Sunday, December 5, 2010

It's beginning.....



to look alot like Christmas


everywhere you go;
take a look in the five & ten glistening once again,



with candy canes & silver lanes a glow.


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
toys in every store


but the prettiest sight to see


is the holly that will be


at your own


front (back) door!

My sweetheart & I had the most wonderful day on Saturday,
"decking" the deck for Christmas.
We brought the Christmas music outside
and even took a few "tea" breaks.

The inside is a bit turned upside down,
but a few things have been placed.
I hope to share a
 Christmas Open House
with you soon.
(but I will let you in on a little secret)
we are "treeless" this year

The first time ever!!!

I will be putting one up - at our son's home.

I'm joining the others at
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30 comments:

T's Daily Treasures said...

It is definitely looking like a Christmas Wonderland at your place. Absolutely beautiful! Wishing you all the best for this holiday season. Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world. Blessings, Tammy

Julie Harward said...

No tree?! Well, everything else is gorgeous, love that deck! ;D

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful Christmas decoration, I lake it!
Kisses.

Pondside said...

You may be treeless, but it sure looks like Christmas around your house!

Jill said...

lovely Christmas photos - I must start getting Christmassy soon! Have a lovely Christmas with those you love.

Shilo said...

Karen, your porch is absolutely magical! We decorated our tree yesterday. Hope to post pics soon! Hugs, have a great week!

Ingmarie We said...

Well, your deck definitely look like a Christmas fairytale land. Very beautiful. And you have made a lovely mosaic.

Mildred said...

Love your colorful and festive photos - can't wait to see more!

Lori said...

There are trees by the blow up snow man. Bring one inside! Wow, I don't know if I will ever be able to go without the tree, maybe a charlie brown one will have to do one day.

we three dogs and me said...

Love the deck no snow. Everything is very christmasy it makes my heart sing.

A Garden of Threads said...

It all looks so beautiful. Hope you have a fantastic week.

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Beautiful photos. I especially love the gazebo!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

So pretty! And the music just made me feel like I was right out there with you!
Have a joyous week!

Vee said...

Oh it's definitely looking a lot like Christmas here! I loved reading about the way you and your hubby decked out the deck together. You both obviously know how to make chores pleasant repasts. Enjoy!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

So very beautiful! You truly have the gift of decorating.

I'd love to be enjoying your view with you over a cup of coffee...and Christmas cookies! :-)

Windy said...

I LOVE the deck! I want to come sit there for a while :) Can't wait to see the inside!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Look at you!!! How beautiful..and your pictures show up so wonderful on your blog...oh, my!!! I feel like I am there enjoying it all myself.
Have fun putting up at your son's home...my just laughed at me when I tried that at their apartments..no mommy touches...I did send candy one year!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Beautiful photos. Everything is gorgeous.

FrouFrouBritches said...

Oh, wow! Everything is sooo beautiful!!! Your deck is amazing! What a wonderful day you must've had. Sounds a little romantic. Hope we get to see the tree you put up at your son's house.

Kimmy said...

I absolutely love your picture taking! Makes me want to come visit you! :)

Pat said...

Beautiful post, Karen! Simply beautiful!

Vanessa said...

Hi Karen! Oh, I love your "decked" out deck! It looks amazing and you guys did just a fabulous job! :-)
Vanessa

Sailing Simply said...

Hi Karen! I am sorry to hear you are treeless, but who would have ever known. LOL! Your deck is positively gorgeous, it's so radiant! I love the berries on the front door too! I know your son is looking forward to you helping him with his tree, I am sure it will be beautiful! I look forward to seeing your craft project as well. Thanks for stopping by!

Diana said...

Enjoyed a first visit. Your pics are beautiful!! Have a blessed day, and come see me sometime.

Melissa Miller said...

It all looks very beautiful! I LOVE your front door basket. Precious! :)

Dianne said...

So sweet that you and hubby had such a lovely time decorating. Those times are what make Christmas memories so precious.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty and festive mosaic. Thanks for sharing your very pretty decorations with us.

Debbie said...

Hi Karen, you take such fabulous photos! I love the night shots.

cityfarmer said...

Hi K,
I bought the little black wellies to sell them, but then .....

BUT may still put them on etsy right after Christmas!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Hi Karen, I am taking Mary's suggestion and visiting 2 before and after since it is so hard to get around to everyone. You blog is beautiful and your MM is especially beautiful. My house has been Mrs. Santa's workshop since I made all of our Christmas gifts. Time to clean up now an decorate. Blessings to you and yours.
QMM