Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Christmas plaids on the front porch

Welcome to my front porch.  Can you  believe that it only took me two hours to get this done.  It probably took so long since it was 20 degrees out when I decided to tackle the porch.  What can I say, call me crazy but I only have Sundays to work outside and of course it had to be cold.
I love plaids so I thought that I would continue with the woodland theme for the front porch as I did in the sitting room.  I love this pillow that I got at Home Goods.   I wish they had more than one.


I also got these pillow there (at least they had more than one).



I always have a hard time decorating around my front door.  No one can see it from the street since you enter the porch from the side and of course it is difficult to take good pictures as the railing is in my way.



So here is what you see when you walk up to the porch.

I  thought I would try and get some night time pictures with the lanterns and some candle light.




Linking with

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118 comments :

  1. Love your porch decor! I'm crazy for plaid and this looks so warm and cozy!! Makes me wish I had a porch to decorate!

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  2. Oh my goodness, I absolutely love your porch. You've done a phenomenal job! So festive, well done! ~Liz :)

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  3. Your Christmas front porch is beautiful...Love every single detail!

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  4. I love to see Christmas trees on front porches. It looks so festive. I love your porch all decked out for the BIG day. Deb

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  5. The cold didn't hold you back! Your porch looks wonderful! The colours, the décor and the touches of plaid are terrific!

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    1. Thank you, I might have gotten a little bit of frost bite on my fingers :)

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  6. I love your front porch decorated for Christmas. It's so cheery and I love the plaids.

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  7. Wow! This is gorgeous. Can you come to my house in Iowa? LOL! I love the plaid theme and all the little details you have put into this. I am jealous! I need to get busy.

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    1. I would love to go on a road trip however I don't think that my husband could do without me. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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  8. Beautiful! I love the pillows!
    Jennelise

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  9. It is gorgeous Jody! Love the pillows and I'm over the moon for all of the plaid! Looks lovely lit up at night too. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  10. Looks wonderful and inviting. I especially like the vintage cooler and thermos.

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    1. Thank you. The picnic basket has been in my family since I can remember. Have a fabulous day!

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  11. I love it, very beautiful!! Found you linked up at French Country Cottage!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  12. Gorgeous, gorgeous! It just doesn't get any better than this. Your porch is beautiful Have a great weekend! Maria

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    1. Thank you so much and you have a great weekend also!!

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  13. I adore your plaids on the porch! It must put a smile on your face every time you walk through the door.

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    1. Thank you. I like to think that plaid is my favorite color. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  14. Very pretty front porch! I love, love, love plaids at Christmas! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

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  15. Lovely front porch....so cozy...love the mason jar lighting!

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  16. All of your pretty tartan caught my eye. Lovely! Visiting from The French Country Cottage.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

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  17. Love your decor Jody! Love totally tartan motive on everything and your pillows are so pretty!

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  18. Oh your front porch is so pretty! I need some candles and a plaid throw. ;)
    Thanks so much for sharing this post at Show Me Saturday! Pinning!
    ~ Ashley

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  19. So pretty! I love those berry wreath pillows! So nice to meet you through Say G'day Saturday, and pinning to my Seasonal Decor board...

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  20. So gorgeous and classic!! I love everything about your front porch! Thanks for sharing at Your Turn To Shine! -Amy

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  21. It is so homey and welcoming! So pretty!...Christine

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  22. Lovely porch. The plaid is perfect with the pillows and black lanterns.

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  23. Your porch is beautiful! The lanterns and pillows are my absolute favorite!
    Great job!
    Shelia @ House of Highlands

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  24. Jody,
    20 degrees??? Br~r~r. . .
    Glad you braved the cold, because this front porch is amazingly decorated for Christmas!!!
    Thank you for sharing!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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    1. Thank you. That was the day I planned to do it and of course it turned out to be the coldest day. Have a great day!

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  25. beautiful porch! Love all those wonderful plaid accents!

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  26. When l saw the word plaid... .had to stop, look and comment
    Very pretty.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

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  27. so inviting! i love that spot with the bench and the blanket.
    b

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  28. I LOVE the pillows and lanterns, but the plaid throw on the chair is gorgeous. I'd love to find one like it!!

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    1. Thank you. That blanket is my favorite. Have a great day!

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  29. Everything you do has such a warm and cozy touch to it, Jody. I always enjoying seeing what you are posting. You have such a talent for putting the right things together. And I LOVE that pillow!

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    1. Thank you so much! I wish that they had more than one pillow as it is my favorite. Have a wonderful day!!

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  30. Love it! The picnic basket makes a perfect side table. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  31. Love the sleigh with the hanging skates. Thank you for sharing and linking up to Scraptastic Saturdays. This post has been shared via Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Have a wonderful week.

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  32. Your porch is adorable! If this is just the porch, I can only imagine what the rest of the house looks like.

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    1. Thank you. You can see my Christmas home tour at http://southernseazons.blogspot.com/2014/12/christmas-home-tour-2014.html if you would like to see the rest of the house. Have a wonderful week!

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  33. I just LOVE your porch and how you have decorated it! I had a great front porch at the old house but not here:( I also LOVE plaid, and birdhouses!! Great job!!!

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  34. Hi there, Jody! I applaud you for getting out there in that sub-freezing weather to set up such a terrific Christmas porch display. It really looks great! Have a Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you. Sunday is my only day off so I just had to do it. Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

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  35. Your porch looks very welcoming. I especially like the plaids and tartans in the blanket, scarf and picnic accessories. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. What an inviting porch, I absolutely love tartans! I'm a new follower!
    Karee

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    1. Thank you so much. Have a great week!

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  37. Oh I love this- every detail! The plaid, lanterns and lighting add such nice coziness- makes you want to sit out there with hot chocolate wrapped up to enjoy it!

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    1. Thank you. I myself loved the way it looked when I added the candlelight. Have a wonderful week!

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  38. What a lovely front porch, Jody! Just makes me want to sit down and have a cup of something! Love the plaid.

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    1. Thank you. Plaids are my favorite. I guess that's why I used so much of them this year. Have a great week!

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  39. So pretty! I love the plaid/tartan theme :)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful week!

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  40. I'm just in love with your gorgeous front porch! I love it so much I've chosen it as my feature pick at Your Turn To Shine this Thursday. Thank you for linking up with us. I love seeing your posts each week, Jody!! -Amy

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    1. Thank you so much for the feature and the compliment. I also want to thank you for hosting the party. See you on Thursday. Have a great week!

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  41. Your porch is gorgeous and I love the cozy plaids! Thanks so much for sharing @Creating Christmas Thrifty Christmas! Blessings, Cecilia

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    1. Thank you. Most of the stuff on the porch is from thrift stores, antiques stores and my mother. Have a wonderful day!

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  42. I am a lover of plaid and your porch is lovely!! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

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  43. What a lovely front porch--stopped by from your post on Met. Monday.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

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  44. Jody I will feature this tomorrow at HSH! It was beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much for the feature! I will see you tomorrow. Have a great day!

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  45. Oh Jody, this is so cute!! It is so warm and welcoming, happy and Christmasy!!! I just love it! I bet you will have people you don't even know stopping by!!
    Jenna

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!!

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  46. So pretty. Makes me wish it was warm enough here to actually use my sun porch. I have one lonely tree out there now, but making a space like this would be so much fun. You did an amazing job.

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    1. Thank you. I wish that I had a sun porch again. We used to have one about 5 houses ago that we put electric baseboard heating in. We have a covered deck on this house that is much bigger than the front porch but it is way to cold here in the winter to use it and of course the snow blows in there.

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  47. Oh my goodness, 92 comments already! Well, count mine too, please. I saw your link at Tweak It Tuesday at Brenda's Cozy Little House and since I adore plaids, I clicked instantly. Too bad people can't really hang out on your porch during the winter, it's sooo gorgeous, LOL! Unless that 20 degree F day was a fluke? Is it really 70 and sunny where you live now? Regardless, you've certainly captured the essence of the holidays in those wonderful plaids, as far as I'm concerned. There is just nothing that says "Christmas" to me like plaids, as my several pairs of flannel PJs can attest. Happy Holidays and thanks for the wonderful porch design!

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    1. I wish that it was 70 degrees here. Past few days have been in the high 40's and low 50's. I just checked the weather and we are going to get temps in the 60's and 50's for the rest of the week but of course Sunday will only be in the 30's with a 90% chance of snow. At least I don't have any outdoor Devore I need to do. Thanks for stopping by.

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  48. Beautiful! I love the way you decorated your porch for the holidays.

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  49. What a beautiful job you did with your porch! I love the plaid, the skates and lanterns, all so well done! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded. I'm featuring your porch this week!

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    1. Thank you so much for the feature. I will be sure to link up my new posts. Have a great day!

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  50. That is dedication! I hate going outside in the cold. Your porch is adorable and so festive! I love the new pillows and the cozy seating area. Thank you for sharing it and your pretty entry decor at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a merry Christmas season!

    Blessings, Deborah

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    1. Thank you and a Merry Christmas to you also!

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  51. Good Morning Jody, Wow, you must have drank a whole pot of coffee to get this done in 2 hours . . . amazing!
    It is absolutely beautiful. You must not have the winds that we have here. It was only a couple of weeks ago that I was chasing my glider cushions across the yarn, LOL. I love your plaid inspired design, it is so warm, cozy and welcoming :)
    Merry Christmas!
    Connie xx

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    1. Thank you. It would have taken me less time to decorate if it was warmer. I had to keep going in because my hands were freezing. My porch only looked like this for the picture as we get strong winds here too. I don't have any of the pillows out there anymore. Also the throw, the table decor, picnic basket, thermos and the tree on top of the boxes are gone. So far everything else has stayed in place. My chair cushions are tied to the chairs so they are not a problem. Merry Christmas to you too and a Happy New Year!

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  52. lanterns . . . plaid . . . pillows . . . snowmen . . . plaid . . . perfect!

    Thanks for joining Creating Christmas on my post.

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    1. Thank you for hosting. Have a wonderful day!

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  53. I love your woodland themed porch, especially the pillows and the plaid throw.

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  54. Featuring you tomorrow! Thanks for linking!
    Isabelle
    www.lechateaudesfleurs.com

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    1. Thank you are letting me know about the feature. Have a great week!

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  55. Just wanted to let you know I will be featuring this at tonight's party. Hope you can join in again!
    Blessings, Deborah

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    1. Thank you for letting me know. I will be back tonight to link again. Have a wonderful day!

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  56. Everything looks BEAUTIFUL!!! Featuring you tomorrow. XO, Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com

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    1. Thank you for the feature. See you tomorrow.

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  57. Jody, I will be sharing this on my blog today. Thanks for linking it to 'Creating Christmas'! Love it!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you so much for the feature and have a Merry Christmas!

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  58. LOVE your Christmas plaids! I'm an empty nester and my hubs and I have two pups too. ;) Thanks for linking up with Sunday Features!

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  59. Happy New Year! Hope to see you at Fabulous Friday Party
    http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com/fabulous-friday-party-happy-new-year/
    thanks Maria

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  60. I love that your porch is not perfect and yet you've made it look so beautiful. What a lovely surprise for those who wander up to your front door. Love it.

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