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Thursday, December 13, 2012

found objects for my Christmas door

 

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A few months ago I found this amazing basket in my favorite thrift store and I’d planned on using it for Fall, but I could never find time to do anything with it, so guess what’s on my Christmas door?

Yep. No wreath this year.

I actually couldn’t believe this was only $6.49, because it’s large and has an aged metal “Welcome” sign on it, along with a thick rope attached for hanging. Hmm… very rustic and sweet looking, I thought.

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I was in the mood for easy and simple, so I gathered some leftover branches from my garland,

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some baby’s breath leftover from this centerpiece

and some faux berries. And I just stuck them all inside. No floral foam. Nothing else. I figured the cold weather would keep it looking fresh for awhile.

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I already had this plush, red ribbon that I wrapped on the garland around the door.

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And I wrapped lights around a ten foot white birch branch that I had found on a walk with Mr. Moss. He carried it back for me and I was so happy. I love the texture and color of white birch and I wasn’t sure I would like it with lights…

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But at night it looks so pretty.

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After awhile I decided to add my favorite black and white ribbon to the basket. Along with a red ribbon and a few bulbs.

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I just can’t resist red during Christmas.

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It doesn’t get much simpler than this does it?

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Nothing fancy. But the whole point is feeling welcomed at the front door..

and being greeted by a smile. Ok, I’m smiling.

  Are you ready?

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Wow. You’re so good looking when you’re smiling.

Keep it up!

xoxo

Leslie

Im linking up here:

 

11 comments:

Unknown said...

It's Gorgeous! I love the baby's breath in there. It looks so delicate and frosty for the season. :)

Thanks for linking up at the party,
<3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Your front entrance looks fabulous Leslie!! I love the the white branch with lights!

AntiqueChase said...

Love the basket! Especially love the birch branch. I have a few but none that tall.

Cathi said...

The basket and the whole front entrance setting is gorgeous! Great job!

Pam Kessler said...

I love that basket! Much better than a boring old wreath.

Sew a Fine Seam said...

I love the little basket instead of a wreath! So pretty! And your door definitely looks welcoming!

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Oh, Leslie!,
It pains me to miss out on gems like that basket! I need to shop early and shop often! Looks great!
B.

Mary Ann Pickett said...

OK, I'm definitely smiling!!! Your front door is welcoming and amazing.

debra@dustjacket said...

Hi Leslie, just popped over to say thank you...that was just the sweetest message. hugs D

Holly @ Down to Earth Style said...

I love a basket on the door - especially in your effortless style that comes out looking amazing.

Anonymous said...

Leslie I love it all! The basket was a great find and looks beautiful with the greenery and ribbon. The birch limb was positively inspired! I love the way it looks. Smart girl for coming up with a natural, simple and very lovely front entry!

Linda at The French Hens Nest

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