Saturday, December 5, 2009

Porch Garland



I have been working on my front porch, today! I bought (BIG SPLURGE) a $7 white pine garland (20') from Lowe's. ............


(Am feeling a little guilty - since I will have to throw it away after Christmas and I paid money for it! )


I cut lots of cedar out of my yard and grabbed the frasier fir cuttings (for free) from Lowe's........


I cut magnolia from my father-in-law's yard.........


Everything is fresh (including the granny smith apples) EXCEPT for the base of the wreath. I used florist wire to attach cuttings of cedar, pine, frasier fir, boxwood, and magnolia to the fake wreath.

I stuffed the urns with the same cuttings in a bowl of water.


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Here is a close-up of the apples and magnolia. ..................


The red berries are nandina berries and are also from my yard............

I also changed out the porch pillows with new pillows that I made (and obviously took the photos at night!)...........




NOW - I'll tackle decorating the INSIDE of my house for Christmas!



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19 comments:

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

That looks great! I love that (almost) everything is real. Love the use of the apples too!

Tricia Anne said...

Oh how beautiful! And I love your pillows on your porch.
I just posted a question on my blog. If you get a chance can you help me? Thanks! Trish

Love the Decor! said...

What a pretty door you'll have to participate in SomeDays are diamonds doors of welcome on dec 15th
http://somedaysarediamonds-karen.blogspot.com/2009/12/december-doors-of-welcome.html

ButterYum said...

What an inviting porch!!!!! I really like everything you did. Wish I had a big magnolia tree in my yard... must plant one next spring!

:)
ButterYum

Room to Inspire said...

Your front door looks great - I love the addition of the granny smith apples! Very welcoming.

Chelsea

Anna said...

it looks beautiful!

My Vintage Modern Farmhouse... said...

It's really spectacular. Thanks for entering my contest.

LeAnn:)

Stephanie Lynn said...

So, SO Pretty! I love the classic look! I think the $7 is a pretty good deal for the roping! You did a fantastic job! Happy Holidays!

Sjn said...

it looks beautiful and natural, a perfect welcoming entrance to your home!

thegatheringplacedesign said...

I so love this! Magnolias are my fave. Your whole porch is so sweet! Great job!

Happy Nester said...

Your porch looks beautiful.

Kelee said...

It looks so pretty with the wood of your door! Great job!

Stop by!

love, kelee

Dianna said...

I think fresh looks so much better and it smells so good. Love the greenery in the urns and the use of the magnolia leaves.

I buy the rope from Lowes too and take the free tree trimmings to add to the rope. The rope is great for making wreaths too.

janet said...

Everything looks lovely!

fawnda said...

I love all the fresh greens... it is beautiful! I especially like the green apples! : )

Thanks for linking up! : )

Rene said...

Great ideas...very fresh and natural looking. Thanks for sharing!

{ L } said...

This is gorgeous! I want to copy you now, lol.

Tammy of Yarborough House said...

Love it. Your porch looks so inviting. I like that it is all black furniture. I am going to have to go back and look at older posts.
Can't wait to see the inside..Gotta finish mine too for the home tours here in blog land.

tammy

Cindy said...

OH...nothing like natural elements to bring Christmas cheer! Your porch looks loverly...welcoming, homey, festive. So glad you linked up to Mi4M :)

 
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