Hello my friends and welcome to day 5 of 'Creating Christmas'
Today we will be sharing our Christmas Porches and Outdoor Spaces with Kimberly over at Camp and Cottage Living
This year the LDS church has adopted the #LighttheWorld
Each day they suggest us doing something to do exactly that.
(a special lantern that belonged to my father in law)
Whether you are LDS or not, it is a great reminder for all of us to serve others and be a little kinder this time of year!
I've had a lot on my plate and have not done as much service as I would have liked to, but still, I think of this # and incorporate it into my daily life. Simple things like letting someone go in front of me in the line at Wal-mart, Or stopping and letting a car get out of a parking lot at a busy time of day.
Although the lanterns I tied to my old apple ladder do not actually light up, they are a subtle reminder of me to spread some
'light' each day.
I used them on my ladder a few years ago and enjoyed them so much I added them again this year.
Now, for the rest of the porch.
The chippy filing cabinet remains on the porch for a while. It's a bit heavy and hubby and I get tired of wheeling it off. I'm sure he is thanking me for that! lol!
I used the remaining ornaments left over from my wreath and filled two old galvanized buckets. Hubby tied them to rope hanging from my rusty old pulley.
I hung a whispy wreath from one of the drawers.
Last week a friend and I were at a thrift shop when one of the employees wheeled out a cart with two of these deer on it. We couldn't grab them up fast enough. :) They were only $5 BUCKS! Catch the pun?
I love using fresh greens out on the porch. Every year I give my father in laws trees a good trimming.
This year I also bought a garland and swag from Costco for
I kept it simple and just added a few red jingle bells and rusty stars here and there.
More bells on the swag.
I tucked more green and some giant bells inside of my vintage cream separator and placed it on one side of the door.
This cabinet usually sits in front of our family room window on a stand. The tree now resides there, so it found it's way out on to the porch. I placed a wooden tree (a thrift find), some pots, and a few ornaments inside. It sits upon the white drop leaf table that once belonged to my hubbies grandparents that I topped with burlap. I painted the Santa yeas ago. Back when I taught tole painting.
Simplicity on the door standing in the corner of the porch.
I placed a couple of Alberta Spruce in my urns and draped a garland I made by stinging cranberries around them.
Merry Christmas from our front porch to yours!
I want to thank all of you for sharing how you have Created Christmas for '2016'
The party will remain open until the 24th, so please continue to
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