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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Block Party

Today I am joining At The Picket Fence for Doors and Porches.  Be sure to visit them to see all the beautiful outdoor decor. 

Now, ours is really simple and plain, but it is what my grandchildren have grown up with and since they will all be here this year, we just did the same old thing.

Do you guys remember these old twig reindeer and sleighs that were everywhere about 15 years ago, well, we still have ours.  We don't usually put it up anymore, however the grandchildren think it is mandatory, so it is up again this year.


 The garland looks a little cheesy in the daylight, but the lights really make it sparkle at night.


We placed them so it looks like Santa just landed on the front yard.


 The garland almost fades into the dark shutters, it's really hard to see except for the lights.


 At night it looks a lot better and the lights light up the whole yard.



 Simple decorations, but they mean so much to the children.


Be sure to check out all the parties this week and join as many as you can.  It's so fun to see everyone's decorations.

I am also linking to the What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants

34 comments:

  1. Very pretty, Marty! I love seeing the pretty Christmas lights at night. One of our favorite things to do!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  2. So pretty, Marty. And how wonderful that you grandchildren will all be coming for Christmas. They will LOVE seeing Santa's sleigh and reindeer parked on your lawn. They'll know they've arrived at their grandparent's house. laurie

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  3. Everything is pretty and festive. The grands will love it also.

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  4. Love your twig deer, Marty. It always looks better at night all lit up.

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  5. Didn't realize the door/porch party was this soon. Boy how time flies! I have a question. The big lights on the deer, are they some of the "old tymey" lights, or are the replica's of the old lights? I really would love to have some, and would use them everywhere if I had them! Love the decor, Marty.

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  6. I like your reindeer! Christmas lights just add something to a neighbourhood.

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  7. It looks very festive Marty. Those are great reindeer.

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  8. Way to show us some jolly Christmas spirit girl! Love the decorations!

    http://www.thegirlieblog.com

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  9. I love your yard Marty! I can see your neighbours too - your's is much more festive :o)

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  10. Marty,
    I happen to agree with the grandchildren...I think they look marvelous on the lawn!!! The night time photo is stunning! Santa, surely, must be up on your rooftop...or did you let him in the door???
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  11. Marty, this is wonderful! I can see why the grandchildren would love this! It's so festive! Love the night view! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. It's funny how we all cling to our families traditions, Marty. I know that even as an adult I would question my Mom about why something wasn't as it usually is at the holiday. She, of course, just wanted a change, but we would look forward to the traditions that we grew up with. You did good for the grandchildren! : )

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  13. Hi Marty,
    Oh, it all looks so festive! I love the idea of the whole block participating with the decor. No doubt a little bit of healthy competition as well?
    We'd love to have you share it at "What's It Wednesday", now linking.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  14. I think it all looks just wonderful, and I love that you are keeping family traditions... xoxo Julie Marie

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  15. I think it looks wonderful and twinkly. I love those reindeer.

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  16. Very festive and pretty at night. I love the deer, dear!

    XO,
    Jane

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  17. How fun. I just love this time of year and all the different seasonal displays in the yards.

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  18. I think this is the first time I have seen the outside of your house! Just so great looking and totally Christmas. Looks wonderful.

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  19. Love the reindeer and sleigh!

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  20. Really pretty! Yes, the children want things the "same" don't they? :-) I know they're going to love this.

    Pat

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  21. I love the twig reindeer, Marty! Your home is lovely decorated for Christmas! It all looks so festive!

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  22. I love seeing outdoor decorations! We hardly do them because of the winter weather. Perhaps if we get some grandkids we'll try harder!
    It looks great lit up at night!

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  23. It looks warm and welcoming! I like those reindeer! Enjoy your grandkids visit!
    Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  24. Marty....The front of your house is identical to my daughters in Arizona. Identical. Almost down to the shrubery. I mean the same house. Now I'm wondering if you two just might live next door to each other. I did not realize you lived there. Am I possibly correct?
    For some reason I thought you were back east somewhere. I'm thrilled that you actually might live out here in the West. The very Southwest. Let me know. This is just too fun.

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  25. Oh I just love it Marty!
    And its so fun to see the decor in the desert surroundings.
    It also makes me miss my son and grandbaby!
    Oh gosh, I need to get out for a visit!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  26. What a creativity Marty... so beautiful... Kids will love it, it is a bundle of interest for them... Hope you shared the photos of your little angles...
    Happy if you come to see me at
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    with love from
    Farah

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  27. Marty it all looks so festive. I have always loved riding around to see all the Christmas lighs.

    My 14 yo insisted that our reindeer be put out this year, I did not put them out last year, and he said it was just not the same.

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  28. Marty, Thanks for your kind comment on my Pear Tree picture. I love hearing from you. And THANKYOU for letting me know about where you are. Are you ready for this...she just moved from Surprize about 18 months ago and she now lives in Litchfield Park which of course is practically next door to Surprize. (smile) There are so many questions I would love to ask you about your blog. I am so new at this and have so much to learn and I would sure appreciate your input. Thanks Marty. I haven't put an email address because google insists I use theres and yet I can't create it. Thankyou again.

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  29. Your outdoor decorations look beautiful! I love to see all the Christmas lights! Usually spend a night driving all over to look at them! Love the twig reindeer and sleigh, I sure remember them. We had one deer. Now we have one of the prelit wire ones in front of our sleigh. I will be sharing that soon, when it STOPS RAINING:):) XO, Pinky

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  30. Your home exterior is so nice! I love how you set up the reindeer that way. I don't think your garland looks cheesy at all.

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  31. I just love it Marty! My kiddos would get such a kick out of those reindeer...especially Rudolph! :-) Thank you so much for linking this up to my Doors and Porches Party!
    Vanessa

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