Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas on the Porch

Welcome to the porch at "The Roost!" Christmas is only 5 days away y'all! Lord have mercy, I just got all the Christmas decorations put up and it's about time to take it all down!

Last year, I used lime green and red decorations inside the cottage, but decided to take 'em out to the porch this Christmas.

I'm not gonna do much talking...just take a peek at the photos y'all!

*LOVE* the monogrammed polka dot apron I'm wearing. It coordinates perfectly with the colors of the tablescapes and decorations. I got the last one they had at The Pink Monogram!

My little message flag greets my guests by the walkway...
Photo taken during the sunshine hours!

The little tabletop tree at the waiting area...
Simple wreaths on the windows...all with polka dot bows!
I made all my own wreaths this year...just added the ribbon, picks, and ornaments!
I placed the "Merry Christmas" sign in the middle...found it on Etsy!

Another wreath on the side door of the porch...

The big tree...during the sunshine hours!
Top hat tree toppper and picks...
The deco mesh from HomeGoods is the the best stuff y'all! *LOVE* it!

Adornments for the tree follows...
Nightime has arrived...
The tabletop tree topper...
Closeup of the tabletop tree...
My message to all my blogging friends all over the world!
*LOVE* this little message sign:)

The table is set for dinner...

*LOVE* the centerpiece carousel wreath!
Placesetting...

Festive ornament adorns the napkin, tied with lime green Midori ribbon...


Custom-designed goblets...
Dove 'Peppermint Bark' and Hershey's 'Candy Cane Christmas Kisses' {my fave candies during the Christmas season} are the goodies...
The serving cart is set!
The perfect little linen towel...monogrammed, of course!

A little spread of pimiento cheese...a fave of mine!

Brie log & crackers on a festive holiday tray!
Y'all know my beverage napkins MUST coordinate with my theme colors!

"Signature Beverage" of Christmas Cosmopolitans*
Dessert {Double-Fudge Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream} is served with a "Signature Beverage" of Andes Mint Coffee**...
Love these dishes from The Cracker Barrel...'Merry Merry' pattern.

I tied up the napkins with the same ribbon that adorns the trees, wreaths, and porch rail.
Andes Mint Coffee...Total yumness y'all!
Thank you for visiting with me today. I hope that you enjoyed the tour of the porch. My wish is that you all have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy the time with your family and friends.


*Recipe for Christmas Cosmopolitan
(I found this recipe in the Victoria Magazine 'Classic Holiday Bliss' and changed it to my preference)
2 Quarts light Cranberry Juice
1 1/4 cups gin
6 tblsp. fresh lemon juice
Fresh cranberries
Mix all ingredients in a large pitcher. Serve over ice and garnish with cranberry-embellished rosemary sprigs.

**Recipe for Andes Mint Coffee
Desired amount of brewed coffee
Desired amount Bailey's Irish Cream
Whipped Topping
Andes Mints
, chopped
Add the Bailey's Irish Cream to brewed coffee, top with whipped topping and Andes Mints.

24 comments:

Mona said...

Miss Janice, I've enjoyed viewing your Christmas decos. Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas!

Bea said...

Thank you for sharing you colorful Christmas decorations, Miss Janice! Everything is so festive and coordinated... love your apron! Have a nice week...

Lady Katherine said...

Everything is so pretty! Your decorations are awesome! Merry Christmas!

A Hint of Home said...

Love your cute apron. Your front porch is so inviting. What a great spot to entertain.
Your tree is gorgeous. You did a great job on your wreath.
Merry Christmas!

Preppy 101 said...

It's gorgeous!! Merry Christmas, Miss Janice! xoxo

The Doxie Diaries said...

I'm really loving the polka dots! Beautiful. It's just spectacular. I KNOW your neighbors are green with envy. Merry Christmas!

Lori
(Lmsbartow)

Sue Giannotta said...

You and your Christmas on the Porch decorations look gorgeous and festive.
I served Christmas Cosmo's too here at our family celebration last weekend. The recipe was similar to yours but had simple syrup added to it and the garnish was a sprig of Rosemary with a fresh cranberry on the top.

Tammy B said...

Everything is so pretty and festive. Merry Christmas!!

Lori said...

Just perfect, love the apron. Where do you store them all.

Fashion Meets Food said...

wow! Absolutely magical. I would imagine everyone would love to come to your house at the holidays. It kind of reminds me of what santa's place at the north pole would look like. Beautiful job.

xo

PAT said...

Your Christmas porch is beautiful Miss Janice.

Merry Christmas!

bevy said...

Love the "...get underwear plate"!!! And the Christmas Cosmos!

flip flops and pearls said...

Oh MJ!! i want to come to Christmas on the porch! Everything looks just fabulous, but ofcourse, I wouldn't expect any less from the hostess with the mostess!!

BEAUTIFUL!
xo

Beeutiful by Design said...

Love the decorations on your porch -thank you for sharing! Merry Christmas~ Jennifer

...All Things Refined said...

Oh Miss Janice - thank you for sharing your Christmas Porch. You are so much fun to follow. Much love to you this Christmas! xoJoy

macaron said...

love all yours decorations !!
bravo !
nad├Ęge
http://prunillefee.canalblog.com

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

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

Manuela@TPOH said...

You have the prettiest Christmas porch ever! LOVE that polka dot ribbon!

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!

Manuela

annie said...

Hi Miss Janice,
Everything is lovely.Thank you for sharing.
Best wishes for a lovely holiday to you and your family.

Tonya said...

How BEAUTIFUL, Miss Janice!! You have real decorating talent! Have a merry Christmas! God bless you and your family.

Teresa Jane said...

Merry Ho Ho Miss Janice, See you soon!

Michelle said...

Love your tree- and the whole porch really. Especially love the elf on the tree though!! Merry Christmas Miss Janice to you and your dear ones. Thanks for another great post.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

May your New Year be filled with many Blessings and abundances of Joy for 2011. From my mountain to yours, Until next year
Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

Suzanne said...

How pretty everything is! I think you should leave it up for awhile:) Hope you had a Merry Christmas and your new year is wonderful!