About Us


Welcome to Prairie Porch

Welcome to Prairie Porch as I’m so happy to have you here. My name is Gaylene Christensen and I am the owner of this unique and fun store. 


There is quite a story as to what led me to open up a home décor and gift store at the age of 47 when I had no previous work experience with this type of retail or any retail in general for that matter. I guess you could say God was very present in my decision to throw caution to the wind and just dive right in and trust Him completely with this new endeavor in my life.


I truly believe God gives us all a purpose in this earthly life and we are to use that purpose for His glory and praise. At Prairie Porch you will find faith inspired décor and gifts along with an open invitation for conversation and sharing of your faith! My hope is that you come in with a décor or gift need and leave with a smile and spring in your step feeling completely filled with His light!

At Prairie Porch you will get a unique shopping experience as we have 3 floors of home décor and gifts.

In the main level you will find all the current home décor trends and styles along with visuals of how to use these décor trends in your home. If you need any help and advice we are always there to help you with the process of selecting the perfect piece or pieces for you home. Also did you know I make my own candle line? Prairie Porch Candles are made in my home using the best and safest soy and fragrance oils possible in the candle industry. I love to blend fragrance oils to make unique scents that you will not find anywhere else.


On the upper level of the store, Prairie Porch specializes in finding unique and adorable infant and toddler clothing, books, gifts, baptism and décor.  We have everything you will need for that last minute baby gift!


On the bottom level you will find a selection of faux botanicals that will look so life-like you would think they are real.  Prairie Porch has a reputation for the place to shop for your faux floral needs at an affordable price!


If you are reading this then you are already aware we offer many ways to shop Prairie Porch so always know we are here to serve you in anyway possible. Whether your preference is brick and mortar shopping or online perusing our desire is to serve you and make your experience as comfortable and easy as possible. Always feel free to reach out to me with any questions you have regarding your home décor or gift needs. 


“May the Lord bless you and keep you; may the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.”

Numbers 6:24-26


Contact Us

  • 105 S 3rd Street
    Arlington, SD 57212

  • (605) 203-0981

  • prairieporchphotography@gmail.com

Prairie Porch accepts VISA, MASTERCARD, AMEX, DISCOVER, PAYPAL, DEBIT CARDS, and SQUARE GIFT CARDS. All items added to your cart for purchase are subject to 6.5% tax rate which includes 6.5% tax on shipping fees as well.


Monday | Closed

Tuesday | Closed

Wednesday | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Thursday | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Friday | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Sunday | Closed