Monday, November 26, 2012

Decking the Halls, Front Facade {Christmas 2012}

 

Can I tell you? I LOVE the Christmas season, and I LOVE Christmas decorating and decorations. Over the next couple weeks, I will show you my home decked out in its red, green, gold, and silver best.

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Let’s start from the street on this beautiful day.

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I would love to use real greenery on the outside, but temperatures here are too high and the real stuff dries out too quickly. J & I invested in some great mixed green garlands when we moved in our new Atlanta home in 2004. The garlands and wreaths are from Flora Dora, an Atlanta floral destination. I am still using these high quality garlands and wreaths today.

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Each door is surrounded by garlands laced with vintage white C9 bulbs and smaller white lights. I adore vintage lighting for Christmas. Bows of red and gold are wired to each corner. A fir wreath is complete with gold branches, red berries, and festive ribbons.

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The windows feature a mixed green swag.

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On the center wall is my favorite custom-made oyster wreath. I simply added ribbon, greenery, and red berries. I think this wreath says Southern loud and clear. I love the way it turned out.

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Small green trees fill the black cast iron urns. Two large ornament balls are placed in smaller urns on the tenant’s side.

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Yep! That’s me in the shiny red orb.

The upper balcony is festooned with more green garland and wreaths. I love how the railings look from the street.

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The large wreath in the center makes a great statement.

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Each window features more mixed green swags complete with red velvet bows.

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I will share my night time pictures with you in a later blog post.

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Decking the facade, y’all!

30 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! It looks like you should be on the holiday house tour!

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  2. It looks SO festive and great! Love the wreaths and garland. Getting my decorations out today...

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  3. Absolutely beautiful Ron!! I love the draped garland and wreaths on your upstairs porch! When it comes to Christmas decor I'm a traditional girl at heart too, red, green, & gold!
    Can't wait to see the night shots!

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  4. Ahh, finally! It still amazes me how you have to haul all of that down from the third floor loft! Everything is picture perfect--classy and beautiful. Can't wait to see the night-time pics and the blogs when you open the front door and let us into you and J's beautiful home! Have a great day! :)

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  5. gorg, my friend. anxiously awaiting MORE :-) (our favorite word, no?)

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    1. I have to agree that Ron's work is gorgeous. I want to be invited to one of his fabulous parties. Being from Montana, the trip would be fun. JMT

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    2. I always say, "MORE is more!" I am glad YOU agree.

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  6. This is so beautiful! Love the oyster shell wreath. It is amazing!Can't wait to see the night time pictures!

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  7. Your home is gorgeous and I love how festive it looks with the garland and wreaths. You're inspiring me to do the same to my home. It's such a job though!

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  8. OMG, Ron. This is simply gorgeous and magazine worthy. I am in awe of your talents and style. Your features and photos make my mornings or in your words, "coffee tawwwk". LOL. Happy Holidays. xo, Jill

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  9. I just love your oyster wreath! Your house looks stunning. If my hubs and I were driving down the street and I saw your house, I would make him stop the car so I can take some photos! Charming!!!

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  10. It does not get much better than this. I wished I lived closer. You, my friend, are an inspiration. Time for me to decorate. Nancy W.

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  11. Wow, Ron, this is fabulous! You have done an amazing job! I can only imagine how fabulous it is to see in person! Love it!

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  12. So gorgeous! I would love to drive up to that every day after work! My husband and I are celebrating our 10 year anniversary this weekend in New Orleans and I can't wait to check out the homes in the Garden District all decked out for Christmas!

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  13. Your tenants must love you! They get to have a gorgeously decorated home without lifting a finger. Love everything and your greenery is perfect, if you hadn't said differently I would have sworn it was real. Also....love the red ribbon with the gold cross hatching, adds a masculine touch while also adding some sparkle.

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  14. Ron, your home definitely has street appeal! I adore that front porch and the balcony all across the front. Obviously it looks fantastic all the time, but dressed for the holidays it is awesome. ;-)

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  15. How lucky you are to have such a beautiful home! I am, now, anew follower!

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  16. Beautiful, Ron. I can't wait to see the inside decorations. Without a doubt your home is gorgeous in any season.

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  17. I am there with you, I LOOOOOVE Christmas! Everything looks great.

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  18. Ron, your home is so beautiful and welcoming. Can't wait to see the interior decorations!
    -Shelley

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  19. Very pretty decorations. Very traditional and fits in so well with your house! I, too, love Christmas!

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  20. Wow, I am so impressed, this is gorgeous. I love it all. Such beautiful garland and wreaths. Absolutely perfect. Hugs, Marty

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  21. Beautiful and so festive and so southern. I love it!....Christine

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  22. Love your choice of the red and gold ribbon.

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  23. Gorgeous ! love all the garlands on the doors and porch !

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  24. Holy Flip! Just Gorgeous!! You will be one of the features tomorrow at Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button. Hope to see your handsomeness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  25. Love it in the daytime too!!! I am your newest follower. Pinky

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  26. Oh dear, dear, dear. I just said I need to take a run over to N.O. during the next few weeks to see beautiful sights like your house! It's just stunning!

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  27. Visiting from Coastal Charm....
    I love the feature. You have an amazing home. The decor is festive and classic.

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  28. So impressive. How I would love to sit on that balcony and spit hot chocolate. Sigh, your house is beautiful.

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