Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Getting Twiggy With It

This past weekend I admitted that my porch was hideous.  I was having a jewelry party Monday night & it just couldn't look like it did!  I took down all my Christmas & left out the greenery, but it just had no pizazz without the over sized ornaments & lights.  So I took a trip to Menards with the hubs.  A date day - it's sad when your dates involve Long John Silvers & Menards - but ours commonly do.  So I looked at Menards, and they had absolutely nothing cute for winter outdoor decor at all - what a bust! 

(Thank the lord it was warm enough this past weekend to wear a sweatshirt only outside - then Monday it snowed - only in Illinois does weather like this happen!)

So I got home & I started rearranging the furniture & that helped a lot.  Then I thought - work with what you have!  So I went in the garage & looked at all my pots & found a bag of pine cones.  That's when the thought came to me - twigs.  Yes, just like in the house - go get some more twigs!

So I went to work!  I stacked two crates & opened the top one.  I filled it with greenery, pine cones & twigs.  So much better than how it started!

Then I moved on to our little table.  I had a wreath & a pot that fit perfect in it.  So I stuffed it too with greenery, pine cones, & twigs.

This is my favorite thing on my porch.  In the summer it holds a fern that always gets enormous.  In the winter I stuff it full of large ornaments & lights - always a winning combo!  So I did the same thing I had with the other two porch features.  I also stuck twigs out the sides of this thing for more dimension - it looks great!

Thank the lord for all the trees & twigs! 


  1. Love the twigs...some little white lights in those twigs would be fabulous, too! What the heck, I don't think those need to come out just at Christmas. I have them in the trees around my patio all summer! I always think of this restaurant we ate at in LA when we were there on vacation. They had twigs in huge pots with white lights and it was soooo cute! Just a thought...Oh, and the crates are pretty awesome, too! ~mary~

  2. Looking good...luv all your WHITE furniture...do I spot a porch swing in the last pic?


  3. Okay- Hubs and I go on dates to Menards.
    We rolled around in sweatshirts Sunday, only to have a blizzard/school day on Monday.

    I gathered sticks/twigs on Sunday.

    Then I stuck them in a wood crate. Sitting on top of the entertainment center.


  4. Looks fabulous! And ohhhhh how I miss Long John Silvers!! We don't have them in my neck of the woods....


  5. Great idea for the twigs! My date night is usually Walmart and Applebees. Isn't that sad after you have kids!

  6. It looks great! I love your house, it's gorgeous!

  7. very cute and easy!! love it.

    we've gone to home depot on a date before...

    oh well ~ as long as you hold hands while you are there! :)



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