gallamore west: Rustic Snow Day Porch

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Rustic Snow Day Porch

Does it snow where you live?  
If so, I'm sending our boys to come visit you!

We live in San Diego, so while we have dreams of a White Christmas, the reality is that it was a clear and sunny day with a temperature of 85 degrees outside while I was setting up our Snow Day Winter Porch!  


Our boys LOVE the snow though, so I set up a pretend winter "Snow Day" scene, all inspired by this vintage Flexible Flyer sled that my Grandma had stored in the basement here {Dear Grandma, do you read my blog?  If so, I promise that the boys aren't touching it and I'm taking really good care of it!} 


Who doesn't love a piping hot mug of hot chocolate after a day of sledding or ice skating?


I made that "Keep Calm and Drink Hot Chocolate" Printable myself.  I've had those cute snowmen for years {from Target after Christmas clearance} along with everything else on the table, except for that cute red mug.  I got that last week with a Starbucks gift card in it as a thank you for being Soccer Team Mom.  I thought it looked perfect here on the porch... pretty soon I'm going to fill it with hot chocolate on a cold morning and enjoy it right there on the porch :)

Do you remember those big burlap Halloween pillows that I was SO excited about because they were huge and awesome, and only $4.99 each at Ross?  Well, they are now super awesome because all I did is flip them over and made them into Christmas pillows by making and painting a freezer stencil {using my Silhouette} on the backside!  If you've never made a freezer stencil, click here for step by step instructions.  I LOVE freezer stenciling!


And the red & white baker's twine on the ice skates on this pillow is one of my favorite little details on our "Snow Day" porch...


You all know how much I LOVE burlap wreaths, right?  I fell in love with this white burlap recently and knew I wanted a white burlap wreath on our door this winter.  I added on some pine cone decorations and ribbon that I already had on hand, and painted a few details and added baker's twine on this formerly all white sled ornament.  


I've had this cute snowman stake decoration for so many years I can't remember where I got it {although considering my shopping habits, it's pretty safe to say that he probably came from after Christmas shopping at Target!} and he fit in perfectly with our Rustic Snow Day Porch. 


I tied it all together with a really rustic {hand-cut, no-sew} burlap banner with red & white baker's twine and mini clothespins.  I made freezer stencils to spell out "Snow Day" and hot glued on a cute teeny tiny red mitten on each end.


So while some of you scrape the snow off of your car's windshield and curse the snow as you drive through it this winter, just remember that some of us trapped under sunny skies and 80 degree weather would gladly trade places with you in your Winter Wonderland... well, maybe for a day or two! :)  



15 comments:

Sippy Cups and Pearls said...

what a cute porch! I have to say, I don't think I could live in a place it doesn't snow. ha. I love the snow so much!! it hasn't snowed here {yet} but I'm patiently waiting!

Tarabelle said...

Those pillows are so great! I love the ski Chalet one!

Tara

http://tarabelle-adropofink.blogspot.com/

Jaimee @ Craft, Interrupted said...

Beautiful!!! You do fab work girl!

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

Ok... I am coming over, bundled up and sitting on your porch! It is so so cute and I love what you did with the burlap wreath!! And those burlap Pillows!! Flipped them over- you are GOOD! What a fun porch!! Great job girl!

The Jenson's said...

It all looks super cute Laurie!

Jo said...

What a lovely looking porch! Perfect place to have a cuppa

Colleen said...

I am not sure I realized you were in San Diego.

Looks so pretty out there. love the pillows!

Reannah @ {Shaped by Grace} said...

Cute! Cute!! I love the pillows! And the banner! And the wreath!! :)How fun! I agree -- I love our 80 degree weather, but snow would be fun - for a day or two! ;o) Great job on your porch Laurie!

Glamorous Mommy said...

Wow, your porch looks so inviting, I LOVE it!! Visiting from Tatertots and Jello!! Following you now too :)

Fotini

The CSI Girl said...

I love this because I am doing my porch the same way. Love the wreath and I wanted to tell you to link it up next week for the Christmas wreath challenge on The CSI Project. The link up starts Wednesday.
www.thecsiproject.com

Love this!!! I pinned!!!

Jennifer said...

Love, love it!! Someday I'm gonna get a sled to use on my porch! :)
Featuring this tomorrow girl!

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Stephanie said...

Do you have a tutorial on how you made the wreath?

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

You know I love it-- so I gotta share this along with some other wonderful link ups on the Blog tomorrow girl! Merry Christmas to you and your cuties!!

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