Friday, November 29, 2013

Christmas on the Porch From Last Year

I hope that y'all had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday.  
We celebrated our first one here in Texas.  Now the left overs
are in the fridge and it's time to think about Christmas!  Well,
it doesn't feel like Christmas here. The sun is shinning and it will
be around 70 degrees today.  Beautiful day with no snow in sight.

The wonderful thing about Picasa Web is that old pics from 
previous years are so handy to refer to.  Do you remember the
decorations I had on my porch last year?  Well I pulled up some
of the pics to remind myself what I did.  I want to decorate every
square inch of our new place including our back and front porches.
But I need a little different theme this year.  I am opening 
Christmas decorating boxes and plan a quick trip to Hobby
Lobby today too.  I hope that it's not too crazy out there.  I 
usually avoid black Friday shopping, but holiday decorations
are always the exception.

Every house has a different personality and the porch is no
exception.  I think I will start with the potting bench and let it
evolve from there.  Do you decorate that way?  I usually don't have
anything specific in mind.  I just pull out a few things and see
where the muse directs me.  I don't think that I have ever
decorated the same way twice.

I left some of my decorations in storage back in Idaho.  One day when we
finally get that cabin built I will already have the furniture and decorations
up there for it.  I remember last Christmas we had plans to start construction
in the spring.  Then the move to Texas came about and well the cabin
just took a back seat.

Now we are down here near the Gulf Coast.  Maybe I 
need a beach theme for this year.  We'll see what happens.

So stop back by and see what's going on.  

Bentley is still in bed.  He played so hard and had so
much turkey yesterday.  He's being lazy now.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley


  1. It will be a lot of fun to see what you do, Susan. New house calls for new themes. xo Laura

  2. Oh, I love a beach theme. It is hard to move but it is also exciting. I hope you have a great Christmas in Texas!
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  3. It should be fun for you decorating a new house this year. I love the little hot chocolate chalkboard. I have my plaid thermos and lunch box, i should decorate them too!

  4. I do the same thing. I just look at what I have and then start ~ the muse takes over and voila ~ done~ sometimes I an thrilled, sometimes it's o.k., but that's the way I decorate for Christmas. Have fun Susan. I can hardly wait to see what you do. I need some inspiration ;-)

  5. I just loved this and I see it on Pinterest all the time. You should come by and link it up to the blog hop.

  6. LOVE the plaids and the antique chest! I decorated my porch a few years ago in the red plaids vintage look! Very welcoming! Blessings~~~Roxie

  7. Oh how fun to be decorating a new home ... can hardly wait to see what you do. Happy decorating.

  8. Good luck on decorating your new home. Your decorations from the past have been beautiful.

    Wonderful to have you be at Christmases Past at Seasonal Sundays.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  9. Your porch looked so cute last year, Susan. I actually remember reading this post last year. :) I love the tartan plaids (never get tired of those) and your felt Scottie ornaments are just precious. We lost our Scottie, MacDuff, about a month ago, and we still miss him terribly. He was with us for 13 1/2 years.

    I know you'll thoroughly enjoy decorating your new porches. I've enjoyed watching your new home evolve; it really is a lovely house. Visiting from Seasonal Sunday; have a great day!


    Denise at Forest Manor

    1. So very sorry to hear that you lost your beloved MacDuff. I know how very much it hurts to loose a dog. I hope he is playing with my Bitterman and Binkie over the rainbow bridge.

  10. Loved strolling through your Christmas decor! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  11. I love your porch Christmas decorations from last year, Susan. So beautiful!...Christine

  12. Hi Susan!

    I never decorate the same way each year either!
    Your porch looks wonderful -- love the plaid touches
    and especially that sweet little vintage plaid basket tin
    I see there too.
    This week I am installing "Christmas" at my client's home
    and it takes all of a week to do so. My house will get put together
    after I get that project off my plate!

    How lucky for you --- to decorate a cabin! A dream on my list of
    someday for sure!

    Thanks so much for linking up!

  13. Susan, I love your hot chocolate station all decked out in plaid! I love the festive feeling of plaid. I too like mixing things up from year to year. It's always fun mixing things up! Hope Bentley gets a good rest.

  14. Susan, I usually do something different each year too, but you can be certain there will always be plaid and Courtly Checks. ;-)
    I know it will be fun to have a new space to decorate. Have fun with the process! Happy Holidays……Sarah


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