Christmas On The Porch

This is our first Christmas in the Dutch colonial,

+ it has me wildly enthusiastic about decking our halls!

Isn’t there something about a new house + holidays

that makes us want to just go nuts!?

Anyway, I started on our incomplete front porch,

which, sadly, is still awaiting its rails + steps:


Does my display look goofy on the unfinished porch?

I hope not.

Let’s look at everything up close, shall we?


I bought that old, gray bench in an antiques store in Galena, Illinois.


I bought the old red mailbox this past summer

from Hammar’s This + That, here in town.

My plan was to store my gardening supplies inside it.


The large number cards are from

the Scout Flea Market in Yorkville, Illinois.

416 is our street address.


The 2 small urns were less than $20 each at Lowe’s.

Don’t you love pairs of things in the garden?  I do!

I bought those faux evergreen trees at IKEA last year.


I couldn’t resist buying that new-but-looks-old watering can

at my favorite garden center, Blumen Gardens in Sycamore, Illinois.

Ouch!  That thing is heavy when full of water,

but at least it looks good!


My sled was a gift from my friend, Alan.


Don’t you love those primitive red mittens?

I bought those a long time ago

at a wholesale market in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

Anyway, I think that’s going to be it for the outside.

Slowly but surely, I’m adding a bit of Christmas inside the house.

It’s hard, though, because I’m super busy

with my RedBird biz this month.

plaid umbrella flyer

I am participating in my friend, Amy’s, Plaid Umbrella Pop-Up Store

in the next 3 weekends in December.

If you’re from the Chicago area, I highly recommend this show.

Fantastic displays, awesome + affordable merch, nice people!




4 responses to “Christmas On The Porch

  • Nancy

    I love Blumen Gardens! But I also love your decorated porch. I have many of the same items, but no covered porch:(

  • Dolores

    Love your porch Christmas display! Doesn’t look corny at all! Speaking of Blumen Gardens, I still have the picture of you and I in the outhouse doorway that a lady took of us years ago. Fun day!

    • cardinalkay64

      Oh, Dolores. I think of that trip often. Stand outs include the brightly colored window sashes hung from tree branches! HELL-O! We’ve got one tree in our yard with lots of horizontal branches, + methinks they could use a couple small blue sashes! Now to wait for Spring. HA.

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