Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Candlelight Welcome


For Mr. A's big 60th birthday bash, I welcomed our guests with these lanterns on the front porch.

I bought them from Pottery Barn and plan to use them to welcome guests for the evening wedding in December too.

Nothing says welcome more than candlelight.
And a welcome wreath.

Decking out the front porch is kind of a big deal for me, since we never use this door.
We're back door people, and our friends know to come in through the back door.

But this night was special, and I wanted to create a festive atmosphere.

I like it so much, that I plan on keeping the lanterns out there and changing the flowers to white poinsettias for Christmas. Oh, and the wreath too.
Which reminds me, it's time to start decorating for Christmas.
I'm in denial....

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28 comments:

Linda said...

Beautiful! Happy Birthday to Mr. A.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Pretty. I am just starting to decorate, too. My husband is two years older than yours. Happy birthday Mr. A.

Lori E said...

Get out of denial Delores. The time will disappear so fast it will make your head spin.
I have taken a week off of work just to get the house ready for Christmas and the food prepped for our annual Boxing Day open house on Dec. 26

Fabulously french said...

Love the lanterns and the wreath and smiled when I read your comment about christmas denial as I think that my boyfriend is in the same state but he is French and the French normally think about Christmas one week before.

Leeann x

Kathysue said...

Happy Bday Mr. A!! I love your lanterns D!! Your home is always so warm and welcoming.Can't wait to hear all about the party!! xo Kathysue
PS I am decorating and Enjoying the Process!!

Karena said...

Delores, lanterns and candlelight are always most welcoming to guests! A beautiful presentation! Happy 60th to Mr. A!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

The enchanted home said...

Your front porch is simply spectacular, can't believe how pretty it looks like, and the best part is with that low wattage lighting, everyone looks beautiful and like they are just glowing:)

French Basketeer.com said...

Love the lanterns and happy birthday to Mr. A.; glad to see we are not the only ones to not use our front door!

RobinfromCA said...

Your front entry looks beautiful! Those lanterns from Pottery Barn are fabulous! Are the candles changeable? They would look so pretty with red candles against the white poinsettias!

It's time for us all to store away the denial and start shopping. Cyber Monday tomorrow will be my first stop!

:-)
Robin

Loretta said...

Stunning...what an ambience! Hugs, Loretta

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Delores,
Just beautiful. Such a warm and inviting glow. I love lanterns, too. I have two large ones and a few smaller ones which I love to change around from room to room. They are so versatile. I think lanterns are the new "cloches." LOL Happy Birthday to your hubby. Can't wait to see your lovely home all decked out for Christmas. Blessings, Barb

Slim Paley said...

It looks SO pretty and inviting! You can't beat lanterns on a front porch- ya just can't.

PS. I'm totally in denial too!
Still cleaning closets like it's Spring instead of less than 4 weeks til Christmas!

Linda said...

What a welcoming entry...love the lanterns!

On Crooked Creek said...

Delores,
Happy Birthday to Mr. A!!!
My "Mr. Ed", also, celebrated a birthday this weekend!( He turnsed 62!) Those lanterns are lovely, dear! I agree, candlelight, lantern light, and a wreath always say, "Welcome"!
Fondly,
Pat

Lorna said...

I love the candle light to welcome guest. I need to keep that in mind for when we have our Holiday party.

Marlis said...

Beautiful entryway. Very warm and inviting. Love those lanterns. Hope Mr. A's birthday bash was a big success! xo marlis

Designs By Pinky said...

Happy birthday to Mr. A.!! The lanterns are gorgeous and will be perfect with poinsettias for Christmas too! There is a "decorating marathon" going on here;):) XO, Pinky

Wyatt said...

Very warm and inviting. Can't wait to see your place for the holidays!

Wyatt

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I love pottery Barns lanterns. They look great hanging from rope to. The birthday bash looked very inviting. Cant wait to see your house decked out for Christmas.

Lizabeth said...

If I had a beautiful front porch like this I would always decorate it for the seasons! Looks great! Lantern offer a wonderful glow and go with everything!

annie said...

I love your front door...the side windows, the herringbone brick porch and yes the lanterns too! Just beautiful!

Victoria said...

The front door entry looks lovely. Happy birthday to Mr. A.
Best...Victoria

RTA Cabinets Ventura said...

Lighting can make the home look very warm and beautiful and give a new look to the home.You have recreated that look through these lights.

French-Kissed said...

Love the beautiful simplicity of the lanterns and the warm welcome at your front door.

Jermaine

Carol S. said...

Stunning, as usual Delores, I love it all. Quick question, can you reply to this post and say how you hang the wreath on the outside of the glass screen door? I have two lovely wreaths on the wood door behind the glass screen door and they are hardly visible until you're up on top of them. Yours looks lovely!! Happy Birthday Mr. A, you're a very lucky man!

vignette design said...

Hi Carol,
I attach the wreath with a suction cup to the glass, believe it or not. It holds pretty well, most of the time.
For heavier wreaths, I use two suction cups!

Dovecote Decor said...

I'm still poking around your website. I love it! Your house is beautiful. I'm about to subscribe.
Best,
Liz

Katy Noelle said...

Oh, it's just absolutely BEAUTIFULLLY warm and inviting. I have a lantern addiction, myself...;)

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