There you have it: Cardinals, pine cones, white and black buffalo plaid ribbon, and many things I already had available. I hadn't planned on using cardinals in the decor. I just kept my eyes open for "good deals" when shopping. I know that decorative items used outside, will be battered by the elements. I'm careful about how much I spend on these items. I often go shopping for ideas at an upscale shops and then come home and think about how I could achieve the same or similar look. Many times, the decor evolves, based upon what I find when I least expect it--like the cardinals for 85% off.
I hope you are inspired to make welcoming, outdoor, winter decor for your home.