Sunday, November 28, 2010

A Little Christmas Magic-Met Monday

     Like most of you, I spent much of the past few days bringing a little Christmas cheer to my house. Today I'm going to show you the front porch. It was inspired by a Pottery Barn photo, of course my house doesn't look like the Pottery Barn house and I also wanted to use things I already had. I wasn't asking for too much do you think? Before we started decorating, we made a much needed change to our house numbers. The numbers that were on the house were here when we bought the house 7 years ago. They blended too much with the brick and as you will see, they looked ugly. I added the Christmas sticker to avoid posting the full number.


     Imagine how excited I was when CSNstores.com asked me to review a product and I got to pick out new house numbers! I absolutely love them. It was one of those simple changes that really made a difference to the front of my house. They are quality made and my husband had no trouble at all putting them on the house. I wish we had made this simple change sooner. I have been really happy with everything I've gotten from CSN and I'll be having a giveaway from them in the near future...maybe you can change your house numbers!


     Now, for the rest of the porch. When I was looking through my Pottery Barn catalog, I loved the look of one of the pictures. I knew that without buying several new things, I couldn't quite match that look...but, I did use it as my inspiration for using some things I already had. So, we took the porch from this...



To this...






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23 comments:

Sherry said...

Oh my goodness! This is so cute! Love the twigs with the ornaments. So cute.
Sherry

Low Tide High Style said...

Your new house numbers look great and your house looks so pretty all decorated for the holidays! I love your new header picture and your background...magical!

Kat :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sue, I love your front porch decorated for Christmas. Just beautiful.

koralee said...

Beautiful my friend....love it. xoxoxo

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Sue,
Your house is looking so festive and pretty!
I love the new house numbers and I love your pretty lights and decor!

My name means Wisdom said...

Oh, it looks so cozy! We got the lights and garland up, but everything else needs doing still. Really, really wanted to get it done this weekend, but we spent all Saturday at a Christmas event and then parade so its okay.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Sue,
Very pretty front porch. So festive looking!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks great Sue, lovin' your chair decorations:@)

La said...

Your house looks wonderful, Sue. The new numbers look much better. La

ChRiS said...

love your porch would you mind telling me how you did the twigs from the porch ceiling?

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Chris-it was really easy. We gathered twigs from the yard and wired two bunches together at their bases. We then put them together end to end and wired the two bunches together and tightly wrapped the "center" with jute twine to cover the wire. They are hung by cup hooks.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty - You did a great job.
Have a great week.

dee dee said...

Sue,
Your front porch is beautiful! Love the new numbers... will have to keep those in mind for the cottage! The iceskates, twigs, lights all all fantastic!
Dee Dee

LindyLouMac said...

Your porch looks wonderful, we do not decorate so early in Europe though, so I have yet to get my head around all my American blogging friends being so ready for Christmas :)

SmilingSally said...

How pretty! I love those blues!

Happy Blue Monday!

Kim said...

It looks gorgeous. I love your overscaled wreath and the stick trees.

nannykim said...

Woweee kazoweeee!! That looks absolutely smashing!! I love it! love everything!! especially the skates (which we no longer have, living here in the South, although I guess there are some ice rinks somewhere???)

DANA said...

What a great post! I would love for you to link this up to my linky party! http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/link-up-giveaway-and-winner.html

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Wow, Sue, this looks amazing!! Love those three large red balls..., the trees, and the chair... well, everything. I haven't done anything outdoors yet. Next weekend..., but it will be much (much) more humble.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your new numbers -- they really pop!

Sunny simple life said...

Adorable. I love the ice skates.

Fickle Cattle said...

I love what you did with your porch. Really pretty. :-)

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Monica H said...

The ice skates are the cutest touch. Thanks to my husband we have lights up outside. they're pretty!