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RE: how to hang christmas lights on 2nd-story roof (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: judithva on 11.12.2009 at 03:30 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Congrats to you on your new home and your first holiday decorating.

I can't give any advice on putting lighting on a second floor (I live in a rancher), BUT, if it is OK I will post some photos of a home near my neighboorhood. It is a 2 story, but she has made it exciting with the lighting she uses thru the trees and bushes. She used simple white christmas string lights, and some spot ligts. She also has many pairs of the lighted deer you can buy at Kmart, HomeDepot, Walmarts etc. She also has simple green wreaths with bows that match the color of her shutters and door. She also used 2 small lighted faux topairy type trees on either side of her door. Last year she even had an outdoor music system for all who walk by to hear Christmas music, it just really make a wonderful atmosphere (I bought an outdoor music system from Kmart myself yesterday, I am excited to give it a try). So I guess what I am trying to say, she gave a wonderful, winter wonderland look to her yard and home with no danger of putting lights on the 2nd floor. (and fairly inexpensively)
So, here are some pics of her home from last year. Oh, yes, the photos do not even do this home justice, and unfortunately I do not have any night shots, I can only promise you the home is stunning at night.

PS. sorry the pics are large, I don't know how to make them smaller (plus if they were small you would not be able to see the details as well.

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You can see the strings of lights going thru the crepe myrtle here, and the lower bushes, as well as the deer.
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I hope this was helpful, I am looking forward to see what you do.

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