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At Last! A Really Nice Front Porch Calendar

Front Porch Parade calendar cover

After many years of not finding a great porch calendar, Dave and I decided to create our own.

We're very proud of it and think you will love the porches we included for 2017.

Front Porch Parade: The porches in our 12-month calendar belong to homeowners who are porch lovers like you. You will sense their pride (and maybe a bit of porch envy too) when you turn the pages.

Zazzle always has a discount code so look for it to use at checkout.



Porch Mugs for Porch Lovers

Home Sweet Porch mug Cute bumblebee mug for porch lovers Friendship mug - sit on the porch with me

Who doesn't love a special mug for starting their day? We designed both of these mugs with porch lovers in mind. Get your Home Sweet Porch mug, your Super Cute Bumble Bee mug, or this Sweet Friendship Mug - Sit on the Porch with Me.
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Christmas is in the Air!

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Candy cane reindeer doormat
Candy Cane Reindeer Doormat

Kids, young and older, will enjoy this happy reindeer candy cane doormat. Just right for your front or back door. 18 x 30 inches. Indoor or outdoor.

Welcome bird doormat
Welcome Bird Doormat

Why not make your entrance a happy place? This super cute bird doormat is just right for the winter months. Dimensions: 18 x 30 inches.




Barn winter flag
Rustic Barn Winter Flag

While the snow blows, it's a treat to see this primitive red barn flag waving from your porch. Nice size - 28 x 40 inches.

Kitten mittens winter flag
Kitten with Mittens and Scarf - Flag

Hard to resist this super cute kitten with mittens flag. It is 28 x 40 inches and comes in a smaller size, too.



classic red metal sleigh on front porch for Christmas
Beautiful Red Holiday Sleigh

Delight in this classic red metal sleigh- perfect for your front porch! 37"L x 16"w x 24"H

Decorate to your heart's content and fill with holiday greenery or faux packages!

laser light projector for Christmas
Christmas Laser Lights

Laser Light comes with 8 Christmas theme patterns for Christmas

It covers 2,100 square feet from 25 feet distance; kids will love the patterns: Santa Claus, deer, snowflakes, snowman, bells, stars and more




classic red metal sleigh on front porch for Christmas
Cordless Pre-Lit Mini Wreaths

Free shipping! For indoors or out these 3 mini wreaths run on 3 AA batteries and look adorable in windows.

Such a cheerful holiday decoration to brighten your home year after year.

laser light projector for Christmas
Pre-Lit Entryway Trees (Set of 2)

Free shipping! These faux evergreen trees light up in beautiful glittery bases.

Would look wonderful on your porch all holiday season and all winter long too.




snowman porch light covers
Snowman Porch Light Cover

A set of two Snowman Porch Light Covers fit easily over your existing lights - on the porch, garage or side lights.

Wouldn't these make the cutest gift? We think so! If you like this, there's a pumpkin porch light cover, too.

laser light projector for Christmas
Colorful Solar Lights (Under $11)

These colorful solar-powered globe string lights are lovely for Christmas, Halloween, a wedding or any celebration you like.

An Amazon Best Seller! Powered by the sun, there is no electricity, batteries or chargers needed!




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Traditional Hanging Christmas Ornaments - flat
Colorful Hanging Christmas Bulbs

candy cane lawn or porch decoration Check out these 1/4" thick corrugated plastic flat ball shaped ornaments. Weatherproof, they are printed on both sides in color-perfect for creating a wonderful aesthetically pleasing array on your porch or from a tree.

We found both bulb and candy canes! They are perfect for indoor use too.

Available at Amazon.




red metal sleigh for Christmas
Time for a Sleigh Ride!

This elegantly designed, decorative sleigh makes for a dashing display! At 37" long and 24 inches high, it's perfect for holding real or faux packages, ornaments, poinsettias, and more. Add lights to make a glowing array. Use inside or out!
Available At Plow And Hearth




wood snowman holding a chalkboard for front porch Christmas decoration
A Frosty Greeting!


At 45¾" high, our Frosty Snowman is a fun way to greet your family and friends for the holidays on your porch, along your walkway, or in your yard. The usable chalkboard allows you to write your own message.
Available at Plow And Hearth







Perfect Gift Ideas

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Look at This Wagon - Under $20

vintage wheel barrow and garden planter from amazon

Wow, we were surprised to find this adorable decorative Amish wagon for under $20.

Absolutely perfect for your porch or in the garden in front of your porch. Well, anywhere you put it, it would be so charming for showcasing flowers and plants.

Length of the wagon is 21.75" without the handle.


Two tier garden cart
Adorable Two Tier Garden Cart

Do you know someone who would love this two-tier garden cart? Just imagine the pretty plants you can keep on it.



Country store birdhouse
Charming Country Store Birdhouse

Hard to believe the details in this country store bird house.

So many amazing little details, you will feel like you are there.


Retro bird house
Retro Bird House

Do you like the daisies painted on this wooden bird house? The slanted red roof helps to shed rainfall.

Patriotic birdhouse
Adorable Patriotic Birdhouse

If you love red white and blue, you'll find this patriotic bird house to be a perfect little find. Even has a small porch.




Back porch puzzle
Back Porch Puzzle

A 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle of quilters enjoying the camaraderie of one another on a pleasant back porch.

Front Porch Rocker Art
Front Porch Rocker Art

This framed print of rockers on a farmhouse porch is a welcomed piece of art for us porch lovers. 20" x 26" framed.




Barn Quilts Give Instant Charm to a Porch

Barn quilt WV block Those colorful painted barn quilts we see on rural barns, are now making a presence on porches. Charming - country - Americana.

Dave and I have a barn quilt that we made ourselves inside our home. Always a conversation starter. The barn quilts you see here are handmade.

This blue, yellow and white West Virginia quilt block is handmade and distressed.

rustic barn quilt
Colorful Rustic Barn Quilt

Handmade from reclaimed wood, this colorfully painted barn quilt would bring cheer wherever it is hung.

Blue Barn Quilt
Blue Rustic Barn Quilt - Handmade

Dave and I are partial to blues and this rustic barn quilt in shades of blue is no exception




Everybody Loves Words on the Porch

Take me home country roads

Love the sentiment "Take Me Home, Country Roads". What a great piece of wall art for a porch.

It would be so charming no matter where you decide to hang it. At 11 x 19", it is stained in dark walnut and comes in blue with gold letters.


rustic barn quilt
Porch Hammock Chair

Unwind and relax in this colorful hammock for one. A nice way to add a spot of comfort to your porch. Comes with two pillows, too.

Blue Barn Quilt
Black Flameless Lanterns (2)

With glass panels and timers these lanterns will warm up your porch steps. No worry about flames or forgetting about turning them off.



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curved electric wood stove beside comfortable chair
Sophisticated Curved Electric Wood Stove And Heater


Mary and I love our electric wood stove and heater; we even use ours as a decorative feature on our porch during the holidays! They are ideal for screen porches and three-season rooms too.

This elegant stove not only looks fantastic but also can heat up to 700 square feet of space. It is cool to the touch (safe for children and pets) and emits a beautiful light from faux flames and embers.

Available At Plow And Hearth where you can watch the video to learn more!






reclaimed wood bench with iron leg base
Reclaimed Wood and Iron Bench


We love this bench which is perfect for a porch, screened or three season room, garden, or indoors too. Made from reclaimed lumber and with an iron base this bench will give you years of pleasure.

Available At Plow And Hearth






metal tree wall art on wood
Metal Tree Wall Art


colorful metal tree art We love wall art on the porch and these rustic metal tree designs create lots of charm and make for great conversation pieces. Perfect for indoors too, the bases are wood panels, are lightweight, and easy to hang.

Available At Plow And Hearth







copper rain chain hanging in garden area
Copper Rain Chain


Imagine 12 copper cups directing water to a rain barrel or into a garden area or yard. You get to enjoy the sound of water running down an eight-foot long copper chain in addition to adding lots of outdoor charm. It is easy to hang and they come in a variety of styles. Makes a wonderful gift idea!

Available At Amazon






stained glass panel with a variety of birds
Stained Glass Panel


stained glass panel with a variety of birds in window We love our stained glass panel (a really nice gift from our son and daughter-in-love) and know your recipient will too. It measures 13 inches by 24 inches and will definitely add a charming touch to any room.

We hung ours in our breakfast nook and get to enjoy it everyday!


Find this one and many more with other designs at Wayfair.






standing wind chimes over potted plant on porch
Standing Wind Chimes


Not only charming but also tranquil music to your ears! This stand alone wind chime can hold a potted plant up to 11" high - combine it with a poinsiettia or other colorful plant and you'll have the perfect holiday gift! Truly a gift to be enjoyed year round.

wind chimes against fall foliage We found lots of different wind chimes options; one of which will surely suit your fancy!


Available At Amazon






basket with color pine cones and firestarter in front of fireplace
Color Pine Cones and Firestarter Gift Basket


What a perfect gift! Have a fireplace or know someone who does? They'll definitely love receiving this thoughtful color pine cone and firestarter basket. This red wicker basket contains two pounds of fast-burning fatwood, two pounds of color cones, and two wax-bottom fire starter cones.

Available At Plow And Hearth






personalized heirloom plaque for home
Heirloom Personalized Plaque


personalized name plaque for home Personalized heirloom plaques make for a unique gift idea. We found lots of plaque options at Plow and Hearth, one of which we are sure your friend or family member will enjoy for years to come. Hang one on your porch or place in your yard.

Options Available At Plow And Hearth







fly rod table lamp
Rustic Fly Rod Table Lamp


fly rod table lamp in living room on table How neat is this! Have someone on your list that enjoys fishing? As a fishing enthusiast myself, I thought this fly rod lamp was really an ideal gift idea and would work well on a desk, table, nightstand, or three season room.

Styled to resemble a fly rod and reel, this could be the best gift for your favorite angler.

Available At Plow And Hearth





Our Technology Pick

Hard to beat this! A Kindle Fire for under $50. Perfect for reading a great book on your porch!
kindle fire from amazon
A Kindle Fire For You!


Find this and other fantastic technology gifts at Amazon.


Games to Enjoy on the Porch

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boneyard dominoes porch game
Play Boneyard Dominoes

Unplug and enjoy some family entertainment on the porch. 2-4 players, ages 8 and up. Nice gift idea. It's dominoes of course.

crazy like a fox porch game
Crazy Like a Fox Porch Game

The "fox" steals points and turns the game around in his/her favor. Ages 8 and up. Fun for the family.






boneyard dominoes porch game
Circa Baseball on the Porch

Swing the bat for the fence and enjoy a little old fashioned baseball. Great game for grandparents to play with the kids.

tic tak toe for the porch
Crazy Like a Fox Porch Game

You'll will love the antique look and your kids will love both the airplane and auto playing pieces.











Surprise young and old with a traditional game and take a respite from technology for a short spell.

shut the box game with dice
Shut The Box


This is a tabletop version of a popular English pub game; roll the dice and try to cover all the numbers in order to ''shut the box'' and win the game.

Available At Amazon






baseball pinball game
Classic Baseball Pinball Game


Play this classic old time baseball pinball game; fun for all ages.

Available At Amazon






deer in headlights game
Deer in The Headlights






Everyone will have fun playing the deer in the headlights game; race around the board until you roll "Deer In The Headlights"!

Available At Amazon









Porch Amenities

Porch Swing

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Amish mission style heavy duty porch swing
Amish Heavy Duty Mission Style Pine Wood Swing


See this popular swing, along with many other fantastic styles, in our complete porch swing section.



black front porch mailbox on stand We found this retro mailbox that would bring a sense of yesterday to your porch.


Porch Curtains

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outdoor red striped porch curtains
Classic striped curtains
Find these unique porch curtains in a variety of striped colors.




pretty white outdoor curtains with grommets
Wispy porch curtains with grommets
Give your porch a sense of privacy and sweetness with these wrought iron print outdoor curtains that hang easily. Comes in 84" and 96" lengths.




See an entire array of all types of porch curtains and shades!




Porch Fans

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oil rubbed outdoor fan
Oil Rubbed Bronze Outdoor Fan
We love our outdoor fans on the porch to help stay cool on hot summer days. We have two on our front porch and one on our back porch.

low profile white outdoor fan
Low Profile Porch Fan
The low profile makes it possible to use this fan on almost any porch - even one with lower ceilings - doesn't hang as low as other fans.






Be sure to see more outdoor fan ideas for your porch!



Lamps for Your Porch

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charming outdoor table lamp
Outdoor Table Lamp
Our table lamp is on every evening; we use a timer. A lamp makes our porch friendly and inviting even in the evening hours. The ambiance and light from a lamp is wonderful.

nice floor lamp on porch
Porch Floor Lamp
Floor lamps add warmth to any porch.












See a wide selection of both table and floor lamps.




Products Our Readers Purchase Over and Over

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No hole hook for vinyl siding
Vinyl siding hangers - just clip on

Mary and I use these no hole hooks on our porch and they work great.

sliding vinyl siding hooks
Sliding Vinyl Hangars

See this on amazing hooks you can use for wreaths and other outdoor art work. We love 'em.




pet clawguard to protect doors
Fantastic Door Scratch Shield

Mary and I saw this product had great reviews; protect your front door from scratch marks. Nice way to keep your door looking great.

It's transparent so it works with any color of door just fine. Measures 18" wide x 43" tall.

pet-safe screen doors
Pet Screen Door

Your small dog or cat can go in and out of this pet screen door (saving you from getting up and down!). You can lock it from either side if you want them to stay put.

For pets 30 lbs. or smaller; opening is 8" W x 9 1/4" H



Construction Manuals, Guides, and Tools Our Readers Love

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Wonderful gift ideas!

porch construction book
The Ultimate Guide to Porches
is our recommendation for anyone contemplating or planning to build a porch - great information and easy to use!



porches and sunrooms book
Porches and Sunrooms

A neat reference for homeowners who want to add or remodel a porch or sunroom. Included are some excellent real-life examples with beautiful photographs.

porch living book
Porch Living

A nostalgic look at porches from the structure to the comfortable furnishings and plants. Why are porches so loved and revered as an addition to one's home?





The Porch Book by Better Homes and Gardens
The Porch Book

Inspiring and helpful book that conveys the beauty and essence of adding a porch to various styles of homes

Porch by Richard Grant
Porch

Beautiful photographs combined with lovely words to describe the essence of coming home to a wonderful porch





working alone construction book
Working Alone

Offers oodles of tips and techniques when working alone. (Comes in handy when working with a novice neighbor too!)

ultimate deck design and build book
Ultimate Deck Building Book

Great guide for designing and building a deck; quite useful for building porches too!





working alone construction book
Frame a Roof Manual

The go-to book when building a porch, shed, or other structure with a roof.



ultimate deck design and build book
Frame Construction Graphic Guide

Whether novice or pro, this frame construction graphic guide is full of tips and processes for framing almost any structure.




deck or porch board straightening tool
Deck Board Straightening Tool

I love this tool; makes quick work of straightening deck or porch boards. Pays for itself with the time you'll save during construction.

deck or porch board spacer and alignment tool
Deck Board Spacer and Alignment Guide
Another time saving device - space and ensure screw alignment across your porch or deck in one easy step.





Introducing Our Molly Jo Daisy Book Series

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A dream of Mary's has been to publish children's books that inspire kids to think well of themselves and look for the best in life. Here are her first 3 books - perfect for reading on the porch to your kids or grandchildren.

Molly Jo Daisy is a 9-year-old girl who lives with her Mom, Dad, Grandma, brother John and sister Grace. Like any other 9-year-old girl who loves her family and her house, Molly Jo gets worried about school assignments and teased by her brother.

In this series, Molly Jo learns a lot about herself, about not giving up even when things seem impossible, about looking for good things even when nothing looks good. She has a special relationship with her supportive Grandma which shines through in her books.

Molly Jo Daisy Not Giving Up cover Molly Jo Daisy We Have to Move cover Molly Jo Daisy Prayers from My Heart cover

Each of Mary's books is written in verse and perfect to read on the porch with your children / grands. Sometimes they will laugh out loud at what Molly Jo says and sometimes they will feel Molly Jo's pain. Molly Jo's prayer book is from her heart; funny, sincere and so typical of a 9-year-old.

In her upcoming book in the series, Molly Jo and her family will be settling into their Maine home. Molly Jo wasn't so sure that moving was for her (Book 2) but after coming to terms with it, she's ready for new adventures in the beautiful state of Maine.

Molly Jo Daisy: Not Giving Up on Amazon

Molly Jo Daisy: We Have to Move on Amazon

Molly Jo Daisy: Prayers from My Heart on Amazon





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