Here in Florida, the weather is beautiful! This is the best time of year for “porch living” if you ask me…temps are cooler, the air is drier and the bugs/mosquitoes are minimal…so this year I decided to add a little touch of holiday decor to our back porch!
Earlier this year, we converted our back covered porch from an outdoor “dining area” to a “sitting area”, and I have found we use it much more this way!!
This porch is right off the french doors to the kitchen and I love to sit out here in the evening just before dinner with a glass of wine and a book or magazine…it’s a great little spot and my kids will often join me here to chat or read as well.
On my DIY distressed wood plank top coffee table, I filled a large metal planter (a $5 thrift store find spruced up with a little white spray paint!) with greenery, ornaments, a few pinecones and of course, a large white starfish!
I also added a pair of tall, glittery chicken-wire Christmas trees for a little height. The wicker sofas and chairs are from Pier One and dressed with creamy white Sunbrella cushions and pillows.
We are loving it out here and the weather should be nice from now until late April…so we will be enjoying this space a lot in the coming weeks!
As promised, here are some photos of this year’s Christmas tree…
Have I mentioned our home is on the small side, so the only room for the tree is in the Living Room right off the entry, which I LOVE because it stands in front of one of our front windows and looks beautiful at night.
Also, we always get a live tree, so the whole house smells wonderful…this is the view from my office desk. I haven’t learned the trick for photographing Christmas trees during the daylight hours, so the coloring is off in these photos, but at least you can see our tree! This year its white and silver with lots of starfish and snowflakes…it was so pretty, but now its totally droopy and shedding needles like crazy, so it’s heading for the curb soon!
Thanks so much for stopping by the cottage, I will be posting some of my favorite posts from 2017 next time, so stay tuned…