We gathered a mixture of greens and I've used them both outside and inside in my decorating.
Our front porch isn't very big so I always try to keep it simple and uncluttered. I have also been on the hunt for a table to put out here to have something of bigger scale.
For pops of red I tied some red bead strands around my milk can. Some of these pictures almost didn't make the cut to share with the moss I didn't notice at the time of these pictures! It just grows on everything in this state!!
My mom gave me a pair of these large tin candle holders many years ago, and they open to hold three tea lights, but I usually have a strand of white lights in them instead to illuminate. It was also starting to get dark out when I ran out and snapped these pictures today (3pm it's starting to get dark out! I don't remember it ever being that early in the winter time!?) But it helped with showing my lights I suppose!
I added pine branches and pine cones to my white planter box. My husband had the idea of laying a strand of white lights beneath the branches, it looks so pretty at night!
And of course my favorite pine cone wreath is still hung in the front window!
We also have an ugly lock box on our front door (hence the angled pictures!) as our landlord has decided to sell the townhouse we rent, just in time for the holidays …. But that is okay, as I have said 100 times before, this house is just not my "style". We have been doing a lot of searching and are excited for the upcoming change!
As you can kind of see the old bushel basket behind the white column below, that is where all our electrical cords are for all these lights, that I then covered with burlap and more pine cones. I hate seeing cords! :)
Years ago my mom also gave me this lighted garland. It looks almost real with the pine cones attached. I always try to incorporate this in my Christmas decorating.
My style has changed so much over the years and now I just strive for simple, rustic touches in my decorating, and honestly, the only things I think I have even bought this Christmas so far for decorating is a few bags of cinnamon pine cones, burlap ribbon and cinnamon sticks from Michael's. Oh! And this pretty cross stitched ribbon from the Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/LemonCatShop that I just love!
We still haven't brought in our Christmas tree yet, I "planned" on doing that today … but it just didn't happen!
I will show some of my indoor decorating in my next post, but in the meantime you can see some in my Instagram here too!
Until next time! Happy Holidays!