Don't hate me for showing you outdoor Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving. These are from last year! When you live in Wisconsin, one of the Thanksgiving weekend traditions is putting up your outdoor decorations. Because, there may be a day that you can put them up and NOT freeze to death. So I thought I would share these with you so that perhaps some of these ideas will inspire you! Last year, I took tons of pictures but wasn't about to post them. Because 'an awesome internet connection' does not mean the same thing in different parts of the world. Especially when you are in a tent in the tropics. But more on that another time.
I love seeing Christmas decorations. Last year, I was really impressed by the decorations which looked great during the day. Personally, I think this is harder to do and takes a little more planning than the lights at night. I actually started planning what I needed for mine in the early fall. It was the sled that was elusive but I was successful in finding one. Here is what was on my front porch. Sadly, that's about the extent of my outdoor decorating last year.
I will admit the fresh snow certainly pulled the look together :).
One of my favorite homes, in my subdivision, has a clean, classic wonderful Christmas look. One of my friends said we should just start calling it the HGTV house. Yes, others love it as much as I do!
And the welcoming bench by the front door. I think I need to find a bench for my front yard this summer! Or, this Christmas...
I have so many talented neighbors who have such nice Christmas decor.
Don't you love this pretty outdoor banister?
And this little sleigh, could it be more adorable?
Here is my neighbor's entry way. Lots of pops of red.
A close-up of the wreath.
And some more!
This is my favorite red accent. It's a Parol. A traditional Philippine Christmas lanterns. Isn't it pretty?
Sorry for the shadow on the Parol. The shadow just wouldn't move, no matter how nicely I asked!
And my favorite window boxes from this summer got a Christmas makeover!
Look closer. I did!
And the front door that belongs to the house with the window boxes I covet:
One more front porch that I think is just so pretty!
Let me show you some of these things a little closer:
With the matching tree:
Beautiful in it's simplicity.
Thanks to my friends and neighbors for letting me take pictures of your Christmas decorations and post them on my blog. You guys are awesome (and so are your Christmas decorations)! THANK YOU!
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Thanks for this! Early inspiration for before the holidays hit! I got a new idea here-for the house I've lived in for 20 years!! Also loved the red ribbon around the window box-really makes it pop!!
You and your neighbors have such good taste. I bet it's a lot of fun living in a neighborhood like that.
Yes, it is fun living in my neighborhood! And, many of my neighbors are very talented with great taste!
Cranberry wreath is amazing!
I do hope you will share your Christmas neighbourhood tour with my Big Christmas Link Party ! 🙂
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wow! They are all so pretty! I have been hunting for a sled like yours. So hard to find, so I am glad you found yours! I would love if you would share this at my blog party, Celebrate It!
It is all about celebrating our wonderful, everyday lives!
Very festive. We decorate after Thanksgiving too. PA has really unpredictable weather and I usually have a little extra help from my kids who come home for the weekend. I really like your sled vignette.