My husband laughed at me " you would be so happy if you could just do this all day!" he says. And he's right. I'd be very happy staying home all day and making the house pretty. I really would!
So let's start with the front porch. My standard basket just changes with the seasons. Most of the porch is done in natural greenery from our own backyard. I like to mix the pine with the cedar and holly branches. For the basket I just added some faux berries for a little color and some sparkly stems too. A big bow in my new burlap ribbon and a joy ornament finishes it off.
I was sure to add some greens and vine balls (leftover stock) all over the porch.
My glittered flying snowman - he'll be here all winter.
Some greens and vines in a pot look pretty too.
Over to my side entrance...
The gate to our yard. A greenery filled basket and pine roping. My husband just built this arbor for me this year. I love it! Something else to decorate.
Even this little wall urn received some greens and a vine ball.
Can't forget the window box.
Inside you find one of my first painted pieces and a favorite mirror (my husband's grandmother's).
I did mostly whites, creams and silver with a touch of red in the garland. Some of these pieces of decor inside the house are my own and some of some of my inventory from the boutique. I display the pieces throughout my house to photograph for the site and also for my local customers. I usually do a few open house sales a year but haven't in a while as I've been busy with the website (and the kids).
More fresh cedar tucked here and there.
To the den...
We've added a mirror (from the basement) to reflect the tree and candles which I just love. I have also added some fresh greens to the "faux lit garland".
Please visit Karen at Some Days are Diamonds for her Doors of Welcome party on the 15th.
I see there are lots of Christmas parties this week!
Check out these.
Julie at Hooked on Houses.
And Rhoda at Southern Hospitality is having a Home for the Holidays Party.
And visit all of the Christmas trees at Thrifty Decor Chick.
And here at Funky Junk Interiors.
Last but not least the party is hoppin' at The Inspired Room.
And thanks so much for Mary and Dave for featuring my porch on their website
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