Sunday, December 1, 2013

Christmas on the Porch


A few weeks ago, I purchased some vintage ice skates.

(They happened to be my size.  But they wouldn't be for skating.)

That same weekend, my mother in law gave me a sled that belonged to the mister's grandparents.  A sled he'd spent plenty of time on back in the day.

(But it would no longer be for sledding.)

I had plans for these two things.  Front porch plans.........


After a trip to a local nursery for the berry bush, a stop at Ace Hardware for the rosemary, and some fun finds at Dollar General for the ribbon and bells, I was able to get my craftiness on.

I won't tell you how long it took me to position the skates and tie the perfect bow.

And it's a good thing I hoard.

Otherwise, I wouldn't have two matching crocks to put the plants in.













still being [molly]

25 comments:

  1. Looks fab!!! And YES, hoarding comes in handy!! ;)

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    1. THANK YOU!!!!!!! Yes, sometimes it's GOOD to hoard! ;)

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  2. Too cute! I just want to grab a plaid blanket and sit near it to ogle its cuteness!

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  3. This is so cute! I love that you used vintage skates as decor! I've been looking for some greenery to decorate with but I'm afraid it'll die in the cold. The berry bush is a great idea!
    Thanks,
    Sami

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    1. Well, the rosemary HAS died, just a week on the porch! So either I need to find an evergreen or something FAKE!

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  4. This is so pretty!! I love that you used the skates in the decor.

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  5. That turned out absolutely darling! I adore how you put everything together!

    Thrilled to be your newest GFC follower through The Collective Hop!

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  6. What an incredibly sweet display. Your vintage finds make for such a beautiful Christmas display. Love it.

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  7. that bush is awesome, i thought it was fake. I've been wanting a rosemary tree- maybe the porch decor is a valid reason to buy one

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    1. Well, the rosemary, I THINK, has died already. I have had it one whole week. And it's brown.

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  8. Makes for a lovely front porch décor for sure. Sprinkle alittle snow around and it will look even more like winter

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  9. Get out...that looks amazing! I am in awe - I just switched out my summer wreath for my fall one a few weeks ago. I am clearly a bit behind in the porch decorating arena! ;)

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  10. Love it! I knew the sled and skates would look amazing on your front porch!

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  11. This is ADORABLE!!! I want some vintage skates and a sled. Come to my house and make my porch look like this. You have serious skills!!

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  12. It's absolutely perfect!!! You really are so creative! :-)

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  13. Ok, this arrangement is abso-freakin' adorable! Totally lusting over this!

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  14. Such a gorgeous way to show off your goodies!

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