1.09.2012

Nordic Style Front Porch

When the front porch lost it's holiday look, I was unhappy with the emptiness of it all. While loving the uncluttered and fresh look inside, the outside wasn't happening for me. So, I put the wreath back on the front door.  :) Since January is "normally" associated with snow and snowmen and cold and ....well you get the picture, I decided to go with a white Nordic look.  Kinda' funny since it's been in the 60's so many days here lately (not complaining one bit!).  Now it's winter on the porch, while the daffodils are popping up like crazy in the front yard and I even had a clematis bloom this past week.

I put "snow" on the wreath. :)  And added my shabby white glittered snowman on the shelf.
The old painted white vintage sled got some fresh spruce greens (it snowed on them too:) and graced with a pair of old black ice skates.
Lovin' the antlers in the old rusted urn.
Snow tipped pine cones in the rusty white lanterns.

  Peeking in the front door, can you see my newest acquisition for the family room makeover?  Probably not, since you've never been here before but guess. :)


Keeping with the airy and icy tones of French Nordic, I wanted to show you my paper whites, planted in the old bucket.  It won't be long before they will fill the room with their gorgeous scent. 
Keeping with the cool winter Gustavian whites, look what I found the other day.  Someone made lampshade covers from an old cable knit cotton and silk sweater. They are small, measuring just 5" tall and 6" in diameter and just perfect for a little extra charm and flair in the room decor.  Have a winter shade and a summer shade. These I have put on my website. I am wishing you a wonderful week.  I'll be out treasure hunting one day and having lunch with some old friends another and sofa looking another.
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40 comments :

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Your winter front door and porch are perfect! We left our small trees in our lion urns.

Love your old sled!

NanaDiana said...

The front of your place looks great! Love all the wintery touches. It is warm here too...unbelievable for our area. No snow!!! Crazy weather. I love your wreath and sled..perfect!

I am taking down Christmas in front tomorrow...maybe I will end up adding stuff back, too. xo Diana

Amy Kinser said...

Your front porch looks just beautiful. I love the sled. I love the wreath, and that urn is incredible.

So nice visiting with you tonight.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Nice Lynn, Very January and winter fresh!

Debbi said...

Love the winter scape Lynn!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Lynn, Your winter porch looks wonderful! Love the sled and that rusty urn may go missing one day.
Hugs,
Sherry

jeanne said...

Good morning Lynn, your Nordic look is perfect. I still have candy canes wired to the railings of my porch. I am ready to go find some branches and paint them white...or not. I love the look. My sled is also not out. We have had a very warm winter for the most part so far this year. It will be 61 today but in the 40's the rest of the week. (I'm not complaining either)

Everything you do is lovely and I love the makeover in your previous post. Details make a difference.

Happy days to you and blessings for 2012.
Hugs, Jeanne

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Oh, I love it Lynn. Such a great combination of elements. Dreamy.

Sue said...

ooooh.... it DOES look all chilly and wintery! The urn is wonderful and I like that you planted your winter whites in it. Much as I like those suckers, they don't smell all that good to me! LOL Mine are just starting to bloom and I am moving them out of the kitchen and into the great room where I won't be able to detect their odor. I know... I'm nuts.... xo Sue

Shirley said...

Oh how nice it all looks..I love the sled and greens.and the snow covered pine cones..this is the part of winter that I truly like..
We are still without snow..I'm afraid when it comes we will be buried for a long time...

Jo's This and That said...

Love it! Great job!

Janette - The2Seasons said...

We did a backwoods look in our solarium. I love to add seasonal decorating to typically spring/summer areas. It's always unexpected and appreciated.

Deserae said...

What a gorgeous porch you have....I LOVE everything..... seriously!!! So inviting and charming :o)
~Des

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love your winter porch. I just put my sled away that was decorated for Christmas. You have inspired me to return it to the porch and decorate it for winter too!

Thank you for the great inspiration!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

The winter porch looks wonderful. What a cool idea sweater shades!

Carol

angelo h said...

This is the coziest porch! You did a super job, and I love it all! :)

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cityfarmer said...

I'M IN LOVE... did I mention I love it

Terry said...

Lovely.

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Lynn,

Nordic!!! Yeah! Love anything Nordic.
Your photos are stunning...
No snow here in T.O., sunny days with mild temperatures...
Winter? Not yet...


Gabriela

Elisa said...

Hi - This looks perfect! And I just figured out what I'm going to put in my silver champagne bucket next. Paper Whites! Good idea!
Thanks for the inspiration!

rockpaperscissors said...

I have fallen in love with the French Nordic style. I've begun reading the Jeanne d'Arc Living Magazine and find it amazing. Hugs, Maryjane

kathi @ traybella said...

your porch looks lovely. i like the snow on your wreath.
kathi

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's beautiful and something you can really enjoy! I love that lampshade, too! WOW! It's so great for winter! ♥

Designs By Pinky said...

HI! Just found your blog thru Ivy and Elephants! I, too, am very unhappy with my BARE looking front porch after all the Christmas is gone! I love what you did, it looks GREAT! Thanks for some good ideas! XO, Pinky

Sarah said...

Love this look. That old rusty urn is fabulous! Wish I one in my garden. ~ Sarah

Kathy said...

I love this look! It is great to keep the front porch spruced up and you've hit upon the perfect look! I LOVE the old rusty urn! Adore Paperwhites and their wonderful fragrance! Thank you for sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
God Bless,
Kathy

Sherry said...

Your porch is beautiful. Love the wreath and the statuary.
Sherry

Vintage Home said...

Oh my I am crushing on the urn with the cherubs...two of my favorites...love the now on the wreath..great idea!.
Are those little lamp shades safe for a night light they are adorable!

Holly said...

Gorgeous! I wish it would snow where I live already. Love the wreath and ice skates so much!

Atelier de Charo said...

Lovely decor!

Hugs
Charo

outjunking said...

You are so right about how the place looks bare after Christmas things get packed away. Sort of a let down, I need little of what you did to warm the place up again.
Have a great weekend,
Lisa

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

WOW! So many wonderful winter displays. Each one is so lovely.

The cable knit shades are so pretty.

Dee

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Charming porch and darling little lamp shades.

Blesings,
Linda

Eileen said...

Your porch looks delightful. I love the sled and the skates.
My porch is looking very bare, you've inspired me to spruce it up.

Carole said...

It looks very Jeanne d'arcy....is that a word? The antlers are a great touch which I see in the magazine all the time.
Thanks for entering the giveaway!
and just became your newest follower.

hugs,
Carole

Revamped French Maison said...

Beautiful. The wonderful thing about this style is it can carry over into January without being Christmas-y. I love it.

I'm your newest follower.
Blessings,
Shanna
www.revampedfrenchmaison.com

very merry vintage style said...

Love all your pretty touches. The antlers in that urn are amazing! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday. Hope you'll be back this week--
Mary

michele said...

so so gorgeous! visiting via french country cottage.

would love to have you stop over to my kate spade giveaway!

http://www.hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/01/something-old-something-new-giveaway.html

smiles.

michele

Heaven's Walk said...

How I adore your Nordic front porch! I love the sled with skates on it and that urn is yummy! :)

xoxo laurie

lvroftiques said...

Oh mannnnnnnn! I love your front (nordic) porch! And the peek inside too! That cherub urn with the antlers...be still my heart!.....Pinning to pinterest right now *winks* Vanna

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