Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas on the Sunporch

I've said it before... I get so much of my inspiration from all of you out there! I pinned a few ideas from last year that I wanted to try. One was a tote full of Christmas Kitch. Last year I filled some little drawers on my kitchen counter, so this year a white wooden tote became home to a congregation of Christmas goodies.

I've been using Tartan wool blankets out here on the porch each year since we've lived here. Always love a good ole Christmas-y plaid!

The old mini muffin tin has cranberry tealight candles this season,

and my old green metal tackle box is filled with my stash of paperwhites and another candle.

Another fun trend I'm copying this year
 is a toy truck hauling bottle brush trees.
Sorry, shameless copy catting here.

I found this cutie last January at an antique show.
Perfect red and white.

More plaid Thermoses and lunchbox on the Baker's Rack.
The lunchbox held an Angel Vine plant until last week 
when it turned too cold.

And a trio of little elves have found their way here.
These are the vintage variety,
and they're up to lots of crazy antics.

This one's pretty cute...

this one's sorta creepy.
but I AM digging those great eyelashes.

While we were in St. Louis earlier this month I picked up these
wonderful winterberries at of all places, Schnucks. (grocery store)
and placed them in this old French watering can, 
along with some Holly from our big old bushes out back.

Here's my Santa jingle bell door ringer,
on my old picket gate.
You've seen him before, 
but I smile each time I look at him!

These next few photos were from earlier in the month
before I put together the tote,
but wanted to have pics that showed more out here.
(oh yea, here's the angel vine in the lunchbox)

found the red plaid umbrella at Leola's last it!

And I won this adorable Drummer Boy pillow
 from Dear Lillie earlier this Fall.
Thanks so much Jennifer!

Gotta dress up the birdcage too,
 with some vintage bottle brush trees and a reindeer.

Can you see the patch of furry cat carcass on the lower left chair?
Yep, that's HER chair for viewing birds and squirrels.

 It gets a little nippy out here unless the sun is shining. Miss Wrigley is a Maine Coon, so she's oblivious. Miss Jenkins on the other hand is a shorthair and like to sleep next to the heater in the bathroom...she'd rather stay toasty than bird watch.

Couldn't let Christmas go by without sharing the sunporch.
I think I have 4 or 5 different Christmas Pinterest boards,
run by and check them out if you have a minute.
Hope you have a great weekend.


  1. Love EVERY square inch of it. Peace and happy thoughts this holiday season!

  2. Very pretty, Debra! It definitely has a warm feeling in this space, especially with that great plaid. Merry Christmas!

  3. I always enjoy seeing what you do with your porch, Debra. If I ever come to visit, I think I'd want to sleep there. LOL Merry Christmas.

  4. Debra you porch looks so warm and inviting! LOVE your sweet vintage truck and tree and those vintage elves are so sweet too!
    Merry Christmas!

  5. Always love what you do to this room. It's so perfectly Christmasy. Makes me want to go red and green in my Xmas decorating.

  6. So charming Debra!! Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas!

  7. Debra, I love your sun porch, especially all the plaid! I really think the bird cage is as cute as can be! Love the toy truck. Merry Christmas!

  8. Your porch is totally my it! Merry Christmas, Jean

  9. Debra, I love seeing pictures of the sun porch! As always, you have done a fabulous job of decorating for Christmas. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  10. Debra, your porch is wonderful. I get the feeling that I could just put on a warm red jacket and grab a cup of hot chocolate and snuggle down right next to that furry cat carcass..Hope you have a great Christmas with you family..Judy

  11. It's all so pretty, I love all the vintage touches. You have a great collection going:)

  12. All so charming and happy. And it *looks* warm and inviting :) Thanks for the Christmas-y smile!


  13. Debra, it's a treat to see your home dressed for the holiday. I adore all your tartan touches. Big smiles!
    Happy Holidays to you and your family.........Sarah

  14. What a cozy porch!! Perfect for a cup of hot cocoa!~
    May you and your family have a Merry Christmas
    ~ Cheryl

  15. love the reindeer in the birdcage, debra! the whole room looks bright and inviting! happy christmas to you!

  16. My favorite room in your house Debra!... love all of your Christmas out there!... enjoy your time with your family... I have had so much fun this year at all of your parties, and our emails and chats and all... wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!... xoxo Julie Marie

  17. So beautiful, so perfect! Debra, you are a genius of decorating... I would love to cuddle up with your kitty and birdwatch too!

    Best wishes for a Happy Holiday season.

  18. Your sunporch is beautifully decorated for Christmas and winter. Love the plaid wool throws and the vintage plaid thermos and lunch box too. I am especially inspired by the old mini muffin tin with the tealights and will have to copy cat this if I can find a tin.

  19. Oops, published before I wished you a very Merry Christmas.

  20. I love how you've made your copycat ideas your own. Now I'm inspired to copy YOU (:

    Thank you SO much for the info on my old print. I looked up the artist and feel richly informed. Christmas Blessings!

  21. Your sun porch is beautiful! Love the elves, and that little truck is so cute. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  22. your porch is adorable, so many cute little touches~

  23. Debra,
    As always your sunporch looks that darling little truck. Merry Christmas to YOU!!


  24. I just love all the pops of red, what a beautiful cosy home!

  25. Love it all Debra. The plaid is beautiful. I also love all the vintage little elf on the shelfs.
    Merry Christmas.

  26. Your sun porch is ALWAYS so inviting. I always look forward to seeing what you come up with next.

  27. Debra,
    I adore your Sun Porch adored in tartan plaid for Christmas!!! The Drummer Boy pillowis darling!!! Inspiration abounds with multiple creative ideas for future reference!!!
    Merry, Merry Christmas, dear friend!!!

  28. Love it,love it,love it! Your decor brings back such memories! Again, I have your little red glitterhouse, my mother has eight red velvet reindeer...all that vintage good stuff! Your porch looks amazing...The muffin tin witht ehtea lights is such a cute idea, I might have to try that one (wink!)Have a Merry Christmas, Debra!!

  29. Wow its a country christmas for sure! I love plaid too and somehow at Christmas it is the perfect addition. I also love your header~its elegant and classic. Merry Christmas, and thank you for my book this year. I love it!

  30. Debra, your sunporch is so much inspiration and beauty! I adore all your vintage goodness and that thermos! I am so grateful to have found your blog this year. Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas, Kris. Santa is busy today wrapping for her 5yr old :)

  31. I especially like the filled tote, but as a mom of two percussionists my eye zoomed right in on that drummer boy pillow.

    Merry Christmas Debra.


  32. I adore your sun porch! Wish I had one just like it.

  33. Debra,
    I wanted to visit and wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
    Will see you in the New Year!
    Happy Holidays!
    With warm wishes,

  34. so fun. loving the tartan plaid...

  35. Everything looks so festive and beautiful! I love the vintage touches. Merry Christmas!

  36. Totally charming! I'll never get tired of coming and admiring your decorating style! Thanks Debra! Have a wonderful 2013!

  37. Debra, I always love seeing your sunroom. I think it's just so cozy. Love, love the plaid! I think we all get inspiration from others. The other day I was up in my bonus room. I spied my vintage truck and thought, "Why didn't I do a vignette with it like I've seen in blogland". Love yours and it will be on my list to do next year. lol, already thinking of Christmas '2013'. Thanks so much for sharing with Share Your Cup.


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