Transitioning: Outdoor Touches

I try to be a positive, upbeat person all of the time, I figure I have so much to be thankful for and I’m extremely grateful that I can put my feet on the floor each morning and traverse through my day with only a semblance of pain (in my knees…stupid things).  Regardless, I would be fibbing if I said that I am a lover of the winter months because honestly, looking at the trees devoid of leaves is not my favorite site to behold. 😉  SO, I try to brighten my world a bit by adding some pops of my favorite color red into my outdoor decor, nothing too over the top just a little bit of somethin’ somethin’ here and there.

This was the house all decked out for Christmas:

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We had wreaths on all of the window, and I decorated the front porch with little lit trees flanking the front door, lit garland around the door, and with my little red wagon filled with Christmassy accents.  I also added that great “Let It Snow” Snowman:

I was completely thrilled with those decorations, and transitioning over to a more generic decor was going to create a less festive approach to the front door.  Regardless, I soldiered on…The first thing I did was make several bows to go on the front door wreath along with the light post wreath, wagon wheels wreath, and mailbox.  I didn’t want to go and buy new ribbon for this task, so I went to my honey hole (where I keep all things crafty) and found that I had enough of this white and burlap chevron ribbon:

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I didn’t change out all of the wreaths out from my pine wreaths, instead, I just changed out the bows:

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I did hang up that snowman trio — I change out that sign with each season, I’ve gathered quite the collection of these signs over the years.  They are actually meant to hang on their own holder; I get them from Piper Classics, check out that link and you’ll see what I’m talking about.  I choose to hang my signs on my mailbox though as here in our neighborhood it is the *in* thing to decorate up one’s mailbox…well, I’m all over that! lol 😉

I changed out the decorative flags in the front flower bed to ones with a wintery scene and with cardinals <~~A pop of that red color that I mentioned above….

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Then I set to the task of tweaking the little red wagon decor, I certainly didn’t recreate the wheel here, instead I did more removing of the Christmas decor.  I left the pine wreath and the lit pine garland (looks pretty in the evening), and I added back in my favorite doggie sign (pop of red), a bear (his bow is red), and a few other little items that add a bit of interest and they have touches of red as well–the little sign that is hanging on the crate and the red star ‘garland’ hanging on the front of the wagon. I really do love red and tend to gravitate toward it a lot. 🙂

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I chose to leave the Snowman sign on the other side of the porch…

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Gracie the Golden and Samson and Sophie the Newfoundlands approve. ❤

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Here is the wagon in the evening hours:

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And here are a few pictures of the house in the evening hours.  My hubby worked really hard on all of the outdoor accent lighting, if you’d like to see what he did with up lights and wash lights, check out my blog entry entitled Special Outdoor Lighting.

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So, now that everything is redecorated for the winter months, I think I might take a little break…uh huh, sure I will! 😉  Honestly though, I’m not positive what I’ll get into next, but, I’m sure it will have something to do with making something to add to this house that is gradually becoming a home filled with warmth, love, and cherished memories with each passing day.

Until next time, y’all take good care! ❤

**In decorating there are no mistakes, just unique creations!**

~Arlynn ❤

 

4 thoughts on “Transitioning: Outdoor Touches

  1. Arlynn,

    I just discovered your blog and I can’t seem to get enough! You have such a lovely and irresistible style, and I love reading your posts… & the stories behind the pictures. This one tugs on my heart especially… and Why? …the Wagon Wheels, the Red Cardinals, the Chevron Bows, the Lights, the Wagon on the Porch. I get a bit down when January comes and I have to take all the colorful touches down from our outside porch and yard. I love how you chase the blues away by having fun with lights and delightful decorations. Ours is just a tiny cottage, but I am already thinking of many ways to “borrow” your style to make ours more homey. Thank you, and know that I will be back for more ideas, as it is Spring now!

    Sincerely,

    Dawn

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    1. Hi Dawn!

      Thank you SO very much for your sweet, sweet words! I’m so glad that my ramblings have touched you; hearing that touched my heart!! Honestly, you just made my day!! Please do come back any time and steal away girl..haha…(We just got back from an Hawaiian cruise so I will be blogging that adventure next, but soon enough, I’m sure I’ll be back to tweaking my decor which of course always generates more blog posts). 🙂 Take good care! And again, thank you so very much. 🙂

      Arlynn ❤

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    1. Hi Dawn,

      I just posted my first Hawaiian Cruise installment this morning…:) My hope for you is that you do get to do it one day…We loved it, and I like you had really hoped to do it one day–a dream come true for me. 🙂

      ~Arlynn ❤

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