Christmas Front Porch and Another Quickie Banner

My tree went up last week, but that’s as far as I have gotten with it- no decorations yet. I always feel a little depressed about decorating it without the kids (both live out of state), so I decided to start with the front porch today.

I don’t change my Christmas décor much from year to year, just switch things around a bit. The purple poinsettia wreath is on the front door again,  this time with a few sprigs of holly that I clipped from our overgrown bushes. As in, giant man-eating bushes. Or woman-stabbing bushes.


Christmas wreath purple poinsettias-


Ok, on to the flower pot by the door. Remember when I added asparagus fern and pansies to decorate the porch for fall? Surprisingly, they are hanging on for dear life. Continuing the holly theme, I tucked a few sprigs amongst the plants, along with some juniper branches. Kind of messy looking, just like me.


Christmas Front Porch Joy banner- greenery- pansies-


I love the sweet little purple pansies peeking out. It was raining today when I clipped holly. In my jammies, no makeup, in the front yard. Remember what I said about messy…?


Pansies in Christmas arrangement-


The JOY banner was a quickie that I put together using jute webbing, jute rope, and purple (of course) glitter. If you missed it, check out the music page joy banner I made last week.


Purple Glitter Joy Banner Jute Webbing-


The bistro set got a little Christmas cheer, too.


Christmas bistro table-


A tray filled with greenery and shiny ornaments.


Christmas Front Porch- Tray of Greenery-


Mini swags on the chairs complete the Christmas front porch.


Christmas Porch mini swags-


This is my first year using real clippings in my Christmas decorating. Anyone know how long the greenery will last? Do I need to do anything to keep it fresh?






  1. It looks great, Sheila! I love how you dressed up the chairs to your bistro set. Once I get my yard sale ice skates finished, I think I will hang them off one of my chairs outside. I still need to get to my outdoor décor. It’s not a lot, I just need to go back up to the attic and do it. Hurting my back Friday has set me back a bit.
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  2. Kathy Phillips says:

    I have a pair of skates from my childhood. You might find some at Scotts or Lakewood. I put my skates on my front porch at Christmas, along with a sled. I love the touches of fresh greenery that you used. It should stay fresh for several weeks.

  3. Sheila, your front porch is so pretty! I love the way you dressed up your Bistro set! Your wreath is lovely too! I have used real greenery, but it doesn’ t last long at all in the Georgia heat, inside or out. I used fresh garlands and they were crispy by Christmas. I have added holly, but it was crispy too. Magnolia and tree branches lasted better, for me.I can find you skates, a store here has them all the time for $9.
    Betsy(@coastal-colors) recently posted..Christmas In The Family Room

  4. I love your greenery especially on the door, I’m no help at Christmas here everything dies real quick in the heat!
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  5. Beautiful I love all the purple touches with your greens for Christmas.
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