Dressing your Holiday Porch

15 Dec

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In case you haven’t gotten enough inspiration for decorating for the holidays…here are some ideas, for the Porch.  The entry to your home.  While we have our tree up, as last week’s blog would indicate, I still feel compelled to do more, in terms of decorating my porch and entry.  It’s never too late to do some tweaking!  Some of these are extravagant while some are more simple.  I like simple.

We have gone without all the outdoor lights, which, in the past, we would have over 60,000 lights strewn through our trees.   It became an electrical nightmare when it would rain, and Kevin would spend hours each night, trying to get that back in working order. We have determined that I am certainly Not up to that task, hence no 60,000 outdoor lights.   This year we have 12 wreaths on the outdoor lights and pillars and a large wreath above the front door.  Large glass ornaments piled in the front planters with some holiday greens and I call it a festive holiday entryway!

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Call me crazy, but totally loving these nutcrackers!  I have a thing for holiday nutcrackers… and received my 3rd one this year.  They don’t come life-size, otherwise I’d put them on my porch.  #sizematters

img-thingBack to porches

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Christmas Porch Decorating Ideas

Inspirational Ideas For Your Christmas Porch

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Found some of these pics and this little blurb on http://www.styleestate.com.  Referral link at end of blog.

Welcome your friends and family to your home this holiday season with festive décor that anyone can create. Event planner Debi Lilly of A Perfect Event shares tips and photos from a family Christmas Eve party she planned for a client in the Chicago area. “It is so much fun to decorate this time of year because you can start in November and continue adding special touches for more than month,” she says. “Little extra touches help make the holidays a special experience, and guests notice and enjoy the extra touches too,” she says.

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Dress up your front porch and yard with these holiday outdoor decorating ideas that last from the first days of fall through the New Year.

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“M” for Murphy

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One of the simplest ways to dress up your porch…and one of the prettiest.

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Loving the ornaments in the lantern
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Make the outside of your home as festive as the inside with these fast, simple holiday decorating ideas.

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Loving how the rug matches the decorations!!
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This would be super simple… Use pinecones, some greens and ornaments.
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Wrapped presents add fun flair.
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See how it looked better with the matching rug, as shown a few pics above?
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My mom’s initials. 🙂
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A perfect winter cabin.
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I love symmetry.
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Love this, but I highly suggest shoveling the stairs! 🙂
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Looks like it would be in NYC
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Holiday Movie Suggestion: Keeping with the holiday spirit, Mer and I watched the movie, The Holiday… not the first time we’ve watched it…and will not be the last.  #lovinit
Our Festive Bar Cart
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Meredith dressed our bar cart for the holidays.  We’ve moved it from the dining room, where Patrick put the Christmas village, into the sunroom.  A fun, impromptu place for a holiday cocktail, or two. She did a magnificent job. ❤
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Murphy picture of the day…Murph and her boyfriend, Sampson.  Loving Murph’s holiday bow.
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Song of the Day:  Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, by Ella Fitzgerald.  I do love the Judy Garland version from Meet me in St. Louis, but the Ella version is from the movie, The Holiday, and I like the “snappy jazzy feel” to it.

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xoxo,

T.
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Source:  http://blog.styleestate.com/christmas-decorating/2011/12/4/a-whole-bunch-of-christmas-porch-decorating-ideas.html
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2 Responses to “Dressing your Holiday Porch”

  1. Carol S. December 15, 2014 at 3:02 pm #

    Love your snappy comments…the rug…SK…Murphy’s date…and the fabulously staged bar cart. Gosh I’m thirsty!! Merry Christmas sweetie!

  2. LAP December 15, 2014 at 3:09 pm #

    Great looking entryways . . . from fancy to formal to funky to fun! One question . .. do the dogs get a 15 minute break every four hours?? 🙂

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