Monday, January 1, 2018

Christmas Lights and Store Windows

Each Christmas Season we drive through a few nearby towns to look at 
Christmas Light Displays.
We buy hot cocoa, we have a map and a list of each towns best displays.
We never got to do that this year, although we have seen 
and photographed many in our everyday travels!

I'll share what I have, from our unofficial, random, drive arounds.
First up - the painted store windows I found.
I froze my butt off...
(don't you wish that was really possible)
taking these pictures so I "must" share and you "must" enjoy!!











Next are some from the town in which we live that we pass all of the time.


This was simple and really beautiful!















The next 5 images are from the outdoor display we saw at Longwood Gardens,
I don't think I ever shared these.











This is my back deck, we put lights here every year so that I can see and enjoy them!
Here they are covered in snow!




Since the boys are gone, 
there are no more lights in the front of the house.
Covered in snow, 
I think the house looks beautiful!

25 comments:

  1. The house does indeed look beautiful, snug in her winter covering. Happy New Year, dear Debbie.

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  2. I think your house looks beautiful, too! Lol - yes - if only freezing our butts off was truly possible! I love the painted store windows - for not making any special trips, you still enjoyed some great displays!

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  3. Hello, your house is beautiful. I love seeing all the Christmas light displays. Beautiful photos. I hope your New Year is off to a great start! I would enjoy a little warmer weather it is only 4° here this morning, stay warm! Have a great day and new week and new year!

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  4. Aside from that one house that I posted from Christmas Eve, I stayed inside for the most part as the temperatures have been brutal, especially at night.

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  5. Your house really does look gorgeous! All of the lights look especially twinkly in the snow! Happy New year sweet friend. Hugs!

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  6. Very festive! The Grinch is smiling! Beautiful light displays - makes me sad the holidays are over.

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  7. Oh my such what eye candy this post has! I fell in love with the Santa mail box with the owl and your home is beautiful. Loved the snow on the lights:) Happy New Year!

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  8. Your home is beautiful!!! I used to have many lights outside and Nativity scene all lit up and lights in the trees and every bush. Now, I seem to enjoy seeing the simple rather than the gaudy some displays have become.

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  9. Beautiful Christmas decorations !!
    Happy New Year !!
    Greetings

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  10. Truly magical Debbie! Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos.
    Happy New Year :)

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  11. Debbie!
    It's beautiful. I am delighted with the colorful lights.
    Amazing photos. Beautiful Christmas decorations!!!!
    Greetings from Poland.

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  12. You captured some beautiful sights. I like the lights all covered with snow.Oh,I like a lot of the pictures. Happy New Year to you.

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  13. Beautiful houses! Reminds me of my parents driving me around to look at lights, when I was a little girl. Best wishes for a great 2018!

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  14. I think it looks beautiful too and so homey. I love that snow. I cracked up I do wish I could freeze mine off.
    I hope you have had a wonderful New Year. Happy, happy 2018

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  15. WOW! I have never seen so many light but I like the simplicity and restrait of your house best Debbie

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  16. So many beautiful homes wrapped in the festive spirit. All are gorgeous! Happy New Year, lovely lady!

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  17. Happy new year! !
    I wish you a year filled with peace, good health and happiness.
    Ryoma.

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  18. These photos are like what one sees in Christmas movies! You've truly captured the magic of Christmas!

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  19. Yes, you have captured the magic and charm and beautiful traditions for this time of year! That mailbox is really cool!

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  20. such neat painted store windows, and oh my those houses look awesome, we didn't get around much to see lights this year.
    Your home looks so pretty in the snow! I don't know when our lights will come down, depending on these below 0 temps. Ever since we had our colds when we go out in the cold weather we get coughing bad.

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  21. Yes, your house does look beautiful.
    Loved seeing all of your photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  22. Your house does look beautiful. When we lived in Spokane our backdeck had lights and I loved it when it snowed on them. We reallly haven't had a real snowstorm here yet; which is a little worrisome.
    I enjoyed the painted windows; lovely. You were able to see some awesome yards too. I think next year we will go to our Temple Square and I will photograph it. It is famous for it's Christmas lights.
    Blessings and hugs!

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  23. The store windows were great but oh my goodness the lights were awesome. So many pretty homes. I also loved your deck lights covered in the snow.

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