Front Porch Decorating...

Usually we decorate the front of our home with lights and greens, but this year winter arrived so early and strong, that we didn't get much done.  Last week we had a few days in the 50s and all of our snow melted. We decided to take advantage of the warmer temps to at least do a little decorating out on the front entry! The next day we had a few inches of new snowfall for a fresh wintry look!


I used an old sled and surrounded it with greens and dogwood branches cut from our yard.  A pair of white skates adds the perfect winter touch...



Our front porch decorating is usually more winter oriented with a few touches of Christmas decor that can be easily removed after the holidays.  
Then we are ready for the long winter...


Last week I found a great pair of Norwegian wood cross country skis at the thrift store...they even had the shoes attached!




Adding in more skis, skates, and even some snowshoes, adds to the winter feeling...




My favorite decoration is always...snow.  It's cold enough again now that it should stay white for Christmas!


Until next time...

27 comments

  1. Perfect decor for your neck of the woods! I love the cross country skis.

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  2. It looks so wonderful and cozy Linda, love the skates and the skies - and looks lovely with the snow.
    Here it only rains and storms !!! not very christmassy !!
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  3. So Lovey and Inviting Linda. Love it all~
    Happy Thursday!!
    Hugs from,
    Jill

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  4. Ciao Linda, bel blog e bellissima atmosfera natalizia con queste immagini, complimenti...un saluto dall'Italia.

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  5. As always, the "Linda
    touch" is oh so perfect!
    Your neighbors must
    think that your family
    is really into winter sports,
    with all of that fun "gear"
    gracing your porch!

    Merry Christmas, lovely
    friend....

    xo Suzanne

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  6. Perfect.,...I wish I could see some snow! It has been years!

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  7. Loving those skis! Your whole porch is so wintery. Love it!

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  8. Love your fun decor on the porch Linda. The nice thing is you could leave that up even after Christmas with it being a winter decor. Love it.
    Kris

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  9. I love your front porch decor, Linda! What a great idea to decorate with all the vintage winter sports goodies. The new skies are wonderful and those snow shoes...oh, and the skates and sled - so very cute! I love your tree in the urn, too. Everything is lovely! xo Karen

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  10. Your front porch looks lovely, Linda. I love all your vintage pieces. I just found a pair of red and white striped ski poles that are from Switzerland. They are SOOO cute. I like to do our porch for the whole of winter, too, rather than just for Christmas. xo Diana

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  11. I love it all, Linda! From the skis to the ice skates! : ) I did not put my ice skates out this year. I just used my little sled on our front porch.

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  12. Love how you have decorated your front entry Linda with the sled, skis and skates!

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  13. Your front entry is perfect! Love it all.
    Merry Christmas.
    love,
    deb

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  14. How beautiful! I love the skis and skates...everything vintage looks so great for the holidays! Merry Christmas sweet friend! Hugs, Diane

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  15. Your entrance looks so festive and inviting, Linda! I agree with you that it all looks better with a backdrop of white snow! We're not celebrating Christmas until next Friday, so I hope our snow lasts!

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  16. Your porch looks beautiful, Linda! Of course, I especially love your red sled with the ice skates on them!

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  17. EverYthing looks Beautiful! Love the red sled and the skis.

    Sandi

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  18. The ski, oh my and with the shoes attached!

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  19. Your porch is so festive, I'd like to sit out there and enjoy it even with the snow. Love those skis, especially the little ones with the sweet decals.

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  20. Your front porch is so festive and welcoming!! Love those Norwegian skis...they are awesome and what a find. Every year I think I'm going to do more outside and I never do...maybe because we don't have a covered porch...excuses, excuses. I would Love to have snow for Christmas!!
    Wishing you a blessed Christmas with your family,
    Mary Alice

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  21. Ahh that looks so wonderfully christmassy!!! I adore the white skis.....

    Happy Christmas Linda :)

    Karen x

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  22. Love your porch and festive winter touches! Blessings, Cecilia

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  23. Hi Linda-
    I have begun to realize that there are a few bloggers that I've signed up with, to get their posts through email, that I never receive. And yours is one of them! I'm so sorry about this, because I DO want to follow you! I have to investigate to find out what the problem is!
    Anyway- I had to chuckle a little about this post, as my MN front door display looks quite similar! But yours is for sure better...with all the wonderful old skis! I can't believe you found the Norwegian ones at a thrift! Yay for you!
    Happy Holidays!
    Erica :)

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  24. I love the way you have decorated for Christmas and winter outside, really lovely. Those skis are really good quality and very good in deep snow. What fun that the shoes are still attached :). Rottefella bindings - rat trap bindings. Pam xx

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  25. So pretty! Just the right amount of Christmas, love the sled and skis!
    Hope you have a happy and blessed holiday season.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  26. Your Christmas/Winter entryway is lovely, and the light dusting of snow is the perfect touch! That wreath is gorgeous, did you make it?!

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

    xo Kat

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