I love this time of year in blogland - where a group of us come together and share our homes for the season. This is the Celebrating Christmas Blog Hop.
I am so excited to be joining this group of talented ladies showcasing parts of our home for Christmas. Today I am sharing my front porch and how I'm adding hints of red to our exterior.
A special thanks needs to be given to our beautiful host of this blog hop. Leen from Sand Dollar Lane put all this together and it's a good one! Of course, you won't want to miss all the other amazing links at the end of this post.
If you are here from Sweet Pea, then Welcome to Noting Grace! I just love Paula's style and her magnolia wreath was so gorgeous! I am so happy you are here and am honored you stopped by! You can learn more about me and my blog here.
This year's Christmas decor is all about pops of red and I couldn't wait to decorate our front porch.
Celebrating Christmas Blog Hop
Our Front Porch
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I started by adding garland around the front door and hanging a simple wreath.
This is an old wreath form I've had for years that had seen better days.
So I gave it a quick update by adding new sprigs of faux greenery, some red berries and ornaments and topping it with a simple ribbon.
I love how all the red pops against our Limewashed exterior.
This side of the house gets a lot of direct sun, and last year we had fresh garland. But it didn't last very long here in the Birmingham climate, so I opted for faux greenery this season.
Earlier this year, we gave our front porch an update. We installed the herringbone brick paved patio replacing an old dated clay tile one.
Then we installed the handrails and built these fun planter boxes.
Since they already were tall, I wanted to find a creative way to add color without having to purchase all new plants.
So I started by placing old wreaths from years past as the base.
Next I added some faux cedar greenery and a bunch of faux red berries that I got from Michael's.
It was a simple way to add color and height at minimal cost!
I found the swags for a steal this year and hung them under each light.
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The pops of red have been so fun to play with this year!
We still have so much we dream of doing to our exterior, but this Christmas has made me enjoy our home that much more!
Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog today. I would love to get to know you better, so leave a comment below!
So now it's time to hop on over to Sonya Burgess's blog. She is sharing some awesome tips to update store bought wreaths!
You can also visit all the other talented ladies participating today by visiting the links below. I know you will find something you love!