Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Curb Appeal




Well it has hardly seemed like winter here 
according to weather 
but this week the temps got a little cooler.  
I guess I just wasn't in the mood to decorate outside 
when it was in the 60's.  
But once the clouds came in this week 
and we got a little chill in the air 
it was time to get out there 
and create some 
Christmas Curb Appeal!
Remember my new bench from this past spring?  
Well, it got all dressed up for Christmas 
with plaid, and green and red.  
I used items that I had around the house, 
mostly from Estate Sales 
and my sled from the Goodwill.  
I found these ice skates for $2.00 
at an Estate Sale and snatched them up.  
I had fun putting some of my Martha Stewart Glitter on them. 
 Don't they look all snowy and shiny?  
They really sparkle in the sun!
Here is a better picture of how pretty they really look.  
I warned the family that they had better not sit still too long 
or I would glitter them up too!  
I have been glaming up all kinds of things around the house.  
What doesn't look better with a little glitter?
Along with the ice skates, I added some fresh greenery 
and a red pretty bow with some jingle bells to the sled.  
I wrapped my outdoor pillow with some festive ribbon 
and placed it on the plaid Pendelton blanket.  
The urn was dressed up with a wreath 
and some fresh greens too.  
I created a welcoming front door entrance 
by filling my urns with loads of  
greenery and lights. 
I added real wreaths to the front doors and 
tied a red bow to the bottom.  
I started with the center stakes 
that I bought this summer at Nell Hill's 
and then added light branches from Target.  
I am embarrassed to say that my pots stayed naked 
for a week with only the stakes and the light sticks in them.  
I was just not motivated to finish!  
You can see that I wrapped some greenery roping 
around the edge of the pot.
Then I stuck the greens inside of the stake.  
I used greenery from my local nursery 
that they sell by the pound.  
I finished it with red berries and pine cones.  
Side Note~ My dog loves these berries and if she finds them on the floor she eats them!  
 I have to be careful to clean up my mess 
 when I am decorating so they don't get on the floor. 
Last year in one of my very first posts 
I showed you my Lanterns in these urns.  
It was one of my most Pinned projects!
 You can see my post here.  
I love to look back and see what I was up to a full year ago.
My window boxes got all gussied up too 
with fresh greens and some large ornaments.  
I'm sure I copied this from Pinterest.  
All I need now is some SNOW!!!  

Until Next Time,
Beaux R'eves,
XO Cindy
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NanaDiana said...

Everything looks GORGEOUS! Christmasy and so beautiful- xo Diana

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love it all.

Salmagundi said...

Snow is coming your way -- we had snow last night in Colorado! Love your porch area. Sally

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Cindy, your front entry looks so pretty! Lol...our minds must think alike. I put a stake in the urns out front, too and laid wreaths down over them, to use as a base. Then, I filled them in with greens and accents. Yours look great; and I love the bench vignette! So festive and welcoming!

Sue said...

Looks great Cindy. Your front area looks very festive and I love how you did your urns.
Merry Christmas

Maria Elena said...

Love, love your front entrance! Gorgeous!!!

Recreate and Decorate said...

Love all of it! Especially your front entrance area!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Looks lovely!

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

All of that looks great... Love the sparkly skates... Ciao for now...

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautifully done! I love the skates and vintage sled. Merry Christmas!

Susan Herin said...

Beautiful, Cindy! Love how you decorated your window boxes and crazy about the sled/skates. Great idea adding a touch of glitter for sparkle. Love it! :) Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Babs said...

Fabulous curb appeal! I'm loving the urns and window boxes...actually loving ALL of it. :)

Daffodil Hill said...

Looks absolutely gorgeous! Love the glitter on the skates:-)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful curb appeal!! Your urns look gorgeous!

Pamela said...

Wow! Everything looks stunning!

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