner the screens serve their purpose in the summer.
I also added a little winter decor to my whiskey barrel. I took a walk on the property and gathered pine branch clippings, red twigs, grapevine and pinecones, I used the grapevine like a flower frog I first wrapped it in a circular shape around the cedar tree and fed the pine branches in amongst it. Next stabbed a few red twigs into the barrel and my Gram worked hard attaching several pinecones to sticks for me to add to the look. For those of you who don’t remember my Gram is 95 years young and likes to help with my blog she takes care of tasks that I don’t have time for (by the way she is blind) but still manages to sew and do other crafts for me. She worked hard with the hot glue gun for this project.
It really looks like Christmas around my place, now if we would just get a ton of snow I would be happy. It’s not Christmas in Michigan with no snow.
Here’s Grama Red, bet you can’t guess why my kids call her “Red”, can you believe she’s 95? And here’s another amazing thing…..she works out at the gym 3 days a week. She’s quite a feisty thing, but I think that red hair is a dead giveaway of her personality. She says she came into the world with red hair and she’s going out with red hair. We get quite a kick out of her. Thanks for all your hard work Gram <3.