Friday, December 18, 2015

Candy Canes and Wreaths

Hello everyone!

Well, it's official.  Just one more week till Christmas.  The countdown is on!  We will actually be celebrating on Christmas Eve though since my husband has to work on Christmas day.  I guess you really know how important a job is when you can't even get Christmas day off!  This should be his last Christmas to ever work since he plans on retiring next year.  

I thought I would show you the outside of our house decorated for Christmas.  I used a theme of candy canes and wreaths for it (like I have in years past).  

  




This statuary was once inside, but I decided to move it outside onto the stone steps.








At night, a few spotlights give it just the right amount of light to bring it to life.









I hope that you are ready for Christmas now that we're in the home stretch.  I plan on doing some baking this weekend.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

21 comments:

Doreen@househoneys said...

Lighting is soooooo important, and you nailed it Kelly! Beautiful!

I don't know what your hubby does, but that's too bad he has to work christmas, but as you said, it will be the last time so that must make you very happy :)>

xxx

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Your house looks beautiful outside all decorated for Christmas. I still have to go to the grocery store and pick up stuff for Christmas dinner, other than that, I am all set.

Linda said...

It looks like a set for a Christmas movie!! Just beautiful!! I love it all lit up like that!! I had no idea your husband was anywhere near old enough to retire!?

Linda said...

Oh so beautiful Kelly!
Yes it looks like it could be in a movie!

Sally Somervill said...

So beautiful Kelly! And I agree it looks pretty enough to star in a Christmas movie. I especially enjoy the nighttime shots. xo

Susie said...

Kelley, Your home is beautiful. I really like the wreaths. I hate when people have to work on holidays...but where would we all be without them. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Missy George said...

Beautiful Kelly..Your house lends itself to decorating...

Scribbler said...

Your house looks absolutely beautiful! I love the spotlights to highlight your decorations, too. Great minds think alike, I guess -- I going to do a little baking this weekend, too.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Your house is gorgeous! I love the wooded lot and all the wreaths are so festive. I bet it's relaxing to sit on your porch and sip hot chocolate in the evenings. That's great that your hubby will get to retire next year! I'm sure he's excited about that and I know you'll be glad to have him home on the holidays.

Cindy Rasley said...

Adorable! Love it! So warm and inviting! Great job!

cynthia lee designs said...

So pretty...love your outside decorating. I'm doing my baking this weekend too.
Merry Christmas!!
~Cindy

Junkchiccottage said...

Beautiful Kelly. It will be so nice when your hubby will have the holidays off when he retires. I know all the holidays without them being firefighters. This year our SIL that is a firefighter and my daughter that is a nurse are off both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Miracle right there and such a gift this year. Enjoy your beautiful family. Merry Christmas.
Kris

Home Decor Daily said...

A handsome house!

Bliss said...

When I leave is there a basket of real candy canes by the door, you know so I can have a treat on my drive home? I like wintergreen ones.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your house looks so pretty lit up at night, Kelly! Up until a few days ago it was as green in northern MN as it is in your photos! We've celebrated many holidays on the following weekend when one of our daughters and her hubby worked in retail. It's not ideal, but it's being together that's important. Love the candy canes on your front door!

Beach Realtor said...

Very Pretty!

Art and Sand said...

I usually have a candy cane on my door, but I went with a Christmas stocking this year.

Everything looks lovely at your house as usual.

Rustic Maple Elizabeth said...

Your home has great curb appeal and with the Christmas decor and lights is quite beautiful, Kelly. We have lots of nurses in our family (I was one many years ago), and a brand new firefighter grad, so we appreciate essential service workers. Hoping your Christmas is great and all the best in the New Year!

Sandy said...

The outside of your home is gorgeous! Love your front porch and the decor is beautiful! I just love this time of year with all the homes in our neighborhood dressed for the holidays.

Debby said...

Your home is beautiful. Have a Merry Christmas.

Buttercup Bliss said...

Your home is stunning lit up at night!! Just beautiful! I hope you and your family have a very merry Christmas!!