Christmas 2012 :: Curb Appeal

Christmas is a favorite time of year to make our home look appealing from the street.  Candles in each window glow; wreaths on the front windows sparkle in the sun and candlelight; a lit garland guides guests to the front door; and a huge magnolia and sumac wreath adorns the door.

Christmas Outside


I love making wreaths at Christmas.  The sumac on this wreath was gathered by my father over 15 years ago.  It stores beautifully and doesn’t lose its color.

Magnolia and Sumac Wreath by Sweet Pea


Our front door looks pretty during the day with the sunlight sparkling against the ornaments.

Christmas Ouside2


And it looks pretty at night.  (Nighttime photography is so difficult!)

Door at Night


Our neighborhood is full of people who walk at night.  This is the view that the get as they come down a short hill toward our home.

Christmas Outside at Night1



Christmas Outside at Night2


We were out of town last week and I missed enjoying my home with the glow of the candles and light of the tree.  This week I will enjoy every minute of my free time in the evenings.  The Christmas season just doesn’t last long enough for me!

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  1. Your home looks great Paula! It’s very festive with all the ornaments and garland. I especially love the wreaths in all the windows. I’ve always liked that look on homes at Christmas.
    Thanks for the tour…Happy Holidays!

  2. The outside of your home has so much curb appeal with your beautiful wreath and lights. I love looking at all the lights that decorate the homes this time of year.
    Mary Alice

  3. Your home is beautiful! What a great reminder I needed to work on the outside too. We always use our back entrance so my porch is sometimes sadly forgotten. Thanks for the inspiration!

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