Welcome to our Christmas Porch! It’s been decorated all red and aqua with a retro vibe! If you’re new here, I’m Jane, and I’m so excited that you are here to visit with us on our front porch.
We live in a small country cottage that has a large screened-in front porch that I love to decorate for the seasons. Because we live in South Carolina, we are fortunate that we can use our porch for at least nine to ten months out of the year. It is the first place that we head out to early in the morning and it is frequently where we end our day, too.
And on the other end of the porch we have an eating area. Most of the time here in South Carolina the weather is nice enough for us to eat outside on Christmas Eve when our whole family gathers here. When I decorate the front porch, I treat it like another room in the house because that’s how we use it.
The whole color scheme was driven by these adorable vintage blue truck Christmas ornaments that I found back in August or September, I can’t remember which! It is a dream of ours to one day have a real vintage truck similar to this!
On the tree I used some red wooden bead garland that I bought at a friend’s garage sale a few years ago, but do you see the bubble lights??? Those are new but very retro looking, and I’m obsessed with them. They bring back a lot of memories of when we had bubble lights on our tree when I was young.
And since we have an abundance of pine cones in our yard, I painted some red and aqua and used them as ornaments on the tree. The tree itself got a little paint job, too. I really like those snowy looking flocked trees, but I don’t like the mess that a real flocked tree creates so I just dabbed some white paint on the branches! Voila!
In one corner is an old ladder that was taken from the yard, given a new coat of aqua paint, and got decorated for Christmas. The peppermints that are in the watering can, on the table, and on top of the tree were painted and glittered by moi using some round wooden disks found at Hobby Lobby.
Some vintage Santa mugs are on the table along with some peppermint napkins and chair covers that I made. Now that I have a sewing machine, I enjoy whipping out some decorative items myself. Here is the (affiliate link) to the sewing machine that I have in case you want to put one on your wish list!
More painted pine cones and a light strand strung with jingle bells and red ticking that I made several years ago. One of my secrets in decorating inexpensively is to just move things around, paint them, or use them in a different way each year.
And an aqua and red wooden snowflake ornament tops a real evergreen tree.
I hope you’ve enjoyed your tour of our festive front porch, and I hope you’ve gotten a few ideas to use in your own decorating. Looking for even more porch decorating ideas?
I’m excited to be joining these other bloggers in a Christmas Porch Tour, hosted by Atta Girl Says.
Whether your style is vintage, rustic, farmhouse, French country, traditional or cottage, you’ll find lots of inspiration as you deck your halls for the holidays.
Click on the links below to visit all of these gorgeous Christmas porches.