When we were in the process of building our new house this past spring, I was unsure how I would like the size of the front porch. Our last home in Wisconsin had a huge front porch - just over 200 sq ft. You can see what I'm talking about here. I was determined to pay just as much attention to the outside of our house as the inside here in Minnesota. I've always had no problem making our home's interior look pretty, but the outside....well, in Wisconsin it was our landscaper friends and next door neighbors who made it look good.
Now that we are here, I realize it was the size of the front porch in Wisconsin why I never did much with the porch aside from these outdoor lighted holiday gift boxes that my handsome handy husband made. Our old porch was just too big. I thought our new porch would be too small, but now that I've decorated our new front porch for both fall and Christmas, I definitely prefer the smaller porch over the larger porch.
Christmas porch pot planters can be very, very pricey. Our local grocery store here in Rochester had them for $80. Woah. Yes, they are gorgeous and had beautiful birch logs in them, but $80? No way!