I am so glad that I have had the last couple of days to work on Christmas. It has helped to take the kids both going back to college Sunday afternoon off my mind. Sunday afternoon was so hard, but they will be back around the 10th. I must say that they were excited when they got home to find that I had pretty much all the holiday completed with the exception of the family tree for the den…..which still isn't up. We do that as a family, and we just ran out of time. We get a real tree. I guess it will wait until they come home.
But I am so excited for today!
This marks the 2nd Annual Christmas Porch Tour hosted by my longtime blogging friend, Amy from Atta Girl Says. Thanks, Amy!!
This is just a 2 day event so not too overwhelming for you to visit all! I promise it will be worth it. All links are at the bottom of the post. I encourage you to PIN any and all photos that you love. You can PIN and share on Facebook by clicking the bars above, below and to the side of the post. It is so very appreciated! Thanks, friends!
Let's get started with our Plaid Christmas Porch! Welcome!
We built our home in 2004 and love it to this day. We are just now starting to have to gradually do some repainting on the exterior and update colors on the interior.
I wasn't going to do the lights on the shrubs, but the very day Ashlyn got home last Monday….she took on the task. That girl is a huge help.
Just changed things up a bit this year with placement, updates to the wreath and the addition of new covers for the pillows. Wait until you hear about those!
The NOEL SIGN was a new project last year. Signs really are quite the simple project. No, you do not need to be an artist.
This is my 3rd season using this tear drop shaped wreath that I purchased from Michaels. I simply updated it with this new oversized tag-like sign and large sleigh bells from Hobby Lobby. Ribbon is the same. It literally took minutes to update. A wreath need not be a DIY ordeal!
Here is a bit of a funny confession. This is the same live tree from my porch last year. I had every intention of planting it, but never did. It lived on the patio and was watered with the other potted plants. Must plant it this year!
I'll be 49 this December (gulp) and this is my childhood sled from living in Virginia. Lots and lots of snow. The set of 3 presents were from Sam's. I love them. They do light up, but they require batteries. I never added batteries. My lantern in the only new purchase for the porch this year and it came from Big Lots. I LOVE it. It even has little faux antlers in it around the faux candle, again requiring batteries. No batteries. I'm fine with that.
That rug is seriously my favorite. I added it last Christmas, and was a great deal on Amazon. You can find it HERE.
Yes, I'm mad for plaid! The plaid blanket covering the table in desperate need of painting is from Kohl's. I think I bought it 2012 when I started the blog. It has held up great for seasonal porch use.
You can also make the Plaid Reindeer Pillow with a form from Hobby Lobby.
I do love my lanterns! This is another DIY Sign….a little more work, but so worth the effort!!
This little snowflake did get batteries! It's even on a timer!
Here is the other side of the porch.
I adore my rockers that I purchased from Kirkland's in the spring. The cushions were a 4-piece set from HomeGoods. The table was a painted thrift store find from a few years ago.
And to conclude the porch tour, here it is at night!
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Prepared to be inspired with these festive Christmas decorating ideas for your front porch, sunroom, screened-in porch or gazebo.
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