Thursday, December 21, 2017


Every Thursday we like to post a picture of something we've found online that inspires us to do something similar at the farm. Sort of our own blog bulletin board so that we can eventually look back and someday, hopefully anyway, recreate it...enjoy!

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Red barn?  Check.
Christmas lights?  Check.

We are always looking for interesting decorating ideas and when we saw this we thought "wow, this would be so cool to do."

Porch tree image via
Another thing we saw online was this "outdoor" porch tree.  What a fun idea to put a tree on the porch and decorate it (along with other porch decor).  One thing I thought about though, all the creatures that might want to make their home in the tree!  Still it's pretty!

Be inspired!


  1. love it too! Merry Christmas!!!

  2. Make sure your Porch Tree is ball n burlap live tree, then all the creatures can live in it and you can plant it in the yard where they can continue to live in it! ❤

  3. How about planting a Christmas tree in a strategic location in the yard where its viewed from in the house as well as neighbors passing by. You could give it extra care while growing, trimming and pruning throughout the years. Just need to figure out how to decorate it when its 25 feet tall! :-)

  4. That porch tree could be a special treat for the wildlife around you. Decorate it with small seedcakes, popcorn strings and pine cones smeared with peanut butter and rolled in birdseed. Then you could watch the birds enjoying the season too.

  5. I LOVE the tree décor on the barn! It wouldn’t be that difficult and would really make a stunning decoration.
    Yeah, I think you’re right about that porch tree - the critters would love to move in and make it their home. Then they’d probably pop out to say hi when you pass by! You could move the tree further out into the yard.
    One year I had a yupon tree for a Christmas tree. It had the red berries on it and looked already half decorated before I added other decorations. It was so pretty and so “Texas Christmas.” You could plant a yupon tree and then keep it trimmed in a Christmas tree shape.

  6. The Looney Bin House is too small for a big tree like we had on our old farm so I ventured outside and cut lots of greens to make two small "trees" by our entry door. I love it. Next year our barn will be completed and your inspiration may come to life out there. Merry Christmas you two!!!

  7. Great holiday Inspiration. So pretty for your barn décor.
    Tree on the porch is just as lovely, but I do agree with Texas Rose on critters getting into it and totally destroying it; sooooooooo only one thing you can do to have a porch tree like that; think about screening in your porch and then for bird/ critter friendly tree; plant in the yard; front of the house a couple evergreens, dwarf conifers for small places or a couple of Holly Trees - which I love, or plant a couple of yaupon hollies; both the Holly and Yaupons get red berries that set on.
    I have had a decorated tree on our porch but it's enclosed completely, so rain or shine we are able to sit on our front porch.

  8. Wishing you both a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Roderick

  9. I really love that Christmas tree barn idea too! Beautiful! A cozy country Christmas is magical. Wishing you both a Merry Christmas!! xxx


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