Classic Christmas 2023 {Porch}

Since adding the pool, I’ve pared down my holiday decor on the porch for Halloween and Christmas. I kept more of my everyday items out and just added a few muted touches and a lot of white lights.

I’ll start with a rather loud video tour, complete with leaf blowing and next door construction sounds for the duration :-)

The tree out here is simple.  It is just inexpensive glass balls and oyster shells.  Honey drilled holes in the shells years ago for this purpose. I top it with a lit star from WalMart, also quite a few years old.

We primarily gather around the fireplace on the porch this time of year. The only thing I added for Christmas was greenery with cluster lights and a simple star garland Mother gave me.

Even on the coffee table I didn’t do much. I simply added a Christmas topper to my Happy Everything plate and the sweet oyster nativity a friend gave me last year.

I keep piles of blankets and pillows out here and pop them in the wash every week or so.

A beachy hanger on the door to the kitchen finishes this side of the porch.

On the dining table, I added two brass reindeer passed down from Mother. We dine, work and do homework out here on nice days so I like to keep it easy and functional.

Finally, a simple vignette is on the buffet. Like the dining table, we use this buffet often so I like holiday decor that can be easily moved.

Only 5 sleeps till Christmas! I think I’m going to end my Christmas tour here. I never go around to taking pictures of the exterior, cabana and courtyard, but y’all have all seen them before. :-)

Christmas 2023 Home Tour
video tour |  exterior lighting | exterior | foyer |  living room | den
office + powder roomkitchen + mudroom | dining room
grown up bedrooms | teen bedrooms  | porch |  cabana + courtyard

Christmas Decor Shopping List
Remote Tree Switch | Monogram Guest Towels | Magic Light Wand
Balsam & Cedar Candle | North Pole Pillow
1″ Red Velvet Ribbon | 3″ Double Face Satin Red Ribbon
Record Player |  Elf soundtrack vinyl | Battery Tree Candles
Flameless candles 

Holiday DIY Video Series
How to Make Christmas Bows  |  How to Spruce Up a Basic Wreath
How to Make a Greenery Bouquet  |  Easy Flower Arranging Tips + Tricks
2 Ways to Tie the Perfect Bow | Candy Cane Calzone

Other Holiday DIY
2 Easy Ways to Hang Christmas Wreaths  |  Paper Bow DIY
Painted Lamp Shades  |  Reindeer Kid Art | Tinsel Trees

All Holiday & Seasonal Decor  |  All things Christmas


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2 thoughts on “Classic Christmas 2023 {Porch}

  1. Thank you for sharing your lovely home again, Amanda. I was struck by John’s Class of 2024 lanyard and the fact that Whit’s reindeer painting was TWELVE years ago! WOW! The boys have grown up as I’ve sipped my coffee each morning, tuning into you! 🫣☕️ Have a beautiful family Christmas wishes and a bright and shining new year. 🌲✨🌲✨🌲 ❤️💚❤️ Jane 🌴

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