With the fall decor now put away, Mr. Bluebird and I spent the day getting the outside of our home ready for the holidays. We worked on the outside decor and also did a lot of pruning of shrubs, trees and perennials - so *fair warning* you might see leaves, branches and the like in this post, mixed in with holiday decor! It was such a nice day, we just had to take advantage of the chance to do some fll cleanup.
I wanted to keep things simple this year - inside and out - and chose a wintery, old fashioned look for the outside.
Our pretty lanterns with the seeded glass - love them! I put wreaths around the garage lanterns only, as I already had enough going on by the front door. Remember - trying to keep things simple.
My poor wicker table is on its last hurrah - and really looking much more shabby than chic. I think its working okay with the old potato basket filled with trimmings from one of our pines. Sadly, it will be heading toward the trash heap after the season.
Ditto for the Pier One red chairs. They really took a beating this year from all of the sun, but are still working out for this year's Christmas display.
Red twig dogwood trimmings from our yard, along with $5.99 wreaths used as filler and a birdhouse decorate our porch pots this year. The pretty wreath on our front door is from our neighborhood boy scout - an annual tradition for us.
Have you started your holiday decor yet? Are you already done? I'm just at the starting line!
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