Merry Christmas and welcome to Our Southern Home. I'd like to share with you our Christmas porch. I have snow on the mind. I have big hopes that if I used snowflakes on the front porch that maybe, just maybe we'd have a white Christmas! I know…in upstate SC that is virtually unheard of. BUT…believe it or not, we had that on Christmas Eve in 2010. I am going to start out by sharing those glorious pictures with you.
Do you see the flakes? I know, not much! But to us southerners…it was amazing! The kids were so excited!
It was a wet snow. Would this confuse Santa and his reindeer?
On Christmas morning, we work up to this!!! This is a Southern White Christmas!!!
Even Lizzie our black lab was celebrating!
It was in the 70s the day I took this photo. We have crazy weather here! We can see a beautiful December day in the 70s and quite chilly days in the 30-40s.
I am still in the process of furnishing and decorating the front porch. I borrowed this chair from the back screened porch for our Christmas porch this year to create my “Dreaming of a White Christmas” porch.
I have been smitten with all of the plaids this year so I have tried to add inexpensive touches here and there. The throw is from Kohl's and the snowflake pillow is from Target.
I like to borrow from other areas of our home and use things that I have in new ways. These large lanterns have found themselves all over the place. They usually have candles in them, but this year I added pine cones from our woods, ornaments that I already had and faux snow. The bucket is part of a beverage stand filled with wood, pine cones and fresh greens. The sled is from my childhood growing up in Virginia. I saw lots of snow there!
The faux boxwood urns usually grace either side of the front door. I switched it up little this season.
The wreath is real! It has really held up well outside.
Whoops….looks like I am partially in the picture! All of the snowflakes are from the Dollar Tree. I jazzed them up a bit. I'll share that with you in another post.
The wire basket is usually used inside. It is full of fresh greens, pinecones and ornaments that I already had. The pates are usually in the kitchen! The only new purchase in this vignette is the wreath and $1 Tree snowflakes!
Each old wreath was adorned with a large Dollar Tree snowflake. I have recently started using Photoshop Elements 11. I am not happy with the way some of the photos were batched edited If you have some tips, I'd love the advice! It is quite the learning process. Hopefully, I'll have it tweaked soon!
UPDATE: Here is the tutorial for the glittered snowflakes
I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
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