Christmas On The Porch

This is our first Christmas in the Dutch colonial,

+ it has me wildly enthusiastic about decking our halls!

Isn’t there something about a new house + holidays

that makes us want to just go nuts!?

Anyway, I started on our incomplete front porch,

which, sadly, is still awaiting its rails + steps:

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Does my display look goofy on the unfinished porch?

I hope not.

Let’s look at everything up close, shall we?

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I bought that old, gray bench in an antiques store in Galena, Illinois.

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I bought the old red mailbox this past summer

from Hammar’s This + That, here in town.

My plan was to store my gardening supplies inside it.

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The large number cards are from

the Scout Flea Market in Yorkville, Illinois.

416 is our street address.

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The 2 small urns were less than $20 each at Lowe’s.

Don’t you love pairs of things in the garden?  I do!

I bought those faux evergreen trees at IKEA last year.

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I couldn’t resist buying that new-but-looks-old watering can

at my favorite garden center, Blumen Gardens in Sycamore, Illinois.

Ouch!  That thing is heavy when full of water,

but at least it looks good!

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My sled was a gift from my friend, Alan.

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Don’t you love those primitive red mittens?

I bought those a long time ago

at a wholesale market in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

Anyway, I think that’s going to be it for the outside.

Slowly but surely, I’m adding a bit of Christmas inside the house.

It’s hard, though, because I’m super busy

with my RedBird biz this month.

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I am participating in my friend, Amy’s, Plaid Umbrella Pop-Up Store

in the next 3 weekends in December.

If you’re from the Chicago area, I highly recommend this show.

Fantastic displays, awesome + affordable merch, nice people!

Etc.

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4 responses to “Christmas On The Porch

  • Nancy

    I love Blumen Gardens! But I also love your decorated porch. I have many of the same items, but no covered porch:(

  • Dolores

    Love your porch Christmas display! Doesn’t look corny at all! Speaking of Blumen Gardens, I still have the picture of you and I in the outhouse doorway that a lady took of us years ago. Fun day!

    • cardinalkay64

      Oh, Dolores. I think of that trip often. Stand outs include the brightly colored window sashes hung from tree branches! HELL-O! We’ve got one tree in our yard with lots of horizontal branches, + methinks they could use a couple small blue sashes! Now to wait for Spring. HA.

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