Wednesday, December 12, 2012

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like…


I have been really busy trying to get my Christmas decorating on up in this house!  I thought I would show you just a couple of things I have done, and there is more to come in the next few days.  Christmas Break cannot come fast enough around here!  I worked my buns off over Thanksgiving and this break is going to be all about rest, relaxation, and family time. 

Update 11/01/14:  See my Christmas 2013 Home Tour here.

This is my lantern all dressed up for Christmas.  I moved it to the island in my kitchen.  I bought a couple of little Christmasy sprigs at AC Moore and just stuck them down in there and tied a red bow lined with gold.  It looks orangey in the picture, but it is not.  I also wrapped a little sparkly ribbon around the candle inside. 
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And this is my Dickens Christmas village.  It has a home on my dining room buffet every Christmas.  I collected one per year until I filled up the buffet and stopped.  This year I added a little lighted garland behind, a wooden tree, a little glass tree, and the other trees come with the pieces of the Dickens Village. 

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Here are some close up shots of the village
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And here are some close ups of the lighted garland. 
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And here is a little bit of what is yet to come in an upcoming post.  I bought four of these darling mercury glass bulbs to hang from my dining room chandelier,
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And I had the hardest time hanging those little suckers!  EEEEK!!!  Here is what happened…
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And this happened 5 minutes after I cleaned up the first one, well, more like two minutes…
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What a huge bummer!  I think I should stick with non glass bulbs, at least if I am gonna hang them over my chandelier.