My Festive Front Porch

Put together a Festive Front Porch for the holiday season!

This weekend I put together our Christmas porch, so now the last of my holiday decorating is complete!  I’m loving how everything came together out here this year! The colour scheme is different than what’s going on inside, but that doesn’t really matter does it?! The theme is similar enough with the evergreen garlands, loads of ball ornaments and an ornament wreath. Pretty.  Festive.  Fun!

 Welcome to my home, won’t you come in!

My Festive Front Porch

Love, love the snow! I totally lucked out with this snow shot! The day after I put together this porch it snowed, and added the perfect finishing touch to my step!

My Festive Front Porch

My neighbour (hi Paula!) hung ornaments similar to these on her front porch, and I LOVED the effect! So I copied her.  Yes, shamelessly I did.  But aren’t they so pretty?!

My Festive Front Porch

My Festive Front Porch

I love evergreen garland and how it captures snowfall! And at night it looks gorgeous too, all lit up with red & green lights!

My Festive Front Porch

My Yarn Ball and Ornament Wreath ties everything together out here!

My Festive Front Porch

Like last year, I used my big flower pots as a base, and filled them with evergreen garland, huge ornaments, sparkly twigs and white lights!  A package full of sparkle! They look very pretty all lit up at night too!

My Festive Front Porch

That’s it! Thanks for stopping by my home, and for having me in yours!

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  • Reply Comeca Jones December 8, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!

  • Reply Lindsay [rookie's nest] December 8, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!! Perfect.

  • Reply The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ December 8, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!! let the holidays commence!!!! thank you for sharing! : ) hugs…

  • Reply Vanessa December 8, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Your planters look could go into business creating those!

  • Reply Cassie @ Primitive & Proper December 8, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    it looks lovely, and YES you totally lucked out with the snow shot!

  • Reply Jessica@SewHomegrown December 8, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    That looks so pretty Jo-Anna! I really love it, and so festive with the snow (which I really do prefer to admire from down here in Florida 😉

  • Reply Barb December 8, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    Beautiful as ever, Jo! Love the hanging balls, the snowy garland, the wreath, the pots – love!!

  • Reply Vivian December 8, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! You did such a great job! Want to come visit 🙂

  • Reply elaine December 8, 2011 at 4:14 PM

    Hi Jo-Anna! Your porch looks fantastic! And yes, that snow really tops it all off very nicely :). I love your wreath – great job! The planters look so festive too and I really like how you wrapped them. I also love your banister greenery. So festive!

  • Reply Jennifurla December 8, 2011 at 4:36 PM

    what a pretty home you have.

  • Reply my honest answer December 8, 2011 at 5:41 PM

    What a great job you’ve done! I love a classic christmas color scheme.

  • Reply Leslie's Garden December 8, 2011 at 8:43 PM

    I love the Christmas balls hung on the porch at different levels, so cute! Everything looks so festive, I can tell you worked hard to achieve such a wonderful outcome! I especially love the photo of the snow covered tree out the window – lovely!

  • Reply Catie @ Catie's Corner December 8, 2011 at 11:03 PM

    Very nice, Jo-Anna. It looks lovely. Was the snow in that pic from the big dump we got on Sunday? It drifted into front on our garage door and was about a foot deep. I still need to get my tiny porch decorated. Maybe tomorrow when it’s a bit warmer. : )

    ~ Catie

  • Reply Ali Richardson December 8, 2011 at 11:29 PM

    BEAUTIFUL Jo-Anna! Why yes, I would LOVE to come in 🙂

  • Reply Paula B December 8, 2011 at 11:48 PM

    Isn’t it said that “Imitation is the best form of flattery” ? Your blog and decorating tips was the inspiration to this year Bildfell Hanging Xmas Balls! =] Neighbor Paula

  • Reply Paula B December 8, 2011 at 11:48 PM

    Isn’t it said that “Imitation is the best form of flattery” ? Your blog and decorating tips was the inspiration to this year Bildfell Hanging Xmas Balls! =] Neighbor Paula

  • Reply Cheree @ The Morning Latte December 9, 2011 at 12:07 AM

    So pretty and very inviting! Love the yarn balls mixed in with the shiny ones in the wreath! The planters are great too! I should totally do this! (and I just said a couple hours of go, “I think we’re finally done decorating!”) PLEASE send some of that snow to Kansas! We’ve only had a dusting so far!

  • Reply Cheree @ The Morning Latte December 9, 2011 at 12:08 AM

    UGH “…a couple hours AGO”!!

  • Reply Emily December 9, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your wreath… have dreamed for years of making one like this… still an unfulfilled dream. You inspire me! :o)

  • Reply Margaret Pereira December 9, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Love it. It looks so pretty and welcoming.

  • Reply Lindsay @ Delighted Momma December 9, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    Everything looks SO beautiful and festive for sure!!

  • Reply Amy December 10, 2011 at 12:17 AM

    GORgeous!!! I love all the different ways you used ornaments! Would you pretty please share here? I’d be so excited to have you join the party!

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  • Reply Kristina December 10, 2011 at 1:46 AM

    Very pretty! Maybe something more festive is in order for our front porch! You’ve inspired me!

  • Reply Kim@todayismysome-day December 10, 2011 at 2:44 AM

    This is so pretty! My porch is just so sad. I’m inspired to pretty it up tomorrow though 🙂


  • Reply At The Picket Fence December 10, 2011 at 2:46 AM

    I love every.single.thing about this porch! The wrapped up planters are so fabulous and the ornaments hanging down are a really wonderful touch. Thank you so much for sharing all of this gorgeousness at the Doors and Porches party!

  • Reply Stevie from December 10, 2011 at 6:01 AM

    So festive. I love it. And all that snow is working for you!

  • Reply ' Kimmy's Garden ' December 10, 2011 at 9:17 PM

    beautiful ,so beauttiful ,alm=st bought tears to my eyes! can i say the best i’ve seen so far? thankyou that was a treat .

  • Reply Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top December 11, 2011 at 1:58 AM

    Very pretty and festive!!! I love it all! The wreath is fab! It looks like you have a very lovely home too.

  • Reply Michaela December 11, 2011 at 2:07 AM

    beautiful! i love the hanging ornaments.

    Michaela @

  • Reply Brooke @ Spruce Your Nest December 11, 2011 at 2:15 AM

    Gorgeous! I love everything about it! I am your newest follower 🙂

  • Reply Loveforfood December 11, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    wow! you have a beautiful home.

  • Reply Deanne December 12, 2011 at 3:13 AM

    Your house looks beautiful!

  • Reply Okio B Designs December 12, 2011 at 3:20 AM

    I love your porch and all of your Xmas touches. I can definitely wait on the snow but looking at your entryway puts me in a holiday mood for sure!


  • Reply Scribbler December 12, 2011 at 5:21 AM

    Your big pots look fantastic! The “”belt” and the bow and the red branches — really nifty.

  • Reply Brunette & Blessed December 13, 2011 at 2:24 AM

    love your wreath! looks so great

  • Reply Gwen @ The Bold Abode December 13, 2011 at 3:17 AM

    If that’s not Providence? How amazingly lucky to have snow for your photo shoot! It’s absolutely gorge-O-so!!!

  • Reply Jen Lossing, The Consigner Designer December 13, 2011 at 6:38 AM

    This looks so wonderful and inviting. I love the use of red. I can’t decide which part is my favorite. Great job!

  • Reply Amber - Binkertation December 13, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    GORGEOUS!!! I looove the colors and the snow is a perfect touch 🙂 The yarn ball/ornament wreath is really unique. I’m not especially crafty, but that’s going on my ‘must make’ list for next Christmas season.

    By the way, I found you through Tip Junkie’s Tip Me Tuesday and am a new follower!

  • Reply Denyse@Crazy Beautiful Life December 14, 2011 at 1:16 AM

    I am completely oogling over your porch…BEAUTIFUL!!! I am going to have to feature this on my blog…love it!!!

  • Reply Aimee December 14, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    Props to your neighbor FOR SURE! Your home is gorgeous! I love every touch!!!

    Thanks for linking up to my party!
    XO, Aimee from

  • Reply Aimee December 14, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    PS I’m your newest follower!!!

  • Reply A Few Pennies December 14, 2011 at 11:43 PM

    So beautiful; I love the reds against your gorgeous stonework and gray house.

  • Reply Noelle December 15, 2011 at 1:50 AM

    Your house is one of those houses i’d screech on my brakes to stop and look at! Beautiful! I love love love that wreath, and your porch pots!! LOVELY!!!

  • Reply Eclectically Vintage December 15, 2011 at 2:01 AM

    Love the bows on the pots and the red twigs! Of course, the wreath rocks too!

  • Reply Vonda December 15, 2011 at 6:35 PM

    It looks beautiful! I can’t believe you have snow?!

  • Reply Abbie December 18, 2011 at 12:11 AM

    Oh, your porch IS sooooo festive and lovely (LOVE the ornament wreath!).

    I’m hosting the Christmas Tree theme of a Blogging Around the Christmas Tree linky party, and would love to have you stop by and share your tree!

    Oh, and I’m your newest follower!


    ~Abbie (

  • Reply Lisa Hankins October 20, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    I love these planters!!! Can you tell me where I might could find them? Thanks,Lisa

  • Reply Kim November 15, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    Jo-Ann – Your pots are absolutely beautiful. I can’t wait to make them with mind. Only….I have round ones…will the ribbon work as well?

  • Reply Stephanie November 26, 2012 at 9:06 PM

    Hi, Jo-Anna! I just found your blog via Pinterest and I love your ideas! Question for you…if you can remember, where did you find those adorable lights (the green and red ones in the garland and the white ones in the pots)? Thanks!!

  • Reply Tania November 28, 2012 at 12:19 AM

    Wonderful! Thank you Jo-Anna!

  • Reply Comeca November 28, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Totally precious

  • Reply Leslie November 28, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    Hi Jo-anna…I LOVE what you have done with the big flower pots. I am hoping to do the same with mine. Can you tell me where you got the pretty sticks? Also what did you use to secure them in the pot? Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Leona Crothers January 2, 2013 at 8:33 AM

    Porch planters are awesome.

  • Reply joyce December 3, 2015 at 7:34 PM

    Stunning. Totally want to pinch your whole front porch! Love the pots- may have to use that for next year!

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