Dec 16, 2014

Christmas Tour - Patio Style


I have had so much fun decorating our patio/pool area for Christmas.  My goal was to have it all done before I start my vacation this Thursday.  My mission was accomplished ahead of schedule.  I have been enjoying it every evening with Christmas music, a book and a little something something to drink.


My theme is rustic, cabin, mountains, snow....can you tell that I am really
wanting to go some place that has snow?  I'd even settle for snow here.
I'm good either way!


This was really an easy project because I had pretty much everything
already.  These throws are so old.


All of the glass candle holders are from Brooke's wedding.



The "JOY" letters are new.  I bought them in raw form and painted them with
Tuscan Red paint.  I am hooked on this color so beware!!!  I painted our
monogram initials on the front door this color before I painted these.

The "Believe in the Magic of the Season" is new.  I found it at Home Goods along
with the stocking and the North Pole bag.  Can we say love at first sight?  

 
Isn't this just the cutest stocking?  I'm still looking for another one
to go with it.

 
I also picked up the "mommy kissing Santa Claus" sign at Home Goods.

 

These skates were a gift from my good friend Nelly.  She noticed all of my
pins on Pinterest of decorating with ice skates and gifted me with her old pair.
Isn't she awesome!!!  I adore them!!! 


The baskets holding the green balls have red and gold beads on them but they
are not showing up in the photo.  We have had these for about 10 years.

  
Okay, maybe I didn't have everything!  I got this bird house at Hobby Lobby.  It is covered
with glitter and pretend snow.  I picked up the large bells, too.  Everything was 50% off.


I thought I'd get all fancy and hang some red and gold bells to make a chandy.

 

I am continuing my mantra of "let it snow" here with the chalkboard.
A girl can dream!


These darling wreaths came from Big Lots at 40% off.


I love this angel.  She also came from Big Lots.


  
We purchased the icicle lights at the Decorators Warehouse in Arlington, TX.  The ball lights
are so old.  We've had them for many, many years.  I think we have only used them once before.

 
 
The garland is an oldie but goodie that I used to decorate with in the kitchen.  So I decided to use it on the bench.

The cute snowflakes (still dreaming of a white Christmas!) came from Big Lots at 40% off.



One of hub's friends, Scott is in town and he came over last night.  Here he is being silly hiding between Minnie and Mickey.  He was making fun saying it is the Griswald's house.  But don't let him fool you.  He loves it all!

We sat on the patio with a few cold beers and had a great time visiting with one another.
Props to me for setting up a great place to entertain!  Go Debbie, Go Debbie!!!

I look forward to many nights out here, drinking hot chocolate and roasting marshmallows with the grandkids, reading books and playing games.


I have had SO MUCH FUN decorating and playing around with "old" and "new" decor this year.  I attribute it to starting earlier this year (end of September).  I also think it's because
I haven't been decorating other homes, just ours. 


30 comments:

  1. How fun to be able to decorate outside by the pool! And I'll send the snow your way, if you send the sun and the pretty green grass. ;)

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    1. Jenny, that sounds like a deal to me! When do you want to start? :)

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  2. Wow....that definitely looks so cozy and welcoming! The perfect place to wind down for the holidays. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! Happy Holidays!

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  4. ABSOLUTELY beautiful! You did an awesome job taking pictures at night!!

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    1. Thank you! That is a huge compliment coming from you....my photographer mentor! I took my time and tried REALLY hard!!!! Happy holidays! The one of Scott was taken with Kevin's iPhone 6.

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  5. I love the cabin rustic look, we lived in North Pole, Alaska and there's nothing like the cozy cabin but how fun to have it by the pool - you've got the best of both worlds. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Suzy, thank you for stopping by. OMG, Alaska! Wow. I can't imagine being all cozy in a cabin in Alaska. I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!

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  6. Hey there.thanks for stopping by my blog, and for "visiting" my house. I love your decor, too! I love the candle holder/lanterns!!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by....so glad to have you! I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

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  7. Thanks for visiting my blog and for the sweet comments! I love your decor, especially the outdoor bench decorations :-) Will definitely bookmark your blog!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! I will be following your blog, too! Merry Christmas!!!

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  8. Very nice Christmas paradise you have there! SO cozy!

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    1. Thank you Julie! We love having everything all decked out for the holidays. Merry Christmas!

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  9. I love the ice skates- so cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday season!

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  10. First, thank you so much for coming over to my blog, Christmas Tree Lane, and visiting me! It was the first time I had joined the house tour. I loved doing it! Second, I read your newest post about your friend and it was so heartwarming! It is awesome to have such a good friend. Third, LOVE YOUR POOL AREA!! I thought it was so neat to see something unusual (to me) for Christmas decorating. I loved the candles and the rattan furniture. Lovely!

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    1. You are welcome! Thank you for stopping by and all of your comments. They are greatly appreciated! I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday season.

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  11. Such a lovely home you have. Your patio looks beautiful decorated for Christmas. I bet your family really enjoys your pool. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! Yes, we really do enjoy the pool. I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday season!

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  12. Hi thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment

    You have a BEAUTIFUL house, I love all the decorations! and the Ice skate looks so good on that chair!

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    1. Maydelin, thanks for stopping by and the compliments. I can't tell you how many times I tried to place the ice skates. It looks like I finally got it right! I hope you and your family had a happy holiday season!

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  13. Gorgeous! I love everything about this post! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog - I will be back to visit soon!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! So glad to have you! I hope you and your family had a very happy holiday season!

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  14. Christmas season has definitely arrived. Your intervention couldn't be more timely. It's nice how you've unified the aesthetics of both the interiors, as well as the patio, right down to the palette. You can even remodel the patio some more and make it work across all seasons. Everything is possible at this point. Thanks for sharing that!

    Ian Hawkins @ Wicker Works of Brownsburg

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday season!

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  15. Hi Debbie thank you for your comment on my blog. You home is just lovely. So warm and welcoming. Merry Merry Christmas.

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    1. Why thank you Maryellen. I am so happy you could stop by. I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday season!

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