Coming Home for Christmas Front Porch

Welcome Home!

Welcome Home!

Friends and family encounter Christmas on the front porch.  It is like the gift wrap to welcome that makes them get excited about what is inside!  Fresh greens in the planters flank the entry.  Garlands wrap the posts and down the staircase to the patio, and ice skates and a vintage sled are ready to play when they are not posing.

Wrap a couple of patio cushions with red velvet ribbon for color on the swing.  Fill an old red wagon with a bed of greens and nestle weathered bird houses for an outdoor Christmas village.

A piece of white picket fence behind the swing is a handy display piece that acts like a faux’ mantle holding more greens and large decorative candy canes.  Come right in…we have been waiting for you.


From the Barn at Farm Grove,

Butch and Sharon


About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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One Response to Coming Home for Christmas Front Porch

  1. starproms says:

    It all looks very beautiful Sharon. I think you’ve done a wonderful job.

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