When it comes to decorating for Christmas each year, do you try and come up with a different theme each time or do you just let it happen as it speaks to you. I decided that this year to decorate very simple, using as much natural items as I could. Since I decided a few years back to not use a real tree, I miss the smell of Christmas pine. I have lots of vintage Christmas items that I also normally use, some from the victorian era, but I don't think that I'm going to pull it all out this time. I started out as you saw from the first post I did on my porch with the three white trees and then moved on to using more fresh greens, twigs, and just a few Christmas balls sprinkled throughout.
Here's the front door:
I did leave the white pumpkins, they are still so pretty to not use. Can you see I used simple cedar tree branches as my wreath with clear balls and angel wings inside them. I just grabbed a few angel wings as they passed over my house *wink*. They are actually doves wings from my family of doves. I have four doves now and I think she may be sitting on more eggs.
This is the side view of my porch:
An overall view:
Then, lite up at night:
I still have a few more small touches I'll be adding. Each week I'd like to show different Christmas decorating from a cottage Christmas to a homespun Christmas. Hope you'll check back for more Christmas ideas. Have a great week!!