Bonus Christmas Porch

So remember those pretty poinsettias on my front porch? Well, I stole borrowed them (with every intention of returning them!) from my mom’s house down the road.

I really WAS going to return them, but they just looked so pretty and at home at my house. My mom being all amazing and everything generously agreed they could stay at my house this year.


So while she was in Florida a few weeks ago “Santa and her elves” showed up at her house to bring some Christmas cheer to her front door.

Christmas front door

Her front porch doesn’t need much help, my parents house is gorgeous! Any scrap of decorating talent I have comes from my talented mother.

Christmas wreaths


I got these trees from Bed Bath and Beyond but they looked a little scrawny so I added some twigs, faux berries and some icy looking branches from Hobby Lobby. My 4 year old “elf helper” insisted on the candy cane balls, and I think they actually worked out perfect (watch out for her blog in 2030 or her hologram web cast or whatever they will have then :) )

A christmas tree
Christmas front porch

I shopped her house and found these lanterns and my old ice skates – if the lake freezes over this year I’m totally trying these out again…stay tuned for the “I broke my ankle ice skating” post…

ice skates on a front porch
ice skates on a front porch

I got these lanterns half off at Hobby Lobby – I may need to “borrow” these at some point too!

A christmas tree
Blue front doors decorated for Christmas

So what do you think, not a bad trade off? Also, don’t you want to see more of my moms house?? I’m trying to talk her into letting me do a little house tour post in January…if you’re interested.


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  1. So very pretty! I love her blue doors!! You will be one of the features at Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again at the party. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  2. This is beautiful! I must have missed this the last time I stopped by! Though I am not a big red Christmas decorator, there really is something about it when you put it on the exterior of the house. The past few years I have done blue bows but I think next year I need to make the switch and do traditional red outdoors. It just looks so much more festive and I think it will pop on our white fence! :)

  3. Hi my sweet Kelly…Those doors are so beautiful..you did good!
    I hope mom will let you share with us…if you say you got your talents from her, I can’t even imagine how beautiful the inside of her home must be. Talk you soon…HUGS.

  4. How wonderful to have your parents close by so you can (borrow)things when needed.
    I think I’d sure love to see their home toured. Their front porch is enough to get me interested. You did your Mom proud with how you decorated their front porch. Bravo!

  5. Wow! I love what you’ve done for your mom’s porch! Want to borrow something from me? LOL SO, is she back yet adn how excited and shocked was she to see this? I think a follow up story will be needed :) Yes, a feature on the inside of her home would be great too! Thank you for sharing! Hugs, Leena

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