Saturday, December 20, 2008

Define Fabulous

Do you ever have those days where you wish you had a fabulous camera that just took fabulous pictures with one button? Yeah...I froze outside the other night waiting for that picture. This is the best thing I came up with.

This was a couple of nights ago before the 10 inches of snow we got. We're getting another 6 inches tonight. I went out tonight because I realized one of the lights had fallen out of the window. (Ooh...a game! Can you find it?) I got pictures of white dots, but no house. Between that and the beating these trees have taken on the front porch, I decided to just give up. No fabulous camera, no fabulous Christmas trees, and no fabulous picture. Hmph...When I came back in the house, I realized that I never showed pictures of my stairwell garland. I took whatever I had leftover from the fireplace garland and just plugged away!


I tied it up with some brown twine and covered that with huge, brown satin ribbon. Is there a better way to hang stairwell garland? Not sure. This seems to work for now.

The only picture I got of the entire staircase. Remember that fabulous picture with that fabulous camera? Yeah...not this one. It's blurry, and you can see my son's pants that I'm supposed to be fixing the hem in. How's that for fabulous?

5 more days 'til Christmas!!!

36 comments:

Becca Watson said...

Very pretty! I love your garland! Hope you have a great weekend!

Jodee Leader said...

Your house looks fabulous! I especially love the front porch!

The Graves' House said...

looks great. love the porch - very inviting!
~nicole

Amber said...

Actually, I think it all looks very pretty!

Sandy Toes said...

Your house looks wonderful! I love the lights:)!
-sandy toes

Kris said...

Define fabulous...um, ME! Duh. How could you forget that garland? GORGEOUS! I am wishing for a better camera as well...but I *think* Santa knew my sewing machine broke up with me and might be getting me a new one! One can hope. Sounds like you've been getting as much snow as us here - tons! At least it will be a white Christmas with lots of sledding for the kids (which means early bedtimes from exhaustion, Merry indeed!)

Shilo said...

I can TOTALLY relate to the camera issues! It's frustrating at times, but have no fear...your talent shines through! :)
Have a blessed weekend!
Shilo

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

That all looks great! I love your garland! I wish I had that easy, one-button, perfect picture-taking camera too.

Have a super weekend!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Looks beautiful and oh so americana!!

raesrambles said...

Love your stairway garland... And tripod. It's the only way to get fabulous night photos. And lots of patience.

Kimba said...

Looks pretty fabulous to me! Your house is absolutely stunning. My last house was white with black shutters and a red door. I love the classic look of white with dark shutters.

I'm wishing for a new camera too but it's not happening anytime soon. I know exactly what I want but I fear that my laptop is on it's last legs so I need to save my pennies for that. Argh.

Loving your garland too! I really need to find me some of those fern-looking thingies. I looked a few weeks ago but no luck.

Did you do a post on that fabulous wreath on the door? Off to find out...

Merry Christmas, my friend.
Kimba

p.s. Candle out. 1st floor to the left of the door.

Mandi said...

Look at that house, that garland, and that wreath on the door. That is the definition of FABULOUS! Your outside decor is so simple and elegant, just enough. I love it.

LuLu said...

Loving your garland. I think everything looks so pretty. You have a great blog. thanks, I enjoyed my visit.
LuLu

Mimi Sue said...

Gorgeous garland. I've got a brand new expensive camera. It's supposed to take fab pictures. Wait, maybe it's me....Mimi

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

I love the garland and the stairs but that WREATH is fantastic!! Can you show a close up of that one??

AJ said...

Your house looks great! And your garland too:) Let the countdown begin!!! I haven't even wrapped one gift yet!

Christi said...

Everything is absolutely beautiful! LOVE your front door! :)

Kelly said...

Well, I think it looks just beautiful. I, myself, did mention something about needing an eight hundred dollar camera in my stocking....hey, do I hear laughing?

unDeniably Domestic

Natalie Jane said...

Stunning! Have a very Merry Christmas!

Mindy said...

I LOVE games...window to the left of the front door.

GORE-geous garland.

PS Are those Christmas cards on your kitchen window?

Emily said...

Your house is seriously fabulous! Love the pictures that you got.

Bonnie said...

Your home is JUST beautiful!

Kaitlyn said...

You have a gorgeous home, I love the garland! I have tons of snow here too, isn't it lovely but COLD? ha :)

Barb said...

Your decorations are absolutely DIVINE!!! The outside picture is sooooo pretty. I can't seem to get the camera setting right for night shots. And....THAT GARLAND IS TO DIE FOR. Wow did that turn out great. I am so proud of you. THREE MORE DAYS TIL CHRISTMAS EVE. We had a 3 hour power outage. Did nothing but freeze. Boring....only 7 more gifts to wrap.

mom

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

that's a beautiful staircase, Chris! Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.

Jenny S said...

Could you please send some snow my way?? None here (NC) for Christmas in years and I miss it from growing up in Vermont!!

Sarah from Create said...

I love your garland! Did it take you forever?

Cali Girl said...

your home is beautiful!

Elizabeth said...

You have such a beautiful home!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Your house is gorgeous! I love that red wreath on your front door.

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

It looks great and thanks for sacrificing your bootie outside for a pic of your house. It does look beautiful - fancy camera or not.

Inspired Kara said...

I can not wait to have a stair rail to decorate!!!! Your garland looks just marvelous!

~ Jamie ~ said...

Your house is gorgeous! Especially in all of that snow! And I love the big, red wreath on the front door. Your garland looks great too!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Beautious! I think everything you touch turns golden.

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Every single picture you posted is my definition of FABULOUS! Your front door and entry are DIVINE!

Amanda said...

if you get a chance, stop by my blog and see the dec. 18 post - our houses are sooo similiar!!! anyway, happy new year!

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