Saturday, December 3, 2011

~ Adding Some Christmas to the Sunporch ~

Hi everyone, I hope you're having a super weekend. We're having a rainy one in our part of the country. Perfect for putting some more Christmas decor around the house.
I finally gotten around to adding a few things in the Sunporch. I've had the basket now a couple of years, it is so much fun to decorate for the seasons. Last years was full to overflowing, you can see those pictures HERE. I enjoyed looking back at some of those decorations myself. Isn't it fun to reflect?
I poured through the Christmas greenery trying to use what I had, adding Christmas greenery, snow capped picks and red berry picks.
The original arrangement didn't have a bow. After taking pictures I felt it lacked something. Having some of the black and cream colored ribbon left I made a bow popped in it, stood back and said, "WOW" !  I was delighted with the change the bow made.

I've had the snowed capped picks for over 5 years now, stored properly they'll last for a long time. These still look brand new each time I pull them out of storage.

The sweet chair is very near and dear to my heart. It belonged to My Betty, a dear friend of mine who came to live with us and lost her battle with cancer. She's been gone 7 years now, I miss her so much, having the gifts she gave me brings up fond memories and helps ease the loss of her presence. I think she would be pleased the chair is used for decorating to greet our guests.   :-))
I've had the half bucket for over 10 years, it's floated from the kitchen to the laundry room to this area. Don't you love moving your decor around each year?

I sold the candy canes in the shop about 3 years ago, they've been stuck in the half bucket ever since. lol

I love pillows! I love the softness of them, the whimsy, and naturally the finishing touch it can put on a vignette. This darling little thing is actually 2 placemats I picked up at Dollar General about 10 years ago. I purchased 14 that day. Yes, I can hear you gasp, they were 75% off, I gave $3.50 for the lot. You see I had projects in mind. lol. Some of them are used for tablescapes, I made a runner with a few and a couple of pillows.
I sewed the 2 longest ends together, made button holes, went through the stash of buttons, and Voila' instant pillow. Pretty cute huh?

Thank you for swinging by today and saying hello, I love your visits.

24 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Lynne that basket looks gorgeous!! And I LOVE the black and white check bow! That whole area looks wonderful. Martina

PAT said...

It looks beautiful Lynne.

I love your candy cane container. So cute!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Love those pillows. I always seem to forget about using placemats for pillows!!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Love those pillows and your pretty baskets.. Very unique and festive Lynn...

Richard Cottrell said...

I love your bright green wall, makes a fun backdrop for you Christmas Decorations. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Dolores said...

The basket loooks so pretty! I love the green wall...such a beautiful shade of green..
Hugs

CAZ said...

Hi Lynne - i love your ideas! Really like the bucket and candy canes and the black and ivory ribbon. Do you have any left? I hope everything is going well. Take care. Carolyn

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Lovely, Lynne! Love the sparkling greenery! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

kitty said...

Hi Lynne, I love your basket filled with Christmas greenery. that black & white bow just sets it off. Your pillow is so cute, too. I also love your green walls...what a great backdrop.

Marigene said...

Gorgeous basket...love the little pillow!

Sarah said...

Lynne, this is really lovely. I like to use black and white ribbon here as well. Thanks for sharing this.

Shelia said...

Hi Lynne, everything is so pretty and I love your basket. That little pail on the chair back is darling.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Tablescaper said...

You are so right. That bow makes the basket arrangement. Love all of the touches to your home.

- The Tablescaper

Phyllis@Around the House said...

Love love the beautiful basket with the wonderful greenery....pretty pretty...thanks for sharing this Lynn...phyllis

Mary said...

I love your basket arrangement~ the black & white check bow is the perfect touch!

Snap said...

I love the additions to the sunporch. I'm glad I'm not the only one who reworks baskets ... moving old decorations around and adding a bow or two ... something new!!! Love the candy canes!!! Your pillows are wonderful. Happy Seasonal Sunday!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Caz, I'm delighted you stopped by, thank you for your sweet comment. Yes, I have some of the ribbon in the shop, let me know if you're interested. hugs ~lynne~

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

LOVE the wall basket Lynne!
That buffalo check wired ribbon is amazing!
I am loving Christmas on the blogs.
You all are so clever and I am inspired constantly! SO much fun.
Love your style.
:)
xx
A

Maggie said...

I love seeing how everyone decorates their homes at this special time of the year.
The little half bucket full of candy canes is adorable!
Thanks for stopping by earlier.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Lynne, everything is so pretty. Love the basket and your entire display and vignettes are so beautiful Hugs, Marty

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Everything looks so pretty and festive, Lynne! I love the checkered bow, and I really love the beautiful chair and the little bucket with those wooden candycanes tucked in. Great job!
Best,
Gloria
P.S. May I say that it touched my heart when you wrote that you had your friend who was ill move in with you. You are truly a wonderful person and the good Lord will bless you...

Karena said...

Lynne it is those lovely details from collected items over the years that make Christmas so special! Beautiful!

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Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Lovely Lynne, I so love your porch!
So many charming pretties and the placemat pillows are wonderful!
Hugs friend,
Cindy

elizabeth said...

You have a sunroom...sigh. I don't think too many people in my neck of the woods, Oregon, have sunrooms! Your decor is lovely!