Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sprucing Up the Wreaths and Garland

(From Pottery Barn)

The race is on to get the house decorated for the holidays! I will admit, we have kind of a crazy street. Lovely, but crazy. Everyone, and I do mean everyone, spruces up and decorates outside. Some (and I'm not mentioning any names) have gone to the extreme and light up the entire outline of their house along with every single tree and shrub in their yard. That's a bit much for me, especially since I know we would end up tripping over extension cords everywhere. Definitely glad I don't live across from that flashing strobe light house!

Mr. Tennis has two large wreaths he puts up on the house. I don't know how since we have a brick house, but he figured it out years ago, so up go the wreaths and then we put spot-lights on them to make sure everyone sees them! (Clever, eh!!) This year, I mentioned that the wreaths with their requisite red cheesy bows were starting to look a little worn. So he got the wreaths down for me and I spruced them up with some lovely red and silver ornaments. Who needs bows when you've got giant ornaments?? And then I did the same to every other wreath we own (who knew we had so many?) and the five that he bought at Wal*Mart (yes, a little wreath crazy perhaps). Turned out great! Half-price ornaments at Hobby*Lobby, some twisty-tie stuff and voila -- gorgeous ornament filled wreaths and garland!


Now, Mr. Tennis has to figure out stringing up the lights, but we'll probably wait until it's 10-15 degrees with ice or snow to do that. No need to do everything on a warmish 50 degree November weekend, right!

17 comments:

a Tonggu Momma said...

LOVE your wreaths! I decorate mine with musical instrument ornaments. (We have a music-themed tree. And a family tree. Yes, I am a freak.)

Jill said...

What a great idea! I must admit, since Vivi came into the picture....my creative juices just hae NOT been flowing! Maybe someday I will have time again! LOL!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Sounds like my kind of decorating! I bet your house looks simply elegant with the wreaths on them!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week~

Robin~♥

Felicia said...

You'll have to posts pics when you get it all done. Happy decorating!

Kam said...

I bet they are beautiful! We are getting all decorated here too! Yay for Christmas!!!

Kim said...

Wow your street sounds like it'd be fun to live on! I love homes that have simple wreaths with spot lights on them! Be sure to take a few photos and post them for us.

As for outdoor lights I put our's up on a warm sunny day this year. Worth doing it early. I'm sure some people thought I was crazy but I'm sure I'm going to have the last laugh here :-)

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

Our neighbors across the street have had their Christmas lights on their house and items in the front yard since the weekend after Halloween. Plus they won't take them down until mid March.

Your decorations sound very tasteful.

Margaret M said...

Sounds FUN and FESTIVE!!! Enjoy!

Sue said...

Sounds fun....you're way ahead of us! I have to beg my husband to get out there and do the lights. I think maybe this year I'll just do them myself. ;)

Sue

Have a great Thanksgiving!

paige said...

surely you will share a visual with us , right?
i'm sure its going to look perfectly lovely when its all done
xo

photo lady said...

Can't wait to see the finished product. We were just trying to figure out how to be one of those obnoxious people in the neighborhood. :)

Courtney said...

Happy Decorating. I love this time of year.

Gail said...

I'm kind of a wild woman about Christmas decorations...we started on the outside and are moving inside after Thanksgiving. A fun time of year, enjoy!

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Jodee Leader said...

Wow! Way to go! I can't wait to see your wreaths! They sound fabulous!

Kim said...

Lol! You'll have to check out my post on Tuesday about the Christmas lights. One of our neighbors said he was going to wait for the snow and ice too!

I am sure your wreaths turned out great, the spotlight is a great idea! Ben even bought a couple wreaths!

Kim said...

Do you have Frosty on your roof like in Christmas with the Kranks? (I love that movie)

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