I love “firsts” don’t you?
Well I have a first for you today!
The Berry Patch House has a wonderful porch, perfect for decorating for the seasons.
Only one negative though ….. no electrical outlets on the porch,
so I will have to add some sparkle in other ways!
Come on in and welcome to the Berry Patch House Christmas Porch.
Today I am joining many wonderfully talented bloggers
for the amazing Holiday Homes Tour
Many thanks to these lovely and talented ladies for hosting the Holiday Home Tour.
If you are are visiting me from Southern State of Mind . . . Welcome!
Again, this year’s Holiday Home Tour is being sponsored by Lynch Creek Farm.
I chose this beautiful Silver Deluxe Wreath for its combination of evergreens
and the silver bow . . . as it acts as a preview of the colors used in the rooms
as you enter the house, The Berry Patch House . . . our temporary home until our
“right-sized” home is built. It’s been a process as we keep tweaking our plans.
We contemplated giving away our large faux wreaths before me moved;
however, we decided not to and glad that we did not as they will serve us well here.
The house across the street from us is a stunner. A grand French chateau style home.
As you can see from the reflection in the window (other than me taking a photo)
there have been workers/trucks there for days putting up Christmas decorations on and about the house.
It’s truly award winning….very chic and classy. . . and there there is us …. some wreaths ….
I can sit out on the porch and look across the street all night…it’s that gorgeous.
I usually place the vintage wagon on the porch for Christmas every year
and decided to incorporate it at the Berry Patch House too.
Rather than in a corner … I am using it as a “coffee table.”
While going through bins of Christmas decor,
I came across this cute pair of black and red checked skates. Perfect for the porch.
The woodland resin trees were used ever year in our former Media Room.
The entire time that I was decking the halls of the porch,
I kept thinking of how I will be decorating the porch of our future home.
It will be so different in appearance.
I know that there will always be potted plants on the porch.
I chose evergreens for the plant containers that I can actually use in the “right-sized” house.
Dragon Cryptomeria Japonica fill the large pots.
I embellished the base of the container with faux greens, pinecones and berries.
Other than the evergreens, I added poinsettias for color.
I have to take them in every night due to the cold temperatures, but it is worth it.
A Japanese Compact Holly fills the large plant container.
I used a unembellished garland and wrapped it around the base of the plant
and added large ornaments that used to hang on the porch in our former home.
I obtain my poinsettias from my fav garden center, Dales Garden Center in Sanford, NC.
Dale grows his own poinsettias….they are so beautiful with great prices.
These cute snowmen skaters are on the table next to a chair.
Beyond this table is a little courtyard. It is just filled with plantings
that are struggling due to the freezing weather. Oh what I could do with that courtyard.
Rudy also has a friend to invite family and friends for the Holidays.
He is Nicholas the Nutcracker…He has always been indoors in the past,
but decided to brave the cold with Rudy with his special duty as “Greeter.”
I remember long, long ago that my Sweetie was rather intimidated by Nicholas.
If you have been a reader of mine, you know you can always count on my vintage
Flexible Flyer sled being by the front door for Christmas.
Stepping up to the front porch . . .
I thought, oh wouldn’t it be nice that these lanterns were set in a blanket of beautiful snow?
How pretty would that be . . . but I thought again . . .
and happy that I was not decorating in the snow. I do love the beauty of snow,
for a couple of days . . . then I am over it!
So there you have it …. The Christmas Porch at the Berry Patch House.
Rudy is looking forward to the next adventure at the “right-sized” home
and he and I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
We have been decking the halls and please come back and see more Fa-la-la-la-la!!
Thanks again to the lovely ladies at 11 Magnolia Lane and Evolution of Style,
for coordinating this wonderful Holiday Home Tour and to
Lynch Creek Farm for providing us with beautiful fresh wreaths! Lynch Creek Farm also
provides the most gorgeous fresh evergreen garlands, centerpieces and table top trees!
The links to the Holiday Home Tour are below …. they are all filled with
amazing Christmas inspiration for your home. So please visit away!
Following me today on the tour is 2 Ladies and a Chair.
Come back tomorrow when I reveal the Master Bedroom dressed for Christmas.
And on a personal note: I want to wish my beautiful mother a very Happy Birthday.
She is 93 years young today and her smile and laugh are contagious.
She cherishes every moment of the day and always starts her day cheerfully,
saying that it is a great day as I woke up and saw the sun!…Happy Birthday Mom!
Photo taken Thanksgiving Day. She loves it when all of her family are together..so do we!
I wish you all a most beautiful day!!
Note: I have been sent this beautiful wreath to present to my readers.
All reviews are happily and joyfully my own!!