This afternoon I snapped just a few photos of our pretty new porch,
decorated very simply for Christmas time.
We bought those black urns at Lowe’s this past summer,
+ of course, at the time,
I was already dreaming of how pretty they would look at Christmas.
They look like cast iron but are actually made from old tires,
which means they are lightweight + are supposed to be durable enough
to make it throughout the cold winter months.
Each window in our house has a single electric candle,
which is one of my favorite things to do.
I think it is so quaint, especially in a 2-story house like ours
(+ this one, below:)
We hung some artificial garland made of mixed greens,
including some blue spruce,
which coordinates divinely with our blue spruce topiary.
Yes, I know this Dachshund is tacky, but how could I resist so much cuteness?
She’s standing in front of my seats from the old Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
I bought that ginormous wreath at a garage sale one warm summer day.
It’s hard to tell in this photo, but those are big, retro red bulbs.
Yes, I use a lot of red in our house, which is especially festive at Christmas time.
Did I share a photo of our new mailbox?
Look! Yet another Dachshund — a boot scraper, actually,
which I placed next to some old, red boots I bought at a vintage store.
This may or may not be the final version of our Christmas porch,
but whatever — I am going to keep things simple, with red + greens.