Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Front Porch Full of Wonder & Christmas Lights in Central Oregon

My dear hubby got the lights up weeks ago & we had to start from scratch this year since I gave away all our outside decor before we moved.  Our son now proudly displays it all in their yard.  So we found some lights at Jerry's Home Improvement Store & large ornaments at Costco, along with other goodies from other places.  We will add to our lights each year, but this was a good start for this year.  So here is the tour...
My studio is in the front with the arched window!
A wreath I made several years ago.
My finds at Goodwill: sled $4.95 & bear $1.99!
I got this at Craft Warehouse for 75% off~ $5.00!  I added my own painted face!!
The REAL Reason for the Season!
 When we were in Central Oregon visiting our kids, we all went to look at the light show at Eagle Crest, a resort in Redmond.  They always have a lot to look at & I tried a new setting on my camera & actually got a few pictures that you could see!
Last, is a church in the area which had this display.  It was hard to get a good picture because of the traffic, but you get the idea...
 Well, more to get done before Christmas.  I have a couple more gifts to show you next time, with a tutorial.  Hope you are enjoying the days before Christmas & remembering the Reason for the Season!


I'm linking to these parties:
Savvy Southern Style~Wow Us Wednesdays #45
Beach Cottage Christmas Twinkles~Good Life Wednesdays
White Wednesday #132 @ Faded Charm


Debbiedoos said...

Very charming Cindy. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Unknown said...

Ahh how colorful is this all? :) Looks like you're all set for the big day!


Our Hopeful Home said...

Love all the decorations, but especially the Club Goodwill ones! And great job on those night photos. Perhaps you could share a tutorial on that?

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

It all looks beautiful,Cindy.
Have a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends with best wishes for 2012,

Hopemore Studio said...

Cindy, so funny we are in the same boat!! I used the last of my lights inside the house to replace strands that quit working. I am having a surprisingly hard time finding stores with lights so we are all dark this year...much to my 11 year old boy's frustration. He said to me the other day, it's like we are the only house without lights outside (not true)..lol

I'm sure your house and decorating will grow, becoming more beautiful each year.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Cindy,
It all looks sooo beautiful! And wow, I can't believe you could get those clear pics in the dark--how amazing!!!
Wishing you the Merriest Christmas ever!!!

Barbara Jean said...

Cindy, we used to stay at Eagle Crest in late November so got to enjoy lights each year.

Have not made it last couple of years though.

love your wreath you made, and the cute snoman.


Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

All your decorations look very festive, Cindy. We didn't do much decorating outside this year because our roof is being redone due to storm damage a few months ago. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!!

Lisalulu said...

those are great pics... I love the one of your house and how you decorated the 'column' and the garland. did you use a staple gun? or tape??? one of these days well sell our houses and I'll actually get to decorate for Christmas again!! Love your house!