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!


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

  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!

  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!

  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.

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

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

  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!

  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.

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

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

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

  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.

  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!

  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

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

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

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

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

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

  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.

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

    All the best Jan

  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!

  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.