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No snow? No problem. We'll be on the back porch enjoying the sunshine and a hearty meal this Christmas.
There's no need to buy greenery when you're at Cedar Hill. I just grab some clippers and head to the nearest cedar tree. The red berries are also plentiful here.
The chandy is from Decor Steals. The red and white napkins are kitchen towels from Ikea.
I'm using my Cedar Hill silverware with the C and H.
I used red burlap ribbon from Pick Your Plum for my chandy, and added some sprigs of red berries.
I love sitting around this antique table.
I wonder about those that sat around it years ago. Did they enjoy their Christmas meal here, or did they use a fancier table to celebrate this special day?
I had so much fun filling my antique pine dough bowl (really more of a box) with all kinds of goodies -
cedar boughs, burlap ribbon, deer antlers found on the ranch, more red berries, silver ornaments and battery-operated string lights.
I love the way the light glints off the silver ornaments as the sun sinks across the western sky.
The natural elements work so well in our outdoor setting.
Shiny red apples sit in a family soup tureen that long ago lost its lid. I love simple elements; there's no need for anything fancy here. It's all relaxed and easy.
Old wine bottles hold more evergreens and berries.
As the sun sets the lights begin to sparkle.
Christmas on the back porch, it's not fancy, and it won't be white, but I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.
Don't forget to come back Sunday
for the start of
A Homespun Christmas Party.
Here's a list of the parties that I visit on a regular basis. I might have shared this link at any number of these.