The Christmas Porch

All I have to say is better late than never!

It seems like I had been working on many Christmas trees this year,

that I did not have much time to decorate the porch.

Early in December, I placed the wreaths on the door.

I finally put the finishing touches on the porch, making sure not to overdo it!

So for my last post of this Christmas season, I present, The Christmas Porch.

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My Southern Magnolia Christmas Porch

How do you decorate a porch in the South? You use Magnolia leaves!

My inspiration for the Christmas porch theme this year

were these beautiful fresh wreaths from Lynch Creek Farm

that were embellished with magnolia leaves.

Welcome to my Southern Magnolia Christmas Porch.

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The Year’s Past Christmas Tour

When I begin to decorate my home for Christmas,

I look back on the year’s past Christmas tour to see how I can use my current Christmas

decor in a different way that I had in the past.

While referencing last year’s Christmas tour, I thought that I would present it again

to you and for those who are new to my blog, a chance to see what I did last year.

Decorations once used in the kitchen has landed in my great room this year.

I am dancing to the Christmas Shuffle.

Welcome to my 2015 Christmas Home Tour.

Welcome to my home!

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Rudy and his Twin

Rudy has been a hit with friends, family, and Facebook.

Now he has found his twin!

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The Upper Porch Dressed for the Holidays with Chinoiserie

It was supposed to be a birthday and Valentine’s Day gift,

an outdoor rug that I saw in the Frontgate catalog

that I fell in love with!

I ordered it and they said it was on back order.

OK . . . I can wait, but it took 9 months! . . . . But have to say, it was worth the wait.

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas -The Christmas 2014 Front Porch

Twas the Night Before Christmas . . .

When all through the house . . . . not a creature was stirring . . . not even a mouse!

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care . . .

In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

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Twas the “night” before Christmas

I can finally say that all my gifts are wrapped and under the tree…

…..I am going to be settling in “for a long winter’s nap” soon.

The evening was most wonderful having dinner at my son’s home…

… be able to experience the joy in a child (my granddaughter)…

……….the excitement of the morning to come…after Santa has paid his visit.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas…making sweet memories with your loved ones.

So I end my Christmas postings with my front porch…

…..during the day … and into the night….










And in the dark of night……







Merry Christmas to all…..



and to all a good night!!!!