Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A Sweet and Simple Christmas Porch




My front porch this Christmas season has a sweet and simple welcoming display, all ready to greet guests and family as they arrive to celebrate the holiday season. I decided to make some changes this year, limiting the display to a group of three, so each item could stand out on its own.



To give a pop of red Christmas color, I placed this metal house in the display and it truly becomes the star. This was purchased last year at Target for my mantel, but I like to move things around and love how it looks on the front porch.



To add height to the corner, I always am drawn to this simple large grapevine wreath with a seasonal ribbon added, oh so casually. I found this sweet plaid burlap ribbon at Michaels and have a feeling you may see it pop up in other spots around my house. And, there is no need for a fussy bow; a simple knot lends easy charm.



Finally, a small green Christmas tree with no adornment other than a burlap base and a quick tie of the plaid ribbon, complete the simple and sweet feel.

My first Christmas decorating project done just in time to welcome December. Won't the red house look beautiful with our Christmas snow dusting its rooftop?

Happy Tuesday!


{Linking with these friends}

A Stroll Thru Life

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Serenity Now

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Cozy Little House

Craftberry Bush

Live Laugh Rowe

Skip To My Lou

Rooted in Thyme

DIY by Design

Coastal Charm


Thrifty Decor Chick



  1. Yep, it's time to put out lots of our favorites:) Love that ribbon and red lantern! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  2. Click . . . one project done . . . love the little red house!
    A candle burning inside might look welcoming too

  3. Love this! I have the little red lantern as well. It is a fun and versatile piece.

  4. Looks great! I love the pop of red color!

  5. Looks lovely, love the red metal house too!

  6. Looks darling, Vicki! Love the pop of red with that cute little house.

  7. It is all just precious...haven't done our little porch yet...looking for something ...maybe a pretty little tree...to put there..I want to keep it all very simple, too.

  8. You are SO talented and creative!! It is just lovely!

  9. Really nice, Vicki! Is that red house a candle holder? It would look awesome a

  10. What a charming welcome statement there on your porch! You can't go wrong with a pop of red this time of year...well, any time of year, really.

    Enjoyed nosing around your blog a bit this morning. (Your daughters are beautiful!) I'll be back for another visit! (And thanks for popping in at Thinking About Home and leaving your sweet comment.) :)

  11. Simple is good..I hope your Christmas snow is only a dusting..

  12. I love the simplicity of your first Christmas adornment. I love plaid so that ribbon caught my eye for sure. It's going to look dashing on your porch.

    Wishing you a beautiful day...

    I have a giveaway tomorrow -- you're invited to stop by and leave a comment in the draw.

  13. Simplistic beauty! And yes, the red house will be beautiful when dusted with snow! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  14. Sweet and Simple is the way to go this holiday year for me!! Your porch is a perfect example of it! I'd love to put a small tree outside..but our northern winds would have three houses over in on o time! Love your ribbon.

  15. I love the red house and love that it can be repurposed from one year to the next!

  16. Simple, festive and so cute! That bright red little house is adorable.


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