Front Porch Appeal
Wishing You A Merry Christmas
and Happy Holidays
Issue #62 December 2014
is upon us. Excited children, frazzled parents, holiday lights, and of course, decorated front porches!
Let your porch be a place of enjoyment this month and a place to enjoy the snow with a cup of hot
chocolate or watching a warm sunset sipping on a pina colada (depending on where you are)!
Mary and I definitely hope you find time this month for some porch sitting weather permitting. Or if you live in the snowy country, pile the kids
in the car and do a little holiday light sight-seeing.
Growing up in northern Ohio, I have fond memories of shoveling snow off the front porch and jumping into
huge piles of snow and building snow caves and forts. Whether you have snow or not this December, we hope this
issue inspires you to decorate your porch for all to enjoy.
In this holiday issue, Mary and I will give you ideas for decorating, hanging Christmas lights, and even taking some fantastic photos
of holiday lights (which can be tricky). Here's wishing you a Merry Christmas and the happiest of holidays.
Brooklyn Christmas Light Displays
Our thanks and appreciation to photographer Becca Dorstek for allowing us to share a few of her magnificent
photos of Christmas lights in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Christmas Light Photography Tips By Becca
Becca was kind enough to share her tips for taking magnificent Christmas light photographs on our Porch Ideas Network
Audio Program. Becca gives us tips that are sure to make it easier to take better holiday photos.
Take a few
minutes and enjoy our discussion with Becca!
Hang Your Christmas and Holiday Lights
Mary and I were excited to talk with Bob Lyons, Sr., of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives. Bob is a holiday
lighting expert and shares how they hang lights to create wonderful displays. Now you get a chance to learn
their tips (how to hang lights on your trees) and other secrets to make your holiday lighting easier and more fun!
Sophisticated Christmas Lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Inviting Christmas Lights by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Listen to our audio cast with Bob Lyons, Sr.!
Anita's Country Christmas
Anita of Far Above Rubies shares her front porch decorated for Christmas. Even more fun is we get to share
Anita describing her wonderful home and property located in North Carolina. Anita loves the holidays and decorating
her front porch as you can see.
Listen to our audio program to hear how Anita decorates for the holidays. And you will also get to see more of her beautiful photos.
Anita's Country Christmas front porch. Simple elegance!
Photos courtesy of Anita at Far Above Rubies
Anita uses vintage items like this sled which was made by her grandfather. Repurpose items you may
have to decorate your porch for Christmas!
Christmas Porch Decorating And Craft Ideas
We know there are lots of folks who love Christmas and the holidays. For those who are beginning to plan
for their porch decorations early, here's our primer!
Making your own Christmas decorations is fun and can save you a bundle. Here are 8 decorating projects
that we know you'll enjoy making!
We'd really appreciate your assistance in launching our audio program. In order to give it more visibility on the
internet, please subscribe to our audios (use buttons below) and if you enjoyed it, please give us a favorable rating. That will help
others to find our future audio segments.
In addition to our audio casts, we also feature selected porch builders and landscapers - must see if you want more
ideas from experts in their fields.
A Winter Sale!
Vintage Woodworks is having a winter sale on Porch and Deck Parts, Screen and Storm Doors, Gable Decorations, and many more exterior items.
Join Our Porch Community on Facebook
You're invited to be part of our Facebook community.
We share ideas with one another for decorating and using our porches. We have over 6,600 members and would love to count you among them.
Happy porch sitting from your friends,
Mary & Dave
Life is short. Enjoy your porch.
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