Friday, December 12, 2008

Our Outside Christmas Decorations

I finished decorating the outside at the beginning of the week. Our daughters helped me as Hubby has been having some health problems. I buy a few new pieces each year and alternate some of the decorations. A few years ago I used all blue lights. The next year I switched back to white.
Please click on the pictures to enlarge.

The Nativity is my very favorite. It sits in front of the addition to our home. The wreaths on the windows have gold ribbons.
This is the Nativity close up.

I love this star. I put red lights on the shrubs that we planted on the side and front of our house, red candle lights in the windows, and white lights every other place.

I've had the hanging star for years. I leave it up until the end of January.

The wheels on the buggy and the legs on the horse look like they are moving.


This is my Nativity flag. I've had it for years also.
The younger grandchildren really like these reindeer.

I bought these Christmas carolers at a craft show years ago.

The angel is new this year.
I hope that you enjoyed our Christmas decorations. One of our Christmas traditions is driving around town and looking at the lovely decorations. Of course, I'll take my camera. Tomorrow five our our grandchildren are in their Christmas programs at the elementary school. I love attending the programs. This weekend is the Festival of Trees, a food and craft show, and our granddaughter's piano recital. I have a lot of my baking done and hope to finish up on Sunday. The grandchildren are so caught up in the Christmas spirit that it is contagious.

24 comments:

Donna Marie said...

Sweetie,

Your decorations look beautiful!

xoxoxoxo
Donna Marie

Chris said...

Just beautiful Sweetie. I know your neighbors enjoy the sight too.

Hugs,
Chris

Bo said...

Hi Sweetie...you took some great photos...I enlarged them to get a better look at all your beautiful decor. My DH has tried to take some outdoor pics & they just don't come out good like yours.
;-) Bo

Sheri said...

Your decorations are beautiful!! I hope to be able to drive by and see them in person.

Becky said...

Sweetie it sure looks nice and cozy at your home for Christmas.

Bridget said...

What a beautiful display!
hugs, b.

onlymehere said...

Love it all but especially that nativity!! I have a stable and nativity but the nativity is plastic light up. I haven't been able to get it out for two years bz Nicholas' car is up on jacks in the garage and blocks the cabinet the pieces are in. SIGH, maybe next year. Love your outside decor and I'm so glad you shared it. Cindy

Sue said...

Thanks for coming to see me Sweetie, so glad you did! Bless your heart, such a tragedy, your sweet daughter, I'm so so sorry. Your family is large and so beautiful! I have 2 children and my first grandbaby Amelia was born 18 months ago! I am very sentimental and cried reading your sidebar poem about a grandchild, do you mind if I copy it to my blog? (if I know how to do it! LOL)
You live in my very favorite state to go country shopping in, I go to the Lancaster area as often as possible! Your decorations look beautiful, I hope you all have a blessed Christmas and come by again OK! xo Sue

deola said...

I love those pictures, so beautiful.

Smilingsal said...

I think that you have captured the real reason for this season of celebration!

Nancy said...

Sweetie:
Your house looks like it is saying "come on in". All of it is wonderful but my favorite is the blue angel. That nativity scene is so pretty. It looks like carved wood. I bet the horse and buggy are really cute moving. I love it all.
Love Nancy

Deb said...

Hi Sweetie! The decorations are so beautiful! The Nativity Scene and flag are really nice! Deb

Susan S. said...

Wow...I don't think I've ever seen a more beautiful Outside Manger Scene. They are GORGEOUS! The angels and cart and great too! I'm sure your grandkids get a big kick out of all your decorating!

Neabear said...

What lovely photos of your decorations! I enjoyed clicking on all them to enlarge them. I especially wanted to see the carolers. Your grandchildren sure keep you busy and what fun having them around must be for you.

Jo said...

What a beautiful Christmas display. With the economy as bad as it has been I think the majority of people have been tightening their belts for most of the year just so they can afford to do Christmas up up with the lights and decorations like they always have. It certainly is a bright spot in the gloom of what we may be facing come the new year.

I am looking forward to the pictures when you take the tour of lights.

Have a wonderful weekend.

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

It's all so pretty! I wish I lived next door so I could see it everyday!

Denise said...

Greetings and nice to meet you... I love looking at your outside decor for the holidays....... We love to drive around a few night before Christmas and look at all the lights.. this time of year just makes me happy and helps to easy the sorrows of the year before.... I care for my Mom and Dad they are 89 and 91 and they love to go and look at the lights. Your picture of all the Grandchildren is wonderful.. I am 61 and still waiting for Grandchildren! hahahhaha my cousin has 14 and she is willing to loan me one now and then... hahhaha

I will come back and visit again .. and Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family........

Tootsie said...

the display looks wonderful! very nicely done! have a great weekend!

profenretraite said...

Your decorations are so pretty! I love the Nativity best, I think...Debbie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Wow, Sweetie! That is amazing! I know you must love having that wonderful nativity set. I'm just stunned at the size! Amazing!

It's been so much fun to see people's wonderful Christmas goodies. :-) Thanks for sharing!

XO,

Sheila

Kathy said...

Your house looks so beautiful, Sweetie! The Nativity is wonderful.
XO
Kathy

Love Bears All Things said...

You have lovely outside decorations.
Mama Bear

Nancy said...

Oh Sweetie, How beautiful! I know your neighbors must love it all! Nancy

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