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Memories Of Christmas 2012 Inside And Outside

Hope everyone had a great Christmas! We actually did have a lovely one with our family; however, Bob and I were a bit under the weather for the weeks before Christmas Day. That said, some planned decorating never got arranged. Here’s a few photos of the back porch that we decorate for our neighbors, who live on a flagpole lot behind us. We love to return the favor of their lovely lights and yard decorations. We always have Santa in his sleigh along with his reindeer…located where our grandchildren will see them as soon as they ride up the driveway. Love the Lakeside Cabin sign…reminds me of old times.
Love the magnolia limbs against the cabinet backdrop. Such wonderful memories are made right on that porch and one or two not so great memories….like being locked outside, when it was 94 degrees. If you have guessed that winter is my least favorite season, you are hearing my thoughts. Yes, I’ll love seeing the leaves return and enjoy our porch like the sign says, “Porch, Sweet Porch”– Thanks for stopping by. Helen

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10 Responses to Memories Of Christmas 2012 Inside And Outside

  1. I LOVE the “See Rock City” birdhouse! I remember seeing several barns with that on the roof during our travels to the Smokey Mountains!! Thanks for the visit! I hope you and your family have a safe and Happy New Year!

    • Tammy, thanks for dropping by. Perhaps you might enjoy a “See Rock City” birdhouse! Most Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations have them…seems like there was one in the CB in Chandler, AZ, a few years ago. It also has been used on our mantle! Thanks, Helen

  2. I think it is such a lovely gesture, decorating for your back neighbors. The cupboard is so cute! I can image the delight of the kids as they turn in to grandma’s house. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Have a happy and blessed new year!

    • Thanks, Pattie, for your lovely remarks about my screened in porch and decorations on it. You have my grands figured out really well already….sniff….they’ve returned home to horrible weather! Horrible to me if it gets below freezing and it did while they were here. Not to mention the white stuff aka snow! You’re welcome and I do enjoy your party each time. Happy New Year, Helen

  3. It looks great! I love the cupboard. Such a great piece to decorate with!

    Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent!

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year and looking forward to seeing what you create in 2013! :)


    • Hi Kathy, you know I became fond of it despite the fact, that I had never really seen it in anything but a very dim light…out in the utility room. Then working the math we figured it is well over 100 years old considering, that Bob’s grandfather if he were alive today would be over 100 years old, and it was his uncle who built the cabinet. When all the calculations were done, Bob wondered aloud if we should paint it. And to that I asked, “like when would we sell it” as our son would be inheriting it and appreciate the historic value.

      Happy New Year,

  4. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  5. Very nice pictures and I am sure you just love your time on that porch :) It looks like a wonderful spot to make memories. Thanks for linking up with me.

    • Thanks, Connie! I enjoy visiting your blog party. Connie, if a porch could talk the fun things it would tell. We absolutely love our time out there. Lots of memories with friends and family. Happy New Year, Helen

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