Sharing the entrance to our home decorated for the holidays….
I used natural greens for the garland surrounding the doorway. I started out draping the door frame with a single strand of white pine, but it looked way too straggly. I like a fuller, more lush look, so I added in some lacy chartreuse greens and a strand of of strung pinecones and sticks.
The ceramic garden candleholder urns have stayed in front of the sidelight since last year. They are designed to hold a single candle about halfway down the urn. When the candle burns, the holes in the urn dissipate the light and cast some great shadows.
On the opposite side of the door, my metal reindeer came out to play and I surrounded his neck with a collar of acorns, twigs, and berries. I tucked in a few sprigs of greenery to frou-frou him up, too. Doesn’t he have some great curly antlers?
We have exterior lighting that highlights specific features on the house façade, but because I wanted to see the garland in the two story entryway without having the porch lights turned on, I focused two of the spotlights more towards the door. I just tell people not to look directly into them so they don’t get blinded as they are coming out of the house!
I filled two urns with greenery, plopped grapevine trees onto them, then lit them with a strand of golden lights.
We’ll be having more company after Christmas Day, so this décor will stay up until the second week of January. I hope the garland stays fresh and doesn’t shed all of its needles. I keep forgetting to go out and spritz it with my water bottle. It’s gotten rained on numerous times, so I guess that has helped. Southwest Ohio winters are notorious for providing us with downpours. Very strange for me, coming from New Mexico, where we never saw rain in the winter- just lots of snow!
Here’s wishing all of you
very Merry Christmas!