I went shopping with hubby yesterday and we had lunch together. I look forward to these daytime dates. We have a hard time doing this on the weekends. I found these lighted twigs (Kirkland's) I have looked for them for awhile. I finally got them. They are really neat I look forward to them using them all year round. They are not LED. I have to tell you I'm not a huge fan of the LED's. Last year we bought the icycle LED's they cast a bluish white that I just didn't care for. All season long they broke off as the wind battered them so this year we drug out our little white lights that we've had forever buying a few more strands. Our house has a very high peak that you can't reach even with a tall ladder, you really need a cherry picker. At $150 a day we decided against that . Our lights are just on the porch and rails. One of my goals this year was to buy the candles for the windows with the timers and new stockings. I got candles but not the stockings just yet. I'm still trying to find ones I like. I'm going to have my MIL embroider our names on them. Here's a peak at our new candles and the source was Plow and Hearth. They were pricey but worth it. I got the dark bronze. They come on by turning them the first night (we set ours for 5:30) then they come on every night at the same time and stay on for 6 hours or so. They have a built in timer. No more coming home in the dark. I have always loved the candle in the window, so welcoming! I'm going to eventually buy candles for my side windows as well. Right now we have some for our front, that was 11 window in all...Whew!
Here they are at night in the background.
They are a soft yellow.
Here's the little branches in my mantle, I added the Let It Snow on the chalkboard too.
I hope to share my outdoor decorations soon. The candles in the windows are so pretty at night.
Next week I'll be sharing my upstairs and downstairs decorations along with holiday goodies.
Hope you're having a blessed weekend,