Monday, December 1, 2008

I SET UP MY CHRISTMAS TREE

Yesterday after noon I finally got up my Christmas tree, just put on the lights and thought I would wait to decorate it. I did not get it decorated today, I was not feeling very energetic today, must be the weather. I did get my Village set up it looks very pretty. I am going to get some new buildings and more people. It is looking  so lonely. lol  I took some photos to share with you all.

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This is where I am going to set it up now just pretend that you don't see my wall  aircon. Any hooo this is the spot for it.

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So this is my tree, I have about 800 lights on it. I love lots of lights. Hubby worries that I am going to blow up the house. It does not look to bad with just lights. I have been looking though some old Christmas Magazines trying to find some different way to decorate my home.  I did not realize how many of them I had, I keep all of my favorite ones. 

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Sorry this is not very light, I did not have a lot of light in the dinning room where I set it up. My flash on the camera was not working very well.

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This one is not too bad, just click on them for a closer look. I have a school house, church, old Victorian House two of them. I need to get some batteries for my Christmas tree in the town square, and the light post.  I love my villiage, for years I have wanted one, and two yrs ago Hubby surprised me by getting me a couple to start one.  I am looking for something really big to set it up better that I can add more too. lol 

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This is Just My doodles Christmas Quilt. I love this one. I made this one last year. I set it on my dinning room table or on a shelf.

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Here is a close up, this pattern I found in a book called,  Favorite Applique' and Embroidery Quilts by Betty Alderman she has some really great projects, they are all pretty easy for the most part. I am really in the quilting mood again, have not been the mood for a while it comes and goes.   Oh I also had my first Christmas Card Swap in the mail today, I was so excited,  she was very fast in sending hers out. I am  getting all of mine ready this week.

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It is from Joy Northrop. Love the  white sparkly snowflake. The little boy  on the card is so cute,  thank you so much for my Christmas Card Joy I love it.    Well I am sorry I don't have many decorated  holiday photos yet, but keep stopping by I will be taking lots more. I still have the out side to get done too, I will do that this weekend.  The rest of the week will be  decocted to the inside.  I am only putting up one tree this year  I have lots of table top ones but my six foot one will sit this one out.  I just don't have it in me this year to do up two trees.  I hope next year I will.  I am trying a less is more this year, I am not really a less is more kind of girl, I the more is more type. ha ha  So we will see how it goes.

Well I hope you all enjoyed the few photos I had to share, I want to thank you all for the very sweet and very kind comments you left me.  I so love to read each and every one, so please keep leaving me some... lol;   Have a great week every one.. God Bless

Hugs;

Alaura

15 comments:

Smilingsal said...

Oh, your tree is beautiful; I love lots of lights. Your village is sweet too, and I love that quilt. You're ahead of me, I'm afraid. I've got to get cooking!

Dawn said...

The lights on your tree look very nice. I had such ambition for when I got home from school today and it all fizzled out. I was too tired. Rich and Tim finished putting the decorations on the tree and that's about as far as we got. There's always tomorrow.

I like your village. I used to want one of those but now I'm glad I don't have it. There's NO PLACE to put one LOL! I think I am aiming for a less is more year myself.

I just adore the quilt you made. It's very nice!

take care,
Dawn

miss gracies house said...

You are soo ahead of me!!! Looks like you had a great holiday, too! THANKS for the visit!
Have a great week,
rene'

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

We decorated our tree yesterday. Now I am off to do the rest of the house!

Carrie said...

everything looks great I just love those villages! Good job!

Jan and Tom's Place said...

You enjoy alot of lights on your tree, just like me! Looking good!

Shelia said...

Evening, Alaura! I love your tree and all the lights make it look so magical! I love your little village too! Now, that quilt is so beautiful and you're very creative! I've got to get started with my decorating - yikes, I'm behind!
Thanks for coming to see me.
Shelia ;)

Joy said...

Alaura - I am glad it arrived safely although I should have put something over the little Christmas tree on the envelope as the paper I used was more brittle than I thought.

I received my first card today ~ they are nice surprises and I think I'll do more card swaps in the future. :o)

Neabear said...

All the lights on the tree is so pretty! Nice job so far. I like your quilt too.

justabeachkat said...

I love a tree with lots and lots of lights. I've finished decorating my tree and my mantel and I've hung lots of wreaths. I have a small kitchen tree I need to finish tomorrow.

Happy decorating.
Hugs!
Kat

Catherine Holman said...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Very pretty!
Catherine

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Finally, someone who, like me, isn't done with their decorating yet! Our tree's lights suddenly all went out, (well, actually about 1/8 stayed on) and this does not a happy husband make.:)

I'll be back to see it all in its full glory later. Lidy

Bella Casa said...

Hi Alaura!

What a beautiful tree! And I did not even notice your a/c til you pointed it out, lol..it is concealed very well on that wall, love that :)

Your village is so nice, too, aren't they pretty? I have a few houses that I am going to pull out this year, it's been awhile since I've had them out, it's time.

I LOVE THAT QUILT, wow!!! You are so talented!!! Gorgeous!!!

I am a more is more kind of gal, too, lol...but I am also trying to not be so excessive, it's a struggle as I am sure you know ;)

Take good care, Alaura, I so appreciate all of your lovely comments on my blog...and I *love* your name, it's beautiful!

Bella

Margaret Cloud said...

Your tree is awesome, I like lots of lights on the tree and your quilt is very pretty, thanks for coming by.

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

Your decorations are lovely, I just love all of the lights!! So sorry to hear about your mother's tree topper. I am very sentimental about that type of stuff too. It is wonderful that you were able to incorporate what was left of it!!
I am doing a very minimal decor this year since we are in our small cottage!!!
Have a Blessed day!