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Celebrating Christmas Blog Hop

I love this time of year in blogland – where a group of us come together and share our homes for the season. This is the Celebrating Christmas Blog Hop.

I am so excited to be joining this group of talented ladies showcasing parts of our home for Christmas. Today I am sharing my front porch and how I’m adding hints of red to our exterior.

A special thanks needs to be given to our beautiful host of this blog hop. Leen from Sand Dollar Lane put all this together and it’s a good one! Of course, you won’t want to miss all the other amazing links at the end of this post.

If you are here from Sweet Pea, then Welcome to Noting Grace! I just love Paula’s style and her magnolia wreath was so gorgeous! I am so happy you are here and am honored you stopped by! You can learn more about me and my blog here.

This year’s Christmas decor is all about pops of red and I couldn’t wait to decorate our front porch.

Celebrating Christmas Blog Hop
Our Front Porch

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I started by adding garland around the front door and hanging a simple wreath.

This is an old wreath form I’ve had for years that had seen better days.

So I gave it a quick update by adding new sprigs of faux greenery, some red berries and ornaments and topping it with a simple ribbon.

I love how all the red pops against our Limewashed exterior.

This side of the house gets a lot of direct sun, and last year we had fresh garland. But it didn’t last very long here in the Birmingham climate, so I opted for faux greenery this season.

Earlier this year, we gave our front porch an update. We installed the herringbone brick paved patio replacing an old dated clay tile one.

Then we installed the handrails and built these fun planter boxes.

Since they already were tall, I wanted to find a creative way to add color without having to purchase all new plants.

So I started by placing old wreaths from years past as the base.

Next I added some faux cedar greenery and a bunch of faux red berries that I got from Michael’s.

It was a simple way to add color and height at minimal cost!

I found the swags for a steal this year and hung them under each light.

For the windows, I used this red ribbon combined with a fun red stripe ribbon to create the bows and hung wreaths from each window.

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The pops of red have been so fun to play with this year!

We still have so much we dream of doing to our exterior, but this Christmas has made me enjoy our home that much more!

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog today. I would love to get to know you better, so leave a comment below!

So now it’s time to hop on over to Sonya Burgess‘s blog. She is sharing some awesome tips to update store bought wreaths!

You can also visit all the other talented ladies participating today by visiting the links below. I know you will find something you love!

Celebrating Christmas Blog Hop

handdrawn graphic of a bell in a swag labeled Christmas trees
collage showing four different decorated Christmas trees

Atta Girl Says // Harbour Breeze Home // Kippi at Home // A Life Unfolding

handdrawn graphic of a bell in a swag labeled tabelscapes and centerpieces
collage showing four Christmas tablescapes and centerpieces

Thistle Key Lane // Aratari At Home // Postcards from the Ridge // What Meegan Makes

collage showing four Christmas tablescapes and centerpieces

Hearth and Vine // Sustain My Craft Habit // My Family Thyme // Dabbling & Decorating

handdrawn graphic of a bell in a swag labeled wreaths and door decor
collage of four different Christmas wreaths and other holiday door decor

Worthing Court // The Tattered Pew // Zucchini Sisters // Sweet Pea

collage of four different Christmas wreaths and other holiday door decor

Noting Grace // Sonya Burgess Blog // White Arrows Home // The Little by Little Home

Check out my other Christmas posts from this year:

Christmas in the Sunroom

Pops of Red Christmas Mantel

3 Simple DIY Christmas Yarn Crafts

Red Tartan Christmas Dining Table

Epic Gift Guide for the Musician

Holiday Home Tour

Christmas Coffee and Cocoa Bar

Christmas Artwork Using Wrapping Paper

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40 Comments

  1. Love the curb appeal! The red really pops against the white brick exterior of your home. I love the look of a wreath in each window, too. Plus, there’s nothing like sprucing up something you already have and making it look new again!

  2. Your beautiful holiday decor makes me smile! The wreaths, greenery and pops of red are all so festive and welcoming. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  3. Such beautiful, classic porch decor. I love how the greenery and the red elements pop against your limewashed house. So pretty!

  4. Oh my goodness, Jennifer, your house is beautiful! Love how you decked it out for Christmas, it’s simply gorgeous.

  5. Your home is so inviting. I love the way you have done your porch and windows and the red makes it pop. So fun being on the hop with you and wish you a Merry Christmas.

  6. Your home was made to decorate for Christmas. All the deep green and pops of red look great with the limewash exterior. I’m especially loving that bright red color this year. It’s so cheery and bright. Merry Christmas!

  7. You have such a lovely home, Jen. The wreaths and greenery add a beautiful festive touch. I really like how you combined both faux and real greens. It looks so welcoming and inviting. Thanks for inspiring us.

  8. Jen I am always so inspired by your porch! The outside of your home is so dreamy! I love how you breathed new life into your wreaths and garlands. Beautiful traditional colors. Merry Christmas my friend!

  9. Jen your home is so beautiful 🤩 I enjoyed your post so much🙋🏼‍♀️ Pinned

  10. Jen, I love the white exterior and herringbone bricks on the porch. Your outdoor decorations highlight all the pretty details of your home perfectly. So classic and elegant!

  11. Wow!! What welcoming and cheery Christmas decor. It just makes me smile to see it! Thanks for sharing your inspiring ideas with us. Merry Christmas to you.

  12. Your home is so warm and inviting! Perfect Christmas decor!

  13. Jen,

    Your entire house looks amazing! Those pops of red make my heart happy. Congrats on the magazine feature; I can’t wait to see it!

    Happy Holidays my friend

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