I think the front porch is like a little sneak peek at what awaits you inside a home. And this year, my sneak peek reflects a look that is a tad bit more simple and a little less fussy.
Thanks to my friends at Tree Classics, I was able to get my porch all ready to welcome the season in only a matter of minutes which gives me more time to focus on what really matters this time of the year.
And I’m so thrilled to be teaming up with Brand Ambassador Rhoda of Southern Hospitality and some of my other favorite blogging friends to be bringing you a celebration of festive greenery!
Every year, my family and I look forward to evenings where we pile into the car and drive around the neighborhoods looking at all of the various light displays. We always save our neighborhood for last and EVERY.SINGLE.YEAR as we arrive back at our own home, we slow way down to get a good look at it as someone (usually me) says, “Well, look at this house! Don’t their lights look pretty? I hope whoever lives there is very grateful.” And then I can practically hear the kids rolling their eyes in the backseat.
But, what my family doesn’t know is that every year as we’ve inched along in front of our home, admiring the lights and enjoying the sweetness of that moment, I’ve always felt like something was missing.
And as I began to pour over the beautiful options available at Tree Classics, it dawned on me just what it was.
While the whole house was brightly lit, the front door with it’s fresh wreath was always kind of dark.
So, as soon as I spotted the Christmas Bells Wreath and Garland I knew I had solved my problem!
It has the most beautiful layers and the look of fresh greenery with silver and gold berries as well as jingle bells tucked in here and there that sound so cheerful every time the door is opened and closed.
And the best part, not only does it light up, both the wreath and the garland have a timer setting so all you have to do is turn the little knob to control it.
When I went to hang the wreath on the hook I discovered a delightful bonus. If you’ve ever tried to hang a wreath without having it get all munched up you can imagine how awesome it is to find a wreath that has an extra piece hidden on the back that allows you to just slide the wreath onto the hook while still keeping all of the greenery looking nice and fluffy in the front. Easy peasy!
I’m so excited to think that this year, when we pile into the car and head out to soak in the beauty of the Christmas lights around town, we will come back up our street and slow down in front of our home in order to really take the time to appreciate it.
And that the one thing I always felt was missing will be missing no more!
Of course, I’m sure there will be some eye rolling from my kiddos in the back seat as usual. Some things never change!
Thanks so much for meeting me on my Christmas front porch today friends!
Be sure to stop by and see all of the other gorgeous, festive greenery at these homes too!
Rhoda at Southern Hospitality
Kelly at My Soulful Home
Traci at Beneath My Heart
Kim at Hunt & Host
And, if you missed my Christmas home tour yesterday you can see it here!
*Note: This post was sponsored by Tree Classics but all opinions are 100% my own.
Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says
Wow, Vanessa, your new wreath and garland look fantastic! And your whole house front, so gorgeous with all those lights. Thanks for playing along with me this year, so happy to have you in the group and what a great wreath you chose. I don’t even remember seeing that one! xoxo
It is so pretty Vanessa and I love your story. My husband and I almost make a game out of making the kids roll their eyes! Ahh, so fun!!! Loved decorating with you this week 😉
Shirley @Housepitality Design s says
Hi Vanessa! Your porch is truly beautiful…just love all of the lights and love that the wreath lights up too!!! The wreath and garland look so very real! Tree Classics truly has some beautiful quality products….Have a wonderful week!
At The Picket Fence says
Thank you so much Shirley!!
I love your front porch and especially the door. I’m thinking about painting my front door black. Can you share your paint color?
Your front porch is gorgeous!
I just bought a new tree this year – from Tree Classics! It looks soooo real, we love it!
Hope to share in my decorating soon – got behind this year due to company.
Oh Vanessa, it looks beautiful! I remember driving around Salem, and Portland and some of the incredible neighborhoods all lit up. I haven’t found any in Alaska like that, but your post brought back those fun memories of the magical drive and feeling all the warm Christmas vibes followed by a cup of hot apple cider.
It’s beautiful Vanessa! And it took me back to the college years I lived in the PNW, and we’d drive around Salem and Portland looking at the incredible neighborhoods all lit up! I haven’t seen anything like it in Alaska. So thanks for taking me down memory lane, and all the warm Christmas fuzzies, followed by a cup of hot cider. 🙂
Norma Rolader says
Beautiful and thank you for sharing with us