Our front porch is one of my favorite spaces to decorate for Christmas.

I tend to collect things all year round for the porch as I’m shopping at yard sales, antique stores and junking excursions. I’m always on the lookout for things that are vintage and rustic and natural that I can put together to welcome guests to our home.

So many lovely vintage-Inspired Christmas Porch Inspirations.

Today, I’m happy to welcome you to step up on the porch for a look-see as part of the Home for the Holidays Blog Tour, brought to you by Sondra Lyn at Home and co-hosted by Michele from Our Rosey Life.!

Home for the Holidays 2014 - SondraLyn at Home

I’m one of 25 bloggers who will be sharing Christmas inspiration over five days. Today’s posts are all about Christmas trees and decor, so be sure to click over to see how others are dressing up their homes for the holidays. You’ll find a full lineup of participating bloggers at the end of this post.

So many lovely vintage-Inspired Christmas Porch Inspirations.

I can’t resist using traditional Christmas colors on the porch and a mix of natural and faux greenery.

So many lovely vintage-Inspired Christmas Porch Inspirations.

I dressed my vintage window planter with a berry wreath, shiny red ornaments and clippings from our holly bush.

A pair of artificial trees flanks the front door. I’ve had these for years, and they’re probably due to be replaced if I can find a good deal at an after-Christmas sale. But I dressed them up with a little bit of flocking, some snowball ornaments, my handmade wood slice advent ornaments, and more holly.

Wood Slice Advent Christmas Tree Ornaments

Every year, we get a beautiful evergreen wreath from the North Carolina Mountains.

Vintage-Inspired Christmas Porch Decorations

I added some gorgeous red ticking ribbon to dress it up.

Vintage-Inspired Christmas Porch Decorations

From season to season, it’s always a challenge to decide how to fill my porch lanterns.

Vintage-Inspired Christmas Porch Decorations

I love the bursts of red and green.

Vintage-Inspired Christmas Porch Decorations

We have a large front porch, so lots of space to decorate. Lately, I’ve been loving this configuration because it gives us space to entertain. We can fit a lot of people on this porch; we’re just waiting for the first snow so we can throw another hot chocolate party.

Vintage-Inspired Christmas Porch Decorations

Remember how I said I’ve been collecting things to use on the Christmas porch all year long? These are some of those finds.

Vintage-Inspired Christmas Porch Decorations

Vintage ice skates.

Vintage-Inspired Christmas Porch Decorations

A vintage-themed Christmas ornament atop a wooden soda crate.

Vintage-Inspired Christmas Porch Decorations

An old wooden sled with our monogram, plus a vintage pair of wooden skis. You may have spied a set of snowshoes, too.

Vintage-Inspired Christmas Porch Decorations

A tobacco stick star works well with a strand of jingle bells and a pinecone garland.

Vintage-Inspired Christmas Porch Decorations

Some grain sack Christmas trees, made by my friend Janelle of Simply Jannelle Designs, definitely have a vintage vibe.

Vintage-Inspired Christmas Porch Decorations

My neighbor made me this festive arrangement several years ago, and it always seems to “work” on the front porch.

Vintage-Inspired Christmas Porch Decorations

I love how she turned her grandfather’s broken tool into something unexpected and beautiful.

I hope those words also describe my Christmas porch decorations.

My neighbors seem to love them; two families have already had their Christmas photos taken here. I can’t tell you how touched I was when they asked.

Vintage-Inspired Christmas Porch Decorations

Then, of course, I had to steal their idea and pose my son, Jackson, in front of the display. He wasn’t that happy to be dragged away from playing for a photo shoot!

Vintage-Inspired Christmas Porch Decorations

But I managed to cajole a few smiles out of him.

Vintage-Inspired Christmas Porch Decorations

Thanks so much for visiting with me on the porch. I’ll be sharing more Christmas crafts and decorating projects and my complete  Christmas home tour soon. In the meantime, you may want to check out my Christmas decorating ideas from last year and the year before.

So many lovely vintage-Inspired Christmas Porch Inspirations.

Now, let’s see what my blogging friends are sharing.

Here is the line-up for the week:

Monday – Gifts and Wrapping

{Home-ology} Modern Vintage ~ Let’s Wrap Stuff ~ Tried & True

Two Purple Couches ~ Two Thirty-Five Designs

Tuesday – Trees and Decor- Part I

Atta Girl Says ~ Cottage at the Crossroads ~ Sondra Lyn at Home

Stone Gable ~ The Happier Homemaker

Wednesday – Crafts

365 Days of Crafts ~ Houseologie ~ Redhead Can Decorate

Sisters, What! ~ Sweet Pea

Thursday – Recipes and Tablescapes

Creative Southern Home ~ Domestically Speaking ~ Dukes and Duchesses

Major Hoff Takes a Wife ~ Our Rosey Life

Friday – Trees and Decor- Part II

Dandelion Patina ~ Decor Adventures ~ Designed Decor

What Meegan Makes  ~ White Lace Cottage

Each day you will see new links added for that day’s featured topic. So let’s get started! Enjoy!!

Home for the Holidays


Monday ~ Gifts and Wrapping


Tuesday ~ Trees and Decor- Part I

Wednesday ~ Crafts


Thursday ~ Recipes and Tablescapes

Friday ~ Trees and Decor- Part II


  1. Wow, Amy… Your porch is GORGEOUS!! And a fantastic photo backdrop! I love everything about it, right down to the old skates and the snowflake pillow! Thank you so much for sharing your talent in the Home for the Holidays Tour.

  2. Looks so lovely! Pinning it.

  3. Beautiful Amy-everything about it is perfection!!

  4. So pretty! I love vintage and poured over every detail on your porch. I’m on the hunt for ice skates and after seeing your snow shoes, I want those as well. Enjoy this wonderful Christmas season!

  5. So lovely! I wish I had a more substantial front porch and pretty front door. You make it all look so good!

  6. It’s just beautiful sweet friend! I’ll be expecting an invitation to the hot chocolate party. Jackson looks like a sweet angel!

  7. I love your porch & this looks FAB!

  8. Jackson is SO BIG!!! I’m so happy to see his sweet face!!! Your porch is gorgeous, Amy! But I would not expect anything less. You certainly have a great style! LOVE the side porch!!!! Thanks for giving me tons of ideas, my friend! We need to talk! xo

  9. I love everything about it! It is so warm and inviting! I love the window planter, I want that one! This makes me want a front porch just so I can decorate it!
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  10. Oh my Amy! I remember your porch decorations from last year, but this year they are just over-the-top beautiful! Tell Jackson that I love his shirt with the red truck on it! So many great ideas here so I’m sharing and pinning!

  11. Betsy Joyner says:

    Wishing for hot chocolate after seeing your Christmas porch!

  12. Wow, this is soooo lovely! I’d love to bundle up with a book and something warm to drink!

  13. You did a wonderful job decorating your porch. Your son is absolutely precious! Have a wonderful Christmas season!!

  14. Amy, you have such a fabulous porch and I love all you do with it. Same with your home. I want to come hang out with you at your house!
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  15. So pretty! Your porch is so festive… a truly winter wonderland!
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  16. Your porch is so fun and festive! Jackson is a cutie – does he do the worm?

  17. I am blown away Amy….your porch looks so beautiful! LOVE everything! What a sweet photo of your son…I totally want that cool shirt he is wearing!

  18. Amy, your porch is so, so lovely! It looks so cozy and warm, like the perfect spot to watch the snow fall. My porch is in serious need of some Christmas sprucing-up, and you’ve just given me SO much inspiration!
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  19. Gorgeous! I’m in love with it! So many beautiful things (the lanterns and wreaths get me the most though!). Happy Holidays
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  20. Oh so pretty! I love the skates and lanterns the most :)

  21. Amy, I really love all of your creative ideas – from the vintage decor you’ve collected & styled, to the ticking ribbon you’ve added, to all the feeling of home at Christmastime it stirs. Your son is quite handsome as your subject too. Thanks for sharing all your talent.

    • Atta Girl Amy

      Thanks so much, Rita. I definitely love Christmas and decorating the house, inside and out. I’ve spent most of today pulling things out of the attic to start decorating.

  22. Great ideas! Thanks for linking up to Home Matters Party. #HomeMattersParty http://cu-rio.net/home-matters-linky-party-62/


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