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Christmas Porch

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Merry Christmas friends and cheerful greetings!

I am so pleased to be participating in the

Welcome Home Christmas Tour

Decorating for Christmas is such a labor of love…..

you know everyone moaning about having to help drag Mom's gazillion boxes from the attic,

muttering words under your breath when half the strand of lights won't work,

swearing you'll never put up that garland again,

and oh the mess from all the unpacking…..

But in the end…..you love what you and your family have worked to help decorate.

The memories created….you know the ones to cherish and laugh about later.

It makes it all worth it!

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Welcome Home Tour featuring the Christmas Porch of Our Southern Home

I could not think of a more fitting way to participate in the tour than to welcome you all with our front porch.

It sets the tone for what is to come. It shows your friends and family your love of the Christmas season.

Unless we have company, it's only seen by us or the deer that graze the front yard at night.

We live in the country. Today YOU are my guest…..Welcome

Welcome Home Tour featuring the Christmas Porch of Our Southern Home

 

The porch has had various holiday

 

changes through the years, but I think this year is my favorite.

 

Welcome Home Tour featuring the Christmas Porch of Our Southern Home

 

The garland is the same. I just added a few more pine cones collected from our woods and changed the ribbon from red velvet to upholstery tape and plaid. I'm using plaids and the upholstery tape/webbing throughout the house this year. It's the element that I'm using to tie everything together.

Also on OSH!  Green and White Holiday Ideas

 

Welcome Home Tour featuring the Christmas Porch of Our Southern Home

 

I've had these faux boxwood topiaries from Ballard Designs for years. They have been perfect for the seasons. The “L” wreath is also from Ballard with added greenery and ribbon. It has always been inside. This is the first time that it has been on the front door. 

 

Welcome Home Tour featuring the Christmas Porch of Our Southern Home

 

Upholstery tape is so inexpensive. I purchased 20 yards for less than $20. 

 

Welcome Home Tour featuring the Christmas Porch of Our Southern Home

 

It's bulky to work with as a garland, but I found a way! I used twine to tie it off about every 15 inches. This gave it a gathered look and easier to manipulate around the archway.

 

Welcome Home Tour featuring the Christmas Porch of Our Southern Home

 

Faux apples around the base add a cheerful pop of green. 

 

Welcome Home Tour featuring the Christmas Porch of Our Southern Home

 

Multiple ribbons were used to make the bow. I already had the pick with the green apple. Works  great with the green apples around the topiaries.

 

Welcome Home Tour featuring the Christmas Porch of Our Southern Home

 

 

Welcome Home Tour featuring the Christmas Porch of Our Southern Home

 

The only thing purchased new for the porch this year was the ribbon.

 

Welcome Home Tour featuring the Christmas Porch of Our Southern Home

 

I'm so happy you stopped by. Be sure to subscribe so you won't miss any of my upcoming holiday posts.

You can follow the behind the scenes on Instagram. I'm also pinning lots of holiday inspiration. I'd love for you to follow on Pinterest as well.

Want to see more of the table vignette on the porch? You can go HERE to see that post.

Be sure to visit the others on the tour this week. This tour is full of inspiration!

 

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Monday

All Things Heart and Home , Restoration Redoux , Sweet Pea

Tuesday

Girl in the Garage , Setting for Four , What Meegan Makes , Cedar Hill Farmhouse , Simply Fresh Vintage

Also on OSH!  Favorite Things Friday {Home Office}

Wednesday

Confession of a Serial DIYer , Shabby Art Boutique , Mrs. Hines' Class , Our Southern Home

Thursday

White Lace Cottage , Artsy Chicks Rule , Fresh Idea Studio, Post Cards From the Ridge , Petticoat Junktion

Friday

Beyond the Picket Fence , House on the Way, Lilacs and Longhorns, Serendipity RefinedUnskinny Boppy

 

 

Link Parties that OSH parties at on occasion!  Sunday: DIY Show Off Monday:  Between Naps on the PorchHome Stories A to Z , Inspiration Monday– Refresh Restyle TuesdayNot Just A Housewife, All Things Heart and Home,   The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse and Inspire Me Party at A Stroll Thru Life,  My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia  Wednesday:   Savvy Southern Style Thursday:  My Repurposed Life From My Front Porch to Yours,   Friday:  French Country Cottage,  Miss Mustard Seed Furniture FridayCommon Ground,  Imparting GraceKeep Calm and Link Up,  Craftberry Bush – Inspiration Gallery Friday,  SnapCreativity – Show and Tell, Tatertots and Jello 

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16 Comments

  1. STUNNING Christy!! I love the apples you added around your topiaries…the garland and ribbon around your door…and the pretty vignette you created on your table…loved it all!!

  2. Christy your home is absolutely gorgeous! I love your classic and beautiful look using green wreaths and red bows…it’s timeless and beautiful….like a Christmas card <3

  3. Wow! Your porch is perfect, Christy! It looks like the cover of a magazine. And your photos are great! Thanks for welcoming us in such a beautiful way!

  4. Love your porch and the Welcome Home feeling it extends. But I have a question…the plaid blanket, where did you get it? I would love one this color.
    Thank You
    Barbara Ann

    etsy.com/shop/barbaraannscreations

  5. Absolutely gorgeous, Christy! I love your intro…so funny and true! Your porch is so welcoming and I love the pic with the sunlight pouring in! XO

  6. Lovely Lovely Lovely. I can actually feel all the love you put into creating such a special welcoming porch. Here’s to many blessings to you and your family this Christmas season, Christy!

  7. Upholstery tape makes a perfect ribbon for you porch out in the country. It’s a shame that more people don’t get to enjoy your pretty decor in person. 🙂 At least through your blog thousands enjoy it virtually!

  8. Christy…what a fantastic Southern Christmas Porch you have! I’d say it is everything I think of when I think of Welcome Home 🙂
    The garland above the arch is perfect and the apples are just the right pop of color! ox

  9. Everything turned out so lovely Christy!!! The apples are a fun pop of green!! I agree, your porch (and home) is just amazing!
    xo
    Nancy

  10. Sonya, what a sweet thing to say! Thanks so much. Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday month to you!! XXOO Christy

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