My house reminds me of one that might be tucked away in the woods.
Like the one Snow White happened upon, except mine isn’t in the woods, it is in L.A.
Location can’t stop me from bringing the woods inside, especially now at Christmas. This time of year I get to even have live trees inside and I love it!
My Woodland Christmas starts at the front porch…
There are pinecones (I have a thing for pinecones); branches; berries, apples, kale, magnolia buds (albeit spray painted gold) and evergreens.
I arranged the basket for my door from clippings from the yard, even the kale, and ‘specimens’ from my extensive pinecone collection.
I kid you not, I have 2 hefty bags full of them and still I crave more! Odd as it is, it is a harmless obsession.
The skates are mine. I got them for Christmas many moons ago. They served me well all through Jr. High as we went to “the rink” every Friday night. My BBF and I made many sets of pompoms to coordinate with our sweaters. These green ones are the only set that remains. So glad I ended up with the green ones.
I picked up this plaid stadium blanket at an estate sale last month. It reminds me of one we had when I was little. It was also a ‘Pringle of Inverness’ and I just liked the way that sounded…Pringle of Inverness. Makes you think of a big stone castle on a moor doesn’t it? Me too.
Ok, back to the woods…or actually my garden. Here is a white kale close up. Reminiscent of a rose isn’t it? Love these…and you can eat them too!
I haven’t shown you what I did with the fountain. Well, I moved and drained it. More on that in a spring time post. I love the way it looks with the succulents in general and especially now that it is dressed up for Christmas.
What do you think?
So this is the way My Soulful Home is looking this Christmas. Oh, this was a happy accident, look carefully in to the red ball in the next photo.
Can you see it? No, not me! The last of the yellow ginkgo leaves on my tree are reflected in the ball. Nature is reflected all around!
Hope you enjoyed my holiday front porch tour. We’ll go inside next week, ok?
Speaking of going inside, there are so many wonderful Christmas decorations, ideas and more on this tour so please do treat yourself to the following posts…
** Kelly **