Every year as I decorate the exterior of our home for the holidays, it falls just short of what I had envisioned. I always say, next year it’s going to be different. But then the holidays happen, and it’s a crazy time for our family as it is with several family birthdays to celebrate in November and December. Excuses, excuses – I know.
Only this year, I did manage to put in a bit more effort. Since we had already had white lighting and a snowflake piece, when I spotted these snowflake pathway markers at a home improvement store I knew we had our theme. I hate to decorate for the next holiday before celebrating the first one, so I didn’t actually start implementing the new design until the week following Thanksgiving. And realized I was about three boxes short on pathway lights.
I ran back to the store and they were all out. Not only that, but they had no plans of restocking and it wasn’t possible to order online. Mind you, it was only December 1st at this point – craziness.
It’s not bad, other than a few strands of lights that got blown out of place.
So onto plan B. What’s plan B? Well I managed to scrounge up some more white lights and it looked pretty nice, but the design was still missing something.
I was still on the hunt for that last bit of decor and I found it during my shopping trip at Sears! They actually still have holiday items in stock to decorate your home, inside and out. See at Sears, Christmas isn’t over before it starts. Woo hoo!
In my previous post, I mentioned wanting to find something to add some height somewhere in the design. I didn’t quite know what I was looking for, but when I saw these spiral trees, I knew I’d found it.
Set up was even easier; I handed the boxes to my husband and then went out to do some Christmas shopping! But even he said it was easy. All you have to do is pull the spiral ring up, fasten, and you’re done. This will also be great for when it comes time to store them.
Can I also admit that I picked up the green trees thinking that the lights would be white? It was a happy accident, because I love the pop of green here! I’m still fussing with the strands of lights elsewhere, but that’s another story.
It gets very windy in our development because there isn’t a lot of tree cover, so I wasn’t sure how well these trees would hold up. But they haven’t budged. They’re staked into the ground, and the spiral lighting moves with the wind, which is probably why these are holding up to the gusts so well.
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Tyler Zey says
I like how simple it is! Your house looks amazing by the way too. I think the white lights in the bushes and the path of lights really make the design.
Thank you Tyler! With our high roofline it all has to be at ground level. I’m sure we’ll add to it a little next year :)
Jenn Desrochers says
The green are so pretty! I wouldn’t have picked them in the store, but both yours and Xenia’s look great!
Same here it was a total accident but I love the pop of color amidst all of the white!
Looks pretty! We’re super lazy, only wind lights around our front columns. We are at the end of a dead-end one-lane road (literally ONE lane – the garbage truck has to back down it) so I don’t feel like putting much effort into it. I am going to do more next year.
I probably wouldn’t bother decorating either unless you were having a party or something! So nice and private.