Monday, December 8, 2008

More Christmas at my Home

I was able to do some more Christmas decorating yesterday. I have more ideas, but probably won't get around to doing them this year. Anyway, I jazzed up the garland on the mantle and the swag on the copper mirror with real christmas tree clippings. I went to Lowe's and saw all these great christmas tree branches/clippings and asked if they were for sale or if they were free and he said the magic word...FREE! So I grabbed about 3 big branches and brought them home to add to my decorations. If you use a fake tree...this is a great way to still get that great scent in your home of fresh Christmas tree smell!

I really don't like this gold bow, so next year will do something else and add some feathers to the wreath.

My kitchen is still being worked on, but had to add a touch of Christmas in there anyway.

My adorable snowman cookie jar! Wanna cookie, made some spritz cookies last night.
My pier one vase...I love this vase!! Added some christmas there too. This is my kitchen window. I think next year I will make a sign that says, "Let it Snow" or "Merry Christmas" and take down the Farmer's Market sign for the holiday.

A simple, classic tablescape. Would like to add some gold glittery snowflakes on the table and I want to find some white snowman dimensional face mugs to add on top of the plates (maybe even with the faux snow (Sno Wonder) like I showed you all in a previous post.

I reworked this floral was looking pretty sad, but thanks to some ornaments &'s pretty again! Oh and added real christmas tree clippings to the swag for a fuller look!

I got these gold pinecone candle holders at the Salvation Army a couple years ago for $3!

Love my wood carved old world santa...bought it a few yrs ago from a master carver off of ebay. It was my $125 splurge..but I love it! Wish the tree next to it was carved!

Hope you enjoyed the Christmas tour of my home! I'll get some of my daughter's rooms soon.


Susan S. said...

Love your decorating and the carved Santa was a wonderful splurge. I was at Lowes yesterday but forgot to ask about the clippings. I'm going to go back and ask for some. I like to intersperse with fresh branches too!

"Blossom" said...

Darlene, I just love what you have done with blending the fresh greenery in with the silks.
pinecone candle holders are very unique and they are lovely with your grouping. Lovely blog and I read yours pretty much daily.
Happy Holidays

Bo said...

Hi Darlene...a lovely presentation of your beautiful home...I think I'll drop by our Lowe's and see if I can have some fresh tree scraps...I love the smell of a fresh tree, but we use artficial ones... ;-) Bo

tardevil said...

Love the wreath most of all. It would look so good on my front door...EVEN with the gold ribbon! ;O) As I said, I love the leopard ribbon on the mantel & wreath! It's all good!

Shelia said...

What beautiful decorations!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Melissa Miller said...

It's all so beautiful! I really love the gold pinecone candle holders.

I bought a gold glass see through hurricane yesterday at Ross to hold the Leapord ornaments. It looks great but I need some Holiday ribbon to dress it up. I think... I have some but I'm not too sure about the design with the ornaments. I may post this later tonight if you have time to check it out.

Deb said...

Hi Darlene! Everything is so lovely! Guess what? We have the same clock, I have mine in my den. Did you get yours at Kirkland's. Deb

Reynie said...

Everything is lookin' good! I love the mantel and the garland there. It turned out great! All of it did though!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It's beautiful, Darlene!

I picked up fresh greens, at Lowes, last year. FREE is good. I should do that this year, too.

Liz said...

Your Christmas Decor is beautiful! Thanks for shaing your ideas!


Becky said...

Your home looks so warm and inviting. Thanks for sharing!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Darlene,
I posted the ornaments pictures. For some reason I'm blanking on how to add your blog address link to your name. I'll do that tomorrow when I'm not so tired. LOL!

Have a wonderful evening. ~Melissa :)

michele said...

What neat decorations... your home is looking so festive!!

Laura @ Shoot-Scoop said...

Love your tabletop, thank you so much for sharing!

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