Sunday, November 22, 2009

Deck the Halls

Every year
I dig out the trim
and say to myself

"This year I will do something different"

"This year I will move "said" items around"

When I look back through my picture files
of the past 3 Christmases
everything is in the SAME place

I said before
that I am a creature of habit

and this my friends
is a habit I would like to change

Now I do not want to go all drastic
small changes at first

I am very traditional when it comes to Christmas
I love home made
and red & green


the tree has to stay there
really...
it is also in front of the window
and it is the best place for it
really....

and no ~ those gifts were not all ours
they were outgoing gifts
for the brood on both sides.

the mantle I have changed up
a bit
over the years I have added cranberry beads
and candles
and different bows
along with pine cones
and bundled cinnamon sticks with raffia

I do adore my mantle
my staircase is done much the same
any suggestions of changing it
without going too drastic??

I found this idea in the
Canadian Living magazine
a couple of years ago...

I had vintage ornaments from the farm
and displayed them in this glass bowl
I plan on doing something similar this year
and have purchased a new bowl to boot!

I bought this 2 years ago
and last year I made a couple to give as gifts

I love them and they are so easy to make
if you have time and patience
oh - and a diamond drill bit!

So blog buddies
any suggestions??

xo

8 comments:

Cathi said...

I use different sizes of vases and fill them with the colorful bulbs to put on the tables and I have some small live trees also and mini roses that I like to display. I am big on fresh things and using decorations from nature. Your pictures are beautiful, Lori. I was just getting ready to dig my holiday boxes out to take an inventory. Happy Sunday! xxoo

Tracy-Girl said...

This looks great. I love looking at these pictures, it makes me so excited for decorating our house. This has always been one of my favorite parts of Christmas, is decorating. I just love it so much.

Delena said...

I wish I had a picture but another suggestion is get a coloured wine bottle, the bigger the better and fill with tiny white xmas lights and put a xmas ribbon around the top. Make great hostest gifts also.
I kinda miss decorating as we drive home for xmas but not to our own house. I have boxes and boxes of ornaments that are collecting dust. I really must give them to my kids one of these seasons. (if they want them of course),,,,

Janean said...

it simply reminds me of an old saying, "if it ain't broken, don't try to fix it!" everything looks lovely!!

Tracey said...

WOW I'm impressed you made that beautiful light up package! I say leave the tree where it's at...that really is the perfect spot and it looks great...and get a little more creative with the mantle if you want and change things up a bit there :) I love vintage ornaments displayed in a glass bowl - yours look so lovely Lori! Have a wonderful week!!!

:) T

Farmgirl Paints said...

I'm really traditional when it comes to Christmas too. I have the multicolored lights and garland ect... You home looked beautiful. Some things are just meant to stay the same;)

Jacqueline said...

Hi Lori, your Christmas decorations look great....so warm and welcoming.
I don't think that you need to ask what to do. you have been doing a great job for quite a few years all on your own. I think that you should see if you can find a new Chridtmas cocktail !! XXXX

prashant said...

I was just getting ready to dig my holiday boxes out to take an inventory.

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