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Rustic Christmas Porch

Christmas Porch Tour Of A Rustic Log HomeChristmas Porch Tour Of A Rustic Log HomeCan you believe in one week it will be Christmas? It feels like I’ve been sharing Christmas decorating photos forever and it’ll be nice to move onto something new. 

The day I decided to decorate the porch it was cold outside, but by the time I finished a blizzard swept in and this was only the beginning. Before it was over we had about 6 inches of snow. Amazing how quickly a photo can change, and I didn’t even have to use photoshop. 

Christmas Porch Tour Of A Rustic Log Home Using Buffalo Check Fabric in Red and BlackChristmas Porch Tour Of A Rustic Log Home Using Buffalo Check Fabric in Red and Black With Natural Pine Branch GalrlandI really tried to use my summer items and make them work for winter (it was easier than trying to store things). I swapped out the Boston Ferns in the tan pots for pre lit faux Christmas trees, added lights to the Boxwoods in the whiskey barrels, made the buffalo check pillows from a $3 Kmart blanket.  I also reuse the same wreaths on the windows from year to year, I just swapped out the ribbon color this year to red

Christmas Porch Tour Of A Rustic Log Home Using Buffalo Check Fabric in Red and Black With Natural Pine Branch GalrlandEvery year I use real pine garland over the entrances it’s so cheap to buy that I don’t even bother doing it myself. I have small C hooks already in place so it’s a breeze putting it up. I did decided to add the red bows this year, and I think that really made it pop. I just can’t figure out why I was so dead set on removing the red from my house. When I look at photos I think the red really looks nice. 

German Shepard Of course wherever I am the dog is sure to follow. She’s my shadow and can’t be avoided when I’m taking photos. She thinks she’s my keeper and has to watch my every move. I swear she’d be the worst dog for and elderly person, she follows me so closely I trip over her, she sticks to me like glue. 

Christmas Porch Tour Of A Rustic Log Home Using Buffalo Check Fabric in Red and Black With Natural Pine Branch GalrlandI trimmed the pines on our property for greenery and gathered the pine cones to fill the basket on the table. I didn’t go to a lot of trouble this year, and it’s my favorite look so far. I guess the saying less is more is right. 

Christmas Porch Tour Of A Rustic Log Home Using Buffalo Check Fabric in Red and Black With Natural Pine Branch Galrland

Buffalo Check Fabrid, Christmas Porch, Ornaments, Pinecones, Mini Christmas TreeThe cute truck, tree, and wire basket are from Target’s dollar section. They have the nicest stuff in that section and of course it’s hard to pass by without finding something that has to come home with me. I ended up with 3 of the trees (I added them to the red and white bucket that’s from Targets Valentine’s Dollar section from last year) and 2 of the trucks. 

Christmas Porch Tour Of A Rustic Log Home Using Buffalo Check Fabric in Red and Black With Natural Pine Branch GalrlandHere’s our everyday entrance, the one we use. If someone knocks at the front door we know they’re not invited guests because no one uses that door. The cedar’s are always on the porch all I did was tie red ribbons to the top to give it a Christmas feel, and added pine clippings and birch branches to my galvanized sap buckets. I get my sap buckets from a local place around the corner from me, when they start getting old he sells them for $3 each. What a deal, right?

Wooden Chrismtas DeerAnd of course I couldn’t leave the deer hubby made me feel left out. I used a scrap from making the pillows as a scarf and added a red bird to his antler for a pop of color. Simplest Christmas porch ever! and also my favorite…..

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12 Comments

  1. Dawn love your festive and welcoming porch. Soooo beautiful. Your little fur baby is gorgeous too. What a sweet face she has. She is a protector for sure. Have a great week as we head on down to the big day.
    Merry Christmas sweet friend.
    Kris

    1. Kris, are you ready for Christmas. I’m so behind of visiting blogs right now. I can hardly keep up with my own.

  2. Kathleen G says:

    Hi! Well, I just came from Anns blog and I’m loving the reds too. I think it’s the Northwoods cabin look that makes the traditional Christmas colors pop! What a sweet deer and your Shepard is a sentinel, always guarding their people. She reminds me of my sister’s late shepard, Arial. Targets dollar section is very addictive, thank goodness I don’t have one close by:).
    Keep warm Dawn,
    Kathleen in Az

    1. Kathleen I love Target and yes that stuff can be addictive. It’s so inexpensive but it adds up quickly with things jumping into my cart. Ann is a good friend of mine, I just love what she does and she’s such a wonderful person.

  3. Love your ideas! So simple and festive. Noticed your house number is at the bottom of the storm door and I love it! Guessing it’s one of your crafty ideas. Wondering how this was done.

  4. Everything looks so natural. My favorite – the deer your husband made out of wood and branches. Hope your holiday is wonderful.

    1. Thank you Pat, have a wonderful Christmas yourself 🙂

  5. Your porch looks awesome and so did the marshmallow peppermint sticks. So much yet to get done at this homestead,

    1. Debbie thank you so much I think the porch is one of my favorite spots in our home.

  6. Love it all, but my favorite is the reindeer…so cute!! You did great with really maximizing that $3 blanket. And what a bargain on those sap buckets. I love touches of red myself and enjoy seeing it both in and outside your cabin.
    P.S. I’m going to hot glue the snowflakes to my Christmas tree today – I can’t wait to see how it turns out. 🙂

    1. Jen I’m so glad those darn snowflakes tuned up. I was beginning to think the mailman was holding them hostage. I love the reindeer too and can’t wait to add something new for Valentines day to him.

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