Welcoming Christmas…My Holiday Front Porch

My house reminds me of one that might be tucked away in the woods.

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Like the one Snow White happened upon, except mine isn’t in the woods, it is in L.A.

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Location can’t stop me from bringing the woods inside, especially now at Christmas.  This time of year I get to even have live trees inside and I love it!

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My Woodland Christmas starts at the front porch…

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There are pinecones (I have a thing for pinecones); branches; berries, apples, kale, magnolia buds (albeit spray painted gold) and evergreens.

I arranged the basket for my door from clippings from the yard, even the kale, and ‘specimens’ from my extensive pinecone collection.

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I kid you not, I have 2 hefty bags full of them and still I crave more!  Odd as it is, it is a harmless obsession.

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The skates are mine.  I got them for Christmas many moons ago.  They served me well all through Jr. High as we went to “the rink” every Friday night.  My BBF and I made many sets of pompoms to coordinate with our sweaters. These green ones are the only set that remains.  So glad I ended up with the green ones.

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I picked up this plaid stadium blanket at an estate sale last month.  It reminds me of one we had when I was little.  It was also a ‘Pringle of Inverness’ and I just liked the way that sounded…Pringle of Inverness. Makes you think of a big stone castle on a moor doesn’t it? Me too.

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Ok, back to the woods…or actually my garden.  Here is a white kale close up. Reminiscent of a rose isn’t it?  Love these…and you can eat them too!

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I haven’t shown you what I did with the fountain. Well, I moved and drained it.  More on that in a spring time post.  I love the way it looks with the succulents in general and especially now that it is dressed up for Christmas.

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What do you think?

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So this is the way My Soulful Home is looking this Christmas.  Oh, this was a happy accident, look carefully in to the red ball in the next photo.

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Can you see it? No, not me! The last of the yellow ginkgo leaves on my tree are reflected in the ball.  Nature is reflected all around!

Hope you enjoyed my holiday front porch tour.  We’ll go inside next week, ok?

Speaking of going inside, there are so many wonderful Christmas decorations, ideas and more on this tour so please do treat yourself to the following posts…

Merry Merry!

** Kelly **

Monday DEC 2nd
FIRST HOME LOVE LIFE
DIO HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Tuesday DEC 3rd
AT HOME WITH THE BARKERS
RESTORING OUR 1890 VICTORIAN

Wednesday DEC 4th
FRESH IDEA STUDIO
THE GOLDEN SYCAMORE
HOUSE ON THE WAY

Thursday DEC 5th
CURB ALERT
PETTICOAT JUNKTION

Friday DEC 6th
ARTSY CHICKS RULE
RAPPSODY IN ROOMS

Saturday DEC 7th
SIMPLY FRESH VINTAGE
COUNTRY DESIGN STYLE

Sunday DEC 8th
MRS HINES CLASS
SNAZZY LITTLE THINGS

Monday DEC 9th
JUST PAINT IT
THE RUSTIC PIG
JUST A GIRL AND HER BLOG

Tuesday DEC 10th
OUR SOUTHERN HOME
VIRGINIA SWEET PEA
MEEGAN MAKES

Wednesday DEC 11th
SOPHIAS DECOR
A LITTLE CLAIREIFICATION
GIRL IN THE GARAGE

Thursday DEC 12th
MOMMY IS COOCOO
LITTLE MISS CELEBRATION
INSPIRATION FOR MOMS

Friday DEC 13th
MY SOULFUL HOME
CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL DIYer
LILACS AND LONGHORNS

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  1. WOW, love that blanket, great find! The skates also make adorable holiday decor. It is all so pretty. ~Sonya

  2. Hi Kelly! Oh my, everything is so beautiful and I truly love the reflection in the red ball in the last photo, not to mention how lovely your fountain looks! Pringle of Inverness DOES sound like a castle! How wonderful that you have your ice skates and the pompoms (I have a thing for pompoms!) Just gorgeous and thanks for sharing your beautiful holiday space with us! Pinning and sharing – have a happy Friday and weekend full of merry! :)

  3. Your holiday front porch is perfect! I love the pom poms on the ice skates! You haven’t missed a detail. Happy Holidays!

  4. Kelly! Your porch is beautiful, I love it all. The skates with the pompom so cute, I hear you on your obsession with pine cones I have a big bag of them too! The kale is gorgeous (I eat it too!) I love how you really brought nature into your design. And that fountain is gorgeous!!!! You have done a beautiful job :)

  5. GERI CLIFFORD says:

    IT IS A “MAGICAL” HOUSE-PERFECT FOR A WOODLAND CHRISTMAS!

    WISH I COULD BE “THE ELF ON THE SHELF”!!!!

  6. So beautiful, Kelly! Just love all of your natural touches. Love the skates, the pom poms, the pine cones, the plaid throw — so inviting! Great job!

  7. Kelly, YOur front porch is so inviting. I love the ice skates and the red bulbs in the fountain/birdbath!!! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

  8. So beautiful Snow White! Fair maiden you are, sweet Kelly, and your front porch is delightful!
    I completely appreciate your pine cone “thing”! Your kale is too pretty to eat my friend and I’m loving the succulents and stones in your relocated fountain.
    Cheers to you and yours!

  9. Your front entry is lovely!!! I love all the natural greens, pinecones, etc. And the red ornaments in the fountain are perfect for a festive flair! SO WELCOMING!!!!
    Mary Alice

  10. Love your woodlands home! I love pine cones too…and your succulents are beautiful!! I love how you decorated them all up for the holidays!! ;)
    Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful decor with us!!

    Nancy

  11. Beautiful!!! Well done, Kelly!! :)

  12. Kelly, your front porch is like a fairy tale. I’m so enchanted! Really by everything, but my favorite is your ice skates. How wonderful is still have them. Thank you for sharing your home with us. Pinning and sharing too! ~Jeanette

  13. I have a thing for pine cones, too! When I first met my husband he thought it was funny, but now he will stop the car when I see some that I want to gather. I love that you have your junior high skates and also the pom-poms! Skates are a perfect decorating touch to use for winter decor. Thanks so much for sharing your home with us this Christmas.

    • Oh I am glad I am not alone! Sometimes when I walk Emmett I can barely hold his leash for all the stuff I am gathering!! You stop for acorns too? I do!

  14. How beautiful! I love all of your pinecones, and those ice skates are awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  15. Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says:

    Beautiful! Your entryway is gorgeous, I can’t wait to see the inside! XO

  16. It looks gorgeous Kelly! Beautiful job!

  17. Kelly, I am thrilled you shared your front porch and entryway. It is as lovely as I thought it would be.
    You have such a way with putting things together. I love the ice skates from your youth, the thrifted blanket and the red ornaments in the fountain.
    Thanks so much for sharing on the tour.
    It has been SO much fun and so inspiring.
    xoxoxoxo

  18. Your front is simply wonderful…you added the right touches to everything.. I love how you decorated it

  19. You really captured the Woodlands Theme, Kelly. I love all of the natural elements. I think my favorite thing is the apples and pinecones.

  20. I must say you have the most beautiful and tasteful Christmas-themed porch I have ever come across in my life. Beautiful and very welcoming indeed! Happy holidays to you and your family Kelly! Have a lovely weekend x

  21. Kelly I never in a million years would’ve guessed that your home is in L.A. – It really does look like it’s nestled in between some wintery snowcapped mountains somewhere. Your porch is so cozy and welcoming!

    • Thanks Jen! Mine is a very old section of LA. Lots of east coast style older homes. I get the look with out the snow! Merry Christmas to you & yours!

  22. Your porch is just so inviting with the Christmas decor. That stadium blanket was an amazing find! I have always been taken by doorways with vines growing around them…..just magical! Merry Christmas! ~Christy

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