We wanted to take the outside Christmas lights that we did last year a little bit further this year, well, actually, higher. Jamie climbed onto the roof with a tape measure and took exact measurements so that Elliot’s could cut light strands in just the lengths that we needed to trim the roofline. Remember that we had our electricians install outlets under the eaves on each side of the house last January? Well….. this was why.
BA-BAM!!!! I Know! Doesn’t it look great?
The orange front door doesn’t even bother me. Last year, just for Christmas, Jamie painted the front door red (Martha Stewart – Vermillion, to be precise) …This year, we liked the fresh orange so much that we didn’t want to touch it. Now that doesn’t mean that next year it won’t be red again…..
Here’s a close up of the cow skull over the pine cone wreath…Pretty sure that our neighbors hate it …But I L.O.V.E. it!
I’m not a big fan of silk garland ….so I doubled it up to look thicker. Once we twisted in 3 different lights ( clear B-lights, white C-7s, and red cranberry lights) and added all the pinecones and berries…I hardly even see it. A few years ago, while we were in Birmingham, I started collecting huge pinecones in the parking lot of our hotel. I had so many that we had to buy a duffel bag at Kmart to check all the pinecones on our flight back…….True Story ….”cough” ,”possible hoarder”,”cough”!
The C-7 lights have punched tin star-shaped reflectors on them…..
I think they are from the 60’s….. mostly find them on eBay…I’ve honestly never seen anyone else use them , So I just think they are coolness. They make the C-7s in the garland and bushes glow even brighter….and slighlty “star-shaped”.