Here is the 2nd Christmas porch posting. I will hold off until November to show you more of this year's Christmas ideas.
In our neighborhood like most, twinkling and colorful lights hang from most eaves. It is a beautiful sight! However, we don't have the typical display out front. I think sometimes the girls wish that we could be like all the other households--maybe next year.
For the past few years, I have assembled a grouping of winter accessories to portray our winter scenery.
As a base, I drag out one of my most favorite collectibles from my grandparents--Grandpa's tool box. In this box, he laid his enormous wrenches.
Then I added Grandma's granite white and red dish pan that she used for soaking clothes or washing dishes in the basement. Look at the dents or 'scars' as I call them. I think they add so much character.
Inside of this stands the very primitive Christmas tree strung with colored mini lights.
Wrapped around the trunk of the tree is a sateen red and green Christmas plaid tablecloth.
Propped behind the tree stands a set of vintage dark green shutters, picked up on a hunt years ago. I connected them together at an angle using green floral wire so they will be somewhat stable
On one side, I hang the ecru metal mittens and the other, a metal flower pocket that holds evergreens and red berries.
At the base of the tree, I casually place a set of vintage white skates.
I had a hard time getting my camera to take a good night picture with the lights on. For now, I will have to settle for a daytime view.
Once all this is in place, a spotlight is placed about 10 feet away.
It is a unique but very homey look to the front porch.