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Monday, November 26, 2018

Lights!

Rain is on the way, days of rain, so Tom had to take advantage of this dry weekend to get the outside lights up.

He always starts with the house lights.
 While he was doing that on Saturday, I started on the inside, getting all of the pottery collection packed up and stored, and all of the autumn decorations put away. Table tops are cleared off and shelves are dusted, in preparation for bringing out the Christmas decorations. 

We had a dilemma about putting lights in the front yard. It seems that in doing our front garden remodeling this year we got rid of most of the bushes we usually put lights on. Then there were the lights that no longer functioned. So we were off Sunday morning to Home Depot to add a bit to our display.  
 Now lights are in different places and we added two new spiral trees and some sparkly packages. 
 Tom got everything out and up and lit.

While he was doing that, I worked in the garage making two more wreaths.  Our Thanksgiving day wreath is up by the front door.
 This all natural wreath is for Jake, since he is more of a purist. Actually this is a first for him, but I made it because I overheard him being sarcastic with his cousins at Thanksgiving. He is not much of a holiday sort, and when one of his cousins said he needed to get into the holiday spirit and he knew we had been making wreaths out in the shop, he said, " Maybe I would if I had a wreath for my door."  So now he will. We'll see if it helps. 
This one is for Jill and the kids. I know they are in the holiday spirit. They put their tree up today.
Our tree is a ways down the list, but the decorating should be done here by Friday, and yes, that includes the Santa collection. 

15 comments:

  1. Very exciting! You are so sweet to make wreaths for your kids as well.

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  2. Your place looks great. The lights, and also the wreaths!
    I hope Jake gets into the holiday spirit. One of my daughters
    gets really down over Christmas. It's not the season of Peace
    and Joy for everyone.

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  3. I love being able to have freshly cut greenery. Artificial just doesn’t do it for me.

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  4. So the season has officially started! So good to have twinkly lights at this time of year.

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  5. I love your pretty lights, the old and the new. They would put anyone into the holiday spirit! :-)

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  6. Wonderful light display! Your wreaths are lovely:)

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  7. Absolutely lovely, both the lights and the wreaths! The two of you are very creative.

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  8. You have to be super organized to get all this good stuff set up.

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  9. The lights look amazing, what a wonderful display. Impressive wreaths, beautiful.

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  10. I wish I lived next door to you - then our non-lights house would just be overlooked and people would look at yours!

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  11. I would love to drive by your house at night. It's so pretty! And the wreaths! I would be happy with any one of them, but like Jake, I love the natural ones. Jake's wreath would look pretty on our cabin.

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  12. Love those sparkly packages. Hope the wreath puts Jake in the mode. It moved me.

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  13. Now is the time, before Thanksgiving doesn't work for me...shopping for a live? wreath this week.

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  14. Oh my gosh! It all looks so beautiful and festive. We don't have a thing up yet inside. Well... actually we don't put anything on the outside.

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