Christmas Porch & Outdoors Tour

Hello everyone, today I’m sharing our Christmas porch & outdoors tour.

Also, I’m posting today with my friend Terrie from Decorate and More with Tip and I can’t wait to see her porch.  Please pay Terrie a visit she always shares fun and pretty ideas.

Meanwhile, baking has begun as Christmas is around the corner.  I made Eggnog biscotti yesterday and they’re delicious.  Here is the link to the recipe.   Also it’s a very easy recipe.

What do I Decorate with on the Front Porch?

For the most part, our front porch is kept fairly neutral for Christmas. I enjoy using different greens and textures.

Let’s take a look at this years Christmas porch & outdoors tour. The thrifted bushel basket is very old and needed TLC. So then, I added an ASCP Old white wash for a French look. I completed the winter look with evergreen and cedar branches. Cedar drapes, and looks romantic.

Additionally, pinecones plain and white are nestled in the greens. A birch log together with a bare grapevine wreath hanging adds bit of height, texture and speaks to the winter season.

Lastly, white and natural branches adds height. Also, a lantern adds a soft glow in the evenings.

As a result, an old copper boiler pot I found thrifting is filled with many sizes of birch logs, pinecones and greens.  By the way, I love this look!  Another lantern also casts a warm glow in the evenings.

Christmas porch is finished with a basket from Ballard I purchased a few years back. I truly love it!  Greens and a deer antler fill the basket and works all winter.

Evening on the Porch

Lanterns and a floodlight, simultaneously light the porch during the evenings adding adding a soft glow.

Why Do I Use An Old Sled to Decorate Outdoors?

A childhood sled rests on a tree. It’s fun having the memories of going sleigh riding with my dad and my brothers. My dad would take us to the golf course near our house. My dad would sit behind me and steer with his feet. I loved going fast down the hills.

The sled doesn’t see sleigh rides today but, memories it holds are important and I wouldn’t trade them for anything and is in our yard every year. Ice skates found while thrifting hang with a sleigh ride sign I made.

I highly recommend Funky Junk Old Sign stencils the shop has a wonderful assortment of stencils. New stencils I saw are Pinned for next year for a craft for next Christmas.  A blogger’s mind is always thinking!

Birch logs in assorted sizes add a warm winter touch and keeps the eye moving.

Wreaths Hanging From Each Window

Lastly, on our Christmas porch, sled & outdoors tour are the wreaths. Wreaths hang from each window with plaid bows and ribbon to add a classic touch. We have a plugged-in flood light to shine on the house in the evenings to can be enjoyed by all.

Dachshund Drive is Decorated Too!!

Dachshund Drive was designed especially for our pups. Christmas wreaths we made are hanging.

Faux grass used on putting greens was installed and so it never smells. I share information about Dachshund Drive in this post.  

As a result of Peanut being blind foam wraps the deck rails to protect her when hopping indoors.

I hope you enjoyed seeing our home decorated for Christmas porch & outdoors tour. How do you decorate your home outdoors for Christmas?

Also, please hop over to see Terrie’s porch decorated for Christmas.

Please hope over to see Terrie’s pretty porch.

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Hello, my name is Cindy and welcome to Cloches & Lavender. I enjoy making our house a home with antiques and thrifted finds. Antiques are used as my staples in my dcor to remain on a budget. I will often upcycle pieces with paint to make them new again. I enjoy DIYs

29 thoughts on “Christmas Porch & Outdoors Tour

  1. Cindy first off, your home is lovely. I love everything about the home. You have completely made it inviting and welcoming inside and out. Now to your Christmas decorations…..I love all the greenery and even how you decorated the windows and landscaping. Great job! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  2. Oh Cindy it is all so beautiful. I love that you used all natural elements on your porch. Just makes it more cozy and you could leave that up all winter long. Very pretty. xoxo Kris

    1. Thanks Kris, I’m hoping I can leave it up. Last year it was too warm.

      We’re supposed to be getting big snow Thursday. John not working we are hoping it’s right.

      At least we would have a white Christmas!

  3. Cindy, your home is beautiful! I love all the natural elements that you have incorporated into your porch decor. I enjoyed reading about your sled…what treasured and sweet memories. The dog run is cute, too! Take care!

  4. Hi Cindy, your porch and outdoor decor is wonderful. I especially love the wreaths in the windows! We can’t decorate outside here because it is too windy. The first Christmas we lived here, we lit all the shrubs and had a flood light and a wreath hanging on the door. But the wind kept blowing the lights off the bushes. We fixed them about four times before we gave up. So, now all we do outside is hang a wreath on the door and pray it doesn’t blow off. I do have candles in the windows however and you can see the tree through the window. I always envy folks who can decorate their homes inside and out. I really enjoyed seeing all the natural elements on the porch. Thanks for sharing and for dropping by. Merry Christmas!

  5. It looks super festive, Cindy. I love all the natural touches and of course, that sled!! I bet it looks very pretty today, under a coat of snow…

  6. Thanks so much for sharing! it is so beautiful! I love every bit and it inspires me so much! Thanks for linking up at Charming Homes & Gardens! I’m excited to feature you this week!

  7. I just love what you’ve done to make your outdoors festive Cindy! So happy that Charming Homes and Gardens will be featuring you on Wednesday.

  8. Just pinned so many of these fabulous ideas lady! I love how they can feel festive for Christmas but also celebrate all the best things about winter too. They’re all so beautiful! Hugs, CoCo

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