Welcoming Christmas porch entry
Hey there friends! How are you all doing? I haven’t been over here in the past few weeks. My Mom and sister were in for Thanksgiving and as usual it was an awesome visit and another year filled with creating warm memories for our family.
It’s a little hard these days getting in the Christmas decorating mood. Still unseasonably warm and we have leaves still dropping off trees. Every time I think that’s it, another gust of wind blows in and down they go. They are hard to keep up with, that’s for sure.
Today I am sharing what little I did on our Welcoming Christmas porch entry. It still feels like a Christmas welcome but I kept it real simple this year.
My rockers of 12 years finally kicked the bucket. I am not sure if I am even going to replace them. I have a pretty wrought iron garden bench set in place of them now. The bench used to be on the back wall of the porch. You can see last years Christmas porch here.
I just shuffled things about and made it work the best I could.
The porch looks a little bare this year without my pretty yellow rockers.
I did not buy one single thing new this year for holiday decorating. In fact, my plan is to go through all my bins and donate what I don’t use anymore. I just can’t deal with all this “stuff” anymore. I get it when older people say they want to downsize and simplify. I am now that old person saying the same thing LOL!
A few simple things can still make a warm welcome.
One urn still has live Ivy, and the other, wellllll, it died. I don’t know how or why. I had this ivy planted in my urns for years now. I guess in the Spring I will have to redo these.
I made this sign last year at a local workshop. It was a lot of fun! Pricey as heck though. The whole time I was thinking I could make this sign for $20.00. It was a fun girls night out though so I had to roll with it. My frugal self was in my head though the whole time:)
Thanks for popping in today!~ Our Welcoming Christmas porch entry
I will be sharing the family room and kitchen decked out, or I should say festive for the season soon! As you can see my gather here stencil gets a lot of use per season. You can find my stencil line down below on Amazon.
Also, if you want to see more of me, you can find me over at Home Pressure Cooking. I am still loving my Instant Pot! I have created a cool line of accessories and gadgets to go with it.
So pretty & welcoming!
I love your porch Debbie. And you cannot call yourself old until you are 75 like me. Now that is old!
You are as spry as they come! I want to be just like you Peggy!
It still looks so pretty! Thank you for sharing! I am also downsizing and will be donating as well!
Love your porch and the decor is perfect.
DIY Home Sweet Home
It looks so cozy!!
Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things
What a fun festive welcoming porch! Since moving into our new home a month ago, we still do not have furniture for the front porch. Trying to decide what to get.
Beautiful and inviting Thank you
As always, so comfortable and welcoming. I do miss your rocker. Can’t imagine not having my rocker on the front porch!
I know:( I am probably going to break down and get new ones. It looks so bare.
So pretty Debbie! The porch looks classy and comfy at the same time. Okay are the trees in the planters real or faux? Love! laura
The trees are real! I can’t believe I have not killed those. They are about a year or so old now:)
LOVE t!! But I have always admired what you do with your porch!!
Thank you Debbie:)
It does look warm and inviting! Love the pops of aqua!
I’m starting to keep all my home in neutral colors then when I decorate for the holiday seasons I can add color where I want.
Your porch is perfect, Deb! I love it! But I’m LOL’ing about what you said about “older people.” After 3 days of attempting to stop saying bad words while emptying my bins, I’m donating at least half of my “stuff.” And yes, I am OLD! LOL! You’re not quite there yet! But with age, you do get tired of it all. I made a conscious effort to do less this year, and I’m happy with the results. My extra energy will be spent making extra Christmas magic with my grandchildren.
LOL!!~ I know the old comment would get to us. It’s true..hey I’m older than I am younger is the way I see it these days. I’ll take it though, minus all the “stuff”!
It looks very inviting, Debbie. After opening my bins this year, I’ve decided it’s time to make some donations. I found some things that I’m wondering if I was drunk or sleepwalking when I bought them—they are UGLY!! I will be watching to see your indoor decorations this year.
LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know, me too Doris, don’t feel bad.
Just stopping over to say hey Ms. IP. I’m in a cooking slump, and decorating one too, so thought I’d see what you are up too. Been sending any friends asking me about my IP to you.
Hi Bliss, I am not too much in the mood myself. But I did some. Thanks for stopping in and sending peeps over. I appreciate it.