Monday, December 7, 2015

A Still Woods Farmhouse Front Porch Christmas

Welcome to my first ever Christmas Open House!  I will be sharing little snippets of our home as well as some of our family's favorite cookie recipes during the next two weeks.  I love to decorate all areas of the house, but have the most fun with the outdoor decor. The theme for my front and back porches is Farmhouse Chic...natural elements, tartan plaid, grapevine wreaths, and simple treasures.

I am limiting this post to two of my favorite outside areas.  The weather has been beautiful here lately and there is no better place to enjoy a mug of hot cocoa than in a rocking chair with a view of the woods beyond.  Perched between two rockers is a bench with a red coke bottle container and a white enamel bucket trimmed with a tartan bow. The bucket fits my live fir tree perfectly!  Propped on the bench is my treasured Speedaway sled from my childhood in Maine. My dad was in the military and this sled has been to many duty stations, including Hawaii!  A pair of skates hang ready for the ice.  Of course, in south Mississippi, that would be something to behold!
Who said that snow people have to be men?  I decided to make a snow-girl for another area of the front porch.  Don't you think she is sassy? This is a very simple project.  You only need three grape vine wreaths...small, medium, and large, a pair of rubber boots, a scarf, a hat or in my case, a bow, and three suction cups to adhere to the window. You could always sit the largest wreath on the ground and forgo the boots, but they do add the "sassy" element. Nearby is another rocker and a simple table.  It's the perfect place to read and maybe have another mug of hot cocoa!
Stop back by Thursday night.  I'll be sharing a delicious cookie recipe with all of you!
Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse
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