Christmas Porch 2013

Here are some pictures of our front porch.

I like having a glass front door for function but the glare is horrible for picture taking. So you get to see my neighbors house across the street instead of my boxwood wreath on the door.
It’s pretty simply decorated – compared to last year.
But I did more yard lights. If you look past the white chair you can see the big birch tree has lights in it. I climbed up there and put them on. That was fun :-/
(Maybe I should add one more house number? Just kidding, I really meant to switch the door number to something like Welcome.)
The Japanese maple tree has lights, too.
Plain white lights are hung like a swag on the porch railing. I know I have garland and wreaths somewhere but I haven’t opened all our Christmas boxes, yet. I have to climb like 15 feet high to get them so…
We gotta have our kissing ball…. 😉
(because my 11 year old boys LOVE it when I kiss them)
I found the metal door hanger that I bought a few years ago in Cape May at a cute boutique.
Garland hangs from the light fixtures and silver beads hang across the top.
I have some faux snow to add and a few more decorations but it has been freezing out.
(I shouldn’t complain about 32 degrees – my Dad sends me updates from Utah – 2 degrees – ouch!)
Stay warm and safe but have fun!
Merry Christmas!
(there you are Little Brags – I hope you like it! Christine told me I better post my porch next so this one is for her – see her cute Christmas porch HERE.)
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Angela Ryder

Very, very pretty Holly! ~~Angela


Holly your porch is so inviting and simply elegant!! I'd love to see a pic of it lit up at night, I bet it's beautiful! I'm so glad I went out early this year (before Thanksgiving) and put up our outdoon decorations as it's sub zero here and wind chill of 35 degrees below! OUCH! It's been fun to visit with you today… love the new family pics, what a beautiful family!! Hugs,Pendra


I love how simple yet beautiful your decorations are! You always do such a great job!


So very pretty! I'm kind of excited because my new house has a front porch…so next year, maybe I can have a little Christmas out there.

Sally LoveOfHomes

I always LOVE your porch…it's perfect! Sally

Becky M

I am pretty sure that your house is the cutest one on the block!

Down to Earth Style

It doesn't seem like Florida is that far away but when you say 80 degrees compared to how cold we are….it seems like a world away.I hope you are great and enjoying the season.xoHolly

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Diane…Thank you very much. Spirit is a very nice description. So glad you were here today.xoHolly

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That is exactly what I was going for so thank you for that compliment. Enjoy the holidays and stay warm!xoHolly

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Wow! Thank you! 🙂 Very kind and thank you for reading my post today. Enjoy this wonderful season.Holly

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The storm doors work well for my kids who don't like to close doors. 🙂 Our back door has one too. Thanks for stopping by!Holly

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Thank you, sweet Marty! You are always so kind. That metal hanger is old – I forget I have it.Enjoy your evening!xoHolly

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Well, you made me get my pictures together and be done with that project. I enjoyed touring your cute porch, too! 🙂 Happy Day!Holly

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Thanks Cassie! Those silver beads are fun to decorate with. So glad you stopped over.xoHolly

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I'm sorry to hear about your knee. Hopefully it will be better than before once you heal, Prim style is still inspiring to me. I like flipping through Country Sampler magazine. Your home is inviting and cozy looking. Thanks for stopping by.Holly

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Thank you, Kelly…I was going to switch out my tiny wreaths on the windows but decided to just add to them instead. Thanks for noticing the details. Love to hear from you!Enjoy this season with your family, Kelly! Thanks again!Holly

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What a nice thing to say, Lesa. I appreciate that you took the time to view my post today and leave me a sweet message. Enjoy you holiday! :)Holly

Gee Singh Newbanks

Very pretty Holly. Bbrrrr. I have to say am enjoying the warm 80's we are having. I think Florida forgot to partake in winter this year.Hugs, Gee

Diane Higdon

Your porch is beautiful. Love the simplicity of it. Full of spirit!!! 🙂

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

It evokes a very welcoming feeling – just what a front porch should do. Beautiful!

Robin Johnson

Boy do you know how to decorate a porch to perfection. Looks amazing


I love the simple look, you did a terrific job. We have glass doors over our exterior doors too and I hate it, but it's a must where I live. Enjoy the holidays!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life)

I love your porch and your decor is so beautiful. That door hanger is stunning, what a fabulous find. Hugs, Marty

Christine Vandormolen

omg, yer so funny!!!! See, all I have to do is complain and I get my wish!!!! Thanks so much for sending me some traffic, I actually got almost 30 visitors this morning from your blog!!!! YAYYYYY Holly!!!!!!! I adore your porch, lucky you live far away or else I would do a drive by in the dark and snatch some treasures…haha

chateau chic

Your porch gives such a friendly and warm welcome to all!!! It's so beautiful and festive, Holly!Mary Alice

Something Nice and Pretty

I love the metal hanger on your door and all the white lights, I love me some twinkle lights.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper

so so pretty! i just love the garland hanging with the kissing ball!


hi holly…..I get so excited when I see a new post from you….because I just know I am going to be in for a real treat….I love your style and your home….your porch looks so inviting and ready for the holidays….thanks so much for coming over to my blog for a visit….I just had knee replacement surgery and can not do a lot of things I really want to do yet…but just wait……I had a primitive shop for 10 years and I am now changing my look from primitive to what I call earthy comfy casual….it is so much fun… Read more »


I really like how you decorated the outside of your home this year. I like the white string lights draped around the railing. I also like the decor you added to your windows behind the rocking chairs. You've done so many creative things with your porch such as the little boxes that light up.

Home Frosting

I love visiting your blog Holly! You have such a natural talent when in comes to decorating. Your porch is very pretty and festive. I love the natural elements you incorporate. Lesa

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Thanks for noticing Cheryl! It was hard to get a good angle to see them. 🙂

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Thanks Lauren! So glad you stopped by!

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Thanks Lisa!


Very pretty, Holly!

Lauren TheEndearingHome

So many pretty details Holly, what a beautifully welcoming front porch for the holidays!

Cheryl Thornton

Looks great Holly! I love that pine garland on either side of your door!Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage

I love your porch Holly! It looks so festive and wonderful!