2019 Holiday Tour of Homes – Day One!

I hope you’re as excited as I am to kick off the 2019 Holiday Tour of Homes!  I’m so happy to partner up with Christy and Amy at 11 Magnolia Lane to share this tour with all of you.  We have 30 uber-talented bloggers participating this year, and we’re doing things a little bit differently, with a different featured room each day.  Today we’re starting on the outside of the house with front porches and outdoor spaces.

While my day is on Friday, I’m going to join in on this one and share a peek at my front porch.  I was totally inspired by some gorgeous winter porch pots at a local nursery, and got to work to make some for my own home.  They’re so simple, and create such a high end look.  As a bonus, they carry through well beyond the Christmas holiday, which I really love.

Holiday Porch Pots for Outdoor Decorating

Check out this stunning design.  I love how it’s elevated in a pedestal type design.  Talk about a high impact look.

These beauties are quite stunning as well, and more along the style that I have made for my home.  

Are you a fan of window boxes?  We have a porch box design too!

I’m leaning towards a more natural, understated look for the outside this year.  So I opted for a mix of greenery, birch logs, decorative twigs, pine cones and a couple of ornaments thrown in for a little bit of bling.  If you want to make some winter porch pots for your home, check out my full tutorial here.

DIY Winter Porch Pots

Fresh Wreaths for the Front Door

As we move toward the front door, you can see that my wreaths are also on the natural side – the Blended Bay Wreath – with lush greenery and pretty pinecones as well.  I bought these from Lynch Creek Farm, and love how substantial they are, and they smell amazing.  They always last me through the winter, and make our front doors look so sharp.

Double Front Doors with wreaths

You can see that our front doors are arched, so traditional wreath holders won’t work. So, I use heavy duty Command Hooks to hold them up, and they do the trick!

Call me crazy, but I’ve always wanted double front doors, and I love dressing them up for the holidays.

Today’s Holiday Tour Features!

My friend Cyndy at The Creativity Exchange has taken things to a new level with her pool house all decked out for the holidays.

2019 Holiday Tour of Homes - The Creativity Exchange - Pool House Holiday Decor

Julie at Less-Than-Perfect-Life-of-Bliss shares her beautifully welcoming front porch:

2019 Holiday Tour of Homes - Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss - Holiday Front Porch

Annie at Most Lovely Things shares her modern rustic outdoor space.

2019 Holiday Tour of Homes - Most Lovely Things - Rustic Outdoor Decor

Heather at Souther State of Mind sets the stage for an outdoor winter wonderland!

2019 Holiday Tour of Homes - Southern State of Mind - Porch Decor

My sweet friend Sara at Sincerely Sara D shares some beautiful front door decor complete with snow and everything!

2019 Holiday Tour of Homes - Sincerely Sara D - Front Porch


And Rhoda at Southern Hospitality gives us a front porch tour that is loaded with traditional touches.

2019 Holiday Tour of Homes - Southern Hospitality - Traditional Front Porch

You can see the full line up for this week’s tour below.  Get ready to be inspired!  T2019 Holiday Tour of Homes will be sure to fill you with holiday cheer and ideas for your own home!

Monday, December 2nd (Front Porch/Outdoor Spaces)
Cyndy at The Creativity Exchange | Julie at Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss | Annie at Most Lovely Things | Heather at Southern State of Mind | Sara at Sincerely Sara D | Rhoda at Southern Hospitality

Tuesday, December 3rd (Entries/Dining Rooms)
Amy at 11 Magnolia Lane | Tammy at Pink Peppermint Design | Tam at Citrine Living | Cindy at Rough Luxe Lifestyle | Heidi at Home by Heidi | Deb at Seeking Lavender Lane

2019 Holiday Home Tour | 11 Magnolia Lane

Wednesday, December 4th (Living Rooms/Dens)
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life | Heather at Setting for Four | Jen at Stylehouse Interiors | Rachael at This is Our Bliss | Amanda at Dixie Delights | Paige at The Pink Clutch

Thursday, December 5th (Kitchens, Laundry Rooms, Misc Spaces)

Summer at Summer Adams | Heather at Setting for Four | Andrea at Life on Cedar Lane | Emily at Eleven Gables | Laura at Duke Manor Farm | Amy at 11 Magnolia Lane

2019 Holiday Home Tour | 11 Magnolia Lane

Friday, December 6th (Bedrooms)
Christy at 11 Magnolia Lane | Jenny at Evolution of Style | Heather at The Heathered Nest | Shand at Quarters One | Amanda at Sincerely Marie Designs | Christy at Our Southern Home

In case you missed my tour from last year, you can find it here.  Have you started decorating yet?


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