Christmas Outdoors

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I’m having so much fun participating in all of the Christmas linky parties this week!  I hope you’ll check them out. There is a lot of serious talent and inspiration out there.
 
Tonight’s focus is on doors and porches.
 
 
 
I took pictures last night and during the day today.  My daytime pics aren’t that great though because it was a dreary, rainy day here.
 
My wreath came from Caryl’s Christmas Shop a couple of years ago.  I love all the glitz!  
 
 
I wanted my garland to be similar to the wreath, but not exactly like it.The garland is made of three cheapo ones wound together with about 200 lights added.  I was fortunate to find ribbon, picks and red hydrangeas that are exactly like what’s on the wreath.

Following the tips offered by the designer at Caryl’s, I made and attached the bow, wound the ribbon through the rest of the garland and filled in around and behind the bow with with flowers and picks.  Then, I started adding hydrangeas, ornaments and more picks – all the while keeping my eye on how things were distributed around the wreath.  I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out!   

 
 
On the porch area that  is off to the right of the front door, I added ribbon and bows to the existing pillows in the chairs.
 
 
Wired ribbon is the bomb, y’all!
 
 
The large stars in two of the lanterns are actually tree toppers.
 
 
 
Here’s the view as you approach the front door.
 
 
And here it is at night.
 
 
And lastly, here are daytime and nighttime views from the street.
 
Approaching the house from one direction…
 
 
…and approaching from the other side.
 
 
Now all I need are some Christmas Carolers to stop by!  Wanna come sing to me???
 
 
 

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  1. Cottage and Broome says:

    Love the wreath and the ribbon wrapped pillows, what a cute idea! Will use that idea at some point. Will be your newest follower, hope you will stop by and visit us, Laura – Cottage and Broome

  2. Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers says:

    How beautiful!

  3. Your home is so inviting! It’s so pretty all lit up at night. That wreath is gorgeous and you did a nice job with the garland. I like the lanterns with the stars and baubles, too. Thank you for sharing at my party!

  4. I would definitely come caroling to your house…although you might now want me to after you heard me singing! LOL! I absolutely love how you have decorated your house for Christmas and I’m super impressed with how you made the garland match the wreath. It all looks so beautiful and the stars in the lanterns is such a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing this at the Doors and Porches party. 🙂
    Vanessa

  5. I’m coming from HOH. You wreath and garland are gorgeous! I’m totally stealing your idea to “wrap” the green pillows on my front porch. I’ll be doing that first thing in the morning!

  6. Fa la la la LAAAAA!!!!! Your home looks spectacular!!! I LOVE the garland and wreath, BEAUTIFUL job!!!! I adore Christmas lights!!!! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home and creations! I will be posting my outdoors tonight. Hope you stop over!!! XO, Pinky

  7. I will come sing but it might be a little creepy with me all by myself. I love your pic’s and love the night ones! Thank you for sharing it tonight at “Meet Me Monday”! Love, Me

  8. The wreath is gorgeous…and the pillow with a big gift ribbon is my favorite idea this week! I am going to have to steal this for my porch! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!
    Miss Bloomers

  9. Wsprsweetly Of Cottages says:

    What a lovely home! The night photo’s are gorgeous!

  10. Beautiful! I love the garland above the door! What a wonderful idea!
    Jennelise

  11. Rosemary@villabarnes says:

    Your home is beautiful. Just the right amount of Christmas cheer.

  12. Oh my! Your front door and porch are stunning! I love the your wreath and garland and the lighted wreath on the garage. It looks great in the daytime, but fabulous at night. Well done!

  13. Absolutely gorgeous. I swoon for that black door by night and I pinned that bow wrapped pillow to my pinterest holiday board. :0 Love love love it all.
    Consider yourself featured Sunday night on BeColorful.
    :0
    Pam

  14. Your entrance, porch and door are beautiful and so inviting!

    Thank you for sharing the season at Potpourri Friday! May you have a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays!

  15. Anonymous says:

    It is very nice but I preferred to give u all my possesions and spend my life helping extreme poor in philippines. I ahve adopted kids who die if I not help and that to me is more precious and beautiful than anything you have. Each and everyone to their own but \I prefer people to material life. Excuse any mistakes but have health problems myself