The outside Christmas wreathes have been with us for 17yrs and have had their share of change. They started out in the early 90's with red bows. It seems like the wind in Pa really takes a toll of them and we change them about every other year. Last year we changed to gold bows and gold ornaments. Here is last years picture (in our old house)....
The Christmas decoration didn't fare well in the wind and snow last year and I think the move was the straw that broke the camels back. Did I tell you we also lost a Christmas tree in the move? Oh...the joys of moving! Tony hung the wreathes, I think he was hoping they would be okay. Unfortunately they looked really pitiful!
Luckily for me! I say for me, because I am not the one that climbs the ladder in the wind and cold to hang the wreathes, that is Tony's job! That is why I say "lucky for me"....Rene from Cottage and Vine tweeted this awesome video from Sears and Eddie Ross.
Tony is a good sport and loved the red bells too! Sold! Off to Sears and bought all the red bells they had! Also got the two new wreathes we needed for the one side of the house.
Lets start at the front door.
Painted this little guy last year!
Here we are at the side of the house.
This is the door we use everyday.
Dad and Tony are drawing up the plans for a side porch.
Hoping that dream will come true this summer
and I can say good bye to the wooden railing!
(But you do remember what we started with?)
We hung real wreathes on the doors this year.
The lanterns are from Ikea.
Yes, we finally made it to Ikea. Tony and I took our first trip in Nov.
We can see why you guys love going. It was awesome. I am seeing another
trip in our future!
Still putting the final touches on the inside. Hoping to invite you
over for a peek next week....
Come party with us at:
Kim's Boring to Better Party
Linda at Coastal Charm