Sunday, December 4, 2011

all decked out!

I wanted a change this year for my mantle... I found the 2 shabby chic iron trees and stands at Home Goods early in the season, and that became my inspiration. I found the "Believe" blocks at Target and the green and red ribbon at Hobby Lobby. It all came together and I love it!

It's good to believe!

Here's my new ribbon on a boxwood wreath on the upper railing.

Moving outside to my Flexible Flyer from when I was a young girl and used to sleigh ride, an antique for sure! It's part of our front porch decoration.
The porch at night
the front lights

the keeping room banister strung with snowflake lights

This year we added a new stocking to our family collection... one for little Nathan Morgan. A light blue snowman stocking, perfect for my sweet grandson!
 His parents both have snowman stockings too!
 My talented Mother-in-law started the girls off with these handmade needle-worked stockings when they were each born.
 Kelly and Kristin's are embroidered crewel and Alex's is counted cross stitch.
 We added needlepoint to the mix when the guys joined the family.

My Beyer Caroler collection

Our white porcelain Nativity that my Mother gave us when we were first married.

My hand painted ceramic tree that my college roommate made for me, thanks Pat! We still put it out every year!

so... the house is all decked out! Complete with skinny tree and 9 stockings!
to see the skinny tree tweaked with a few more hydrangeas look here 
oh, and our special handmade Santa Claus's

  The house is festive and ready for company. Merry Christmas to all! It's been a busy weekend and now it's time to say good night...


  1. It all looks gorgeous! I especially love that garland with the snowflakes. You have a great eye for hall-decking!

  2. Beautiful! That was such a nice respite! Thank you! ;-)

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! I wish I had your talent, but I have some kind of sentimental weirdness that makes me do the exact same thing every year, hoping that one year I'll get it right, LOL!

    Your home looks just stunning!

  4. We have the same tradition with stockings.

    I love your decorations! Your mantle looks like it's out of a magazine!

  5. Your house is looking so much fantastic As a Costa Rica Golf Expert I just simply say one sentence for the appreciation of your home.

    Your home looks just stunning!!!


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