Simple Front Door Christmas Decor

 Welcome to the Holiday Door Decor Bog Hop! I'm so excited to share with you my front door decorated for Christmas! I want give a big thank you to Amber from Follow The Yellow Brick Home for organizing this blog hop and for inviting me to join in! If you are coming from Cloches and Lavender I would like to welcome you to my home!




I have to be honest and say that I don't usually decorated the outside of my home for Christmas, usually I just have a fresh wreath on the front door. This year I purchased several artificial wreaths at  Walmart from the Better Homes and Gardens line. They look very realistic!              




Over the summer I found this pair of very old and worn black ice skates. The tag said circa 1901. I decided to display them in the center of my wreath.




My absolute favorite items for my front door display are this pair of Nutcracker soldiers!




I happened to be at Walmart a few nights ago and when I spotted them, I knew that I had to have them!




They look so festive on either side of the door. The nutcrackers have a motion sensor and when activated they play "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" and their buttons light up.




I have a lighted garland around the door that I picked up Black Friday shopping this year.




I placed my black lions next to the nutcrackers. Each lion has a wreath around their neck along with a red ribbon.




Overall, I think my Christmas display looks nice and the nutcrackers add a lot of charm. I can't wait to display them each Christmas! They are definitely keepsakes!




When my little boy got home from school yesterday I heard him gasp from the sidewalk.  I looked up, and his little eyes were shining at the sight of the nutcrackers...and that's what its all about for me...to create a bit of magic for him at the holidays.





Next year I hope to improve on this set up, but I'm happy with how it looks considering I didn't own any out door Christmas decor last year. I'll have a great start for next year!



Thank you so much for visiting!

-Larissa













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12 comments

  1. Your porch looks stunning, Larissa! I can imagine the excitement that your son felt when he got off the bus to see those nutcrackers. They looks great with your lions flanking your front door. Those 1901 skates are amazing! What a great find!

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  2. Oh those skates are just fabulous! I adore the classic nutcrackers too. May your days be merry and bright!

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  3. I'm totally in love with everything on your porch, Larissa, it's all so fantastic! I never think to look at Walmart for outdoor decorating finds or wreaths so I appreciate the tip. It looks like they have some great pieces. I love your skates too. They're really beautiful. As always your home is just gorgeous! Hugs, CoCo

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  4. I absolutely adore your nutcrackers. They are perfect to greet your guests.

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  5. Wow, where ever did you find light up and music playing nutcrackers? They are fantastic! And the addition of wreaths to the lions is perfect. So fun! Love your porch.

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  6. Oh it looks great! I LOVE the lions and the nutcrackers are perfect for your home! I love the thought of Delaine being excited by them!
    The wreath is gorgeous! I would never have known it isn't real and the skates are a great find.

    So happy to have you join us for the hop! Merry Christmas!

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  7. It's an amazing start! I love the nutcrackers. Too cute. Your wreath and skates are fun too.

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  8. Your porch looks amazing and what a find those nutcrackers were! Getting approval from your son is everything! Have a wonderful holiday and so nice to hop with you!
    Shelley

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  9. Oh I am SO charmed by your porch, Larissa...magical, whimsical, and beautiful. I gasped, too...

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  10. Larissa, your nutcrackers are fabulous and I love your vintage ice skates! Have a beautiful Christmas season! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

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  11. Love your porch decor Larissa, those nutcrackers are such a fun statement. And those black skates are the perfect vintage look for your porch. Happy Holidays!

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  12. Beautiful porch decorations Larissa! I love your wreath so much and those skates are amazing. So smart to think ahead and buy something when you see it. Happy Christmas!

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