Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Postcards from France Front Door Porch Welcome

Last year I created this postcards from France welcome
for my front door urn and used this display again this year.

Filled with winter greens and berries, I made copies of the postcard graphics
courtesy of The Graphics Fairy.
Adding wood to the backs of each and a ruler size stem for placing in the urn, they stay perfectly.

One postcard has a red postage stamp,

and the other has green stamps.

I added lights to my porch trees on each side of the door, candles in the window above
and garland over the door and  along the sidelight windows.

An old wooden hand created sled leans on the house as you walk to the door.
It's hard to see these night time photos with the lights on, but I have a pair of wooden skates 
hanging inside the wreath.

Coach lights on each side of the porch hold an arch of winter greenery.

Two deer stand in front of the dining room window.

I have candles in all the windows around the house
 and wreaths with timer lights.

This is a daytime shot.

To view the tutorial for the postcards, visit HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today.
See you tomorrow with a special nativity.

Celestina Marie


Anonymous said...

Beautiful décor, Celeste. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and joy in the new year.

Anonymous said...

Celeste, your home is beautiful and magical all aglow! Your postcards are such a great idea too! I love your sled with the lighted wreath and ice skates- very welcoming! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste! Oh, your entry is just beautiful! I love your postcards on your wreath! Love your sled and I need some skates! I wish you and your family a blessed Christmas!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Valerie-Jael said...

Really beautiful, you have created you own little paradise! Hugs, Valerie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Great, great idea my friend. I am loving how you are sharing daily to give us ideas!

I had such fun yesterday. I went out to shops to window gaze and came home with more ideas than purchase, but that is OK because I created a wreath with what I already had at home. I had seen a beautiful small tinsel wreath that I was tempted to buy, but then I realized I had all the materials at home. I am SO thrilled about it because it looks pretty good. I will take pictures but unfortunately, all my holiday shares will be AFTER the fact! HAHAHAHA leave it to me to be late.


LJS said...

Celestina, So nice to experience the joy of Christmas you have designed in our home. It looks as beautiful as I have ever seen, thanks for sharing your spirit and true meaning of Christmas!
Kind regards my love,

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful door. i love the sweet sled and wreath. :)

Crissi said...

Iam in love with your post, as a beautiful decoration for Christmas around your house - wonderfully Celestina Marie
Hug Crissi

Claudia said...

Dear Celeste, my friend,
your house is looking wonderful with all the lights! I love also those old postcards in the wreath!
The entrance looks beautiful and so inviting :O)
Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful and happy Christmas,
sending Love and hugs,
Claudia xx

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

As in everything thing you create and do your front entrance is beautiful and welcoming. I have been enchanted by all your Christmas decorations and your tours throughout each room.
Relax in the Christmas beauty sprinkled throughout with love.
Merry Christmas joy I wish for you and your family.
Sending love,

Sola Scriptura said...

I love the wreaths and candles that light up. I think it looks so welcoming. You make the postcards look so easy to create in the tutorial. Lovely!

Junkchiccottage said...

Just stunning. Love the deer out front too sweet. Everything looks so warm and inviting. Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family.

Sunflowers With Smiles said...

Your home looks so festive! Happy Holidays to you!

suziqu's thread works said...

What an amazing Christmas welcoming! Everything looks just so festive. Love the front door display with your French cards. So much thought has gone into every little thing.
Love the lit up deers.
Christmas blessings to you Celestine
and have a most wonderful festive season full of joy, happiness and inner peace,

1Cardcreator said...

Merry Christmas Celeste, your home is as beautiful outside as it is inside. ~Diane

Anonymous said...

Your home looks so magical. I am loving all the lights and all the decorations. Wonderful photos and post. Happy Holidays

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

A very beautiful and very welcoming sight, Celestina. The post cards are the icing on the cake..Happy Holidays, dear friend..Judy

Donna said...

Wow, your home is just as beautiful on the outside as the inside, Celstina! Love your French postcards in the urn, tres chic! And the wreath with skates displayed on the wooden sled is such a fun idea! Love all of your lights, your home really does say "welcome"! Now you just need some fresh snow, hahaha!

decorayadora said...

Hi Celestina ! y deseo que tengas una feliz Navidad y un próspero año nuevo junto a l tus seres queridos

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Just beautiful, Celeste! You have such a pretty exterior to your home. I love the night shot of the deer and how you can see your tree through the window, too. That is such a great door piece you put together.

Merry Christmas!

Julie Marie said...

Just beautiful dear Celeste... I love your deer out front... I am down with the flu so I will wish you a very Merry Christmas now... much love, xoxo... Julie Marie

Createology said...

Seeing your lovely home with such beautiful decor inside and out is truly delightful. You have such an elegant style. Merry Christmas Blessings with Peace and Joy for all of 2015...

Deborah Montgomery said...

Everything looks beautiful Celeste. I've always thought candles in the windows look so welcoming. I love the skates, and your beautiful French postcards. Your whole house, inside and out, is simply lovely. Thanks for sharing with all of us. xo Deborah

cynthia lee designs said...

How pretty your home is all decorated for Christmas!
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Mari said...

Love your post card wreath my friend, you just know how to create special items for your beautiful home,your out door decor is just beautiful and elegant ;-) wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.


Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

You have a most beautiful home!...Don't you just love The Graphics Fairy...just spent some time with her a couple of weeks ago...she is a sweetheart!!...Have a very Merry Christmas Celestina!!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Your home sparkles!!

Love, Edie

farmhouse-story said...

your home is simply beautiful, celeste!

Alessandra said...

Wow! Your home is just gorgeous! I love all the lights, every single decor, I LOVE EVERYTHING!!! I'm speechless...your entrance is divine and fairy.

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..