11 December 2011


Our tree.  $16 from Meijer.  The only one I found that didn't have cheesy ornaments already on it.  And while I knew I could take them off it seemed silly to be paying for them.  So I was very happy to find this one with no ornaments on it.  My girls were delighted to have a tree to decorate!!
I was delighted to find a way to use one of my new urns.  It just seemed so sad to me to have them tucked away unseen till spring.

The white cupboard just doesn't work very well in the living room anymore now that we have the piano.  But I haven't found a way to get rid of it yet.  Anyone interested?  I'd sell if for what I paid for it - $90.  I love it and I hate to give up the display I have with it but it just isn't working.  I've got an idea that will work - once I find a new home for this one!

Fontanini.  Love.

Boxwood starts.  These have been so fun to decorate with!  Have to water them but it's worth the effort:)

Notice my couch in the background!!!  I FINALLY got it slip covered and I'm liking the look of my living room much better.  It's much easier to put up with the cupboard that doesn't really fit - till I find it a new home!

Painted branches.

I found this Baby Jesus at The Little Shop in Verona.
The cool tinsel was from Target this year.  If they still have it get some.  It's worth it!
The ironstone bowl I found at Betty's Antiques.  I was rather excited about it!

White ornaments were also found at The Little Shop in Verona.
The weekend of their Christmas Walk Open House was a VERY productive shopping trip for me!

26 inch wreath made by 'Consider the Lilies'.
She does the most beautiful work and her prices are unbelievably reasonable!

'David' found a new spot for the holidays.  He never complains about being moved around.
Brooding and silent, he's quite the catch!

My living room now.  I want to reupholster the chair to the right.  And eventually reupholster the couch.  For now it's SO much better.  And it's so long!  Wonderful for naps - not that I ever take one of course.

Vintage church and clear ornaments stuffed with shredded antique sheet music.

Metal Nativity from the days of  'The Clay Pot'.
I really miss that shop!

Tiny trees.  I love trees!

White Nativity.  I got this one for my birthday back in May - from my Mom.
We found it after Christmas last year on sale.  Glad we got it!!  Thanks, Mom:)

Bowl full of cute ornaments.

'In the Cross of Christ I Glory!!'

Another shot of Baby Jesus.  Just 'cause He's so cute!

Porcelain white flower candle holder that's never held a candle.

My stairway.  I've missed having something hung on it.  But garlands are kind of a mess and I haven't done them for a few years.  This year I've gone all out with the burlap stuff!  It's been so fun.  It drapes and molds, and tucks, and folds, and is just so cooperative!  LOVE!

I made some ornaments earlier in November out of old music paper, crafting paper, and old maps.  It was too early to decorate for Christmas at the time but I was in the mood so I made ornaments.  I didn't end up using very many of them myself, but I took some of them to a friend when I helped decorate her house.  I'll share some pics of that sometime soon too.

My cupboard in my sewing/craft/school/computer room that holds crafty stuff got straightened and then got a few added Christmasy touches.  Nothing fancy but it was kind of fun.

A little quirky but I like it:)

Shelves in my sewing/school/craft/computer room.  These were about the last thing to get decked out so they kind of got the leftovers.  But I worked on it for awhile and I like it.

So do YOU decorate for Christmas? If you didn't notice I kind of enjoy it:)  I got to help 2 friends decorate their houses this year, helped decorate our church sanctuary, and am planning to help another friend next week.  Want help?  Give me a call!

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Blogger Mrs. K said...

Love, love, love the staircase - looks straight out of a magazine! I love the burlap and just happen to have several lengths of it here. Might have to work on that.

Can't wait to see pics of what you did at Tonias!

December 11, 2011 at 8:44 PM  
Blogger Minister Grace said...

Looks great, I was hoping you'd post. Your living room looks awesome! My favorite thing? David. He's a cutie.

December 11, 2011 at 10:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, yes, yes, I want help! As soon as the painters finish their job and remove all their stuff, I'm ready to go! Will definitely let you know. Mother

December 12, 2011 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger ranelle said...

I want help ;) Looks like I will have to settle for a sweet six year old this year though since I already promised him. I really like the metal nativity and the burlap is a great alternative for the steps!

December 12, 2011 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger deborah said...

I want to see pics of the church decor! Love all your decor and the burlap. I want your cupboard, but am not sure my husband would agree...may have to work on that one!

December 12, 2011 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Lauren B said...

wonderful job on the Christmas decor! Just looked through several post, it's been a while since I stopped by your blog! Looking forward to Thursday...

December 12, 2011 at 1:14 PM  

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