Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas on the Hill

We photographed the outside of our home so you could see our decorations before the blizzard that looks like a few innocent flakes in the pics buries us under 20+ inches of snow! We used lots of blue berried juniper, Andromeda, which has the most beautiful pink colour in winter, pine boughs and incense cedar. We have garlands around the door and lamppost that are lighted with white lights and festooned with deep burgundy ribbons that are backed in gold. The ribbon ends are woven through three shiny silver horns. Over each bank of windows we have berry and apple encrusted swags that are so lovely! We love skates and have used them all over the house inside and out! We hand painted an old pair of skates in gold, laced them with gold ribbon, and filled them with greens on the hitching post. Another pair around the side of the house is equally fetching laced in red ribbon and frosted in snow icing! The wreaths on the front door and on two upper windows are decorated with blue berried juniper, balsam, white pine and incense cedar. A graceful angel ornament flies in the center of the wreath and offers a reminder to those who enter what Christmas truly means...

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