I’m already planning my holiday decor. Is it a little early for that? I’m guessing no. The first snowfall of the season appeared all sparkly and pretty on Tuesday morning, so it’s most definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here (thank you Mother Nature!) And my front porch practically screams “adorn me please!” I’ve never been one to disobey a porch, so adorn it I must. :)
The porch at my little 1940s house was tricky. Because the stairs leading up to the porch were to the side of the doorway, and a rail ran continuously across the front of the porch, it was hard to decorate around my front door (since anything I added to the porch ended up sadly obscured by the railing.)
Here, with no door-obscuring rails and with stairs boldly leading straight to the front door, we have smooth front porch decorating sailing. See?
No obstructions. Just a lovely view of my soon-to-be-adorned front door. :)
Admittedly, this front porch decorating thing is a little intimidating to me. Perhaps it’s the public-ness of my porch (if it looks silly, our new neighbours will all assume that I don’t know my boughs from my baubles and my ribbons from my wreaths.) Or maybe it’s because I’ve never truly decorated a front porch before for the holidays, so we’re totally venturing into unchartered Christmas waters. Regardless, desperately hoping for a perfectly pretty porch display, I chatted a bit with my Pinterest folk to gather a few decorating ideas. Here are my faves…
I love this simple “wreath + sparkly little trees in urns” option from the lovely folk over at The McLife:
And, speaking of pretty urns, I’d love to try creating something like this this year (although I’m a tad evergreenishly-challenged):
(Original source, sadly, is unknown, but the image appears on THIS website compiling a bunch of Christmas decorating ideas.)
And then there are stars! I love stars! (Actually, I’m a bit obsessed with stars, which you might remember from THIS post.) How pretty is this…
Sadly (again) there’s no source for this image. So dear gorgeous plummy door starry people: please let me know who you are! I adore your front entrance!
And then lastly, there’s this one (which is part of an Etsy-listing, in fact, for JustTheFrosting‘s shop):
…the perfect, elegant, simple front entrance (with a super smiley little snowman to boot.) This is my goal. :)
So all I need now is some evergreeny-sort of stuff. And a couple of black urns. And some pretty red bows. And a big ol’ green wreath. And maybe a quirky little snowman too. Sounds easy enough! I’ll keep you posted.
But, in the meantime, Christmas? Bring it on. My soon-to-be-appropriately-adorned front porch will be eagerly waiting. :)