Back porch tree trimming

Christmas Tree on the Porch

It all started with the old galvanized water cooler can I found in the shed. Then I saw a forlorn little tree at Manfull Orchards. Too small for a family O Tannenbaum but ideal for my back porch!

If you’re new to Farmgirl Follies, or visiting from the Nester’s 2012 Christmas Tour of Homes,  The Inspired Room House Tour or the Thrifty Decor Chick Tree Party, welcome!

Spurs on Christmas tree

This little back porch evergreen is the perfect tree to say “C’mon in.” And it’s a direct nod to my other Christmas decor like the rustic-glam table setting and the mantel and Christmas tree, here and here. Because the porch is the place to kick off boots … I hung spurs. No one in this house uses spurs, but we have a pile of them scavenged from a flea market in Tennessee. They make lovely tree ornaments! Add a couple of rusty jingle bells and wa-lah, a cowboy Christmas tree. Howdy, pardner!

Unless of course you want to get crazy with your headdress and replace a simple star with pheasant feathers and deer antlers and whatever else you can find. I’d even bet the little hands around here take a notion to gathering a few chicken feathers and sticking them here and there. (It’s been known to happen!)

Rustic Christmas tree on back porch

I think I’m done decorating. Every other day I come up with something else. I LOVE IT. It’s just not going to be fun to undo all of my do-ideas come January. Hopefully by then we’ll be able to use that sled. Enough of the blindingly bright sunshine. I want snow … more snow than the seven flakes that fell a couple of days ago. So I say, with great passion …

Let it snow, let it snow, LET. IT. SNOW. Please?!


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    Alyssa Teer December 15, 2012 (10:57 am)

    Hi! I’m visiting my favorites from the Christmas parade. I love the antlers on the tree topper mixed with the pheasant feathers and the use of the old sled!

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      Farmgirl December 16, 2012 (8:36 pm)

      Thanks, Alyssa! So glad you stopped by! I look forward to visiting your blog, too!

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    Elizabeth@ Blue Clear Sky December 20, 2012 (9:50 pm)

    Love your porch decor and your cowboy tree. The spurs are the perfect addition. A few years ago I did a cowboy tree in our living room and I would have loved the spurs but I did use rusty bells. We want snow too and all we are getting tonight is rain and wet snow that melts when it hits the ground. Oh well. I’m stopping by from the Nester’s Home Tour. Merry Christmas!