Our Farmhouse Christmas Front Porch!

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Before I left for our trip across the world, I quickly decorated our new front porch for Christmas.  You know I have been dying to have a front porch to decorate ever since we moved into our home five years ago.  We build our new front porch this past spring, and I was looking forward to decorating it for Christmas the most!

Now, I didn’t do anything fancy to my front porch, just some simple farmhouse decorations to make it warm and welcoming.  

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I wish I could have gotten a picture of the whole front porch all at once, but there is a pretty good slope at the front of our yard, and as soon as I try to back up and take a picture of the whole front porch, I start to sink lower and lower, and I really need to get a ladder to take a level picture of the porch!

But you can imagine a window box on the other window as well, right?  ;)

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The focal point of my front porch is the beautiful berry wreaths I got at Lowe’s.  I grabbed them as soon as I saw them because I knew they would look great on our new front doors.

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For each side of the door, I simply purchased a small live evergreen tree from Lowe’s and placed it in a metal bucket.  

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Lowe’s has the cutest Christmas decorations this year, and I fell in love with this pinecone garland!  It was the perfect, simple touch for my little trees.

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I need to be the first one to write a review on these little cuties because they are adorable!!!

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So cute in fact that I bought some for our fireplace!  See?!  One box of pinecone garland fit perfectly on my fireplace mantel.

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I also bought my mini white lights and red ribbon at Lowe’s as well.  I tried to find the red plaid ribbon online at Lowe’s but couldn’t.  But if you go into your local Lowe’s, they will most likely have a section set up with all types of DIY Christmas decor like the one from mine below…

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I found my red ribbon in that section, and I used it throughout my house as well.  It gives the perfect farmhouse vibe. :)

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My Aunt Tassy gave me the large black lantern for my birthday, and my cousin, Kelly, suggested that I layer different size candles in my lantern, so I did. :)DSC_13951

I found the striped rug on clearance at HomeGoods and layered it under my welcome rug.

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For our window boxes, I purchased two planters from Lowe’s and painted them the same color as our shutters, Valspar Ebony Fields.

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Once painted and hung, I stuffed the bottom of the planter with newspaper and layered real greenery from Lowe’s on top of it.  I also used some faux red berries from Lowe’s decor section to fill in the greenery, and then added a battery operated candle in the middle.  Looking at these pictures, I may make another red bow when I get home to go in the middle of the window box right below the candle.  What do you think?

 

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I think this is the one I got, but I am not 100% sure, but you can find them in the Christmas decorations. :)

 

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I can’t wait to get back home and see the candles glowing at night.  

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I also purchased some flood lights to light up our porch at night.  I always love adding that extra light to showcase our decorations. 

So that’s it!  Our farmhouse front porch!  Sure wish I could have each of your over for some hot chocolate!  Wouldn’t that be fun?!!a

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*This post was sponsored by my favorite home improvement store, Lowe’s.  All ideas of how to decorate my porch are 100% mine, and so are the opinions I gave!  :)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24 Comments

  1. Love love love! I’m gonna go to Lowe’s and hope they still have one of those wreaths left!! Beautiful Traci!

  2. So beautiful and welcoming! I spotted that pine cone garland in the first picture and thought…I wonder if she made that. There is no way you could make it for less than the price! What a find!
    Everything on your porch looks so well together. Your front doors and the hardware are perfect. Lowe’s has really stepped up their game this Christmas!
    Merry Christmas to you Traci!

  3. I am still so in love with your front doors!! It turned out beautiful and just right for welcoming your little girl home later this month. I’m off to the Lowe’s site to see if I can still find that pinecone garland. Take care.

  4. It of course, looks Awesome, like everything else you do Traci! I absolutely love the little trees and the window box!

  5. What a beautiful front porch and the way you have decorated it. You must be so thrilled. Wishing you and all your family, including your new little girl a Very Merry Christmas!

  6. Your front porch is simply beautiful. I would add the red bow to the flower boxes below the white candle because it will help the candle standout a little more. Having hot chocolate with you would be so awesome. God bless! I pray all of the adoption process proceeds smoothly.

  7. It looks so fresh and inviting. Just beautiful. Don’t you love porches? Lowes is one of my favorite stores. Merry Christmas. Peace to you and your family.

  8. Tracie,

    You have done a perfectly beautiful job with your front
    porch! I love every single thing about it! Good job!!!

    Merry Christmas!

    Marilyn

  9. So beautiful and inviting! Love, love, love!
    What did you use to hang the pinecone garland and stockings on your mantel?

  10. Wow! that is so beautiful, what a wonderful welcoming your little girl will have. Hey I can be there in an hour for that hot chocolate. Merry Christmas!

  11. I LOVE it! I’m going really simple on my porch and all through the house, this year.

    I’m still looking for some trim for my porch trees and something to fill the window box, so thanks for the inspiration!

    1. We got them from a local business called Elite Building in Nicholasville, Kentucky. They were returned by another customer, so we got them for almost half off. :)

    1. Hi Chris! I do not know the manufacturer, but we got the doors from a local building supply company called “Elite Building Products” in Nicholasville, KY.

  12. Hi. Love the porch!!! do you recall how big the live trees were and did you water them in the bucket? Also…did you use battery operated lights? Simple elegance at its finest!

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