Welcome friends to our holiday home.

It all started with some gorgeous, wide chalkboard ribbon. Throw in a some vintage Christmas decorations, greenery and ample pops of red, and the result is a gorgeous front porch decorated for Christmas. Who wouldn't want to spend time relaxing in this beautiful space? It's so welcoming and festive!

I’m very excited to be showing off our front porch, bedecked with lots of vintage Christmas decorations, chalkboard elements, greenery and bold pops of red, as part of the Welcome Home Tour with a talented group of bloggers. You’ll find links to their home tours at the end of this post.

Join a group of bloggers as we welcome you into our homes for Christmas with decorations that are sure to inspire.
We’re each sharing a welcoming space in our home, and I couldn’t think of a better place than our front porch.

It all started with some gorgeous, wide chalkboard ribbon. Throw in a some vintage Christmas decorations, greenery and ample pops of red, and the result is a gorgeous front porch decorated for Christmas. Who wouldn't want to spend time relaxing in this beautiful space? It's so welcoming and festive!

It might be my favorite space to decorate because I can go crazy with rustic and vintage elements. 

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It all started with some gorgeous, wide chalkboard ribbon. Throw in a some vintage Christmas decorations, greenery and ample pops of red, and the result is a gorgeous front porch decorated for Christmas. Who wouldn't want to spend time relaxing in this beautiful space? It's so welcoming and festive!

Although this year, I went a little bit different route, focusing on a limited color scheme — red, white, black (with a touch of green) — all inspired by the black buffet I painted this summer and this gorgeous chalkboard ribbon I found LAST CHRISTMAS!

It all started with some gorgeous, wide chalkboard ribbon. Throw in a some vintage Christmas decorations, greenery and ample pops of red, and the result is a gorgeous front porch decorated for Christmas. Who wouldn't want to spend time relaxing in this beautiful space? It's so welcoming and festive!

I had plans of using it on the porch last year. I even had a friend make me a bow, but it didn’t really work with last year’s Christmas porch decorating scheme. So, I waited and formulated a plan and shopped clearance sales and crafted and collected chalkboards all year long…

It all started with some gorgeous, wide chalkboard ribbon. Throw in a some vintage Christmas decorations, greenery and ample pops of red, and the result is a gorgeous front porch decorated for Christmas. Who wouldn't want to spend time relaxing in this beautiful space? It's so welcoming and festive!

Because decorating is a long game…

It all started with some gorgeous, wide chalkboard ribbon. Throw in a some vintage Christmas decorations, greenery and ample pops of red, and the result is a gorgeous front porch decorated for Christmas. Who wouldn't want to spend time relaxing in this beautiful space? It's so welcoming and festive!

Believe you me.

It all started with some gorgeous, wide chalkboard ribbon. Throw in a some vintage Christmas decorations, greenery and ample pops of red, and the result is a gorgeous front porch decorated for Christmas. Who wouldn't want to spend time relaxing in this beautiful space? It's so welcoming and festive!

Enough with the chatter, let’s get on with the tour.

It all started with some gorgeous, wide chalkboard ribbon. Throw in a some vintage Christmas decorations, greenery and ample pops of red, and the result is a gorgeous front porch decorated for Christmas. Who wouldn't want to spend time relaxing in this beautiful space? It's so welcoming and festive!

This summer, I finally bought a custom black cushion for my vintage bench after trying to find an off-the-shelf one for the past seven years. Old metal benches seats do not come in standard sizes. I totally wish I’d bought this cushion sooner. (And so does Felix, the cat, who likes to nap there and leave his hair behind. Which is why I dragged the vacuum cleaner to the porch earlier this week, neighbors. I don’t normally vacuum my porch!)

I added a cozy buffalo check throw from Target and some inexpensive throw pillows from At Home to create a cozy space to relax and sip a cup of coffee.

It all started with some gorgeous, wide chalkboard ribbon. Throw in a some vintage Christmas decorations, greenery and ample pops of red, and the result is a gorgeous front porch decorated for Christmas. Who wouldn't want to spend time relaxing in this beautiful space? It's so welcoming and festive!

As I’m looking at these photos, I’m realizing how well the black buffet works with my chalkboard theme. (Or, as my friend April calls it, vintage schoolhouse!)

It all started with some gorgeous, wide chalkboard ribbon. Throw in a some vintage Christmas decorations, greenery and ample pops of red, and the result is a gorgeous front porch decorated for Christmas. Who wouldn't want to spend time relaxing in this beautiful space? It's so welcoming and festive!

The white scrollwork looks like chalk doodles. (If anyone asks, I totally planned it that way!)

It all started with some gorgeous, wide chalkboard ribbon. Throw in a some vintage Christmas decorations, greenery and ample pops of red, and the result is a gorgeous front porch decorated for Christmas. Who wouldn't want to spend time relaxing in this beautiful space? It's so welcoming and festive!

And check out that little snowman Jackson and Bruce gave me last year for my birthday.

It all started with some gorgeous, wide chalkboard ribbon. Throw in a some vintage Christmas decorations, greenery and ample pops of red, and the result is a gorgeous front porch decorated for Christmas. Who wouldn't want to spend time relaxing in this beautiful space? It's so welcoming and festive!

His little mittens look like tiny chalkboards. Totally planned it!

It all started with some gorgeous, wide chalkboard ribbon. Throw in a some vintage Christmas decorations, greenery and ample pops of red, and the result is a gorgeous front porch decorated for Christmas. Who wouldn't want to spend time relaxing in this beautiful space? It's so welcoming and festive!

Ok, but I did totally plan this. How could I pass up these Christmas chalkboard mugs at World Market?

It all started with some gorgeous, wide chalkboard ribbon. Throw in a some vintage Christmas decorations, greenery and ample pops of red, and the result is a gorgeous front porch decorated for Christmas. Who wouldn't want to spend time relaxing in this beautiful space? It's so welcoming and festive!

And I used chalk markers to freehand festive sayings on black shatterproof Christmas ornaments in another nod to the chalkboard theme.

It all started with some gorgeous, wide chalkboard ribbon. Throw in a some vintage Christmas decorations, greenery and ample pops of red, and the result is a gorgeous front porch decorated for Christmas. Who wouldn't want to spend time relaxing in this beautiful space? It's so welcoming and festive!

Since I love piling on the designer details when I’m decorating, I had to raid my stash of vintage items to finish up the porch. Most of these I’ve collected at yard sales, flea markets, antique sales and through begging, borrowing and stealing (with permission) from my mama.

It all started with some gorgeous, wide chalkboard ribbon. Throw in a some vintage Christmas decorations, greenery and ample pops of red, and the result is a gorgeous front porch decorated for Christmas. Who wouldn't want to spend time relaxing in this beautiful space? It's so welcoming and festive!

I’ve ice skated one time in time life — in college — and that was enough. But I own three pair of ice skates because they’re just so darn decorative and photogenic.

It all started with some gorgeous, wide chalkboard ribbon. Throw in a some vintage Christmas decorations, greenery and ample pops of red, and the result is a gorgeous front porch decorated for Christmas. Who wouldn't want to spend time relaxing in this beautiful space? It's so welcoming and festive!

Especially when you hang them from a vintage sled or lace then with ticking ribbon.

It all started with some gorgeous, wide chalkboard ribbon. Throw in a some vintage Christmas decorations, greenery and ample pops of red, and the result is a gorgeous front porch decorated for Christmas. Who wouldn't want to spend time relaxing in this beautiful space? It's so welcoming and festive!

My Park Hill lanterns aren’t vintage, but they certainly have that look.

It’s always fun to figure out how to fill them and decorate them for the seasons.

It all started with some gorgeous, wide chalkboard ribbon. Throw in a some vintage Christmas decorations, greenery and ample pops of red, and the result is a gorgeous front porch decorated for Christmas. Who wouldn't want to spend time relaxing in this beautiful space? It's so welcoming and festive!

I love hanging our red family monogram letter from the largest lantern.

It all started with some gorgeous, wide chalkboard ribbon. Throw in a some vintage Christmas decorations, greenery and ample pops of red, and the result is a gorgeous front porch decorated for Christmas. Who wouldn't want to spend time relaxing in this beautiful space? It's so welcoming and festive!

A rusty olive bucket is a great storage bin for faux snowballs. (Jackson and his friends love them; we have had so much fun playing with these plush snowballs. I highly recommend them if you have kids!)

It all started with some gorgeous, wide chalkboard ribbon. Throw in a some vintage Christmas decorations, greenery and ample pops of red, and the result is a gorgeous front porch decorated for Christmas. Who wouldn't want to spend time relaxing in this beautiful space? It's so welcoming and festive!

Now that I see the porch all pulled together and can take the time to enjoy it, I am really proud of how it turned out.

It all started with some gorgeous, wide chalkboard ribbon. Throw in a some vintage Christmas decorations, greenery and ample pops of red, and the result is a gorgeous front porch decorated for Christmas. Who wouldn't want to spend time relaxing in this beautiful space? It's so welcoming and festive!

Because I’ve been nervous that it wouldn’t measure up to last year’s Christmas porch.

Vintage-Inspired Christmas Porch Decorations

The one that helped me realize a dream I’ve harbored since I started blogging.

I’ve always dreamed of having a space I decorated featured in a magazine.

Christmas Decorating Details

And that porch was, right there on page 14 of the holiday issue of Cottages & Bungalows magazine. (And it’s going to be featured on a HGTV’s website soon, too!)

Atta Girl Says Christmas Porch Featured in Cottages & Bungalows

Squeal!

Clearly, my porch is having its 15 minutes of fame. So this year’s space has a lot to live up to.

It all started with some gorgeous, wide chalkboard ribbon. Throw in a some vintage Christmas decorations, greenery and ample pops of red, and the result is a gorgeous front porch decorated for Christmas. Who wouldn't want to spend time relaxing in this beautiful space? It's so welcoming and festive!

I don’t know what the magazine editors will think, but I love the space and I think it will serve as a nice welcome to guests who visit us during the Christmas season.

It all started with some gorgeous, wide chalkboard ribbon. Throw in a some vintage Christmas decorations, greenery and ample pops of red, and the result is a gorgeous front porch decorated for Christmas. Who wouldn't want to spend time relaxing in this beautiful space? It's so welcoming and festive!

Thanks for stopping by. Don’t miss the rest of the Welcome Home Tour participants.

Thursday


Wednesday

Jen with A Girl in the Garage

Julie with Lilacs and Longhorns

Therese with Fresh Idea Studio

Sonya with At Home with the Barkers

Angie with Postcards from the Ridge

Anne with White Lace Cottage

Tuesday

Tammy One More Time Events

Meegan with What Meegan Makes

Pamela with From My Front Porch to Yours

Paula with Sweet Pea

KerryAnne with Shabby Art Boutique

Shanna with Restoration Redoux



Comments

  1. Amy!!! I’m no magazine editor but right here in my den at 6am I can’t stop smiling as I look at your porch!!! If I were your neighbor, I’d be on this porch with a cuppa every single day…the buffet is perfection…the chalkboard theme! Brilliant!!! You have inspired me my talented friend xo

  2. UMMMMM, WOW!!! This porch totally lives up to magazine worthy. It all looks so great Amy. You should be proud! I’m pinning it now! ~Sonya

  3. Oh my gosh, Amy. Your porch is amazing! This one should be on the COVER of a magazine. Congrats on the feature. That’s awesome and very well deserved. I always love your decorating ideas and this porch is one of the most fun ones I’ve seen. Thanks for the inspiration!
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  4. This has to be the most beautiful Christmas porch I have seen so far…Love every detail you put into it!

  5. You had me at chalkboard! Amy, seriously, your porch is beautiful!!
    Debbie

  6. I absolutely love every detail – I’m pinning like crazy!

    Merry Christmas, Amy!

  7. This is so amazing Amy! I love everything about it, the colors, the styles, everything!! I love that you have that big of a porch to decorate!

    • Atta Girl Amy
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      Having a big porch is definitely one of my favorite things about our house. It’s big enough for parties and sheltered, too, so I can put furniture out on it without worrying about it getting ruined in the elements.

  8. Your porch looks beautiful and is just as magazine worthy as last year’s. I love every single detail.

  9. I absolutely LOVE this years porch (and every year , of course) but you have outdone yourself with this chalkboard red and black and nutlike AMAZING!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
    Lisa

  10. Betsyjoyner says:

    Love the look! I ordered two snowball sets for the Wilmington kids.

  11. Oh goodness, Amy – it’s amazing! I love every tiny detail.

  12. Wow! This space is a show stopper! Love it all! As I sit here, my porch has not been decorated for the holidays at all — so sad! Now I’m totally motivated to get moving! Merry Christmas!

    • Atta Girl Amy
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      Thank you, Julie. At least it’s warm in Texas. I love decorating my porch for Christmas in shorts and a T-shirt, which is usually how it is here in North Carolina in the fall. It’s just now turning cold.

  13. Everything is so pretty Amy. I don’t know which is my favorite. I need some of those ice skates. They are hard to find at the junk stores.
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    • Atta Girl Amy
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      Funny story about one set of ice skates that I bought at a yard sale. The people were from up north, and I guess they thought I need to be educated on what ice skates were used for. I might have said something snarky back…about hanging them on a sled!

  14. What a beautiful porch!!! I love your style with all the vintage touches!!! I think it belongs in a magazine just like last year’s.

  15. Wow, that is so beautiful! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the chalkboard details and those faux snowballs!!!

    Tania

  16. Amy, your porch is simply stunning – I absolutely love every single thing! Stopping over from Reasons to Skip the Housework and definitely pinning! Thanks for sharing – have a happy Sunday and a merry, wonderful holiday!

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