Saturday, November 22, 2008

Christmas Decorating

Ok, I've officially started decorating for Christmas! The weather was chilly, I put in a Harry Connick Jr. Christmas CD and I got busy. Just hauling it from upstairs wore me out! I'd take up a load of fall and bring down a tub of Christmas. I buy so many things the day after Christmas then I wrap it up and the next yr. its all new stuff. Last yr. we went to a cute store not far from here the day after Christmas and i spent a couple hundred $ on half price stuff. So this yr. I'm real happy with everything. Last yr. remember I was on the homes tour and I had bought extra stuff then. My daughter says it looks like the craft store in our living rm. Its almost 9:00 pm and the daughter just got off the computer, and my feet hurt so I decided to post a minute and show you the madness. I was at a flea market the other day looking at Yes, more enamelware, I just can't seem to pass that up, I'm not kidding I have way to much of it. But I thought of taking the quilt off the ladder in my dining rm. and hang some enamelware! I might add more later, but i do like the looks of it. My fireplace picture turned out blurry? Ill take another one in the daylight, but I saw on someones blog where they placed picture frames on the fireplace. I found this huge on at a tag sale and haven't found a place for it. I need something in the middle, I had a rusty star up there but needed it in the dining rm. Ill find something. This yr. I'm not using my big tree, instead I'm using two pencil trees. I will decorate them as one. The close up is of the garland I made out of coffee stained muslin rusty pinned together at the ends. Not my idea, a friend Nancy B. thought of it first. Got that put on and tomorrow I can finish the trees. Even Scooter is tired of watching my go around the living rm. ZZZZZZZZZ! Chat with you later, thanks for checking in with me, Happy Holidays!


Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Love the idea of the trees on the hearth! I have a small one and my just try that!

The garland is a really neat idea and I'll have to remember that too:)

Everything looks wonderful and the pup has the right idea:)

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Your mantle looks wonderful. Seeing your crocks makes me want to put pencil trees in mine. I have two that are empty and I didn't know what to do with them...thanks for the inspiration!

Char said...

I love your fireplace setting!

Tolentreasures said...

Your decorating is beautiful...can't wait to get started!

Bren said...

I love your blog!! Thanks for inviting me to take a peek. I am going to add you to my list and check back often. It is amazing how many of us have the same interests. I love all your decorating!!


This Country Girl said...

I love everything! Your dog sure looks comfy all curled up there! I am sitting here now looking at my cats doing exactly the same thing...oh, the life! :)

I can't wait to see all your Christmas goodies out! Wow...your house was on a tour? That's awesome!


Back in the Day said...

Love your Christmas decor! You really have been busy! Love the frame on the mantle too!