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Welcome to our Christmas Home!

Ho ho ho! And welcome to our home! Today I’m joining a group of my blogging friends for our Welcome Home tour where we’re sharing front porches, entries, or any old way to make guests  feel welcome. Since I’m sharing the inside of the house on Monday, today you get to see what our guests are greeted with as they walk up to our door.

Here on our front porch you’ll find several vintage items since I’m a vintage junkie. I clipped the branches from various trees and bushes from the yard and added some clippings I got for free at the Christmas tree lot when we bought our tree. Holly, nandina, and magnolia make up the bulk of the branches. There’s nothing like fresh greenery.

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Be sure to visit all of my pals and see the great ideas they’re sharing for welcoming guests. The links are at the bottom of the post.

I picked up a couple of rolls of the plaid ribbon at a discount store last week and added touches of it here and there. And those skates, well, there’s not much ice skating around here, but they look pretty at the holidays! I found them at a rummage sale.

The Adirondack chairs were made by my brother-in-law a few years ago and the pillows get changed out seasonally. It’s actually been warm enough recently to sit out here and have a beverage. 

I usually have the 3 stars hanging at Christmas and also during the summer. 

I’m laughing at my greenery in this shot. It looked much better before I rearranged it, I swear! I didn’t notice it until I downloaded my pictures. Just imagine it looking nice, okay?

The dairy crate was a craigs list find and the merry Christmas sap bucket came from an estate sale.

I love my red front door. If you look closely, you’ll notice that I have the storm door propped open so you can see the red door. I wish I could take off the storm door, but it’s great for insulation. Replacing it with a full glass door is on my to-do list so the pretty wood door can be seen.

FYI, the paint color is Benjamin Moore Raspberry Truffle.

Come on in to the entry!

Welcome to our 1964 entry with the original slate floor. It will never wear out and I really like it. 

Drop your bag and kick off your shoes while your here. 

You should know that I have a serious addiction to vintage anything, especially Christmas ornaments. It’s bad, and I probably need an intervention. But I love them so much! These are some of my favorite ones. They’re very old and fragile so I don’t put them on the tree for fear that they’ll fall off and break. I love the cracks in them. I propped them up on some vintage aluminum jello molds I found at the thrift shop and they’re standing proud!

For the past 18 years, give or take a couple, we’ve sent out photo cards of the girls at Christmas. This year I hung them on some bakers’ twine that I attached to the mirror. I added a few miniature vintage glass ornaments for a little pizazz. 

That’s the entry! It’s small but has just enough room for a dresser or table.

Stay tuned for a tour of other rooms of the house on Monday for our Home for the Holidays tour. And if you missed it yesterday, I shared a unique version of six geese a laying as part of a 12 days of Christmas tour. If you like Ryan Gosling, you want to see what I did. Go here for the scoop.

Here are the lovely and talented ladies on the Welcome Home tour. Drop by and say hi to all of them! And tell them I sent you!


All Things Heart and Home

Restoration Redoux

Sweet Pea


Girl in the Garage

Setting for Four

What Meegan Makes

Cedar Hill Farmhouse

Simply Fresh Vintage


Confession of a Serial DIYer

Shabby Art Boutique

Mrs. Hines’ Class 

Our Southern Home


White Lace Cottage

Artsy Chicks Rule

Fresh Idea Studio

Postcards From the Ridge

Petticoat Junktion


Beyond the Picket Fence

House on the Way

Lilacs and Longhorns


Unskinny Boppy


  1. Angie, your porch and entry are absolutely perfect…maybe because you seem to love all the things I love! The plaid is warm and welcoming…the rain boots with greenery!!! (and by the way, I LOVE your greenery in the fantastic galvanized bucket!!!) Your porch and entry definitely say Welcome…I can't wait to see the rest 🙂 xo

  2. Angie, I love it all! I need an olive bucket. I have also been keeping an eye out for ice skates. The ornaments on the tins are a fun display. Thanks for all the ideas.

    1. Thanks, Kathy! I found the ice skates last year. I have better luck finding Christmas things in the spring and summer when nobody wants them!

  3. Love your porch! I put a sled out with skates every year too,and I leave it out after Christmas for my winter porch decor.Love that olive bucket too!

    1. Thanks, Anne! I've used the sled before but this is the first year I've used the skates. I love the look! Now we just need some snow! And that olive bucket has been everywhere in my house as well as on the porch. It was a good investment, for sure.

  4. Your porch is awesome! so big! It makes me a little envious. I always decide not to decorate my porch for Christmas because of the snow and wind – it kind of ruins things. Then I see everybody's porches and think dang! I should have gotten out the sled…

    1. We don't get too much snow or wind here so I guess I don't have to worry about that. Go ahead and get that sled out! It'll make you smile every time you see it!

  5. Oh Angie! I feel like I am at home when I see your Christmas ideas. I love each and every detail. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. So pretty Angie!! I LOVE the vintage touch on the porch. And what a great idea with your girls Christmas card photos!

    1. Thanks, Nancy! I have vintage scattered everywhere around here! And I always love looking at the girls photos from Christmas past. Makes me sad and happy all at the same time!

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