Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Outdoor Christmas Lighting

Outdoor Christmas Lighting

Here is a slightly different post today.  Looking at the outdoor Christmas lights throughout my neighborhood reminds me of a Christmas eve family tradition from when I was growing up.  After every Christmas eve mass, my family would drive through the neighborhood and view the outdoor Christmas lights and luminaires lined along the streets.  I was always struck by the beauty of it all.  My favorite Christmas lighting has always been the clear lighting.  It appears so sleek and classy, in my opinion.  Take a look at some lighting ideas for inspiration (and a couple of over-the-top "what were they thinking?" looks)...


Borderline...


"Over the top" (in my opinion)...


What lighting style do you prefer?  How do you light the outside of your home at Christmas?

Cathy







32 comments:

  1. Awesome post, darling!
    The OTT decorations are hilarious!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  2. How lovely!!
    Have a fabulous time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra
    www.svetusvet.blogspot.com

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  3. I love how enthusiastic people are with their Christmas lights and decorations, we don't have that much here so it is quite exciting for me to see. But I agree with you...those last few are OTT

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  4. i love lights! they are one of my fav christmas things!

    XO Meghan
    citrusrefreshingfashion.blogspot.com

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  5. WOW! Those are some lights uh? A neighbor by my aunt used to superize their Christmas lights and took donations for the Children's hospital as folks would drive by. :)

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    XO Lulu
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  6. BEAUTIFUL! I too love only love and will do clear lights. And thats one of my faovrite memories is driving around looking at lights on houses! Thanks for sharing!

    Mal
    www.agirlskindoftherapy.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh how I love christmas :P
    I really like the first picture... not too much

    do you want to follow each other?

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    Un beso desde:
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  9. My favorite is the first one the last two made me laugh
    XO
    Zhanna
    www.lifeandbows.com

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  10. I like the first one, I am very understated in my decorating and, being English, we don't tend to decorate outside we just do inside but I wish we did do the outside as it looks so pretty!!

    Janine (new follower) xx
    http://bakeglueandtrend.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. I pretty much did this same most earlier this week - I love holiday lights!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  12. My favorite is looking at all the houses in our neighborhood with lights! So pretty. :)

    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  13. Loveeee - this makes me want to go searching for Christmas lights. But I hate to say San Diego is very little in the spirit with our beachy thing going on! :) My parents never put up Christmas lights and I totally understand how it's an expense & hassle. However with the years of traveling & moving from apartment to apartment, I think once we do buy a house that we will probably go Christmas-crazy!!!! :)

    x
    Rachel

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  14. Wow, they really go all out!
    Jamie
    http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

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  15. WOW love all the lighting! Each and every one of them! Merry Christmas to you!

    Love,Nyt
    www.bighairloudmouth.com/

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    I´m following you already!!

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  17. Perfect Post!

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  18. everyone has a reason.everyone is beautiful

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  19. The first one is my favorite. The last one is not my style but very funny.

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  20. this post is so christmans!!!i love the first one and the second the last ones are too much for me!!!Thank you so much for your comment,wish someday your dreams will be true,but believe me having a store with clothes is a huge responsibility and you need many hours of yoga to relax....thanks again!many kissses!
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    Xoxo

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  22. Woow,beautiful houses :) So Christmas :) I like it

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  23. I'm in love with the 1st and 5th house. They have the best decorations in my opinion. Do you wanna follow each other? I'm already following you! xx

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  25. Great post and amazing home decorations !!! :)

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  26. Nice pics! Love Christmas!

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  27. such beautiful selection of pics. love them all

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  28. I wish I lived in a neighborhood that has this kind of Christmas spirit! I think it would be great fun :)

    Sylvia
    www.sylvialovespink.com

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