Christmastime outside

Christmastime outside

This year more so than in years past I am using natural elements in my Christmas decor .  Natural greens, pine cones, and branches have been on repeat around here.  I placed the flocked tree in my goat cart by the front door with a vintage sled.

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 The tree is adorned with nature inspired ornaments, including winter nests, antlers, and white owls.  

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And on the other side of the door I set up a snack station for all the delivery drivers that are helping out with our Santa duties.  I have been doing this for a few years now since I was inspired by Susan from @betweennapsontheporch.

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It is such a small gesture for these drivers that work so hard during the season.  Truth be told they have been working hard all year long since on-line sales have increased in this crazy year.  The front sitting area is all decked out for the season too; you can read more about this area in the front yard here{front yard sitting area}.

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Unfortunately we don’t sit out here quite as much as in the warmer months but it’s a serene spot to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning or a warm beverage in the afternoon.

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We were lucky to get some rain a few days ago, which you can tell by the wetish gravel, but the last few days have been sunny and warm for this time of year, so I am taking the opportunity to share our Christmas magic outside.

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You find more greenery, pine cones and white poinsettias with a little bit of mercury glass bling.  I absolutely love the combination.  I bring all the poinsettias in at night because the overnight temperatures dip too low.

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On the other side of the yard the church pew also has some Christmas touches.

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A prelit wreath, a plaid pillow, a Christmas birdcage and a crate from the {baubles in a crate}post whisper Christmas. 

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I made the birdcage years ago with a miniature tree and glass bird ornaments.  I have always liked birds and winter nests in my Christmas seasonal decor.

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I love to see how all the plantings are growing in through the seasons.  Our front yard has come a long way from {as 2020 unraveled} and {the Hogwire fence project}.

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Remember the new urn I got for my birthday{birthday wishes}?  It also got dressed for the season with greenery, pine cones, branches and one of my {garden orbs}.

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I’ll share more details inside soon.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone is enjoying this magical time of year.

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“The holiday season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings and seek out ways to make life better for those around us.”

~Terri Marshall~


  1. Love your outdoor Christmas decor! Wish we could get together in your yard for a socially distanced adult beverage lol Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm and I hope you and your family have a lovely holiday together. xo Kathleen

  2. This looks gorgeous! I don’t have “the touch” in a decorating sense but you do and I love it! Thanks for sharing these photos and for linking up!

  3. Thanks so much Kathleen. I would absolutely love to share a cocktail with you in our sitting area. Our door is always open and if you ever find yourself in my neck of the woods please knock. Happy New Year sweet friend! XO- MJ

  4. Thanks so much for your sweet compliment Michelle. It means so much! Wishing you a Happy New Year. XO- MJ

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