Monday, May 17, 2010

Even more mood lighting

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A few weeks ago my landlord had our trees pruned and it's amazing the difference it made on my patio.  It really opened up the patio area once those low-hanging branches were cut!  It inspired me to pull out my Christmas lights and wrap the branches.  It will be so wonderful to sit out there in the evenings with all the white lights!  It's looks so magical now!

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62 comments:

The Happy Homemaker said...

Oh, my!That's just dreamy!I love the ethereal look that those fairy lights give an outside area...

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

I've always said that you can use Christmas lights for more than just Christmas. Beautiful!

House and Garden Boutique said...

Wow.....It does make it look magical......I just want to grab a glass of wine and sit down and enjoy the beauty of it. It looks just beautiful!!!

Linda said...

Yes, that looks dreamy! We can all use a little "sparkle" in our lives!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Cathy said...

So beautiful...a little slice of heaven!

Enjoy!
Cathy

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Magical! Love it!! xx

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Cindy....Everyone is using the word "magical" and it is the first word that comes to my mind too! I would love to spend the evening sitting out on your patio sipping a glass of wine! Nice!~Hugs, Patti

Kom Achterom said...

OOh i love your christmas tree in the spring!!! hihihihi
What a nice idee
have a lovely week
Yolanda

Lottie said...

What a wonderful idea! It looks great, especially with your fairy house under the tree.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How beautiful! I love outdoor lights! ♥

Victoria said...

That looks beautiful and so romantic! But I'm curious, did you climb up in that huge tree yourself???

Beth said...

That is SO pretty! It makes me wish I had a back yard to decorate.

Susan said...

Perfect! Looks awesome. Sincerely, Susan

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks so pretty, Cindy! I love using white lights outside in the summer months. I have had the inside of my gazebo ringed with them for years {although, I think a strand needs to be replaced}.

vignette design said...

Beautiful pictures Cindy. I think you captured "the blue hour" in that first photo. I learned about this photography phenom from Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Just did a post today about the Blue Hour. . .

Blondie's Journal said...

The lights really add a lot of ambiance, Cindy! Very pretty!

xoxo
Jane

Stacey said...

It's just beautiful! So enticing!

Greatma said...

The lights look so pretty, I'm sure the fairies will be visiting!!!!! Antique Rose

Sherry said...

That looks fantastic! Love the change.

Her Boudoir said...

That's so pretty!

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Cindy, Who would have thought that you could make your patio look any more beautiful than it was! Well, the lights have made it look so magical. What a wonderful place to relax in the evening! Thank you for sharing!
Hugz,
Kim

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Cindy, it looks like 'faery land' in your back yard...what a wonderfull mood the lights give everything! Hopefully before winter sets in we'll have our screened porch on and the picket fence up so I can play too. Enjoy your patio! Maura:)

Kathysue said...

Oh Cindy I love white lights outside it reminds me of Disney land and we all looooove Disney land. It looks absolutely enchanting, love it, Enjoy your lovely space,Kathysue

Tricia Rose said...

You would want to sit outside every night...

Debbie said...

LOVE!! So much beauty in such a small space. It is heavenly!!

KATHY said...

Hi Cindy, your patio looks so beautiful!! I love all the lights. I would love to have a patio just like yours....Kathy

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Looks wonderful Cindy! Time for an evening get together with friends?

Sarah Sarniak said...

Oh it's so pretty. I would love to have a patio area like that!

Carolyn said...

That would be so lovely to relax there in the evenings!

Carolyn

Rita May said...

It looks perfect. You did a good job wrapping the lights. Any tips?
Cheers! Rita

UniqueInspirations said...

Beautiful!

Cindy in Albuquerque said...

Lovely! Lovely!

Tanya said...

It's perfect. Ready for all of the warm nights and alfresco meals. Ahh summer.

Adrienne said...

I love it - you've inspired me to dig out my Christmas lights!
~Adrienne~

One Life Many Journeys said...

Looks like a lovely place to relax!

Our Back Porch said...

That is fabulous! Simply dreamy! ENJOY!!

Blessings,
Rebecca

Karin said...

Oh how stunning! Magical is definitely the right word here. You didn't climb the tree did you??

Joanne Kennedy said...

How pretty. It looks like one of those romantic outdoor resturants where you can sit for hours and think about how nice it would be to have your back yard look like that. Only it IS your backyard. You have inspired me!

Hugs,
Joanne

Elsie said...

Cindy that looks awesome. It reminds me of fireflies. Lauren will have a jar out trying to catch them.LOL.:O)

Lori said...

My hubbie put up those rope lights under the eaves of the backyard. Wonderful hidden lighting. I love yours.

PattieJ said...

WOW! Gorgeous! It amazes me how much energy and motivation you have for decorating! lol!

Tennis Girl said...

Cindy,
It is lovely on your patio. Wonderful!
Robin

Katie said...

Beautiful!! I love trees wrapped in lights.

violetlady said...

I love white lights on trees! Your patio does look magical. I am trying to picture how you got the lights up there. Were you climbing up in the trees?

Anna Margaret said...

Hi Cindy it`s me, your 600th follower! Haha!

Looking Beau-ti-ful as always!!

Daisy Cottage said...

Hi Cindy!

Gorgeous! I love the dreamy lights and the whole romantic garden vibe. Bravo!


xo,
Kim

Susan said...

Cindy You are absolutely right! It does look magical. You are and are going to be the most amazing interior designer!!

Martha's Favorites said...

Cindy: Your home does look magical. I love the way your back yard looks. It is stunning. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Olivia~ said...

Oh my it looks like a fairy princess must live there! Oh so pretty and soothing, I love the effect of soft lighting!
Hugs,
Olivia

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Let me know when you move out, I want to live there, and don't forget to leave the lights!!

Carol

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

No, I didn't climb the tree, just a ladder and I wrapped and wrapped and wrapped those lights around. It took awhile to do but it was worth it!

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

Hello!This is a dream!
Look, I can see Thinkerbell between
the branches....there!
Francesca

Glamour Bbey. said...

Hay dear blogger!
How are you? I'm glad that I've visited this blog! She's lovely.

Please, check mine too & maybe we can follow eachother!
Love, Cindy.

Lesley said...

I'm de-lurking Cindy to say how lovely the garden looks. I've followed your blog for a while now and your decorating style is so inspirational. I'm shortly moving and I know that a lot of what I do is going to be influenced by you. Thank you. x

Melanie said...

I want to move in:) I love it. I hope it makes you smile like it does me.

Marilyn said...

Cindy,

Love it! Beautifully done! What a difference the lights make, and for such a reasonable price, to boot.

Marilyn (in Dallas)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Love your new mood lighting ~ very romantic. Also love your drive-by post, too. I love to see older homes.

BTW, I'm having a giveaway so please stop by when you get a chance!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Vivian said...

You have the knack for making areas beautiful. I really need to work on my back porch area. Thanks for the inspiration.

Paula said...

How beautiful! I want to come over!

Janet said...

They look magical Cindy and a great way to add some more beauty to everyday life, don't you think? Loved the post of your drive-bys. My favorite was the dark green shingle/craftsman style home.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Wow! That is a beautiful and romantic setting! I would spend all of my time there. I would have to have a laptop for certain.

JANITA said...

I just love this, beautiful!