Christmas Curb Appeal 2014

Christmas Curb Appeal 2014 - Virginia Sweet Pea Blog

It’s finally here, the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas!

I’m starting December by joining a group of blogging friends for a Welcome Home Christmas Tour. 

Each day this week we are sharing how we welcome others to our homes for Christmas.


Our home is on a corner lot and can be seen on three sides by neighbors when driving or walking past.  I always like for my home to look nice, but this time of year Christmas Curb Appeal is especially important to me.  I know I love to see houses decorated for Christmas and I want my neighbors to enjoy our home as well.

Wreaths with red bows adorn our windows.

Christmas Curb Appeal - Outside During the Day

The front porch posts are wrapped in lighted garland, a wreath is on the door, and the urns are filled with seasonal greenery.

Christmas Front Door

I enjoy making wreaths and instead of Black Friday shopping, my mom and I crafted this one for my front door.  The pine cone rosettes are from nature and were found on one of my many walks with my dog. Handmade Natural Christmas Wreath

After we made wreaths, Mama and I filled my urns with greenery and curly willow sticks spray painted silver.

Christmas Urns on the Front Porch

Would you like to come in for a cup of coffee, cocoa, and perhaps a Christmas cookie or two?

Christmas Front Porch 2014

At dusk the candles are plugged in and the lighted garland is turned on.

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As darkness falls, the glow of the candles becomes brighter both inside and out.

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A Christmas tree on our porch is turned on for the evening.Christmas Curb Appeal 2014

This is the entry that we normally use and also the one that our friends and family use.  A Christmas tree really lights up this room at night.

Christmas Tree on Porch

Plexiglass panels cover the screens making this porch a room that can be enjoyed even in the cold of December.    Christmas Tree on Porch

My brother’s sled in the corner is decked out for Christmas.  My dad used to make sledding tracks for us with his tractor and then pull us up the hill so that we had fun going both ways.  We lived on a farm and had long runs complete with a jump.

Christmas Tree on Porch

The porch tree can be easily seen by motorists as they drive by.  It’s been years since I’ve had a tree on our porch and I know that my old neighbors are going to be glad to see it again.   I have a feeling that my new neighbors are going to be pleasantly surprised when they see it for the first time.

Christmas Tree on Porch 2014

The porch is very pleasant during the day.  The panels help to keep this area warm without having to heat it.  The red table that I painted for November’s Themed Furniture Makeover Day looks perfect here for the Christmas season.Day - Christmas on the Porch   Vintage Sled Decorated for Christmas

For several years my front porch was adorned with a Pottery Barn inspired garland and the window wreaths were decorated with Christmas balls to match.  Mama and I removed all of the balls from the wreaths and used some of them to fill this vintage crate from a now defunct local dairy.Christmas Balls in a Vintage Crate

If you’d like to see my Christmas Curb Appeal posts from past years, click on the links below.  I enjoy looking back to see how I changed my decorations from year to year.

Christmas 2008, Christmas 2009, Christmas 2010,Christmas 2011, Christmas 2012, Christmas 2013 – No decorations

Please visit my friends who are sharing their homes for this week’s Welcome Home Tour.


All Things Heart and Home , Restoration RedouxSweet Pea  (That’s me!)


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


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


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


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


  1. Paula I absolutely love your warm and welcoming home my friend…your classic Christmas decorations make me feel nostalgic …they are just perfect…xo
    Robin All Things Heart and Home recently posted…Welcome Home Christmas TourMy Profile

  2. Paula,
    Your home is so lovely! I love your urn arrangements and your tree lit is gorgeous! Definitely beautiful curb appeal!
    Leslie @ House on the Way recently posted…DIY Basket Christmas Tree SkirtMy Profile

  3. So, so pretty, Paula! Your home look so festive and welcoming. I envy that screened porch of yours! Love It!
    Julie {Lilacs & Longhorns} recently posted…100 Christmas ProjectsMy Profile

  4. Oh my goodness, Paula. Your home is so lovely. The Christmas decor is welcoming and inviting. It looks like magic at night. Thanks for sharing your home and your talent 🙂
    Merry Christmas.
    Meegan recently posted…My Friends Secret Santa Blog TourMy Profile

  5. I love your house! It reminds me so much of the neighborhood in Nashville that we used to live in. I love that era. The tree on the porch is perfect! Your neighbors are lucky!
    Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge recently posted…Cookie recipe swap 2014My Profile

  6. I love it, Paula. And if I were your neighbor, I’d be delighted to see that porch tree…especially at night. Love the sled and all of your special touches to welcome friends and family. Very inviting!
    Sharon Hines recently posted…christmas color theme ideasMy Profile

  7. Your house is so pretty Paula. It looks so magical at night with the lights on. Oh! and I am loving that crate with the ornaments!!! 🙂

    Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule recently posted…Silhouette Merry Christmas Sign – (and Black Friday sales!!)My Profile

  8. Paula, I love your house!!! The box o’ornaments on the porch is a great idea.
    Pam recently posted…Keep Good Going And A VISA Gift Card GiveawayMy Profile

  9. Paula, I adore your beautiful, welcoming holiday home! Your festive screened room has me imagining how wonderful it would be to enjoy of a nice cup of cocoa and let the Christmas cheer sink in.
    Merry merry Christmas to you!
    Therese @ Fresh Idea Studio recently posted…Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Tour 2014My Profile

  10. Oh its all so lovely, Paula! Your house looks so warm and inviting! Love the planters that you added seasonal greenery to and the full tree on your outdoor porch! Beautiful! XO
    Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer recently posted…A New Christmas Wreath and MantelMy Profile

  11. Paula,
    I’m in love. Every shot is just magical! I’m sure the neighbors love your home decorated for the Christmas season!
    Christy @ Our Southern Home recently posted…Outdoor Christmas VignetteMy Profile

  12. Your home is gorgeous Paula!! I love the magnolia leaves you added to your urns – I miss my magnolia tree that we had in our backyard in VA! Love all the holiday touches!! Pinning!
    Heather recently posted…Christmas Entryway Decor IdeasMy Profile

  13. So,so beautiful!
    Pinning like crazy here 🙂

    Mila recently posted…Big Christmas Link PartyMy Profile

  14. Your house looks stunning, Paula! I love how you went more traditional with your décor and it matches the style of your home perfectly. Plus that tree out on the porch is stunning! I love how it looks lit up at night!
    Megan @ Rhapsody in Rooms recently posted…My First Furnished Apartment TourMy Profile

  15. Your house is gorgeous! These photos look like they were taken right out of a magazine! Love the wreaths on your windows and your tree is spectacular!


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