Monday, December 11, 2017

Christmas in the Country!

Merry Christmas! 
I'm finally finished decorating for Christmas!!! From the Ponds to your home, here is a tour of our porches this year!  

PART 1
THE FRONT PORCH




 We had a little snow over the weekend to add to the festive feel around here. I don't know if you can see it in this photo, but I just had to share with you.



This is the main focus of our porch this year.  I used a white & red theme and added natural greenery that we gathered from around the property.  The old shutter was originally green so I used Old White chalk paint by Annie Sloan from Vintage Cottage to give it a white washed distressed look.  The metal bow is a DIY project from last year.  The distressed bells I found at Burge Flower Shop.  I also added the vintage sled that I found at Vintage Cottage.  I love using the old galvanized buckets and containers to hold all the greenery.



I filled an old galvanized tub with the shutter.  I put a grapevine wreath in front of the shutter and then filled the tub with magnolia clippings and pine cones.  I also added a couple clippings of pine to the light fixture.



The red paint on this old tub was just a happy bonus.  




My angel has been with me for several years and can always be counted on to hold a special spot in my décor.  She looks stunning decked out with nandina berries and one of my glass balls.



I added a plaid throw to the rocker and one of my hand painted pillows to add a festive feel.



To not take away from our main front doors, I kept the arrangement by our master bedrooms doors simple.  I used magnolia leaves & simple tree branches.


The coffee table in front of the swing displays a small tree, a bird house and some pine cones.  This is definitely a Country Christmas so my shiplap hand painted sign is a perfect addition.





I filled all my flower containers with natural greenery and in some cases, I added a little bling.  I love these glass balls with hint's of gold metallic paint.  I placed three under this rustic cloche and added some natural pine cones and holly sprigs.


Here is a view of the porch from our master bedroom.  




PART 2
THE SCREENED PORCH



 We added a DIY Shiplap tree to the screened porch.  We secured it in place by putting it into a vintage cast iron pot.  All the ornaments are red and crème ticking covered DIY balls and ticking garland.
I also made some small grapevine wreaths and added some bells.  It's a fun conversation piece.










Pine cones, holly and cedar sprigs make great filler for an enamelware bowl.  Just add a battery operated candle for a perfect centerpiece.  





I love having the whole porch decorated for the holidays.  
The vintage ice box from Vintage Cottage looks great in any season.




I love having a table on the porch.  



 I've had these bird dishes from TJMaxx for several years and love using them each year at Christmas!



 One of my favorite ways to decorate all year long is putting something fine in a rusty, crusty old piece.  It worked out perfectly when I added these shiny new Christmas balls to this rusty paper roller.



This coal bucket just has a few magnolia sprigs to make it look complete.  





Nothing says a Southern Christmas like real magnolia leaves and we have those in an abundance here at the Ponds.  

For additional interior views, link to my Instagram account.  If you have any questions or comments, you can message me through my Instagram account.  

I hope you and your family have an amazing holiday season.  Many blessings my friends.  
Rachel  

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