Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Pretty Natural Christmas Porch

A driftwood and evergreen-filled urn, dusted with fresh snow.

I started a week ago, on a warm November day.  All the greens came from our trees.  If I fill the urns both at once, they turn out more symmetrical.

Pine cones gathered from the yard cover the dirt.

Burlap roses, sprinkled with fine glitter.  I love how they look against the driftwood.

Above the urns, the only color on our porch.  I am not a fan of the color red (as all my friends know).  But it's Christmas.  And our house is white with black shutters and a green door.  A touch of red is allowed.

We were happy with the snowfall, which made everything look beautiful.  But the wind was blowing like crazy, making the bough to the right crooked and blasting the sap bucket on the left clear off the porch.  That's okay.  I like symmetry with a twist, as evidenced by the unmatched old windows behind the urns.

(I am selling the burlap roses at Les Junc in Zimmerman, MN.  Open every Saturday from 10-4, and the third weekend of every month).


  1. Love the last photo. Btw, your outdoor decorating was beautiful this year. Not sure if I told you when I visited. Lovely!

  2. I love your front door color. Do you know what the brand and color is?