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Beauty is universal. This picture was taken by Светлана Квашина in Russia. https://500px.com/svetlanakvashina

Pine cones, glittered poinsettias, silver netting on stair railing

Pine cones, glittered poinsettia, silver netting on stair railing

The red/white gingham adds a little nostalgia to all the silver/glitter/snow.

The red/white gingham adds a little nostalgia to all the silver/glitter/snow.

Michael's had the aluminum ornaments in the $1 bin-so they were added to the railing last year.

Michael’s had the aluminum ornaments in the $1 bin-so they were added to the railing last year.

stair railing-if it was within range-it got a splash of glitter, snow and silver paint

stair railing-if it was within range-it got a splash of glitter, snow and silver paint

the Reason for the Season- A Nativity we have collected through the years. Not to plug a company, but I love Willow Tree things, especially this nativity.

Reason for the Season-A Nativity we have collected through the years. Not to plug a company, but I love Willow Tree things, especially this nativity.

wreath abpver fire place-ornaments are from our first Christmas in MN 1989

wreath above fire place-ornaments are from our first Christmas in MN 1989

Michaels, Jo-ann's and Hobby Lobby can make a designer out of any of us. that little glittery bird is just what this spot was begging for...

Michaels, Jo-ann’s and Hobby Lobby can make a designer out of any of us. that little glittery bird is just what this spot was begging for…

Scented pine cones everywhere

Scented pine cones everywhere

a pre lit wreath hangs in our living room above a writing desk

a pre lit wreath hangs in our living room above a writing desk

Some old barn wood flower boxes work great for any season-I just make the arrangment in a black plastic insert and take it out when its time for storage.

Some old barn wood flower boxes work great for any season-I just make the arrangement in a black plastic insert and take it out when its time for storage.

close up of the Santa arrangment on the front porch

close up of the Santa arrangement on the front porch

Smaller barn wood planter with silk poinsettias by the drive

Smaller barn wood planter with silk poinsettia by the drive

Wreath on outside lights by garage-these are always fresh

Wreath on outside lights by garage-these are always fresh

Old milk can with wreath and swag-note the absence of snow-it is like spring here!!! A cold spring, mind you, but spring nonetheless.

Old milk can with wreath and swag-note the absence of snow-it is like spring here!!! A cold spring, mind you, but spring nonetheless.

Centerpiece on the main dining room table-love, love, love silver and find polishing it a soothing experience.

Centerpiece on the main dining room table-love, love, love silver and find polishing it a soothing experience.

more scented pine cones-I found this little box in OK once when we were shopping for iSissy3's new house. We've laughed about it for years because it was so cheap, I argued with the clerk that she hadn't charged us enough. Wish I had bought their entire inventory-I love little boxes

more scented pine cones-I found this little box in OK once when we were shopping for iSissy3’s new house. We’ve laughed about it for years because it was so cheap, I argued with the clerk that she hadn’t charged us enough. Wish I had bought their entire inventory-I love little boxes

Honey graham bear sledding on peppermint sticks and a piece of chocolate-great activity when a family of little girls visited.

Honey graham bear sledding on peppermint sticks and a piece of chocolate-great activity when a family of little girls visited.