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Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Winter Curb Appeal at the Front Door

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Yuletide season has just about reached its peak. It’s already got us thinking about taking everything down in a few days, which is always a bummer. No matter which holidays you celebrate, you can leave up welcoming winter decorations at your door until they wither and die. Or until the daffodils and tulips start to bloom, whichever comes first (then it’s time for pastels and brighter colors). Here are a few doors giving us the biggest winter curb appeal.1e557922bbf4202bb4857d6d8ec83bdb-1via


The great thing about these window boxes is you can switch out the bows to change up the mood. The rest is just simple greens nestled in the box. 3ae018065da4e2c590caebf32c595d1c

A red berry wreath can be displayed from September to March and look perfectly suited to the season. Image via

18f552daee012ec92aea11e510384310Whether you’re covered in snow or live in a warmer climate, a citrus theme is a lovely winter decor alternative to the usual evergreens and berries. Wreath by Brandon Pruett, image via


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How do ya like them apples? We like them a lot. An apple and greens wreath is a great way to transition from holiday to the long months of winter ahead. Learn how to make this lovely wreath over at Brooklyn Limestone.

How’s your winter curb appeal working out? Please let us know how you’re making your home more inviting in the comments section; we’d love your tips and advice.

Are you on Pinterest? Be sure to check out all of our favorite holiday pins. And all of our favorite door pins.


Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

When Do You Start Haul Out the Holly?


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I’ve been hearing from many people that the day after Thanksgiving means it’s time to digest then head on up to the attic and haul down the Christmas decorations. I still struggle to find great images of those who can balance some traditional Christmas kitsch with modern style; they usually come in from some far-off Scandinavian land.

However, I think these holidays are one of those times when you can be as traditional, tacky or completely insane as you want, I mean, if your decorations are too minimal and too cool for school, you could find yourself featured on Unhappy Hipsters. Why not make your electric meter go around and around like the Griswolds, well, besides the expense and the waste of energy and all that stuff?

Do you immediately start de-tangling your lights and get your Yuletide on starting on Black Friday? Do you bust out your tacky Christmas sweaters? Start writing those holiday cards? Or have you been camping out at Best Buy? Do you whip out National Lampoons Christmas Vacation or It’s a Wonderful Life? Will the neighbors come after you with pitchforks if you use colored lights instead of white?Do you head off to the tree farm to pick the one with the least crooked trunk? Do you start to wrap gifts over the weekend or are you still recovering from a Black Friday tazering? Let us know what you do in the post-Thanksgiving haze in the comments section.

By the way, if your religion does not celebrate Christmas, I am sorry. The endless loop of “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” playing in all businesses must be even more annoying for you.

  • Image 1 and 2 from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Warner Brothers
  • Image 3 from Sherman’s World

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Holiday Decor Favorites Around the Interwebs…


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Well, this image does NOT come from our Flickr group, but from one of our favorite bloggers, Decor Demon. He whipped up a chocolate, purple, white and bronze Christmas with inexpensive purchases from Target, WalMart, and Big Lots! He even involved an appropriately accessorized sock monkey! To see the rest of his unorthodox holiday design moves, check out the entire post.

Photos by Christina Wedge for Decor Demon