Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Christmas To All



I mentioned before that I don't really do much outdoor Christmas decorating, but I did manage to give our little back stoop a touch of Christmas love.




A couple of months ago, one of my favorite 'vintage' stores was closing, and I spied this chippy blue sled...




...and this to-die-for barn door...




...and of course they both had to come home with me!  (At fabulous prices, to boot!)

This old, shabby tricycle was given to me by my nephew's dad.




He knows that I love anything worn and chippy, and this sure fits the bill!  Perfectly rusty, and look at those layers of paint! (sigh)




I thought the barn door needed a wreath, so I hung one that I've had.




I wanted to pair up the sled and the trike (kind of ironic that they're both 'blue', the color that I previously shunned, don't ya think?) and this turned out to be the perfect spot!




I just want to take this moment to thank all of you, my dear readers and fellow bloggers who keep coming back to my little blog, who uplift me with your kind comments, and who inspire me all throughout the year.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a wonderful New Year full of blessings!!  :)

42 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas, Susan! The nice thing is you could probably leave this out for most of the Winter.

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  2. Sweet, Susan, very sweet! I love simple touches like that. Merry Christmas.

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  3. I loooove this! The chippy paint is totally my style. That sled is perfect! Love the red and blue together. Wishing you a Merry Christmas :)

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  4. You always find the neatest things and I love your beautiful wreath! Merry Christmas my friend! Holiday blessings for you and your family! Warm Hugs from Florida, Diane

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  5. Oh that brings back memories... If only that sled could share the laughs and giggles it has created over the years. I had big brothers who pulled me around, such happy memories, we would sled down "Kellers Hill" and scream as loud as our lungs would allow. then we would walk home and trade our wet mittens for a pair of our Dad,s dry hunting socks and do it all over again!

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  6. Merry Christmas! I love your vignette - I swear I had that very same tricycle when I was little... ahh the memories! xox

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  7. Chippiness to perfection! Love that tricycle!

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  8. I like your rustic touches outside. That old sled is wonderful! Maybe you'll get some snow to go along with it too.

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  9. That tricycle is precious and the wreath is beautiful.

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  10. I have chippy paint envy! A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too!

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  11. Susan,
    It is all so wonderful. I need that barn door!!!! How wonderful it that. Wow that was a find. Love the sled too and the tricycle. Adorable.
    Kris

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  12. Oh I love your porch. I do love the simplicity of it. I have emptied my porch these last few months. I was so crowded and it had moved onto the side yard. I saw the meter reader one day trying to make his way to read the meter and I thought to myself I bet he hates to come to my house. Merry Christmas! I look forward to the New Year with you!

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  13. Your Christmas touch on your porch looks wonderful !!
    Merry Christmas !!!!
    Hugs

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  14. Well your little back stoop is just adorable. You'd find me sitting out here a lot since I love cold weather. It's simply elegant and cozy. Wishing you and your a very Merry Christmas!

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  15. Merry Christmas Sue. LOVE that old tricycle, what a cutie! XO

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  16. I love the colors in these photos! They are amazing in how they work together. I especially love the colors on the tricycle. Beautiful... Merry Christmas, Susan.

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  17. I have an old sled, too! Merry Christmas!!

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  18. It all works together - I agree it could be keft out all Winter.
    Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas!

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  19. That is suppose to be "left out" not keft - Geesh!

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  20. This looks like a magazine - totally PERFECT!! Who KNEW 'junk' could look so cool??? I know! YOU did!!!

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  21. I love the sled and the little trike..oh how they go so well together..and the barn door is fabulous!..the perfect vignette for the holidays!!!…Merry Christmas Susan…I look forward to your wonderful posts in the coming New Year!

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  22. So pretty! Merry Christmas to you too, Susan! May the joy of this season follow you through the whole year!!

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  23. Adorable. I would love to find a sled. The old barn door is just too wonderful! Have a Merry Christmas.

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  24. Your little stoop area looks awesome. I love everything about it!!
    Merry Christmas.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  25. This is such an awesome display!! I love everything about it and wish I had it on my front porch!! Thanks for sharing ~ Have a very, Merry Christmas!!!

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  26. You have shown us another lovely display! I have enjoyed visiting you, there is always inspiration here! Look forward to seeing what you do in the upcoming year. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!!!

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  27. That looks adorable, Susan! The sled and the barn door were wonderful finds and the tricyle was such a thoughtful gift.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  28. So pretty. I like the rustiness as well. Merry Christmas.

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  29. YUMMY colors on the sled and Cute little tricycle!!!
    Mary Alice

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  30. Everything about this makes me smile. Merriest of Christmasses to you!

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  31. Just adorable ....love the heartfelt touch of old toys. Merry Christmas! Jane

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  32. So pretty. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    xoxo
    Lisa
    Leeshideaway

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  33. I love this trio. I bought a barn door this year too. Have a Merry Christmas, Olive

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  34. Perfectly charming! Merry Christmas to you and yours, Susan!

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  35. Susan,
    Gotta tell you...love your new blog pic of yourself. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  36. Hi Susan,

    Wishing you and your family a magical Christmas filled with love and laughter. Best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year. Thank you for your friendship.

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  37. I love this, Susan. That little trike is adorable.
    Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  38. Love your outdoor vignette Susan! That bike is so cute....love the patina! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family! Best wishes and blessings to you and your family in the coming year!
    xx
    Anne

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  39. Adorable! Hope your Christmas was merry :) Thanks for all of the inspiration this year! xoxo

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  40. So pretty! Could be the front of a Christmas card!

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