Monday, December 08, 2008

Christmas Front Porch

Front porch
Welcome to my Christmasy front porch!

Ice skates
I hung my childhood ice skates on the front door and added greenery, berries and a gold bow.

Front porch

Front porch
I've had the snowman lanterns for many years, and the rustic star garland was a yardsale find. I wrapped it around the evergreen wreath.

Snowman lantern
And had a little leftover for the table.

Christmas sleigh
Some of you will recognize the sleigh from last week's show and tell!

Santa sign

Snowman lanterns

Ice skates
Thank you for stopping by and taking a look at my front porch. I hope you have a wonderful start to your week!

74 comments:

Linda said...

Hi Kelli,your front porch is very pretty and most inviting. Everyting looks wonderful...I especially like the way you decorated the front door with your ice skates. hugs, Linda

Lynn said...

Your front porch is adorable. I love the ice skates. What a great idea. Your knack for decorating is inspiring :)

Sugar Mommy said...

LOVE the ice skates on the front door. Very original, romantic, and vintage!

JanMary said...

Looks lovely.

I especially love your skates hanging up, and those rusty stars too.

Princess Of Pink said...

Your porch is lovely Kelli!
You have given me some ideas again, lol.

Hugs from Marian

Winterwood said...

Kelli - your front porch is really lovely! How cold does it get where you live? is it cold enough to use skates? sorry no idea of your climate.

Liesel's Garden Party said...

Beautiful decorated. Makes a very welcome welcome!

Susie Homemaker said...

I love the porch! I was going to put skates on my front door too...but they beat me to it at the house across the street...So, I had to come up with something else!

Warm Wishes,
Susie

Storybook Woods said...

Oh I love what you did Kelli, especially the skates !!!! Clarice

Momma Roar said...

It's beautiful Kelli! Can you come do mine next? ;-) Actually, we can't do a lot with ours because of the wind. We bought two balled evergreens and strung them with lights. We couldn't keep the one standing yesterday. After Christmas, we'll plant them in the yard, if they make it til then!LOL

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Hi Kelli,
what a beautifully decorated front porch. I love the natural feel of everything. The skates on the door are so cute. What an inspiring display. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Have a wonderful week,
Tam

Naturegirl said...

Very festive Kelli! Watch out when opening the door...those blades on glass!!

Kelly said...

It looks beautiful! You give me such good ideas...

Tracy said...

Kelli, it looks wonderful!

Pop over to my blog when you get a chance. I have a little something for you. :)

Stacey said...

It's gorgeous Kelli. I'm a Texas girl so I know you don't get much snow. I'll cross my fingers for ya!

Jen said...

I just love that your child hood skates are on the door....very sweet.

Sharon Kay said...

Kelli, I love every thing on the porch, all looks so warm and inviting if I had to pick my favorite thing it would be the ice skated hanging on the door. You did a wonderful job my friend. I

Becky said...

Good morning Kelli, I love what you've done to your front porch. The snowman lanterns are so adorable. But girl, if I had those skates on my front door... surely I would break out my glass from slamming the door.....OUCH! I think it is special that you still have the skates from your childhood.

Mrs. Trixi said...

I love those skates and your entry way is so cute.

Leigh said...

Beautiful!!!!! I LOVE the skates!

Anonymous said...

I love your Christmas Front Porch, Kelli! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see what else you will show us this week. :-) Love, Debbi

Katie said...

I ADORE those skates!!

Heather said...

everything looks great! i love the ice skates on the door.

Needled Mom said...

What an inviting front porch! I love the ice skates.

Love Bears All Things said...

A beautiful entryway.
Mama Bear

Rambling Girl said...

Kelli...I so love your front porch! The ice skates are so pretty all decoarted. Thanks for sharing your home.

Angie said...

Looks great :)

Brenda said...

I love it. We are working on mine,but not there yet.

Elena said...

Cool front porch. I really like it!

Divamom said...

I love the ice skates, even though you can't use them in TX! LOL Your porch is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Simply Heart And Home said...

Kelli,

Your porch is so charming! What a lovely greeting for those who visit.

How is Daisy doing? Little Matilda Bear was up and around the next day after her surgery. The veterinarian did give us some pain medication to give her for a few days.

Would you like to exchange Christmas cards? I'd love to send you one.

Blessings,

Gina

Kimberly said...

What a welcoming home you have created!

glorv1 said...

I love the skates on the door. It's very inviting. You always give me ideas and I'm thinking of finding a small table and putting it on my front porch and decorating it. Thanks. Take care.

Lisa Marie said...

Gorgeous Kelli! Love the skate idea. I think that's what I will do with mine since I'm too chicken to skate anymore, one broken wrist a couple of years ago is enough to remind me not to.

Kathy said...

Hi Kelli,
Your porch is so unique and clever. It is definitely inviting too. It has a romantic feel to it.

Tracy said...

ice skates!!! I LOVE it!

Carrie P. said...

How very inviting. It is so festive.

TJ said...

Kelli your porch is beautiful! Definitely better than my porch with a smashed pumpkin and the summer decoration still out. I need to get out there and dress it up! (or at least clean it up!)

Redeemed By His Love said...

Kelli,
Your front porch looks so Christmasy! I love the snowmen laterns. Thank you for sharing.
Miriam :)

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I love the snowman boxes. I have a small one similar, but not as rustic. Very pretty details as usual! Hope your week is a good one!

Gail said...

Another compliment for the ice skates. What a truly personal touch to your holiday decor!

Lady Farmer said...

I have been looking for a couple of years now to find some ice skates(used) to decorate with. Since we rarely have snow and ice here, they are hard to find. But I'll keep looking and enjoy yours in the meantime. :~}

P.S. Glad you found something to do with the "acorns". Thanks again for sharing with me.

Shawnee said...

Kelli, your front porch is simply gorgeous. I love how inviting and homey it feels. I would love to do this in our area but we have no room. :( I love the ice skates. You are so creative. I pray you have a blessed week!

It's All Good! said...

Love the ice skates. I've seen that in magazines. Maybe it was your front porch I saw?!
God bless,
Brenda :)

Lady Katherine said...

Kelli, how wonderful! you can leave this up even during the winter! I have a pair of skates and been trying to come up with and idea for them. Thank you, I going to borrow your idea! Love the snowmen and I see your sleigh!

An said...

Very pretty. Unfortunately if I sat stuff like that out on my front porch, it would either disappear or it would be covered with snow.

Michelle said...

How so very adorable!! I love those skates on your door! You always have the cutest porch. :)

Lynette said...

What a lovely christmas porch. I love that star garland!!

Monique Elisabeth said...

That looks so great, I love the skates at the door !!!

Judy said...

Your front porch is beautiful. I love how you put your skates hanging on the door, that is really a neat idea.
Judy

Raggedy Girl said...

I love the ice skates you clever girl.
Roberta Anne

Gena said...

I love your ice skates! I wish I still had mine - I would love to decorate with them. Your porch is lovely.

Ms. Tee said...

Your front porch is so cozy, just like the rest of your house. What a neat idea to hang you skates. I love it! :)

Gretchen said...

Kelli,

Your front door decorations are adorable.
I especially love the skates.

Terri said...

Your porch is gorgeous. I love the idea of the skates. You are very creative, Kelli!

Jackie said...

Kelli, your front porch looks so welcoming. Like stepping into a story.

God bless.

aswewalk said...

Gorgeous! I don't even have a front porch. BooHoo.

Linda C said...

I love your Christmassy front porch-especially the skates. I often lean an old sled with a red bow on it to the side of our front door for a decoration.
Linda C

Nora Lee said...

I love the ice skates on your door; all of the front porch decorations look so welcoming! Please stop by and visit my Christmas Open House!

Kelly said...

I LOVE the pictures of your porch for every season! It is such a decorating inspiration every time!
Thanks for sharing!!!!

Kelly

Devita said...

that's great! you are very creative and have a good sense of art

onangelwings said...

Those skates look brand new. You take care of your childhood things!!!

Such an inviting porch. Very sweet.

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Susan said...

I enjoyed your pictures.I love the way you done your front door with the skates.Thanks for sharing.God Bless.

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Julie said...

You have the Best ideas!! How fun to have your ice skates from your childhood--loved it!! julie

Wanita said...

Your front porch is lovely and so inviting, Kelli.

Blessings,
Wanita

Christine said...

Very sweet...and I love the ice skates on the front door!

Gracie said...

So very nice! I whish I'd have a porch just for the fun of decorating it!

Amy said...

wow, your home looks SO pretty. I would love to sit down on your couch with the candles on and have some coffee with you!

Nanna K said...

Hi Kelli,
I love the way you decorate your home year round, but Christmas is such a wonderful time and you put in so much effort.
Your home is just beautiful.

Tina ♥ said...

It all looks wonderful! We couldn't do that in the UK...everything would be stolen! :(

Mrs. U said...

Hi Kelli!
While I really love the ice skates on the door, my favorite thing is, by far, the table!! I love how it is decorated and I just plain old love the fact that you have that adorable table there that you change with the seasons/holidays! I am definitely going to keep my eye out for a sweet table like that!!

His,
Mrs. U

Farrah said...

Very nice! My favorite is the skates from your childhood! What a wonderful way to display them!