Home For The Holiday

holiday 2014 home (5)I know my work season is coming to a close when I am able to do my pots and front door for winter.  I had a chance to take Rob over there this morning to see them.  My crews-busy with the year end details.  The trip to the front door was a pleasure for me.

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holiday 2014 home (1)The daytime look, subtle and warm. The night light-you’ll see.


  1. That garland is stunning with the bleached pine cones and eucalyptus. I can only imagine what it will all look like at night. So lovely!

  2. ellen johnston says

    stunning! love the surprise of the white pine cones. a beautiful reason to celebrate winter.

  3. Merry Christmas to my inspiration.

  4. bravo!!

    this landscape designer gave up when it came to my home, good for you.
    thank you debra for your continued inspiration, this is fabulous

  5. cynthia woodyard says

    Debra, Thank you for all your beautiful and informative posts! I to am in the business of decorating others exteriors and you provide such excellent inspiration for us all! Have a wonderfully relaxing week, God knows you need one!

  6. Absolutely stunning! Merry Christmas!

  7. Thanks so much for the inspiration all year. Your home looks wonderful and I hope you finally get some time to enjoy it.

  8. Echoing Barbara’s words above…Thanks for all the inspiration you share with us. Merry Christmas to you and all the folks at Detroit Garden Works.

  9. Oh my goodness your home is gorgeous and full of charm! Love your winter garland with the grapevine, perfection. All of it! Looking forward to seeing the night shots.

  10. Gorgeous!!!!! I think it’s time for you to do a book. Nancy Szerlag, The Detroit News

  11. Mary Schalk says

    Just gorgeous. Pine cones looked like they are dipped on white? Great job.

  12. Lovely as always. I always look forward to receiving notice in my email box that you have posted another entry in your blog. Thank you for taking the time to share your talents with all of the readers! Your pictorials make my day!!

  13. Well, today’s pictures certainly prove that the proverb involving the cobbler and his children’s lack of footwear (just teasing a little…hope you know) does not apply to you and the stunning outdoor decorations bedecking your entry way.

    • Deborah Silver says

      Dear Michaele, I had to wait a long time. But the wait is worth it. In the beginning years, I was a cobbler’s kid-no doubt! I leave some time now for my garden.I will enjoy this all winter long. all the best, Deborah

  14. So warm and inviting. Thank you for all inspiration with your posts and great pictures. That has been a great sourceof joy this past year.

  15. White pine cones …beautiful! Ditto to the many comments above. What enjoyment to view for the next few months. Merry Christmas!

  16. Stunning as always, so grateful that you share with all of us!
    Which h. Piniculata is that behind your shrubbery?
    I’ve fallen in love with snowflake

  17. It always amazes me how every design you create is new, fresh, and inspiring!
    In prior years, my family and I would travel to Michigan for Christmas, and never wanted to leave the shelter of my in-laws home due to the raw, freezing, elements outside!
    But your designs and structures are so amazing, they invite you to explore beyond most imaginations.
    I’d fight the snowstorms, and frostbite, just to tour all your clients properties!
    Why not offer a sleigh ride tour with limited space and availability?
    That is if the snow was too deep, I’d walk or crawl just to be included!

    • Deborah Silver says

      Dear Beth, we rarely have snow before Christmas! And if we do, it doesn’t stay for long. No need for a sleigh yet! This year, the winter work was easy-always above freezing.The best and the worst of the winter weather is yet to come. Thank you so much for your letter. Being in the garden is not always easy.But that doesn’t mean it cannot be satisfying. Happy holidays to you. Best, Deborah

  18. Heather Burkhardt says

    L-O-V-E, Love it! It is very lovely and complementary to your entryway. Very inspiring.

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