Sunday, December 16, 2012

Outside Christmas Decorations

Hello everyone!
 
Gosh, what a weekend!  First of all, with the tragic news of the school shooting in CT, it has made me so sad to see the news coverage of that terrible event!  I can't escape it and it's hurts my soul to see and hear about the loss of life that happened last Friday.  I am unable to fully understand how anyone can take the lives of such young children like that.  It certainly makes me nervous about the safety of my own child still in elementary school himself! 
 
We did end up taking advantage of Saturday to get some much needed Christmas shopping done though.  I've been busy wrapping presents and stashing them under the tree. 
 
I wanted to share some of the outside Christmas decorations on our home.  I wanted to go with an old fashioned farmhouse feel to my decor this year.  More greenery and red and white stripes.  I threw in some burlap and galvanized tubs too.  Here is what I came up with.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The small trees, at the bottom of the steps, have white lights on them at night. 
 
 
 
 
 
The candy canes light up at night too.
 




 
Some night time shots.........
 
 
 
 
 
Now, I've got a busy week ahead next week.  It's my son's last week of school before Christmas break. We will attend  a Christmas breakfast with his class and a game exchange.  I've got some Christmas cookies to bake and need to finish up some more shopping.  Whew!  I probably won't be blogging as much next week as a result.  It's getting down to "crunch time". 
 
Hope you all have a great week ahead!
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
~ Kelly ~ 

 
 
 
 
 


34 comments:

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Kelly, the outside of your home is just beautiful! I love those candy cane and lollipops!

It is so sad and my heart is heavy for the loss those families are going through.

If you care to join, we are doing a Blogger Day of Silence on Tuesday. I put some information about it on my blog. Just something we could do together as a blog community to help with donations for the families.

Enjoy your time this week with your son!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks great and can't wait to see it all in person on 12-24.

Laura from Top This Top That said...

Hey Kelly- makes you want to homeschool ugh? Your front entrance looks so festive and bright ( especially with your lights) Enjoy the holiday festivities.

Stacey said...

Perfection! Love your southern style house.

Deserae said...

Your decorations look beautiful!!! I love the little trees in the glavanized tubs....so very cute!

My heart breaks for the families who lost their children in the tragedy on Friday. I personally don't think there is one answer such as homeschooling or tougher gun laws. I think it needs to be a combination of a LOT of things!!!!
~Des

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Beautiful, Kelly. Love the trees in the tubs, and the pops of red.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Kelly: It is too beautiful. Love all the homespun feeling it gives and just so sparkly. What a great job. I finally just got my biggie blog off but still more to go, hope there is time for it all..Happy Sunday..Judy

NanaDiana said...

Kelly, Your porch and outside area is just beautiful. I really like the way you did the railings on your porch. AND I love the stacked stone. It is beautiful. Blessings to you in this upcoming week-xo Dana

Anne said...

Kelly your porch is gorgeous.I don't think I have ever seen photos of it before! LOVE your greens and lights around door and those wreaths are all so pretty too!
xx
Anne

Judy said...

everything is so festive and pretty kelly...i hope i can get some good pictures of what few decorations i have to share but if not, there's always next year!

i did some shopping today with my daughter and have only one more gift to buy for my son who is sooo hard to buy for!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kelly, your decorations are so pretty. Love that red urn! You have really done a beautiful job with all of your decor this year.

Bonnie said...

Kelly, Your home looks beautiful outside. Thank you for sharing all your decorations.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your house looks amazing! It is so beautiful and festive! I love the wreaths and the burlap stocking and my favorite thing is the urn full of giant candy! So fun for the kids!

Linda said...

I LOVE the white lights!!! Everything looks picture perfect!! I see I missed a post so I am off to visit it now!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

looks so festive! love the white lights

cynthia lee designs said...

The outside of your home and porch are so beautiful!! Thanks for sharing it with us.
My heart is breaking for the families who lost their children and love ones.
~Cindy

Scribbler said...

Your decorations are so pretty -- lots of charm! I really love your big porch, too.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Love the pictures with the lights on!! Enjoy every moment of this week's crunch... last week's tragedy gives special appreciation of time with our own... blessings ~ tanna

ImSoVintage said...

Kelly, I love your front porch. It is the perfect combination of festive and farmhouse. Have a wonderful week, my friend.

Hugs,
Laura

Debbiedoo's said...

Looks so pretty Kelly. I love the stocking on the door. Enjoy the season! Going by way too fast.

chateau chic said...

The outside of your home looks so festive and pretty with all the lights. Love how you paired the burlap stocking with the wreath. The galvanized tubs make great containers for the little trees.
Mary Alice

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Everything looks so festive!
Love it!!
Enjoy your days with your family!!
Treasure them....

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

It's beautiful! I love the stocking on the wreath. And lit up at night your house is just dreamy!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Oh my Kelly, gorgeous, gorgeous! I hope you really enjoy this Christmas week with you son's school events. I miss those! I'm way behind but determined to enjoy the season too :)
xoxo, Andrea

Missy George said...

Very festive..Thanks for sharing Kelly

Susan said...

Kelley just found your blog. I am your newest follower! I love the french stocking. Did you make that?

Pondside said...

It's all so very pretty with the lights on. It looks like you're all ready!

must love junk said...

Gorgeous!! I love the galvanized tubs, and the urn with the 'candy' is so fun!!
Susan

Pat said...

Your front porch is beautiful Kelly!

Wishing you all the best this Christmas season!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I'd forgotten how lovely your porch is. Love the sitting area. Looks to me like you are all set...your halls are definitely decked!

Andrea said...

I'm just getting caught up after being sick....your home decor is gorgeous! I go over the top inside, but we are not good about decorating the outside. In fact, we only put up a string of branch lights (down our driveway) and 1/2 are burnt out. We really need to try harder next year lol.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful Kelly...you did a wonderful job!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your home looks wonderful, Kelly! I love the candy canes and the ornaments on your porch railing.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Designs By Pinky said...

How I love your porch and entryway!!! It is GORGEOUS all dressed up for Christmas. Thanks for sharing this! XO, Pinky