Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Halls Are Decked...hee-hee!



Been collecting all these little guys for years (half price after Christmas)...with the exception of a couple I added from Hobby Lobby this year.

































This little guy waits all year long to get decked out.









for this great idea with the giant peppermint sticks from Dollar Tree.







My quilting buddy, Margie, made me the snowman pillow a few years ago. I still need to finish this Santa one I'm making to match.




NEXT STOP: Our sweet nativity on top of the piano. I hope you're all enjoying this beautiful season which reminds us of the greatest gift ever given. : )


If you'd like to see lots of other Garland ideas, head on over to

The Nesting Place for her party. Thanks, Nester!

59 comments:

Rue said...

Hi M.L. :)

Your home looks so cute! I love the idea of hanging something in the entry like that. I love each and every one of your santas, especially the one you made.

The post about your mom this week was really cute. You were so sweet to get her that puppy :)

Have a great day!
rue

Ms. Tee said...

Oh goodness, everything is just so lovely! All the santas, and the elf, and the child on the polar bear - all of it! I really like those giant candy canes in the jar, and also the wrapped candles. What a creative touch. Hope you're having a good week!

Erin said...

Wow everything looks incredible! I love your style and all your santas. I had to keep going back to look at everything. Your garland looks beautiful. What a talented lady you are!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

What a wonderful vignette...those Santas are adorable! I also love your idea for covering the candles...so very clever.

AndreaLeigh said...

Beautiful! I love your garland, and I have the same trees from the dollar store.

HatchedandGone.com said...

Everything is so whimsical...I just love how fun and beautiful your home looks! It must be a delight to visit...so much to take in. I really liked the idea of covering the tapers with wrapping paper, so simple but so pretty. I'm heading to the Dollar store to find those huge peppermint sticks...they look festive in the jar! You have such wonderful ideas!

Barnes Yard said...

I am so, so loving the peppermint sticks in the jar...time to copy!

Susie Homemaker said...

You have such talent for display! And, you know how I love Santas...thanks so much for your visit the other day! You are a great inspiration!

Warm Wishes'
Susie

Lady of the Mote said...

it all looks so lovely and festive.

Cindy said...

Everything looks great with your decorations! Hopefully I will be able to see them this next week.

kathy said...

OH love your blog - clapping my hands and smiling -- Love your cute whimsy -- alll your decorations have a wonderful touch
Kathy - GA

Girly Stuff said...

Very nice! I like it all!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi,
Everything looks wonderful. I love your taste and sense of style.

Wrapping the candles in paper is a wonderful idea! I may have to be a copy cat and do some myself!

Diane

simple~needs said...

you have a very beautiful home!!!
i love it all. everything looks magical. :)

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Everything looks so whimsical and cute! Those little figurines are adorable!

Darlene said...

Oh I just LOVE every thing in your home!!!! Love the peppermint sticks in the jar and the wrapped candles...CUTE!!! I still can't believe you made that Santa...it is FABULOUS! I want to see more, more, more........

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I love it all! Very festive and cheery..my fave type. Those pillows are adorable. cherry

Carrie said...

how cute love your entry way I want to do that now~ everything looks so good!

Holly said...

Your home looks magical. You have the most fabulous 'whimsical' taste. I LOVE that you have snow fluttering down through the pictures.

Tamara Jansen said...

I love, love, love your decorations....makes me want to run out and get a few more for my place! Looking forward to your next pics :)

An Accomplished Woman said...

I love your decorations. What a great idea with the candles. I am going to steal your idea. Love your blog!!!!

The Muse said...

What a fun winter wonderland...Weeeee LOL bring on Christmas!

Geri said...

Everything looks so festive. You've got alot of holiday spirit going on here. Love it!

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

Uh, the paper on the candles -- pure genius!! Love it all!

Denise K. said...

I just loved all your Christmas decorations! They are all so very pretty and I got such good ideas! Thank you! :-)

Mom in High Heels said...

Can I come visit you? I just want to walk through your house! It's fantastic!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I'm officially jealous. I love your decorations.

Jen said...

Stopping by via the Nesting Place. Love all your decorations. My mantle needs some help after looking at all the beautiful garlands. I love the candy cane sticks idea...may have to borrow this for next year.

Laurel MacD said...

How fun everything looks - and I mean EVERYTHING - you are awesome!

Emily said...

Everything is so pretty! Great job!

mollyandmarshal said...

Wow M.L.!! It's all so beautiful!! You did a great job!

Alissa said...

Wow. Everything is beautiful and so festive. Do you mind me asking where did you find all your cute Santas??? I just love them.

The Nester said...

Talk about a Christmas Wonderland! It looks spectacular!

Holly said...

It's a Christmas wonderland! Beautiful. And I love how you put the ornaments on the garland.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

You have been busy!

Wendy said...

Your house looks wonderful...and I still love the cute little Santa you made. How fun is he?

Lisa @ Take90West said...

I love the round Santa holding that sign and the elf candy dish, but my favorite is the huge peppermint sticks. Love those! Did you make those like the candle or buy them like that at the dollar store?
Everything looks great, and thank you for commenting on my blog!

rachel said...

your house is so cute... I love the wrapped candles!
Rachel

The Busy Blaine's said...

Thanks for the comment! your home looks great. Merry christmas!!

Judy @ In His Grip said...

Okay, I know I was supposed to be looking at your Christmas decorations, but I love your sofa. You decorations are good too, but that sofa rocks.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very, very cute! I think I saw the other one the other day and commented then. This, though, I didn't see. So very, very cute. Lots of good ideas. Thanks!

XO,

Sheila

southerninspiration said...

you are so, so clever! Love the wrapping paper over the candles trick! Wow. and the huge candy canes.....LOVE those! I love all your festivity!
Suzanne

S said...

Everything looks so beautiful and full of Christmas joy. Your garland aroung the front door is perfect. But then I just knew everything you touch would be perfectlly awesome!
Lamp Tramp

Glitter and Bliss said...

I love all your "Whimsy" Christmas decor. I also absolutley love your red toile couch. I keep forgetting to tell you that. It looks great with all your lovely Christmas decor.

Astrid said...

OMG! Your house is totally decked out for Christmas! I love all the decorations!

Bugs and Sunshine said...

FAB-U-LOUS!!!!

new every morning said...

I love the snow with the jingle bells on the top of your red cabinet. Great idea!

Pajama Mama said...

how have i never seen your rabbit before? he's darling all dolled up for christmas...and i love the big peppermint sticks in the apothecary jar! next year, i bet i will have one around my house, too!

-kristen

Rachel said...

Holy Moly I'm your 50th comment! You rock!!

Can I just say that your decor looks
FABULOUS!!! Love it all and I'm so totally coveting your couch.. Is that okay? ;)

Miss Sandy said...

Your home looks so lovely!

To The Moon and Back said...

Love your Santa collection. The garland is great and a unique way to add the ornaments. And I'm on my way to the dollar store for those giant peppermint sticks!

blessed mama said...

Love your rabbit...maybe my rooster and he could be friends! HA! Your garland is so pretty. I love the ornaments and think I might add a few to my stairway garland...forgot to post those pics...anywho, thanks for stopping by today! I love getting new comments and looking at their blog too. So fun!

beth at aunties said...

Your home is so beautifully lucious. What a magical place to be for Christmas. My little ones would go for the large candy canes in nothing flat!
It truly looks so inviting and would delight any guest!

Thanks for your sweet comments♥♥♥

Shannon said...

A big "Oooooooh awwwwwww"! from me!! I love it! It looks so festive. I love those big peppermint sticks too! I love all your Santas!! Especially the one on the box with the "believe" sign. So cute!

I got those green glittery things on my chandy from a gift store in town. They were one long strand that I took apart.

My Crafty Little Page said...

Love it all. Those little guys are the cutest and your house looks so "Happy"!
How are you getting the little falling snow on your blog???I'm completely jealous. :)Nancy

Sondra Behne' said...

Your home is just so gorgeous...love the way you decorated. Did I miss your Pink Saturday blog or just too early?

See you again soon
Sondra

Ms. Tee said...

Hey M.L. I just wanted to stop in and say thank you for the sweet comments :) The cabinet you saw in the background is really a *new* piece of furniture that was made to look distressed. It's actually my very favorite thing in the whole house, too. :) I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

kristi_temple said...

I love the peppermint striped candy theme. Very festive.

Say It In Color said...

OK!>>>Now my ceramic and paper mache rabbits have Christmas bows and I wrapped my faded red candles with pretty paper!!!....THANKS for the ideas and for getting to see your uniqueness in your decor and creations!....sherry