Monday, November 30, 2009

A Christmas Welcome and Outdoor Wednesday

I'm running a bit behind this week in getting pictures uploaded, so have gone with the same ones for Outdoor Wednesday. Sure hope I don't bore you too quickly. lol Susan thank you for hosting this fun filled event each week.

There are no problems

only opportunities to be creative.

Dorye Roettger

It's finally arrived. The long awaited day. The Deck The Hall Party, hosted by our darling Susan from Thoughtsfromovertherainbow. Susan thank you for hosting this fun filled party. I'm looking forward to seeing all those participating and their wonderful holiday decor.
Welcome! We're so glad you stopped by.
A few years ago when I opened the shop I carried a lot more primitive items than I do now. The trend has changed many times over the years. The challenge of keeping up with it is a bit daunting at times, but fun. One of the best sellers at the time were these large candy canes. Naturally, I had to have at least one. lol.. You see I ended up with 2. One of them came in quite damaged and took quite a bit of repair, so thought it best I hang onto it. :-)) I think the two of them make quite the statement.. lol

Curly wire and some greens with large rusty bells nestled in between.

Close up

The Americana Snowman is another item I carried. I've had him for many years. Made out of a log and embellished with rusty stars and a ribbon to keep his neck warm. The talent of the artisan that designed and made him amazes me.
Just to the left of the back door is a small patio area. Ok.. I'm bad. I forgot to wind up the cord for the lights on the tree. Don't beat me up for The wind came up and I got extremely cold.

The vintage sled was a gift from my girlfriend "many" years ago. I took some greenery, pine cones and a set of old bells I had and glued them onto the sled. The bow is the original one I made "many" years ago. I think it's held up quite well.

The primitive tree I made while traveling with the crafts. This is one has held court outside our door during this time of the year for 12 years now. Made out of cedar it has held up great. After taking these pictures and posting I pulled this garland and refreshed the look and added a few more lights . :-))

Knowing my love for snowmen, my husband's daughter-in-law gave this one to me after I lost my daddy. I love his happy smile and button nose. I'm wondering if the birds will be here in the morning saying hello to the one on top of his hat? lol

Close up

Even the chairs get a bit of holiday cheer.. lol.. they are still missing a bow. I haven't been to the city yet, and I want to try and find one that coordinates with the one on the sled. I also would love to find some darling red-checked cushions. I think it would put a finishing touch to the look.

Thanks for stopping by to see the outside holiday decor. We've sure enjoyed having you. Don't forget to swing by to see Susan over at Thoughtsfromovertherainbow for a full list of those participating. I know we're in for some wonderful eye candy. See you there....

hugs ~lynne~


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love it all - especially the sled and the snowman with a bird on his hat. I use to have a lot of primitives, but got rid of most before I moved into a smaller place. My daughter has many of them now. I would have never noticed the cord if you had not said anything about it. :)

Patsy said...

That little rabbit is so cute. You have done it up very good.Merry Christmas is in oder.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh wow, I LOVE all of it. Every single thing looks just gorgeous. I love the snowman, the sleigh and the wrought iron stand with all the beautiful things on it. The candy cane and the bells, well can you tell I just love it all. You have really outdone yourself. Stunning. Hugs, Marty

Tardevil said...

Very pretty. Makes me wish I had a patio.

Kat said...

Oh, I just love all of this Lynne. My favorite is the sled, it's precious. But that happy snowman hosting the birds is wonderful too. Have a wonderful week. Kathy

Sue said...

I had a gift shop back in the 90's and I know all about that "one for the for me" stuff. Everything looks so festive. I really like the Christmas tree on the patio...too cute! I guess we will all find each other even without Mr. Linky!


Carolyn said...

Hi Lynne,
i love how you decorated outdoors for Christmas.It is all pretty but I especially love the wreaths on the chairs.
Take care,

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I just love that sled and how you decorated it for the holidays. I purchased a new one to decorate, but ended up giving it to my grandson to actually sled on.

Foley said...

The primitive look is great on your have so many unique pieces!
The candy canes are a favorite..I'm sure you get countless remarks on all your decorations!

Jessica said...


This is adorable! I love that sled and that darling snowman. Too cute!

I think I am about finished with the inside except....I always change it up here & there but I haven't done anything outside yet....this has me thinking...particularly the wreath on the chairs....I have a white ice-cream parlor set, that I have had forever. Thanks for the beautiful always.

Hugs to you~ J

Fifi Flowers said...

FAB Christmas decor!!!

Gypsy Heart said...

I love it all! I think both of the snowmen have happy faces ~ and the sled is perfect as a part of the Christmas decor. Thanks for sharing!

onlymehere said...

Where do you find the time to decorate like this with all you have on your plate?! Fabulous.

susan said...

Lynne-I am so late visiting. Mr. Linky has just about made me insane, but I think I have it figured out for next week. It was a combination of me and him :) I love your primitive and they look perfect with your chicken and bunnies. Hang onto that sled; it is really a treasure and looks PERFCT there. Thank you so much for participating!! I really hope Mr. Linky and I will have kissed and made up by next Tuesday :)

Tardevil said...

Hi Lynne:

Little goblin is doing well, thanks for asking. I'm a little more un-organized than an OCD person likes to be, but I'll adjust! ;) Drowning in Rubbermaid right now! LOL! Hope to be back to posting soon.

Marsha said...

I love how you have your patio decorated and the snowman birdfeeder is especially cute.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lynne, you really are decked out today! I adore your sleigh. I know I live in Florida, but I have wanted one for the longest time. They are SO neat. Your outdoor areas all look so festive and fun!

Happy Outdoor Wed!


Sheila :-)

Claudia said...

Lynn-- I have been here being inspired by you for so long and just now realized I have not been an official FOLLOWER :)

Your decorations are sooo awesome I bet your neighbors love your hard work and thank you for sharing.

if you get a moment, stop by and say hi!

TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

What wonderful outdoor decorations...they're all wonderful...

Light and Voices said...

My favorite photograph is of the snowman. Such lovely decorations.
Joyce M

xinex said...

I love all your outdoor Christmas decor, Lynne. Love the snowmen especially....Christine

eileeninmd said...

I love your snowmen, your outdoor christmas decor is wonderful. Great photos.

ksarra said...

Hi Lynne, thanks for sharing your beautiful decorations. That is EXACTLY the look I love for Christmas, so warm and inviting and charming. You've done a great job friend!

Hootin Anni said...

Love it all.

My O W is now posted. Today a slide show of us attending the famous Texas King Ranchhand Breakfast. Come see a bit of 'history' if you can.

It's Here

PS---you may want to use my sidebar link and add your holiday post here....just click on the graphic!!

Kammy said...

I love your decore for outdoors !
Love it !!!!

Shellbelle said...

Well, I just love everything, but the best is the memories you recalled, from when you got it or who gave it to you — that's what makes each item special.

Mary Bergfeld said...

How festive it all is. Your wonderful decor puts my little wreath to shame. I hope you are having a successful holiday season at your shop. Have a wonderful Outdoor Wednesday.