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 room | kitchen + 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
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
DIXIE DELIGHTS DELIVERED