Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas Decorations 2009

This year my little feather tree has more vintage ornaments. Creed's grandchildren did not want his vintage ornaments and knew that I would love them so they gave them to me. I was thrilled. Now the tree is full of my grandparent's ornaments, Creed's ornaments, and 1 ornament that Candice found for me when she lived in Kentucky. I even have a few ornaments that we had on our tree when I was growing up. The rest of the display are reproductions and trees that I found in the last three years.
Yes, it is behind my couch. I don't have a lot of surface area in my house. This couch is large so the "sofa" table is actually a drop leaf table with the coffee table on top of that. I used stacking boxes under the white sheet to create height. All my paper towels, paper plates, punch bowls, etc. are stored under that table. Where do you put your Costco size paper products? My kitchen is just not that big.
A close up of the garland on top of the entertainment center. I love all the vintage reproductions. Silver and glitter...what could be better?
This is the inside of the front door taken from the living room. I love the bubble lights. They remind me of the ones my grandparents had on their tree. I have many happy Christmas memories and love things that bring back those memories.

I have another arch from the living room to the dining room that has even more ornamentation. I just didn't get a photo. They are full of glittered snowflakes, icicles, and silver glass ornaments of different shapes and sizes.
I decided to change things up on my family room mantel this year. I found those silver glittered trees at Tai Pan for around $3-4 each. I really wanted things to sparkle. The base is a green pine garland with mini lights, then I added two weeping cedar garlands end-to-end. I added LED icicle lights so the lights could be wrapped in the cedar trailing down. I added light cozies to the mini lights, glittered metal snow flakes, big glass silver ornaments, silver beading, crystal candle holders with silver glass finials on top. I love sitting in the family room at night with it all lighted at night. It makes the family room feel so festive.
I also added new Christmas stockings this year. I wish I could say I made them but these were too inexpensive to pass up at 30% off. I bought the last three from the Busy Biddy in Orem. (They have tons of great Christmas decorations.)

I don't think the pictures show you how sparkly everything is. I was a little afraid it was too over the top when I first did it but now I really like it.

I love these stockings. So European looking to me.
The glass jars on my kitchen counter.
The top of the Armoire in the living room.
A few of my nativity collection that I put out this year.
A little corner display with leftover things.
A small Santa display. I didn't put out at least a fourth of my decorations. Just trying to keep things a little less cluttered this year.
I hope you enjoyed this year's decorations. Feel free to check out last year's decor here and here.
If you would like to see other fabulous decor check out the Hooked on Houses Holiday Tours
or Rhoda at Southern Hospitality


Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Kim, thanks for stopping by. Your house looks so great for Christmas, great job with all your decor. I love it!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh, it's all so beautiful Kim! I love all the glittery goodness -- I was just glittering this weekend so I know how sparkly it looks -- too bad it doesn't translate through the camera. Looks like you're all set for Christmas -- I need to get in gear!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Everything looks wonderful, I really love the arch above your is so unique and pretty!


chaotic kitten said...

Wow, you've done an amazing job! How lovely and festive :)

Diane said...

your decorations are lovely, and so many. I just have a tree made from branches found on the beach. I will take some pic and post them, a lot different than yours, are you hoping for a white xmas?

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Kelli Radmall said...

Oh Momma Kim-you are just too good at what you do. Looks fabulous! I hope I get to see it in person soon. You are brave to have so many beautiful things around because I heard that you will have some rowdy kids around for a while... And I'm going to bring mine too, so get ready!

WendyandGabe said...

You really have a talent for decorating and design. I don't know how anyone could enter your festive home and not feel a little happier! I love the simple yet wonderful glass jars filled with ornaments.

Jerri said...

Wow! Everything looks fantastic! You did a great job on your mantle, and I like the little tree in the first picture. And I'm huge fan of the ornaments in the jars! Great job!

Hope to see you next week for the Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash!

Amanda said...

I am in love with your garland on arch. Gorgeous.

Hope that you and your family have a great holiday!

Merry Christmas!

If you get a chance, stop by my blog today and enter my children's Christmas book giveaway.

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Beautiful tour! Thanks! Great decorations and those stockings are amazing!
Merry Christmas!

this blessed nest said...

amazing. your garland is unbelieveable! did you just keep adding & adding throughout the years. again, amazing. your fireplace looks like it is from a winter wonderland scence!!!

happy weekend!

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

everything is gorgeous. i feel like i was walking in a winter wonderland.
merry christmas

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

Wow, just gorgeous!!!

Merry Christmas.


Miss Jeanett said...

Wow, that's the most beautiful christmas decorations ever. You should come a do my apartment next year ;) Even though it's a bit far from you. It looks amazing.


wandering nana said...

I love your decorations. I also noticed that we have 3 of the same little Santa's. Thanks for sharing.