Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christmas Entry, In and Out...

Hi Everyone, are you in overdrive this week, trying to get ready for Christmas? I'm making progress, but I need to start wrapping gifts. One thing I realized I needed to do was to share pics of my Entry and front porch. I've had to get them over a span of several days, and because of the blah weather they've not consistently turned out. So, again today, I gave it a try. I'm just an "accidental photographer", meaning it's an accident when I can get good photos...





I tried something different here on the Entry Console this year. The little oatmeal colored tree actually got some color. I usually leave it neutral but this year I wanted to try some Tartan Plaid ribbon to go with the rest of the decor theme and to tell the truth, I used several different elements. I finally decided to stick with the small plaid, faux white Viburnum (good to use when a Hydrangea bloom is too big) and some Birdies. I just wish I would have put lights on it first. 










Instead of using my icy looking greenery from last year, I brought back my Moss "O" that my sis made me a few years ago. I love hanging it on a mirror, so it needed some of the same Plaid Ribbon.








I rounded up a few of my vintage Tartan Biscuit Tins and grouped them together. They're not really "Christmas", but they ARE Plaid, and that was the criteria. My NOEL hand painted sign and a metal house with a tea light make it more like Christmas.






















My Sofa Table got the Boxwood Topiaries,
 a candle ring of Choke Berries, and a few more Plaid tins.







I love the look of Poinsettias, but since my kitties are "chewers", I can't keep the real ones. We had a 24 hour barf-fest a few years ago, before I realized they were a no-no. So I mixed the faux "Candy Cane" and white ones in my big window box.






I've been using this window basket in place of a wreath on the door since we moved here. As you can see, it has leaded glass that you can see through which I'm not fond of. So as much of it needs to be covered as possible. A mix of faux greenery, white Hydrangeas, and more Candy Cane Poinsettias. Then I used both my ribbon for accent.






I had this metal two tiered plant stand in the living room at the old house, 
 and since there's no place for it inside, I thought I'd try it here on the porch.



The porch is narrow and there's not much room for "stuff" out here. But I brought out one of watering cans and dressed it up a little with more ribbon and greenery.


I've had the small lighted topiary trees for quite a few years. We're not big on outdoor ornamentation or lights so this is about it. I had to laugh, when Mr. "I don't want to mess with decorations or plants" suggested we put something out on the porch since all the other neighbors were decorating. "Who are you, and what have you done with my husband?"  What can I say... he loves this house.




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12 comments:

  1. It all looks beautiful, Debra! I love your vintage, romantic style!
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

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  2. Oh so pretty. I love your tree decorated with birds. Gorgeous.

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  3. Your foyer looks so pretty and I'm spying a few more tartan/plaid I feeling the need to own. I have vintage watering cans and like how you used placing greens inside. Birds are beautiful anywhere and look especially festive on your tree.

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  4. I love the foyer table. Your tartan biscuits, in fact, look very Christmas-y - it's like having your own Nutcracker soldiers on guard! Great little tabletop table too - love the idea of the viburnum blooms.

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  5. Everything looks so lovely, Deb! :o) I seem to keep getting more minimal with decorations every year, but my family still loves how things look, and that's what is most important. I have had a bad cold, and have lots more to finish! Just have to pace myself!!
    Hugs to you, my friend!
    Becky

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  6. Everything looks so lovely, Deb! :o) I seem to keep getting more minimal with decorations every year, but my family still loves how things look, and that's what is most important. I have had a bad cold, and have lots more to finish! Just have to pace myself!!
    Hugs to you, my friend!
    Becky

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  7. So pretty, Debra and I love your plaid tins.

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  8. Debra, everything looks so beautiful and I love the touch of vintage plaid. You have outdone yourself.
    Ginene

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  9. Beautiful entry and foyer Debra!....I just love your signature moss covered "O"....I am crushing over your gorgeous old plaid tins!....Will have to put those on "my watch" list!....Have a Merry week!

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  10. Debra, your entry is beautiful both inside and out. I really like the plaid ribbon on your entryway table tree and I would never have thought to use viburnum blooms but they look so similar to hydrangeas (which are my favorite:). Your plaid tins are wonderful! I like how you added greenery to your watering can too. My husband is not much for decorating either how fun that yours wanted to start this year:).

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  11. Debra,
    LOVE your front porch, dear friend!!!
    Your Entry Hall is lovely!!!
    Your gray shutters are one of my favorite features!!!
    I hadn't really given the Peppermint Stripe faux poinsettias much thought,
    but yours are gorgeous intertwined with the white ones!!!
    Thank you for sharing and always inspiring!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  12. I love your pops of red plaid throughout this year! Your little biscuit tins are the perfect addition for that too. Your home looks so warm and inviting for Christmas.

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