Welcome to the 355th Metamorphosis Monday!
Ahoy Matey! As you read this, I’m somewhere out floating in the Caribbean, hopefully NOT in the Bermuda Triangle!!! 😉 I’m off sailing with the The Property Brothers, Drew and Jonathan Scott on their “Sailing With The Scotts, Ultimate Design Cruise.”
I have lots of posts ready for you this week. If I can find a Wifi connection, I’ll also share some photos from the design cruise this week. Be sure and follow Between Naps On The Porch on Instagram because that’s probably where I’ll be able to share photos the easiest while on this trip. You’ll find BNOTP on Instagram here: Between Naps On The Porch
I’m also going to try my hand at Snapchat, so if you’re on Snapchat, you’ll find me under the user name: susanbnotp. If I get the opportunity to use Snapshot, please bear with me while I figure it out. My snaps may be a bit wonky at first. lol
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Tartan Charger Update…some good news!
Before we get into this week’s Met Monday post, just wanted to let those who are interested know (before they’re all gone again) it appears the Tartan Chargers I shared recently in THIS post, are back in stock, at least they are as I’m writing this on Saturday evening. You’ll find them here: Tartan Chargers
Decorating the Porch for Christmas
I have family coming home for Thanksgiving this year…YAY! So as soon as I get back home from this trip, I will be decorating the exterior of my home for Christmas. I used to always hang my wreaths the day after Thanksgiving but the time left to Christmas flew by so quickly, it seemed like I barely got them up before it was time to take them down.
Last year I hung them up about a week or two before Thanksgiving and loved seeing them from the inside as well as from the outside. Best of all, I really felt like I got a chance to enjoy them before it was time to take them down. I love seeing them from inside as much as from the outside. They may be my favorite Christmas decoration of all…in fact I know they are!
If you’ve been wondering what the best way is to hang wreaths on exterior windows, you’ll find a detailed tutorial here: Hang Wreaths on Exterior Windows for the Holidays.
The other thing I plan to work on as soon as I return is decorating the front porch. I’ve got a few ideas already in mind and can’t wait to share those with you! In the meantime, for this Met Monday I thought I’d share how I’ve decorated the porch for Christmas through the years. It’s kind of fun to see the changes and thankfully my photography improved! lol
Note: To see the full post for any of these Christmas porches, just click on the “year/date” and it will open that post where you can see all the details.
Christmas Porch, 2009 (Live garland and a different style live wreath…added skates to the sled.)
Christmas Porch, 2010 (Created Pottery Barn inspired lit garland for the columns…link to tutorial in that post)
Christmas Porch, 2011 (Went with triple wreaths. The triple wreaths were inspired by a GrandinRoad ad and the link to a tutorial explaining how to hang triple wreaths is in the post. This was the first year I used cedar garland.)
Christmas Porch, 2012 (My favorite wreath of all time…a live snowflake wreath! Loved this wreath sooo much! Added a furry muff to the sled that year, along with a pail of natural greenery and a tall, black lantern. Garland around the door is cedar.)
Christmas Porch, 2013 (The stag who lives on the wall in my office came out to play. Went with triple wreaths again, this time using live boxwood wreaths.)
Christmas Porch, 2014 (Added lit trees on either side of the door and used a wreath from Martha Stewart)
The hot cocoa is ready!
Looking forward to all the wonderful Before and Afters for this Metamorphosis Monday!
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