Front Porch aka Stoop

12.08.2011

I don't have a nice large southern style porch. No siree, I have a stoop but, I make do with my stoop.


Everything I used this year I had on hand. I made a couple of changes to the swag after taking this picture.

I purchased this swag several years ago because it is pretty real looking. If I were to put live greenery out here it would not last very long because the sun beats down on this porch. I love this burlap ribbon that I just added and it is on sale now at Ballard Designs. I also added the string of brass bells that I have probably had for over thirty years.


Lanterns filled with battery operated candles are all I added to the porch.

I pull this very large lantern out every year for Christmas decorating. It has been used in several different places. This was a steal at twenty dollars a few years ago at Home Goods.

Here is a shot with the front porch lights on.

It usually just looks like this with the glow from the garland.

This very large wreath hangs on the large window. The old fashioned sign from Hobby Lobby carries on the vintage themed Christmas inside.


Sure hope y'all aren't up to your eyeballs yet with Christmas decor. I still have more to share and parties to join.


Joining the following:
At the Picket Fence front doors and porches holiday block party
My Romantic Home  for show and tell

59 comments:

  1. Kim that is one AMAZING stoop.. It's beautiful...

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  2. It's gorgeous! You have a beautiful "stoop" though, and I just adore the lanterns you've used for creating such an amazing porch. Your swag is very pretty too...I don't have but a door entrance too, to our Pent House apt. Merry Christmas dear friend. FABBY

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  3. Hi Kim, I love your "stoop". It is so warm and inviting.. I'm crazy over lanterns! A great decorating tool. hugs ~lynne~

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  4. Kim, what a pretty "stoop" you have! Those lanterns are amazing! I'm a sucker for lanterns; and yours make a great statement! Very pretty!

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  5. Kim - your porch is beautiful!! And, I love the addition of the lanterns. I'm crazy about them right now!! I might just have to copy your idea since my "stoop" is bare right now. As always, thanks for the awesome ideas :)

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  6. You know I love lanterns! This is so pretty! Amazing how some decor can last 30 years! That's the best kind!

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  7. I have to say Kim that you have the most beautiful "stoop" I've ever seen. Just the right touch of Christmas without being overdone. Perfection, oh and I'm in love with your porch/stoop light fixtures.

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  8. So amazing for for a stoop. This is lovely.

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  9. Love it Kim! Your garland is so lush and big. I hope to some on clearance one of these years. Hope your day is going well!

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  10. You don't have to have a large porch to make it look pretty, You have proven that!! So pretty and inviting Kim, Merry Christmas,
    Kathysue

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  11. Your Southern stoop is still wonderful. I have to try to get a night glow of ours, you did great!

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  12. I thought your first photo was from Pottery Barn Catalog or a magazine! It's very beautiful and striking!

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  13. Love your "stoop" Kim! I used lanterns on my porch too. I love they way they look old fashioned....

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  14. Kim, this is drop dead gorgeous. I mean it. Simplicity at its finest. I love it!

    Barb ♥

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  15. What a gorgeous "stoop" it is! LOVE those lanterns....beautiful!

    Lou Cinda

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  16. Kim, your stoop is gorgeous! It is classic, elegant and not overdone!

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  17. Beautiful and love the lanterns!

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  18. Kim, it's lovely and welcoming! I love the battery candles, too. I also have a stoop and wish it were larger.

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  19. Kim, I love the glow of your stoop! It's beautiful. We have a front porch that is pretty long and we never use it. I treat it like a stoop and just decorate at the door. Yours looks beautiful!
    Debbie

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  20. Hi Kim,
    Love the night shot, beautiful glow!
    The lanterns are gorgeous, I like how you added the bells to your swag. Every time you open the door, they will ring...
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  21. Kim - your front entry is just beautiful. The glow of the lights only adds to the welcoming feel you've created. Well done, thanks for sharing! :)

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  22. Thats for sure the purdiest dang "stoop" I've ever seen.... YES IT IS.

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  23. Your stoop is very inviting. You have great talent. I don't have a lantern, but I do have something that reminds me of one. I think I'll see how it looks on my front porch!

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  24. Kim, I love swags on doors and I have one this year to but I cannot join every party as I am just plain tired. Those lanterns are fabulous up there on the stoop. We have three lit penguins because my kiddo loves them and they make her happy and that is all that matters. I just brought her home from college and I believe I moved a mountain of stuff...girls. Tidings of Joy ♥ Olive

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  25. I love it Kim! I would say mine qualifies as more of a "stoop" too. :-) Yours looks just beautiful and I appreciate you sharing it at the Doors and Porches party!
    Vanessa

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  26. It's beautiful! So christmasy. Love all the lights.

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  27. Hey Kim~
    What a beautiful porch (stoop) you have created! The lights are wonderful.

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  28. Your stoop looks perfectly lovely...and do you not just adore battery candles!! They are fantastic!!

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  29. The window over your door is extra pretty. I love your grouping of lanterns and garlands all lit up and such an attractive swag wreath.

    I must look for the battery operated candles.

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  30. I really love how your front entryway turned out! The new ribbon and bells are so pretty on that swag. I love your lit lanterns out by the door too. It's all so well done!

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  31. Love your swag, Kim! I've been doing a swag for the past few year snow and I really like it. Love the lanterns ~ especially the really big one! They are perfect on your entry step.

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  32. I like how you added the bells and burlap ribbon to your swag. Looks great. I have the lanterns on the porch too. My girlfriend is using battery operated candles in her lanterns too. Costco right now has some awesome ones, 4 for 20 dollars. I'm using them for the wedding. Anyway, your stoop looks "stoopendous!"

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  33. Your stoop is a whole lot prettier than my stoop. :). Mine is so lack luster this year. I need to change some things, but I'm not into another "do-over". Love, love your lanterns and and the door arrangement. I'm still decorating, too. I want to get more done by the shed if the weather will cooperate.
    Have a great weekend.

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  34. I'm enjoying all the Christmas decor! Your porch/stoop is gorgeous and looks like it could be in a magazine. Love the lanterns too!

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  35. I have a stoop too. Oh the lucky ones that have a full porch.

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  36. Beautiful porch, stoop..whatever you want to call it! Love the garland all lit up!

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  37. Very pretty and welcoming, I love the swag.

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  38. Kim your front looks so pretty! Love the lit garland around your door! Martina

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  39. Gorgeous entry Kim, it is truly beautiful!!!

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  40. WOW! This is gorgeous... looks straight out of a Pottery Barn catalog. Great job!

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  41. It's gorgeous and amazing - it should be featured in a magazine! wow!

    Happy holiday hugs,
    Marie

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  42. Kim, I love what you did with your front porch, I mean stoop. I haven't been to a Home Goods yet, but I hear it's crazy good. I have a really cute vintage garland tutorial and giveaway at my blog. Come check it out. Thanks, Cindy

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  43. Wow! Your stoop looks beyond amazing! Gorgeous job! xo

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  44. Your front porch looks so festive and welcoming...and I love your Rustic Blue Christmas post!

    Jermaine

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  45. Well, I'll tell ya one thing, girly...you may only have a stoop but, OH, what a stoop it is.
    It looks like something out of a magazine. I swear, woman, you just seem to never run out of wonderful ideas for decorating.
    Love those lanterns and I want a big one like that.....for 20 bucks. :)))
    xo bj

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  46. Well that is one hell of a "stoop"
    if I say so myself!!! Love it Kim!!!

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  47. Your front stoop looks amazing. Love the lighted garland. I need to restring mine as the lights went out! That lantern make it looks so welcoming!

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  48. Kim, your front door looks both elegant and most welcoming. It's gorgeous! ~ Sarah

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  49. Oh, Kim. You make an amazing stoop!! I just love those oversized lanterns! blessings ~ tanna
    ps ENJOY your weekend!!

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  50. Stunning. I always love lanterns. I ordered the Deal of the Day lanterns.. LOVE THEM too!

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  51. Stoop or porch, it's gorgeous!

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  52. Hello Kim,
    Beautiful...I love the large lanterns!! Such a versatile decor item.

    janet xox

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  53. Looks lovely, my dear! Are you in a neighborhood where you can leave the lanterns out, without them magically disappearing? I'd like to move there!

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  54. I think it's gorgeous!! I love the lanterns.

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  55. Kim,
    Your front door looks beautiful. At first when I was looking at your pictures I thought your picture was from a magazine and then I realized it was your door! Beautiful!! Great pictures!!
    Wendy

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  56. The most charming front door ever.

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  57. I'm trying to pick new lanterns for the front porch and came across your blog. Love the lanterns in your pictures.

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  58. I'm trying to pick new lanterns for the front porch and came across your blog. Love the lanterns in your pictures.

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