A Southern Charm Christmas – Porches

Today I’m sharing the Christmas decor on our front porch and also in our sunroom.

A Southern Charm Christmas on the Porch

I’m sharing my Christmas porches along with 10 other blogging friends for a Christmas Porch Tour hosted by my friend, Amy, from Atta Girl Says

If you aren’t familiar with Amy’s blog, I encourage you to check it out.  She’s a fabulous decorator, crafter, and cook whose blog I have enjoyed reading for many years.

Christmas Porches Tour

Amy’s Christmas porch tour is a collaboration that I look forward to every year. Be sure to check out all of the Christmas porches shared today at the end of this post.

Christmas on the Front Porch

I love making the outside of our home look festive for Christmas. Having wreaths on the windows and door, a garland, and decorated urns make my heart happy.

1958 Cape Cod decorated for Christmas with wreaths and lighted garland

A Christmas doormat is also a must-have for the holidays.

Front porch decorated for Christmas

Mama and I had plans to make Christmas wreaths the day after Thanksgiving, but thanks to my Thrifty Style Team friends, I didn’t need to make a wreath because they sent this beauty from Lynch Creek Farm.

evergreen wreath on a front door

To decorate the urns, I gathered Magnolia from the yard, Cedar from our lake house neighborhood, and Red Twig Dogwood that I clipped in Jackson Hole.

Christmas in the Sunroom

For the first time in a long, long time, our sunporch does not have a Christmas tree.

In early summer, we moved this futon from our lake house to our sunroom and purchased two chairs from Big Lotts. This change very much increased our enjoyment of this sunroom. When it is warm enough I love to read or nap on the futon.

Sunporch decorated for Christmas

I love decorating my vintage tv stand for the season.

Sunporch decorated for Christmas

The original art over the tv stand was a gift from my very good friend who used to work in an estate store. This will be enjoyed on the porch all winter.

vintage winter painting

The tv stand is decorated with a The Night Before Christmas book that my 1st-grade teacher gave me, a vintage Santa candle, a bottlebrush tree, and a wooden reindeer that I bought at a craft show when I was in college.

Vintage Santa candle, white bottlebrush tree, hand carved reindeer, 1970s The Night Before Christmas

Note that Santa has an evil expression on his face.

Vintage Santa candle, white bottlebrush tree, hand carved reindeer

To the left of the door is a Santa painting on a slate roof tile from a barn in Giles County, Virginia. I purchased this at a crafts show years ago.

Santa art on a slate roof piece

Displayed on the milk can turned into a table between the two chairs are two vintage thermoses and a vintage Santa mug filled with peppermint sticks.

Vintage Santa mug with two vintage thermoses

Pillows from Big Lots decorate the futon.

Christmas pillows

A corner is decorated with a vintage Santa blow mold, a vintage red cooler, and a handmade snowflake, a gift from my friend Wendi of H2O Bungalow.

Vintage blowmold Santa, vintage red Coleman cooler, handmade Christmas star

I love having my porch decorated for Christmas and it’s so much fun to enjoy the decorations every time we leave or enter our home.


Now it is time to enjoy the Christmas porches that my friends are sharing! 

Christmas Porch Tour

Be sure to visit all the participating bloggers for festive decorating inspiration for your porches and sunrooms.

collage photos of five porches decorated for Christmas

Atta Girl Says // Southern Home and Hospitality

DIY Beautify // Sand Dollar Lane // Postcards from the Ridge

collage photos of five porches decorated for Christmas

Sweet Pea // Worthing Court // Our Crafty Mom

Major Hoff Takes a Wife // 2 Bees in a Pod


  1. Paula, your sunroom looks so pretty and ready for Christmas! It’s so cozy, I can see why you enjoy it so much!
    As always, I really enjoyed seeing your vintage treasures displayed. If someone asked me which of my friends has a book her first grade teacher gave her I would have guessed you! Love it!!

  2. Paula, thanks so much for taking us on a tour of the porch and the sunroom! I love that you used greenery and natural elements on the porch from your homes and places you’ve visited! The sunroom is beautiful, as always. I think that Santa is keeping a secret, or maybe he has a naughty joke to tell. Maybe he’ll whisper it in your ear the next time you take a porch nap!

    Merry Christmas to you!

  3. Paula – your front door and sunroom are Christmas perfect! You have such a way of displaying your vintage finds with your sentimental pieces. Love the artwork and book from your teacher. Both spin a sweet story! Merry Christmas, friend!

  4. I always enjoy your posts! Your arrangements are interesting, colorful, and joyful. Your stories are as beautiful as the objects themselves. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with others.

  5. Paula, your porch and sunroom are so festive! Red always feels Merry to me! I love that front door wreath, and your home is so pretty at night with the twinkling lights! You have such fun vintage treasures and I love seeing them every year! I wish you a Merry Christmas my friend 😉

  6. Paula your sunroom is so cozy with all the vintage and meaningful Christmas touches! What a great place to relax during this hectic season. And the front door wreath is gorgeous!!

  7. Your sunroom is such a wonderful room and I can see why you enjoy it so much. I love the Santa blow mold. And your new chairs are the perfect addition out there. Your wreath looks so pretty too! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas this year. ❤

  8. Wow! So pretty, Paula. You always do such a great job with all of your decor.I love all the attention to detail you put into your decorating.

  9. Love both areas! I just want to snuggle up in your sunroom with a cup of cocoa! I really like the planters in the entrance as well, and what a score on that wreath – it’s gorgeous! It was fun hopping with you, hope you have a Merry Christmas!

  10. Paula, your pretty home looks so festive and welcoming for Christmas! I’m jealous of your Chippendale door. That has always been my favorite style of door and it suits your home perfectly.

    1. Thank you so much, Suzy. I also love a Chippendale door. Lynchburg is full of them and I enjoy seeing all of the designs when I am driving or walking around town.

  11. Paula your house must be a Christmas wonderland of enchantment! I love all of your beautiful, nostalgic pieces. Your house makes me smile and wish I were there sharing a cup of chocolate with you.

  12. This is such a warm and inviting space, Paula! I’ve loved all the pops of red you’ve been using this year. They’re always so cheery and bright. That little Santa mug napping – gah – so stinking cute! Hope your holiday season is amazing! Big hugs, CoCo

  13. Paula, as usual, you’ve wowed me with all your beautiful vintage pieces! Your porch looks so pretty decorated for Christmas and as for the sunroom, I think I would like to while away a few hours there with a good book! Thanks for the tour!

  14. Paula, your sunroom is so festive! All of your vintage touches are just lovely. I could totally see taking a nap on the futon. I also love the chairs you purchased. They are beautiful. Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a blessed new year.

  15. Love your porch. I got as far as buying Christmas pillows for the porch, but there is so much more I should have done. Maybe next year!

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