Happy Thursday, ya’ all! You know that phrase in the song, ‘Let it Snow’? The part where it says, ‘The weather outside is frightful…..’ Well, let’s just say, here in our neck of the woods, the weather IS frightful, but not because of snow! For the past two weeks it has done nothing but rain!!
I don’t know about you, but this gal is kind of partial to having a white Christmas, and it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen! Can you give me a BAH HUM BUG! Okay, now that I’ve got that out of the way, we can move onto some more Country Christmas decor. If you missed part one, you can check it out here!
I’d like to start with the front porch, but before I do, let me just say that unless I wanted to get drenched by torrential rain and wind, (I did not), I have not been able to take any photo’s of the porch during the day. In fact, the only time I had even a window of opportunity, was Tuesday night, when I took Mr. Bentley for a walk to do his business!
Hubby thought he was being pretty clever this year, when I stated he was only helping me put up lights if we just did the front porch, and not the trees and bushes in front of our house. That was fine with me! More lights for the front porch, and of course, the garage! We also placed two grapevine deer that I have for years up there too!
Guess whose idea it was to add the straw bale leftover from fall? If you guessed hubby, your absolutely right! He said it made them look more realistic! That darn man surprises me when I least expected it-especially since he’s not too keen on putting up decorations!
With all the wind we’ve been having, several birch branches fell down, so I thought, ‘what the heck’ and placed them in a bucket and wrapped them with lights too!
And let’s not forget my rusty old wheel! Oh yes, we have extension cords everywhere-but seeing the smiles on our neighbors faces when they stop, makes it all worth it!
There’s Mr. Bentley patiently waiting to get inside while Mummy snaps photos!
Okay, maybe we should go indoors! It’s starting to rain again and I’m sure I will melt! Come on in and I’ll get you a cup of coffee, or better yet, some hot cocoa!(That is if I have any left after this weekend!)
The front door is adorned with a simple wreath that I added a few pine cones from our back yard, and a plaid ribbon and some jingle bells that I purchased at the Dollar Store for $2!! Every time the door opens, it sounds like Santa’s sleigh bells!
I added some simple Christmas touches, here in the foyer. As you can see by the crate under the table, we are all ready for some snow flakes and cold weather. That is- if it ever comes!
I made the PEACE, JOY and HOPE sign last year, out of some reclaimed wood I found in our stash. I love being reminded what the Christmas season is all about, every time I come through the foyer. Mom L gave me the old feeder pan earlier this fall. I filled it with some greenery, pine cones, and antlers, for a rustic touch.
The old bench I found at our farm (my great-grandpa’s) is still in the foyer! I think that’s a record for keeping it in one place for so long! I added a pillow I made from a grain sack, a rusty lantern, and a vintage pair of skates that I picked up at flea market. ***I even left just enough room for hubby to sit down and take off his boots when he comes through the door! As long as he doesn’t throw his sock on the floor, we’re good to go!
I hoped you enjoyed my mini Christmas tour. I haven’t even started Christmas shopping, so guess what I’ll be doing today? Wish me luck!
Have you finished your shopping yet?
Have an AMAZING day!
Blessings and hugs,