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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A Mini Christmas Tour

Today, I have a Mini Christmas Tour for you.

I guess you can say it’s Part One of my Christmas Home Tour.

I do have a some sneak peeks of rooms I that I have yet to reveal.

Let’s start with the Dining Room.

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Media Room Simply Dressed for Christmas

The last room I decorated was the Media Room simply dressed for Christmas.

Using Holiday pillows which can be taken into the Winter months,

and a few things here and there to give the room a festive look.

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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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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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Christmas 2015 Front Porch with Rudy

Welcome to my front porch dressed for Christmas,

featuring Rudy.

Rudy was given to me years ago by my niece Melissa

and he usually stood in the front yard

confusing the real deer.

Now he stands proudly on the front porch

greeting family and friends wearing his scarf of ribbon.

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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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Guest Room and Garlands

For the most part, many of us have guests over the holidays.

It is always wonderful to have either family or friends gather together to celebrate

treasured traditions.

Therefore, it is a good thing to have your guest room ready for either the

expected or sometimes last minute guests.

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A Holiday Getaway {The Decorated Back Porch}

When all of the holiday preps are done ~

~ ~ this is the place that I will retreat to.

To sip a cup of tea or a glass of wine.

I placed red and white Pottery Barn pillows that I already had ~

~ ~ along with my Williamsburg Pineapple pillows on the sofa and chairs.

A soldier/nutcracker stands sentry…

It’s a rainy day..but not cold ~ ~ for long that is.

I wish you “JOY” ~ ~

Have a wonderful day ~ ~ I am heading to the mall for some last minute gifts!

A Christmas “Greenscape” in the Dining Room

I thought I would change out my china this year for the Christmas table . .

~ ~ but I love it so much that I used it again this year.

My Lenox Holiday Tartan.

If I am feeling energetic, I may try another tablescape later 🙂

For today, the table is set, a “greenscape” . .

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

~ ~ a little less sparkle and a little more green this year.

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

The tree of fruit stems and garlands sits in the corner as it did the years past.

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

I placed a garland of greenery and added topiaries, cardinals (our state bird), ornaments and candles.

~ ~ the bird has such a serious look!

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

The place setting of Lenox Holiday Tartan . .

~ ~ Green charger by Franciscan.

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

A gift package ornament is placed on the napkin . .

~ ~ it is filled with a “surprise” that my granddaughter has placed in it.

We were told “not to peek”!!

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

I utilized the bread and butter plate as a “coaster” for the stemware.

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

A beaded pear is placed in a vintage sherbet/custard glass.

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

I also used the same glen plaid table runner that was on the table for Thanksgiving.

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

Taking you around the room . .

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

A new Pottery Barn “winter birds” pillow sits on the antique bench I purchased at the Country Living Fair.

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

The tree in a “different lights”

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

A wreath of guilded and beaded fruit and ribbon.

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

The vignette on top of the dining room hutch..

~ ~ just added a couple of stems of silvery green leaves.

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

I placed an ornament “upside down” in a silver creamer . . it resembled a “tree”

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

A vignette of trees of fruit and a Byers Choice Caroler.

A few more rooms to be “fluffed” for the holidays ..

~ ~ definitely “trying” to keep the decor more simple this year . .

Thanks for visiting ~ ~ Have a beautiful day!!

I am joining:

Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday