Wintery Red and Silver Front Porch

 Welcome to winter at my home!  And let me tell you…it’s winter here.  We’ve already had blizzards and -40 degree C windchills and there is no sign of it stopping!  I don’t have to cross my fingers for a white Christmas, because we’re definitely going to have it – it’s pretty much been snowing since December 1!  I love it because it’s so cozy and feels so Christmas-y, which has me decorating like a mad woman!

One of the first places I like to start my seasonal decorating is on our porch.  We welcome in the seasons by welcoming in our guests first!  This year I went with a traditional colour scheme, using red, silver and green and I love love it!  Last year and the year before I also used these colours, but I’ve changed things slightly this year.  Not a lot, but just enough that it’s fresh and festive…my belief is why change what works, right?

So come, have a little peek at my Wintery Red & Silver Front Porch!

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Now this my friends, is winter in Canada!  On this particular day we were under blizzard warnings.  Not just heavy snowfall, but a full on blizzard…it was beautiful and so very snowy!  I loved that I was able to capture the blowing snow on camera for you to see!  Isn’t it beautiful and Christmas-y?!

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I knew this snowy weather was coming, so the day before I rushed to get everything all decorated so I could capture pictures of everything covered in snow…isn’t it pretty?!

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I really love how the garland turned out on my porch railings this year.  I wrapped them in evergreen garland, then sparkly mesh ribbon and finished off with a big red bow.  With the snow, these are winter perfection!  So perfectly Christmas-y!

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Then above the railings I hung ornaments again, but this year I opted for much bigger ones, and strung them up with some pretty red & white grosgrain ribbon.

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I love how these ornaments look hanging here.  They’re the just the right addition to my porch!

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In keeping with an ornament theme, I filled up my Canadian Butter Box with red & silver ornaments.  It’s just a really simple way to add colour and festive decor to my porch.  I love switching this box up for the seasons (you may recognize it from my fall porch).

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Just simple and pretty.  I love the pops of red!

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This year I placed 2 evergreen planters on each side of my garage.  I found some very affordable fresh evergreen planters at our local grocery store, so I grabbed two and dressed them up with some red ribbon and sparkly red twigs.  Then I added a few more evergreen branches to fill them out and now they’re just the way I wanted them.  One great thing about the cold weather we’ve been having is that everything is frozen so the greens stay green!

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With the addition of my fresh evergreen wreath, my porch is festively complete!

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I really love how it all came together…the red & green are my favourite seasonal colours which is funny because once you step inside my home, all my Christmas colours are completely different.  But that’s ok… :)

Thank you for stopping in today to see my wintery porch!

Have an inspired day!
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Comments

  1. Looks beautiful…kudos :)

  2. It looks lovely! I love the ornaments with snow on them!

  3. so pretty :)

  4. so pretty, love it.

  5. Lovely as always Jo-Anna. I made your Mom’s Melt In Your Mouth Sugar Cookies yesterday, and yes you were true to your word, they are wonderful. We are getting a very large dump of snow here on the Bruce Peninsula at the moment.

  6. I love it, Jo-Anna! Our snow was just a bit of a blip. About a centimeter, and then it froze. Not nearly as charming as your frosty front entrance.

    And I’m SO jealous of your butter crate. Where is that from?

    • Thank you Tara! We’ve had so much snow I can’t even believe it…way more than we’ve had for the last few years at this time! Love it! And isn’t that crate so great?! I bought it at a local garage sale for $3!!! Score!

  7. Look beautiful ! Those urns are stunning, the branches and bow really make them stand out. Great Porch!

  8. I love your outdoor decorations and I think they look even better in the snow! I’m hoping Vancouver gets a little more snow this year.

  9. What a lovely Winter Wonderland!! Hello from Texas!! Cold for us, 43 degrees, but no snow :(.
    Thanks for sharing yours! P.S. I want a Canadian Butter Box!!!

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