The Christmas Porch

The wreaths have been hung and the garland wrapped around the doors ~ ~

The music is playing on the porch.

~ ~ and Rudolph has made his appearance.

It was a beautiful day.

The Flexible Flyer Sled comes out each year ~

We added battery powered snowflakes to the top of the topiaries this year.

The ornaments were hung as in the past couple years..

I recycled the wreaths from last year and added a new bow.

This wonderful handmade reindeer make from tree branches ~ a gift from my niece.

I placed a tree with colored lights in the wagon.

Wreaths and garland over the garage doors ~ ~

~ ~ as you can see, it was a beautiful “Carolina Blue” day.

Wreaths on the windows ~

Merry Christmas from my home to yours!!

Comments

  1. How festive and fun, Shirley. Love all of your holiday decor. We are getting so excited about family coming in and can’t wait for the festivities to begin!! Happy weekend ~
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  2. So pretty, Shirley- Your porch is so welcoming and inviting! I love the wagon and the reds just pop throughout your porch! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
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  3. Merry Christmas Shirley! Your porch looks wonderful. I admit my porch is tiny and it stumps me every year simply because of it’s size and lack of symmetry. I love your idea about hanging ornaments from the ceiling….I may have to do a last minute copy cat :-)
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  4. Linda Miller says:

    Very pretty and festive. I miss my big porch we had in Florida (and the weather, too this time of year LOL). I have my sled by my front door, too with a sign that says “let it snow”. I hope not!

  5. This is all so elegant yet cute. I love the hanging ornaments and Rudolph. I keep saying I am going to hang ornaments or snowflakes and then don’t do it.

  6. Oh, how insanely wonderful it must be to have an ACTUAL front porch!!! You have decorated it beautifully, Shirley!!! I love the ornaments suspended from the ceiling. What a great touch!! And your vintage sled…classic! And that tree branch Rudolph with his red jingle bell nose is so cute!!!!!! GREAT idea to put a tree in the vintage wagon! I am just heartbroken that my parents chucked our childhood sled and wagon. Makes me want to cry every time I think about it. I went over yesterday to look one last time. The garage and shed are clean as a whistle, so no mistaking…they’re gone.

    Your home is so beautiful, Shirley, and you always take such great care to make sure your decor is just as pleasing. Sometimes it may not feel as if your efforts are 100% appreciated (I think we ALL feel that way from time to time!), but believe me…you have a super fan in me!!!
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  7. Very festive and welcoming Shirley! (Want some snow…we’ve got plenty!). Merry Christmas! ;)

  8. Now I hope you have time to just sit back with a hot chocolate, eggnog or whatever and enjoy the results of all your wonderful handiwork. You’ve certainly brightened my day.
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  9. Shirley, your entry looks beautiful. I love the ornaments you hung. I have thought about doing that, but was unsure of what I wanted to use to hang them from. What did you use? Thanks for sharing.♥
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  10. Your porch looks beautiful, Shirley! I love the whole front of your house ~ garage doors and all. : ) It looks like you had a gorgeous day when you took these pictures. We are kind of gray and rainy today, but at least it is about 50 degrees.
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  11. Oh so beautiful! Love the sled & the suspended ornaments & the deer & the & the & the… well everything!!!

    Have a great weekend xoxox
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  12. Your front porch is gorgeous, sooooo many pretty details! I don’t know which I love more the sled, the wagon or that sweet little deer. I saw a deer like yours at a shop in Apex I have been wanting to try to make one. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas : )
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  13. What a lovely front porch you have. I really like the hanging ornaments on the porch and the wreaths over the garage door is gorgeous.
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design
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  14. Beautiful front porch! Great ideal hanging the ornaments on the porch, very unique. Loved the little horse.
    Sandy

  15. BEAUTIFUL Shirley!! I love the ornaments hanging and that Rudolph is just too cute! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
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  16. Everything is so festive Shirley and looks terrific. Rudolph is so very cute.
    Have a wonderful Christmas with that pretty little granddaughter.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours.
    Mary
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  17. Your porch looks beautiful, Shirley. I love the ornaments hanging from the porch ceiling!

    Just stopping by to wish you the merriest of Christmases. :)
    karianne
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  18. Very festive Shirley! I love your sled! I have one and it’s one of my favorite Winter decorations. Have a very Merry Christmas!
    hugs,
    Jann
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  19. Shirley Just WOW!!!! How pretty and festive. Love it all. Merry Christmas.
    Kris
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  20. Shirley, your porch is so pretty and festive! Such a welcoming entry for friends and family! You have done a spectacular job this season! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
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  21. Shirley, it’s all gorgeous! I love the wagon and the tree in it!!
    Merry Christmas :)
    Susan

  22. Gorgeous Shirley! I love the hanging ornaments, I don’t remember seeing them last year! I’m missing Carolina blue skies and ready for some cooler temperatures and the rain to end. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
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  23. Shirley, Everything is so pretty and festive, love it all! The ornaments hanging from the ceiling are a wonderful touch! Love the garlands and wreaths over the garage doors, too! Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!
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  24. What lovely Christmas porch and outdoor decor. I adore the wreaths you have hanging and especially the way you did the ones on your beautiful garage doors. Very lovely! That wagon is precious!!! Have a very Merry Christmas! xoxo
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  25. Shirley, your porch is so festive and elegant. I took the slide show tour and your home is just glorious for the holidays. I know your daughter just loves your home for the holidays, It is like a wonderland.
    Merry Christmas, Ginger
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  26. Oh so beautiful Shirley! I would love to see your home at Christmas time. Merry Christmas to you and your family Shirley. XO
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  27. It is pouring rain here since last night and I am hoping for it to clear up! I love, LOVE the hanging ornaments, have got to do that next year!!! LOVE your porch/entry. Beautifully done. XO
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