My Christmas porch and entry decorations

Confession: I don’t love to decorate for Christmas. I get super excited and go crazy for Halloween. Thanksgiving is easy because I only need to switch a few things out. By the time Christmas gets here I’m tired and busy. I do what I can but it always seems kinda lame. With that ┬áin mind I thought I’d share a few of my holiday decorations. This isn’t everything – I’m not that lame – just my front porch and entry. Enjoy.

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Santa stands just inside the front door on my little entry table.

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Next to Santa is the last letter my daughter wrote to Santa before she learned “the truth”.

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Of course, I had to include some pics of my girls with the big man himself. Seems so long ago.

Christmas entry table

Here it is all together. (Apologies for the bad flash photography.)

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Hanging on the wall above the Santa table is this chalkboard.

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My front porch.

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laughing abi Christmas entry

laughing abi Christmas entry

This is a bench that sits in my front yard. See the front porch in the background? If you look closely you can even see my little chalkboard and Santa just inside the front door.

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Roadside redo: outdoor flower table

outdoor flower table

I found this filthy little plastic table on the side of the road one morning and decided it needed a makeover. I took it home, cleaned it up, and spray painted it brown spray. Then, since I was going to be using it on my patio, I decided to add a flower to the top. I used a pencil to lightly sketch the shape and filled it in with several coats of acrylic paint. Lastly, I finished it off with a protective clear coat so it would hold up under a summer’s worth of vodka tonics. Ta-da!

Do you have any roadside finds that you’ve transformed into masterpieces?

outdoor table redo