Christmas at our front door

Welcome to our home!
This was the first place I decorated for Christmas.
I just love having a cheery entry way to my home.

Love my new door mat from Target! I can use it all winter long.
The front door wreath is a couple of years old and also from Target.

This year I found this snowy red bird house at Hobby Lobby.
I thought it was so cute I couldn't pass it up and it was 50% off.
Of course it seems that everything there is 40-50% off, but I digress.

A cheery little gathering on the other side of my door.
The twig deer is a couple of years old.
It's also from Target. You can plug it in and it lights up.
I always go to Target the day after Christmas and stock up on things when the go on clearance.

While at an Estate sale with my friend Heidi this fall I got a stack of vintage bushel baskets.
This one has red and green trim so it's perfect for Christmas!
I filled it with extra trimming from the bottom of our Christmas tree.

I was so excited when I found this vintage looking sled at the thrift store for less than $10.00.
I embellished it with greenery, berries and ribbon.

On the walkway leading up to our house I placed this plastic soldier I also found at the thrift store and a huge solar lantern that is from Costco. I added some ribbon and a sweet red bird to the lantern. It's been pretty windy here lately so we have to pick up the poor soldier almost everyday!

My oldest son was very displeased with my "boring grown up decorations" so I went and got this fairly big inflatable Santa and both of my kids just love it! Yay!

I'm sure we'll get plenty of real snow here in Illinois soon enough,
but in the meantime I added some snow via picnik's editing.

Merry Christmas!


  1. Looks very nice.. Snow too, Hey Lisa do your neighbors ever ask you why you take picture all the time?? One of mine can out and asked me if I was selling my house...LOL... I'm always getting funny looks..

  2. Love the snow picture. I was just on the phone with my brother, and was bragging about our nice weather here in California. I told him that I was out shopping and it was so warm that I was wearing a tee shirt and flip flops. He hung up on me. I guess I deserved it.

  3. Very pretty! Love the vintage sled. My husband and boys are returning from his parent's farm tonight and there is a foot of snow.

  4. You have created a show stopper. We have a sled that looks so much like yours.

  5. Everything looks wonderful!
    It is all so welcoming.
    What a great sled!

    Enjoyed visiting,

    White Spray Paint

  6. love your welcoming front porch!
    AND the inflatable santa!

    My kids think I'm boring, too, when it comes to holiday decorating!

  7. Your porch looks so enchanting.. Happy Holidays!

  8. It is very beautiful by your front door. Your guests must feel very welcome.

  9. Love the stylish entry way and I guess we have to make our kids happy too! Cute Santa!

  10. It all looks so pretty, Lisa. I love the old sled. I remember having one like that when I was little. I should see if my parents still have it. Hope you had a good weekend :)

  11. I love it - the old sled is so cute. I can't believe you don't have snow there yet! :)

  12. It looks so festive and welcoming Lisa. I love the little reindeer. Target is the best place! :) I can't believe we don't have snow yet, this is the time when I actually like it. :) Oh well.
    Enjoy your week!