Christmas Porch Decor
I’ve been busy decorating for Christmas. Yesterday I shared our front porch decorated for Christmas and today I’m sharing my Christmas Porch Decor. We use our porch as our main entrance and I like for it to look festive for the holidays.
Not only do we enjoy my Christmas porch decor, so do our neighbors. Our house is on a corner and neighbors report that they love seeing my tree as they walk or drive by our home.
I’m sharing my Christmas porch along with 17 other bloggers. This Christmas Porch Tour is hosted 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.
You’ll find links to all of the porches shared at the end of this post.
Christmas Porch Decor
Every year I enjoy decorating our porch for Christmas. Since we use this as our main entrance, we get to enjoy this spot several times a day.
The porch screens are covered with removable plexiglass panels making this a spot that can be enjoyed almost year-round.
The first thing that I did to get our porch ready for Christmas was to paint our Plow and Hearth bench black. I made the fur pillow covers and also the buffalo checked snowflake pillow. The reindeer rug is new from Lowes.
Bench – similar ~ Rug ~ Pillow Covers – similar
The stool to the left of the bench was given to me by my mom. The milk can to the right of the table is from an Iowa farm and was given to me by a neighbor when he moved. On it is a lamp made from a vintage thermos that I found in a dumpster. I used a tutorial by Pam from House of Hawthornes to make this.
On the metal stool it is a Alberta Spruce tree planted in a vintage ice bucket.
I have used a tree on our porch for many years and our neighbors love seeing it at night. In recent years I have started decorating it and I love seeing in every time I enter or leave this house. This year I used buffalo check ribbon, snow kissed pine cone ornaments that I crafted, and I treated myself to a new Christmas tree skirt.
Buffalo Check Ribbon – similar ~ Pine Cone Ornaments ~ Christmas Tree Skirt – similar
The sled was my brother’s and I have great memories of sliding down a long farm hill with him and then my dad would hook our sleds to his tractor and pull us back up the hill. We got to ride both up and down the hill! The scarf on the sled was my grandmother’s. A friend gave me the vintage cooler when her mom could no longer live in her home. The snowflake was my Secret Santa gift from last year’s Power Tool Challenge. Don’t miss the Patchwork Wood Christmas Tree that I made for my Secret Santa this year!
On the sled are vintage thermoses and Santa mugs. My mom’s friend gave me a box filled with Santa mugs that she collected. These three are my favorites.
The mug on the left is by Longaberger. The middle mug is marked, “MA 1956”. I wish I knew more information about it. The one on the right has no marking and appears to be old but I’m not exactly sure of its age. If you like Santa mugs, you can see my favorite that I inherited from my great-great aunt here.
More vintage items are on display to the left of the tree. The shutter is from my mom’s 1913 home.
The vintage tool box in front of the shutter was given to me by my mom’s boyfriend. He owns a number of rental properties near UVA and this toolbox was left behind by a graduate student.
If you are a child of the 1970’s you may remember plastic decorations like my snowman. My brother and I loved it when Mama pulled him out each Christmas. The Coke caddy was my grandmother’s and was used to transport extra flowers to and from church or garden club to refresh her flower arrangements. The lantern was my grandfather’s.
Beside the door is my dad’s chalkboard with chalk art by my husband. It looks like Santa is done with his deliveries and is enjoying a cold one with Rudolph.
To the left of the door is a snowman made from dish pieces on a piece of barnwood. I bought this at Centerfest in Bedford, VA from a local crafter.
The tree looks pretty at night and can be seen on three sides by neighbors walking or driving past our home.
I know you are going to enjoy seeing the Christmas porches that my friends are sharing. I am looking forward to visiting each porch and getting decorating ideas from blogging friends.
Follow the links below for the full Christmas porch tour lineup, featuring 18 home decor bloggers. Be sure to visit everyone for lots of ideas to add festive touches to your porch and other outdoor spaces.
Monday, December 3 – Day 1
My Thrift Store Addiction // Postcards from the Ridge // Cottage at the Crossroads
Petticoat Junktion // House of Hawthornes // DIY Beautify
Tuesday, December 4 – Day 2
Sweet Pea // Duke Manor Farm // StoneGable
Sand Dollar Lane // Atta Girl Says // Our Southern Home
Wednesday, December 5 – Day 3
North Country Nest // My Creative Days // Worthing Court
2 Bees in a Pod // Major Hoff Takes a Wife // Craftivity Designs
More Christmas Porch Ideas
See how I’ve decorated our porch in past years. I’ve used some of the same things each year but in different ways.
Vintage Inspired Christmas Porch – 2017
Christmas Outside and on the Porch – 2016
You have such a wonderful collection of meaningful, vintage items. I always love strolling down memory lane with you during your home tours. I think it’s so special that friends and family gift you with their vintage treasures. What a tribute! I love some of the new additions to the porch this year, like that snowman art collage. And those Santa mugs are such treasures. And who knew your husband was such the chalkboard artist? I love it! Thanks for being a part of the tour again this year. Let’s pledge to meet for vintage shopping and Mama Crockett’s doughnuts in the new year! (They’re coming back to Greensboro this weekend, and you know we’ll be lined up for them.)
We must do a vintage shopping trip this year! That would be so much fun!
I adore the plastic snowman! I think they called that popcorn and I remember having a Santa made like that! You do the best job of using your vintage items on your porch each year! This year may be my favorite – like you asked me to choose or anything 🙂 !
I love all the black and red – so festive! So great to see Sherman posing along with it all!
Paula, I just love all of your porch decor. The red cooler and Santa mugs are so festive. And that plastic snowman sure does bring back memories! Your tree looks so pretty with the buffalo check ribbon. I always love your decorating ideas!
You know how to photograph a Christmas tree!! I’m trying to figure it out quickly….. But the purple lights look more pink than they are….
I like the furry pillows.
Thank you! I take a lot of pictures for any blog post and weed through them to pick the best to use. I made the furry pillow covers!
Paula, you know I love your vintage accents. The sled, and ice chest, and Santas–oh my! Excited to be joining you on the tour! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
Your house is so pretty! I love that you shared your back porch too! It looks amazing! It was fun touring with you this week! Pinning!
Your cooler is a darling! How fun. I love all the vintage charm with the Santa mugs and the thermoses. Thanks for linking up to Keep In Touch.
Paula, I love all your vintage treasures on your porch! And I love that the neighbors get to enjoy it too!! If you ever get tired of that stool…send it my way 😉 Have a very Merry Christmas!!
Paula, it is a treat to see how you’ve decorated your porch each year. You have so many precious and meaningful family treasures. I bet that when you sit on your porch, you feel surrounded by the love of those family members. We had a Coleman cooler just like yours when I was growing up except ours was green. That thing sure kept ice well! Now that I’ve seen how you’ve turned your milkcan into a table, I’ve got to do the same!
Gir, you’ve been busy decorating and making pillows! I just love the vintage feel and the lovely plaids that you’ve used. I need that rug from Lowes. So cute!!! So pretty and welcoming,,,,no wonder your neighbors enjoy their view! Merry Christmas!!
Love all the little touches! It was fun “hopping” with you!
Paula, Thanks for sharing your charming porch at Vintage Charm–pinned!
The Santa mugs, vintage coolers, and plaid thermos are so charming! Vintage Christmas decor is so fun! Pinned.
What a stunning porch! I am especially in love with that vintage cooler all decked out in goodies – it’s so cute!
How fun is this space?? Love it!