Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Christmas Welcome

I spent the afternoon today hanging the garland around the front door and lighting the trees and wreath.
I am going to try to get a picture tonight with the candles in the lanterns lit.  They are the battery operated kind, but they look so real!
Welcome Home,
Penny

38 comments:

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Penny it looks gorgeous! Your porch really lends itself to a warm holiday welcome!~Hugs, Patti

MelMel said...

Oh my gosh it's perfection.....just how I would do our house, if my house were like yours!xxx

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your house is just made for Christmas! I love the lanterns and your ice skates! Beautiful! ♥

Bonnie said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the lanterns. I have them in the backyard; I haven't thought of moving them to the front. It is definitely beginning to feel like Christmas! Bonnie

❀ JoAnne said...

Very pretty Penny! You always make your home so welcoming!!

Lesley said...

Love the red accents. So festive.

Penny said...

You are an inspiration, Penny. I have not gotten in the spirit yet.

Deserae said...

Wow! Your porch is gorgeous....I love the lanterns! I can't wait to see them all lit up at night :o)
~Des

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

it looks so pretty and festive.. You always make things look good Penny.

we are having such good weather here in the valley. I hope ya'll are too.. NC is just the most wonderful place to live.

xoxo
Sonny

Shelia said...

Wow, Penny! Heart stopping gorgeous! I love it.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Better leave those lanterns on all night because I plan to sneak onto your porch and borrow those skates for my front porch! Love them to pieces!!

Kathleen Grace said...

Just so pretty! I put up a small artificail tree in the dining room today and a garland and lights in the kitchen. I'm taking it slow this year but it already feels more like Christmas:>)

suburban prep said...

Just beautiful
It brings the joy of the season home.

Kat said...

You have a beautiful home. It looks so Christmasy

d e l i g h t said...

Just gorgeous! So inviting and festive! I love the skates!!!

fialka012 said...

❤❤❤

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

That gets me in the spirit! Beautiful, Penny. Have a happy start to the season!

Kelly said...

That looks so good! I love the the little iceskates set out too. It will look very pretty with the candles lit, I'm sure. I finally finished my exterior today. I will post about it soon.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

That pine garland with the twinkle lights is how I do my front doorway too Penny. I like how the pine just drapes down all wispy like. Love the trees and the urns and the lanterns it really is so welcoming!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh it is so pretty and it will fantastic all lit up!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful Penny!!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

That looks like a picture perfect entry Penny! Love the little skates too, I have some too this year I am using.

Willow said...

I agree your entry looks so wonderful. Next weekend I will be doing my decorating.

Pamela said...

It look sooo pretty Penny!

Blondie's Journal said...

This looks like right out of a magazine! How pretty! You did a beautiful job and yes, let's see it lit up!

XO,
Jane

Honey at 2805 said...

Your entry is both gorgeous and welcoming, Penny!

Gretchen said...

Your front porch just looks beautiful. I can't wait to see what else you do.

Gretchen

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love your decorated porch. I bought the white pine roping like that and put it on my stairs today partially. I didn't get enough and had to go back. I am moving slow on the decorating, but am sure it will get done by the end of the week.

nannykim said...

Very inviting porch. I like the fake candles and I use them, but I must admit I prefer the real ones when I can use them because the light is warmer and brighter.

Eileen said...

Wow, Penny, it looks gorgeous! I just love it.

see you there! said...

Your entryway looks like it was just MADE for Christmas decorating. Delightful.

Darla

Jojo said...

A festive and welcoming entrance and I love the skates!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Penny, your front looks so pretty...could be on a magazine shoot we think! Hoping that we can get our decorations out today...it's raining, but not too bad! Enjoy your week!
Karla & Karrie

Sherri said...

Penny, just gorgeous!!

Adrienne said...

Beautiful! Your door says 'Welcome' - such a wonderful festive part of the holidays.
~Adrienne~

Richard Cottrell said...

I love your red door, perfect for Christmas and I can just see the candles flickering in the lanterns. LOve it all. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh Penny, your front entry is just plain stunning. The lanterns add such a cozy look. Please do take a night time photo for us! I cannot wait to see it.
Lots of love,
Mona

I am going to paint the trim around the windows on the front of our garage door..red to match the house. I can't wait. :)
(Wish I had a RED front door...sigh..)

Southern Fried Gal said...

This is so pretty! I love the touch of ice skates. I did fresh greens and lanterns on my door, too! I would love to have you join my Door Party if you get a chance. Merry Christmas!