Saturday, December 6, 2014

Welcome!

Come right in!

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I like to make the entrance to my home inviting.

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And I tend to do the same thing every Christmas.

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I love a live wreath on the door and my flocked deer on the piece of furniture in the entry.

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It’s nice to have some lights (LED lights that don’t get HOT) in a basket that come on with a timer in the evenings.

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Are you decorating for the holidays this weekend?

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I like to do a little at a time.

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Have some Holiday Fun this weekend!

43 comments:

Montanagirl said...

Oh my goodness, my friend! That is just so nice to walk in and see your precious deer family! Your home is beautiful! And yes, I've been decorating a little at a time. I guess I should post some photos!

Vee said...

Very pretty woodland scene and I really like your pretty basket of lights, too. What a good idea!

Joyce Mayer said...

Hi Miss Lavender Dreams,

Yes, we are all decorated and Mom is working up in our craft room.

In our entry we have the Nativity, Mom collected (over the years)the Willow Tree collection and we have just the right place for it in the new house.

Your decorations are "bee-u-tee-ful", just like you!

Hugs,
Prudence ♥

NanaDiana said...

I hope to start tomorrow, Diane. I have a day to get through here first. xo Diana

ps. Those patterns went out the day after I found them-you should have them soon!

Trace4J said...

What beautiful deer.
I love!!!
And your fresh wreath too.
It sure says Welcome :)
Christmas Blessings

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the basket of lights! I've got most of my decorations up and want to photograph them but it's raining and icky dark today. Oh well, I've got tons of other stuff to do!
hugs,
Linda

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

So pretty!! I love the sweet deer! And the one laying down is so adorable! :) I love the glow of Christmas lights :) Have fun decorating, I have mine up and enjoying them :) xo Holly

Arlene Grimm said...

Very pretty!! Love the basket full of lights...too cute.

TexWisGirl said...

i like your deer herd.

Diane said...

Lovely! An aunt of mine has put (fake) poinsettias in a basket with lights too-- it's so pretty at night. Love your deer!

Christine said...

I'm with you Diane in that I decorate in stages and very often repeat the decorations from the year before! I love the deer and lights! Have a fab weekend!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Love, love, love your wonderful deer collection...I collect little plastic reindeer...

Red Rose Alley said...

Diane,
Your deer family is delightful, and your entryway looks fantastic. You know, I think there is something very special about the deer, and seeing them when you first walk in says "welcome" to me.

love,
~Sheri

Brenda said...

Beautiful! It's cheerfully comforting coming over here, I want you to know!
We live in an older home. Our entry way right now has my husband's overflow tools...grrr...but until we can build a nice shop for him after we buy this house, I'll have to make due. I'm thinking of putting up a nice burlap curtain/wall so at least it's not seen when someone comes in. I am grateful and can't wait to do the things I want to with this house.
Happy weekend to ya.

Ariadne said...

Lovely decorations!AriadnefromGreece!

nancy huggins said...

I would definately be in the Christmas spirit if I came in your door and especially love the Deer and lit up basket..Maybe I will try that. Thanks for lifting my Holiday spirit and I guess I better get busy and finish some gifts :)

Lynn said...

Your entry is very inviting and the deer are really pretty-enjoy:@)

Susie said...

Your deer collection is wonderful. I love them. I also like your door wreath. I bought a little Christmas thing today...it's a basket full of fake greenery and a candle. Hope you are having good weather. It's so gray here today. xoxo,Susie

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

The deer are my favorite! xo

Pamela Gordon said...

Your grouping of flocked reindeer are sweet and I like the vignette in your header photo. We had snow today and now it's raining but just above the freezing mark. It will make for a bad mess in the morning. Have a nice evening.

podso said...

How nice to have a fresh wreath on your door. I like your basket of lights too. And your family of deer. Hope you're having a nice weekend.

Simply Shelley said...

Very beautiful home Diane, I'm feeling much better. About to head out the door for our little towns celebration of Christmas with a parade and fun in the park, crafters and such selling their merchandise. Hoping to find a few Christmas gifts. I much rather buy local than make the big super centers richer.....blessing my dear friend and thanks for your prayers.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I really like your display with the deer on the table! And the fresh wreath is beautiful. I only have a bit more decorating to do as I've decided to par it down this year.
Enjoy your weekend!

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

What a lovely glimpse of Christmas decorating at your house. Love the basket with the lights in your entrance way. So cozy and pretty.

And I like the deer display.

Wishing you a beautiful evening...
Brenda
xox

Catherine Holman said...

How pretty and I the timer idea! I do a room at a time and I still have one room left.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Well it is very nice to come into your home - so friendly and pretty. I love the flocked deer and the lights.

So far we have the Santa Collection and the christmas teapots and cookie jars set out. And the buffet has all Holly dishes on it - so we have begun - and the lights are on the tree - the rest of the decorating will be done next week.

Musings from Kim K. said...

We are having some holiday fun at our house his weekend. Love your sweet deer vignette. Christmas hugs!!!

Jeanne said...

Your entry way looks very inviting. I love your wreath!

Cattails said...

The deer collection is so sweet! Your home looks very festive and inviting!

Patty Antle said...

Those flocked deer are just adorable! Your holiday decor is so warm and inviting. Thanks for showing us.

Cozy Little House said...

I don't have an entry. And I've decorated in the amount of space I could find. So I'm done!
Brenda

ann said...

Well, I hope you find me here at the end of a very long list of fab comments. Spend the day in Denver with my daughter and grandson thrift shopping, not blogging. I would say that guests will feel very welcome in your home the minute they step in the front door. I do like the deer combined with elements from the ocean, a combination that we do not see in these parts. Lovely.

cynthia lee designs said...

Your entryway is very pretty! I finished my decorating yesterday.
Hugs,
Cindy

doodles n daydreams said...

I hope to get stuck into the decorating this week. Christmas is at my place this year for the family so the next few weeks are looking to be busy, busy, busy. But...it will be fun :)
I love your entrance display with the deer, and your wreath on the inside of the door, I wouldn't have thought of dong that.

Diana

Carol Z said...

So cute! I started my decorating and have my monkey collection in the entry hall. Snow men and snow globes come out tomorrow.

Helen Philipps said...

Your decorations are so lovely and welcoming! The little deer are gorgeous, and I love the basket filled with lights and the festive wreath.
Happy weekend!
Helen xox

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Love your deer, very nice welcome!
Blessings,
Cindy

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Very festive and inviting! :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello Diane, it is lovely entrance. The deer family is cute and the wreath is pretty. I love your pretty decorations. Happy Sunday!

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Preciosa decoración!!!!!

Beedeebabee said...

How pretty your entryway table looks Diane, and I love your wreath and basket too! Happy decorating! xo

It's me said...

Love your Christmas decorations ......love from me enjoy december...!...love Ria...x!

Joy H said...

I love your entry way, the front door and window above are so pretty!