Thursday, December 17, 2015

Using Nature To Decorate The Porch For Christmas


I had a vision for our front porch...
a simple country style, using nature for the Christmas decor.


So, I went for a walk in the woods to gather some cedar branches.
(Note to self:  remember to wear gloves so you don't have to wash in bleach from the itchies.)



I left the dirt in the urns from my summer and fall plantings.
I started by placing one pretty full branch in the back center.


I continued placing cedar branches in the dirt, filling it in as I went.


While cutting the branches in the woods, I guesstimated 7 branches per urn, so that's how I strategically placed them.


I love how some of he branches are leaning, slightly spilling over.


Some might say that the stacked wood is a bit...oh shall we say...not so glamorous, but...
I love it!  It adds to the the simple country look that I was going for, and...
the wood is functional - we have a wood burning fireplace.


After I finished with the cedar branches, I gave them a little water.

To this simple arrangement, you could add:
Christmas ornaments, lights, berry sprigs, pine cones, sticks, fruit, or anything your heart desires.

My heart desires simple (yet beautiful)!

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13 comments:

  1. I love the cedar! I too like just using natural materials at Christmastime. It's so pretty. I really love your stacked wood too :)

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    1. Thanks Megan! I love to use nature in my decorating whenever possible.

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  2. Looks fabulous. The stacked wood is my favorite! Lets you know it will be cozy and snug inside!

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    1. Well, now...the weather needs to cool down to match the season so we can have a fire ;-)

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    2. It's coming tonight! Whoo-hoo!

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  3. Dear Lori Leigh ... I love the natural and simple look. My heart desires simple as well. Hugs ♥ Teri

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  4. Beautiful...and I think the sun is shining! Merry Christmas!!!

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    1. You are right...the sun is shining...haven't needed that wood ;-(

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  5. I often do this too, fill my planters with fir and cedar , salal, Oregon Grape...and sometimes the ferns growing abundantly all around our place. I think next year I might copy your idea of grand planters on either side of the door. Your natural Christmas décor is lovely !

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    1. Thanks Kathy. I like the idea of using wild ferns too.

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  6. Perfect!! What more do you need? You can leave them in place all winter long!!

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  7. So pretty - and the stacked wood makes your home appear wonderfully inviting. I love your red door!

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