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Sunday, December 1, 2013

If You Came To My Front Door


If you were to come to my front door today, you would see black and white with a touch of green.

You also might hear some silver jingle bells. Yesterday was the day I started my Christmas decorating.

For some reason I always start with my porch. I think it is important to have a Merry Christmas Greeting for my guest.

Last year I was inspired by an image I saw on Dear Lillie’s website………..

I fell in love with this little drummer boy for three reasons….
♥♥♥ Black and white
♥♥♥ Silhouettes
♥♥♥ His little profile, which just happens to look so much like my middle son’s profile when he was a little boy.

A touch of black and white will always be in my Christmas decorations so silhouettes go perfectly in my home.

Throughout the years we have taken our boys to Disneyland several times. There was a master silhouette artist there that did all of my boys silhouettes over the years.

I would have them place their silhouettes on the white side of the cardstock because I had plans for their silhouettes.

They hung in our guest bath against black and white ticking striped wallpaper for years.

The first time we had them done the boys were ages 6-4 and almost 2 years old.

In the following years we had their silhouettes done with all three of the boys together.

When I saw Dear Lillie’s silhouette hanging on her armoire I thought to myself, “I am going to do this next year with my boys silhouettes on my front door instead of a wreath.”

So that is just what I did yesterday…….

My boys are ages, 9-7-5 in this picture.

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Boys are 12-10 and 8 years old.

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Boys are 14-12 and 10. I love how you can see the changes in their jaw lines.

These are copies of the originals. I used wire to hang them, and then I  covered the wire with ribbon front and back.

Since Jingle bells are being used in my home this year, I used 3 bells in the center of the bow, one for each son.

I like loose simple bows so I chose to make a double looped bow out of double faced satin ribbon. I might add just a touch of  fresh greenery with the bells later.

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Black and white with just a touch of green is perfect for my entry hall.

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So if you were to come to my front door today you would see…..


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Next on the decorating agenda is to put up the tree  and put the twinkly white lights on the tree!!




Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

Kathysue, that is GORGEOUS! I love how uniquely personal it is, just like Christmas itself. That must make your heart sing every time you look at it and remember your boys when... I so love personal decorating like that. You really outdid yourself on this one!

michele said...

so special! what a contemporary twist with a traditional idea. it all adds up to lovely.



Sue said...

I, too, love how personal it makes your entrance Kathysue. You are off to a great start. Can't wait to see the rest.

La Dolfina said...

I love it!

vignette design said...

My three sons! How cute Kathysue! I love this idea--only wish I had silhouettes of my four to display. Let the decorating begin! I'm off to Costco today! ~Delores

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

unique and lovely! anything with a silhouette makes me happy.

Carol said...

Just perfect!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Kathysue...what a cute idea...I have always loved silhouettes...

Thehouseofhampton said...

Hi Kathysue,
I found your blog clicking around. I didn't know this was you. I always see your comments and photo. I look forward to adding you to my blog roll.
Excellent idea for decorating. I may have to try this for my dogs...now you've got me thinking!

Merlin said...

I am "so trying" to do silhouettes for a Christmas card this year...franki


Awwww…love how you did this! Truly special Kathysue:)

Carla Aston said...

This is so creative. I just love it!