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The Magic of Lights.....

We are decked out in full holiday regalia here at our cozy little cottage!  

Over the weekend, Eddie Dale finished hanging the lights outside and set up our little herd of deer to graze on the lawn out front.  We were a bit worried because we've had these deer for several years and I hold my breath every year when he unpacks them and plugs them in.  Sure enough, the rear legs were out on one of the bucks, but he was able to jiggle the wires a bit (while I said a quick prayer) and now they're all working again.  At any rate, I think he did a great job!

For years, we have hung simple evergreen wreaths with red velvet bows on the windows.  This is a look that I think is timeless and classy, so I just stick with it!

This is the 8th year year for our multi-colored lights with the clear icicles - that has to be a record!!!  But, they are still cheerful and maybe a little old-fashioned - let's just say "vintage" and it works for me.

 I have been going out the last couple of nights and shooting photos, experimenting with different settings on the camera to try to capture the magical glow of the lights......I'm sure the neighbors must think I'm crazy!

But, I'm mesmerized each time I step out on the front porch!  If I have to go anywhere after dark, I circle the block a couple of times just to creep slowly by the house and look at it from the street.....

I will be sharing the decked halls inside the house in the next couple of days, so I hope you will come back and join me! 

I'm linking with At the Picket Fence  for Inspiration Friday today.

Thanks for stopping by our little porch.  Please leave a comment below and let me know you were here!!!

Keep Believing....


  1. So pretty! We haven't even started yet but I am hopeful we will get decorating soon. After seeing how beautiful all of yours is- I sure come away inspired to do the same! Thank you for the nudge to get going :)

  2. Yeah!!! I love Christmas lights! Tom had been in Asia for the two weeks before Thanksgiving, then all the family came for Thanksgiving so we didn't get a thing done! I need to get moving!!

  3. Your home looks lovely, so festive and welcoming. Too bad we can't leave lights up all year. Then again, I guess it wouldn't be so special if we did.

    1. You're right, Paula! Sometimes I get to thinking the same thing....wish we could have Christmas the whole year round. But, it would lose that special feeling if we did. I so enjoy it for the month or so that we're all decorated!!!


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