Friday, December 28, 2012

When Hoarding Pays Off - Christmas on the Front Porch

Proverbs 2:4

I save things... I love to save things, I save way too many things. They are just things, but to me they are Treasures, and someday I may find a way to use them. Pinterest has helped me (alot) with finding useful, clever, beautiful ways to use and display my "Treasures"

Sometimes I think I'm just one short step away from being labeled a Hoarder, and that's not a pretty concept.

But, sometimes it pays off.

My Granddaughter was born 2 days before Thanksgiving, she came home from the hospital on Thanksgiving day, and they moved into their new home that day as well.

So when my Daughter asked me to decorate her porch, for her first Christmas in her new home my mind started racing...

An old Chair also received a fresh coat of Paint and a Vintage Santa Transfer (from the Vintage Fairy)

My Grandfather's Ladder, with an old wire Basket (used for the birds this summer) found a new home, and a new coat of white Paint. The "Bird" sign was replaced with my Hand painted "Merry Christmas" sign

The Metal White Star was a Thrift Store find, the Red Pillow, my Daughter in law was getting rid of when she redid her bedroom, and even though I have no red in my house, I knew someday I would find a place for it.

Old Plastic Star Lights and Pine cones fill the basket.

My Brothers childhood Brown, Hockey Skates, received a makeover with  Black Paint and a little bit of red "fur" from an old Dollar Store Stocking, and some red Ribbon

Several "extra" Faux Pine Wreaths, and Garland, were updated by sparsely splattering on White Paint

An old Gumball Machine, I've been putting off painting, an old set of skis (also my bothers) a stack of "gifts' that came with an assortment of candy (years ago)

Total cost of decorating my Daughter's Porch? $0.00!

Let me know if you have any questions...

Thank you for visiting with me today, hopefully you have been inspired in some small way...

Please leave a comment so I know you were here, they really do make my day!

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God's Blessing to you and your families, have a wonderful day!

On a side note, anyone know how I can enlarge my pictures? I can enlarge a few, but not all. This has just started and is driving me CRAZY!!

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  1. Some call it hoarding...I call it Collective Art. ;) I think your collection looks wonderful here!

  2. Beautiful job! I love decorating with free things & you're right, Pinterest has really helped me improve my skills. What a special treat to do such a sweet thing for your daughter.

  3. Great job....everything looks adorable.

  4. So pretty Lorrie ... love all your collections and just so perfect and interesting. LOVE the little chair.
    Audrey Z.
    Timeless Treasures

  5. Looks wonderful! Your daughter is lucky.