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.
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.
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…?
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.
The bistro set got a little Christmas cheer, too.
A tray filled with greenery and shiny ornaments.
Mini swags on the chairs complete the Christmas front porch.
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?