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Christmas Porch Decor with Dad’s Little Red Wagon and Vintage Plaid Accents

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Discover festive and fun Christmas porch decorating ideas in this fun porch tour.

radio flyer red wagon with Christmas presents and plaid blankets

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Christmas Porch Decor Ideas

Decorating your porch or deck for Christmas is always so much fun. It’s a nice way to welcome your guests and make your outdoor spaces more festive. Today I’m joining several other home bloggers to give you ideas for your Christmas porch and outdoor spaces.  

christmas porch decor ideas

It’s all part of this year’s annual Christmas Porches Tour hosted by my friend Amy at AttaGirlSays. She always has the most amazing Christmas porch so be sure to visit her if you haven’t already. All of the porches are at the bottom of the post.

red wagon with plaid blankets and mantel with red thermoses and wreath

I usually feature our Christmas front porch, but this year I’ve decorated our covered deck. The same decorations and ideas could be used on a porch or patio. I just wanted to do something a little different this year. 

Here’s what I used to create a festive scene on the deck.

1. Red Wagon

plaid blankets in radio flyer red wagon and packages with red ribbon

My Radio Flyer red wagon is one of my most cherished possessions, especially this year. It was my dad’s when he was a little boy in the 1940’s. We lost him in March of this year so I definitely wanted to include his wagon in my decor again this year. 

Dad used to tell stories of his dad, uncles, and grandfather pulling him around in this wagon and it sounded like he had so much fun. My great uncle refurbished it several years ago and I’ve had it for a while now. FYI, I also created some personalized Christmas gifts involving some of Dad’s quotes in this post: DIY Personalized Christmas Gifts

2. Vintage Fishing Creel

vintage wicker fishing creel and merry christmas banner

Dad also loved to fish so I thought it would be fun to add this old fishing creel that I found a few years ago. He didn’t actually do any fly fishing but instead fished from a boat. 

But the idea is the same. I like the texture and charisma that the basket adds to the scene. 

3. Vintage Plaid Throw Blankets

package with kraft paper and red ribbon sitting in front of red wagon

I might have a slight obsession with throw blankets and can’t resist a pretty vintage plaid blanket when I see one. I love the colors of these beauties, especially at Christmas. 

And if we’re sitting out here on a chilly day we can grab one to stay warm. (Find new ones here:
Plaid Throw Blankets and vintage ones here: Vintage Plaid Throw Blankets)

4. Vintage Thermoses

vintage red thermoses on a mantel

My collection of vintage thermoses has been accumulating for several years and my mom gave me some of hers a couple of years ago. I think the colors and patterns add even more festivity to the deck. 

I can just imagine filling one with hot coffee or cocoa on a cold night and watching a Christmas parade. Can’t you? (Find similar ones here: Vintage Red Thermoses, Wooden Toolbox, Ceramic Birds)

5. Fun Christmas Banner

felt merry Christmas banner on rustic mantel

I bought this fun plaid Merry Christmas banner a few years ago and it’s perfect out here with all the other rustic, plaid holiday accents I’ve used. (similar one found here Plaid Merry Christmas Banner)

6. Christmas Wreath

hand-made Christmas wreath on decorations on a rustic outdoor mantel

My mom, sister, and I try to get together each year and make wreaths. We made some last week using grapevine wreaths as a base and adding clippings of various evergreens from our yards. 

6. Wrapped (empty) boxes with red ribbon

Christmas decor on a covered deck including a red wagon, plaid blankets, and vintage thermoses

One of my favorite simple things to use for decor during the holidays is wrapped boxes. These are all empty and I use them every year. 

They’re simply wrapped with brown kraft paper and tied with red satin ribbon. Easy, lightweight, and budget-friendly! And the kitties approve, lol. 

kitty in chair on deck with holiday decor

I hope you’ve enjoyed the little tour of our Christmas deck and have gotten a few ideas for your own Christmas porch decor. You can see my previous years’ porch decor and tours here:

Now it’s time to visit all the other stops on the Christmas porch tour. Here’s a glimpse at them and you can scroll to the bottom for the links to see them up close. 

Be sure to visit all the participating bloggers for festive decorating inspiration for your porches and sunrooms.

Atta Girl Says // Southern Home and Hospitality // DIY Beautify // Sand Dollar Lane //
Postcards from the Ridge

Sweet Pea // Worthing Court // Our Crafty Mom // Major Hoff Takes a Wife // 2 Bees in a Pod

Thanks for visiting. Let me know what your favorite ideas for your Christmas front porch are!

deck with christmas decorations


  1. I love seeing this new space in your home. The covered deck really is a tribute to your dad. I know you must miss him terribly, but I hope this lovely space connects you to good memories of him. He left quite a legacy. Thanks for sharing some of his stories with us through the years.

    1. Thanks, Amy! We definitely miss Dad, but have so many great memories that we cherish. Thanks so much for hosting this fun tour every year.

  2. Angie, this is my favorite of your Christmas porches! I love that you included special pieces that remind you of your dad. That red wagon is a treasure!

  3. OMG Angie – you have done it again! We absolutely love this space and your beautiful Christmas decor! You have the perfect way of displaying sentimental and vintage decor in a wonderful way. We especially love your dad's red wagon…and the memories that it holds for you. Merry Christmas, friend!

    1. Thank you! I had fun decorating the deck. And Dad's wagon is one of my most cherished possessions. It's fun to decorate it for Christmas.

  4. I love how you decorated your deck for Christmas. I so much enjoyed every single picture that you shared.

    1. Thanks, Paula! I had fun decorating the deck for the holidays and am looking forward to enjoying some time out here!

  5. Your porch is so festive Angie! I love all your vintage treasures, and including that red wagon is so precious! Your homemade wreath is so pretty!

    1. Thanks, Cindy! I love using my vintage items, especially at the holidays! We always enjoy making wreaths.

  6. Really cute, Angie! Love how you used all the sentimental pieces and ideas about your Dad. So sorry for your loss. It's a different Christmas when you've lost a parent:(

    1. Thanks, Lora. I wanted to honor Dad by using his wagon and adding a few things that he would have enjoyed. Yes, as you know, the holidays just aren't the same when you've lost someone you love. Hugs to you!

  7. What a great tribute to your dad and that wagon is a treasure for sure! And the vintage thermos collection for a cozy Christmas porch is so cute!! Merry Christmas Angie!

    1. Thank you! Yes, the wagon is something of his that I'm so glad to have. And the thermoses add such a fun element. Merry Christmas to you too!

  8. You have a such a wonderful collection of vintage finds! I love how you've displayed it on your front porch. Don't be surprised if that wagon goes missing one day. Just sayin'…

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