Thursday, December 24, 2009

front stoop

here is the little decorating I did to the front stoop. It was not nearly enough to suit Miles, who is desperate for us to have lights galore. Maybe next year we will get to the lights... baby steps, baby steps...

the only thing I bought was the big wide cheap red velvet ribbon. and actually I bought it for a clients house and used the leftovers for me. I love that ribbon, it is the best looking ribbon for doing the outside of a house at Christmas - the wider the better!

all the green bits are from our tree.

this is my mail basket that I use for leaving my Etsy packages for the mailman. thought it needed a little dressing up as well.

this is our street lamp that has never worked (at least not since we have lived here...) it is on the long list of things to fix.

here is the wreath I made a few years ago - it has held up well considering.

it is just tinsel garland wrapped around a foam wreath, with some paper letters glued to it.

Still battling the cold. I am moving at about half speed, which means most people will be getting New Years cards this year, and some people may be getting gifts on December 27 instead of the 25, but we do what we can.

I am just glad to be with my family this Christmas and to have people in my life who understand I am not even close to perfect and who love me anyway, late gifts, messy house and all.


  1. How can I not pop by and wish my only friend named "Jerusalem" Merry Christmas!

    All the best!

    Lisa xo

  2. Oh I've missed visiting here during the vast busy-ness of this season I'm still not here for long and have much catching up to do. Still, I wanted to stop by. Here it is Christmas Eve and I have a pile of things still to do. Before I don my little elf hat and get busy, I wanted to stop by and wish you and yours a very merry Christmas. May this holiday season bring you much joy and laughter. May the gifts you give be received with delight. May your home ring with laughter. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  3. Lovely!!
    Merry Christmas!
    Hugs, Lisa

  4. Adorable and so happy : )

    Merry Merry Christmas!
    pink and green mama

  5. Your front porch is precious! I am still working on my Christmas card too. The family photo is taken and in the photo editing program. The cardstock is waiting by the printer!
    Christmas Blessings,

  6. I think it looks just beautiful.

  7. Merry Christmas--simply fabulous front porch!

  8. Beautiful! I used evergreens and wide red ribbon on my front porch too! Everyone on my street did too! Merry Christmas!

  9. I absolutely love the outside of your house. So, so charming!

  10. Out of the voice of my four year old princess..."Momma, her house is pretty. And rusty. Did she do it like that??" I just about fell out of my chair!! I do love your home and would trade in a heartbeat!!


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