First up, thank you so much for your comments on yesterday’s Date Night Style post! I’m thrilled you loved the dress and sentiments behind New Years Eve for us. Remembering that night kind of makes me want to plan something special for this year. Any ideas?
Today I’m excited to be participating in Just A Girl’s Welcome Home Blog Tour, sharing a little of our front porch and entry way for the holiday. Chris is one of my very favorite people and my sarcastic soul sister, so I’m always game for whatever she has planned! I’m also paired up with some really phenomenal bloggers, so welcome to those of you hopping over from Rhoda’s!
I kept things pretty simple on the porch this year, with some pre-lit trees and a door wreath. Two things that are life-savers this time of year…pre-lit anything and timers!
Sugarplum Tip: Use hot glue to adhere cords to the brick or siding of your house. It helps conceal them, and pulls right off!
Our Foyer opens directly to the Dining Room and Living Room, so we don’t have a traditional entrance hall with a landing zone. Instead, we use a nearby partial wall that connects the entrance area to the Family Room and Kitchen. It’s the perfect spot for a long console table, and one of my favorite places to add holiday decor.
Sugarplum Tip: Clear Command hooks attach well to furniture (and remove easily with no damage), and are great for hanging wreaths and stockings!
I cut back on the number of ornaments this year (see our Christmas tree here), so I used the leftovers to fill vases and hurricanes all over the house. So simple and easy, but so festive!
This gorgeous canvas print from Lindsay Letters Studio is my favorite addition this year. She offers stunning holiday pieces, but I couldn’t bear the thought of not having her art on display year-round, so I chose this graphic abstract. The black kind of reminds me of a nutcracker soldier, so it’s still Christmasy! 😉 (Use code Sugarplums10 for 10% off her pieces, and order by the 15th to ensure they arrive by Christmas!!)
I used to display the fun Christmas cards that arrived in the mail, but found we all like to sit and look through them frequently, so now they live in a pretty wood bowl.