Tuesday, December 14, 2010

It's Beginning To Look...

a LOT more like Christmas around here :o)

I've been working my tail off trying to get this house back to rights and save for cleaning out our closet and making the extra bed, the upstairs of the house is done! The living and dining room have been started and won't take long to finish so that just leaves the kitchen since my stitching room is already complete.

My biggest relief is that our Christmas cards are now DONE and mailed OUT! We did that yesterday and what a great feeling it was to finally have them completed. I apologize to some because you may not receive your cards until after Christmas (I imagine) but who knows, the postal service could always come through in the end. ROFLMAO!!!!

Since December 1, I've slowly been unpacking decorations and putting them up but yesterday, DH and I finally went out and got our tree :o) When I woke up this morning, DH had already put the lights on so all I had left to do was ornamefy it. Denise was wondering what our living room looks like now that the huge couch was gone and this is the result -

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I'm love, love, loving it :o) It will look a bit bare when the tree is gone but will look awesome when the fireplace goes in (whenever that will be).

Here's a peek into the dining room -

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I love my snowflakes that we bought last year :o) If you look to the left of this picture, you'll get a glimpse of the picture that is on our Christmas card this year -

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We put mini lights up the staircase again this year but bought ones with a white wire so they blend in better -

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Here are some better pictures of my ornament tree that you find at the top of our stairs -

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Most of them are ones I have made but I have added the ones I have received from friends over the years :o)

While DH and I were out yesterday, we went to Amos Pewter and bought our annual ornament. This year we got pen-gu-ins!

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They kind of remind me of the Penguins of Madagascar ;o) LOL!

DH also picked me up a new hanger to replace my pumpkin during the winter months -

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While the house is not stuffed to the gills with decorations, it still feels very festive. Thanks for taking the time to go on the tour and I hope you enjoyed :o)


36 comments:

Rachel S said...

It looks wondrously festive! Love the way the lights up the stairs look!

Lynnie said...

I love the decorations! its very festive and cheery! And those penguins are adorable!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Loved the tour of your house, Cathey! I love the wall colors and your floors are gorgeous!!!

Your trees both are beautiful and I'd say, you have a very festive home!

Happy Christmas!

Danielle said...

Everything looks FABULOUS!!!!!

Annie said...

You are so ready for a celebration. Your home looks wonderful!

Denise said...

Gorgeous! Just as I imagined! The living room and tree are perfect! The snowflakes in the dining room remind me of the way I used to do our living room. I would hang them from the ceiling - now we have drywall and DH nixed that idea! ;0) Your hanger for the pumpkin is way cool! Thanks for showing us the house!
Smiles - Denise

zoomcity said...

Beautiful decorating! It looks a lot like Christmas in your home. :o)

Myra said...

Thanks for the tour! All of your decorations are very pretty and I just love the snowflakes.

Karen said...

Thanks for sharing...your tree and decorations look so nice!

Good luck with the rest of your cleaning!

Daffycat said...

Oh, it DOES look very festive...and very elegant & tasteful as well. I'm loving the pretty wood floors in your living & dining room!

Robin said...

Your home looks so pretty and neat and tidy and now I feel like mine must look all cluttery and busy. I think I need to take a lesson on decor. Your place looks very inviting. Thanks for sharing.

CalamityJr said...

Beautiful! Your tree looks so good where the sofa used to be. Enjoy sitting, relaxing, and enjoying the peaceful lights and calm!

Nancy said...

It ALL looks beautiful - warm, inviting, comfortable!

Deborah said...

Your home is beautiful. Warm and cozy. Love both of your trees.

Cole said...

I love the snowflakes in the dining room, and your new hanger too!

Anonymous said...

Your main tree looks so lovely, as does the rest of your decorations :) Your living room looks so cozy & inviting, wish I could sit & visit there!
Merry Christmas!
Donna in WV

Patty C. said...

Beautiful !!!! So nicely decorated and clean :)

I need to know the pattern of the snowman picture on the wall - I can spy a snowman anywhere !!!! Too cute

Rachael xx said...

Oh Fabulous, it looks like it should be in a showroom or cataloge, Beautiful

And This Little Pig said...

Cathey very Christmas, the living room and dining room divine. Are your dining room chairs black? I love that look. Penguin is wonderful, you do have some beautiful ornaments in Canada/US, and to top is all off, I bet you even have snow!
It was 37C here at 6.30pm humidity in the high 80's and no chance of snow :-)
LiBBiE in Oz

Jenn's Crafty World said...

Everything looks lovely - so uncluttered! I deal with domestic detritus every day and fear there's no cure for it....
Love the stitchy tree: I would love to do that myself someday.
Jenn

Ranae said...

Beautiful decor!
Love the ornament tree

mumzy said...

You did a marvelous job decorating. I love the tree in that spot, it looks lovely with the reflection in the antic mirror behind it. Love your new ornament and the new hanger. Great taste guys.

{{{Love and Hugs}}}
Mom

Tatkis said...

Oh, Cathey, such a cosy, lovely rooms! Christmas tree is great and I love your staircase light so much!!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Angela P said...

I love your Christmas tree and the smaller one for your stitched ornies is a great idea :)

Melanie said...

It looks FABULOUS!!! :)

~Tammy said...

The decorations are adorable and so very pretty.

♥ Nia said...

Don't worry, Santa will help delivering the mail ;)
Your house looks beautiful!!! :D
I love the lights on the stairs :) My stairs have handrail, I'm looking for something to put on it but haven't found anything yet =/
Your penguins are adorable! I really love the snowflake decoration :)

JOLENE said...

Pumpkin, your home looks so festive...want to come help me decorate mine? Believe it or not, I have not brought out one piece of Christmas decor this year......hmmm. Looks like you are ready for the big day, Happy Holidays! Smiles...

Carol said...

Loved your home tour, Cathey--very warm, welcoming, and Christmasy! I love those snowflakes, too--do you remember where you bought them?

I think I need to get a smaller tree just for my stitched ornaments, too--yours looks wonderful!

Teena in Toronto said...

Very nice! I do nothing for Christmas except mail out some Christmas cards and buy a few gifts. Good job!

Siobhan said...

I loved the tour! I prefer the nicely decorated look to stuffed to the gills look. I think it's more elegant. I love the idea for the lights going up the staircase!

Lisa said...

You have a lovely house and your decorations are gorgeous, I especially love the lights up the stairs.

Lili Bear said...

Hi Cathey!
I hadn't visited in weeks and I soo love the changes you've brought to your home! It is even warmer and cosier than before. I didn't know this was possible.
Your finishing for the Val's stuff snowmen is amazing, I'll keep this in mind...
Lots of hugs.

Gen said...

I just love your home, the colours and all, it's so neat, so tidy! I would never ever have the nerves to show my home like this, it's way much too messy! lol And I won't talk about the ugly (and cheap I bet) yellow linoleum our landlady chose to put in the living-room... Hem!

Sharon said...

Cathey, your home looks gorgeous!

Lori-Ann said...

less is more. house looks great.