Christmas 2015 Front Porch with Rudy

Welcome to my front porch dressed for Christmas,

featuring Rudy.

Rudy was given to me years ago by my niece Melissa

and he usually stood in the front yard

confusing the real deer.

Now he stands proudly on the front porch

greeting family and friends wearing his scarf of ribbon.

Christmas 2015 From Porch - Housepitality Designs

He’s a cutie!

Christmas 2015 Front Porch - Housepitality Designs

The lanterns return flanking the top of the steps.

Christmas 2015 Front Porch - Housepitality Designs

The lanterns look their best when they glow in the evening.

Christmas 2015 Front Porch - Housepitality Designs

I purchased real evergreen wreaths again this year.

They are beautiful and full . . . and with them only being $15.00/each

at Lowe’s Home Improvement, it truly is a great bargain.

The ribbon is from Michael’s . . . I wish I had purchased more of it!

Christmas 2015 Front Porch/fresh wreath - Housepitality Designs

The large ornaments that hang from the ceiling return again.

I love how they sparkle when the sun or the lights from the garland at night

shine on them.

Christmas 2015 Front Porch - Housepitality Designs

The right side of the porch.

Christmas 2015 Front Porch - Housepitality Designs

A message for the season or each and every day

sits in the pitcher of poinsettias.

Christmas 2015 Front Porch - Housepitality Designs

A peek to into the left side of the porch.

Christmas 2015 Front Porch - Housepitality Designs

The left side of the porch is where you will find my vintage wagon

and the old weathered door in the corner.

Christmas 2015 Front Porch/Vintage Door - Housepitality Designs

The vintage watering can filled with faux branches of berries.

Christmas 2015 Front Porch/Vintage Watering Can - Housepitality Designs

Christmas 2015 Front Porch/Vintage wagon and watering can - Housepitality Designs

The wagon is always filled with seasonal pretties and for Christmas,

I added this tree in my 5 gallon Red Wing crock.

It is really pretty when lit at night.

Christmas 2015 Front Porch/vintage wagon - Housepitality Designs

A vintage enamelware pan holds vintage garden tools

and snowball ornaments.

Christmas 2015 Front Porch/Vintage Wagon - Housepitality Designs

A vintage 5 tier plant stand holds poinsettias.

Christmas 2015 Front Porch/Vintage Plant stand - Housepitality Designs

Christmas 2015 Front Porch/Vintage wagon - Housepitality Designs

Christmas 2015 Front Porch - Housepitality Designs

Every window on the front of my home displays a wreath.

Christmas 2015 Outdoor Wreath - Housepitality Designs

Even above the garage doors.

Christmas 2015/Garage Doors - Housepitality Designs

Christmas 2015 Garage Doors - Housepitality Designs

I began taking some photos of the porch in the glow of the evening.

More photos to come; however, here is a bit of a peek.

Christmas 2015 Front Porch/Vintage door - Housepitality Designs

I also finished decorating my upper back porch.

Stay tuned for what is new there!

Have a great day! Have you gotten all of your shopping done?

I have not started, so you know what I will be doing this week!


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  1. Oh so festive Shirley! Your front porch is so spacious and such a nice area to decorate for the seasons. I love how welcoming and Christmas-y it is with your bench, hanging ornaments, and greenery! Your weathered door with your wagon and watering can is my favorite nook 🙂
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  2. Your porch looks good in every season, but especially for Christmas. Makes me want a big southern porch even more.
    Kim’s recent post…Christmas Great RoomMy Profile

  3. porch perfection and ole rudy steals the show. I love your garage doors. we are currently looking to replace ours with something similar. Happy Day!
    laura@duke manor farm’s recent post…Holiday Southern PorchMy Profile

  4. So beautiful!!! I love that wagon!!!! and the ornaments hanging from the ceiling are gorgeous. And the deer, and, and, and…


    Happy Monday!
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  5. It all looks amazing, Shirley! I love the “snowballs” amongst the garden tools and the garland and wreaths over the garage doors is absolutely exquisite!
    Pat@back porch musings’s recent post…A Christmas Tour Around Our HomeMy Profile

  6. It’s very beautiful, and I too love that ribbon!!! I have bells that I hang like your ornaments on the front porch and throughout the house. Your last photo would make a great postcard, Shirley:)
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  7. You just have the most beautiful porch Shirley, so welcoming and I always enjoy seeing how you decorate it for the holidays!
    Lauren’s recent post…Holiday Home Tour 2015 – Family RoomMy Profile

  8. Hi Shirley, the outside of your home is decorated as amazing as the inside and of course I am in love with you jugs and rusty wagon. Beautiful! xx Jo

  9. Love your front porch…so festive! I have a Rudy too…although mine is not named. I don’t have him outside though, because my front porch is not covered. Love that ribbon that adorns him. You’ve done a terrific job as usual Shirley! 😉

  10. It all looks beautiful, fun and festive! I love the hanging ornaments and seriously considered doing that this year but worry about the WIND we get here! However, since it has been so incredible mild so far, I could have done it. It was 70 yesterday and I was in flip flops!!! Crazy:):)
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  11. Your front porch is incredible, Shirley. I especially love the vintage watering can with the faux branches of berries!

  12. Shirley, I Love all of the gorgeous wreaths, Rudy and the chic pillows. You always design for the Holidays so beautifully!!

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  13. Ahhhhhh Shirley just beautiful. Love Rudy too adorable. What a beautiful welcome to your home.
    Have a great Monday.
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  14. How Beautifully decorated!

  15. Shirley, your porch is so festive and welcoming! I love the ornaments hanging from the ceiling! The fresh wreaths are beautiful! My Lowe’s does not have them! Porch perfection!
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  16. Everything is decorated so pretty. I love the old door, wagon display. Looks so Christmasy…

  17. I love your from porch all decorated for Christmas.
    Penny @ The Comforts of Home’s recent post…Oh Christmas TreeMy Profile

  18. Shirley I just love your porch. It is as beautiful as can be. So warm and inviting to all you come to visit your home.

  19. Beautiful porch… I love Rudy and everything else…
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  20. Gloria Brumbaugh I love everything you did for your front porch . I live in California and we just dont have front porches so my front entrance will look great because i have watering can , necessary rosemary bushes , old milk cans that I dragged across the move from Midwest, so happy i did that thanks Pinterest !!!

  21. Front Porch will look great this Holiday have small bench with lanterns and milk cans and watering cans I dragged across the map when i moved from the Midwest so happy i saved them Thanks!!!!! have little reindeer’s too love the look thanks Pin !!!!

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