Saturday, December 17, 2011

Lanterns on the Porch

Hello!  I am excited to show you my fantastic Lanterns that I've decorated and placed on the Front Porch for Christmas.  
 I found them at Nell Hills in Briarcliff . It's one of my favorite places to go for accessories and inspiration.  I just fall in love with everything she has and have such a hard time only buying one or two things.  I spotted these Lanterns and at the affordable price of around $59.00 I had to have TWO!!!  I am sure that you will be seeing them quite a bit in all kinds of displays and vignettes.  Matter of fact, I was so thrilled when I got them that I used one on my Thanksgiving table...  Take a look:


Here is a view of the entire Front Porch



  I kept it simple this year and let the Lanterns take center stage.  I placed the Lanterns in my urns that I refinished last year from a light gray to a bronzy color.   I purchased the fresh wreaths on the doors at Costco for about $15.00 a piece and added ribbon bows to them.  Easy Peezy!!!  


I splurged on the ribbon at Nell Hills.  I couldn't resist the adorable little birds on the burlap ribbon.  I always get mad at myself when I really want something and I pass it up because I think maybe I don't really need it!  I knew I wanted this ribbon so I convinced myself not to leave the store without it.  The red window pane ribbon is from Michaels.  I love their new rewards and coupon system.  I can get some really good deals when I pay attention to the emails.
I surrounded the Lanterns with a greenery swag from Costco that I cut apart.  I tucked other greenery in that I had left over from my floral arrangements.  Waste Not... Some pinecones and some pepper berries made it POP.

  Let's look inside the Lanterns.


A Christmas greenery pick, A sweet little bird's nest, and  A battery operated candle all nestled inside.  Delightful!


Thanks for coming to my Front Porch!!!  Come on inside in the next post.  It will be after Christmas as I try to fill in the empty spaces where Christmas used to be...

Merry Christmas Everyone !!!  Have a Joyous Celebration and enjoy your Holiday with family and friends!!!
 Beaux R'eves  Sweet Dreams!!!
Cindy

Linking to Boogieboard Cottage
               Dittle Dattle
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               Keeping it Simple 
            Between Naps on the Porch 
            Ivy and Elephants 
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Barbara F. said...

Welcome to Blogland! You have a lovely home. Love the wreaths and urns. Merry Christmas! Thanks for stopping by. xo

Babs said...

Your front porch is gorgeous!! I absolutely adore those large lanterns and I'm a huge fan of Mary Carol Garrity's designs, but I've never shopped from Nell Hill's. Welcome to Blogland and have a great Sunday. I'm your newest follower. :)

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Wow! I love those huge lanterns and all the greenery. Your porch is gorgeous! Thanks for stopping over!

Entertaining Women said...

Mary Carol Garrity recently spoke at the Theta Flaming Festival. She donated lanterns as centerpieces for all the tables at the luncheon. I couldn't resist buying two of them. Right now they're on my mantle. You're so right...they are so much fun and such a treat. Your porch looks beautiful. Cherry Kay

Mary said...

Hi Cindy~ LOVE your lanterns~ the bird embellished burlap ribbon is wonderful! Shopping at Nell Hills is on my bucket list!

I had to chuckle when I read your comment~ I went back & edited it :)

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your home looks Beautiful for the Christmas Holidays.. I also think the burlap ribbon was a great Idea on your gorgeous lantern. I love the way you have put it all together..
I would like to thank you so much for your lovely comments on my Tablescape.
I'm your newest follower on your blog.Thanks for being a follow of my blog now.
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family.
XXOO Diane

Redo 101 said...

Love those lanterns! Just beautiful for the holidays. If you'd like to link them to a party, you can check the bottom of my blog for a lengthy list of blogs who have linky parties, feel free to use it if you'd like. Thanks for visiting me, I'm your newest follower!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful blog you have.

For only the second blog this is fantastic.

Your front of the house looks so festive.

Denise

Bernideen said...

Your lanterns are just beautiful - lovely and warm entrance to your home!

Scribbler said...

Your front porch is spectacular, even if it had nothing on it!

You are certainly a talented floral artist -- I am taking notes, here.

Nice to see you today.

ETS

Suesan said...

I love the lanterns. They look great outside the door. I have two urns like that and wasn't sure what to fill them with. Now if I could just find some lanterns...

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Gorgeous lanterns!! love your front porch!

Cottage and Broome said...

Your lanterns are great, I love them in the planters! And don't you love those Costco wreaths. Welcome to the blogger world, will be your newest follower. Please stop by when you have a chance, Laura

Becca said...

Your lanterns are beautiful, as is your grand Christmas entrance! I look forward to seeing more! *Becca* (new follower by way of Dittle Dattle)

www.adventuresindecorating1.blogspot.com

Judy Bigg said...

Beautiful design, lanterns are gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. My daughter has been working with Nell Hill's to design her living room. Here is a link if you would like to make a look.

http://jbiggslittlepieces.blogspot.com/2011/10/living-room-design-part-3.html

Sue said...

This entryway to your home says volumes! Warmth and beauty. ♥ those lanterns. Welcome to blog land. ~ Sue

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Those lanterns are huge, Cindy! They really make a nice statement at your front entrance all decorated for the holidays.

Cindy said...

Your front porch looks fantastic, Cindy! So festive. Looks like you have a beautiful home! Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2012!
Cindy @ Art, Books, Tea

Jacqueline said...

Your lanterns are gorgeous. I have two pots just like that at the front of my house. I also have two lanterns. Maybe next year I will put the two of them together. Your front doors are spectacular. I love your wreaths too. You really have a fabulous porch.

Jacqueline said...

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Tina said...

I love what you have done with the lanterns, they are lovely....your whole front porch is lovely!

Welcome to blogging......I am your newest follower.

Linking from Tuesday Treasures.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

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