Ho Ho Holiday Greetings!

 
Hello my friends, and welcome December!!
 
It's that wonderful time of year where there is a chill in the air and every now and then sparkles of beautiful white snow drift through the sky and make the ground shimmer with magic!
 
I absolutely love it!
 


I am thrilled that I have been feeling good enough that I am able to join a group of talented ladies for this fun blog hop hosted by sweet Amber from Follow The Yellow Brick Home!
 
 
 
If you are hopping over from Laura's at Decor to Adore I know that you have been rewarded with her fabulous style!
 
I always wonder what people will notice first on my porch.  If you are a kid at heart, like me the chances are it might be my trio of Santa blow molds.

 
 
The large one was a $5 thrift store find years ago.  I bought the middle sized one from my older sister, Dolores, and the little guy was found at a thrift shop as well.  I love them!
 
 

I draped my chippy white ladder with a cedar garland from Trader Joe's.  My dear friends, Ann and Peggy picked them up for me.  I tied my three large jingle bells from the rungs with jute.


I usually move things around on the porch.  Because I am not suppose to lift more than 10 lbs., I left it as it was.  That made hubby happy.  :)  Santas mouth is hidden behind the old wooden window frame.  I need to move it.  Honestly, it may or may not happen.
 
 
It started out like this.
 
 
but then I added the red/green picnic basket, the Coleman heater, and the welcome mat.

 

 

Nothing says, winter more than rusty ice skates and giant pinecones!

 


 The wreath on the door is very simple.  I bought it at Hobby Lobby 5 or so years ago.  It says, "Holiday Greetings" to me.
 

 
I love having a long porch for more displaying.  :)


 
 
The wooden star came from a fun antique store that is no longer open.  It was called, "Star Mill Antiques".  I miss it!

 
Our youngest son cut down a huge tree in their yard that died.  Hubby and I borrowed a few logs.
 
I need to get a bit more greenery to go inside this basket.
 

 
But look at that snow.  How perfect is that?


Wishing you all warm wishes this holiday season!
 
Now hop on over to Cecilias My Thrift Store Addiction for some wonderful vintage inspiration.
 
You will want to visit all of these talented ladies!
 
 
Merry Christmas,
 
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30 comments

My thrift store addiction said...

Jann, I'm so happy to hear you're feeling well as you've been in my thoughts and prayers. Your porch is filled with vintage treasures--I'm smitten with your glider! Excited to be joining the tour with you! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

Decor To Adore said...

Jann no one creates more lovely collections of vintage goodness than you! I adore your collection of light up Santa's. So glad to hear you are feeling a bit better. Will keep you in prayer sweet friend!

Heather said...

I love all of your vintage touches on your Christmas porch! Especially those Santa's!! The snow just makes these photos magical! Happy Holidays my friend!

decorateandmorewithtip.com said...

I am in love with your front porch. You have created a great entry way for your guest to feel warm and welcome. I love everything.

Salmagundi said...

It is so wonderful to see you in the blog world so soon after your recent diagnosis and surgery. You're amazing! Love your porch -- a welcome addition to your neighborhood, I'm sure.

Paula@SweetPea said...

Your porch is so pretty and festive for Christmas. I love your vintage style and poured over all of your pictures. I've always wanted a Santa blow mold and I love the three that you have. I'm sharing my vintage porch decor tomorrow on my blog and I hope that you'll stop by to see it. I also want you to know that I've been thinking about and praying for you.

Katie Mansfield said...

What a wonderful treat to have snow! Your porch is adorable. I found a blowmold snowman once at the thrift store for $10.00. I gave it to my brother but have always questioned the wisdom in that. Your collections are amazing as usual. The Coleman heater is a gem.

Cindy Richter said...

I'm so excited to see you felt up to decorating and posting your oh-so-adorable porch! Everything looks so inviting and festive. Big hugs

The Painted Hinge said...

I just love your Santa themed entryway! Those ginormous jingle bells are the bomb! I love all the greenery and the big star on the vintage door. So happy to be hopping with you!

Rose L said...

Okay, gotta say it...look at the title of this post and tell me what is spelled wrong. The teacher in me wants to circle in red! You always do such great decor. I am so lazy! Maybe I should find someones nice decor and photograph it as my own! LOL

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh I just love the pictures sweet lady! Makes me feel so Christmasy! Love me some Santa's, Matter of fact my three daughters all think I have a major crush on Santa! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Lora Bloomquist said...

So glad you felt good enough to join us, Jann, and good enough to decorate your porch for Christmas. It's adorable! I love the ladder with the green swag running down; great idea! The snowflakes were perfectly timed for your pics; lucky you!

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

What a fun holiday display on your porch, Jann! Glad you're feeling well, hope you are all healed up soon! xo

Carol Slater said...

Your porch makes your whole home look inviting. It is quite a showpiece if you ask me.

Anonymous said...

Your porch looks wonderful. I noticed the large jingle bells immediately. They're amazing and love the size. I have never seen large scale like those. Love them.

I think of you often and say a prayer.

Cindy

Louca por porcelana said...

Wonderful porch,Jann!How amazing and inspiring!Hugs!

Botanic Bleu said...

Jann,
Your porch is so inviting for the holidays. I am so glad you are part of the blog hop. Nothing better for a Christmas feeling than SNOW!

Merry Christmas,

Judith

Jeanie said...

I love your porch -- so inviting and fun. I bet people driving by stop and take photos!

The Crowned Goat said...

It is so good to have you on this hop, Jann! It just doesn't feel the same without you. As always your creativity is totally fabulous and I love your mix of vintage and thrifted finds. They all go together so well. It's fun to see how you have layered them. I'm excited you guys have snow! It makes your porch feel even more magical. Please know we continue to keep you close in our prayers as you continue to recover and we hope this Christmas is your best holiday season yet. Hugs, CoCo

Sandi Magle said...

Your porch just made me smile, the Santas are just the touch we all need this time of year. What's the saying, "May you always look at the stars and search for streak of light that may be a sleigh?" I truly believe we need to nurse the child in ourselves to be happy adults. Grins, thanks for the smiles...and search for the stars.

Jacqueline said...

You have the most amazing porch decor I have ever known! Love the large, medium and small Santas. They remind me of when I was young.

Emily said...

Loving all of your porch decor!! Those Santas are sooo cute!!! And, the snow makes it look so peaceful and so magical!! I love your Chrismtas decor!!!
~Emily @ LeCultivateur.com

Debbee M said...

Jann, love your decorated porch. You have such a gift, and great stuff! I love blow molds too. I've got several tabletop ones, still hoping to find a large one at a thrift store sometime.

Kim said...

Gorgeous, Jann! I love the contrast of those red santas against your swing...that's a total wow!! So glad to hear you're feeling well, my friend. xoxo Hugs to you!!

Art and Sand said...

I love your porch this Christmas. Seeing your ladder reminded me that I wanted to set it on the porch, but I forgot. And your bells on the ladder are so cute.

I imagine there is a bit of snow on the porch now after seeing some of Kim's snow pics lately.

I'm so happy to see you on the hop with us.

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

It is all so wonderful! I love the blow molds of course but that ladder with the garland and bells is beautiful! You have created just a perfect winter and Christmas porch with so many treasures, and how delightful to see the snow in these photos!

Jann we are all so happy and blessed to have you hopping with us this week. You amaze and inspire me!

Merry Christmas friend!

Loni said...

Such a lovely front porch! Anyone walking up to your house would feel so welcome! Hugs, Loni

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Jann, your porch looks really pretty. Love all the Santa's and the fact that you have a little snow for Christmas. So glad you are feeling better. Happy Weekend..Judy

Shannon @ Belle Bleu Interiors said...

Jann, you always create the most beautiful displays! You have so many pretty treasures, but I think my favorite on the porch is the trio of Santas. I can't believe that you only paid $5 for the large one. I'm so sorry that I am so late to comment. My youngest has been very sick with the flu. It has been so much fun to be on the tour with you. Merry Christmas!!!

Katherines Corner said...

You put a "ho ho lot" of Merry on your front entry. I love the old snowshoes! It’s a pleasure being on the tour with you. Hugs P.S. pinned

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