Home Upgrades That Pay Off

Brookside Collection Wall Lantern by Progress Lighting

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Illuminate your doorstep with this solid-brass farmhouse-style lantern. Its oversized shade casts a wide glow that lights up a search for a misplaced key or that often-elusive keyhole. Available in three finishes, including antique nickel (shown).

To buy: $71, csnlighting.com.


6 Mailbox by Ecco

df-silo-white-mailbox_300This romantic aluminum mailbox, protected with a lock and adorned with a Victorian cherub motif, seems more deserving of handwritten love letters than junk mail and bills. Its rustproof finish is also a boon for exposed entrances. Available in six colors, including white (shown).

To buy: $119, ecco-products.com.


Egg Birdhouse by J. Schatz

df-yellow-birdhouse_300This adorable earthenware residence hangs from vinyl-coated wire and features a two-inch-long perch for feathered friends. A removable aluminum base pops out for quick cleanup, and a slick, glazed surface prevents even the most determined squirrel from setting up shop. Available in eight colors, including Sun Yellow (shown).

To buy: $135, jschatz.com.

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via Real Simple

OVER-THE-TOP CHRISTMAS LIGHTING

It’s hard to forget Clark Griswold in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, and his determined effort to have a “good old fashioned family Christmas.”

This Christmas we give you a look at some other over-the-top christmas lighting.  We hope you don’t blow out the power like Clark Griswold but here’s a look at others who’ve competed with Clark over the years.

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source: DIY Network

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