Sunday, December 13, 2009

Decking the halls






Here's a quickie with some pix of just a few of my trees. While I did put up all 10 of my trees, my heart just wasn't in it, so I didn't put much else out. I'm just not feeling it this year. :( Which makes me sad, because I'm all about Christmas decorating. Maybe next year I'll really go all out. Because I took these pictures at night, they aren't coming out very well. Hey, I never claimed to be a photographer. :)

I just did the bare minimum for the mantel. Mine and my hub's stockings fell down, so it's just the dogs' stockings left.



This is my tree that I decorate only with vintage glass ornaments. I love it. I usually put this on the fireplace hearth, but this year decided to stick it in an old sap bucket that I found at a flea market years ago.





My cardinal tree, which is my very favorite. I use all cardinal ornaments, vintage chandelier crystals, clear glass icicles and red berry garland. It looks so much prettier in person than it does in pix.





The "drum tree" for the hubs. He thinks it looks too "blingy" with the crystal garland I added to it this year. :)



Of course I have a dog tree...doesn't everybody? :) It was looking skimpy this year, so I dug through my ribbon drawer and found this blue glittery mesh stuff that seemed fun, so I wound it around and was done. It actually does make it look better in person.





Our main tree is a hodgepodge of ornaments: those from our childhood, some that were given to us, others that we have collected while on vacations, etc. Earlier this year, I was at a fleatique store and saw this rusty metal "believe" sign. I had nowhere to put it, so I stuck it up at the top of the tree. And I kind of like it there. I also wound some red berry garland around it, and I like that too. I have a ton of that stuff.





This is the white bird tree I have in our bedroom. It's one of those skinny alpine trees that has pine cones on it. I use white birds, white poinsettias, white berries and clear glass icicles.





My dining room looks like a forest.



I found this at a garage sale a month or so ago for $2. It's a heavy ceramic serving plate, with an even heavier metal stand. I figured it was worth the $2 just for the stand, but I do love the plate.



When I was in Austin for Thanksgiving, I found this little wicker sleigh at a thrift store and thought it would be cute to use as a holder for our Christmas cards.



I have a few more trees and a little bit more holiday decor out, but it's not really blog worthy.

Thanks for stopping by!

25 comments:

Melanie said...

Great decorations! Everything looks great!!! Merry Christmas!

Heather said...

I love your Christmas trees!! SO pretty!! Everything looks gorgeous!
Merry Christmas!

Jacquelin said...

Everything looks beautiful. 10 trees oh my!
Merry Christmas!

{ L } said...

Those paw stockings are adorable! And your trees are gorgeous. Amazing job!

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Gwen said...

Your trees look great!

Love that last pic!

Ally0005 said...

I didn't do much this year either.
Your trees are very pretty!

Joanna said...

All of your trees are just beautiful! I love your antique tree toppers on a couple of your trees. I have one that is is made the same. We always had one on our tree growing up so when I found it at Target a few years ago, I HAD to have it! The paw prints are adorable!

Kelli said...

So cute! I managed to get up just our one tree. Couldn't imagine putting up ten! They look great!

Shannon said...

It all looks great! I love all of your trees. The vintage glass ornaments are so pretty. What a steal for that platter and stand!

Nicole said...

Very nice! Good grief .. 10 trees! It's everything I can do to get up ONE!
Nicole

Elizabeth @ TexasEbeth said...

10 trees - wowzers! Love the snowman plate since I collect snowmen. Hopped over from Thrifty Decor Chick.

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous tree!!

Dina said...

I love all of them! The drum tree and the vintage tree are my favorites. I'm sorry you're not "feeling it" this year.

lelly said...

i'm glad i stumbled across your blog through Nester. you put my 5 trees to shame. love your etsy offerings, as well.

merry Christmas!

Carrie said...

Everything looks great! I love the stockings :)

Cute picture of you too!

carrie

Melinda said...

Wow, beautiful home! SO many gorgeous trees! Love the "stockings", those are plain adorable! Might need to make my mom one of those :)

Krista said...

I love that you have 10 trees! I thought I was bad with 6!! A girl after my own heart. I like the believe sign on the top of the tree too. thanks for the tour - Merry Christmas!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

I lost count! You have a whole Christmas forest! And each is as beautiful as the next!!

Amy

Bobbie said...

Beautiful tree and beautiful house!

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Beautiful, I enjoyed all of the trees, so pretty, thank you for sharing.
Sue

Angie said...

Love all the beautiful trees!

Christie said...

I've never seen so many trees in one house, but they all look great! I love the twinkle lights of a Christmas tree- there's just something so peaceful about it.

Kim said...

I really like all of your trees. I have some smaller ones (in addition to two large ones) that you have inspired me to think of themes for.

Lisa said...

I LOVE the Believe sign, wish I could find one like it for my tree. Beautiful!