Hi everyone. If you are new here welcome. I am so happy to be joining Amy & Christy from 11 Magnolia Lane, and Jenny from the Evolution of Style once again for their wonderful Christmas Tour. I know how much work something like this is to put together so a big hand for these ladies. Today I am going to show you how to decorate your front porch naturally for Christmas.
We recently downsized from our former 5,000 sq ft home to this cute 2,000+ Spanish Revival (which was formerly one of our rentals). We live on the Central Coast of California where the weather is very temperate. Most of our plants make it through the winter so decorating with anything that relates to snow or ice looks kind of foolish here. I placed a Trader Joe’s wreath on the two gates that enter our courtyard and added some caramel and white vintage milliners ribbon.
As you can see the bougainvillea is still in full bloom so I wanted to incorporate plant matter that would coordinate with that.
I chose satsuma mandarins (from the grocery), chestnuts, and a variety of foraged greens.
The pots on the porch still had the beautiful chartreuse and brown potato vines hanging on so I didn’t want to pitch them. I added foraged magnolia, greens, and big sugar pine cones to fill them out.
On the door, I added a simple wreath from Trader Joe’s which I embellished with the mandarins, foraged greens, and brazil nuts. I took my glue gun and glued all of the elements in place. Wherever the wreath appeared a little space, I added a few greens. It is important to select greens with different textures and colors for a nice overall product.
This is a simple project anyone can pull off.
Here is what the wreath looked like. Here is my pile of foraged greens, magnolia, and olive.
The table in the courtyard still has some plants that were hanging on as well, some ivy and a few random sprigs. I added white poinsettias from Home Depot, some lemons, and more of the foraged greens around their bases to fill the pot up.
For those of you new here. You might enjoy reading about our backyard makeover here. The entire back area is gravel for easy upkeep. I have to be honest I didn’t have time to fully decorate my backyard. My granddaughter was here for three days and we were gone Thanksgiving.
I did add two more of the white poinsettias to the old zinc trough on the table. It too still has some ivy and a few plants including the bronze potato vine you see trailing down the ends.
I filled in with sugar pines, hedge apples and foraged greens. The zinc trough looks good with almost anything. The two olive standards have been here since we moved.
On the small table, I added a little cypress standard from Trader Joe’s.
Well, that’s How to Decorate Your Porch Naturally for Christmas. I will be back on Thursday for my full Christmas Home Tour. Now pop over and visit my friend Lisa from Shine Your Light next. I know she will have her porch decorated beautifully.
Don’t forget to stop by and visit the entire tour this week. You can click on any of the links below for more inspiration!Monday, November 29th (Front Porch/Outdoor Spaces) Southern Hospitality | A Blissful Nest | Most Lovely Things | Cindy Hattersley Design | Shine Your Light Tuesday, November 30th (Entries/Dining Rooms) 11 Magnolia Lane | Sincerely Marie Designs | The Pink Clutch Blog | Summer Adams | Home by Heidi | Classic Casual Home Wednesday, December 1st (Living Rooms/Dens) Sincerely Marie Designs | 11 Magnolia Lane | Sincerely Sara D | This is Our Bliss | Thrifty Decor Chick | Dimples and Tangles Thursday, December 2nd (Kitchens/Laundry Rooms/Misc.) Evolution of Style | Sincerely Marie Designs | A Stroll Thru Life | Pink Peppermint Design | Setting for Four | Citrine Living Friday, December 3rd (Master Bedroom/Kid’s Rooms) Quarters One | Just a Girl | Postcards from the Ridge | Decor Adventures | A Stroll Thru Life | County Road 407