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I’m very happy for the snow we got just in time for today’s post. I’m sharing my outdoor Christmas decor and new lighting – which I’m so excited to share with you!

The last time I shared my Christmas porch was for my recent Christmas home tour, and I happened to be lucky enough to capture a few shots after a fresh snowfall then too. If you haven’t had a chance to visit my tour, you can see it here

As soon as Christmas is over, I can definitely do without the snow and freezing temps we get here where we live! It does make for beautiful scenery though, don’t you think?

*I’ve partnered with Progress Lighting and King of Christmas for this post. While I’ve received product in exchange for writing this post, all opinions are my own, and I only feature products truly love. Affiliate links are provided throughout, or at the bottom of this post for your shopping convenience – see my full disclosure policy here.


If you have seen my Christmas tour, and if you follow me on Instagram, you may remember getting a glimpse of my new porch pendant light too.

I have to tell you, I am in love. I

The styling is exquisite and the scale is perfect – so MUCH better than our rinky dink light we had here before!

This is the Crestwood pendant from Progress Lighting. It’s a classic design with the look and feel of a traditional gas lantern and it suits our home perfectly. It’s exactly what I’ve envisioned here since the day we moved in…


When we first built our home, we planned to sell within 2 years, and we made the conscious decision to invest as little money as possible in anything aesthetic, since many of those items would not yield a large return.

Well, here we are, 6 and a half years later, and it was time to finally change our outdoor lights.

Making the right lighting choices plays an enormous role in the look and feel of your home. It’s a very personal decision, and says more about your personality than you realize.

We’re slowly changing the lighting in our home…although I do still have a few more to go, you can see them here: Dining RoomMaster BedroomKitchen pendant.grey-stone-house-gray-siding-new-england-coastal-architecture3

We’ve also changed the other lights on the rest of the exterior as well.

I went with a different style for these ones, because they’re not on the same elevation as the porch light fixture, and quite far away from it, I didn’t feel it was necessary that they match.

In fact, the porch light is an interior light (which I almost hung in our entryway instead because I love it so much!), and has no matching wall sconces. By the way, if you’re going to hang an interior light fixture you should make sure to check with the manufacturer that it can be hung outdoors.

Our porch is covered, so it’s totally fine.

This light, also a classic design, has the same feeling of a traditional gas lantern, and it’s a perfect compliment to our porch lantern. This is from the Endorse Collection, which does have a matching pendant, if you prefer to have everything coordinate.ourdoor-lighting-winter-christmas-swag-silver-bowOne of the features of this light that I love, is the LED light it comes with – no need for a bulb and it shines through the glass at the top for a beautiful illuminating effect. Keep reading to see how pretty they look all lit up.ourdoor-lighting-winter-christmas-swagourdoor-lighting-snow-christmas-swag

Let’s have a look at the back porch where I chose to hang my new flocked wreath from King of Christmas right below it (we used a 3M removable hook to affix it to the siding). The wreath is prelit and has a timer, which is perfect for cold climates like ours.

And here’s our new light, shining bright a few hours later.

The light quality is really pretty and together with our wreath, it gives a beautiful holiday glow. I love that you get a glimpse of our Christmas tree through the glass here too.outdoor-lighting-flocked-wreath-french-doors2outdoor-lighting-flocked-wreath-french-doors


The light shines beautifully on the frosted swags and bows that we hung on the side elevation of the house.
ourdoor-lighting-winter-christmasI think next year, I will try flocking my wreaths that hang on the windows, for a more cohesive look.ourdoor-lighting-winter-christmas-swag-silver-bow3 I love these swags I found and that they blend perfectly with the color of our exterior. The glow of the lanterns are so beautiful too.

Back to the front porch and my second King of Christmas wreath. When I started shooting for this post, I had our old wreath hanging up.

I was going to use this wreath on the inside of our door and then decided to swap when I came back outside to continue shooting with the lights on. It’s just so pretty when it’s lit with all of the outdoor lights on as well.

I wanted more contrast against the black door and it does exactly that. We decided to put up a tree out here for the first time this year, and I used some spray snow to give it a frosted look. It looked too dark in that corner as is and I’m much happier with it now.front-porch-christmas-lantern-pendant-lightI truly love a classic look with our garland and potted fresh greenery.

To create these pots, I head to our local farm or nursery who sell fresh cut branches by the bundle.

We leave the dirt in the pots all year, and I simply push the branches into the dirt one by one, until I get a shape that I like. Then, I use my silver decorative picks and intersperse them with the pine branches.front-porch-christmas-lantern-pendant-light-flocked-wreathHow stunning is this light? It’s so bright and casts such a gorgeous illuminating glow.front-porch-christmas-lantern-pendant-light-flocked-wreath3

I picked up a coupe of new black lanterns and brought out my glass canisters from the kitchen to complete the look as well. CITRINELIVING -OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS DECOR AND NEW LIGHTING

That wraps up my tour of our outdoor Christmas decor and new lighting.

I definitely think next year I’ll be flocking or spraying the darker greens of the garland and window wreaths for more of a frosted look. What do you think?

Would you do the same or leave them the way they are? Thank you for reading with me, as always, I love to have you here!CITRINELIVING -OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS DECOR AND NEW LIGHTING



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  1. tamaraanka says:

    Yes they are! These are from Balsam Hill!

  2. Love your porch!! Could you tell me where you got your 2 Christmas trees and are they pre-lit?

  3. Hello! I am in love with your home! Hoping you can share your paint colors!? Merry Christmas!

  4. tamaraanka says:

    I wish I knew what it is! We chose everything through our builder many years ago! It’s a mix of warm and cool grey tones, and the grout is flush with the stone so give it an ‘old’world’ appearance. I hope that helps!

  5. I’m particularly interested in the exterior stone on your house. You wouldn’t happen to know what it is would you? We’re doing exterior work next year and would love to use this stone in particular.

  6. tamaraanka says:

    I’m so happy to hear that! I’m sure it will all look gorgeous with your home! Thank you so much for stopping by, I’m so happy you found some inspiration! xo

  7. I ordered the 4 light fixture. What a great find at a reasonable price. It is just what I wanted for my front porch.
    Thanks for sharing your design talents with all of us.

  8. tamaraanka says:

    Thank you so much, I truly appreciate it! This is the 4-light option, and I have it linked right here in my blog, if you want to purchase through my site :) Thank you so much for stopping by and I’m so happy to have you here!

  9. I love your lighting choices. Your entire home is beautiful!
    One question- Is the out door front porch crest wood pendant the 3 or 4 light size? It is hard to tell from the pictures..

    Thank you!!

  10. tamaraanka says:

    Trace, I knew you’d love this! Love you! xoxo

  11. tamaraanka says:

    Jen, thank you so much! So happy you like it! Thanks for stopping by! xoxo

  12. tamaraanka says:

    Thank you so much Deb!! Have a very Merry Christmas my friend! xo

  13. Tam
    I LOVE the lights and the front one sooo much…gorgeous. it continues with the dining room chandelier, as the next light you see after entering your home! They’re both similar!!
    You’re correct about having snow at Christmas, I too wouldn’t change it. That’s what makes Christmas beautiful here
    Look how perfect it makes your beautiful home glow xoxo

  14. Okay, now I want new lights! They are beautiful Tam! Gorgeous Christmas decor too. Timeless!

  15. What a beautiful and inviting entrance!!!! Gorgeous!

  16. tamaraanka says:

    Kris! You know my pain haha! I used to cringe every time I would look at our light before, I ALWAYS hated it! I am beyond thrilled with this lighting and am so happy you love it too, thank you for stopping by! Have a great a weekend!

  17. tamaraanka says:

    Thank you so much Bree! I’m thrilled you like them and I couldn’t be happier with them myself :) I always love your kind words too, it means so much! And btw, you don’t need an invitation, our door is always open! xoxo

  18. tamaraanka says:

    Thank you so much Izab! I love that you love them and they’re perfect for your house!! I’m always so grateful for your feedback, thanks for stopping by as always!! Love you! xoxo

  19. tamaraanka says:

    Thanks TJ! So happy you like it! Love you!! xoxo

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