Fronch Porch Festiveness

Be Merry.

Another batch of holiday decorations to share!  I’ve already posted pics of our light display, but I thought I’d show how it all looks during the daylight hours, too.

Front Porch

My twist on a holiday color scheme? Coral, mint, and cream. These are some of my favorite colors and a subtle nod to the iconic Christmas red, white, and green. The tart coral-orange of the front door is echoed in the rocker pillows and rug, while shades of mint show up in the wreath and the ceramic pots planted with glorious cream poinsettias.

Front Door Vignette

Farmhouse Wreath

The wreath has undergone a few changes since I first put it out….originally it was filled with little white pom-pom embellishments, but sadly, a five-day-long rain extravaganza kind of did those in.


Now, in addition to some strands of tiny rice lights, the wreath is sporting a festive banner made from paper stencil letters (from Home Depot), coated in mint-green glitter and strung on baker’s twine.

Boot Vignette

I really love cream-colored poinsettias. And red ones, and pink ones, and multi-colored ones….this year, I practiced some Herculean restraint and just went with the cream. Throw in a few white pansies, my standard porch lanterns, and my dad’s childhood show-riding boots, and we’ve got ourselves a nice, quirky little vignette.

Love them boots.

Love them boots.

More front porch

The twiggy window stars look adorable during the day, and strung with rice lights, look great at night, too!


The front planters get a dose of holiday color with the addition of cream poinsettias, white pansies, and white ornamental kale tucked in amongst the preexisting lavender and sage.

Front planters

And let’s finish this post off with another glimpse of how it all looks lit up at night….Cheers!

Gold and Silver Lights

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14 thoughts on “Fronch Porch Festiveness

  1. Charlotte Zweigoron December 10, 2012 at 4:58 pm Reply

    Very festive!! We are just getting ours finished. Nothing much has been done to this house and landscaping in 44 years (last three are our responsibility) so we just put some lights on the scraggly bushes out front and spotlights on the wreath at the ugly front door. At least once the sun goes down it looks cute enough to satisfy my need for Christmas cheer. Too many other projects need doing to worry about the sad looking front yard, I’m afraid. This is the only time of year it ever looks welcoming so that is one more Christmas blessing!!

  2. Jo December 10, 2012 at 5:04 pm Reply

    I love your porch. It’s so welcoming and so Christmas! Merry Christmas, HO HO HO!

  3. cindyricksgers December 10, 2012 at 6:26 pm Reply

    Beautiful! Some really wonderful ideas with an elegant yet homey look. Thank you!

  4. segmation December 10, 2012 at 7:31 pm Reply

    Love your ideas! Have you ever thought about The Stories Behind Holiday Colors?

  5. little poppits December 10, 2012 at 8:25 pm Reply

    soooo gorgeous! x ps still dying to see if you’ve decorated your lovely hen house! xxxxxxx

    • farmhouseK8 December 10, 2012 at 8:39 pm Reply

      I haven’t yet, but I’m getting there! Hahah–we actually moved the coop this weekend, so I was waiting until after that happened. Let Chicken Christmas begin!!!

  6. Christie December 10, 2012 at 11:51 pm Reply

    Every one of your posts makes me want to visit and/or move into your house for the holidays! So gorgeous. So very charming and homey.

    • farmhouseK8 December 11, 2012 at 12:24 am Reply

      Hahaha! Thank you–you’re so sweet! 🙂

  7. K @ Shift Ctrl ART December 11, 2012 at 12:38 am Reply

    i really really like your “be merry” banner. And for some reason I am really jealous that you live in number 38. Love that number… and with the stars next to it too 🙂 Awesome! Love the yellow boots too 😉

  8. Mary Lou December 11, 2012 at 1:41 am Reply

    What an awesome sight to behold! I love your ideas and want to thank you so much for sharing!! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    • farmhouseK8 December 11, 2012 at 2:24 am Reply

      Thanks, Mary Lou—right back at you!

  9. Prepared to Eat (@PreparedtoEat) December 12, 2012 at 5:36 pm Reply

    Very festive!

  10. Marianne@Songbird December 13, 2012 at 1:40 pm Reply

    wow you house looks so beautiful and inviting from the outside. I love all the lights. And those yellow boots are a hoot.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    • farmhouseK8 December 13, 2012 at 3:10 pm Reply

      Thanks, Marianne! Same to you and yours! 🙂

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