Well hello friends! Hope you all had a wonderful long holiday weekend (preferably one that involved stretchy pants, haha!) I’m coming down off the high of having all my kids home and under one roof. But luckily, I’ll be busy with lots of Christmas posts for you this week! 😉
For a blogger who normally posts roughly twice a week, this season has sure been busy! Hopefully you’re not sick of hearing from me, as I’m sharing another holiday home tour post today. This time I’m joining the 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour hosted by 11 Magnolia Lane and Evolution of Style, and I’m excited to show you my Soft & Subtle Christmas Front Porch!
Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoyed the holidays, and I also hope you’ve had a chance to do some relaxing and unwinding after the busyness of the season.
As each year comes to a close, I usually take this last week to relax and recharge. And also, to take stock. One of the things I like most about blogging is the fact that everything is documented; it’s fun to go back and look at what I was doing, interested in, and talking about during the different points of the year. And, I love seeing how each post has done. It’s sometimes surprising to see what post did the best, and what people responded to the most (and those two are not necessarily the same!)
French Inspired Christmas Front PorchHudson says welcome, too! He wanted to come outside and “help” today so he came and hung with me. And no, he didn’t get in the way at all (wink, wink)! I used natural garland which I purchased at my local Trader Joe’s and added my own lights. The wreaths are courtesy of Lynch Creek Farm. I’ve always used natural garland on the porch and usually I’ve paired it with this boxwood wreath, but this looks so much better. Now, I feel like the two go together better, and I couldn’t be happier with the fullness and beauty of these wreaths! I’m in love with my little pine tree! I love chubby trees and this one is just the perfect size for my vintage olive bucket. I swear it makes me smile every time I walk by! An old galvanized tub holds some extra greens, logs and pinecones. I love poinsettias and usually have the white ones scattered around. Inside, I featured them in my dough bowl as part of my
There are so many things to love about Christmas – from the music, to the lights, to the tree, but I must say, one of my biggest loves, is holiday wreaths. They are such a welcoming sight hanging on a door; there is nothing that sends quite the same message! I love that they are old-fashioned, yet modern at the same time.