I took advantage of the warm weather last weekend.
It was 67 degrees (19 C for the rest of the world) last Sunday so I thought it would be the perfect day to deck the halls outside.
I love my Werner Ladder. I got it with American Express Reward Points. I swear it weighs 100 pounds and I pinch my finger at least once each time I use it, but it gets in to some really awkward places and I always feel safe.
I screwed really large cup hooks just above each of the porch columns from which I hung the cedar garland.
I think my house was made for Christmas.
We're quickly approaching the darkest days of winter--solstice is only two weeks away!-- so I love having white lights to brighten up the darkness.
Now I just need to get up the nerve to get up into the scary attic again to do my candles in the windows.
Someone asked if I was going to gussy up the wreath. I was really liking the simple green square on the black door so I added a black and white striped ribbon and called it done.
I think the ribbon is all the gussy it needs.
To stay with that reduced color palette, I flanked the door with pots of white pine and yellow dogwood twigs. No green and red. I think it's really refreshing.
I'll take a photo of the entire house as soon as there's no car parked in front.
I'll probably do a little decorating in the garden tomorrow and then I'll focus on the inside.