Friday, November 27, 2009

No Place Like Home (For Christmas)

I want you to know that I restrained myself from posting Christmas decor photos until AFTER Thanksgiving, although we started putting out Christmas decor somewhere during the first week of November! I've had piano students come in and ask, "What happened to Thanksgiving?" Well for us, they kind of mesh together. I like to come home from the Thanksgiving holidays to my house all decorated for Christmas. However, I did decide to wait until the traditional time most folks decorate to begin sharing my Christmas decor! After all, some folks can't think Christmas until after Thanksgiving, and I understand!

I'm going to start in this post with the outside decor. We kept it really simple, as we have the last few years. I actually forgot that last year I made my grapevine wreath snowman for the porch and I didn't do it that way this year. I guess he'll have to be added to our privacy fence later. I never seem to get it exactly the same any two years in a row!

We traded in the house decked out in lights a few years ago by Jason's request (or maybe it was more of a demand)....And since I'm not the one that puts the lights up, how could I argue with that? Actually, we had seen others decorate with just greenery with flood lights lighting up the house, and we loved that look, so decided to give it a try a few years ago. We love that look now, plus it makes Jason happy and Christmas is supposed to be happy! Simple pretty much sums us up anyway, so the simplicity of this outside look suits us just fine.

Anyway, here's our outside decor this year!

Welcome to our country cedar home.....





Coming down the sidewalk....





The front porch....



Frosty welcomes our visitors.....



Hanging the wreaths by fishing wire secures them from blowing around in the weather and you can't even tell how they're hung (my clever hubby thought of that one)....



There really is no place like home.......especially at Christmas time!



Thanks for stopping by! :)

38 comments:

Wendi said...

Looks great! I have never noticed your shutters... Adorable!

We'll be putting up our tree today and there is one little girl here that can hardly contain her excitement. Have a great weekend!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh my goodness, Tammy- your house looks so beautiful!! Although I love lights at Christmas, I think the simple, country look is perfect for your home!

Carmen C. said...

It looks very welcoming and beautiful! I always prefer simple too, some folks tend to go overboard with lights and decorations and then it just looks like a bad train wreck, LOL!!!

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

How beautiful! Wish I lived there!!!

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

It all looks so festive and simple is sometimes best! I love the look! Looking forward to seeing more!!

basketsnprims said...

Everything is beautiful, Tammy.
Hugs,
Pam

Debbie said...

Your home looks so warm and inviting! I love the way you have decorated it. Can't wait to see what you have done with th inside! :)

Stay warm!
Debbie

Robyn said...

Your home is beautiful! I used to do the lights all around the windows and house and it was beautiful but I would obsess if a portion went out, plus it wasn't all that fun to get on top of the house...now we do the flood lights and simple wreaths and it's just as pretty but no hassles. Thanks for sharing! Your blog is beautiful!

Jody said...

What a beautiful home! I love the simplified look....so pretty!

Melissa said...

It is really lovely, Tammy! You have inspired me...off the dig out all my Christmas stuff!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

beautiful as usual..can't wait to see the inside...:)

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Tammy, your home is beautiful everyday, but especially so at Christmas time! Do I see a little snow? How wonderful! The simple look is what I strive for all the time. You always nail it perfectly!

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

Simply sweet and ready for Christmastime. Love it!

Have a fun and festive weekend, my friend. I can't wait to see more!

Julie said...

You are so right!! Your home looks so inviting and Christmas-y!! Have a super day. Julie

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Your house looks beautiful!!!

Laura said...

Really lovely job! I like your decor !!! And your house is simply adorable!
Laura

Mandie said...

Looks great Tammy! I love the simplicity of it all. Can't wait to see the inside... You did such a great job last year!!

arkie said...

Lovely! Postcard perfect!

Nancy M. said...

Your home is gorgeous! I love all the decorations and the heart shutters!

Anonymous said...

Tammy, you & Jason did it again!! Your home looks so festive, and very warm and inviting!

Dan put up our outside lights today. I got a few Christmas items out for some indoor decorating today, but plan on doing more of it tomorrow... We don't have our tree up yet. Maybe that will be something I can work at doing tomorrow..

I can't wait to see your inside Christmas decorating pictures now too, as I know the inside will be just as beautiful as what the outside is!!

Take care..

Love & Blessings,
~Lynn/OKC

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

It looks so pretty Tammy. Your house is so cute with all it's red shutters and I love the wreaths at each window. The snowman at the door is adorable. I can't wait to see what you've done inside!
Blessings,
Marcia

horse loving lineman's wife said...

What a beautiful house!! I love the simple wreaths. We have lots of windows in our house, and have thought about doing that here...so far it's just a thought.

Plaids-n-Prims said...

Hi Tammy,
I was so looking forward to seeing your home dressed for Christmas.The outside looks lovely and we can't wait to see the inside.

Gettysburg Homestead said...

Looks awesome!!!

Mary

Mel said...

Festive, warm, and oh so inviting... I wonder, if you have a crackling fire burning in your fireplace.
You have a lovely home, will be back to see interior decor as it is posted.

Blessings,
Mel

Madison said...

The decor looks great! We haven't yet put up our decorations. But I bet in a few weeks were going to go up in the attic and get our HUGE boxes of stuff! We usually keep it simple too all we do is some lights on the bushes, around the door, and put a deer out. And wreaths of course.

Sandy said...

Your home looks wonderful! I wish we could use flood lights but since we get ALOT of snow, they would end up being burried...LOL

wrcdgc said...

Looks great Tammy as it does every year. This makes my third year looking at your home and I love it today as much as the first!

Donna

Mandy in Mayberry said...

Love it!!! I wish we could put things on our front porch - our lab would destroy everything!

irishtropics said...

Your house looks like a perfect Gingerbread House!! And not only that, but it looks so very homey.

What a perfect Christmas home. I don't know where you live, but if it snows, you should take another picture!!!

I LOVE your story about Luke in the previous post.

AMAZING!!!

At Home With Amy said...

As always Tammy the outside of your home is just beautiful. Can't wait to see more on the inside.
Enjoy your week,
AMY

Elle Bee said...

Gorgeous! Could be on the cover of a magazine!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy,

I am going to give this a try per your directions. I sure hope it works.

I love the outside of your house. I love the simplicity of it.

Can't wait to see the pics of the inside.

{{{Hugs}}}
Cindy from CS

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Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Hi Tammy - what a beautiful home and I enjoyed looking at the pictures - just beautiful.
Karen

prashant said...

This makes my third year looking at your home and I love it today as much as the first!

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Notes from the Homestead said...

Hi Tammy!!
Thanks for leaving me a comment! It's so much fun meeting other Moms who enjoy the same things that I do!!! I will keep you and your family in my prayers that everything goes well with the adoption!!
Hugs from Minnesota!!
~Kim

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