Sunday, December 4, 2011

Outdoor Pots + Weekend Tidbits.

I can't believe it's December and the weather is so mild! Sure doesn't feel like Christmas just yet. But guess what? We got our Christmas tree yesterday!



I know it's a bit early for a real one but I just couldn't resist. Nothing like the smell of a Christmas tree to fill your home with holiday spirit. I hope to get the lights on tonight then start decorating it!

Beaufort and I spent the afternoon on Saturday in the woods gathering branches and boughs for my outdoor planters. I think I enjoyed it much more than him. He wasn't a fan of the cool air and muddy paths. Such a wimp:) Here is a peek at what I came up with.


At night.


I used birch branches in the center for some height (I cheated on this one and bought it at Walmart, then cut it into 3 pieces). I stuffed it with spruce and pine boughs and lots of red sticks. My neighbor was kind enough bring me some bright red, albeit thorny *ouch*, berries, after he saw me eyeing up the ones he had gathered in the woods. A few white lights and voila!

I also worked on my front entry makeover. It's all painted and ready for a little wall treatment that I have planned and some hooks. Yay for more coat storage! Did I mention that my house has no coat closet? The joys of living in an old home!


Stephane has been busy in the living room with a project I've been wanting for a long time. I cannot wait to share it with you. And you'll never guess what his mom has been up to! It's a project I started but realizing the enormity of it, she took it over. It's almost done and it's amazing. You might think we are a little nuts but I'm crazy in love with it!

Hopefully I will be sharing these projects sooner rather than later. Have a great week!

18 comments:

  1. Love your front entrance arrangement...i so need to get on that!

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  2. Very pretty! (And, I agree about this mild weather--I need some cold to feel like Christmas!)

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  3. Looks lovely Jane!

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  4. Your front porch looks great! I love the branches!

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  5. The planters on the front porch are perfect! So fun to gather your own greenery....I have been using greenery from the yard, it makes it so economical to use what you have or can find..Can't wait to see the hallway done and the Tree!

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  6. Looks lovely! Can't wait to see the rest of your projects too!

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  7. Love your planters, Jane! I cannot believe it's almost Christmas either... it feels like September!

    See you soon!

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  8. I love your planter! That's on my 'to do' list as well. My hubby did the gathering of cedar boughs and made the outdoor swags... now I have to do my part! Thanks for the inspiration :-)

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  9. Love your planter. It makes me think of Sarah Richardson's a couple of years ago in her Christmas special. Great taste.

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  10. gorgeous planter... I'm feeling inspired! And I can hardly wait to see your other projects-- I know they're gonna be awesome!

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  11. Jane I adore your outdoor pots, so beautiful!

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    Tis the Season!

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    Karena
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  12. PS I love your plate wall below!

    xoxo

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  13. Gorgeous! Love the look and I agree, real trees are the best. Getting our soon :). I just did our front planter too if you wanted to take a peek!
    http://visualmeringue.blogspot.com/2011/12/have-holly-jolly-front-door-stoop.html

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  14. Your tree is beautiful. Can't wait to see it decorated! Love the outdoor planters especially during the night. It's enchanting!

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  15. I love that you made your planters yourself! We always wimp out and buy the inserts while we are at the tree farm getting our tree. We got our tree last weekend - so early but we always head out of town for Christmas so I want to have the time to enjoy it.

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  16. oooh well done, I love love love anything with birch branches, and yours look especially good! Your tree is a beaut too - nice and full. I'm sure it smells SO good.

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  17. Wow, are we ever on the same wavelength at the moment. I have a list of things to do today including buy some birch branches and make a planter exactly like yours. As well, we're both thinking about hanging coats...too funny!

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  18. I love these pots! I love the greens and the birch branches. I would love you to share them at The Corson Cottage {Home for the Holidays} link party every Friday in December ~ Carrie

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Love hearing from you! Thanks so much :)