Friday, November 15, 2013
Christmas Porch 2013...a Little Bit Country!
Cozy Country Cabin Christmas!
My most enduring Christmas fantasy is the Country Cabin Christmas...a crackling fire, flickering candlelight and sleigh bells in the snow. In my fantasy I am sitting in a cozy chair by the window, drinking hot cocoa and watching lazy snowflakes twirl in a Christmas ballet. Have you noticed that Christmas must be experienced with all the senses? I need only add the scent of fresh pine for my fantasy to be complete. I may never get my country cabin...we own a lot in the mountains above Mount Pleasant, Utah...but it seems that life keeps getting in the way. So I have to make my home as cozy and welcoming as possible.
My Home...Christmas Porch 2013
I was playing with Fotoflexer to get the antique look for the picture...it seems cozier somehow...at least a bit more interesting. Last year I decided to look for sale items and thrift store finds that I could use to change my theme from Candy Land to Country Cabin. It's still a work in progress, but I will keep on the lookout for more fun things for the porch. I would like to find some old skis and ice skates some day.
Pic doesn't show my favorite blow mold Santa head to the left of the door.
Darling Burlap Owl Wreath...
Walmart last Christmas...they have some really cute ones.
The "paper chains" are metal...I've had them for years.
I want to find some skis to hang where the sign is now.
Burlap Porch Pillows...
I printed postcard images on printable fabric.
The pillows have ties to secure them to the bench in case of blizzards.
Tomato Cage Tree...
Wrapped with lights, burlap, garland and ribbon.
Redesigned my old candy wreaths for my four front porch windows.
The large letters were chipboard from Michaels bargain bins.
First Crafts of Christmas...
Santa's (messy) Workshop...
I made some ornaments after the wreaths were done.
Little House Shadow Box...
The little house was from Michaels.
A box lid left over from another project.
Tiny Owl in a Christmas Cone.
Hobby Lobby had a package of three small glitter owls.
Another Box Lid Scene...only 3"sq.
Cozy Country Cabin Collection...lol!
Small Rosette with Christmas Card Image...
Rusty Rustic Santa...
Had some rusty wide mouth lids and a bunch of
made-in-Japan Santa heads.
Another for the CCC tree in the hall.
This little fella was a Pinterest Pin...
Lowes has 69 cent yardsticks.
Scrabble tile letters...Target Snowman (last year)
That's it for now...
More to come!