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Monday, December 15, 2008

Holiday Decor...

I thought I would share some of our Christmas decor with you...

I love Christmas so much and I adore getting out all my decorations, although even though this is our third Christmas in this house (wow!), I have yet to unpack all the boxes in the attic! I know there's some great stuff up there I need to drag out!
There are also several things I know I would like to add/change/freshen, but chasing Miss Priss around doesn't lend itself to getting a lot of holiday decorating done! Ha! Maybe next year...
Anyway, here's the front door. Welcome!
The "Bird" tree...I love bird ornaments and have a pretty good collection: lots of owls, peacocks, flamingos...Some of these pretties were my favorite ornaments to put on the tree when I was a little girl!
The small tree in the kitchen that is now housing the Christmas cards, too. See yours? We're already about to run out of room! Under the cards are lots of iced gingerbread men (and women), peppermint candies and baking utensils! A fitting tree for the kitchen!The dining room...I love this room!The staircase...I collect Mark Roberts Santa Fairies, specifically, the 12 Days of Christmas collection. There is a Santa Fairy that represents each of the twelve gifts! The fairies are so fun--I only lack three, I think! The tree... (I have a lot of wrapping to do! And re-wrapping! Angel Baby keeps tearing into the gifts!) First with no flash...And then with a flash, so you can see a few of the ornaments. I love oversized anything, and ornaments are no exception! I am always on the lookout--especially for some in my, ahem, nontraditional color scheme! I have a zillion ornaments--quite literally--that I don't use on this tree that are more traditional, such as the silver snowflakes my mom collects for me, my Old World and Christopher Radko glass ornaments (With concrete floors and a toddler? Ha!), and the many many many ornaments from my childhood tree. I think it's time to add another tree so I can enjoy all my ornaments!

The mantel...no flash...
Flash...
I wish you could see those stockings better! I ordered them from dellamaedesigns, who was so sweet and patient with me as we designed them and got the colors just right! Go check her out!

Angel Baby's tree! Pinks and greens, mostly. I have a lot of work to do on it. It was too top-heavy, so I made this cool handpainted pot to put it in, and used plaster of paris to hold it in place. The plaster cracked the pot, so I gave up and it is just sitting in its pretty little cracked pot. I am going to start again next year on the tree!I love this sweet porcelain musical figurine so much! It was in my room at Christmas as a child, and I remember winding her until the gears were sooo tight, just so I could fall asleep listening to Greensleves! Now she graces Addison's room, and I hope she enjoys her as much as I did!While writing about the musical girl, I started to think about some of the Christmas decorations in my parents house. As a child, I think one of my most favorite decorations my mom and grandmother both had was a set of kissing angels, of which the girl angel twirls around, just grazing the boy angel's lips! I must have played with these for hours! Neither set has been passed down yet--I think my mom must really enjoy them, too! Here's a picture of some:

Aren't they sooo cute and vintage? So sweet! Does anyone else remember these?

I hope you enjoyed looking at some of our Christmas decorations! I might add a few pictures later, as I get braver and delve deeper into the attic!

Merry Christmas! Oh, and if you're here from the tour, please stick around for a while!

32 comments:

Christy said...

Your decorations are INCREDIBLE!!! I love it all! You have so much!!! I am currently in the collecting stages of getting lots of stuff! We have some, but I love lots!!! Love it all!!! So Beautiful!! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

I have those same kissing angels. They are my favourite decoration. My grandparents passed them down to be a few years ago. I still have the original box they came in and it says they were about $4.00.

Meredith said...

Your house looks gorgeous! I love the front door arrangement-it's beautiful and unexpected. The vintage kissing angels are darling. Thanks for the tour! Merry Christmas!

Traci said...

I really love your decorations and your style! Everything is gorgeous! Thanks for the tour!

Shannon said...

WOW! Your decorations are amazing! And I love the festive colors. Nicely done. Merry Christmas!

philben5 said...

Love love love everything. Your choice of color combinations is fantastic!
Blessings
Roxanne

~Bekah said...

omg! i was looking through BooMama's Christmas Tour of Home 2008 and just LOVE your decor! This is my style for sure if I had my way 100% on decorating!! Our home is on the Tour of Homes as well. I think I'm #430. I love all the bright colors and whimsical decor! Very Beautiful! Merry Christmas and God Bless you and your family

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous!! I love the little bird & card tree! =)

courtney said...

I love all of your decor! especially your front door, dining table, and stockings! and love the zebra carpet on your stairs! thanks for opening your home to us!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Gorgeous! I love it all! Thanks for joining my blog party and inviting us into your beautiful home. I really enjoyed this tour. -Julia

P.S. Be sure to tell your readers about my blog party and link back if you want to be eligible for the giveaways this week! :)

Jessica said...

What a beautiful home! Your decorations are fabulous!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Jodi said...

I love all your decorations!!!

Kelly said...

Your house is beautiful!!! You are an amazing decorator and SO creative - I wish I had an ounce of your creativity!!!

Jen said...

Can I just say WOW to your amazing banister? That is gorgeous. Loved the holiday tour of your home. It's all so festive. Thanks for the tour.

CAMoore said...

Like I always say about your stuff.... FREAKING AMAZING! You want to box yourself up (and Addison can come too for Cylers sake) and help me out at our house!??

Merry Christmas!
PS. Love your christmas card - you all are so presh!
Amanda

Mommy of M's said...

I LOVE your front door piece!! It Is AMAZING!! I might have to copy that idea!!

Bonita said...

I love your style! I'd comment specifically on certain things, but I loved it all. So out-of-the-box and yet so tastefully done.

And where did you get that super cool carpet on the stairs?? I want me some! Guess I need a set of stairs first though.

Carol said...

I so love all your festive funkiness! Fun, fun! Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous Christmas decor with us.

Merry, merry to you and yours!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your decorations are so pretty.
I hope you'll visit my blog soon. I've had giveaway's every Friday in December.

Petunia Bloom said...

I love your decorations...especially the stockings!! I need some of those! Merry Christmas!

Lianna Knight said...

AWESOME decorations! I love the stockings...so cute! I'll have to check out that site where you had them made :) Thanks for stopping by and don't worry, I'll be back to visit you!

Cindy Watson said...

You are so talented! I love your decorations. I can just sit and stare forever. Thanks for sharing!

julia said...

You have such a gift! Your house is beautiful! I wish you would come wave a wand over my house.

My memaw has those kissing angels. I remember them from when I was little.

Mandi said...

Just stopped by from the party at Boo Mama's and wanted to tell you your trees are incredible!
I.Love.it.all. I especially love the zebra runner on your staircase! I could go on for days, but will spare you. KUDOS!

We are THAT Family said...

Wow! How gorgeous!

Ann Marie said...

love your taste! you have a beautiful home!!

proudgrits11 said...

I love the quirky and colorful decor! Decorating for the holidays in a way that suits one's personality is the way to go! And I have a long way to go toward that end!! :) Yours is lovely!
-Tabitha
Roots & Wings

JudyBug said...

Wow! Everything is just gorgeous! I love your front door and the stockings.

Becca and Adam said...

I love your fun, colorful decorations! :-) thanks for having us!

Chad & Ashley said...

Beautiful!!! It was so nice meeting you tonight at Kitchen Queens, I am so glad you made it! I can't wait to explore new ideas with you on the baby! As soon as I find out what it is, I will be giving you a call for sure! Have a great week!!!

jfrogster said...

I love your unusual and quirky decor! I just sat a little while, taking it all in! Beautiful!

jenjen said...

Your home looks wonderful! I love all of your trees. Thanks for letting me stop by!

Jen