Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Traditions and Updates

Since I started blogging in July, I have wanted to change up my decor with the seasons.  This is the first year I have ever decorated for Fall.  So needless to say, I really couldn't wait to decorate for Christmas!  After visiting all the wonderful blogs and viewing Pinterest, my head has been spinning with ideas.   I've used a combination of things collected over the years, and things I've picked up here and there at estate sales and half price bargain sales.  It has been a blast!  So come take a tour of what I've been up to........(Be warned, there are lots of pictures).





I stuck with tradition on my tree.  I just can't put up a tree without using all those precious ornaments we've collected over the years.  Maybe one year I'll start earlier and I can put up a separate themed tree somewhere.



I did pick up this new ribbon.  I was looking for a burlap one, but it was nowhere to be found.  I finally ran across this wire mesh at Jo-Ann's Fabric.  I love it!  I think it helps bring a cohesiveness to the whole look.











Here are some of those special ornaments I was talking about.  The two in the middle were made by my dad.  He took up cross stitch as a hobby in his latter years.




This next little vignette was put together with items I picked up for practically nothing at estate sales.  The only thing I purchased at the store is that mesh ribbon and berries around the deer's neck.  I got the greenery out of Lowe's dumpster by the Christmas trees.  I used the top of my china cabinet as my "mantel", since I don't have a fireplace.



























I couldn't resist setting up a little book Christmas tree, since reading is one of my favorite things to do.  I set it up on a little stool I picked up for $3.




I decided to display Christmas cards across an old window I have hanging in my kitchen pass-through.




I showed my dining table in a previous post.  But I tweaked it a little, so I'm showing it again.


I splurged on these, but they were 40% off.

I think I paid $1 for these battery candles.  Love them.

OK.  I'm gonna stop here.  I hope you made it to the end of this long post!. Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you all have a Very Merry and Blessed Christmas!

Linking up to:
The Nester - Christmas Tour of Homes  




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6 comments:

It's All Connected said...

It all looks wonderful! My favourites are the "book tree" and the cards on that great window. ~ Maureen

Honey at 2805 said...

Your Christmas tree is so beautiful and festive! Your holiday decor is really wonderful!

Thank you for linking to the Christmas Tree Party at 2805!

Miss Charming said...

Such pretty details. I love how you incorporated the vintage window into your Christmas decor with the hanging ornaments.

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. You holiday home looks fabulous.

mrshinesclass said...

I really like the way you hung the Christmas cards! Looks so charming.

Sharon

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

You home looks beautiful all decorated for Christmas! Have a wonderful Christmas!!
Penny