Decorating Mailboxes, Fences and Porches for Christmas

I’m sharing a few pics from the tour I went on today. I wasn’t able to take pics in most of the homes, but a couple of homes did allow some photography. Please excuse angles and some less-than-focused pics. I had to take pics quickly as people were moving constantly all around the rooms and into and out of my shots. I have too many pics to show in one post…but here’s a few…just for fun. πŸ™‚

I WANT a white picket fence~~~SIGH~~~

Love this magnolia swag…

Back porch decorated beautifully…

This was on the back porch above…

On a backyard picnic table…

On a front porch…

Hope you enjoyed coming along for part of the tour. Click HERE to see pics from another beautiful home I had the opportunity to tour and photograph last Christmas.



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  1. Michelle@Fromhousetohome says

    Beautiful! I love all the fresh greens, we're going for our tree tomorrow and I'll be getting some to decorate with. Was it raining? We're on our town's house tour next weekend and that is my biggest fear, that it's going to rain and be a sloppy mess in the house. I'm crossing everything it stays dry!

    I hope you'll share more pics from the tour!

  2. DanielleisNesting says

    Thank you for taking the time to post this! Gorgeous stuff! I really love the ornament hanging from the pot rack.

  3. I love all of these ideas! The backyard table looks fabulous. I think I will do that this year as we spend lots of time in the backyard by the pool at this time of year and I always forget to make it look festive.

    Best wishes,

  4. Splendid Sass says

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful home. I love the wreath of blocks and the framed art in addition to all fo the beautiful greenery!
    Have a nice evening, Susan.

  5. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Michelle, It was drizzling (is that a word) a little bit for the moonlight tour…but it didn't deter us. We just pulled out the umbrellas for the short period it was lightly raining. Most of the time we were inside, so it didn't really matter too much. In one house, we did have to wear those "thingies" over our shoes to protect the rugs.

  6. Thanks for sharing, you took some great pics today! Real evergreen everywhere…what says the holidays more than fresh greens? I once hosted a holiday Home Tour and had almost 400 people go through my home in 3 hours. It's quite an experience, but so much fun. Happy Holidays! πŸ™‚

  7. LOVE the photos and many great ideas… thanks for 'taking us along' on the tour! I need to get out to a Holiday Home Tour one of these days!! πŸ™‚

    God bless! <><

  8. Patti's Peach Basket says

    Thanks for sharing the pics. I especially like the wagon and picnic table. I think I will try that.

  9. LUCKY 7 DESIGN says

    Wonderful….thanks so much for sharing those Susan. I wish I could find holiday home tours in New Jersey. The only one I knew of was cancelled for this year. Beautiful ideas…thanks again.

  10. Julie Harward says

    I thought the cutest thing was the red screen door…so pretty! ;D

  11. Entertaining Women says

    I particularly like the magnolia swag, and the last pic makes me want to go take my daughter's Victorian doll house out of our warehouse. Thank you for sharing the tour with us. Cherry Kay

  12. Susan, thanks for taking us along. You are great to share these outings through your photos. I absolutely love the shelves of Christmas books. I have all of mine out on a table in my office, deciding which ones I want to share for FFT this month. Thanks for your visit to my Nutshell Library post. Pick one of your books and share it next Saturday! ~ Sarah

  13. I WANT a white picket fence…TOO!!

    HAve a great Sunday!!!hugs, Flavia

  14. I haven't been feeling well and felt WORSE because I had to miss our favorite Christmas-time Housewalk of large, historical homes in a nearby town this weekend. Your post kind of made up for it! I liked EVERYTHING you pictured here…The children's room was particularly interesting (I LOVE books)!

    Nothing beats the live greens, in my opinion. I thought the picnic table with greens & white candles was sweet, as was the wagon on the porch.

  15. Farah Muzaffar says

    Hi Susan love all the ideas, love the green trolley… and the art work is superb… Over all a beautiful decorated home…

  16. Susan, thanks for sharing! I love such unique and beautiful decorations. And I particularly love the fact that the house isn't a huge mansion….just a sweet "regular" home!

  17. Thanks for taking us along, Susan…they don't do Christmas home tours up here very often…too much snow & yuck to drag in, I fear. We got several inches overnight.

    I love the ornaments hanging from the pot rack…beautifully done with all the different levels.

    I am going to look for a gorgeous frame to put Ms. C's artwork into instead of just the magnets on the fridge…that idea is just wonderful!!!

    Love the burlap lined, greenery-filled wagon, too. I WANT ONE!

    This was a wonderful post. I sure hope the sun comes out so I can get some nice photos today & I can join in your party tomorrow.

  18. What a lovely tour! I love all the fresh greenery, and the ornaments hanging from the pot rack – what a great idea. The frame trick for your child's artwork is so clever! Kat

  19. Thanks for sharing your pictures. I look forward to seeing more! I went on a home tour yesterday and plan to post on it soon. I was lucky because all of the homeowners allowed pictures and the tour was not crowded.

  20. I love Christmas homes tours — went on one this week as well — in two of the homes, the trees featured tinsel!!!! Couldn't take pictures (and I understand) but oh, since it is to get ideas for the attendees, it's a shame that we can't!

    I loved all of your pictures and you did capture some great decorating ideas!

  21. Estela @ Weekly Bite says

    Thanks for posting this! This is great inspiration for my holiday decorating πŸ™‚

  22. On Crooked Creek says

    WoW. . .so many wonderful sights, where to begin? The red screen door blew me away! ! ! The mirror on the mantle was gorgeous and those children's books, what an idea. I've used children's books on the coffee table or the music stand, this was over~the~top adorable!If you liked the ornaments hanging from the pot rack, you'll like my chandelier this week! See you soon! I'm so excited to be joining your Deck The Halls Party!

  23. Designs By Pinky says

    Thanks for sharing these pictures! I loved that first picture, the house looks so great! Loved the childrens Christmas books all displayed too! Great ideas! XO, Pinky

  24. I have not had the opportunity to go on a holiday home tour (ever!) – so thanks for posting this. What a great holiday tradition. I may just have to seek one out!

  25. House and Garden Boutique says

    My favorite was the child's room with all the holiday book, and the ornaments on the pot & pan rack. What a cute idea!

  26. Those were beautiful shots! They all had such a wintry feel. I was transforming our garage yesterday, as it was in the 60's. HoHoHo

    Merry Jingles !!


  27. victorian parlor II says


    Everything is so beautiful! I was wondering if it is too late to join the party as I would love to attend:). Please let me know or add me to the list if it's not too late:).




  28. Mindi, mama and wifey says

    I just loved all the photos! Everything was so beautiful! These people should have moved out of your way… don't they know who you are ?!?!? πŸ˜‰

  29. I love home tours, I used to do them regularly but they have become scarce in my area. Thanks to you I can still indulge in a favorite pastime.

  30. Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan says

    What a great way to spend the day. Wonderful photos too. Hugs!

  31. Susan, thank you for sharing your pictures from the tour with us. I always love seeing how other people "do it up" for Christmas. I am hoping (crossing fingers) that I will have my decoratins up in time to join the party. :))))

  32. Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage says

    What lovely photos, Susan! Thanks for taking us on the tour with you.


  33. Liz@ says

    Very nice, thanks for sharing! It's always fun to see what other people come up with for decorating. I like the frame idea for the childrens pictures. It would work for many other ideas too as in just daily notes etc. Too bad you weren't allowed more pictures!

  34. Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea says

    How pretty everything looks-can't wait to have my own house to decorate. The Bavarian Christmas linky party is still open-won’t you come and join us at and while you are there join the give-a-ways going on

  35. Lisa's Creative Designs says

    Love the pics. I have never been on a HOmes tour but I would love it! I know they have them from time to time around here. I'll check it out.

  36. What inspiring photos. The balls on the pot rack where at the top of the I want list.. Thanks again.

  37. Days at Buttermilk Cottage says

    I LOVE home tours and holiday home tours are icing on the cake! This was a great post. I came away with so many wonderful ideas. Love the balls hanging from the pot rack.
    Best, Susan

  38. Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien says

    Thanks for sharing these pictures! The home tours must have been amazing. I love the picture of the mailbox and the bedroom with shelves of Christmas story books. I'm in love with the red screen door surrounded by greenery! I wish I had a screen door like that for my back porch!!

  39. Judy @ In His Grip says

    Okay, so the wagon is so cute. I would have to fill it with greenery however as live plants would never make it here in Kansas. Thanks for sharing the tour.

  40. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    oooooooh! loved the white picket fence and the red screen door!

  41. BEAUTIFUL pics…thankyou! Love the RED in each of them!!!

  42. ~Tablescapes By Diane~ says

    Hi lovely lady I would love to go on a Holiday Home tour he in my home town !!Everythins is so Beautiful Sue!

  43. A Toile Tale says

    Susan —
    Well,girl, you scooped me! I went on this tour yesterday, too, and took photos very similar to yours. I'll pass on this post and I'll probably do one on the Alliance Theater's Christmas House instead. Wasn't it great? I thought the bungalows were just darling and showed so much creativity.
    Linda @ A Toile Tale

  44. I'm honored! I began reading your blog a few months ago. You can imagine how thrilled I was to see my house featured here! Thank you for the kind words and thank you for capturing these images!

    (marietta pilgrimage, house # 3)

  45. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Thanks sooo much for opening your home up for the tour this year. You are so talented and my readers loved your home as much as I did. πŸ™‚

  46. The Pennington Point says

    Wow. I keep looking at the pictures over and over. By the time you got to the Children's Christmas books I was completely sold. Love it all. Thanks for risking life and limb to take them for us. Lisa~

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