Welcome Home for Christmas: My Porch

 

Thank you to Hometalk.com and Country Living.com for hosting a fabulous Home & Garden blog hop!  I am excited to be teaming up with a slew of fellow bloggers to show you some very special Home for Christmas Projects.

If you are new here, welcome!  I am so glad you stopped by.  Today I have a very special project for you!  I’ve been working on creating a Christmas vignette on my front porch.  With as much time as I have spent inside the house, I have never really done anything to dress up the outside. Unfortunately, we do not have any outdoor electrical outlets, so having lights outside have never been an option.

For this look, I purchased a tree from my local supermarket.   We do a lot of traveling around the holidays, so for inside we always stick to a faux tree.  Having a real tree if even just on the porch, feels like a special treat!  To decorate it, I decked it out with a scarf garland stitched together from 3 scarves purchased at my local Goodwill.   Simple hand stitching would work just as well if you do not have a sewing machine.

Cozy Christmas Porch

A simple galvanized tub stands in as a tree stand.  A vintage sled found at a local antique store gets a swag of greens and a plaid bow to tie in with the plaid scarf garland.

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A wooden crate also got a swag of fresh greens.

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A few Christmas pillows spruce up my porch chairs.

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Instead of a tree topper, I opted for a cheeky sign picked up at Big Lots.

It reminds me of an old-fashioned Christmas.   A warm welcome to greet us each day!  Now all we need is snow!

Join us and link up your Christmas Home projects below!

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  1. Audrey says:

    So wonderfully charming. Thanks for sharing on the #HomeMattersParty . I hope you will join us again in the new year.

  2. This looks sooo great!!! Soooo cozy!! ! I was so excited to see the huge amount of link ups for this hop! There is so much eye candy!! 🙂 Pinned!!

  3. What a great porch! I am so envious My porch is small and I can’t get a good setup! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on G+! Have a great week!
    Kim

  4. Barbara says:

    What a welcoming porch. I love your sign and the pillows. Have a happy Christmas. 🙂

  5. What a great welcoming to your home!

  6. Mary says:

    You are so right! Real trees are so special. The decorating all came together perfectly. Well done

  7. I love the idea and sewing scarves together to make garland Amy! I have always wanted to add a tree to my front porch and your looks great. Have a wonderful week and take care, Tara

    • Amy says:

      Thank you Tara! I love that I can have a real tree if even on my porch. We travel for the holidays, so we’ve never had one inside! So glad you stopped by! 🙂

  8. Your porch looks great – love your pillows! Pinned to share 🙂

  9. Cathy says:

    Such a cozy and inviting entry. Love your use of plaid scarves – perfect. Cathy

  10. Cute sign and love the plaid scarf garland.

  11. I love this! That sign is great!

  12. What a festive front porch! I love the sled and the throw pillows!

  13. Holly says:

    Hi Amy – Visiting as a fellow participant from the #HomeForChristmas blog tour. I love your porch decor! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours. Hugs, Holly

  14. This is fantastic!!! I love the classic charm.

  15. Karen says:

    What a charming holiday porch Amy! You really make me miss having a good porch on our house to decorate! Happy holidays!

  16. What a beautiful way to greet your Holiday Guest. Love it!

  17. That WANTED sign cracks me up! haha And I’m crushing on the golden stick star. Lovely!

  18. Sara says:

    This is an inviting entryway!! Love the scarf garland, so clever!!!!

  19. Great porch decor!!!

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