We have a small deck at the rear of our house here at the Crossroads, and it’s where everyone enters our home. It’s also where the topsy turvy planter is, and earlier this fall, I planted some pansies, violas, and ornamental cabbages to brighten the entrance. Recently I added a few more things to get ready for the holidays so today I’m sharing our farmhouse Christmas decorations on the deck.
This is the very first thing that anyone sees when they approach our back door, and it gives a big clue to how the rest of our home will be decorated for the holidays. This is the latest version of the topsy turvy galvanized bucket planter. I have been “baby-ing” the plants from frosts by bringing the planter onto the back porch on cold nights. But right now, I still have sweet potato vine, asparagus ferns, and red petunias still blooming.
The red truck was previously blue and was used in place of a wreath on our front door last year. You can see it here: Retro Red and Aqua Christmas Porch.
The red petunias were the inspiration for painting the truck red this year, and I stenciled a little tree on the side. Tree stencils in various sizes are available here: Pine Tree Stencil
Beside the back door we have a wooden bookcase that holds plants. I’ve added a few Christmas things on this side, too. The bookcase has lasted longer that I would have thought since it is outdoors, but it’s under the overhang of the porch so it doesn’t get wet too often.
In another corner is this red chair planter that was previously used as a red enamelware fountain this summer. After we removed the pump for winter, I decided to bring the chair around back to the deck.
To the right of the red chair is a planter filled with more pansies and violas. The tall plant in the center will not tolerate freezing temps so I simply move the entire planter on the back porch on cold nights. Got to have my flowers, you know?
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing our farmhouse Christmas decorations on our back deck, and if you’re looking for more Christmas inspiration, you’re in luck today! Below you’ll find lots of links to some awesome ideas from the members of our blogging fifty group. Yeah, that’s right. All the bloggers are age 50 or older!