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!

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  1. It looks beautiful, and restful. I wish SO much that I had a covered porch here. Maybe someday we will put a small one off our master, we talked about that while building. Have a blessed Christmas with your family, Shirley. XO
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  2. It is all so pretty except for the gray weather. Same here. Supposed to get cold and clear though soon. Yay!

  3. very very pretty Shirley…..I didn;t even get to my little back porch!!!! running out of time and energy! lol..Christine from Little Brags
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  4. Shirley, your porch has always been one of my favorite rooms! You have certainly made it festive for the holidays! I would never leave that gorgeous view! Merry Christmas!
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  5. Shirley,
    Oh how I would love to sit out there with a glass of wine and share some time with you on your beautiful porch.
    What gorgeous views so relaxing and inviting. I bet you are loving it with the gorgeous weather you are having. When I look at my back porch it is all covered in the white stuff!! Merry Christmas.
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  6. It’s a lovely spot to stop and catch your breath, Shirley!
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  7. Shirley, it all looks so inviting and relaxing! I love the nutcracker in the lantern! He looks like he’s standing guard in a gatehouse!
    Merry Christmas!
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  8. Merry Christmas Shirley! Your home is festive indoors and out, enjoy that glass of wine 🙂
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  9. Everything looks awesome, Shirley! Merry Christmas!
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  10. Beautiful, Shirley! I would sit our there with a big mug of cocoa; and enjoy it all! Love your decor this year! Gorgeous, as always!
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  11. Just beautiful, Shirley, as always! I would spend lots of time out there! I really love your lantern…I’ve been looking for one. Merry Christmas! 🙂
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  12. Such a beautiful spot to enjoy all of nature’s gifts.
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  13. I just still marvel at the fact that you would be able to go OUTSIDE to sit and enjoy a cup or glass of ANYTHING this time of year!!! Hooray for you! I vote you go with the glass of wine! 🙂

    Everything is so pretty, Shirley. You have given me a great idea for decorating our baker’s rack that sits on our back deck. We have never done decorations on the back deck, but after driving through the neighborhood last night and seeing how pretty our decor looked through the back windows, I’m encouraged to do the deck next year…which would include the baker’s rack. It’ll all have to be totally weather-proof stuff, but I’m up for the challenge!
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  14. Oh Susan, what a great place to sit and relax – have a glass of wine or tea and look at the wonderful view that you have. Everything looks so pretty on the deck.
    Today we have had 82 degrees and I sat on my back patio and relaxed after driving 7 hours yesterday by myself from Los Gatos (by San Jose) – I am pooped ut had a wonderful Christmas.
    Loved the letter your granddaughter wrote.
    Happy New Year.
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