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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Making A Start




I've decided to go minimal on the Christmas decorating this year, at least that's my intentions.
I do seem to have trouble knowing where to stop, once I've started.

For many years, I would hang twinkly faerie lights from every eave of the house, every tree in the yard, even the bird houses would get a mini-set of twinkle.
I would be the crazy neighbor, hanging lights from the porch long after dark, whilst the rest of the world snuggled inside.

This year, the front porch has been decorated with a  Balsam Fir wreath, and the doorway draped in a  White Pine and Cedar garland, freshly shipped from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
Antique wooden sleds stand sentry on either side of the door, in the event we are treated to a surprise Christmas Day snowfall.
*grin*
Simple decorations shared from Nature's bounty.

8 comments:

DJan said...

Very festive! I almost bought some pretty decorations at the Farmers Market today, but I decided to wait until next week instead. You have done a beautiful job already. :-)

donna baker said...

I can smell it Jo.

Rebecca said...

I truly think "simple" is best - especially the way you picture it here...

Kathy said...

I have so many Christmas decorations, but there is no way I can use them all. I trade out each year so it always looks different. Otherwise I would be joining you putting up twinkly lights after dark. (Although that sometimes happens.)

Merlesworld said...

I try and keep it simple to.
Merle..........

Nellie said...

What is it that we like to say - "Less is more!" We haven't begun here, though that is on the list for the coming days.

Gammy Tammy said...

Simple and natural woodland decorations on Christmas is my favorite. Lovely picture!

L. D. said...

Put it up as you see fit and quit when you want to. I sometimes just don't bring everything upstairs and leave it to maybe show another year. The wreath is very nice.