Christmas Exterior

12.11.2010

I can't believe how quickly this week has gone by. Thanks so much to all of you who joined my party this week and for all the very kind comments on all my Christmas decorations. Hope you aren't too sick of them yet. Still have a few more things to share with you. Today I finally was able to get some pictures of the outside front porch and window area.


Just a simple swag on the front door with a burlap ribbon tied on.


Lighted garland hung around the door and a couple of lanterns and of course my dog.


Here he is sitting nice and still by the giant sized lantern that I purchased at Home Goods a few years ago for twenty dollars! I quickly put it in my cart and ran to the check out before they realized their mistake.


Of course I had to dress my pup up.


Added this little wreath to the top of the lantern


This lantern is on the other side.


Giant wreath purchased last year from Hobby Lobby at fifty percent off, of course. Just added some giant red bells. May add some more stuff next year.


Starting to get dark.





Here it is a night!


Oh, I caught the blue hour. Thanks so much for stopping by. It's cold outside so come on in and I will fix you a nice cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream or marshmallows. I have both.

We have our first family Christmas party at Mr. Savvy's youngest sister's house on Saturday. Lots of people and lots of good food. In fact I need to get busy fixing mine.

Linking up with Beth for a front porch party.

I hope y'all have a great weekend. Get that decorating done and the shopping, too. Christmas will be here in the blink of an eye!

KIM

Don't miss out on my $80 CSN GIVEAWAY!!

51 comments:

  1. Kim, the outside of your house (as well as the inside) looks wonderful!! I love those lanterns!!

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  2. The outside of your home is as beautifully decorated as the inside. Hope you have a great time partying tomorrow.

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  3. Unrelated... great stonework on the facade of the house! I've always loved lanterns, this is a great use for them.

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  4. Kim, your home is just gorgeous and your decor is beautiful. It looks so inviting. Love your lanterns, so pretty. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Were you screaming "start the car"?? That is a great lantern and for that price...you better run!!

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  6. You have a nice home. I like how it looks at night, with the lanterns lit up. Happy 3. Advent.

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  7. geewiz i left a min came back and you have a new post i love the picture of the night with all the white lights and garland:)

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  8. Very pretty, Kim. Have fun at your party. I am having the tennis girl over here for our Christmas party and gift exchange and luncheon on Tuesday. I am taking the doggies over to one of the cottages at the Inn on Monday, so I can start de-hairing for Tuesday, lol

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  9. FANTASTIC AND FABULOUS EQUALS FANTABULOUS!!! I have truly enjoyed viewing all your decorations. You certainly have the touch! Have fun at the Christmas party! Tis the season.

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  10. It looks beautiful and could be a picture or post card.

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  11. Very pretty Kim. Especially the nightime shots. I just love it.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  12. I love the simplicity yet festive feeling. I still have some more work to do, I am so behind! Enjoy the party.

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  13. Your home looks beautiful....love the big wreath on the front window!!! Everything looks just beautiful :o)
    ~Des

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  14. Very gorgeous! I love having all the lights on at night...so magical! ♥

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  15. Kim, Your home is spectacular!
    Breathtaking!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  16. Kim, Your home is spectacular!
    Breathtaking!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  17. Kim, The outside decorations look beautiful. I love the lanterns and your little dog. Have a wonderful time at the party.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  18. You have a beautiful home! The outside decor is just as pretty as the inside.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Jane

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  19. GROANNNN...You just HAD to remind me how quickly the Holiday is coming, didn't you? And how much I have to get done yet?

    Well, I LOVE your place...and seeing as it is all decorated now maybe you would like to pop over and give me a hand?

    I need to pick up one of those big wreaths for our front too. I should have done it last year and didn't...Yours looks great even if you don't add anothe thing to it.

    The door and porch look great too. Nice job, Kim!

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  20. You home look so pretty all lit up! I need to work on that this weekend. I think it will be a little warmer :)

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  21. Love the swag on the door Kim, that is beautiful!

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  22. I love the lanterns! You did a beautiful job. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and commenting! I've been reading your blog for months now (drooling over your decor of course), so it really meant alot! Thanks again (oh and I went back and added the link to my post for you!)

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  23. Your home is so beautiful and the Christmas decorations just add to the beauty. I have lanterns on my wish list...something new to look for. I only have one small one on our patio.

    Weren't you thrilled with that last shot. It should be your Christmas card next year!

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  24. Your home looks so festive - inside and out! I'd love to drive by at night and see the beauty of your lights and enjoy everything you've added to make it so beautiful.
    ~Adrienne~

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  25. Hi Kimmie!! Your home looks so gorgeous on the inside and now on the outside! Love your little tiny doggy and he's so spiffy in his bow. Love seeing your home lit up at night.
    Have fun with your family this weekend.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  26. It looks great! I like the lanterns the best. I'm not happy with my outside so I haven't posted anything!! I might have to work on it some! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  27. I love how you decorated your front porch and windows. Stunning! Dressing your pup is adorable. Linda

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  28. Oh Kim your house looks wonderful! I like the black lantern very much, and you even dressed up your pup, haha.

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  29. I can't believe you got that huge lantern for $20!!! Oh, my goodness, what a find!! I love that you caught the blue hour... that has been one of my favorite things to learn about through blogging!! Hope you have a wonderful time with your family! Make Merry!

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  30. I was just eyeing some lanterns at Old Time Pottery yesterday. Everything looks so pretty and festive. Love the dog's ribbon.

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  31. Loving the lanterns and the scottie dog!:)

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  32. I love love love carriage lanterns!

    your stoop says "come on in"

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  33. Such a beautiful and classic look to the front of your gorgeous house! So pretty and cheery! Just like a storybook! Jacqueline

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  34. Such a beautiful and classic look to the front of your gorgeous house! So pretty and cheery! Just like a storybook! Jacqueline

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  35. Such a beautiful and classic look to the front of your gorgeous house! So pretty and cheery! Just like a storybook! Jacqueline

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  36. Very beautiful Kim! Love the doggie :). Thanks so much for linking up!

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  37. How lovely and inviting your front door and porch is, Kim! I never seem to summon up the energy and patience to go into the stores right after Christmas. I'm sure I'm missing some terrific buys. That dog is probably the best behaved I've ever seen!
    Brenda

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  38. A very grand and beautiful entry!!
    Blessings~
    Gwenny

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  39. Just breath taking at night. How lovely. Wonderful job on the door and I love the ribbon on the pup.

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  40. Gorgeous. What a showplace! But so cozy. That white and red plaid ribbon on the dog statue is really neat!

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  41. The outside of your home is as welcoming and inviting as the inside. Beautiful! :)

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  42. I love wreaths on windows. Your home looks inviting and festive. Santa is sure to make his way to your chimney. ~ sarah

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  43. Kim as usual your home looks so lovely. I love the lanterns and your slim tree it is just beautiful.

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  44. Gorgeous!! I love the exterior of your home and you've decorated it beautifully for the season! XO ~Liz

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