Saturday, December 11, 2010

Busy-Busy-Busy!!!

It is truly here!  The holidays are in full swing.  There is something going on now nearly every day until Christmas.  I shared photos of our decked halls last week. But they didn't feel truly decked without the lighted garlands.  So I spent some time last week to finish it all.  I just used my lit garlands this year.  Left a few packed away in boxes.  Yesterday I met friends for lunch while Noah was in school.  We had a lovely little get together.  I just don't get to see these ladies as often as I would like.  We each had a little something for one another.  I brought them each a hand knit dish cloth and a Christmas soap.
Some Christmas tree bling from my friend Maryrose.

Some holiday bubbly from Carol and Margaret.  Carol knit the darling little scarves for the top of the bottle.  I just love this idea.  What a fun and festive way to give a holiday bottle of wine or champagne.  I know I will be knitting up a few of these tiny bottle scarves this week!
I will never tire of my red front door!  I love the color as a backdrop for each of the holiday wreaths and baskets I hang up.  Here are the door swags I hung for Christmas.
The fireplace is complete now with our holiday wreath hung.  This was made by a friend of ours, and given to us as a wedding gift over 31 years ago!  She and her mother owned a quilt shop in our town, and even though I was not into quilting back then, I loved this "quilted " gift.   I hang it every single year. 

Some holiday greens have been added to the mantles.  And now they are ready.

This holiday tray I filled with apples and some small holiday plush and pillow.

The lighted garlands.
 A giant hurricane filled with ornaments.
This garland I bought up in Big Bear at one of the shops my Mom and I love.  I like to keep it up all winter long.  It looks so real.
 Another lit garland in the foyer.  Foy-YER....Foy-YEAH...whichever you prefer.   : )
 A VERY old nativity scene.  This belonged to my Dad's mother.  Many of the pieces have broken along the way.  This is all that is left now, but I love it.
The buffet in the kitchen.
As we enter into the hustle and bustle of these busy Christmas days, my wish for you.................................
Is that each of you enjoys the magic of this holiday season, with those you love.


15 comments:

Linda said...

Your house looks so festive and ready for Christmas...I love all the lights!

Bethany said...

This makes me want to take pics of our decorations!
I love the giant mouse by your front doors :)

Kristi said...

Everything looks so great! I love to see it all lit up, most days I light up my Christmas tree and banister around noon, just because it looks so much prettier!!

Your skinny tree is great, so different and fun! I also love all of your special decorations, it must be fun to pull them out year after year!!

The Garden Bell said...

Wow... you truly have been very busy. Sooooooooooo, busy that you might want to pop over to the garden. There is a surprise awaiting you...

Love to enjoy all your decor and it's kind of sweet not to be knee deep in dragging it all out this year. I'm so loven't yours.

Toodles,
kate

Katie said...

It all looks so great & I too just LOVE your red door!! I can't believe Christmas is already right around the corner, enjoy!!

Mrs. G said...

I love the lighted garland.. I need to get myself some of that.. And, I love your tree!

Genn said...

Your lighted garland is so pretty!! Your house is so pretty!! I love the red door too. Looks great with all holiday decor. Love that giant hurricane with the ornaments too! Can I have it? I want it! Dad- can I have that?

Hope you guys are having fun tonight!

Linda said...

Your lighted garlands give everything such a wonderful glow and I love all your stockings hung up!

Holly said...

So, so pretty! I love the little soap and dishcloth gifts you made.

Debbie said...

Soo pretty. I love seeing everyone's festive decorations. I have a couple of those lighted and decorated garlands...soo pretty. I have timers on everything and it turns around around 3:30 but I could practically leave it on all day, haha... I love your nativity scene. How special that it was your grandmother's. How I love things like that. My mom has one that she's had for years and years...reminds me of growing up and our Christmas seasons...Enjoy this season Kris...

Suz said...

Hi Kris..thanks for popping by exciting isn't it?...love Christmas and all the decorating
Love what you have done....and love your front door...wonderful
Hugs Suz x

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Everything looks great!! I love when things have memories tied to them! That to me is Christmas!!

Pam said...

Your decorations look great!!

annielizabeth said...

Yup, it looks complete now with the lighted garlands. So pretty, oh my!

Clara said...

My oh my......everything looks so wonderful Kris! What a cute little idea with the scarf too, on the bottle. Thanks for all the inspiration!