Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Lakeside December Porch

The weather has been unbelievably warm here in SC. I have loved being outside!  
It is hard to believe, but I have some of the most beautiful roses in full bloom.
 It may not feel like it, but it sure looks like its Christmas!
What a favorite spot to watch the winter fishermen.
I made the white candy cane from some foam, wire and nubby yarn.  Hot glue the ends...easy, but I only managed to make one!
I wing it most of the time, so tutorials are kind of funny to me.  As you can see, I am no perfectionist.  I sketched out a star onto some burlap, cut, sewed, stuffed and hung...easy.
Perfectly imperfect for this outdoor tree!
I made this last year using drop cloth, full sheet labels and twine.  I cut the fabric the same size as the full sheet label and ran it through my printer.


Merry Christmas!  Burrr...the temperature is dropping tonight!


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26 comments :

Comeca Jones said...

Love the stars!

sissie said...

OMG, what a beautifully decorated porch! I love the linens on the swing. I wouldn't mind just sitting there and enjoying the loveliness of it all.

hugs
Sissie

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

I love it. It looks so pretty but also so inviting - the perfect combination!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh I just love porches and your's is so welcoming! And I love your star!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

The weather has been so warm here in NC, that I haven't put much Christmas Decor outside. The ferns and other summer plants are taking over the places where the decorations usually go! And if they live until Christmas, that's okay too! LOL!

Your rustic looking porch decor is so cute! Looks warm and inviting! Love the burlap star!

Kelly said...

I love how you decorated your porch swing! It's so rustic and inviting. That fish pillow in the middle is adorable.

Tiffini Kilgore said...

I can't begin to tell you how much I am enjoying meeting some new friends! I love all of this..really!
I know I am going to enjoy learning from you:)
it's almost the weekend!!
xo

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love every bit of this, Christie!

Cindy said...

Beautiful porch decor, I love your star, I am thinking of making one, too. I love yours.
Cindy

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love your porch decor! Yes, I live in South Carolina and the weather has been wonderful. I am not use to having this type of weather where I was originally from in PA....So I am glad that I moved to the South....and loving it!!!

Happy Holidays to you!!!

Kelly
Coastal Cottage Dreams

janet said...

What a beautiful porch..I really love your tree star..

Amy Kinser said...

Your porch is wonderful! I love the tree, love the candy cane, and the star. Love it all!!!

Maria said...

I can't get over how great this looks!!!!!! ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! I'm your new follower!

Janel@hatingmartha said...

Ummm....can I come and sit awhile? I will bring hot cocoa! This is great! Cozy and sweet...great job!

Kimberlee said...

Love the Candy Cane, and the burlap is awesome!!! I can totally relate to only getting one done... even if it was fast and easy, LOL! Would love to have you come link-up at Finished it Friday! Have a fabulous weekend! ~Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva

Shelley said...

Oh I love your rustic porch! I'd totally park myself there for a while, even if it was cold out :D Thanks for sharing!

At The Picket Fence said...

Sigh...I sure do wish I could come over and sit on your porch with you...I would bring the lattes!:-) It all looks so lovely and welcoming. Thanks for sharing it at the party!
Vanessa

Between U & Me said...

This is so fun! I LOVE it! I would love if you would share this at my Crazy Cute Party happening right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway that you could win just for linking up! Come on over! ;D

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Oh! And I'm your newest follower!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Really lovely vignette! I so wish we had a porch swing! So lovely! Merry Christmas! Angie xo

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I now know I must go out to my screen porch and get all that cotton off my swing and deck it out for the holidays!!

Blessings,
Linda

Carrie@comfortablycarriedaway said...

Love the lodgey feel of the porch swing...it would fir in perfectly at my house. Good job!

Heaven's Walk said...

What a cozy porch, Christie! Luv it! That little star it just adorable atop your sweet tree! :) I'm envying your warm temps, girlie! It's been ccccccold here! :)

xoxo laurie

Sass - aka - Kathy said...

I want to sit and have a cup of cocoa with you! What a sweet project! Please consider sharing with my readers at http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2011/12/sasss-sunday-salvation-show-4.html

Christmas blessings!

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found you via Centsational Girl.

Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

Be Merry and Bright!

Sass - aka - Kathy said...

Lovely, just lovely. Consider sharing these with my readers at http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2011/12/sasss-sunday-salvation-show-4.html

Christmas blessings!

mrshinesclass said...

You've turned this into a warm, inviting space. Can I come swing?

Sharon

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