Thursday, December 11, 2014


This has got to be my absolute favorite Christmas House I have seen so far.  Oxford is the most beautiful small town on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and we have been there so many times, to walk the streets, pick up a delicious Crab Cake Sandwich at the little market on the main street, or relax on the tiniest strip of beach along the Strand, on the Tred Avon River.  It is small with one main street dotted with some of the prettiest houses - quiet, peaceful and just lovely on a sunny day, or when the wind is howling and the usual pond of water turns choppy and deep purple.  I stopped by yesterday "to work", and couldn't resist taking photos of this soft pink house bedecked in festive finery.  Don't you love the grand old evergreen Southern Magnolia growing in the front yard on the right, (perfect for Christmas decorating) and then on the left is a huge pink flowering Magnolia that drops it's leaves in winter and bursts into a pink fantasy of flowers in the spring.  

Had you tried to describe it to me, I would never have imagined a pale pink house, with a red door and black shutters was so stunning, but it works.  

Little white fairy lights twinkle on the conifers at the front door, this house must be lovely at night too.  The wreath on the red front door is made from fresh boxwood and holly.

I love the fall leaves still all over the front lawn.

The front doorway has simple ropes of pine hanging either side, and the door is topped with a swag of fresh boxwood, magnolia leaves, a pineapple centerpiece and rosy red apples - all fresh and beautiful - a colonial form of an edible arrangement??  I've seen so many of these door swags down in Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia.  Exquisite.

Welcome!!  Simple and sweet.

Such a lovely walkway to the front door.

Outside on the sidewalk, a lovely fresh arrangement of boxwood, magnolia, holly with all its red berries, and bits of conifer.  I love the pine ropes, fresh and scented.  

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