Christmas Front Porch

Posted by on Dec 1, 2013 in Christmas, front porch | 30 comments

December is REALLY here.

I’m not sure how it happened?!

My girls started counting down the days to THE BIG DAY this morning.

They needed no reminding…I walked up the stairs…and there was the first ornament hanging on day 1.

24 days to go.

24 days to finish my Christmas shopping…to have hot chocolate parties…to host Christmas parties…to go caroling…to make special gifts for grandparents.

24 days to create memories and traditions that my children will treasure…and one day pass on to their children.

But, for now…welcome to my Christmas front porch.

Christmas Front Porch @ DaisyMaeBelle

Christmas Front Porch @ DaisyMaeBelle

Wish you could sit here for a bit…

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…and we could share our favorite holiday traditions…

Natural Christmas Decorations @ DaisyMaeBelle

…and our best crock pot recipes…

Christmas Front Porch @ DaisyMaeBelle

…and our most treasured Christmas memories.

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We could just take a break from all of the crazy running around…

Christmas Front Porch @ DaisyMaeBelle

…and sip some hot chocolate…

Christmas Front Porch @ DaisyMaeBelle

…and laugh at our crazy calendars…

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…and remind each other to savor every minute of this amazing Christmas season.

Christmas Front Porch @ DaisyMaeBelle

Because as crazy as it all is,

it really is the MOST WONDERFUL time of the year!

 I can’t wait to share more of my home with you!

Life to the full!


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  1. very pretty..looks like you were having a sunny December day too!

  2. BEAUTIFUL Melissa…can’t wait to see more!! Love the burlap ribbon with the holly!

  3. Beautiful!!

  4. Gorgeous, gorgeous, love all your wonderful decorations. You have great ones. Did you buy your cedar fence garland? Our Sam’s club had 30ft. (i think) of fresh cedar garland for $10. and like a fool I didn’t get it. Too early for here but then maybe not. Wish I’d gone back to get it last night when I took some things back. Have you had your wonderful decorations for while or some of them new? Love it all but think the wood reindeer with metal antler are my favorites.
    Wish Hubs could make some for me but our weather is going to drastically change by Wed. down in 20’s for highs during the day for rest of week and snow. If he doesn’t get busy in next two days no reindeer or tree for him to make.
    Saw a tree on a blog, made out of pallet wood but hubs would put holes in tree so we could put lights in it and I’ll stencil big snow flakes on it. I have some really big snow flake stencils among others. I’ll be glad if hubs will get that cut out for me. No garage or basement for him to work in. Happy days Your porch looks wonderful

  5. Oh your porch is so pretty!! Looks like a page from Southern Living.

  6. wow, love that amazing red lantern!!!

  7. Beautiful ! Love all the greenery !

  8. Your porch is lovely Melissa. Thank you for sharing. Christmas blessings to you and your family. Hugs, Patti

  9. LOVE your front porch! Just gorgeous. All the fresh greenery, those cute reindeer and I am in love with your huge red lantern!
    Merry Christmas!

  10. Melissa your front porch is gorgeous. Everything is perfect, love the large bells on the swags!! Great job!!!


  11. Melissa,
    It looks so beautiful and I loved taking a break from my craziness and looking at all your pretty fresh garlands and swags and wreaths. BEAUTIFUL!!!! Happy Holidays, Lisa

  12. I love that holly berry burlap ribbon! Where did you get it?!

    • Thanks! I got the ribbon at a store here in Murfreesboro that closed last year! I wish I could find more!

    • hido you have pattern for the 2 cute reindeers and measurement i would love to buy the pattern love your porch. thanks denise.

  13. Oh wow, your porch is stunning. I love the garland around your lamps and the lantern is huge and fabulous. Beautifully done. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  14. LOVE your style!

  15. Beautiful! I HAVE to know where you got the two reindeer!

  16. Those swags are so incredible!! What a fabulous porch to greet your Christmas guests Melissa- love it!

  17. Where did you get the wooden deer in the above picture (from Dec 2013) Everything looks great!

  18. I love your porch. Did you purchase those deer or make them?

  19. I love your porch, did you purchase or make the reindeer?

  20. Where did you get the lantern?

    • Where did you get red lantern?

  21. Love all your decorations! Did you make the reindeer? I’d love to buy some for my front porch. Can you please let me know where you got them?

  22. Where did you get the reindeer at? Or did you buy them? Either way please let me know.

    • I got them several years back at a local drug store. So sorry I can’t be of more help!

      • I have a reindeer like those that I bought at They are unavailable now though :-).

  23. Absolutely stunning porch….. Adore the reindeer X

  24. I would like to make a pair of your wood reindeer. Could I buy a pattern for it? Would be happy to pay you for your trouble and shipping.
    Sincerely Merilee


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