Monday, January 4, 2010

It's all Being Packed Away Until Next Year....

It's "Do It Yourself Day" and what am I doing today???
  I've spent the day starting to take down all the Christmas decorations.  I think it's worse taking them down then puttting them up.  It's alwasy fun starting to put up all the decorations, because I look forward to Christmas.  So before I take everything down, I thought I would take a few photos and share them with you.  The pictures I took in the previous posts were taken at night and I was having trouble with the lighting so I decided to take a some photos during the day.

...ENJOY...




My Tree in the living room....  This was the first year I added the gold fern with the star.




I've had this same family photo in the tree for the past 10 years....




This is my oldest son, 10 years ago.  I love the combination of the red glitter ribbon, gold bulbs and poinsettias.



My snowman tree in the kitchen...




Love the tree topper...."Snowmen For Sale"





I've incorporated lots of large snowman into the tree. You don't always have to use ordinary ornaments...




I made this snowman years ago.  He sits right next to the snowman tree.







My tinsel tree with photos from my husband and my childhood....



The mantel over the fireplace...




I love to hang the different beaded garland from the mantel...





To me angels are a big part of Christmas.  These are one of my favorite decorations.




I picked this beaded garland at Michaels this year.  I decided to wrap it around the candles that sit on top of the angels.



This santa has been part of our Christmas decorations for many years.  Every year he sits right in front of the fireplace.




Here's another santa that sits quietly on the side table.





Can you tell I love santa!  Here's another one on a foyer table.








I picked this large glitter ball and glitter garland up last year.  The ball was sold as an ornament, but I just set it in a vase.




The barker's rack in my kitchen all decorated....




Another photo from years ago.  I just love to see photos of the boys when they were small.






More snowmen and Santas!





My rooster sits here all year long with the "Bless all who Enter" sign.  I just added some Christmas decorations to make it a bit more festive

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The light that hangs over the kitchen table....




I added some garland to the light fixture.



I also tied some ornaments onto the light with some pretty Christmas ribbon. 




I made this arrangement last year.  The light is glued onto of a piece of styrofoam that I attached to an old book.  I added Christmas greens and berries.  I leave it on throughout the Christmas Season.
 



These were my new creations this year.  I sold quite a few of them. 




My foyer table with a wonderful Santa standing watch as my guests enter....







Another one of the glitter ball ornaments I purchased last year.  This one sits on top of a  crystal votive candle holder.





Dress up your dining room chandelier by adding greens and some crystal ornaments....





My staircase takes the longest to decorate but I love the look of it when it's finished with all the lights twinkling!







Lots of lights, glittered ribbon, gold ornaments, poinsettias and glittered fern adorn the staircase garland.




This year the glittered eucalyptus was a new addition to the staircase decorations.













I hope you enjoyed the last of my Christmas Tour.  By tomorrow all will be packed away until next Christmas season.  It's a lot of work but I love every minute of it!!

9 comments:

Donna said...

I love all of your Christmas decorations! I hate packing it all away but enjoy getting it back out in 11 months :)
I love all of your trees. I am curious as to how you get all of the large snowmen to stay in the tree. I don't know how to attach them in the tree. And the tree with you and your husband's pics is so darling!
Thanks for sharing.
Blessings and Hugs,
Donna

alittlefrenchloven said...

Sherry, Your Christmas decorations are beautiful! I hope I remember everything you did for next year! I love the way you put your ribbon on your tree and the poinsettias, they look lush on the tree too. And your stairway, WOW!! So pretty! It is harder to put it away, I agree with you! I told my husband I'm starting early this year, right after Halloween!
Michelle

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love all your decorations and your trees! I think your snowman tree is my favorite ~ I love snowmen! I'll be starting my putting away tonight after work and do a little bit each evening.

jerriann said...

Wow, I love all your decorations. So beautiful. I love the way you used ribbon. Very Pretty.

Taking down the decorations is a bit of a bummer, but it feels so clean once we're through.

Journey said...

Thank you for sharing your decorations. Trees are stunning. Warm, whimsical, and from the heart!

Angie said...

those were absolutely stunning! No wonder you hate taking them down! My favorite is the staircase.

Evi said...

So beautiful!!! I love all your decorations. My favorite is your tree with your childhood photos...I may have to try that on one of our smaller trees next year. Thanks for the idea.

Pink Princess said...

DROOL (cleaning my screen lol) Oh my gosh you did a marvellous job Sherry.
The tree with all the pictures is so sweet, but the snowmen tree ...I can';t tell what my fave is, everything os SO pretty ♥

Grandma said...

I love your decorations. Especially the trees. I noticed that you have classes on how to decorate them and tricks of the trade. Since I am from Idaho I wonder if you will ever have tutorials on your blog. Where do you store all your beautiful things. Just amazing!

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