A Christmas Change on the Front Porch...


With the early onset of winter weather in Minnesota, we spent the last warm day before the first snowstorm doing some of the outdoor Christmas decorating!  This is the front porch set-up!  I used the old white picket fence section as a backdrop again, and my little old wood bench is topped with a big pot of fresh evergreens and silk poinsettias...


I have an old red sled, a fun plaid scarf, and three pairs of ice skates...




I love these great icicle lights~ they blend right into the real icicles...


I painted this sign a few years ago on a whitewashed crate end...




I think it makes a welcoming entryway!
I'm linking up to

Vintage Inspiration Friday 
and
Monthly Open House  at the Answer is Chocolate

Until next time...
Linda

55 comments

  1. Adorable porch decorations. We do think alike. I have a sled and some skates that usually go on my porch too. Love those icicle lights. Haven't seen any similar. How long ago did you get them and where did you find them? Mimi

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  2. Hi Linda! What a pretty little front porch you have. I love the skates and the sled. It is all very welcoming :)

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  3. Oh Linda, that is so beautiful. You did a wonderful job pulling it all together. It's very welcoming and inviting.

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  4. Oh! I really like your display. I picked up some old ice skates last year and a sled earlier this week. I doubt my visions of a set up will be as sweet and nice as yours.

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  5. Hi Linda, I luv your collection of vintage ornaments. I too am a collector of thease goodies. Thank's for sharing and for stopping by today. I also like the way you decorated your front poarch.....Julian

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  6. Oh, I love the skates!! They are darling. The whole porch is so cozy and perfect!!
    ~michelle

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  7. This is so precious, Linda--wow, what an amazing entry you have created!!!
    XO

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  8. I just love your entry way Linda, I remember the one you did last year too! (wow, has it been that long already?) It's perfect for you weather and makes you want to get out there and play in the snow!

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  9. My kind of porch. I have a sled just like that. I have been searching for some ice skates to use as decoration!! Love this.

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  10. Yes Linda, it surely does, --a welcoming country home feeling, so very cosy, and warm.
    XO,Dorthe

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  11. I love all your decorations, especially the skates! How pretty it all looks. It looks like you are set for a beautiful Christmas xo

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  12. What adorable decorations! So cute especially with the iceskates :) Just wanted to drop by and say hi and that you have a lovely blog! Maybe we could follow each other!

    - the runaway

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  13. oh my gosh. i love your porch. so welcoming. i have a cute old sled and a fun scarf. i just need the skates. have a great day.

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  14. Linda, I love your vintage decorated front porch. I wish I had a nice big porch to decorate. Love the sled and skates. Of course not much snow if any here.

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  15. Linda,
    It looks so great! I would love to come up to your front porch and knock on the welcoming door :)

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  16. This is so pretty! I can't wait for Thanksgiving weekend. I'm going to get my porch converted from Thanksgiving to Christmas. I have an old sled I typically put in my foyer but think this year she'll be on the porch. We'll see. Can't decide if I want skates for her or a gorgeous evergreen wreath. So hard!

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  17. So lovely, and inspiring..Oh how I wish I had a lovely porch. Thank you for sharing your seasons with us..so inviting.

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  18. What a great display. It just oozes Christmas charm. Love it!

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  19. What beautiful porch decorations! I love the sled and the skates. Recently I found a long sled and almost bought it, but wasn't sure it would fit in my car. Now I'm regretting passing it up.

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  20. Hi Linda,
    Your porch looks so festive and ready for winter and the holidays. I love all the color and the details. I have my husband's old boyhood sled that I'm using inside this year. It's such a great piece to display things on.
    Have a great weekend.
    Jane

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  21. Your entry is beautiful. You have a real flair! I've never seen those icicle lights before, neat.

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  22. Your entry way is beautiful, Linda! Now you need to come and do mine! I love how the greenery looks dusted in snow, and those icicle lights look so real! I also love how you repurposed the crate and made it into a neat sign. Such a welcoming entrance!

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  23. It's lovely and very welcoming! Love those icicle lights...I've never seen those kind.

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  24. Looks like your ready for snow! What a nice vignette to greet your guests.
    ~ Julie

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  25. Good Morning Linda!
    Beautiful! What a Wonderful way to Great your Guests!
    Have a Wonderful Weekend!
    Hugs
    Jill

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  26. All I can say Linda is WOW! You have such a way of making your home so welcome and inviting. Makes me want to come over for some cocoa and sit by the fire.
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  27. Makes me want to come in and have hot chocolate!! If I put out ice skates and fresh greens the greens would die in a few days and no one would know what the skates were. I'll enjoy your front porch!!
    xo

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  28. Love it. What a wonderful and inviting front porch!

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  29. Linda ~ its gorgeous! I have a couple of little pairs of skates (doll size) that I have been wanting to use in a vignette ~ you've inspired me!
    :)Heidi

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  30. That looks just perfect to me! You have given your friends and family a nice warm welcome!

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  31. It looks just like a winter wonderland. I love the ice skates hung on the fence. It's still too early (and to warm) to think about changing out my fall for Christmas here but I know I won't be waiting much longer.

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  32. Oh I just adore your porch Linda! I wish I could find an old pair of iceskates. We are going away this weekend, and perhaps hitting a few shops. Have a great Thanksgiving!!~

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  33. Very nice, Linda! I love the skates and have a child size that I use to decorate with!
    Maybe this weekend I'll start decorating! Love the lights too!
    I have some tags from Sharon too! She does a lovely job!.
    Happy Weekend.
    Warmly,
    deb :)

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  34. I love it, so sweet and inviting. Thank you for sharing and have a great weekend.

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  35. This is too cute on your porch! I love the white fence background, but I think it's the skates that just make the whole thing!

    Kelly

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  36. Love your holiday vignette, Linda. It should be in a magazine!

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  37. Love your holiday vignette, Linda. It should be in a magazine!

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  38. It is snowing here for the first time this year, I need to go grab my sled too. YOur entry looks so cute! Here it comes ...ready or not!

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  39. What a cute idea! Of course, I couldn't use it here in South GA where we get a tiny bit of snow about once every 10-15 years!!!

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  40. What a sweet holiday porch vignette! Soooo festive! I will not be doing any Christmas decorating for another week as it is suppose to be in the mid to upper 70's here in Texas the next few days.....one day we are in shorts and the next day we need a "parka"! Crazy Texas Weather, but I love it! Happy Thanksgiving...Cathy aka GGJ

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  41. What a great front porch display. The sled and skates are just perfect! First snowfall? I know it's coming, we're have a good weekend and I have to get so much outside work done tomorrow!! So glad you linked up with VIF!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    xo,
    Debra

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  42. Liiiiiinnnnnddddaaaaaa!!!!
    I love love love LOVE this on your front porch! I swear, if I was ever passing through your neighborhood, I'd totally stop and knock on your door to meet you...this is SO welcoming!
    I love the red sleigh, the skates and you put it together oh so nicely!!!!
    Most of all, it all goes perfect with the Minnesota snow. People would think I'm kind of crazy if I set my front porch up like that here in Louisiana with our 70 degree weather. But I can guarantee you, if I had a sleigh and some skates, I'd let them think what they wanted!!!! I love it!!!!!
    :))))

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  43. Your design style is beautiful! I'm a new follower for sure. Hopefully some of your elegance will rub off on me. :-)

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  44. Love it! I'm in Mnpls now to pick up my daughter for TG. Hope the ice melts enough for us to go out for dinner tonight.

    We used to live by Rochester and I had a sled with ice skates but sold them when we moved to TX. Big mistake!
    Keep warm, Susanne.

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  45. Oh Linda this is so beautiful, festive, welcoming and special. I truly love it! Thanks so much for sharing it at my "Open House".

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  46. I ADORE your Christmas Greetings friend!! And your greeting to snow...it's snowing here as I type! Thanks for sharing...
    Smiles,
    Susie

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  47. I love your pretty and festive porch, Linda!
    Brenda

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  48. This is a post card perfect porch. What a wonderful welcome for all your guests.
    Thanks for visiting with me. Just joined as a follower so I can keep checking out all your treasures.

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  49. Hi Linda, I featured this as part of my "Open House" features :) If you'd like a featured button, pick one up from my buttons page here: http://answerischocolate.blogspot.com/p/buttons.html

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  50. Hi Linda,
    I just popped over to say "hi" and leave a smile on your beautiful front porch!
    XO

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  51. Just beautiful! Love all the skates & scarf. Really looks great!

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  52. Linda, I love your entry Christmas decor. How wonderful! What a great way to be greeted!

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  53. Linda I loved your porch way before I ever really blogged with you! The red flowers are a great addition and the Icicles are great too! lezlee

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