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Monday, November 28, 2016

A Good Start


I did get Autumn put away and spaces clear off on Saturday like I said I would. We also got out during a gap in the rain to pick greens in our garden. 
All of my pottery collection is stored away to make way for the Santa collection

Sunday morning we made a wreath using greens we picked on Saturday. 


Much of Sunday was taken up watching sports. The Seahawks and the Sounders were both playing a 1:00. The football game was just another in the regular season, so we kept track of it but put our full attention on the soccer game. The Sounders were playing for the Western Conference Championship, and a chance to go to the final, the MLS Cup. 

The Sounders won! They play for the Cup on December 10th, opponent yet to be decided. The Seahawks lost to Tampa Bay. 

In the evening I unpacked the Santa collection and put them in place. 



Today the rain let up and we were able to get our exercise walk in, and then we worked outside. In order to put lights in the  house, Tom needs to clean the roof first. He takes the blower onto the roof to remove the moss and fir needles and cedar droppings. Then I do the clean up on the ground while puts up the lights. 
 It was getting dark by the time I finished the cleaning up at 4:30.  The patio and driveway and front entrance are all cleaned up. the house lights are up. More yard lights are yet to come. 
 I pulled out summer plants from the porch planters and filled them with greens. 
 Now the front entrance is looking ready for the holidays.
It's a good start. 

23 comments:

  1. I always look forward to your Santa collection. Susan bought me a beautiful wreath of fresh greens, my first. They don't last long in Texas. Here they should do well. I love it. I look forward to the rest of your decorating.

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  2. Yeah for a beautiful Santa Collection! Your front door area looks great! :)

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  3. What a lot of work it is to clear off all those shelves. I do like your Santas.

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  4. I like the way you include so much greenery in your christmas decorations.

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  5. Wow! You go all out for Christmas! I was thinking about putting up the tree, but I may just paint the living room instead.

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  6. You really are ready for Christmas. The house looks beautiful and the front area with lights and greens is wonderful.
    MB

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  7. wow, these are lovely santa collections and they look sooooo good. this inspires me to decorate my condo unit even if i am the only one living on it :)

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  8. Nice work! Love the Santa collection and the wreath! :)

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  9. It's so nice to see your Santa collection again! Lots of work, but well worth it. And the lights on the outside also look really nice. It's the season, all right. I felt bad about the Seahawks loss but happy about the Sounders. :-)

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  10. Wow, that is some Santa Collection. Must have taken years to accumulate. Love the lit look with the lights. Makes your house look so welcoming.

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  11. Impressive as always, my friend. I got the autumn stuff put away over the weekend but none of the holiday stuff has come out of the basement yet.

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  12. You did an amazing job on the wreath. I've tried making them and end up with scratched arms, lopsided branches, and empty spaces. Gave it up years ago, but your's is inspiring! You have an great Santa collection - so nice to have a collection that you take out once a year so you can really savor it.

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  13. I've never seen such a neat Santa collection!

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  14. Beautiful decorations. You have every right to be proud of your home.

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  15. Your Santa collection puts mine to shame. I have done my decorating. This is very early for me. I think I am making up for not having decorated for the past few years.

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  16. lots of hard work but it looks beautiful!

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  17. Oh wow! I love your collection of Santa's. Glad you have the patience every year to display them...so I get to see them. Your home looks simply beautiful.

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  18. How wonderful! Kind of like Martha Steward, but even better because it is so warm and personal.

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  19. You both are such energizer bunnies!!!!

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  20. Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! You are so ready for the holiday season. Your Santa collection looks priceless and is displayed so beautifully. I love the welcoming wreath. You are both super talented.

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  21. You do a beautiful job decorating for Christmas. Your grandchildren will always remember the joy of seeing your home some festive. You wreath is beautiful.

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  22. I love your Santa collection and the bookshelves are the perfect backdrop. Everything looks wonderful.

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