Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Christmas Door Decor and Porch Peek

Hi Friends, do you have your Christmas decorating finished up? I hope you've had some good weather to get you in the Holiday mood. I had to get busy this weekend and put together a few things for the front porch and a change up for my door basket so I could join in with Amber's Christmas Door Decor Blog Hop. If you're coming from Amber at Follow the Yellow Brick Home, I'm so glad you're here!

When we moved to our last house I started using a wicker basket for my seasonal door decor instead of a wreath because we had a glass insert in the front door. A full basket covered more of the window than a wreath, so I just left it there year round. I've used both wreaths and the basket here at this house. Since Hydrangeas are my go-to faux flower I like using them for each season then adding seasonal greenery, berries and florals; makes it easy and simple.

So, I kept my Hydrangeas from my Fall basket then replaced the leaves and Bittersweet with faux evergreens and Holly with red berries. But having a "Bittersweet" colored door limits me a bit on what I can put next to it. My usual Red Tartan default Christmas ribbon didn't look so great next to the burnt orange. 

This neutral burlap-y wired ribbon looked much better against the orange, 
and from a distance the porch looked more cohesive and the orange doesn't  jump out at you.

I think next year I'll look for more neutral pillows and throw,
but for now it's Tartan Plaid.

We've done some renovations here on the front porch since we bought this place last Fall. We've been trying to morph it from a 60's Mid Century Ranch to a quaint English Cottage look. I had been looking forward to decorating the porch for Fall and Christmas, but since October we've been working on the front landscaping with new shrubbery and plantings replacing the 50 year old greenery. After having sporadic work with two different crews we're still in a transitional mess, but hope to see our new landscape guy here at work soon.

Since we're in the middle of the process, I may not be able to do much more with the porch than what I have here. I'm trying to keep things contained so it's not in the way of the workmen. So because of that, I'm including a "Porch Peek".

I have two lighted topiaries and an old vintage sled that need to be added,
but I don't know how much they will be in the way.
So this may be all I can do for the Holidays this year.

A peek through the glass storm door.

Here are a few pics from year's past Christmas Door Baskets at our previous home.

Seeing these pics makes me so thankful for a larger front porch,
the previous one was really narrow and not much room for my vintage porch decor.

 I hope you'll continue on with the Hop and visit Laura at Decor to Adore.
Then check out the rest of the group with the Link list below.
Thanks so much for coming by,
and hope you'll visit again soon!

joining in here:

All About Home at Common Ground and Follow the Yellow Brick Home
 Celebrate Your Story at The Zucchini Sisters
Create Bake, Make at Across the Blvd
Happiness is Homemade at Blue Sky at Home
Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda
Tips and Tutorials at Home Stories A to Z
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Homestyle Gathering at Serving Up Southern  
Keep in Touch at Let's Add Sprinkles 
 Talk of the Town at Knick of Time
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode 
Share Your Style at French Ethereal 
 Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home
 Wonderful Wednesday at LeCultivateur 
Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Farmhouse Friday at The Painted Hinge

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  1. Debra this is so pretty! I love the hydrangeas mixed with all your lush greenery and the pops of plaid in your pillows too. It's always so exciting to see vintage sleds used in holiday decorating and yours is no exception. I love it all! Hugs, CoCo

  2. Your basket is such a handy container for making a door decoration for any time of year. What you created for this year's Christmas door looks lovely as does your porch decor.

  3. Thanks for sharing! I love your door/porch decor and yes it does seem that hydrangeas have a timeless way about them. Love the quick change out!
    I also loved the basket from the past w tartan ribbon and the variegated poinsettia. Im a sucker for them and had just purchased some to decorate for Christmas. Looks like them. ; )
    Have a great and blessed season and best of luck on landscaping!

  4. Love them both Debra. The holly is so pretty with the hydrangea. Love the indoor basket as well as your porch. You always have wonderful plaids, love it.


  5. What a perfect porch! I adore the touch of holly and of course love the tartan. May your days be merry and bright!

  6. Debra, you have given me lots more ideas on how to decorate my door basket. Love the idea of using hydrangeas with different types of greenery. So smart, and so, so pretty!

  7. Debra, I love the basket idea and it's nice to see how you've decorated over the years. Your porch is so pretty all that plaid. I'd love to have room on my porch for a seating area. Great hopping with you!

  8. I adore all of your vintage porch decor and would be super happy sitting out there all day! Our front door used to be terracotta colored and I painted it last summer to a pale minty aqua color. It doesn't go with much either - LOL. I should have gone back to black but oh well. I'm stuck with it for a few more years. Merry Christmas Debra.

  9. I love your basket. It can be used for so many seasons and holidays. Your porch decor is adorable. I love the garland on the bench and the shutters.

  10. I just love your style.

    Your porch is perfect - makes me think I need to bring out my plaid tablecloths.

  11. Debra you have really made your basket work beautifully with the door color. All the little Christmas touches you added to the porch are beautiful. Even if you don't do more I think it so pretty how it is. Of course I love all the plaid and seeing your doors baskets from previous years.

    I am so glad you joined the hop. Merry Christmas!

  12. Debra, your door basket is so pretty and I love your bench and little wheelbarrow! Have a beautiful Christmas season! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  13. Debra I love your wreath! Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers and I love to use them year round as well! I love how you decorated your bench, everything looks so festive!

  14. Debra, I love your sweet basket! They really are fun to play with. I also enjoyed the sneak peek at your porch. I just started on mine today.

  15. How beautiful, Debra! I love your basket and your porch decor is lovely! Wondering how you hang the basket on the glass? Back to back magnets or command strip? Fun hop!

  16. Debra, everything looks beautiful! Your floral basket is so pretty and a wonderful welcome for your guests!

  17. Debra - your porch is lovely. You always put together the best vignettes. I have not done my porch yet but it will happen in the next day or two. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting. I do hope to have decorations up inside soon. I'm hustling to make a living these days. Very tired of being behind on everything. But seems to be the story of my life.


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