Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas Out Front.............

..........I don't do lights outside but, I have a few things out there that say Merry Christmas. At least in the daylight hours..........

This year it starts down at the street with the mailbox. I have had two rolls of this ribbon for several years and finally came up with a way to put it to use. It is a good, wired, and sturdy ribbon that has been rained on and I can't see any change in it. Just a small touch but, it is very noticeable.


It was overcast when the first two pictures were made and sunny in this one. The first ones are the right color.
Over on the corner in my little park-like area, three big balls hang from the arbor top, making a nice statement.

A new small flag here this year was a gift.
Moving on up near the front door.
I nestled two poinsettias in among the plants at the corner. You can see just one of them in this picture.
Early one morning I saw this shadow on the house wall just above the poinsettias. A big deer!!! And, what a rack of antlers!!!
What a let down to realize it was coming from the reflection of this glittery golden basket!  I liked the shadow better than the basket. The basket could look better with something different in it. Maybe I will work on that before Christmas day.  Can you believe! That is just four days away!!
A few more steps up the walk hangs this wreath and bucket of balls.
This picture reminds me of how I get in too big of a "hurry" taking pictures. A little adjustment would have made it better. Close ups show everything! Yep, the seam showing in the top ball bothers me but not enough to take another picture and get it on here.
Frosty is the greeter on the opposite side of the walk. He looks a little plain in contrast to the shinny, red balls.

I like his goofy face.
Looking onto the tiny porch.

I had no intention of purchasing  a new wreath this year until I saw this one yesterday on sale for $10. It is very showy on the black door.

I am just hoping something doesn't chew on the berries! That happens here. I am not sure if it is chameleons or bugs or what.

Above the bench is the window box. I have had most of these outside decorations for several/many years.  I still like old, vintage looking things for Christmas and don't feel compelled to invest in a lot of new things for the outside.
All dressed up and waiting for Christmas guests. I get such neat shadow plays here in the sunny mornings.
When I was much younger we always dressed in our best on Christmas day. Does anyone still do that?  Getting new clothes, in fact, was a part of Christmas.

At first, I had the mittens hanging on the door. I love this mitten arrangement and told about them in a post three Christmases back. That first year my door was red. The picture of them hanging on the door hit pinterest that year and that blog post is my most looked at one, ever.

I like them better on the antique, Pennsylvania sled with it's vintage sleigh bells. Just makes me want to take a ride in a one horse open sleigh!!

Well, it really won't be long until all these things will be packed up and put away for another year. In the meantime, I am headed out front to rake the leaves and get them up! It's a bright, sunny day. I will enjoy seeing each thing and am so thankful for all the many blessings I have, material and otherwise!


  1. Our internet service has been down so I've missed a few of your posts. I do enjoy them! I like the mittens displayed on the sleigh, too. The perfect touch.

    1. I have been missing you. Thought maybe you were just busy with holiday things and spending time with Amelia.


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