Saturday, December 22, 2012

♥ A Cozy Christmas Tour (Our Home) ♥

I’m so thankful and blessed that Jason loves Christmas ever bit as much as I do. He’s always willing and ready to get down the tree and start the Christmas decorating.

There’s one part however that he’s never really enjoyed. That’s putting lights on the house. But he did it for years………for me, because I loved them!

Bless his heart, one year, he MADE icicle lights. Now this was before you saw them everywhere available to purchase. We saw a Victorian home that had them outlining their house and I fell in love with them!  We stopped and asked the folks where they purchased them (well Jason asked for me) and they said that they made them. So Jason came home and spent hours making them by stringing lights onto wire (made from clothes hangers). They were much prettier than the ones you can even purchase now. They hung so perfect! We used those for years and they were beautiful.

However, he finally convinced me that he wanted to try something different and that I would love it. He explained his plan and I wasn’t really that impressed. But then again, I wasn’t the one out there hanging lights every year (on a steep roof), so, I reluctantly agreed to it. He said he’d try it and if I didn’t like it, we could reconsider it next year. I thought that sounded fair.

That was the beginning of our new outdoor Christmas décor. I still love looking at lights, and I think they’re beautiful! But this just seems to fit our home. We get lots of positive comments on it and how it glows.

Our outdoor Christmas decor these days is just simple wreaths, greenery, and bows illuminated with flood lights.

Jason is happy. I’m happy. That’s a good thing.  :)

Welcome!  :)
If you're stopping by for the first time and you missed the interior photos, I'd like to invite you in for a cozy Christmas tour.  :)  You can visit the following links:  The Living Room, The Sunporch, The Kitchen, The Dining Room, The Cedar Loft,  The Foyer & Staircase, and Bedrooms, Bath & Hallway.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Merry Christmas!  :)

Linking to:  Mockingbird Hill Cottage's A Favorite ThingElaine's Sunny Simple Sunday.



Primitive Stars said...

Oh My Stars!!!!!!! so so beautiful Tammy, love the wreaths on all the windows, you did a wonderful job inside and out......Thanks for sharing your cozy home with us, Hugs Francine.

earlene said...

The wreaths are wonderful and shows off your beautiful home!!!!
Love your house and landscaping.
Merry Christmas!

Primlish ♥ said...

That is exactly what we do at our home too. I used to have the colored icicle lights on my old house and loved the gingerbread house look...when they stayed lit or didn't blow on the roof. When we moved to our home now, we did the wreaths and flood lights. Simple and easy! I thank those that do their own home in lights so I can still look! ;)
Have a very Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Debbie said...

Oh how pretty! I love it! Thanks for sharing...I so enjoy a peek into others Christmas decor! Enjoy your day!

SweetPepperRose said...

Tammy it's just beautiful! I love how you arranged your shrubbery with Nandina? in between the boxwoods. Pretty!

Diane said...

Couldn't be prettier!

Sandy said...

Wow! Thanks for the home tour! Your home is so cozy and interesting. Love the stove in your kitchen! I really love the door with the shelf it looks like you turned the door into a potting table. Your home is lovely. The loft looks like a little doll house get-away. It looks like a lot of fun spending the night in that space! I like the idea of flood lights. That's what we do now. I don't want my hubby up on the ladder going through all of that when there is a simpler way. I

Wendi said...

I like the simplicity of your outdoor decor.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Your house is beautiful! I adore the wreaths on every window, so charming.

Merry Christmas!

bj said...

Your home looks beautiful with the flood lights...and sooo much easier.:)

Claudia said...

I love this! I think you've hit on the perfect way to highlight your decorated home. Simple but powerfully effective.

Thanks so much for joining in this week and Merry Christmas to you and yours.


Sheila said...

I absolutely love your holiday décor and feel it was a wonderful compromise. The simplicity of the décor and style of your home is perfect and going with the old saying "less is more" surely is fitting in this case. I still enjoy seeing the light displays that are simply done..........NOT those "Griswald" light displays that are extreme, so glad we don't have neighbors who do that!
Merry Christmas to you and yours~

bettyj said...

I hate to take sides Tammy, but I have to side with Jason. I love the spotlight look. I think it is so pretty. Didn't comment much but enjoyed every tour. Everything looks beautiful. I too didn't use stuff, mainly natural, Nativites and Michaels Santa's. Merry Christmas to a wonderful family.

Susannah said... pretty! Jasoon was right and this is gorgeous. I love the spotlights.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and may God bring you all happiness and Peace

Merry Christmas, Tammy!

Blessed Beyond said...

It looks beautiful!!!!

Hugs and Blessings,

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Twinkle Terrior said...

I just LOVE your home and your shutters !! It is so pretty even w/o the pretty Christmas wreaths! OMgosh - how fun to come home to such happy curb appeal with those hearts on the shutters! Thanks for sharing such fun, happy, cheery pics Tammy oxoxxo God bless you too Christina

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