Nov 23, 2020

Let the holidays begin!

Now that the fence was complete and the landscape rocks were in place, it was time to begin with some Christmas magic.

Of course everything here is a first for decorating, both outside and inside. So last Saturday was the day. It wasn’t raining nor snowing and the sun was out.  Some would’ve called it warmish.  I wore a pair of long johns under my pants and was warm enough.

First we put up three strings of icicle lights. It actually was a challenge to get them to stay tight. Colin used bungie cords to secure them to each of the fence post tops. The awesome thing is that these three sets of lights are exactly the length we needed.  Even more amazing is that we found these in a bin under the house the that we packed up 20 years ago. Neither of us have any recollection of having used these lights in the past.

Next up was setting up our new outdoor tree.

Thanks to a very special fellow blogger who has become a very good online friend in the past years and in particular these past months. She mentioned this particular tree on a recent blog post.  Her blog can be found here. The tree is everything we hoped it would be and super easy to set up. The third step of our outdoor set up required us to somehow attach three sets of lights on the inside our windows.  Easier to do from the inside ( less damage ) but much more trying on the nerves, but we did get it done.

Certainly not a good photo but you get the idea. My only complaint is that the new coloured lights we purchased for inside the windows are a different colour than the tree lights.  However in the whole picture of life this is nothing.  Bottom line is that it all looks great and festive.

The lights on the two trees on this side of the fence. Isn’t it great having that slice of moon up there?

There is a reason we are all being locked down yet again!




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8 Responses to “Let the holidays begin!”

  1. Maxx Trails says:

    Your place looks so festive! We put up our tree last weekend and it was so much fun so see our Christmas stuff that we last used eight years ago. Seeing stuff after twenty years would be so much fun, almost like you are opening your Christmas gifts early 🙂

    • contessa says:

      I’m sure that you have a wonderful reunion with your things. Because our home was so large, 5600 sq ft and now we live in 1000 sq ft we knew that we had to get rid of so much of our stuff. Still what we have left is the best of the best.

  2. Jim and Barb says:

    Looks great! We talked about lighting up one of our trees out front but we need to order some solar lights.

    • contessa says:

      It is amazing what they have done with solar in lighting over the years. We can’t rely on solar here because it is mostly grey and dark all winter.

  3. Linda and Russell says:

    Everything looks marvelous! You guys are so organized and meticulous…all in a good way!
    Enjoy your festive home!

    • contessa says:

      Thank you. We are going to make the best of the our winter here. However to be honest I would rather be on the Isla with you both.

  4. livingrichonthecheap says:

    So glad you bought one of those trees. I love ours, I hope they last well. The hummingbirds checked mine out daytime thinking the lights were possibly flowers (I had just changed their food so they were good that way) due to all the colours. I will post pictures of ours next blog post.

  5. Karen says:

    It looks great, imagine how perfect it will look with a little snow.I love the tree I need one of those, I used to have one of the palm trees with rope lights but it was stolen 2 years ago from our front yard in the last park we stayed in as well as a generator that was chained to the leg of the 5th wheel, nothing was very safe there sadly.

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