All posts filed under: Christmas

The House Is Too Tall For Lights: Exterior Christmas Decor

I would really like some icicle lights but the house is way too tall for lights. I purchased a spotlight to brighten up the front porch and I have solar-powered spotlights to brighten up the rest of the house. We finally replaced the flag pole and the flag. The landscaping is still on the to-do list. Painting the front door and frame is also on the to-do list. I am not completely happy with the wreath. I started with a grapevine wreath that I made with my parents a long time ago. I added a strand of glittery garland to the grapevine a couple of years ago. This year once I picked out the garland for the door, I decided to use this wreath and add in some pine picks, snowy pinecone picks, and cypress stems. I think it needs more snowy stuff. My mom suggested some shiny ornaments. I may try that next year. SHOP THIS POST    

Christmas Decor Preview

I have a few more Christmas projects to finish. While taking photos around the house, I noticed a few alterations I need to make. The front door wreath is too green and needs to coordinate with the garland better. The gold tree still needs some work too. The house is way too tall to attempt lights so I purchased a spotlight from Lowe’s.  It prevents the lights on the mini trees from looking like they are just randomly floating on the front porch. Back in September we hung the new porch light. I love it but I wish I had made Matt to clean the glass before we returned the lift we rented because it is covered in his fingerprints-haha. It is the small size of the Calisse 4-Light Pendant. It is huge so I cannot even imagine what the large version looks like in person. I forgot that I was supposed to paint the front door and replace the doorknob back in October. That project along with landscaping the front yard will be moved …

Christmas Patio: Farmhouse Style

During past holiday seasons, I purchased a lot of burlap and rustic Christmas decor to use along with my collections of pinecones, acorns, cotton stems, galvanized buckets, and magnolia stems. Since I am no longer decorating in that style inside, I decided to use the the rustic Christmas trees and burlap on the back patio. I found Christmas pillow covers similar to the fall covers I recently purchased and a cute doormat to layer over the tan woven rug. All the burlap string trees came from Target’s dollar section. The darker brown trees came from Hobby Lobby. I am sure they have something similar now. Unlike the fall decor, the Christmas decor does not match Colter’s sofa cushions but the mix doesn’t bother me. I hung the magnolia wreath on the back door and placed a mini Christmas tree wrapped in burlap material inside a decorative bucket next to my potted mint plant. I really hate that strange blue door and I am hoping to replace it and the door frame soon. We are eventually …