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t. nason
Oct. 22, 2009, 06:21 PM
What do you do to make your house and barn look nice during holiday season?

BestHorses
Oct. 22, 2009, 10:18 PM
I aim for wreaths on the house front door and hay loft door of barn. Didn't get to it last year...so maybe I will get time this year. I marvel at a guy around the corner from me who has time to fully outline his barn in lights.

I've seen people do red bows on the fence posts along the road and it looks really sharp. I would need 40-50 for that, so don't think it's going to happen any time soon!

saddleup
Oct. 23, 2009, 12:12 AM
I have a big pine tree out in front of the barn that I cover with white lights. It's so beautiful in the snow, and my neighbors have commented that they enjoy it, too.

horsetales
Oct. 23, 2009, 07:33 AM
We have a giant wreath for the barn with white lights. The house is fairly far from the barn and just has the normal lights from the gutter and around the porch with a couple of lit deer and Christmas tree. I've kidded about the giant inflatable Santa and the horse reaction if we had something like that ;)

SmartAlex
Oct. 23, 2009, 09:41 AM
My mother always manages to put either a large lighted wreath or a star in the peak of the barn.

Last year I planned ahead and bought a bunch of fake greenery garland and a lot of wide wired ribbon on sale. We plan to swag the garland along the front split rail fence and put a bow on each post.

I think a single lighted pine tree in a suprising place (like the edge of the woods) makes a nice statement.

Lady Counselor
Oct. 23, 2009, 12:10 PM
For many years I would put a simple tree in the alleyway, out of the way of everything. We would choose one of the $10 less-than-perfect ones to go in the corner.
I decorated the branches with red bows, and hung stockings on the stall doors for the horses. (A couple of times,some friends of mine stopped in and filled the stockings, unbeknownst to me, which really made me do a doubletake!)
A couple of years, we installed that tree outside with white lights. Lately, due to time constraints, I've limited the decoration to wreaths on the tackroom and main barn doors.

equusvilla
Oct. 23, 2009, 03:56 PM
Wreaths on the outside of the stall windows:

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Door decor..

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a little window box decor too:

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Big Wreaths on the end doors:

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..and a Santa on the stairs!

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..and I have been known to decorate the cat!

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Try to keep it simple but elegant!

pony grandma
Oct. 23, 2009, 07:27 PM
Gramps just repainted the manure spreader. It's a nice bright green with red wheels and trim ..... so I couldn't resist - I went out after Xmas last year and bought all the lights on clearance to decorate it this year.

Someone down the road puts lights on their sailboat parked in their drive so why can't we decorate our pretty green and red manure spreader?

How Hoosier is it?? :lol: parked out front ......