Monday, November 28, 2011

And then there were 3

I got my tomato cage lights trees up last night...

I'm working on something for my front porch pots -- building, painting... can't wait to get those out there and show you!  I've had a bad cold that's slowed me down -- not to mention the 20+ mph north winds we had the last 2 days.  Not a favorable combination...

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Pinterest Christmas, Part 2

And here is the implementation of idea number two -- ribbon and balls strung inside an empty frame.  You might remember the wooden frames I built and hung from my back steps -- and the dilemma of what to put on the insides of them?  And then I decided I like them empty... and then --

I had the ribbon and ornaments on hand already, and I used upholstery tacks to attach the ribbon to the frames.  The ornaments are plastic, so they should survive the elements.   It will be a little bit of holiday cheer to welcome me when I come home and come in the back of the house.

Pinterest Christmas, Part 1

I'm starting to actually implement ideas from my Pinterest Christmas board, as opposed to just collecting photographs.  Although I can take no credit for the ideas, there is some minor satisfaction in the follow through.

First, my dining room windows -- one photo from the inside looking out, and one from my neighbor's driveway looking up:

It's sort of hard to see, I know.  I used a $2.00 tension rod, white curly ribbon, my hot glue gun, and Christmas balls.  I like it as much as I thought I would, and it was just as easy as it looks.  You've just gotta love that. 

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...

I know you already said it in your head!

Isn't it pretty?  I'm either pleased or worried that I am the first one on my street to have lights on... LOL!!  There are a few houses around the corner from me that are decorated, though, and the house across the street is doing theirs today.  (Brrrr!)

I see that I have a few bulbs burned out -- close to the top, of course.  Drat.   Red was nice enough to come and help me get the lights up -- okay, so I prepped the lights and held the ladder, he did all the work...

More decorating to come!  I put the upside-tomato-cages-wrapped-with-lights-trees out today -- photo tonight.

I'll the the first to put it out there -- "Merry Christmas!"  (Man, who AM I??)