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  1. MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says:

    O.K. Lory! I would say that you have definitely got your porch and entry foyer decor “right”! Both areas are so beautiful! I think you just need to keep these pictures so you can do the same thing next year! Everything is “just perfect”!

    Sometimes, it takes time to get everything decorated the way we think it should be. I change a lot of my decor in our home but a lot of things remain the same because that’s the way it looks best! The first year we built our home out here by the lake and moved in the November, it was hard to get everything looking right! I ended up just packing some stuff away to use the next year!

    I have a sleigh (from my childhood) on our porch and I just love the look of it there! I have a set of sleigh bells that my Dad gave me from his childhood in the country — and I treasure these. They look so cute on the antique sleigh with the cedar sprigs and a red plaid ribbon.

    We just love Christmas and everything that goes with it!

    I have never seen a red rose wreath. Your wreaths are so pretty and look great over your sconce. Your home is absolutely beautiful! Hope you and your hubby can spend time to just relax and enjoy all the decor. We always enjoy all the twinkling lights on our tree and mantel.

    Thanks for sharing your lovely home with us.

    1. Thank you SO much for your lovely sweet comment!! Your sleigh sounds wonderful, too! Yes, It’s nice to stay home and just appreciate everything this time of year… 🙂

  2. Kathy Menold says:

    I also think your little porch looks just perfect. I know from experience how difficult a small space can be to decorate without doing too much or too little. You nailed it with by dividing it up into zones. I wish I had kept my Flexible flyer sled but somehow it vanished. Love your use of bells. I will start serious Christmas decorating next week after I recover from Thanksgiving and have the energy to pack up all my autumn decor and clean before the switch over.

  3. Nancy Fette says:

    I think your ideas and spacing are spot on. If you wouldn’t mind one suggestion? Since you are using flocked trees (which I love!) you might want to do a bit of flocking on the wreath and sled greens to tie all the greens together. And maybe stick a few greens or a few bells on the bench between the plaids. I’m going to def keep following you!🎄🎄

  4. Debbie DeParis says:

    Great ideas!! Thank you for the inspiration!!

  5. I LOVE all of this!!! Thank you for sharing!

  6. I LOVE all of this!!! Thank you for sharing!

  7. Your porch looks so cozy Lory! You know what I noticed was the ribbon on the left while you used the bell in the middle. Looks great! I was curfuffled (word?) while preparing to hang my door wreath on our wood door. I wanted to place my bow/ribbon at the bottom of my Norfolk pine wreath (Afloral:0)) as they had it placed in the photos I loved..BUT now do I use the same ribbon to hang it from the door? This creates another red loop that I didn’t want..just mainly greenery is my goal….so what I will try is the old fishing line trick and thumb tacks..just hope it works. I’ve always looped ribbon on the top and hung it that way and if a bow it would be at the top or bottom but this one feels different.
    Off to look at those plaid pillows you have:0)

    Happy Holidays!

    1. Thank you for your very kind words!! And I LOL’ed at curfuffled… 😂😂😂 I hang my wreaths with a command hook. They are really strong and they don’t hurt the door if you take them off. Truth be told I keep the hook on all year, mainly because I always forget to take it off, but it’s especially convenient if you keep a seasonal wreath up all year long. I only noticed I forgot to take it down when the delivery guy once hung our clothes from the cleaners on the hook!

  8. Constance Gagne says:

    Love love love your front porch it is so beautiful and homey at the same time! Especially love the fur pillow. I have a question about your two trees that I want to get I like them so much. What do you cover the bottoms with I would think tree skirts would look kind of odd outside? I thought of burlap as a possibility but my Christmas wreath is velvet French ribbon and extremely dressy! What would you recommend? Thank you so much.

  9. I love your porch. I’ve had a sled outside my front door for over 20 years now. I knew I wanted a little something different, but I didn’t know what it was until I saw your bells. I was unable to connect through your link but found them on Amazon and they will be delivered tomorrow. Thank you for the inspiration. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

    1. Oh, that’s awesome!! (Btw, do you know why you couldn’t connect through my link? It should be a working link.)

  10. Quaint small spaces aren’t so bad:0)…it’s lovely! I’d like to find an old sled and wish we still had ours from when we were kids.