October 25, 2014

My Barn At Christmas

We did a little barn decorating the other day and I thought you all might like to see. It’s great that it’s already a Christmassy red!

barn windowbox

My aqua planter box got a wreath and some greens.

windowbox on red barn

It’s so hot it might as well be summer! At least my flowers haven’t died yet!

Wreath on windowbox A Cultivated Nest

We’re going through all of our Christmas decorations and getting rid of lots of things. We have waaay too much stuff. Why do I think we have too much stuff?

wreath on red barn

Because we found this huge wreath with the price tag still on it!  Apparently I bought it at Target after Christmas several years ago. So long ago I don’t even remember when!! When you don’t even know what you have then it’s time to get rid of stuff! We layered it on top of our barn star.

lights on arbor

We also added some lights.

barn at night

Have you ever tried taking photos in “night mode” on your camera?

barn at night

That setting doesn’t seem to work on my camera. Strange photo isn’t it?

planter window on barn

Just a little holiday spirit in the backyard!

barn with snowflakes

….and some wishful thinking. Will winter ever come to Atlanta….

 

 

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  1. Your barn is so charming! Since the weather is so moderate, I think a “Christmas Tea” under your arbor would be very nice indeed. Love your window box.

    We are warm here, but very dark and dreary with rain all day and a few thunder boomers. Looks like we’ll have warmish temps through mid week next week — and even then barely touching freezing for a couple of nights!

    My Christmas decorations would look far more charming if somehow the boxes, half burned out light strands, and displaced regular items would some how get themselves picked up and out of the way. There’s always tomorrow.

  2. Your barn looks great! For your night pictures, have you tried using a tripod and the self-timer feature? Using both of them together allows the camera to stay perfectly still so you don’t get all the blurring in pictures. Works great for daytime pictures, too.

    • No, I haven’t tried a tripod for night time photos. But I will. Thanks so much for the tip!

  3. Looks great!!!!
    I thought I had cleaned my decor out pretty well, then ran across some things I have not used in years – I need to get busy.
    A bit warm here for this time of the year also, but I remember one year it was unseasonable warm in Dec. and the bottom dropped out in January. :(

  4. Your little barn looks sweet and I love the twinkle lights. That last pic is really pretty. I can’t believe how warm it is down south! It’s even milder than normal here too. No snow yet!

  5. Please ……. come decorate our house! I need you for each season. Yours is so lovely.

  6. You need to come and see me, we are having Winter here. It was -13 Celsius today. Not really cold unless the wind is blowing and it was and brrrrr, it was really cold on the cheeks when I went out for my walk this morning.
    Your barn looks fabulous! Even better with the pretend snow blowing, but it looks very festive. The lights are wonderful on it!
    Hugs, Cindy

  7. I think that is a fun night time picture. I have tried the night time setting but did not have that result! It is warm here as well! Strange weather.

  8. How pretty! Fun story about the wreath. Here’s another reason to know it’s time to let things go…when you don’t want to know what’s in the boxes stored behind the bed. Sigh.

  9. Your barn looks extra pretty with the lights on it. Even though I love warm weather, it just doesn’t seem “right” that it’s so hot near Christmas, does it? I’ve been putting Christmas decorations in the donate pile as I go through them, too. Feels good to purge some of that extra stuff!

  10. Beautiful, Manuela!
    I love the red barn all lit up for Christmas and the huge green wreath.

    Love it!
    Pat

  11. I am sick of the hot weather too! We’re four hours south of you so you can imagine how it feels around here. Putting up Christmas decorations in knee length sweats is… different.

    Your barn looks more festive than our house! I also noticed that I’ve missed several posts in my hurry scurry. I’m going to get a second cup of coffee and be inspired.

  12. Your yard and barn area would make a pretty setting for a Christmas party! Twinkle lights just make a space. =) Very festive and enjoyable for you guys I am sure!

    I can’t believe it is still so warm down here! This is the second year in a row that cold weather seems to be missing us. While I love still finding roses in bloom, I would love a good snow and some COLD weather to kill the bugs!

    • YES!!! We are going to have a horrible bug problem this summer if we don’t get at least a full week of cold weather. Besides it doesn’t feel like Christmas when you can wear shorts and flip flops!

  13. Beautiful decorated barn:) I have lots of stuff too but seem to just keep buying more! Have a blessed day! Our weather is weird! HUGS!

    • Yes well that’s the thing. There’s so much cute Christmas stuff out there every year that it’s hard to resist. If I had someone that took all the Christmas stuff down then I might think differently. I just don’t want to spend my time taking tons of things down and packing them away. I just want to have a few things out that we all really enjoy.

  14. Penny @ The Comforts of Home & Flea Market Makeovers says:

    Love your barn! How fun to look out and see that in your back yard. When using the night mode on the camera, you have to have it on a tripod….
    Hugs,
    Penny

  15. Very pretty, Manuela! Your barn works out as the perfect backdrop for those pretty green wreaths. I’m with you ~ I’m planning a purge of my Christmas stuff come January when I put everything away. I just found some ornaments in a plastic bag in my closet that I must have bought on clearance earlier in the year! If I wasn’t looking for something else I would never have found them!

  16. Your barn looks wonderful. I love all the seasonal touches you’ve made to it. Don’t feel too bad, though, it’s still hot in Texas, too!

  17. O, I am lovin’ your little red barn…just as cute as can be with all the decos on it. Love the lights. :))
    Even the weird, night pic. is cute. :))

    Hoping you get at least ONE good hard freeze so the bugs won’t carry ya’ll off, come spring.
    ox bj

  18. You can have our cooler weather. The barn is so cute.
    Brenda

  19. must love junk says:

    This is gorgeous! I love the planter box and how you’ve decorated it! :)
    Susan

  20. Manuela, Your barn is very, very festive for the holidays! How funny that you found an “unknown” wreath. I, on the other hand, am looking for a few things that are missing. Gremlins? LOL
    :-) Sue

  21. It looks lovely! It has been warm here in the Ozarks,too, but the weatherman says it is about to change, with snow possible the beginning of the week. I would not mind if we got no snow, and it stayed warm all winter. Except for the bug issue!
    One year, long ago, in February, I found a stack of Christmas gifts I had bought early, and hidden away. Apparently I bought more than I should have, as nobody noticed there was a shortage.

  22. It is nothing less than magical Manuela!!! It was MADE for Christmas and you take it over…the…moon! Gorgeous! Where do you get your energy!!?

    Love,
    Tracey
    x0x

    P.S. Be careful what you wish for re snow! ;)

  23. It is beautiful!

    Hmmm… I wonder if my neighbor would let me decorate his red barn? ;)

  24. The barn is adorable :) It’s been hot in Dallas too, but we’re finally getting our first freeze on Monday. I have used the night setting on my camera, but you can’t move at all or the photo ends up blurry! Love all of your holiday decor!

  25. LOVE LOVE THE RED BARN with it’s Christmas outfit. and I liked the “weird” night shot. Makes it look even more sparkley. ;-) I think we all have too much Christmas stuff. I know one thing. Moving across country sure makes you get rid of a LOT of stuff when you begin to clean out for the moving van and packers. I truly believe if I get a new storage “system” for my Christmas things that I will toss and glean even more effectively. so…it’s a goal to do this. Enjoyed my visit Manuela. xoxo

  26. So charming and festive! Love it :) I want a little red barn too!

  27. Hi Manuela!
    I so smitten by your little red brn. Could there be any other color to paint a barn but red? I DON’T THINK SO! Your lights look so festive!
    Thank you for sharing, my sweet friend.
    Blessings,
    Carolynn
    This morning I woke up to a tiny bit of snow on the rooftops. Tomorrow we are expecting a light dusting. I lived in Knoxville, TN for 13 years and I would long for the snow and when it would come I loved every minute of it (as long as I stayed home, that is!) Hopefully, Atlanta will see some of the white stuff soon.

  28. Oh, Manuela, I love your Christmas Barn! I It’s very festive indeed! I’ll wish for snow for you… do you get snow in Atlanta? LOL

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