Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Outdoor Decor 2012

There's a bit of a nip in the air today and it helped me get motivated.
I just finished the outdoor decor for Christmas.
Same as last year.  Same as every year.  
One word: Color!
I love color, all the time, but especially at Christmas.  
None of those plain Jane white lights for me at Christmas, no siree.  
The brighter and shinier, the better.

Mr. Grand hung the lights this past weekend
and they look wonderful.
Multi-colored icicle lights everywhere. 

And multicolored ornaments everywhere, too.
On the wreaths...

And in the window boxes!

Giant ornaments in bright, shiny colors.

I like some decorations to show up in the daylight
and these certainly do!

The front entry is decked out in all its seasonal finery...

I hung a sparkly needlepoint stocking instead of a wreath on the door.

The sled and the little red boots are ready for the season 
and hopefully a little snow!

    Wreaths on either side of the door, complete with shiny ornaments

And a shiny star hung from on high

You can never have enough shiny and bright...

The lights come on at dusk...
I love how Mr. Grand strung them across the porch, too-

because of the view from inside!  

Here's to Christmas Joy!

Linking to:
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits at Stone Gable
Thursdays ar Your Days at 52 Mantels
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

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  1. Hi Erin,

    I love this post! I'm so glad to find someone besides me who loves color -- especially at Christmas. It seems that everywhere I look online and in magazines, everything is all white, all the time. :)

    Have a wonderful week!


  2. We wait until those colored lights come on and then feel like the holiday season has officially started! Your house truly glows at night.

  3. Lovely decorated home. I like the needlepoint stocking in your front door.

  4. Pretty! I love the flower boxes with the big, colorful baubles! Your house is beautiful!

  5. Very pretty! I love your big ornaments-the bigger the better I say:@)

  6. Stopping by from the WOW party. I love your beautiful outside decorations! You really did a "colorful" job. I love the traditional colors of Christmas, too! I'll bet you have people stopping on your street at night!

  7. I love color too! Your flower boxes with the big ornaments are great!

  8. Erin - how pretty!!! Your house is amazing! I love it all! And I adoooorre your sideporch. What an awesome room that must be!!

    xoxo laurie

  9. BEAUTIFUL. Absolutely perfect. I love the JOY sign, the little red boots and the sled. Your ornaments are BIG...I love that they really fill up your flower boxes and can be seen from the street. Grace would love your house, she told me tonight that the white lights are boring, so she would definitely appreciate your sparkle and glimmer and color!

  10. gorgeous!
    I'll be happy if you have a look into my blog too =)

  11. your home is so charming, and i am feeling inspired to address my barren window boxes!!!

    hope you will have a chance to stop by, and today i am hosting a giveaway. hope you win!

    peace to you.


  12. Absolutely amazing decoration, your home is really beautiful, especially the otdoor decoration which give it a unique and peculiar look.
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  13. Oh you are so nice stopping by with lovely comments! I LOVE that pin pillow..darling! Your home and decorations are beautiful.

    Merry Christmas,


  14. So pretty! I just love the style of your house.

  15. I still like the antique sled and little red boots the best!!! So nostalgic for me since I grew up in Michigan and had them both as a child. Thanks for sharing!!!


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