Saturday, December 11, 2010


It's December 11th, and I'm still decorating.  Well . . . maybe just a little bit.  Mostly just tweaking and fluffing.  As much as I love decking the halls for Christmas, I really enjoy adding some cheer outside the house just as much.  

We have a big bay window in our family room.  Since we're in that room a lot, I really like to have the outside view just as nice and festive as the views inside.  I decided not to take in this particular dining set that's outside by the pond.  Frankly, there's no room to store it!  We have two outside dining sets and a lounge set.  This is an older set anyway, so I'm not too worried about it being out in the weather.  But I did want to spruce up 
~ quite literally! ;o) ~ 
our view out there.

A nice stroll around the property "pruning" some of the evergreen trees gave me enough branches to created these swags.  

Bows were made from jute upholstery webbing. 

There's that beat-up, junky wheelbarrow!  
I still haven't let Hubby have his way and drag it to the curb ;o)

I placed a green spot light under the tree so at night it illuminates the tree along with the garden flag and wheelbarrow to make the view at night just as festive.

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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Carla, I love the way you decorated that area and especially the swags and jute webbing on the chairs. Such a great look.

Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

Love love love the look. The swags are beautiful and I love the old wheel barrow! Happy Holidays!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That looks great, Carla! I love it! I did some cutting around my own yard as well. I added some arbivitae branches to my dining room chandelier and a couple more with some pine boughs stuck in my large planter out front.

Life with L said...

Your swags are so pretty and festive. The old wheel barrow adds some character and you brought it some charm. I am your newest follower. I hope you will pop over too! happy holidays. Linda

Kerin said...

Everything is so beautiful Carla!!
You always do a beautiful job decorating!!
I still just LOVE that old wheelbarrow!!

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