At the Davis House we loose our minds the day after Thanksgiving. Almost the entire weekend is spent stuffing evergreen in and hanging ornaments on everything that will hold still.
We start with the outside first.
Wreaths with big, red velvet bows and candles in every window and a spotlight on the house. Then Big Daddy takes a short break while I work on my porch.
I made these toile pillow covers yesterday out of some Waverly fabric I’d been hoarding for some time now.
In my opinion friends are invaluable. Friends who give you cutting rights to their GIANT Magnolia trees are the absolute best!
I love those glossy, deep olive green leaves! Our friends the Polk’s live in a neighborhood where everybody has a Magnolia tree in their yard.
I was almost dusk when I finished playing out on my porch so I steped in to the dining room and grabbed a couple of mercury glass candle holders and had a little fun.
When it comes to decorating the porch for Christmas I struggle with (of all things) my front door. So this year I decided to try something I found on Pinterest and loved!
I was out here this morning in my feety pajamas hanging this silver tray with evergreen and fluffing the big red bow when I heard, ‘Looks Good!’ from out in the street in front of my house. Our neighbors are used to me in my feeties and all my crazy projects.
It made me smile!
I think I’m gonna have to give it a haircut.
The sled we use on our porch actually belonged to Big Daddy when he was a little boy!
I dolled it up a bit! And of course the chalkboard got a Christmas redo.
No matter where you call home, don’t forget your entry at Christmas or any time of the year for that matter. It’s the first thing people see when the come to visit. And don’t forget to take a walk in the woods to see what you can find to bring into your Christmas home.
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