Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Texas Coast
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WE use the little muliti-color lights on the house, in the holly along the front of the house, and in the big bush on the side of the house, and in the garland on the fence on the side (front).Slso around the trunks of the two pine trees by the drive--trees got to tall for us to continue putting them in the branches as well. I have a large white light tree, several deer, angel, and 20 lighted snow men on stakes along the front.
Use white lights on the patio. Wrap pine garland around the posts and put red bows at the top and this year, with new patio furniture, I am putting stuff on the tables, and in the water trough--have a fake tree and little animals and wile type flowers (fake) in it. But for Fall, I put away the spring/summer flowers and have yellow, orange and bronbe mums and some autum leaves. Will put poinsettias and other christmas stuff in there and on the tables out there.
Inside, multicolored lights on the tree, white lights in the pine garland on the mantle. Garland around all doors with red bows. I LOVE lots of color.
My kitchen/dinning is done with cardinal stuff--table cloth with cardinals on the border, cardinal pepper and stal shaker to add to the large centerpied that has candles and a couple of red balls, cardinal towels, etc in kitchen. My Christmas dishes have different christmas greenery around the rims--mistle toe, holly, pine/& cones? and cedar with blue berries. Glasses to match. Never have found any with cardinals on it.
And I kno these first Christmas are so rought. I lost Hunter in Oct. 2003. When I lost KayCee in May 2008, that Christmas the FIRST stocking I took out wa the one with her name on it and I sat and bawled. I have ornaments to onhor each one on the tree
Our tree is what I call a Memory tree." I have a few ornaments that were on our tree when I was a little girl. Some my boys when in school, a couple the grandkids have made, many golden ornments (can't believe I paid $10 each for them). I have one honoring our military, one to represent the Tampa football team (hiubbies team), one for the Oakland Raiders (my team, one with dolphins on it, several ones to do with fishing, ducks and geese, cardinals and othe birds.
The tree we set up in the corner bedroom (our livingroom does not have a window facing front) is done with grinch a and iwht hunting fishing ornaments as that room is done with hunting and fishing. I have a 18" tree in my one bathroom with all things from the sea (mini ornaments) plus sea shells (small) I hae picked up and strung on gold ribbon. The tree in the other speare room "2") is done with dinsey, etc as tha room is all Disney (the kids call it my Disney room). The one I put on the dresser in here is done with angels, snow flakes, tiny candy canes and red beds.
AT THE BRIDGE
SCOOTER 6/14/94 - 8/22/99
BUCK 2/8/95 - 5/15/07
HUNTER 8/19/99 - 10/16/03
KAYCEE 8-19-99 -5-25-08
HONEY ADOPTED GROWN 12/07/02 - 8/13/14
SOPHIE 1/8/04 - ADOPTED 2/17/15 - 10/12/16
GREAT PYRENEES SHAGGY adopted AT AGE 7 8/31/14 - 9/23/14
STILL WITH US GREAT PYRENEESE MOOSE adopted 9/30/14 AT AGE 7
Goldens bring light into the world.