(Orange, Texas)

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March 23, 2013

Flair for Decorating

LITTLE CYPRESS — A holiday just isn’t a holiday to local resident Brenda Mouton. It’s a time to decorate and celebrate.

Mouton has a flair for decorating and she likes to show it by adding a little color with flowers and whatever decoration matches the theme of the season, such as Easter for example. Along with the colorful flowers and plants, brightly colored eggs and holiday-theme flags dot the landscape.

“I’m still a little kid at heart,” Mouton said. “It’s fun to me. Every occasion I get I decorate the yard. People in the neighborhood drive by, and they tell their friends too.”

Mouton has decorated her property at the end of Chasse Gardens for many years and, even though her children have grown up and moved on, it’s a tradition she enjoys sharing with the next generation.

“I did it when my kids were little and they loved it,” she explained. “Now I get to do it for my grandkids. I like to see their reactions and how their faces just light up. That brings me a lot of joy seeing how excited they get.”

Mouton’s yard is also wonderfully landscaped with brightly colored flowers, which only enhance the Easter-theme and arrival of spring.

“The flowers were at their peak last week, but they are still very pretty,” Mouton said of the snapdragons which match the pastels of many of the eggs spaced here and there on the property.

More than 100 eggs of varies sizes can be found around the property, which, despite her best efforts, manage to randomly appear throughout the year.

“I think I have them all picked up, but I still find eggs throughout the year,” she said with a laugh.

A large Easter bunny face is visible on the wrought iron gate at the front door and small yard flags following the Easter theme are placed among the shrubs and fence-line to add to the scenery.

“I just love the little flags,” she added. “I collect them just for this purpose. My kids always want to buy them for me when they go on trips, but they never know if I already have the one they have found or not.”

Mouton hopes the sight of yard will bring a little joy to those who see it and bring a smile to their face.

“If it makes someone happy, then I know it’s a good thing,” she said.

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