The Painted Chandelier Christmas Porch Tour
Hi, Friends! Today, I am sharing with y’all my Christmas porch. ( To see my Christmas Home Tour 2013, click here ) We’ve had so much rain here in Georgia lately. It rained almost continuously from Thanksgiving until just a few days ago, with few decent days to get outdoor decorating done. But finally, it let up and I was able to get the porch finished this past weekend. This week our weather is beautiful! Never boring weather~ gotta love the South 🙂
Last year, we changed our Charleston green shutters and a red front door to a shade of gray brown. I wanted to update our house color scheme, so I basically just stayed in the same color family as our siding, which is Duron Pewterworks. Caribou is the color we chose for the shutters and front door, and I love it because it’s such a great neutral & looks so good with the colors I particularly love right now: pale aquas, blue greens, magentas, purples, & pinks.
In my Fall Home Tour, I used purple cabbages, magenta mums, purple fountain grass, Dusty Miller, and purple pansies. Believe it or not, they still looked good at Thanksgiving and even now, so I decided to enhance the planters for Christmas instead of buying new plants or boxwoods. I had my color scheme planned out: natural linen ribbon, pale aqua pillows from last Summer, natural greenery & pinecones, touches of burlap, and apple green satin ribbon. I also knew I wanted to add silver and gold ornament balls to the planters.
I found this table late one day at a yard sale. I love the rustic look it gives, but think I may paint it this Spring for a different look. I usually have a fairy garden in this large clam shell, but I filled it with gold & silver ball ornaments and pinecones for Christmas. I added greenery from the woods, and moved a succulent from the front porch to this table vignette. I spray painted some birch branches and stuck them in the urn for texture and visual interest. All very quick and simple changes that look festive!