I finally made it outside to get my front porch and window boxes Christmas ready! I was hoping the weather was going to cooperate (one always hopes this actually, when one lives in Michigan) and give me a pretty new dusting of snow to make everything magical. Gray and White Christmas Front Porch
Alas, there was no new snow in sight. So, I did what any normal half crazy blogger does and I shoveled our yard for the last bits of snow to throw near the porch. Mainly because there were a ton of leaves there and somehow I reasoned in my head that covering them with shovels full of snow would be quicker/easier than just raking them and bagging them. I also inadvertently stepped in a Charlie “present” while shoveling the yard in my pajamas. So, you are welcome for that mental image… Thank goodness our street is pretty quiet in the winter as the choice words that rang out weren’t exactly spreading Christmas cheer for all to hear! :)
I stuck with my less is more simple approach this year out on the porch with a wreath and garland. I used a faux wreath and garland that I had in the garage and wove in some cedar clippings form a local nursery to freshen it up a bit. I hung it with a command hook rather than one of those wreath hangars. We have an extra tall door and I find that those don’t hang down far enough for me.
I added a gray velvet bow to tie in my striped gray lumbar pillows. Also, notice Charlie stalking me as usual through the window. He is very concerned as to why I am shoveling snow at the house.
For my window boxes, I took a little walk through the woods and collected some greens from the yard. I also bought these red-coated sticks at the nursery. This would be such an easy DIY with some spray paint and sticks too!
In the past, I have added ornaments or more “Christmasy” items into my window boxes and then I’m sort of stuck with them until the weather thaws. This year, I wanted to do something that would be good to go all winter long. I tossed a few shovels full of yard snow (dog poo free thankfully) at them to make them a little more festive. I can’t wait to see them coated with actual fresh snow too.
I bought these evergreen trees last year and planted them in these planters. They looked cute out by the pool all summer and the Mr. helped me drag them back over here for the winter. That’s it – my gray and white Christmas porch is complete!
Gray and White Christmas Front Porch