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Welcome to the third annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!

Stop by every day from December first through the twelfth for new ideas you can use to make your season brighter!

Meet your hosts:

Shirley~Intelligent Domestications I Alli~An Alli Event I Michelle~Our Crafty Mom I Marie~DIY Adulation 

Erlene~My Pinterventures I Beverly~Across The Blvd. I Debra~Shoppe No. 5 I Victoria~Dazzle While Frazzled

Megan~C’mon Get Crafty I Michelle~Michelle James Designs I Amanda~Domestically Creative

Deborah~Salvage Sister & Mister I Jeanie~Create & Babble I Sherry~Olives & Okra

Jenny~Cookies Coffee & Crafts I Emily~Domestic Deadline I Bonbon~Farmhouse 40

Leanna~Of Faeries & Fauna I Pam Larmore~P.S. I Love You Crafts I Kelly~North Country Nest I

Marie~The Inspiration Vault I Gail~Purple Hues and Me I Lynne~My Family Thyme I

Karen~Dragonfly and Lily Pads I Trisha~Blowing Away Out West Lorrin~Embrace The Perfect Mess I

Terri~Christmas Tree Lane I Sam~Raggedy Bits I Cyn~Creative Cynchronicity  Valeria~Val Event Gal 

Yami~The Latina Next Door I Jeannee~Centsably Creative I Tania~Little Vintage Cottage

 Lauren~Wonderfully Made I Vanessa~DIY 180 I Kimberly~A Wonderful Thought I

Kim~Everyday Parties  I Dru~Polka Dot Poplars

Simple & Rustic Holiday Porch Decor

rustic and simple holiday porch tour

Today’s porch decor is all about the simple and understated holiday touches.

simple and rustic holiday porch tour

I repurposed this summer’s galvanized buckets that once housed beautiful, colorful flowers with Christmas trees, lights and ornaments.

simple and rustic holiday porch decor

The rocking chairs are adorned with cozy flannel throw pillows and a fleece plaid blanket.

Full disclosure: we live in Minnesota and the liklihood if us actually sit out on the porch, wrapping up in a blanket is slim-to-none. But it sure looks good, right? 😉 

simple and rustic holiday porch decor

For the door, I grabbed a plain, green wreath and added a burlap ribbon bow and two jingle bells for a nice rustic touch.

rustic and simple holiday porch decor

My favorite rustic piece is this DIY – it’s supposed to be a lighted tree; can you see it?

My mom and I saw something similar at an antique shop several weeks ago and since we had a few pieces of barnwood lying around, I decided to give it a shot.

simple and rustic holiday porch decor

With all the chaos of the holdiay season, it’s nice to have something simple to welcome us (and guests!) home.

simple and rustic holiday porch decor


Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!

All our best,




  1. Jenny

    Very pretty! Just the right touch!

  2. Shirley Wood

    So warm and welcoming! Love the lighted tree, yes I see it and it is so pretty. Your dogs are gorgeous too!

    • North Country Nest

      Thank you so much, Shirley! We think they’re pretty cute, too 😉

  3. BonBon

    I love your rustic porch. Love the plaid and the tree in the galvanized bucket. Perfect. Handsome dogs.

  4. Deborah

    That is so dreamy! LOVE IT

  5. Leanna

    Your front porch is perfection. You may tempt someone to sit outside on the rockers inspite of the cold because it all looks so appealing.

    • North Country Nest

      Thank you, Leanna! We’ll see if it looks as appealing when it’s -20 outside 😉 😉

  6. Christine

    I love it and the lighted tree you did. Beautiful touch!

  7. Angina

    Rustic style for home decoration is my favourite. I like simple but meaningful things, things that are related to some nice memories.

    • North Country Nest

      It’s our favorite, too! Thanks for reading and commenting!

  8. Beverly Williams

    Finally a house that look like my own. I love the deco.Beautiful!!!


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