Lisa Leonard Designs

front porch {for christmas}

December 2nd | decorating

we’ve got the front porch ready for christmas.

i love the chilly evenings and white lights and candles.

feels so much like winter!

we brought home a few red poinsettia plants.

so simple but such a pretty burst of color!

i put the candles i made the other day on the front porch

{click here to see candle project}

they really glow.

and branches from the hill across from our home

placed in big black urns and wrapped with while lights.

more on that project soon!


doesn’t it feel like a perfect evening for hot cocoa and marshmallows?

51 Responses

  1. Kelly H-Y says:

    Goodness, that is gorgeous! Your porch is huge … and you used the space so beautifully!!!

  2. Jen says:

    I’d love to see a close up of the wreath! Beautiful porch, Lisa :) xx

  3. Alison says:

    It’s beautiful! Can you come decorate my porch now? :)

  4. Andrea T. :) says:

    Yes! All you need is another rocker for your sweetie and you two could sip on cocoa and reminisce about your day ;).
    I love the branches with lights and snowflakes. I was planning something similar (minus the lights) to hang horizontally (from the ceiling) above our mantle.

    Thanks for sharing all these bits of great Christmas inspiration! For now, the 6+ inches of snow outside will be our decoration ;).

  5. Allison says:

    LOVE! I’m totally drinking a cup of hot chololate as I read your blog. I wish I could have a beautiful porch like that but I don’t think the Wisconsin winters would allow it :-)

  6. Michele says:

    So pretty and festive! I really like your front door. I inherited a similar rocker from my great-aunt. I should paint it red like yours. It looks so sweet.

  7. Kim says:

    Lisa, your front porch looks very welcoming for the holidays. Your candles look great. Good idea using branches in the urns with lights added.

  8. Sarah Jane says:

    Wow! So awesome! I want to have hot chocolate there right now!

  9. Esther says:

    Love the whole thing :) Is the wreath an ornaments or bells, I can’t tell? Either way I love it and feel very inspired to get decorating around my house this weekend.

  10. Alli says:

    Love the decorations – so pretty! Also love the style of your front door – very Craftsman looking. Sweet!

  11. Stephanie says:

    I love those branches wrapped in lights! Simple and darling!

  12. beth says:

    your porch is beautiful….and you can only imagine how different it looks from my porch.
    here in wisconsin, the only safe thing on a porch is a wreath….we expected to get 5 inches of snow….the first of the season…..friday night.

    i don’t like it one bit…but your boys sure would !!

  13. Karen says:

    I love the colors. So warm and welcoming.
    Great Decorations.

  14. Desiree Fawn says:

    Martha Stewart’s got nothing on you!! This is fabulous!

  15. Laura says:

    Oh my goodness Lisa, this is beautiful!!

  16. lori says:

    you do such beautiful things…and make them seem effortless – that is style!
    beautiful porch – I cannot even imagine the rest of the house.

  17. kristyn says:

    how welcoming your entry is! I’d love to stop by for a cup of hot chocolate!!

  18. Amy says:

    WOW! I SO wish I lived where I could put pointsettas outside!
    Looks beautiful – very inviting!

  19. Alana says:

    Beautiful! Did you make that wreath? I just saw a tutorial online and am thinking of making one—was just wondering if it’s really as easy as it seems…?

  20. Claudine says:

    Your front porch looks so warm and welcoming! And ready for the holidays! Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures!

  21. Leigh says:

    What a warm and welcoming home. Makes me want to come on in!

  22. amy says:

    it does sound perfect! your porch looks so cute and i can’t wait to get all of my decorations out this weekend! i am just laughing and wondering to myself, here in illinois, what you consider chilly!? : )

  23. Gorgeous and so inviting! I’m loving the blue and red for the season too!

  24. Whitney says:

    That is absolutely adorable. Could you come decorate my house too?!

  25. valerie says:

    Wow, just sooo cute.

  26. Padmasari says:

    Oh My God! Beautiful! I can not wait to decorate my house.

  27. Jennifer says:

    What a beautiful porch! I love it and am in awe. Great Job!! Merry Christmas.

  28. mila says:

    Hey Lisa, what’s the wreath on your door made of? I like the looks of that>

  29. Paige says:

    Love, love, love your front door! Very craftsman and just what I’m looking for. Your porch looks great!

  30. Ruth Yoder says:

    nice job! looks great. i feel no matter what is going on in our lives, the mother/wives need to keep the spirit up in the household. You’re doing a fantastic job!

  31. Amy Coose says:

    Oh, this is just gorgeous! Totally warm and inviting, TFS!

  32. Traci says:

    That may be one of the most beautiful displays I have ever see. You are truly talented….Happy Holidays!

  33. Sarah-Kate* says:

    Where’s the “joy” mat????

  34. Gail Fitzgerald says:

    I just saw your interview on TV – so glad I was home – your jewelry is so beautiful. Will definitely be ordering some pieces soon.

  35. I am LOVING the red and turquoise colors! Really beautiful, Lisa!

  36. Sarah says:

    Looks great! And I love the new look of your blog.

  37. Tiffany Day says:

    so lovely – you have got me so inspired with a few new ideas – things i can do with what i already have – just change it up a bit — and a few things new things hear and there! love it!!

    thanks for all the great ideas and the lovliness you bring to my day!!


  38. sarita says:

    beautiful!! i WANT this porch! :^)

  39. Traci says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE it my friend! Love your new look too!

    Traci @ Ordinary Inspirations

  40. julie says:

    What a pretty front porch… wish you could work your magic at my house!

  41. valerie says:

    Lisa, Love it!

  42. sarita says:

    That looks so lovely !! You are quite the decorator .. I love this time of year .. I put up some clear lights in my kitchen above my cabinets this year been wanting to do it for years .. It looks so cozy and has a ombience about it … Have a fab .. weekend !!

  43. Jennifer says:

    It’s beautiful!!! :)

  44. That looks so cheery! I love it.

  45. Allison says:

    Are you kiddin’ me with all your ideas and creativity? You are such an inspiration! Thanks for the ideas… and for taking the time out of your days to share with us.

  46. Jen says:

    What a pretty porch!

  47. sarita says:

    i have decided to do this next year!! so when i trim the trees in january/february i’ll make sure to look at the limbs and save ones that i can use! i have some battery operated white lights so that will be fun too! thank YOU for sharing some wonderful ideas with us.

  48. Cri says:

    Thank you for your inspiring deco I love it I wanna do the same to my house :) greeting from cold Switzerland !

  49. Melanie S says:

    So inviting… You almost want to stay there and not go in the house. :)

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