Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas on the Back Porch

This is the first time I've ever lived in a house that has a screened porch, and I'm SO HAPPY about it!   When we moved to NC on Labor Day weekend, the weather had cooled off, and we were able to enjoy almost every day out on the porch up until at least Halloween.  It's my favorite spot in the house, and so I just had to put something Christmasy out there this year.

I picked up this little live tree at the local farmer's market.  It cost $15, but it was so worth it to have this pretty little tree out here.  It has stayed so nice and fresh, and its green needles look great against the ornaments that we've used on it.

Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures while I was decorating it.  I just put two strands of 35 crystal faceted lights on it, for a total of 70 bulbs.  Usually I use the mini lights, but this time, I really like the change of pace on this tree.

I then put three faux berry garlands on. One of them was thicker and heftier than the other two, so I put it in the center of the tree, and put the thinner two garlands above and below the thicker one.


Next up was to put on a collection of bird ornaments.  I have blown glass ones, and some cute little white crystally ones.


Here is one made from metal.   I love them all!


Last, I added some "wishful thinking" snowflakes to the tree.


I'm missing the possibility of snow here in NC, but I do enjoy the warmer weather and the ability to spend the afternoon out on the porch!


We put some party lights up around the ceiling of the porch, and then hung some large acrylic snowflakes in the screen windows.  If I can't have real snow, at least I can pretend.  ;-)  The temperatures are supposed to spike up into the mid-70's this weekend, so I'm especially happy to have this pretty little place to spend an afternoon.

Here's hoping for a wonderful Christmas, even if it won't be a white one.

Linking to:
Pink Saturdays
BNOTBP's Metamorphosis Monday
StoneGable's The Scoop


  1. All looks pretty! We put our tree on the sunporch. Merry Christmas to you!

  2. Wishing you a Merry Christmas!
    Happy Pink Saturday :) Porch looks lovely with you little tree!
    Seasons greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  3. Love the porch, love all the sweet decorations, hope you get a little snow, it will be so snowy and fun...

  4. I love your porch! I was hoping to have a sunroom built by this Christmas, but it's still in the talking stages, lol. Your screened porch is fantastic, and I love how you decorated that tree. That's EXACTLY how I would do my sunroom tree, with birds! You're invited to my History & Home link party, each Tuesday -Friday, and have a Merry and blessed Christmas - Dawn @ We Call It

  5. Love your bird collection and little tree on the screened porch. Lucky you to have a screened porch..wish I did. :)
    Visiting from BNOTP and wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  6. Hi,
    My first time here, and I'm going to look at some former posts! Love your porch. The birds are gorgeous. Don't you just love screened porches!! Hope you have a Merry Christmas. Now following!!