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A holiday view from a window……

Unfortunately, I stand at my kitchen sink about 3 hours out of the day. While the scene is serene with the table and chairs, grasses and arbor, it just wasn’t pretty.
 A quick rummage today through our storage for old candles and some branches I stole off of my mom’s pine tree livened it up and made it so cheery.
 I could hardly wait for dusk so I could see what the candles really looked like.
 It was very pretty in the daytime with the green and red.

 But once dusk fell then it really became magical. I know this will be perfect for when I have people over. I am sure the fire department would prefer I don’t set my neighborhood on fire; so I’ll have to make sure I keep a close eye.  They kind of frown on that.
 but it was so pretty lit just for a few moments.
I am really enjoying just looking out the window at the unlit candles and branches during the day.
For something just  a bit out of the ordinary.
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  1. Really a nice idea. We went to Brookgreen Gardens candle light thingy—nights of a thousand lights–and it was so beautiful walking around in the gardens all lit up with candles and even floating candles in the pools, and fountains that are around the statues.

  2. Hi Jennifer,

    Nice to meet you! I love your candles outside. Looks so pretty when they are lit. I don’t think you have to worry if there is snow there, that they will catch fire.
    Glass containers would look pretty too with the candles in them.


  3. I just love what you created outside your kitchen window. A most fabulous idea, Jen. Now you’ve got me thinking about the view outside my kitchen window and what I could do… 🙂

  4. Very pretty. I picture a red and black wool type blanket over one of the chairs ? I used to set a few things outside too.It is soo pretty with the snow to decorate.It is hard for me now.I used to live back there in Il(Dixon) since out here in AZ?? Kinds hard to get that wintery look if you know what i mean.I enjoy seeing your pics.Thank-you for sharing .Brr I know it is cold there so keep warm and have a bright day…Chickie

  5. I’m sure it will improve dishwashing time by a 100%. I used to stare at our dividing property fence while doing dishes and improved the view by hanging potted pansies and potted lavender on the fence.

  6. Oh…I love so much how this looks. I am going to do the very same thing the next time I have snow out on my back patio. But it may be awhile before we have snow. But this is soooo sooo pretty.

    I just found your blog through “Morning T” and am so glad I did. I’m seeing lots here I adore.

  7. Lovely. Just lovely. Thanks for the idea. I created this today as I was having guests over – it was simply stunning. I did use a few mason jars with salt in the bottom also amongst the candles. Fabulous. Thank you for your continued inspiration. (We had fresh layer of snow also so it was perfect for the branches.

  8. so happy to have found your gorgeous blog, I’m a new follower by way of Morning T. Lovely home, lovely pictures, can’t wait to get to “know” you!

  9. It’s amazing how some candles and pine will totally change the look and feel of a space, Jen. I can see how you are enjoying that splash of cranberry red and pine green out your window! Sooo pretty! 🙂

    xoxo laurie

  10. What a great idea! I’m sure it is magical in the night, I love it. I found your incredible blog over at Morning T. I am looking forward to seeing more, I adore your kitchen, btw, it is so lovely!
    Hugs, Cindy

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