Thursday, December 07, 2006

christmas corners of my home



Last weekend I finally got around to decorating. It's going slow, but I am trying to do a little bit each day. I started with the tree in the foyer, which is decorated with bunches of dried flowers and hydrangeas, photo ornaments of the kids, and some vintage ornaments. Underneath, the beginnings of my Christmas village~

I made the glittery paper star and added some wire to hold it on the top of the tree. I also made a bunch more, which I have hung from silvery ribbon in front of the french doors in the dining room. I found the instructions and template here, in case you are interested.

The little plastic nativity underneath the tree (which I love!) belonged to my grandmother, and the bottlebrush trees I have picked up at various sales~

Today, in the living room, I hung up this wreath. I made it a few years ago using lots of old ornaments I had picked up at garage sales. Every year a few come loose and fall off, and so I keep patching it with glue~

Yesterday I just started addressing my Christmas cards, and last night I worked on some of the soft trees of which I have been seeing beautiful examples everywhere. Pictures to come soon :)

21 comments:

  1. Suzanne2:28 PM

    Everything looks lovely Debbie. I made one of those wreaths about 9 years ago. I think I got the idea from Martha--anyway my husband didn't hang it up secure enough and crash! I still wish I had it:-)

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  2. Your decorations are beautiful! Can't wait to see more.

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  3. Love your little nativity ~ how wonderful that it belonged to your grandmother making it even more special. Your glass ornament wreath is stunning ~ love the colours.

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  4. Looking beautiful. I love the wreath against the armoire. I'm looking forward to seeing your soft trees. I keep thinking I'll make those too but I think I'm spending too much time looking at everyone else's. lol

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  5. Beautiful pictures, Deb! I especially love the star tree topper. :)

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  6. I think I'm in love with your house :)

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  7. Debbie your tree is wonderful and I too love your plastic nativity. I can not wait too see your soft trees !! Clarice

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  8. I think your home looks lovely! I especially love the glittery star!

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  9. So beautiful!! I love the nativity and village beneath your tree. So peaceful looking. Your ornament wreath is so pretty and I love where you have it displayed!
    Kelli

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  10. Just beautiful and so very festive!!

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  11. Snap! What a surprise, I have the very same plastic nativity, it belonged to my parents and is along with my 1950's angel is one of my most treasured Christmas decorations. I don't know where it came from orginally, but as I am in the UK, I am now wondering if they got it from a friend they had living in the US. It has been in our family certainly all my life and I am 52.
    I have never seen another one like it. I will put a photo of it on my blog when I get the Christmas stuff out in the next few days.

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  12. Debbie, your home is so beautiful and I love what you have done for the Christmas season. I love to display items with memories attached, too. What a special treasure you have in the nativity and I just love the tree in your entry! You have such a wonderful eye for decorating.

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  13. Your decorating is simple and beautiful....not fussy. I like everything that you've done very much.

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  14. My parents had exactly the same plastic nativity when I was a child.

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  15. Your decoration is so lovely.Your home must be wonderful

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  16. Love your place! Looks wonderful!

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  17. I just found your blog (from another's list of favorites). How beautiful!

    I'm looking forward to returning when I have more time. The buzzer for my oven is to buzz in a few minutes (what dreadful timing).

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  18. Your Christmas decorations are absolutely lovely! Thanks for the peek into your home. :)

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  19. I "found" your blog thru Dawn's blog, and am SO glad that I poked on the link! Even though I consider myself mostly a quilter, I do knit at times...and after reading back thru some of your past posts, I'm getting the bug to knit. You do absolutely gorgeous work. Your Christmas decorations look lovely too!

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  20. Debbie, Your home is always so beautifully decorated.

    My parents had a nativity scene exactly like the one that belonged to your Grandma... wish I would have kept it.

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  21. Your home is so lovely!

    His,
    Mrs. U

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