Christmas on the Front Porch

Happy December 22nd my friends! Today I’m sharing my final holiday post of the season and it’s all about Christmas on our front porch. But before I get into that, did you guys notice my new blog design!??!?! Eeeek! I’m SO in love with the new layout and I hope you guys like it too. I think it’s easier to navigate and it just looks a lot more polished overall. I’ve been wanting to do this for months, so I’m thrilled it’s finally happened and I love how it turned out. Yippppeee! In other news, can you believe Christmas is just 3 days away? THREE DAYS. That doesn’t seem possible, but somehow it’s here. And even though it’s a little last minute, I’m thinking this simple Christmas porch will be perfect for welcoming guests for the big day. And when I say guests I really just mean Santa. Surely he’ll notice this before heading down the chimney, right? I sure hope so.
Christmas on the Front Porch. Vintage Christmas decor ideas for your front porch

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I wanted to create a look that could transition easily into post-holiday decor, so I decided to keep it simple and light on the Christmas decor. After Christmas I’ll just take away the believe sign and the little pops of red, then ta-da–it becomes a rustic winter front porch. Fancy, huh?

Christmas on the Front Porch. Vintage Christmas decor ideas for your front porch

My mom gave me this vintage Greyhound wagon and I pretty much leave it on our front porch year around. I just style it up as the seasons change and it works perfectly no matter what time of year it is. Add one of these wagons to your yard sale list this summer, they’re perfect for outdoor decor!

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Ok guys, I’m no expert, but if I had to guess I’d say this little tree here is dying. What do you think? I swear, I’m awful at keeping plants and flowers alive. Really, I should be banned from buying them. I almost threw it away but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. Not yet anyway, I’m still holding out hope for a revival!

Christmas on the Front Porch. Vintage Christmas decor ideas for your front porch.

So you might have noticed that our house has been painted and we no longer have that lovely yellow brick on our front step. Yaaaaaaay! I’m planning to share a full update on that soon, as well as lots of before and after photos, so stay tuned. You guys won’t believe how different the house looks now. Well I can’t believe this is my last Christmas post of the season. Crazy, huh? It’s been a fun two months of sharing holiday decor, but I’m so excited about what’s coming up here on the blog in the new year. I have lots of great posts lined up for January!

I wish you all a wonderful Christmas as we celebrate our Savior. I hope it’s full of lots of happiness, love, and delicious food! xoxo

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  1. Marilyn Soto wrote:

    So cute and so you! I can’t wait to see the painted house reveal . Merry Christmas – relax and enjoy every single second of it.

    Posted 12.22.16 Reply
  2. Carolyn Wesolowski wrote:

    Love Your porch! It reminds me of my grandmother’s house. It’s very inviting!
    Merry Christmas and many blessings for the New Year!

    Posted 12.22.16 Reply
  3. Michelle Nordquist wrote:

    Love it! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. God bless.

    Posted 12.22.16 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you Michelle! And best wishes to you in the new year!

      Posted 12.25.16 Reply
  4. Hilary C. wrote:

    So cute, and you gave me an idea! I have a little red wagon and I’m going to try to do something similar on my porch. Love it- thank you!

    Posted 12.22.16 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Oh yay! I’m so glad this post inspired you Hilary. The wagon works great on the porch year round!

      Posted 12.25.16 Reply
  5. Joan wrote:


    Posted 12.22.16 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you Joan and same to you! xoxo

      Posted 12.25.16 Reply
  6. michele gaydos wrote:

    very cozy front porch …love it ,sometimes simple turns out lovely!…hold on to the trees,before the ground freezes dig a hole and put them in in a sunny spot you can always move them in the spring.

    Posted 12.22.16 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thanks Michele! And thanks for the tip on the trees, I’m hoping I can save that one!

      Posted 12.25.16 Reply
  7. Marilyn wrote:

    I love that Greyhound wagon. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a 2017 full of blessings.
    Marilyn and family

    Posted 12.22.16 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you Marilyn, I wish you nothing but the best in the coming year! xoxo

      Posted 12.25.16 Reply
  8. Jodi wrote:

    I’m pulling out the rusty red wagon in storage today! Thank you as always for the inspiration. Merry Christmas to you and your family. ????❤️

    Posted 12.23.16 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      yay! So glad this inspired you to use your old wagon Jodi!

      Posted 12.25.16 Reply
  9. Helen wrote:

    Merry Christmas Sarah! I look forward to following your blog in 2017 x

    Posted 12.24.16 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Aw thank you Helen! And thanks for being here!

      Posted 12.25.16 Reply
  10. Kimberly wrote:

    I love your style! It is so pretty your one of my favorite bloggers of all time! Really enjoy your home!!

    Posted 1.1.18 Reply

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