Welcome to the holiday season over here at ‘A Pretty Life’! Today I’ve joined a group of talented bloggers, and we’re sharing our Christmas porches with you to get you inspired for your own decorating! Make sure you check them out at the bottom of this post. A big thank you to Taryn at Taryn Whiteaker Designs for organizing this Christmas porch blog hop!
Come take a tour of my Classic Christmas Porch!
I really wanted to share my Christmas porch all covered in freshly fallen snow. But our Calgary weather had other plans. Right now it’s all wind and warm temperatures as we’ve been under chinook conditions for several days. The beginning of November was cold and snowy and I loved every minute of it, but chinooks are a fact of life here in my part of the world, and they can melt away winter in 2 seconds flat. Sounds dreamy, but I don’t love them at all…my daughter and I get headaches with the wind, and everything turns brown and mushy…I’ll take 2 feet of snow and cold temperatures in winter, any day! But when the snow does finally come back, I’ll make sure to pop back in here and post another photo.
So if you’ve seen my handmade ornaments or Christmas mantel from this year yet, you already know that I have a classic Christmas theme going on. Red, greens, plaids, fresh greens…I love it all. Over the years I’ve gone from bright colours, right back to classic, traditional Christmas colours. I’ve learned that I really, really love the classics the most. I think it takes me back to Christmas when I was a kid…my Mom used to decorate in traditional colours too. Isn’t it funny how we find ourselves doing what our Mom’s did? I wonder if one day my kids will decorate the same as I do…who knows!
For my porch this year, I bought a few new things at Michaels that really inspired the theme of my Christmas porch…but it was this Tree Farm sign that really drew me in. From here my theme was born…I knew I wanted a rustic, yet classic holiday front porch.
So I gathered quite a few things I had at home, like the benches, the white window, the boxes and lanterns. Then I shopped my friend Kathy’s place and borrowed the red window, the sled and the joy sign…all perfect elements for my Christmas front porch.
Then I went in search of some small fresh Christmas trees like the ones I found last year and put in my Christmas bedroom. I was so happy to find them! So I scooped up two and placed them on my porch. I dressed one up with a chunky knit garland and some twinkly lights, and made a little chunky knit tree skirt for the other tree. So cute. I’m going to leave these up all winter as well…
Also…peek-a-boo! Can you see my Molly? She is always where I am.
And no porch of mine is complete without a wreath! I made this wreath to match the theme of my Christmas porch…I’ll share the tutorial with you soon.
So there you have it, my Classic Christmas Porch. I love how it all came together…it’s a classic Christmas over here this year. Now all we need is some snow…any day now Mother Nature, any day.
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Here are some of the things I used to decorate my mantel. If I couldn’t find the exact item, I chose something similar. These are affiliate links, which means if you purchase something through one of the links in this post, I receive a small commission, but at no cost to you! Thank you for supporting ‘A Pretty Life’, and helping to make it possible! xo
Looking for more Christmas porch inspiration? Visit these bloggers beautiful porches!
Have a very merry day!