Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas All Around the House

I thought I'd show you a few of our Christmas decorations.  We haven't even gotten everything out of the attic yet; at this point, I'm not sure we will.  But this is what I've done so far, so here's a bit of a tour.  Above is the mantle over our fireplace.   This is essentially the same as last year.  I added an additional ball garland, but otherwise it's the same as before.  I made the wreath last year to match; it's still one of my favorites!

The fun gnome and mushroom ornaments I told you about previously are now residing on a feather tree in the kitchen.  Also in the kitchen is our Mickey Mouse gingerbread cookie advent calendar:

I love this advent calendar!  I got this as a gift from my parents after we took a huge, multi-generational trip to Disney World during Christmas time.  This was in the window of a store there, and I just about had a heart attack when I saw it.  I'm so glad that Mom got it for me; every time I see it I think of that trip and how magical it was to be at Disney surrounded by Christmas decorations and music.



Above is the entry way.  I love the pink/gold glitter trees!  I found the tablecloth on Ebay (I have it folded in half to drape over the console table) -- the workmanship on this tablecloth is amazing to me:


I made a wreath to go with this grouping, but I'm still not sure that I like it.  I think it looks kind of like a sea urchin:

 Finally, I have a weakness for vintage felt Christmas things, so we've got them all over the house:


Our Elf on the Shelf (who the girls have named "Minty") ended up here yesterday morning:

That's just a little bit of what Christmas looks like around here this year!  I hope that you are having a joyful holiday!

14 comments:

  1. I think everything looks beautiful, such a Happy Home Happy Holidays, Diane

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  2. I love the fireplace mantel! So pretty and vintage.

    Diane

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  3. LOVE those colors in the top photo!

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  4. Alison, your decorations are all so pretty! But, your mantle is making Swoon! Love the wreath and the garlands...and everything else. Beautiful!!!

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  5. I love all your vintage felt decorations! How sweet! I recently snagged a bag full of those little vintage elves at the local Goodwill-- they are just so cute.
    ~Amanda

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  6. oh, alison, i am just oohing and aahing over your pretty, cute and cheery decorations! the white/mushroom tree is adorable.

    xo
    elyse

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  7. Love the colors and the wreath you made... all of it is just beautiful.

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  8. I love your mantel arrangement!!!
    Did you string your ball garland yourself?
    If so, how did you do it?

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  9. Did you make or buy the ball garland?

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  10. how did you do the ball garlands w/o breakage? need to know, thanks!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

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  11. Meg & Renee,
    I bought the ball garland already made.
    Thanks for visiting my blog!
    Alison

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  12. Your beautiful mantel is all over facebook this morning. :)

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  13. Hi Alison I am so in Love with your mantel and the gorgeous garlands. My mom used to have her mantel look like this when we were little and she had to sell everything I would so Love to know where you received all of these from and where I can buy them I would so Love to surprise her!! xoxo Thank you so much!!!
    Dawn :)

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  14. Hi Dawn,
    Almost everything on the mantel is Cody Foster & Co. that I bought several years ago. You might be able to find similar things by searching for Cody Foster on Google or on EBay. Good luck and thanks for visiting my blog!
    Alison

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