Wednesday, November 28, 2012

fancying up the place . . .

For as long as we've lived up at the Camp (which was three years on November 9 -- this year is our fourth Christmas here), I've always, always wanted to do this:
The first year, though, we didn't have an electric powered iron gate -- we had cattle gates (and you had to get out of the car and unlock the chains, drive through, then get out again and lock 'em back up).  And Todd said he wasn't sure he really wanted to advertise that people were living up here.

The next year, I wasn't walking very well -- and I didn't do a whole lot of shopping.

In 2011, I wasn't walking *anywhere*!  I'd had the second surgery and was non-weight bearing.

But this year??!  This was MY year!  LOL!
I love how it looks -- so festive and pretty!  Isn't it amazing how a simple wreath and red bow can gussy up a place?!?  I mean really;  what's the point of having a pretty iron gate, if you're not going to hang a wreath on it at Christmas time?!

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Make it a great day!

:)

14 sweet people commented:

Teresa in Music City said...

Absolutely love your "gussied up" fence :*D

Lee D said...

Looks wonderful...now shall I send down a sprinkling of snow?

thethimbleroom said...

The wreath looks great. Santa will love going through that gate! :D

Janet O. said...

It looks very classy, Denise. But it made me laugh, too. DH just put a new red cattle gate on the entrance to the pasture across the street. It is really wide and bright. He has joked that as soon as we get another good snow he is going to go drape a tinsel garland around the gate. Maybe it really just needs a wreath! : )

Ronda Walker said...

A wreath just says "Christmas". Love it.

Karin said...

Simple and elegant - perfect! No gate for us since it leads down a county road, but I've been searching for a way to add a wreath for years. Our overhang is 20 ft high and I can't get to it - would love to hang a huge wreath there.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Love it! blessings, marlene

Barbara F. said...

The wreath looks perfect on that beautiful gate. A sure sign of being welcomed! xo

Jean(ie) said...

Looks like home!

Jean(ie) said...

Hey, you live in a fancy gated community...

Melissa Bishop said...

Looks good!

Sarah said...

Just tell me there is no wreath on the front of the golf cart...please! Gate wreath looks great!

Dar said...

Love your wreath on your beautiful iron gate! It looks like it belong there. We have a gate too and fence, but haven't decorated YET. Will do it this weekend since it's going to be in the high 60's and before the snow comes.

Gmama Jane said...

I'll have to "come calling" to see your pretty wreath!
Blessings
Gmama Jane