The Christmas Porch with Rudy ~ A Magazine Feature

Remember my Rudy that was on the front porch dressed for Christmas last year?

He was there greeting friends and family with his red and black checked ribbon scarf.

Well he made the big time. He appeared this month in a magazine.

Christmas Porch - Housepitality Designs

Rudy was featured in the issue of Country Sampler’s Christmas Decorating issue.

Country Sampler Christmas Decorating Magazine Feature - Housepitality Designs

Rudy …. right there on Page 15.

Among the pages of wonderful Christmas decorating inspiration.

Rudy, the adorable reindeer that was a gift from my niece Melissa.

She saw him at a craft fair and thought he needed to be on my porch.

Christmas Porch Magazine Feature - Housepitality Designs

Here are a few photos of Rudy on my front porch last year.

If you missed my Christmas Porch of 2015, you can see it HERE.

Rudy the Reindeer - Christmas Porch - Magazine Feature - Housepitality Designs

Christmas Porch - Magazine feature - Housepitality Designs

We love Rudy … So happy to share Rudy with all of you. He puts a smile on the faces

of those who enter my home, thanks to my niece Melissa!

Now, I am thinking of the place of honor for him this year!

Any suggestions?

Have a most beautiful day!

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  1. Hi Shirley, Congrats on Rudy’s feature! 🙂 I’ll be looking for Country Sampler at the newstand!
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  2. Can I get Rudy’s autograph??

  3. Congrats to both you and Rudy! How fabulous!
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  4. Congratulations, Shirley! This is awesome!
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  5. 🙂 Fun! Love your porch!

  6. Rudy looks fabulous on your porch! Congratulations on the feature!

  7. Congrats!! And the Christmas decor was perfection, too. No wonder it got featured!! xoxox

  8. Congratulations, Shirley, on your feature! How exciting! Rudy is awfully cute and looked wonderful on your porch! I hope that you are having a great week!!!
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  9. Congratulations Shirley on the magazine feature. Loved your gorgeous front porch, and Rudy is adorable.
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  10. Jeanette Price says

    Your porch always looks so lovely! One day you are going to come out of your house and find me there! Congratulations on this nice feature!

  11. Rudy’s a cutie that’s for sure! I have his cousin…very similar though! Congrats on the feature! 😉

  12. Oh Shirley how much fun! I bet Melissa is beyond thrilled! Rudy is adorable with his checked scarf, and I love the hanging ornaments, so cute!
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  13. bobbi duncan says

    Rudy’s career is wide open now (tee-hee!). Big congrats to you both. The hanging Xmas balls are a clever idea–love that! Hugs!

  14. I love the ornaments hanging from the ceiling. I have a very small porch – no roof – and I just love what you did. I also love Rudy.

  15. What fun. Your Rudy is going to be as famous as the other one. Congrats to you and Rudy.
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  16. Shirley, congrats on the “Rudy” feature! I think anywhere Rudy wants to park himself this year will be perfect!
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  17. Good Friday Morning Shirley.
    I think Rudy is a perfect greeter for all your guests during the holidays. He is just adorable. Congrats to you and Rudy for being honored in Country Sampler Magazine. Happy Friday. Have a wonderful weekend.
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  18. Congrats!!! Rudy is so cute!!! Do you have a more casual tree that he could sit besdie, in the house? I am looking for a deer to sit beside my tree this year!!!
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  19. Congrats girl! He is just darling. My hubby recently made one for me and I love it!
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  20. Shirley – I love everything about your entry…from the hanging ornaments to the trees to Rudy…so festive and welcoming.
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  21. Shirley, I love Rudy! He is the perfect greeter to your home, he has the same warm, welcoming spirit that you do. What’s more, I think I have his twin somewhere ( will look!) Congratulations on the magazine feature, Rudy might need a little party hat this year, to celebrate. Xo Lidy

  22. Beautiful! Congrats on the feature ♥
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  23. I love seeing this in the pages of this Country Sampler issue. Congrats to you.

    Rudy is adorable and he’s well represented his lovely magazine debut.

    So cute.
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  24. Carol bRADLEY says

    Hi Shirley Congratulation on Rudy making the Country Sampler Magazine. I love it,i am a magazine lover.Your porch is beautiful.Have awonderfull Christmas and all the best for 2017.

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