Good Evening; So are you all keeping warm, and for those who live in the Southern area are you keep cool????? We have been having some very cold days with some snow. So this morning I put on some very nice Christmas music and started to put the decorations on my tree. I pulled back my curtains so I could see the snow falling, it was just like a movie. lol My poor fur babies Isobella and Gracie were wondering what mommy was doing running in and out of our garage. They love to follow me all over, and I think I wore them out.
I turned around and this is what I saw. They looked so cute sleeping I had to grab my camera and take their pictures.
The only decorating I finished today was the tree and my fire place mantle, and all the lights still worked too. lol Don't you just go nuts when you get everything all done and then plug in and no lights or only half of the are on... grrrrrrrrrr not that drives my crazy. I went different on my tree this year, the decorations I used on the dinning room tree I put on our living room one. It looks pretty good. I do miss the all the old family ones though, but I wanted a change. It is kind of hard to see them with the lights on I should have take one with them off. I do have some close ups so I hope you can see them better.
Most of the Ornaments I bought at Crackle Barrel last year, they have the most beautiful things at the place. I go nuts when ever I go there. I have not been out there yet, but I am soon they are probably have a sale. I love sales... Any way they are a burgundy and gold with sequins and sparkles. The heart shape ones are crystal they sparkle so pretty in the lights.
On the right side in the back I have silver and crystal snowflakes, they give the tree a icy look like icicles. And that is all the color on my tree. I hope you can see them. You can click on the photo to get a better look. The last thing I decorated was the mantle, I only had to glue on three pine cones that fell off. My garland is all pre glued and decorated so I don't have to do it each year. It is lots better and goes so much faster. Just hope the lights never go out. lol.
I had to staple some of the garland to the top so It would stay up, it is heavy. I took a very old lace table cloth that was hubby's great grand mothers and laid it over the top of the picture. It looks pretty good don't you think.
In my hurricane candle holders I set little berry and glass wreaths I just need to find some candles to set in side. I was thinking of a deep red, what do you think?? Would love to know...
I am also thinking of doing a white wash on the bricks, I really don't like the color of them. And I thought with the white wash they would look pretty good with my sage green. After Christmas I am going to finish the other side of the room, paint and put up the rest of the wainscoting. I have been so lazy about getting it done, I know shame on me. When I look at all the redos everyone does, and then they get them done, well I feel really bad. So I am going to just do it,,, really I am. I will take photos to show you all every step of the way.... lol.
This is the beautiful Angle on top of the tree. Now I always had the topper that used to be on my Moms trees for as far back as I can remember, and last year the tree fell over and it broke, I only have the top of it, I was so upset over loosing it. So she is sitting on top of what is left of my Moms topper. She is sitting pretty well up there, she changes colors very pretty. Sweet loving Hubby found her last year and brought her home. How sweet he is, and he has good taste as well. lol;
And I can't leave out my cute Santa Bear, he is sitting by the fire place, keep watch over all. My sweet Mother in law gave him to me as a Christmas gift. I just love him.... well that is all I did for today, so tomorrow I am going to finish more in the living room and then on to the kitchen. I will be posting more photos to share with you all.
I want to thank every one who took the time to visit me and leave me such sweet and kind comments. I really look forward to reading them each evening. Have a great night and a bright tomorrow.. God Bless;