Good morning friends and happy holiday season! We are officially kicking off the holidays today with a stop in our front porch. Thanks to 11 Magnolia Lane and Evolution of Style for hosting this week’s Holiday Home Tour with lots of holiday inspiration. If you are coming over from Heather at Setting for Four – welcome!
Our front porch has become a sidekick here on the blog with the weekly Front Porch Coffee Talk series where we virtually “catch up” over coffee on my porch. When the holiday season comes, the porch is usually the first area I want to add some cheer to and this year was no different. I especially felt like I owed the porch some extra love because we spent many many hours sitting out here this year during quarantine. I think we can all agree that especially this year- there’s no place like home for the holidays!
Welcome to our front porch! In warmer months you will find me out here most mornings sipping on my coffee. With the cooler temperatures, I am probably not going to be drinking my coffee, but it is still fun to give it a little new life for the holidays. For the front entrance, I pulled these planters out of storage and added some topiaries that were also tucked away in storage. I hadn’t used either of these items for awhile and I love how stately it all looks next to the front door. I will still likely add my fresh Trader Joe’s garland above the door but since we were at Disney last week for Thanksgiving- I wasn’t able to grab it yet.
PORCH SOURCES: BLACK & WHITE PLAID RUG | LEOPARD RUG | WREATH | LARGE LANTERN | TALL BLACK PLANTER | GRAY ROCKING CHAIRS | RED PLAID PILLOWS| TOPIARY
I love shopping the house to see what I can find with different seasons and holidays and I love that I didn’t spend any money assembling this year’s porch just by using old things in new ways!
These lanterns seem to move around every season out here and hold all kinds of different things! This year they hold birch logs and ornaments.
My mom gave me the 4 plaid pillows and I just love them so much! They are plaid on one side with snowflakes on the other which means I can use them all winter long.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a room in our home without a dash of blue and white and I just love a little dose of it mixed with the traditional red plaids.
Alright, that wraps up our stroll on the holiday front porch. I hope you are inspired to add a little festive to your own porch! Be sure to check out all of the other porches below- Julie from Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss is next on the hop and she always has such fun and colorful style!
PORCH SOURCES: BLACK & WHITE PLAID RUG | LEOPARD RUG | WREATH | LARGE LANTERN | TALL BLACK PLANTER |
GRAY ROCKING CHAIRS | RED PLAID PILLOWS| TOPIARY
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From Our Home To Yours- Merry Christmas,
MORE CHRISTMAS PORCH INSPIRATION
Be sure to visit all the participating bloggers for festive decorating inspiration for your front porch, patio, sunroom and screened-in porch.
Monday, November 30th (Front Porch/Outdoor Spaces)
Southern Hospitality | Setting for Four | Southern State of Mind | Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss | Most Lovely Things | Cindy Hattersley Design | The Creativity Exchange
Tuesday, December 1st (Entries/Dining Rooms)
11 Magnolia Lane | Home by Heidi | A Stroll Thru Life | This is Our Bliss | Summer Adams
Wednesday, December 2nd (Living Rooms/Dens)
11 Magnolia Lane | Evolution of Style | Dixie Delights | Jessica Welling Interiors | Sincerely, Marie Designs | Classic Casual Home
Thursday, December 3rd (Kitchens/Laundry Rooms/Misc.)
Citrine Living | Quarters One | Style House Interiors | A Blissful Nest | Painted by Kayla Payne | A Stroll Thru Life
Friday, December 4th (Master Bedroom/Kid’s Rooms)
Sincerely, Marie Designs | Pink Peppermint Designs | The Heathered Nest | Bloom in the Black | Evolution of Style | Dixie Delights
Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane says
This is the perfect Southern porch, Heather, and you’d decorated it beautifully. I love the plaid with the blue and white, too! Thanks so much for joining us again on the tour. XO, Christy
Your porch is so beautiful Heather! I love all the colors and yes! A pop of blue and white is ALWAYS wonderful! Thank you for sharing your stunning porch with us! Merry Christmas!
Heather Luckhurst says
Gorgeous porch! I love your red plaid pillows and topiaries! Merry Christmas! xo Heather
You have the prettiest porch! I love how you used the traditional plaids and the topiaries. So pretty! Happy holidays and thank you for joining us on our tour! XO, Amy
Your porch is such a nice size and I love the red and blue with plaids. So pretty for Christmas. Your door topiaries are so pretty too. I could sit there all day and watch the world go by.
Aunt Lora says
Thanks Heather! I have been trying to figure out a simple way to make lanterns more festive. I will be finding some ornaments to put inside! Of course they won’t be outside with our weather here in Ohio. BRRRR.
Jessica Welling says
This is so pretty! And I love that you just shopped your house to find everything you needed! Gorgeous!
You have the best porch and outdoor area, Heather. I love ALL of it. SO MUCH. It looks so flipping cute at Halloween, too. Happy holidays buddy ❤️🎄!
Heather your porch is so beautiful!! I’ve always loved the exterior of your beautiful home! I would never leave this cozy spot! And I love the blue and white of course! Merry Christmas!