Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas on the Porch

Now..........as you know, I went for a very neutral nature inspired color scheme inside my house.  However, that's not the case outside!  Outside, is an explosion of color using over sized ball ornaments, candy canes, lollipops, presents and ribbon.  I like for the outside of my house to make a statement during the holidays with a certain theme in mind.  My house will appeal to the child in all of us! 


Let's take a look, starting with the front door.



I tied a bunch of colorful ball ornaments to the front wreath.  I added some large glittery stars for whimsy.  The garland is shaped around the door like a little house.  I thought about changing it to a more traditional configuration, but then realized this design suited my theme better.  Ha!  Little Christmas trees flank each side of the door.  Presents line each side of the steps leading to the door.  All of these are lit up at night.


Lollipops sit on the stair landing.


Back up on the porch, I've tied ribbon around the pillows in the rocking chairs to look like presents.  Red ribbon wraps around the columns to look like candy canes.  Even the porch swing got a little Christmas cheer with garland and ribbon wrapped around the chains.


Extra large ball ornaments hang from ribbon on the front porch and  candy canes greet you at the bottom.


Extra large old fashioned Christmas bulbs light up the front yard.


Here, you can see the garland and wreaths on the other side of the house.  They are adorned with colorful ball ornaments as well.


Even my mailbox got a little bling for the holidays!


And here she is sitting on top of the hill all lit up at night! 

Merry Christmas!

~ Kelly ~

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35 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

It does look bright and cheery and even better in person.

Shelia said...

Hi Kelly ! Oh, your home looks wonderful! And I love the night shot - so beautiful!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marigene said...

I love it, with all the bright colors!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Kelly,
Your Home is just full of whimsy and fun. I just want to come and knock on your door this Christmas!!
Love the night photo, you home is beautiful...
Merry Christmas to you too!
All the Best,
Christine

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

FUN porch Kelly! There must be a lot of slow drivers going by LOL. Love the color and the whimsy!

Cindy said...

Charming!!! What a beautiful and fun porch all decked out for Christmas...just love it!

Andrea said...

Oh my gosh-I love it! I see the neutral, rustic Christmas decor, and love it, but then I see fun, bright decor and love it too. Guess I love it all! Your house is so pretty, also! I couldn't do any decor like that outside here as we get too much snow, and all our lights are buried =(

Cheri said...

One word...BEAUTIFUL

labbie1 said...

How pretty! I LOVE it! Love the bright, blingy colors too! Merry Christmas!

Linda Chapman said...

All so VERY merry!!!
My favorite is the last pic....Christmas card perfect!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kelly, this is so cheery and festive! I love all of the colors!! Your lights look fantastic! This is really pretty!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

How wonderful!! I love the color and it is gorgeous at night!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

That is the cutest porch ever! How fun is that? Makes you want to sit outside and drink hot chocolate with extra marshmallows!

Babs said...

Kelly, The front of your house is so cute!! Love the bright colors and fun candy "theme". I'll bet it gives everyone who sees it a smile. It did me. Now I'm thinking how boring and drab the front of my house is...I'm having one of those times of being like a kid in a candy store and loving everything I see. LOL
Merry Christmas!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Kelly the front of your house looks so pretty! I love the large ornaments you hung! The night shot is beautiful! Martina

Rose H (UK) said...

Oh Kelly! Your home looks so festive, I love how you've decorated it :o)

Olive Cooper said...

Wow Kelly it's off the chain and the night shot is great. Happy Christmas ♥ Olive

Buttercup Bliss said...

Kelly, your house is just too cute!! I love all the festive, cheerful colors. It does appeal to the child in all of us. My very favorite part is the extra large old fashioned lights. That is a hoot! Love it!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I definitely appeals to my inner child. I love all the cheerful colors.

Shelia said...

Kelly! Oh, I didn't know about the spray snow! Thank you for telling me and I'll have to go and get some.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Your home is just beautiful, Kelly. And, you are so right... it does delight the child's heart hiding inside this old woman's body. ;) Very nice. blessings ~ tanna

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Kelly,
Your house is so beautiful and whimsical. To me, that's just the magical part of Christmas. Love it!

Cottage and Broome said...

Love the house all lit up, it looks wonderful, Laura

Pondside said...

That must make every passerby smile at the happy sight!

Pattie said...

I wish I had a large porch.. It's beautiful....

Toni said...

Very pretty, looks like a childs wonderland.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh Kelly you really out-did yourself. I love every single thing! Thanks for including the picture at night. I think that's when all the decorations really come to life. Hope your week is going great!

rachel@Acts of Life said...

Looks so fun Kelly...I love all the pops of color and the big ornaments hanging from the porch roof.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Oh Kelly, this is wonderful!!! Love all the merry and bright decor fun, great job!!

At The Picket Fence said...

When can we come over? My kiddos would never want to leave your home Kelly...and neither would I! :-) This is so fantastic and fun and just exudes Christmas cheer. I love the last pic with it all lit up and everything is just wonderful! Thank you so much for linking it up to the Doors and Porches Party!
Vanessa

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful, Kelly! I think my favorite part is the extra large ornaments you have hanging up by the porch.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Looks like we were both thinking BRIGHT for our outdor decor this year...love your hanging ornaments!

Blessings,
Linda

All That Glitters said...

So cute!!! I just love the whimsy look!

Michele Smith said...

Sooo fun and whimsical. I love the pillows with the ribbon!

Christine Pendola said...

Hello, I love your Christmas decor!
Where did you get the ornaments that you have hanging on the porch? Did you use fishing line? I'd love to know where you got them.
Thank you so much!
Christy