Well, hello there and welcome to my porch. Sit down and stay a while and see what I have been up to. As the days grow short and the nights are long, my time spent outside is incredibly shortened. I may not spend as many hours enjoying my porch this time of the year, but that does not mean that is doesn’t deserve the same attention it usually receives. This year I was dreaming of a woodland farmhouse theme.
When searching for resources to complete my woodland porch, I only had to look as far as my own backyard. I would have to say that small town life does have some pretty amazing advantages. This would be one of them. The first element that I had to secure for my porch this year was a set of old doors. I have had these doors sitting in my backyard for a few years hiding in my junk/amazing finds pile in the “abandoned” section of our yard. I have toyed around with ideas of where to use them. I wanted them in the house, but alas, I have run out of room.
I begged my hubby to drag them to the front of the house. You should have seen it. He left them on the grass, and so it was up to me to drag them the rest of the way, through the thick forest of grass and leaves. These doors are heavy. Like really heavy. I should rewind my security camera and see what kind of show I put on. I hope I looked more like a ballerina and less like a clown. I kind of think it was the other way around. But, hey, I got them there, and that is all that matters.
Placing the doors on either side of my main front door really framed the area that I wanted to focus on. I have always felt that the area around my front door was lacking, and I feel like those doors really finished off the area.
This year I hung real garland around my door. I secured each piece with wire and continued until I had made a long enough section. I don’t think I can ever go back to fake garland again! The real stuff is so much better.
I focused on the items I wanted to use for this was simple bu sticking wit the elements I love. Natural, neutral, woodland elements. Trees, wood, white, simple.
What is a Twelve On Main porch without a chalkboard. I like to add a chalkboard to my porch to add some artistic elements to the scene. Baby, the day that I set this up it was cold outside!
I had plenty of left over cuttings from our Christmas trees to use as accent around the house. I love filling a basket or crate with natural, real evergreen.
A little Juniper tree to accent the spruce.
I usually take my hanging baskets down in the winter, but this year I decided to add some tree clippings to them and I think it looks pretty great!
It IS the most wonderful time of the year. With so many things to celebrate and the magic that envelopes us all, I feel that it is important to create an atmosphere that reflects our love for this holiday. We love it, and I hope you do to.