"We are what we believe we are."
C.S. Lewis

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry and Bright

The front porch.
 Wishing you a very happy holiday season with lots of good things, merry moods and bright lights!
 We found some sleigh bells for our front porch urns this year and for the door we went for a bit of boxwood with some colour.

We've had loads of snow for nearly two weeks and I've spent lots of time walking around the neighbourhood just enjoying the look of the houses covered in snow like a greeting card.
 Some houses, like the cottage above, look festive without even trying, while others get up to a bit more effort.
One of my favourite doors.
 This house, below, is perched on a hillside and I like the approach as it beckons with blue ornaments to match the entrance:

 Our church always looks like Christmas with the bright red door:
 But perhaps my favourite house is our own neighbour's porch with the swag of greenery entangled in lights:
Took this picture last night when we returned home from a party.
Merry and Bright!
Wishing you all a beautiful holiday.


  1. Happy Christmas to you and your family! xoxAnna26

  2. Dear Dani,
    I love the architecture in your neighborhood and the way you capture the holiday spirit in your photos. The snow does make it picture perfect and I imagine that it is an added bonus for Scout on her walks as well.
    Happy holidays to you and your family. ox

  3. Merry Christmas Dani, and a very Happy New Year, to you and all your family.

  4. Merry Christmas to you and yours Dani and may the New Year bring health and happiness in buckets.

  5. Merry Christmas to you and your family!! Wishing you wonderful holidays and all the best for the New Year!

  6. Merry Christmas Dani - all looking very festive (and snowy!) at yours (the complete opposite to us where it was 40C on Christmas day!!). Wishing you a wonderful time with your family xx

  7. Love the festive photos! Your neighbor's house definitely takes the cake. Happy belated Christmas and early New Year! I'm having a small dinner even though I just said I'm done for a while. I have leftover truffle butter so might as well use it

  8. oh what a lovely tour dani. thank you for the sweet comment you left on my blog. i too have cut wayyyyy back on social media and the computer in general. i feel so much better for it. dani i was going thru my closet the other day and came upon the white dress you so generously gave me. i've only worn it a couple of times and feel maybe it should go to someone who would use it more? what are your thoughts? should we ask around and see who needs it? if not it will always have a home here but was just wondering what you thought. blessings to your and your family this new year. xoxo

  9. I'm just catching up on things after the holiday and loved walking through your lovely neighbourhood with you...it's so different to ours! Wishing you and your family the very best health & happiness in 2017, my friend!

  10. Lovely seasonal photos, and thank you for joining my blog. Happy New Year.

  11. Dani, Just catching up on your blog and saw this. What a magical neighborhood you live in. It's so charming and beautiful! I love all the little houses and your church. Your door is pretty and I love the bells and urns. I've got to work on my curb appeal! Hope your holidays were lovely. xx Kim