Friday, December 18, 2009

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like...

Christmas :o)

Last Sunday, DH and I went out to a tree farm and chopped down our tree. This is always quite an event in our household and this year did not disappoint! I thought we were well on our way when we found our tree shortly after we got there. We should have known it was too good to be true because once the guy started tying the tree up, he said he couldn't sell us that tree. Huh? He said he wasn't happy with the amount of needles coming off of it. So...off we went in search of another tree. Since we only had one spot to put the tree, we were limited in the size we could bring home. Needless to say, I'm sure the guy got a good laugh watching us :o)

After a few hours of decision making, this is the one we brought home with us -

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I'm pretty happy with it but DH says it's still too big. I love a big tree though and he should count himself lucky that I didn't pick a larger one ;o)

There are a number of things that a wife and husband should NEVER do together and one of them is putting up the Christmas tree. It's always been an ordeal for us but for some reason, it went without a hitch this year! Even the lights (once we bought the 'right' ones) went on in a timely manner. LOL! Here's our tree all lit up -

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I love sitting on the sofa and just looking at the lights. That's one of my favourite things to do at this time of year :o)

The rest of the house is decorated as well. Since it's been two years that I've had my decorations out, I was surprised at the amount of snowman ornaments that I have! I love my snowmen though because they can be left out a little longer :o) Here's a few of them on the dining room hutch -

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I also picked up these neat snowflakes that I have hanging from the dining room lights -

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For about a month now, I've been in search of a small artificial tree for our front entry way. We have SO many ornaments and I have enough horse ornaments that I could fill a single tree. But alas, no luck but I was quite pleased with myself when I brought out this little gold tree and got to hang some of my favourite horse ornaments on it -

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This was my 10 pm inspiration one night ;o) Not too bad if I say so myself! This is what it looks like in the entry way -

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I got DH to put up my Perfect Snowman piece and we lined the stairs with mini lights. Yes, I still have my pumpkins up from Halloween. LOL! What do you think?

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For the small space at the top of the stairs, I bought a stunning poinsettia -

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Finally, in the living room, I was able to add a bit more color by bringing out my Christmas Panda afghan -

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And this piece by JBW Designs that I completely forgot about -

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So there you have it! As simple as it is this year, I like how the house turned out. At least DH doesn't think that Santa threw up in every room but then, that's DH for you ;o) LOL!


21 comments:

Patti said...

Pumpkin it all looks spectacular. I wish I could come to your house and see it IRL.
Lots of Love
Patti xxx

Rowyn said...

Your tree looks perfect, and I love all of your festive decorations.

Your Perfect Snowman piece looks awesome too.

Have a great Christmas!

Daffycat said...

Your home looks gorgeous Cathey! I love the lights going up the stairs ~ so festive!

Irene said...

Your house looks very festive !

Renee said...

How beautiful!!!! Your pictures are GREAT! Of course I would have to see The Quiltmaker and wonder why I've left mine as a UFO! LOL!

Your tree and decorations look great! Merry Christmas!

JOLENE said...

I love your tree! Tell your hubby it's not too big! I love to just sit and stare at the lights also. I could do that for hours on end. Another thing I like to do is lay on the floor just under the tree and look up at all the glass ornaments and how they sparkle and twinkle. It's such a magical feeling. Your home looks ready for Santa and I love the lil' pumpkins on your stairs, it's so you. Have a wonderful weekend.

Angela P said...

Love your tree and Snowman decorations! The Perfect Snowman piece and your horse ornament tree look perfect there. Love the Snowflakes hanging from your light, might have to "borrow" that one :) LOL!

Rachael said...

Beautiful!!! The tree is stunning, and your home looks lovely

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

I see we have a few other things in common than snowmen and stitching,,,I like the mat cut on the Quitling Lesson. mine has a reversed acorn shape with of course a sueade mat. lol yours is beautiful.Your tree and other pictures are wonderful also
Be always in stitches.

mumzy said...

Cathey, your decorations are beautiful as always. You did a good job kiddo. Your tree is not quite as full as ours but it looks great. I love the effect of the stairway lights. Great job guys!

{{{Love and Hugs}}}

WendyCarole said...

your tree and decorations look great. i bought new snowmen today. Can never have too many LOL

Parsley said...

Your tree is perfect as are your decorations. We had our pumpkins out too and my daughter thought we needed to set them aside. lol

Carol said...

I love seeing all of your decorations--they are so warm and inviting. And I think the tree is a perfect size--I wouldn't want it any smaller. Those snowflakes are lovely, Cathey--what are they made of?

Merry Christmas to you and your family from a snowy western Pennsylvania!! YAY--I've gotten my white Christmas (well, as long as it doesn't all melt in the next 6 days!).

Stephanie M. said...

Your house looks terrific!! I love all your decorations. Hope you have a Merry Christmas.

Annie said...

What a gorgeous display. Your tree looks perfect as does everything else.

We are in white-out ville here with snow piling up at the rate of a mountain a minute. Goes perfect with your decor.

Ranae said...

Beautiful photo's! That looks like the perfect tree to me, just right.
Thanks for the e-card
Merry Christmas!!

♥ Nia said...

I really need to say something... I love reading you blog! I love your posts, your spirit and personality, I have a lot of fun every time I stop here :D Sorry... I needed to say this! =)

I love sitting on the sofa and just looking at the lights. That's one of my favourite things to do at this time of year :o) Ditto! :D

The snowflakes are so pretty :) and the stair lights.. I only wish I had stairs! LOL! I really love that :)

Your house looks wonderful! Merry Christmas!! =)
Big hug to you! :D


oh! And don't be sad with the slow mail!! I'll be happy whenever it arrives ;)

Karen said...

Lovely tree! Love all of your other decorations too...even the pumpkins. Guess you could carve some snowflakes in them ?????

Lili said...

Oh my, I soooo love your Xmas house.
I also have pics of mine I want to post but I haven't uploaded them yet.
I'm not too in the mood though, but trying to because I don't want this festive season spoiled forever in our family's hearts: Remember my black and white cat named Pumpkin? She died last saturday, two days ago, hit by a car. :((((
Have a very merry Christmas, Cathey,
Big huge hugs,
Lili

Suzanne said...

Love your tree!

What is the name of that JBW piece Cathey???

Sharon said...

Cathey, everything looks fabulous!