We do like to see Christmas Villages, and lighted houses as we drive around the countryside, but with a 198 year old house, our outdoors will not be entered in the Great Christmas Light Fight. Our front door is welcoming with wreath and greens. The front is simply lit with flood lights, and the windows adorned with ribbons and greens, much in the way of yesteryear.
Bells and greens decorate the sign and lamps of entry, while Santa Claus flies nearby in his sleigh. Another whimsical sight guests see on arrival, is Santa giving Mrs. Claus a kiss underneath the mistletoe.
Christmas trees from inside don’t have to retire at our B&B, they just become a member of the lighted grove around the driveway. Although the trees are not real, the birds find cover and the cats enjoy a new playground among the lower branches. When the December Christmas snows are falling, these trees create a winter wonderland.
Let us not forget the real reason for the season, our vintage Nativity reminds those passing by of The Wonderful Gift: