Business In the Front Party in the Back

Business In the Front Party in the Back

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Do you remember Billy Ray Cyrus?

Remember how he didn’t want us to break his heart….his achy breaky heart…..because he didn’t think it would understand.

A long time ago….he was all that and a bag of chips….

….with a mullet.

You know….the mullet…..the hairstyle with the short hair in the front and the long cascading curls in the back.


Total dual personality hairstyle…..

…..exactly like the gatehouse.

All business in the front…..

….and a party in the back. :)


Outside….the gatehouse matches the farmhouse.


Classic farmhouse Christmas.

Simple Christmas wreaths and poinsettias and simple greenery.

But once you open those doors and walk inside…..

….it’s a whole other party going on.

So….if you are looking for inexpensive  front door decorating ideas for Christmas….

… are a few suggestions:


1.  Add a little color

All this color was brought to you by two rolls of $2.99 exterior red ribbon from Wal-mart.

I love the pop of red with all that yard sale greenery.


2.  Mix in fresh greens with your yard sale garland

Magnolia is so where it’s at.

I added magnolia to the garland and the window boxes and the Christmas trees on either side of the door.

It is such an inexpensive way to make your front door décor fresh and inviting.


3.  Create simple window boxes from utilitarian baskets

These are baskets from one of those organizers that you buy in the laundry section.

I hung them underneath the window and added fresh greens.


I do love the exterior of the gatehouse.

It looks exactly how I always wanted to celebrate Christmas in the country.

But don’t’ let the front of the mullet fool you…..

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….inside it’s a party waiting to happen. :)

PS  edited to add:  It’s been snowing all day and I had to share the Gatehouse wearing it’s winter coat.




And now here’s a little more Christmas inspiration from the 12 Days team.

You can click on each of the links to see the projects.

Inspired By Charm

Inspired By Charm

Festive Rainbow Wreath



Joy String Art Tutorial

shanty 2 chic

Shanty 2 Chic

Photo Carousel

funky junk

Funky Junk

Kindling Stars



Easy Christmas Decorating Ideas

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