Burlap and bling come together to create this Country Christmas card. Don't you love mixing up simple and elegant elements?
Little Leaves die cut branches are embellished with small circle punches of Red Glimmer Paper to create the Christmas bough. The elegant greeting from the Greetings of the Season stamp set is accented by a banner of Burlap Ribbon.
I was inspired to create this card after my decor savvy friend, Pam, stopped by yesterday to "spruce" up my front porch for Christmas! She takes the items I already have, rearranges them and adds a few new and seasonal touches. Want to see??
Bear with me while I tell you some of the history behind the pieces.
This is the first grouping that you see when you step on my porch. The chair used to sit under the desk in my parent's room and my mom always wanted to have the seat re-thatched. But, for me, I will keep the opening and fill it. I will be adding white lights to the bare branches in the chair.
This grouping is in the center of my porch. The sled was my husband's when he was young. The ice skates? I bought those from my friend Pam when she ran a decor store. You can't see it well in this photo; but, there are shiny Christmas ornaments in the basket of branches and pine-cones. Love the sparkle in the middle of the rustic.
If you turn to the right, you see this grouping. How much fun are the old letters that Pam strung together for a banner?? The old wash tub was my grandmother-in-law's. Yes, I raided her barn and shop one day, with her permission, when she realized I liked to decorate vintage.
The band of bells was my favorite decoration to pull out each Christmas when I was young. A snowy sleigh ride is definitely on my bucket list! The little tree was one of my mother's decorations and the old rusty bucket it's in was a feed bucket from my husband's grandparents house.
This is to the left of my front door. The grapevine wreath and star were separate elements. Pam combined them together with branches and holly for a great piece.
Below them, you will find...
How can someone make rubber boots look cute? Stick some pine branches in them! Yes, those are my boys' barn boots that they have outgrown.
I hope you have enjoyed this look at some fun Christmas Porch Decor and have been inspired by Pam's talent as I was.
I would love to have you visit
my porch in person some day!
Thanks so much for visiting today!
Greetings of the Season - 128033 Clear/128030 Wood
CARD STOCK AND PAPER:
Crumb Cake (120953), Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730), Always Artichoke (105119), Red Glimmer Paper (121790)
INK: Real Red (102482)
ACCESSORIES AND TOOLS: Big Shot (113439), Little Leaves Sizzlit Die (114511), Woodgrain Embossing Folder (127821), Extra Large Oval Punch (119859) , Burlap Ribbon (132140) , Real Red Taffeta Ribbon (119251)