Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Let The Decorating Begin

Tis the season for holiday decorations! For the next twelve days I will be posting a photo or more of decorations throughout our house. Each day I will focus on one idea or theme. I hope to include as much information, to help with some fun ideas, to bring simple ideas to your own homes.

After the first twelve days of December pass, I will continue to post ideas and photos of my preparations for Christmas Day's family gathering at our home. These posts will probably include cookie baking, candy making, easy gift making, table setting ideas and whatever else I can share with you.

So today, before entering through the front door, I will share some decorations that visitors will see.

The one thing I love about our new house is the front porch. It's appearance changes during the seasons, just like the weather. At this time of year it shows signs of the season. We love the use of lights at this time, but try not to overdo it. Our preference is "clear" miniature lights. Garland lights outline the porch and garage area, in a scalloped fashion. A white wire tree stands near the front door with wrapped packages under it. On the red bench sits a worn enamel wash pan with a pointsetta plant (silk) and over-sized ornaments. An assortment of jars are filled with white batting and artificial snow, battery operated tealights are placed inside to flicker like candles. Near the door are old wooden sleds and pairs of ice skates and wooden skis.

The entrance door is embellished with an extra large bow. It is attached to our steel door by using several strong magnets.

So come on in, get warm and enjoy your visit!

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