Sunday, December 11, 2011

~~~WELCOME To Our Home!!!~~~

Happy Sunday to everyone!!! I hope you had a GREAT weekend. I can not believe Christmas is in 2 WEEKS!!!!! Where has the time gone? I am not ready, gift wise, but I'll get there! I try to AVOID shopping on the weekends, it is too crazy out there:):) So, here I wanted to share our outdoor decorations. These have been up since the Sat. after Thanksgiving but with all the linky parties ths is my first chance to share. Hope you enjoy. When I saw this first picture I decided that next year I am going to do lighted garlands around the door and side windows! They are looking too bare to me and I can't believe I never noticed that before. We used to have a lighted garland around the door but I had to use it elsewhere and haven't replaced it.
 We found our sleigh in Lancaster county, Pa. many years ago. We were on the HUNT for an authentic sleigh!
 I wrapped some garlands on it and one of them is lit! The Santa came from the shop where I used to work. As soon as he came in and I saw that he was SITTING, I knew I HAD to have him for the sleigh!
 The fence post Santa was bought at a craft fair many years ago too. The sitting snowman also came from a craft fair and you could have it personalized with your name!
 The Flexible Flyer got some new decorations this year.
 These plastic berries are the only kind that will survive frost. The ones that have a styrofoam base will pop and the white shows through.

 Doesn't he have a sweet face?
 LOVE......
 He is reading the Night Before Christmas!
 I added the lit swag to the snowman so he can be seen at night too!
 This little tree used to sit on our console TV, but now we have the flat screen so out here it came!

 Red and natural pine cones. The natural ones all came from my yard.

 This is a 5 foot wreath I made for the garage. I decorated it with a LARGE bow, bells, clusters of Christmas balls, gold pine cones and poinsettias.

 details...

 Here are some nightime shots. My camera does NOT take good nighttime shots and I apologize but wanted to give you the idea. There are candles in all the windows,
 red and green spotlights all across the house,
 the wreath,
 Santa nd the reindeer,
 a lit snowman waves to you as you approach,
 red and green spotlights on the stone garage wall,
 A snowmman greets you at the top of the driveway,


 The numbers are lit up and a candy cane on the mailbox (which Joe made too).
 A shot from the street.




I will take you into the foyer tomorrow. You may not believe what greets you there;):) My prized possession!!!! I will be joining all these great parties agian. Thanks so much for stopping by, I know everyone is so busy. Love to you all!!!! XO, Pinky
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27 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, I have terrible sleigh envy! That is gorgeous, and Santa is incredible. Your home looks so festive, all ready for the holidays. hugs ~lynne~

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  2. It looks so welcoming! Santa, reindeer and sleigh look beautiful. Everything looks wonderful!

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  3. Everything looks Fabulous Pinky. I am over the moon about your sleigh and that sweet faced santa...
    its like stepping into a wonderland. thank you for sharing your holiday home with us.

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  4. One word, beautiful!! I love your outdoor decorations and your Santa and Sleigh is FABULOUS!! XO ~LIZ

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  5. Your house outside looks gorgeous with the ebautiful raindeer and santa, awesome! The dorations at night look stunning, so magical! Beautiful dear Pinky, you are some decorator! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! FABBY

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  6. Oh WOW Pinky...everything is so festive...very nice! I want that sleigh!!!!!

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  7. Spectacular!! The Santa and his sleigh is awesome! Everything looks pretty, day and night! Beautifully done!

    XO,
    Jane

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  8. Everything looks festive and inviting, Pinky! I sure am coveting that wonderful sleigh. What a treasure! You better chain it down. ;o) The Santa that you have in there is perfect. I would love to come by your house at night and see all of the lights.

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  9. So pretty and festive! Love the sleigh! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  10. Ooops...that's a sled! We Southerners barely know the difference! lol

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  11. It all looks great. I remember the large sleigh form rms.

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  12. Oh I just adore your porch with that big sleigh. I have always wanted one of those. Your yard is so pretty and I am jealous of all your trees.

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  13. How gorgeous, Pinky!
    I LOVE your sled!
    Your house looks so wonderful in the evening shots.
    I was even admiring your super full and perfect bow on your wreath.
    I have a hard time with those!!!

    Love your holiday dressings.
    :)
    xoxox
    A

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  14. Wow, your place is absolutely gorgeous! Great job! Thanks for sharing :)

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  15. I love every single delightful detail! You have a wonderful way of decorating Pinky!
    xo

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  16. Pinky I love, love the sleigh in all of its finery!! You have created so many interesting holiday designs!!

    Come to enter the latest in The 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways from Design du Monde! It is a Framed Antique Architectural Print!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  17. How fun that you have Santa in his sleigh! Love it! :)

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  18. OH...I covet your sleigh! What a find! AND a sitting Santa! You hit the jackpot with that! I know the pictures don't do it justice. I bet it looks a hundred times better in person!

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  19. Pinky, my goodness, the sleigh is just beautiful!! And Santa could not be more perfect for it!! Beautiful at night too! Thanks so much for stopping by!! Hope you are having a great season!

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  20. So festive and welcoming! Love your Santa, he's so sweet! Looks like you're ready for a party!

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  21. Pinky,
    WoW! A real sleigh on your front porch...amazing!!! your outside decor is lovely , dear friend! Of course, the Snowman is my favorite. This scene will be enchanting with SNOW!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  22. Yes...you are indeed a Christmas girl...How long does it take you each year? I know it's a real treat for your family and friends. Mona

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  23. I love all your decorations especially that Santa!

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  24. Your home looks very inviting Pinky! Love the sleigh:@)

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  25. Love your huge sleigh.

    Hopping over from the Christmas in July blog hop - #57.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  26. Pinky~ I missed this post in the hustle & bustle of the Christmas season! I ADORE your sleigh! Your green and red spotlights are so cheery too :)

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  27. I love it! Christmas lights just make me smile! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

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Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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