For 2017 I decided to honor my home state of Texas. The last few months have been tough ones with Hurricane Harvey flooding my childhood neighborhood in Houston and seeing devastation along the Texas coast.
A wreath inspired by Pinterest sets the stage.
Tree lights are arranged to reflect the Texas flag complete with a star.
Outside we also have blazing stars....
....and patriotic "candy cane" trees.
I love the way the porch is so welcoming. Trees flanking the walk are tomato cages wrapped with green garlands.
Lights from inside reflect through the glass.
No Saguaros in Texas but chili lights over barbed wire works with the theme.
A deer skull with red eyes for the mantel this year. Light strings caught in antlers is something we see from time to time.
Bucks have been seen walking around wearing dangling lights until the antlers drop in spring.
Wire stars, chili lights and shed antlers fill out the scene.
The red "blob" is a lighted chili ristra.
A little Christmas bokeh.
Wishing you the warmth of a Texas Christmas wherever you are!