Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Christmas Welcome

When you think about it our homes porch is the first “Welcome” our guest will receive from us.

My porch is pretty small, but that does not stop me from trying to make it welcoming for my guest and myself.

Are you ready for a little more black and white?

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Instead of my Spring pink I add bright Christmas red and lime green.

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The little lamp light is always on. I love it at night time,you can see the reverse pattern through the shade. For a night shot you can go to the post I did on my porch earlier in the year,here.

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When it is warm enough I sit in this little corner and enjoy my morning coffee.

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This wrought iron planter hangs on the side of my door and it has been a lot of fun over the years filling it with a variety of plants.

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I hung three wreaths on my door. I used all fresh greenery and pinecones and of course I had to add one touch of black and white with a satin ribbon at the top.

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A Little Peek Inside!

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Welcome to my home!!! Wishing You and Yours a very Merry, Merry Christmas!



sissie said...

Hi Kathysue,
Your home is as lovely on the outside as it is on the inside. I just love your decor on the glass door. I have double glass doors and just can't seem to get them right.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.


Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

You know I love me some black and white stripes! A lamp cool is that!

Mr. Goodwill Hunting

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

omg looks fantastic!!!!!!!!! - i would die to have all that space - i don't think it's small at all!!!

*Happy Holidays*
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

Your porch looks so festive and welcoming :-) Especially love the three wreaths hanging on the door, and the wrought iron planter with the bright red flowers :-)

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

I love your porch and your entryway is so stunning... beautifully decorated. I just knew your home would be warm and welcoming just like you! Thank you for your lovely Holiday note... hope your holiday is joyous and peaceful! xo

La Dolfina said...

I love your Winter Porch!!!
No stone unturned at Casa Kathysue!!!

Anonymous said...

What a warm and welcoming porch! I love the lampshade, too.

Merry Christmas, Kathysue!

pretty pink tulips said...

What an incredible welcome to all who cross your threshhold! But, I've come to expect nothing're a marvel!!!

Merry Christmas, Kathysue!!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I think your porch is was the first pictures of it a while back that drew me to your blog...and I am so happy they did.(-: Your really have all of the elements perfectly together...something that I am still struggling with on my porch. And I love the black and white curtain.

vignette design said...

Oh, I love it Kathysue! Your porch is so welcoming, and I love the three wreathes idea! I'm doing that next year! And the black and white ribbon makes it so you! Simply lovely, my friend! ~ Delores

Mariette said...

Dearest Kathysue,

Your entrance door is very warm and welcoming! With the live plants to the right (lucky you in California!) and the triple wreath makes it look so invitingly green for the Christmas season.

Enjoy your inside now, you can relax after a great job done!

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

Mariette's Back to Basics

Marcus Design said...

Beautiful Kathysue! Your wreaths on the front door look amazing! I love it all :) Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Nancy xo

Completely Coastal said...

Wow, what a gorgeous front porch you have!!!! And all the greenery is just fabulous!

Have a wonderful Holiday!!



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Blooming Rose Musings said...

I love seeing your black and white ribbon trademark on your front porch. The porch and entryway are completely stunning! It is so warm and welcoming and each time you and your family and your guests walk up to your house it will be a wonderful treat.
I love the wreaths and seeing the precious figurines through the door. Beautiful. You are amazing, dear friend.
I wish you and your loved ones a very, very Merry Christmas.

Jen said...

Boy girl, you have some major decorating skills!! Love that patio... I'd never go inside! ;-)

Designs By Pinky said...

Oh how I envy you living in a warm climate!!! It is so cold here right now, I about froze IN the grocery store today!!!!!!! Crazy!!!! I hope you enjoy every day now and have a MERRY, blessed Christmas!!!!!!!!!!! XO, Pinky


It definitely looks so welcoming! I want to knock on the door and have a cup of tea with you :)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Christmas Blessings to you and your family, From my mountain to yours Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Anonymous said...

Everything looks lovely! I love the idea of hanging three wreaths together...great idea!