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The Sun Shone Brightly and the Sky Was Blue

November 30th, 2010

Don’t know what got into me but when I sat down to write this post last night I decided to write a silly poem. Hope you enjoy it.

It was the perfect day to put up Christmas she knew,
The sun shone brightly and the sky was so blue.

Out of the attic came the decor, where it had been put away.
It was nearly 50, so no frosty fingers on this beautiful day.

Out came the step ladder and up went the pine,
white lights and pine cones along the roof line.

Stars, watering cans, and pots nestled by the front door,
Pine was draped down the sides that reached to the floor.

The sun was setting when she was all through,
She turned on the lights and took in the view.

Simple, natural decorations are the theme around here,
Shown to inspire others around the big blogosphere.

Do you put up outdoor Christmas decorations? What kinds?

Update: people are always asking where I got my grapevine stars. I’ve had them for many years, you can find them for a good price here on Amazon.

16 Comments to “The Sun Shone Brightly and the Sky Was Blue”
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  2. Denise on November 30, 2010 at 9:44 am

    okay, that was such a good poem! And, thank you for the decorating inspiration. I love it and may have to do something similar.

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  3. David on November 30, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Well, I used to put up decorations outside, but alas that gremlin procrastination crreeped in the last couple years and the lights lay dormant in the basement. This year the snow came, the wind blew, the temperature dropped, and the lights still lay dormant in the basement. Inside the house lights are dancing on the fiber optic tree with flashing lights to compliment from the garland strung up on the wall around the tree. Packages will soon begin to appear under the tree and as thoughts about the coming Christmas flit through our minds.

    Have a great decorating day.

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  4. Grace on November 30, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Lovely! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Seren Dippity on November 30, 2010 at 11:37 am

    I hate the general garishness of most Christmas decorations. I love your beautiful natural greens and vines. Beautiful. We don’t do much outside. I lived in a condo for so long and haven’t bothered to purchase much since moving to the house. I resist. I would like to plant a live “christmas tree” in our front yard so that we could decorate it for the birds each year.

    OH! I wanted to thank you again for the wonderful Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds that I won from your fun contest. They arrived safely in yesterday’s mail and have been entered into my seed stash. I’m looking forward to growing them. Thanks again!

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  6. Kaytee on November 30, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Very nice poem! I put some of my outdoor decorations up too since it was so nice. I love your natural decor. I just have plain old lights. I think I might collect pine cones when I see them!

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  7. melissa on November 30, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    I usually just put up this wreath I made years ago. But I am thinking of making a new one. I don’t have any other outdoor Christmas decorations and I don’t have an outlet in the front of my house so that pretty much rules out anything lit.

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  8. kitchen-dreams on November 30, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    your fun poem and photos have put me in the mood to get outside and start decorating. i’m going to fill up a clay pot with pine cones! blue sky would help but it’s not going to happen here in oregon today.

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  9. Kirsten Alana on November 30, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    I love this post, the poem is not only wonderful but the simple decor you have is just fabulous!

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  10. Jennifer Fisk on November 30, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    I live at the end of a 1/4 mile road of which I own all of it so rarely do others see my decorations. I do have lights in my Flowering Crabapple Tree and electric candles in every window. They come on at 3 and off by 8. I love driving up to my home with them on. I’ll keep them going until the end of January. By then, we’ll be able to see the turn around in sunlight.

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  11. Sunny form Stone Art's Blog on December 1, 2010 at 3:39 am

    Lovely photos, feeling all christmassy now o<[:)

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  12. Sam Aliie on December 3, 2010 at 7:30 am

    Thank you for your nice “Natural Christmas Decoration” . Though I used already few of them for Outdoor decoration but i highly appreciate it.

    Thanking you
    Sam Aliie
    inflatable christmas

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  13. Lisa on October 13, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Pls tell me where you got your grapvine stars. I have looked at Michaels in Ga where i live and cant find them. Thanks

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    • Susy on October 13, 2011 at 1:01 pm

      I purchased these at Target many years ago, I bet a Google search might find some for you.

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  14. Pamela Bates/Mercantile Muse on December 2, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    I hope you don’t mind, I featured your lovely terracotta and pine holiday decorations on my blog today and linked back here!

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    • Susy on December 2, 2011 at 1:57 pm

      Love it, thanks so much for the link & the love! Happy Holidays!

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