These vintage black, red and green Christmas front porch decorations are so pretty, Santa and Mrs. Claus had to check them out! Tour this gorgeous Christmas porch and 17 other festive porches decked out for the holiday.
Last week, when I was photographing my Christmas front porch decorations, I made a little wish. And what happened next is straight out of a Hallmark movie.
Yes, dear reader, there is a Santa Claus. Christmas magic is real! It’s my very on Miracle on Cedar Chase!
Santa and Mrs. Claus heard about my annual porch tour, and they stopped by to get some decorating ideas for the North Pole! And even though they’re big-deal celebrities, the Clauses are just the sweetest people ever. They’re so down to earth!
And I have to say, that whether you’re 4 or 45, it is so exciting when Santa comes to visit you. I guess I’m not on the naughty list after all!
I’m also excited to have you visiting for my annual Christmas Porch Tour, featuring 18 talented home decor bloggers. If you’re looking for inspiration to decorate your front porch, sun porch, patio or other outdoor spaces for Christmas, make sure you visit everyone. Their porches are linked at the end of this post.
There are some truly beautiful spaces with lots of personality.
I could spend days telling you stories about Santa and Mrs. Claus. (He’s a big fan of the Andy Griffith show and Charlie Brown. And did you know that Mrs. Claus is the one who inspired me to write the most popular post on this blog? She also makes a batch of my icebox fruitcake for Santa every year.)
But you came here to see my Christmas front porch decorations, so we’ll get on with the tour.
I decided to use fresh greens on the porch this year, adding a pretty evergreen wreath and garland to the front door.
The arrangements in our urns are from Home Depot, and they’re a nice alternative to trees.
I went with a black, red and green color scheme this year, using lots of vintage items and seasonal plaids.
The black buffet I painted three years ago is the focal point of our porch, and I love decorating it for Christmas.
I used a mix of vintage finds and vintage-inspired items to create a vignette on the buffet top. The vintage red enamelware is always a favorite, and I use it a lot in my Christmas and patriotic decorating! I got the vintage red cash register at a warehouse sale, and I’ve been saving it all year to use on the porch!
The matching red enamel bowl sits in front of the buffet, a makeshift nest for a woodland owl.
This vintage fire alarm box is another favorite find that I’ll be able to use for Christmas and beyond. When I saw it at an antique show, I had to have it for the porch!
I also repeated chalkboard elements throughout the porch, inspired by the color of the buffet and the Dear Lillie chalkboard sign.
I reused a lot of the chalkboard elements from the my schoolhouse vintage themed porch a few years ago.
I’ve learned through the years that you don’t have to use traditional holiday decor to create a Christmas vibe.
Colors, patterns and things that are nostalgic, like ice skates, old toys or a plaid suitcase or Thermos, can help set a Christmas mood.
I may go a bit overboard on our Christmas front porch decorations, combining lots of patterns and textures, going overboard with the pillows and details.
I am not a minimalist!
Good thing I shop thrift stores and yard sales, where I find things like this oversized wreath that I dressed up with a homemade burlap and red velvet ribbon bow.
I like big bows, and I cannot lie!
I hope you’ve enjoyed touring our Christmas front porch as much as I enjoyed decorating it.
Now, be sweet and be sure to check out all the other fab Christmas porches on the tour. Don’t forget to circle back on Wednesday to visit the final tour participants. Remember, Santa is watching…
Christmas Porch Tour
Follow the links below for the full Christmas porch tour lineup, featuring 18 home decor bloggers. Be sure to visit everyone for ideas to add festive touches to your porch and other outdoor spaces.
Monday, Day 1
My Thrift Store Addiction // Postcards from the Ridge // Cottage at the Crossroads
Petticoat Junktion // House of Hawthornes // DIY Beautify
Tuesday, Day 2
Sweet Pea // Duke Manor Farm // StoneGable
Sand Dollar Lane // Atta Girl Says // Our Southern Home
Wednesday, Day 3
North Country Nest // My Creative Days // Worthing Court
2 Bees in a Pod // Major Hoff Takes a Wife // Craftivity Designs
More Christmas Front Porch Decorations
See how our front porch has changed over the years, and how I’ve used a lot of the same decor in different ways.
Your porch is absolutely perfect and the two of you just adds to the charm! Thank you so much for hosting this hop – have a Merry Christmas!
This is beautiful! I especially like the garland over the door and window frames. Thank your for hosting the tour 🙂
This is absolutely adorable! Love your black with white detailing buffet! What a fun piece to decorate around. Everything is styled just perfectly!
Sorry meant to ask for e-mail replay to my comment about your red plaid rug.
Love, love,love your front porch!! Intrested in where you found your red plaid rug?
Amy, I’m so glad you went “overboard”! Your porch is absolutely amazing!!! I love the addition of the magic with Santa and Mrs Clause’s visit 😉 They look right at home on your beautiful porch!
Your home is Christmas perfection! I always love this blog tour! So much goodness to swoon over! Thank you for having me for the tour! Pinning all the things from your porch!
Amy, I love every detail–it doesn’t get much better than having the Clauses visit your porch! I love how authentic their clothes are, too! So fun and festive! Excited to be joining you on the tour. Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge
Amy, your porch is amazing! There’s so much to love here from the great vintage finds to the pretty garland and trees surrounding your door. And Santa and Mrs. Claus’ appearance is just the icing on the cake! Christmas perfection!
Oh my goodness!!! This is amazing!!!!
where did you get your red plaid carpet?
All your decorations are so awesome. I named my daughter Amy she is 39. Her middle name is Shantel. My first child is age 46 and was gonna be named Amy but he is a boy. So almost 50 year ago. I was dreaming of naming my child Amy. Just a beautiful name.
Atta Girl Amy
What a great story!
First of all….I am so glad you aren’t a minimalist! Your porch is always amazing and you’ve totally outdone yourself this year! Needs a magazine feature!
Pam @ House Of Hawthornes
Of course your porch would attract attention from the big guy! You must have quite the reputation at the North Pole for doing it up right!
Atta Girl Amy
Thanks, Pam! I did tell Mrs. Claus that I might have to write her a check if this post goes viral. (She’s also responsible for my most popular blog post!)
Your Christmas front porch is perfection, Amy! I loved reading about all of the details and I poured over every picture. The icing on the cake was seeing Santa and Mrs. Claus visiting. I hope some neighborhood children use your porch for a background for Christmas card pictures. It’s too pretty not to be enjoyed by as many people as possible.
Atta Girl Amy
Thank you Paula! I have a neighbor who is a photographer, and I’ve told her she can use my porch for shoots anytime she wants. And we have had a few families take us up on the offer. I was excited that the toddler next door got to meet Santa when he visited. Of course, he wasn’t so interested in posing for pictures. He was too busy playing with the double-decker bus toy.