Thursday, January 10, 2013

Our Winter Porch

We made some slight changes to our Christmas porch to transition it to a winter porch.


The mixed pine cuttings are still nice and fresh outdoors so the only thing I had to do was to remove the gold balls from the planter on the white farmhouse bench. The rustic wood stars, pinecones and burlap bow will work nicely for winter.


Even the sap bucket on the chippy old window fits in nicely with the "Let It Snow" cutout and another burlap bow.


And a Canadian winter and skates go hand in hand. The red and black buffalo check ribbon reminds me of a warm snuggly blanket or flannel sheets.


This wood bear sign with matching buffalo check scarf is staying to watch over the porch until spring.


I love no cost decor! Our weather is warming up for a few days and the snow is starting to melt but the temps are expected to drop again next week. It is only January, and we are sure to have a lot more winter ahead of us.

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30 comments:

anangloinquebec said...

It looks lovely and I so wish I could do something similar but our "porch" is a huge pile of snow that requires never-ending shoveling. Great idea to transition like that.

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Your Winter porch is so cozy!
The skates are a nice touch all season long... Yes, our January thaw is supposed to arrive for the weekend, warm temperatures and rain, I hope the sun sticks around though instead that would be nice.
All the Best,
Christine

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

I am sure the bear will do a nice job in watching the porch :)love those skates

On Crooked Creek said...

Elizabeth,
I did the same thing this past week with 40 + temps on the Prairie! Removed the red berries and red & white checked bows and added rustic metal snowflakes and pinecone wreaths and sprigs!!!
What a difference a little time and NO money can make!!! Thanks for sharing your sweet porch!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

So pretty. Luv the skates :-)
Cheers, Gee

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Looks Great Elizabeth!! Your collection can stay out till Spring... The way the temps are going we could have spring weather on Saturday....

Leslie {Goodbye, house. Hello, home!} said...

How cozy. How sweet. You and I have a lot of the same tastes. Especially the burlap bow and greenery! My front door wreath/cone/basket thing has a burlap bow on it and greenery in it.
Can I come in for a cup of tea?
:)

Dawn said...

It looks so nice, I love all the greenery and burlap:)

Pamela Gordon said...

Your front porch looks so nice Elizabeth. I love the elements you used for the winter months. We have a lot of snow here but it's been quite mild this week which is a nice change from the bitter cold. Blessings, Pamela

Debra @ Common Ground said...

so many great elements. LOVE that basic white bench with all the greens and winter fun!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

So pretty Elizabeth! I love having a little winter decor to make the transition from Christmas to spring!

Salmagundi said...

Of course, I love the touches of buffalo check. And I can't take my eyes off of the watermelon pincushion on your side bar - how cute is that??? Sally

Debbiedoo's said...

Your winter porch looks delightful. LOVE the skates!~

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love the look of your winter porch!

Dewdrop Gardens said...

Your porch looks wonderful, perfect for the winter season! I took the Christmas decor out of our greens planter...still in good shape so like yours, ours will stay till spring.
Debbie :)

Sandra@Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls said...

I love your porch, especially the wooden bear sign! Just lovely.

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Oh...Your porch is so welcoming, so sweet and so homey.
Thanks for sharing on this wintry day.
Blessings,
Carolynn xx

Kelly said...

That all looks so good. I couldn't decorate like that here because we have such mild winters (usually). Today is warm and muggy with a bit of rain. No coat is even needed! I love your little bear plaque welcoming your guests too.

Shari @ turnstylevogue.com said...

That is a great welcome - and I love the brick facade. Have a wonderful weekend!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Your winter porch is beautiful. Love it. I so wish my porch was larger. Your porch is very inviting and cozy. Thanks for sharing. Karie

must love junk said...

So pretty! I love the skates :)
Susan

Debbie said...

Your porch looks so cozy, and wintery, Elizabeth!! A very welcome sight for company.
xxoo

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Elizabeth! It makes for a wonderful Winter vignette!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Elizabeth, love your winter porch display. So inviting and just welcomes you in.
Congrats on your most visited post for Cindy's old time features. Your hutch is lovely.
Have a nice weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

It looks lovely Elizabeth! I love no cost decor too! Great job...you are so talented! Have a beautiful weekend! Angie xo

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Your winter porch has the perfect elements for a pretty outdoor vignette. Very wintery and beautifully put together!!!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

This is just perfect and I adore that ribbon. I need to do something to my porch. My "Noel" door mat has to go!

20 North Ora said...

What a cute and welcoming porch!

Judy

Lenetta Carnes said...

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Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that we just started, It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Here's the link in case you want to check it out. Thanks again.http://lenettacarnes.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekly-goals-linkup-html

Sherry said...

Super cute! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

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