Hi Everyone! If you are new here welcome. I have been doing this tour for at least five years or more, and I am very happy to be joining Jenny from Evolution of Style, and the ladies from One Magnolia Lane again this year. I live in a Spanish Colonial on the Central Coast of California where our climate is very mild. Today I would love to share with you How to Decorate your Front Porch for Christmas using Natural Elements.
My Front Entry With Natural Elements
The pots on either side of the door are filled with rosemary trained as a tree. I created a “collar” around the bottom out of foraged juniper, eucalyptus, sugar pine cones, vintage caramel and white stripe grosgrain ribbon, and a little faux sparkle that I have had around for years and trimmed it up and used it.
On the front door is an old grape harvesting basket or “hotte” that I change out seasonally. You can see it in Spring here. It is filled with foraged juniper, eucalyptus, and berries, foraged ivy, pine cones, and sparkled twigs that I had around. It is finished off with the same ribbon and three rusty bells connected with twine and hot glued to the top. You can find similar grape hotte’s or harvest baskets on Etsy here
Antique Hay Wagon Filled with Seasonal Greens
To the left of the door is my antique hay wagon that I also change out twice a year. I added foraged juniper around the base along with some pine cones. I added some white poinsettias for seasonal color. The rest of the wagon is filled with ivy, lavender, and geraniums that remain throughout the year.
Next to my front door on the right is a small sitting area with a table and chairs. You can see it decorated for spring and summer here. I like to use what I have instead of buying a bunch of new stuff that I will probably never use again.
Small Porch Seating Area
The concrete bunny and planter are always in the same spot. I gave the concrete bunny a festive tie with the same vintage ribbon found on Etsy.
To the planter, I added white geraniums, white alyssum, bacopa, ornamental kale, a couple of sugar pine cones, and some more foraged juniper from my neighbor. Behind the planter is a little ollie in a pot trained as a tree.
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Now grab a cup of coffee and pop over and visit the Creativity Exchange to begin the full tour. Please come back on Thursday Mary Ann, Annie and I have assembled a great group of bloggers for a Christmas Tour inspired by nature. I think you will really enjoy it as a change of pace. Thanks for visiting How To Decorate Your Porch for Christmas Using Natural Elements.
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