Check out my Merry and Bright Christmas Porch

Vintage and collected items come together to create a Merry and Bright welcoming Christmas porch! 


Christmas porch

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Welcome to my Christmas porch! I'm excited to be joining the Christmas Porches Tour hosted by Amy of Atta Girl Says.


I'm sharing a lot of Christmas decor this week! Yesterday you might have seen my master bedroom, decorated for the holidays. And on Friday I'm sharing two more rooms (and trees) with you!


Even though we live in a climate that very rarely sees snow (or icy cold temperatures), it's still fun to create a merry welcome on the front porch! You can see last year's Christmas porch here and the year before here.

The one thing I can count on when I'm decorating my porch in late November is that it's going to be hot! My neighbors musta thought I was crazy because the day I set up my porch and took pictures, the temps were in the 80's with high humidity! The sweat was dripping off my forehead as I was trying to think of snowy slopes and chilly temps!

Christmas decorated porch and front door

I always like to start any room project with a clean slate...and a porch is sort of a room right? Anyhow, I took everything off and gave the porch a good sweeping. I also cleaned our rockers because they were looking a little dirty.

I purchased two garlands to hang around our door. I love how easy this is to do, and it makes such a nice statement! I used these 9-ft mixed natural garlands from Walmart. I don't think you can find a better price for a nice looking mixed garland with pine cones!

Our front door wreath is one I found at Goodwill a couple years ago. Last year I flocked it myself. You can visit my Instagram highlights to watch a video of me doing this project with a few small trees.

live Christmas tree in crock

I love buying a live Norfolk Island Pine tree for my porch every year. It just helps add to the Christmas feel and it does well under our covered porch. This year I added it to a vintage crock.

This white metal side table holds a greenery wreath that I made from a cheap garland. Decor Tip: Cut an inexpensive garland into thirds and made three smaller wreaths. Two are hanging in my kitchen windows, and I'll share that room soon! This is a great budget-friendly tip when you want several smaller wreaths to hang on cabinets or windows, or to use as centerpieces.


Christmas front porch rocker with plaid throw and pillow

The tobacco stick wood star was purchased from a craft fair when we lived in Tennessee. I was actually working at the fair with my own booth, and I used some of my earnings to purchase this star. Our home is a collection of items we've found, saved, repurposed or bought from all the states that we've lived in. You can read more about our journey here.

I also have a plain wreath hung from each window. I took down the red bows I added because it was just too much. These wreaths are nice and full and very affordable.

Thank you Walmart!

front porch decorated for the holidays

In fact, I think everything I purchased new for the porch this year came from Walmart! Those black lanterns and the flameless pillar candles inside them are also Walmart finds.

I purchased a new buffalo check welcome mat for Fall this year, and left it out because it works perfectly for Christmas as well!

wicker trunk filled with Christmas decor

If you follow me on Instagram, you might recall when I shared recently in my stories about finding this wicker trunk curbside. I was walking Millie and literally dragged her home so I could head back in my car to pick it up! 

The whole time I was worried someone else saw the potential and would grab it before me, LOL!

I think I might be the only curbside shopper on our street, which suits me just fine! 😍

new and vintage Christmas items on front porch

I opened up the trunk and filled it with a small flocked tree, an old metal Coleman lantern that I found for $3, and some vintage metal signage.

The fleece buffalo check throw was a gift from a friend. She added the Christmas design to it with her Cricut.

I couldn't resist purchasing the live rosemary trimmed into a cone that I spotted on a recent trip to Lowes. I love adding fresh rosemary to stews in the winter months!

tobacco wood star and pops of Christmas red on porch

Christmas greens on front porch

Some more greenery in a white wicker bowl adds to the festive feel.

white porch rocker with Christmas pillow

If you're looking for inexpensive porch pillows for Christmas, I highly recommend these pillow covers. I think a set of 4 was $10!!! I used ScotchGuard outdoor spray to waterproof them, and just zipped them around my outdoor cushions.

Last year I used a plastic tablecloth and made peppermint candy wrapped pillows.

As you can see there's nothing too precious on my front porch! The rockers are curbside and Craigslist finds, and everything is weathered...perfect for our extreme Texas heat and humidity!

welcome to our porch sign

Christmas cactus on Texas porch

That Christmas cactus was a gift from my sister-in-law at least 2 years ago! It's bloomed several times so I must be doing something right!

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Christmas porch decorated for the holidays


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  1. The wicker trunk is perfect on your Christmas porch! I love those Norfolk Island pine trees but I had to bring mine inside because we've had freezing temps for the past 2 nights!

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    1. Thank you Jane! We actually got quite cold a couple nights ago but it's warmed up now.

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  2. Fellow Texas here, and yes, this weather has been crazy! I was so glad we finally had a cold snap since the porch seemed crazy when it was 90 degrees! Also a big fan of Walmart and signed up for the year of local delivery. It's so handy! Love that you used so many curbside finds as well, looks great!

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  3. You found a perfect use for the wicker trunk that you recently found. I love how you decorated it for Christmas! Your entire porch looks so welcoming and it's wonderful that in Texas you can actually sit on your porch at Christmas time. I always enjoy seeing your decor!

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    1. Thank you Paula! Our winters here are usually very nice, but I do miss the snow!

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  4. We love the elegant yet rustic touches you added to make this porch somehow warm and snowy and the same time!

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  5. What a great porch! So festive, so stylish and full of charm!

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    1. Thank you Kim that's such a great compliment! Merry Christmas!!

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  6. Cindy, this is beautiful! The wicker basket with the cozy blanket is my favorite! Beautiful job!

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