Just popping in with a few photos of my front porch progress. I took these photos this evening after dark to give you an idea of how things look at night.
The porch doesn’t feel complete just yet; it needs a little greenery around the bottom of the urns and a little something else, but it’s getting there.
In years past, I’ve alway hung the garland lower on the door as seen in this photo of the porch decorated for Christmas a few years back.
This year I went a good bit higher…which way do you like it best? I wish the lit topiaries didn’t hide the garland that hangs down to the floor on either side of the door. I may try moving them over toward the door but then they will probably block the sidelights and kind of crowd out the door. I need a pretty Christmas mat…something simple.
I went with fresh cedar garland, just love the way it drapes.
I found this little sled in Marshalls a couple of months ago. I love its Christmas tree shape. 🙂 It would make a really great centerpiece for a Christmas buffet table or possibly even in the center of a regular dining table. If used on a buffet table, it would make a cute serving stand for some of the dishes. It always looks nice to place dishes at different heights on a buffet table.
Today it’s decorating my door for Christmas. I usually use a wreath and normally it’s a live wreath, but I thought it would be fun to do something a bit different this year. I’ll share another picture later when the porch is more complete.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you! I’m off to decorate a tree and wrap some presents! 🙂
Update: A few folks were wondering if the sled would scratch the door when I open and close it. It came with a jute rope piece for hanging, but I added wire because the jute was really thin. The sled stays in place well as I open and close the door. It’s made of a light weight wood and I placed little soft pads in several places on the back of the runners. I really didn’t need as many as I used because the only part of the sled that actually touches the door is at the very bottom.
The little pads I used are from the hardware store and they are similar to the type you put on the bottom of a chair leg, except much, much smaller. I think they’re probably designed to be used on the bottom of a decorative vase or a piece you might want to place on a table, but they work well for items you’re hanging, too.
The rope you see hanging above the sled is a little pull rope that came on the sled. I drapped it over another nail that was already in the door that’s normally used when I hang wreaths or baskets. So the sled isn’t really hanging from that nail, the rope is just draped there.