My Vintage Christmas Porch

Vintage Sled Christmas Porch - love all the unexpected touches!

When I was a kid, there was a house in the neighborhood we nicknamed “The Too Much House.”

It was covered in lights, vintage blow molds covered the lawn, and people came from miles around to view this spectacle.

While it may have been too much, it did make everyone happy (although I’m sure when the owner got the electric bill, he wasn’t thrilled)!

Bonus – I’m part of a fun 12 Days of Holiday Homes tour hosted by 11 Magnolia Lane and Evolution of Style. You can see all the homes at the bottom of this post and joining me today are the amazing Style House Interiors (and her showstopper tree) and The Creativity Exchange (and her bling filled home)!

You’ve seen inside my house – if not, don’t miss my Christmas Home Tour. Now it’s time to step outside.

I don’t go crazy outside but do try to liven up my porch to welcome jolly old St. Nick.

Beautiful Christmas porch - love the lush garland and red lantern wreath and all the cute vintage touches like the pair of old sleds

Lynch Creek Farm let me choose a wreath and garland and I love that my wreath comes complete with a festive red lantern that lights up!

The premium garland is super lush and I love the mix of different types of greens – perfect for framing the front door.

Best part – my girls have teamed up with Lynch Creek Farm to raise money for The Seeing Eye – an organization that trains seeing eye dogs for the blind. If you order a gorgeous wreath, garland or tabletop tree, 20% goes to this worthwhile cause – it’s a win/win (they make the perfect gift too – my girls sent one to their grand mom)!

Red lantern Christmas wreath on this beautiful front door

Cute little red lantern on a Christmas wreath

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Oh deer, don’t you love this deer doormat!

Deer doormat

Vintage Christmas porch - love the old container planter and sled

I’m lucky to be alive after hurtling down massive hills on this sled when I was a kid!

Vintage wood sled with wreath on this welcoming Christmas porch

Vintage sled with wreath on this welcoming front porch

Christmas Porch - fill a planter with fresh garland

A galvanized pot of rosemary that I planted in the summer is still going strong.

Love this Christmas porch - the pair of vintage sleds and the old ice skates

Tie an old pair of ice skates to a planter on this Christmas porch Thick and lush garland surrounds the front door of this beautiful Christmas porch

This bundle of greens came just like this so I picked up two and stuck them into urns – couldn’t be easier.

Christmas porch with fresh greens in an antique urn

Tip: cut apart fresh garland and stick individual pieces into planters – I found these at HomeGoods – letting longer pieces hang over the edges and shorter, sturdier pieces stand upright in the middle.

One garland from Trader Joe’s (only $6.50)  filled two of my large planters!

Love this Christmas front porch with planters filled with fresh greens

Sushi wants everyone to know she helped …

and by helped she means she chewed on the garland while I tried wrestling it from her.

How cute is this Boston Terrier wearing a Christmas sweater!

Beautiful Christmas porch with vintage sleds and lush fresh greens

Don’t just stand around freezing your buns off … come inside and take my Christmas Home Tour here.

Merry Christmas Home Tour

P.S. Have you heard about the legend of St. Nicholas? Read all about it HERE and start a fun tradition with your family.

See more Christmas fun from these talented ladies with more to come all week long  …

12 Days of Christmas

Friday, December 2 – Evolution of Style / Dixie Delights

Saturday December 3 – 11 Magnolia Lane / Domestic Charm

Sunday December 4 – 11 Magnolia Lane / The Tale of an Ugly House

Monday December 5 – Kelly Elko / Stylehouse Interiors / The Creativity Exchange

Tuesday December 6 – Cassie Bustamante / This is Our Bliss

Wednesday December 7 – Southern State of Mind / The Suburban B’s

Thursday December 8 – The Pink Clutch / This Is Happiness / Life & Home at 2102

Friday December 9 – Simple Details / Thrifty Decor Chick

Saturday December 10 – Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss / Rough Luxe Lifestyle / Driven by Decor

Sunday December 11 – Home by Heidi / Housepitality Designs

 Monday December 12 – Shine Your Light /Sunny Side Up / The Heathered Nest

Tuesday 12/13 – HOLIDAY HOME LINK UP

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  1. I adore the 2 sleighs flanking your front door Kelly! As always, your home is just an inspiration in and out of Christmas! heading over to your home tour now!

  2. Love your porch ! The natural greenery adds a very nostalgic and homey touch! It’s beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Ok Kelly, your porch is SO festive and beautiful! What a fun treat to get to see it. I grew up using the exact type sled and I am amazed myself that I lived through it as well! I remember getting hit in the head by one! They are just perfect on your porch. How perfect is that Lynch Creek Farm wreath for you?! All so amazing and your Sushi is adorable and I’m sure, a great helper. Merry Christmas Kelly! 😉

  4. Gorgeous Kelly! And I’m in love with your front door – decorated or not – it’s stunning! Love how festive your porch is, makes me want to give mine some more fluffing. Thanks so much for joining in on the tour this year!

  5. Love the decor looks so inviting! I can imagine the nice smell of the real garland. Sushi looks like such a sweetie in that cute sweater. My cat did the same thing while I was hanging my faux garland inside. Little rascal just wouldn’t let it go! Happy Holidays!

  6. How I always love your porch in every season, especially at Christmas….how great that you still have your childhood sled and you are alive to tell about it! The wreath is gorgeous and the garland is wonderfully thick and luscious!…It must smell so wonderful as you approach your porch! Beautiful, beautiful porch Kelly…Merry Christmas to you and your family!….and love Sushi’s outfit…always a trend setter!

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