So remember those pretty poinsettias on my front porch? Well, I stole borrowed them (with every intention of returning them!) from my mom’s house down the road.
I really WAS going to return them, but they just looked so pretty and at home at my house. My mom being all amazing and everything generously agreed they could stay at my house this year.
So while she was in Florida a few weeks ago “Santa and her elves” showed up at her house to bring some Christmas cheer to her front door.
Her front porch doesn’t need much help, my parents house is gorgeous! Any scrap of decorating talent I have comes from my talented mother.
I got these trees from Bed Bath and Beyond but they looked a little scrawny so I added some twigs, faux berries and some icy looking branches from Hobby Lobby. My 4 year old “elf helper” insisted on the candy cane balls, and I think they actually worked out perfect (watch out for her blog in 2030 or her hologram web cast or whatever they will have then :) )
I shopped her house and found these lanterns and my old ice skates – if the lake freezes over this year I’m totally trying these out again…stay tuned for the “I broke my ankle ice skating” post…
I got these lanterns half off at Hobby Lobby – I may need to “borrow” these at some point too!
So what do you think, not a bad trade off? Also, don’t you want to see more of my moms house?? I’m trying to talk her into letting me do a little house tour post in January…if you’re interested.