a little outdoor decorating
Today was gorgeous here in the Chicago burbs! Cold but sunny. I can deal with cold as long as the sun is shining!
I took advantage of the pretty weather and decorated the outside of the house.
I kept it pretty simple.
These windows look in to our kitchen…I bought the live greenery swags at the grocery store for $4.99 each! I think they are so pretty. I dug the bows out of the basement. They were used on our staircase last year. The great thing about wired ribbon bows is that you can “poof” them and they look as good as new! The garland is Fraser fir. Love.
I bought the wreath at our local nursery. They were out of 24″ wreaths and I was worried that the 36″ one would be too big. I really love it, though.
Here’s my little helper Riley with her ticking bandana all ready for Christmas. She got a popsicle for sitting so patiently while I snapped her photo. 🙂
The guest cottage…nothing fancy, just a simple wreath. Jim would have freaked if he saw me on that extension ladder. 🙂
Maybe next year I’ll feel more ambitious and add garland and lights.
The back of the house (which faces the road).
Through the windows is our library. This room gets the prettiest light in the whole house.
I filled the window boxes with clippings from our Juniper bushes (free!) and added some winterberries for color.
So that’s it. Nothing fancy, schmancy or over-the-top…but I love the simplicity of it.
So happy the weekend is here. I think we are going to see Hugo tonight (Hannah & I read the book…I hope the movie is as good). The boys are waiting on the liner so they can finish their skating rink (if you follow me on Facebook, you saw a photo of them building the frame), hopefully it will come tomorrow.
Do you have any fun weekend plans?