Sunday, November 29, 2009

Deck the Halls

THE MANTLE : The day after Thanksgiving is when the Christmas decorations start going up at our house. There's our sweet pup, Zoe wearing her Christmas bell. I added two things to the mantle this year....... the greenery and...........

the Eddie Ross wreath that is all over blogland. You know we had to make one too ! My son and I ran into Goodwill one day and found some boxes of ornaments for $1.25 so we pretty much had to make it.

THE TREE: I finally gave in a couple of years ago and got an artificial tree that is prelit. It is so nice to still have needles on the tree by Christmas day. I only do one tree so it has all the ornaments on it, the kids and mine. I think I'll do a post of my favorite ornaments this week. The ornaments must be put on while singing in your loudest, most off key voice, "Oh Christmas Treee, Oh Christmas Treee, I love to dec-o-rate you !"

The tree skirt is something I made a few years ago from scraps of tapestry and braided cording.

THE STAIRS: Mr. Stitches was in charge of wrapping the stairs in greenery and lights. He also hung some icicle lights and a wreath outside.

THE VILLAGE: I've had this village for a really long time and my son had fun putting it out this year. He arranged everything just the way he wanted it.


THE NATIVITY: And here's the reason for the season, baby Jesus in the manger with Mary and Joseph and the three wise men.


I hope you've had as much fun looking as I had decking ! (does anybody know what that means ?)

I'll be linking up to some wonderful sites, be sure to check them out.
DIY Showoff
Metamorphosis Monday
Transformation Thursday

Home for the Holidays
Hooked on Houses

30 comments:

Maria said...

I have the same Village! I love to see how others display their Colonial Village. I began collecting it when I was in college and inherited some pieces from my mom's collection that joined mine this year. We just put some of them out tonight and will finish this week! I wish you a Merry Christmas!

dee dee said...

Tammy,
your home is so beautifully decorated! Love the wreath, the pup with the bell, the stairs, etc... Dee Dee

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Tammy! I like how you decorated your dog, too! : ) I have so much village stuff, but don't put it out every year ~ this is one of those years.

Design Esquire said...

Everything looks so beautiful! It is so nice that your son has such a special role in decorating.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Your house looks so festive. I didn't put up my Christmas village this year-too lazy, but now that I see yours, I may have to do it. Your staircase looks pretty too. I think my greenery is a little to wimpy-yours looks so lush.

Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog today. I truly appreciate it.

Kim said...

This looks so lovely and inviting. I'll get there - I hope!
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sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Wow! what a beautiful home and you got alot done in a few days!
It's very festive!

Dena

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said...

LOVE the Christmas Ball wreathe (and Zoe!)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

It is beautiful! Don't you just love the house when the tree is up? I finally finished mine yesterday.

Sue

Jenny said...

Your decorations are beautiful! I made a ornament wreath also and will post about it later this week.

Karen said...

Wow! Your house looks beautiful! Looks like it took a lot of time but was well worth it!

myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

Your decorations look great! I enjoyed seeing them. Looks like a lot of work!
I wanted to make on of those ornament wreaths, but I just didn't want to spend the extra money for the ornaments. (maybe on clearance after Christmas) :)
gail

Shannon said...

I love all your beautiful decorations. The stairs look amazing! Your dog is adorable too.. love that he is wearing a holiday bell!

Mimi said...

Oh, so beautifully decorated is your home.

Fairy Footprints said...

Oh my gosh what a beautiful mantle and the dog is great sitting infront of it, it looks like something out of a magazine. I love the nativity and the santa and all the stockings this is great. I love it all, I came across your blog, and so happy I did, I follow now.

Have a great evening stop over and say hello sometime.


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Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Everything looks great! I do mine right after the house empties on Thanksgiving Day. Did you know my dog is named Zoe too. I decided to get a dog for my daughter's 14 birthday, A INSIDE DOG, something my husband would never agree to...So it had to be a grown dog. The names of our pets have always been a big deal, so we decided on a name even before finding the dog. My sister calls me wanting me to come see some shih tuz puppies that she was keeping for a friend. I stood firm on the house broke dog , NO PUPPY. She then says the friend was not pleased with the puppies(they had blue eyes) so she would probably let the mother go...I fell in love with the mother and asked what her name was and she said "Zoe", the name we had already picked! Yes, I bought the mother!

pk said...

You did such a beautiful job with all of the decorating. Really love your "eddie ross" wreath too!

pk @ Room Remix

Lauren said...

love your Christmas decorating!!! My grandma had a snow village when I was little & seeing yours just gave me the best memories. beautiful!

xoxo,
lauren

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Everything looks so beautiful! I was just in your area (Raleigh) for Thanksgiving!

Miss Eve said...

I really love your beautiful Christmas decorations dear Tammy. You are so talented! I'm especially head over heels what you have done around the fire place...Your dog is also beautiful and adorable...Zoe fits so beautifully into the Christmas "decoration" :-)

Cheers: Evi

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

The lamps...remember my post where I got a great deal on some Aidan Gray lamps? They were great, but too tall. I ended up trading with a friend. They are also A.G. lamps but not as tall. I had them in my living room, but they were getting lost in there, so I brought more lamps and put the A.G. lamps in my guest room. Thanks

Room to Inspire said...

Everything looks lovely - I especially love your Eddie Ross inspired wreath and the wrapped banister!

Chelsea

Maria Killam said...

What's an Eddie Ross wreath? I am clearly out of the loop on this one--love your decorations!! I need to do mine--I'm late this year!

{ L } said...

Simply Beautiful! Your home sweet home looks so amazing for the holidays! Love your mantel!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

A girl should never be without a few posies...smiles.

LouLou@thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com said...

Everything is just gorgeous.....

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

Tammy,

Thanks for visiting by blog, I am glad to find yours! Your home looks beautiful. I am loving the wreath hanging in front of your mirror (one of my favorite holiday looks).

Best wishes,
Tammy

Kathy :) said...

Tammy everthing looks so festive...Love ZOE what a good doggie...

I love your Eddie Ross wreath...Rhoda has a tutorial on her blog today...what a great idea to go to Goodwill...

Merry Christmas,
Kathy :)

Amanda said...

Your village looks absolutely charming on the mantle.

Hope that you have a wonderful holiday.

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Rue said...

Your home is already gorgeous and at Christmas even more so!

rue

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