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Christmas Porch 2015

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It’s here…Christmas week!  Ready or not it’s coming, and it’s coming fast. I’m still trying to get the girls’ rooms ready for their arrival on Wednesday but all of my other holiday prep work is done. Well, the gifts still aren’t wrapped but that’s the hubs’ job…I buy the gifts and he wraps. It’s really the perfect arrangement. 🙂  So, I’ve already showed you our Christmas living room and guest bedroom but I have one more space to share, the front porch (chippy railing and all).

Christmas on our small front porch, which is decorated with greens and a live mini Christmas tree | www.chatfieldcourt.com

It’s a pretty small porch (that’s in desperate need of a power wash) so there’s only so much I can do with it, but I was able to change it up a bit from last year. Instead of the normal greens and twigs in the flower pot, I used a live mini Christmas tree. I’m allergic to real trees so having it outside is the perfect solution.

Christmas on our small front porch, which is decorated with greens, birch logs and a live mini Christmas tree | www.chatfieldcourt.comYears ago we bought a real tree and put it up in the living room of our little cape cod. We all had fun decorating it the night we got it but, when I woke up the next morning I couldn’t breathe. It was scary, and sad, but the tree had to go. I think about trying it again every single year but Mr. Sensible won’t let me. 😉

Christmas on our small front porch, which is decorated with a live mini Christmas tree | www.chatfieldcourt.comIt’s been pretty mild here lately (if you want to call 40 degree temps mild) so I was able to work on the front porch without running inside every 5 minutes to warm up my hands. As a matter of fact, it’s been so nice that all of my neighbors have been busy decorating their front porches and yards too. Our neighborhood looks awesome at night with all of the lights twinkling and we’ve even been able to take a few walks to check everything out, which is not something I usually enjoy doing in December.

Christmas on our small front porch, which is decorated with a live mini Christmas tree and birch logs | www.chatfieldcourt.com

I don’t need snow on Christmas. I can handle mild all winter long.

Christmas on our small front porch, which is decorated with a live mini Christmas tree, birch logs and greens | www.chatfieldcourt.comI didn’t get to show you the birch log candle holders that I made. I love their rustic texture and they’re made to hold tea lights and tapers. I can’t wait to use them on our table when we have Christmas dinner on Friday.

Christmas on our small front porch, which is decorated with birch log candle holders and greens | www.chatfieldcourt.comFinn’s all ready too, he’s even wearing his plaid bow tie. Actually, he’s just excited to be outside with me.

Christmas on our small front porch, which is decorated with a live mini Christmas tree and a cute dog in a plaid bowtie | www.chatfieldcourt.comSo, now you’ve seen it all. I’m so disappointed that I didn’t get to share the kitchen all dolled up for Christmas, but I can guarantee that it will be on next year’s tour.

I’ll be posting a list of my Top 10 Posts for 2015 at the end of the month but otherwise, I’ll be away from the computer, spending time with my family. I’ll still be sharing on Instagram (username: chatfieldcourt) if you want to see what we’re doing.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas filled with love and joy, and a very Happy New Year! I’m so grateful that you are here to read my posts every week, for your kind and thoughtful comments and emails and all of the support you’ve shown me over the past year. You are what makes this all worth it.

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

A few other Christmas posts I’ve shared lately…

How to make a ribbon wreath for your front door for Christmas, or anytime. | www.chatfieldcourt.comHow to Make a Ribbon Wreath

A Christmas banner made with old lightbulbs and Rustoleum mirror spray paint. A fun and easy DIY. | www.chatfieldcourt.comChristmas Banner with Lightbulbs


  1. I’m a little late with the response to your post, but it got a little crazy here before Christmas. Trying to get the bathroom floor done before Christmas Eve! I did convince my boss to let me take off on Wednesday so I could finish everything. I was sewing bedding for doll cradles for my granddaughters, finishing cookies, shopping, etc. but I got it all done! One thing I didn’t do was decorate my little porch, but there’s always next year!
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family and I do like a little snow on Christmas Day, just a little . . .

    1. Wow MJ, you’ve been busy! So glad that you were able to get everything done before the big day.

      Thanks for stopping in during this busy time my friend. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that you have a very Happy New Year!

  2. Jessica [Havok] says:

    Beautiful! And I love your birch candle holders! It’s all so very festive! Merry Christmas to you and your family! 😀

    1. Thanks Jessica! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

  3. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Kristi! It’s been so fun getting to know you this year and having you as my guest on the Living Large series was wonderful. I hope we can collaborate again in 2016. Maybe I can get you to come back and share some new small space ideas. Whatever the case, I love your blog and always come away from it inspired. All the best in the New Year! Hugs, Nancy

    1. I have enjoyed meeting you too Nancy, as well as watching the building process of your beautiful home. I’m so glad that you invited me to share on your Living Large series and it would be awesome to come back (your readers are the best!).

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Dennis and I look forward to checking out all of your wonderful projects and ideas that are to come in 2016. Best wishes to you my friend, Kristi

  4. Brenda, Florida says:

    Another beautiful job! What a wonderful home for your girls to come to. Merry Christmas to all.

    1. Awww, you always leave the nicest comments Brenda. Thanks so much and a very Merry Christmas to you! 🙂

  5. Merry Christmas, Kristi! Enjoy those girls and your lovely home. I am sure that they will be so excited to see that pretty front porch. What a welcome!! 🙂

    1. Thanks Kim. I will enjoy every second with them. Merry Christmas my friend!

  6. Once again you have made me smile. I like the way you always bring nature into your decorating. Bummer, you are allergic to Christmas trees. I am too but only when they start to dry out. The same is true with flowers. Maybe they release pollen when dying? I don’t know but it is a drag not having real plants. I am impressed you got your husband to do wrapping, mine never would. Enjoy your Christmas with family and stay safe. Debbie

    1. It’s a struggle every year to get him to wrap the gifts but once I tell him that if he would make the list and buy the gifts, then I would wrap. Works every time. 😉

      I’m so glad that I could make you smile and I thank you for stopping in. Merry Christmas to you!

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