Saturday, December 13, 2008

The New House (cont'd.)

Hello Everyone!

Today is the day for the "after" photos of our "new" house! Instead of taking just plain old photos, I thought I'd wait for our house to be all decked out in its Christmas attire. I really haven't gone all out with the decorations this year. I usually do the greenery swags on the porch rails, but since we took the rails down, that was impossible. I think this year we will just have to live with wreaths on the picture windows and the front door.

This is the "new" window! Notice the peeling paint is now gone and the shutters are painted that fabulous shade of green called "pine boughs".
A Christmas tree lit with clear miniature lights will decorate the front yard in a planter near the garden bench and a big red bow amid some greenery will finish out the bench's decoration. A large Moravian star will hang in the entry way to our home and will welcome all visitors. We haven't decided on the final look of the front porch, but I think we will probably go with just greenery in some sort of arrangement between the rocking chairs.

The Moravian star is hard to see lit on the front porch.
I hope you enjoy the before and after photos. My next post will be some of the "inside" Christmas decorations and I will also include some of the gourds that I have been working on.

On another note, I would like to let you know about a new blog that a friend of mine has started. He is thirty years old, a twin, and has had two kidney transplants in his life. He has had many surgeries as a baby and has come a long way since then. He loves God and wants his life to be a inspiration to others. Sometimes he gets depressed as he waits for word on a new kidney from the transplant lists that he is on. He would like to "talk" through a blog with others who may be going through similar situations and to share encouraging words. If you get a chance, please stop by and share some of God's love and encouragement. Take a look into Corey's World! He will be an inspiration to you as much as he is to me. Drop him a comment!
I would enjoy hearing and seeing some of your Christmas celebration ideas! Some of you have already posted some Christmas photos. Keep 'em coming!
Be Encouraged!
Plant Lady


donnasfineart said...

Thank you my wonderful Plant Lady! This will probably show up as my other blog but thats okay you still know its had a wonderful post..Jesus never fails and we should never worry..I don't have any pictures yet to show, I've been so wrapped up on my own issues that I haven't had the time to just when the twins birthday is over on Saturday and then 5 days later Christmas and before then I keep praying that this year will end with me NOT worrying..and so on and so on..I'm okay because the Father is in control and I'm not and when I (we) all realize that we have PEACE..and isn't that what Christmas is all about? Peace?

I Love you

JnL4God said...

Plant Lady,
So nice to see your "New" house. We are naughty we still do not have our decorations up, but soon. We do have snow which is something northern Oregon doesn't get much of. But it gave me an extra day off so I'm a happy camper.
Blessings my Friend.

Mar said...

I love your "new house" and the decorations - and especially the Moravian Star as we have one, too on our porch. But I didnt have a good place to hang it, so I rigged it up in the center of a wreath on the door. How does that sound? When are you coming back this way? And,,,,Merry Christmas, friend!

From the Heart said...

Thanks for your visit. I was beginning to wonder if there was something wrong. I'm so glad everyone is okay. Your house looks great.
Did you look at my Christmas blog? If not you can click on a candle on my sidebar and it will take you there.
There's a slide show showing some of my decorations. I will have to do a post about the ornaments.

debrah said...

Hi Plant Lady:
Thank you for sharing the photos of your "New House"...I love the color of your shutters "fabulous" is exactly the word I would use to describe that shade of green.
Have a very blessed Christmas.

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Plant Lady..
(((Hugz ))) Good to see you!! How have you been doing?? I love your house makeover and the shutters around the window I love shutters lol. Praying you are having a Wonderful and Blessed Holiday season.

Hugz Lorie

Mary said...

Hello, my friend!
I really like your "new" house. Really looks nice. I will be watching for the "inside" Christmas decorations.

I love Christmas. . . Merry Christmas to you!


debrah said...

Hey Plant Lady just dropping by to say Merry Christmas.
Be Blessed,
In His Love,

Beauteous Woman said...


Your house is beautiful! I saw the before then after, I was amazed! You and Mr. Plant Lady did a beautful job!

I will post my mom's christmas tree, It's beautiful and gold with pink decorations! I can't wait to post them first thing in the morning!

I hope you have a wonderful christmas this week!

Be Blessed!