Christmas Porch Decorations: Country Style

Are you one of the “lucky” ones graced by the recent blizzard that stormed its way through the central part of our country? We got a healthy dose of fluffy white Christmas cheer to enhance my Christmas porch decorations!

Country Christmas Porch Decorations

 

Today I join a group of fabulously talented bloggers to feature our Christmas porch decorations. You’ll find links to ? festive porches below. A special thanks goes out to to Taryn Whiteaker for organizing this fun blog tour.

A recent trip to Lee’s Trees in the country was all I needed to spread Christmas cheer to our cozy, humble porch. Wandering through the tree farm reminded me of my grandparents’ Christmas tree farm in PawPaw, Illinois. People would travel from as far as Chicago to choose a fresh tree and cut it down themselves, or have my grandpa do it for them.

Country Style Christmas Porch Decorations

 

I played throughout the many rows of Christmas trees on my grandparents’ property during summer trips. A world of imagination was just waiting to be discovered. I loved December visits to watch families wander through the rows of trees looking for the perfect tree. It was always a magical moment when my dad would choose the tallest tree on the farm for our vaulted living room.

Country Style Christmas Porch Decorations

 

And so, my Christmas porch decorations reflect the nostalgia of those childhood days at PawPaw’s Christmas tree farm. A fluffy over-sized wreath adorns the front door. Branches cut from the bottom of the two trees we brought home fill a basket. I’ll snip from this collection to adorn packages when wrapping Christmas gifts.

Big Country Christmas Wreath on Front Door

 

Country Style Christmas Porch Decorations

 

Hot chocolate is a must when hanging Christmas porch decorations during a pretty snowfall. The only problem was – that snowfall turned into a blizzard that knocked our power out for several hours.

Green Holiday Mugs with Hot Chocolate and Peppermint Candy Cane

 

The house got a bit nippy inside with no heat for several hours, but hot chocolate and cozy blankets do wonders to warm the soul and body.

Green Holiday Mugs with Hot Chocolate and Peppermint Candy Cane

 

The little red car Christmas pillow has become a traditional staple for the front porch during the holidays. Although our family car was a station wagon with faux wood panels on the side (and not a cute little red bug), we did haul our Christmas tree home on the top of the car from grandpa’s tree farm. This holiday pillow designed and created by my friend Lucy at Craftberry Bush, always reminds me of those family trips to choose our tree.

Christmas Pillow on Front Porch Swing

 

Mother Nature provided the best of Christmas porch decorations this year – a healthy dusting of snow!

Country Christmas Porch Decorations

 

On Friday I’m sharing the first of my holiday home tours, so be sure to stop back. In fact, you can enjoy a full week of the annual Holiday Housewalk organized by Jennifer Rizzo. You can start the tour here.

For more inspiring Christmas porch decorations, visit my blogging friends below!

Christmas Porch Ideas

 

Christmas Porch Ideas

Taryn Whiteaker Designs | Just A Girl And Her Blog | Two Twenty One | Tatertots and Jello

 

Christmas Porch Ideas

Jaime Costiglio | Inspiration For Moms | Stone Gable | Clean & Scentsible

 

Christmas Porch Ideas

Lolly Jane | Town and Country Living | The Happy Housie

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Comments

  1. Beautiful Jennifer…I was decorating my porch yesterday and thought, how great would it be to have snow on the steps…
    Love all of your beautiful details!….Merry Christmas!!

  2. So beautifully done, Jennifer! Love the simple wreath on your bold door– such a great combo! Hope you’re having a great week!

    ~Abby =)

  3. I thought about you when I heard about the blizzard. Your porch looks wonderful and the snow adds a wonderful touch.

    Enjoy the season

    Cindy

  4. You mean you don’t have the station wagon pillow? I have one. It’s precious.

  5. Marlene Stephenson says:

    I love the snow but, of course not power outage. Your porch is beautiful and your memories were wonderful too, i think that is part of Christmas the memories.

  6. Your porch is cozy and inviting, as is your entire home. You certainly have the perfect touch of style and comfort. While I don’t do much porch decorating in the winter (the entry to my small porch faces West, right into the rain, sleet and snow that next-door neighbor Illinois sends our way), I do keep a winter wreath on the storm door. However, since I’ve pretty much stripped it bare, I’m already thinking of ways to make my porch much more friendly come Spring.

  7. Jennifer the snow makes the perfect addition. I love the lived in feeling of your porch, not fussy and extremely welcoming.

  8. I love your porch Jennifer! It’s so cozy. I want to curl up in that swing with the blanket!

    xoxo

  9. I dream about having a tree farm and may actually plant a bunch of small trees this year. Your porch looks lovely but I love the memories and the love that are apart of it. Happy holidays!

  10. Beautiful! And I love your stories associated with everything! I hope you get some pretty light snowfalls (not big storms!) to sit out there. 🙂

  11. Nothing like a snowfall to add to the character of your design. Love the blues of your porch and would definitely love to cozy up on that porch. Beautiful.

  12. Your porch looks Oh so cute and cozy! How fun that your Grandfather had the PawPaw Christmas tree farm! Our power went off for about 15 minutes, lucky for us! I was just wondering, what door to you usually Use? The be-wreathed door, or the other one?

    • Hi Nancy! Yes, you are lucky that your power was only out for 15 minutes! I breathed a huge sigh of relief when ours came back on around 7 in the morning. We use the “be-wreathed” door as the dark blue door on the left doesn’t open! It was sealed shut before I bought the house. One of these days I’m going to write a post about all the quirks of our old house!

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