Haul Out the Holly

We spent the better part of the day hauling decorations down from the attic and up from the garage to deck the halls.  We did take a break to go to a tree-trimming party, so I’m still vacuuming up needles and stray bits inside, but the outside is pretty well finished.

I think we may add a garland around the front door.   Another option is to put a bunch (or swag, if you prefer) of evergreen under each porch lamp.  We have a boxwood wreath on the red door, but, of course, it isn’t lit.

I’d love to hear your ideas.


  1. Oh~my~dear,talented, friend. Your home is simply beyond Currier & Ives holiday perfection. Martha will be calling you soon for a photo shoot. It is so welcoming and warm and I know you have a hot toddy on the stove waiting for me! :) xoxo

  2. "Don't go changing, to try and please me"...according to Billy Joel....I love you just the way you are......

    Looks lovely!!!

  3. Gorgeous! Very inviting. Red bows on the lamps.

  4. I absolutely love it! What a welcoming home for Christmas! And I love that you photographed it at night...

  5. Really gorgeous!! I love the evening image!

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  6. I think it looks beautiful! Your house is charming.

    If you feel you must add more greenery, I would add something tall to the urns on either side of the door.
    The white branches look nice, and some evergreen, with perhaps a bit of red, would pop against your white wood house.

    But really, I think you've done a wonderful job.

  7. Your home looks gorgeous! So festive and warm and welcoming!

  8. well, it looks absolutely beautiful to me. what
    a gift to your neighborhood to enjoy the merry
    Christmas from your house!

    i would never presume to suggest a thing.

    thank you for treating us!

  9. your house looks fabulous--elegant and festive and just perfect! White lights are my favorite and we have two huge holly bushes that flank our front door--I love the holidays! Stop by for my giveaway this week, xxB

  10. Oh my, it looks absolutely breathtaking as is. So, so pretty!!


  11. Love both your home and your decorations!! If my house was symmetrical like yours I would also do wreaths on the windows - just love that classic Christmas look!!

  12. I love the wreaths in all the windows and the white lights glowing from the boxwoods. So pretty!


  13. Your home is beautiful! Happy Hoidays from your newest follower.

  14. Oh my! Your home is truly gorgeous and it is my favorite style of house by a long shot. You did it up so perfectly for Christmas! Thank you so much for linking up to the Inspiration Friday party!

  15. What a gorgeous home! I think it is perfect just the way it is.
    Merry Christmas,


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