Welcome to the 252nd Metamorphosis Monday!
Does this ever happen to you? The Christmas season looms ahead and you say to yourself, I’m not going to decorate as much this year. I think I’ll cut back a little. There will be less to take down and put away and it will be less stressful.
Yeah, right. That seems to last about a day around here, then suddenly I wake up one morning, a changed woman. Inspiration has hit and I’m raring to go, ready to decorate like it will be the last Christmas ever. I have no idea where that burst of energy comes from but I’m glad it seems to show up each year.
Even if it didn’t show up and I did actually cut back one year, the thing I could never give up is hanging wreaths on the windows. They make my heart sing each time I see them as I leave and return home.
And surprisingly, they are as pretty from the inside as they are from outside. I just wish I had put them up sooner this year because it’s ridiculous how happy they make me each time I notice them.
Except for the garage, I turned on all the lights on the front of the house to snap a few pics for you. Ummm, maybe I should have turned on the garage lights, too.
The Blue Hour was approaching…so pretty!
Wreaths lit up against a blue hour sky…
One last view before it became too dark for any more pics.
Pssst: I created a little tutorial post sharing how I hang the wreaths each year. You’ll find it here: How to Hang Wreaths on Exterior Windows
I’ll be working on the porch over the next few days…will share it soon.
Oh, before I forget, if you like decorating with pine garland, Trader Joe’s has it for just $7 for 20 feet! That’s enough to go all the way around an average door like mine, draping it here and there in the center as you go. Buy two or three bunches for a fuller look…at that price you can!
Looking forward to the Before and Afters linked for this Met Monday!
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