I’m Sprucing Up the Porch of my Potting Shed and counting the down the days until Christmas with the help of my Birds of a Feather Advent Calendar!
I started with the back porch of my Potting Shed, since ‘sprucing up the porch’ has been on my ‘to do’ list since her move, with her once hidden back door now visible and embarrassingly naked.
I found a pair of tall chippy, distressed red shutters to flank the back door at a favorite antique mall this fall.
Adding a little greenery goes a long way towards holiday decorating when you have access to some pine, cedar and magnolia for decking the halls!
Hanging a wreath on the back door was the first step and Day 1 of my advent calendar.
I started with an artificial wreath and added some fresh magnolia, cypress, cedar and fir to soften and add a natural element.
The wreath is framing a decorative metal half bird cage and home to some pine cones for the season.
Clip-on bird ornaments flew in to spruce up the porch. . .
And more ornaments are hanging on a vintage rake.
Wellies are filled with greenery, pine cones, and red leaves blazing with the last bit of fleeting fall color.
I trimmed a tree with assorted garden ornaments, grapevine and ribbon.
Assorted salvaged tools~ a rake, pitch fork and hand fork, join a bird house and nest as a tree topper.
Jute-wrapped and pine cone-covered birds are nesting in the tree with watering cans and wellies. . .
And goldenrod gone to seed and dried hydrangeas provide some soft texture and filler.
Tartan ribbon and plaid ornaments add a bright punch of cheery color.
Hope you’re enjoying trimming your tree and sprucing your porch!
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