I was in the mood for modern, simple, and unexpected this year. I’m back to my old favorites using blue and green on the front porch instead of traditional red like last year’s poinsettia porch. Here is our porch all decked out for the season in navy and white with some emerald green thrown in for fun.
I moved the outdoor rug and pillows from the rear balcony to the covered front porch where we could enjoy them for a few months more in a different spot. Two white trees in urns and a preserved boxwood wreath on the door complete the scene.
My daughter and I decorated it together this weekend – she enjoys decorating during the holidays as much as I do. After I cleared off all the debris leftover from autumn (and my sad very dead chrysanthemums) out came the white trees and the return of my old spray painted urns. I just love her colorful mod dress! She picked it out all by herself on a shopping trip with her Grandma a few weeks ago – the girl’s got style!
The seasonal wreath is a preserved boxwood version found at Lowes and tied up with a navy satin ribbon.
I swear by the “pile up a bunch of ornaments in a vessel” decorating philosophy, and use it everywhere around my house including this rusty old oval tin bucket and basket.
Our kitty cat Coco’s job is to sit on the porch every afternoon and survey the neighborhood, cautiously studying the dogs that pass giving them her best stink eye and taking inventory on the bird population. She takes her job very seriously.
I was able to shoo her away to snap a few images of our blue Christmas porch, now ready to welcome guests for our annual Christmas party coming up in a few short weeks.
More holiday related scenes coming up this week for the Holiday Home link parties!