Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas Outside

Hello everyone!

I grabbed my camera to snap some pics of the outside of my house just in time before it started raining.  There were mostly clouds outside and not much sun, so this is about as good as I could get for you.


I decorated my house in the same color scheme of red and white, this year.


Wreaths with red and white ribbon were hung on the windows.



Over sized red and white ball ornaments were hung from the porch.


Red ribbon was wrapped around the columns.


Garland with red and white bows surround the front door and a bright red polka dot stocking hangs front and center.  Little potted trees with lollipops anchor each side.


A bench is fashioned with pillows and a throw.




As you can see, most of the trees are bare now and the clouds are hanging low.


But the red and white colors of the decorations help cheer me up for now.

Here are a few night time shots.

Each year we shine spotlights on the house.  I like to see the house lit up at night among the trees.




The garland around the front door and the little potted trees shine brightly with white lights too.




Merry Christmas!

Thanks for stopping by.

~ Kelly ~

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32 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Actually it is better to take outside shots when it is overcast or very early or late in the day so these shots are good. Everything is so cute.

Junkchiccottage said...

Kelly,
It is just stunning. Your outside is as beautiful as the inside. Love that porch.
Kris

Patty Rumaker said...

Your porch looks wonderful. I love those large ornaments hanging on the porch.
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Very beautiful!! I love the stocking on the front door. We have an oval glass piece in our front door too and I think a round wreath looks weird on an oval, so I never know what to do. The stocking is a great idea!

‚Ą≥artina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very pretty Kelly...love the night shots!

Kim M said...

Gorgeous! I am pea green, I live in a small beach cottage and a big porch isn't part of the deal! What a lovely home you have, inside and out!

Babs Richman said...

Your house is gorgeous! I love the red and white colors and the cozy bench and door stocking. We bought flood lights a few days ago, but haven't gotten them out yet. Maybe this afternoon, since we're supposed to see the sun. Yay!

Olive said...

Love the night shot Kelly. If you get sun there first please send it here too!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh I love seeing your porch Kelly…you decorated it so beautifully!…love the hanging ornaments..we just hung ours this weakend on the porch too…waiting for the rain to stop so I can take some pics…I think we area getting the same kind of weather!...

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Your porch is everything a Christmas porch should be Kelly. Love the large hanging ornaments.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kelly, your outdoor decor is so pretty! The red and white just pops! The ornaments are awesome; and the seating area is so welcoming!

Cozy Little House said...

Looking good! So pretty with the red and white.
Brenda

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

So pretty!! Love the red and white!! : )

~ Wendy
http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Wanda said...

Boy could I just feel the love and joy jumping right off my computer screen.

What a delightful warm and friendly home you have. Before we retired we had a large home, but moved to be close to grandkids, and love our little cottage. Easy to clean, fun to decorate (smaller) and fits my dearest and me like a soft glove.
Merry Christmas.

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

Hey kelly. I have always liked spotlights shining on a house. So pretty. Finally sun today. Yah!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

My very favorite are the oversized ornaments...or as Joshua would call them "balls". lol

Deserae said...

Your house looks so fabulous all decked out! I love that cute little stocking hung on the door. The night time pics are my favorite....everything looks so magical all lit up :o)
~Des

Judy said...

I say it every year but I LOVE the outside of your house and the night shots are so pretty! this is the craziest weather we're having...when we left home Friday for Atlanta it was hot as a firecracker and then Saturday morning it was freezing! I didn't bring a heavy coat or gloves for tailgating at the game so I was happy to get inside the Georgia Dome...but what a game! War Eagle!

Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas season. How is your son doing at boot camp?

cynthia lee designs said...

Your home is so pretty all decked out for Christmas! Love the red and white.
~Cindy

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your home looks beautiful with your red accents and white twinkle lights, Kelly! I love your Dr.Seuss (that's what it reminds me of) stocking hanging on your front door!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Kelly, your house is GORGEOUS!! I don't think I have ever seen the outside. That porch! The lanterns! The stone! It's just beautiful. Love your decorations too :) xoxo!

White Weathered Hutch said...

Oh How Lovely!!! I especially love the night time shot...

The Refeathered Roost said...

What a beautiful home and porch. Love the bench with the throw and pillows...looks like a great spot to cuddle up with a cup of hot chocolate!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

I think one of the very first posts of yours that I read was about your front porch (in spring). It's what hooked me on reading your blog. So it is fun to see it now in its Christmas finery. My favorites are the potted trees with lollipops and the ball ornaments. It would brighten up any cloudy day.

Charity Thomas said...

Everything looks wonderfully cozy! I love the color scheme, I too chose mostly red and white this year. Happy Holidays!

Scribbler said...

Outstanding! You have such a pretty home, and I love the porch.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love it, Kelly! Those little potted trees with the lollipops are so cute! I also like the way you lit everything up at night. Very welcoming and pretty!

Linda said...

Pretty. PRETTY. PRETTY!!!! Just as I KNEW it would be!!!

nannykim said...

Very happy, homey, and inviting. Loving the black contrast too that is on the shutters, chairs,etc

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Gorgeous, Kelly! You have a beautiful home.
xx,
Sherry

Anne said...

Your home looks beautiful on the outside too Kelly! Love that door stocking....so cute!
xx
Anne

Debbiedoos said...

Your home looks absolutely beautiful all decked out for the Holidays.