Monday, December 1, 2014

Tis the Season… Facade {Christmas 2014}


I love the Thanksgiving break because it gives me the time I need to properly decorate the house. I am a traditionalist, so you’ll only find red, greens, golds, and silvers as decor throughout my home.



This year on the front facade, I changed the ribbon for a tartan plaid that I found while shopping at Boxwoods in Atlanta. I used it for bows on the wreaths and swags. I also used it on the live cedar-covered orbs. I just ordered more ribbon to use in the garlands, and I cannot wait to receive it. I am still mad for plaid.

front door wreath

front door

front door2


I added rosemary topiaries to each cast iron urn. The plants that had been in there were looking kind of “aged”.


I purchased two of these iron orbs from The Plant Gallery. I love them. I even hung a bright red ornament in the center for an added POP of color.




Two shiny red spheres were tossed in the sugar kettle to give an extra glow to the front garden.


The center oyster shell wreath is covered in fresh garland, and the streetcar decoration placed on it.


I love Christmas and hope it shows.

front door2

I hope you will enjoy my upcoming Christmas posts this year. I will also be participating in a Christmas Open House Blog Hop coming up in just days with other talented bloggers.

Christmas button

Tis the Season, y’all!


  1. wow,, it all looks so holiday festive, Ron Love that plaid ribbon but I must say that school bus stole my heart.
    you did a great job on your home and I'm certain folks will smile when they see it.

  2. So festive, Ron! Love the plaid ribbon, too!

  3. Wow Ron it shows!!!!! Stunning just stunning!

  4. Ron your facade is the start of all things lovely for this Christmas celebration. Looking forward to seeing what you deck your halls with in your stunning traditional way.

  5. It looks beautiful, Ron! I love the Tartan Plaid and the greenery all looks wonderful.

  6. I may or may not have given a giddy little squeal and paused to pour an adult beverage before settling in to enjoy your first Christmas post. I'm swooning! Absolutely gorgeous! No detail overlooked, of course! Merry, Merry!

  7. So pretty! I love how you use the greens and yes plaid! I adore plaid! It's looking wonderful.

  8. You always do a great job decorating your home exterior for the holidays. Your home is pretty even without decorations. I love your new plaid ribbon and the orbs.

  9. Gorgeous, as usual, Ron! I went with plaid ribbon this year, as well! Great minds think alike. I'm looking forward to seeing more!

  10. Good evening, Ron! Ooooh, I've been waiting for your Christmas posts. You know how much I adore everything you do! The facade looks so festive and so classy--love the plaid ribbon. Can't wait for you to "open" the door and give us a peek. Have a great evening! xoxo

  11. Wow Ron you have been busy! The exterior looks wonderful. I really like the cast iron orbs with the evergreens. The urns with Rosemary look great and the front door trim too! That street car is so cute! Envious of your warm temps, it's 9 degrees here this morning!

  12. Beautiful! I, too love the red plaid for Christmas. I also love the way you incorporated a "local" feel to your decor.


  13. absolutely beautiful!!!! your decor skills always inspire me!! just gorgeous! also love the plaid! i love plaid ribbon!


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