Sunday, December 21, 2008

A Little Christmas Tweaking

Well, since some of the stores have started cutting their prices on Christmas merchandise before the "big day", I decided to take advantage. However, the little birdcage below was just a splurge while I was Downtown this past week. I added the nest, bird, and holly.

I added some more "words" to my tree.
I've been wanting these aqua trees ever since they put them out in October, but this past week Michael's put them on sale for 50% off. Welcome home little trees. : )

Another one I took advantage of was these cute little candy canes. Perfect for my Who-ville tree


I bought this CRAZY CUTE dish from Marshall's last year. I LOVE the handles!


These next three little guys are not new. I found them in a box I'd forgotten about, in my closet. I almost lost the joy of adding them to my Winter Wonderland this year.
So glad they made it just in time for the celebration! : )

Remember this Pottery Barn inspiration? Well, I've been meaning to add larger silver bulbs to my apothecary jar for over a week. I finally did it.

Okay, a cute story: I went to put something away in Sara's room tonight and found that she's been keeping up with her countdown chain. It made me happy. I know...silly me. : )

Even though she's my big girl now, sometimes she's still my little Sara. Love you cutie!!!


My "little" Sara.

29 comments:

bonavita said...

I just happened by your site and I love it! Your Christmas decorations are beautiful. Thanks for all of the shopping tips. My daughter made a similar "branch" tree. I can't wait to show her yours.

Cindy said...

Your decorations look even better now and they were amazing before. That is such a beautiful picture of Sara on the stairs. I'm amazed that you found time to blog!

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

Your daughter is adorable...then and now!

I love those Christmas sales. Gonna try to hit a few in the next few days now that the gifts are all done!

Jen r. said...

Love the bird cage! And don't you just love Marshall's? I could got here and TJ max everyday!!! Everything looks beautiful! Love the tree in your earlier post!

Monica said...

Love all your new goodies :)

Especially those blue trees! Oh how yummy , man DO I MISS that store!!!
Your daughter is just beautiful :)

Have a wonderful Holiday!

vintagewindow said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your daughter is beautiful.

I'm loving the who-ville post. The red with the grinch green (the color I call it anyway) is fantastic. The colors really pop and look so festive.

Have a great Sunday.

Kris

Tami said...

Girl you are the queen of CHRISTmas decorating! I love the new aqua tree, and all the little items that you located in a hiden box all so cute! Most of all I love the fireplace!

May you and your lovely family have a very blessed CHRISTmas!

By the way I am having a 100th post giveaway!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Your decor is wonderful!! I love the Whimsy of it all ~ LOL.

Your "little" Sara is going to shoot you for posting that BEFORE picture out there in blogland for all to see!! I have girls too. . . I know how they roll :)

Merry CHRISTmas and may our Lord bless you and your family in the New Year,

Sher

Tamara Jansen said...

Your decorating is wonderful! Love the count down chain.....gotta remember that for next year :)

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

I love all your finds and I cannot wait for the deals after Christmas! Your Whooville tree is exactly the look I'm going for in our kitchen next year. :)

Darlene said...

I just LOVE seeing all your decorations.....you definitely have a special knack for making it look BEAUTIFUL! Awwww the fact that Sara is doing the countdown is so cute!!

Ms. Tee said...

I love your tree collection - the aqua ones are such a pretty addition! You have the sweetest decorations. :)

philben5 said...

O.K. so I have been collecting trees ever since seeing your mantle of trees and can't wait till next year to try the same idea on my mantle.. I am also thinking that I should really share one of my unique trees I found yesterday and if you e-mail me your address, I'll do just that! Blessings and Merry Christmas! Thanks for all of the wonderful inspiration!
Blessings
Roxanne

Roxanne

Susie Homemaker said...

You are one of the best "tweakers" I know...great inspiration!

Blessings,
Susie

Jenny S said...

I love your whoville stuff!! Too funny!!

Girly Stuff said...

I love all of it!

But especially the aqua trees!

Mimi Sue said...

I find bags I've forgotten about all the time. It's kind of sad in a fun way. You were lucky you found yours before the holiday. HAHA. Your little Sarah is so cute. Don't they grow up too fast? Have a lovely holiday week. Mimi

kathy said...

Love all the cute additions -- you are so talented in your vignettes - Blessings kathy - GA

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

I couldn't believe all the steals before Christmas. You have made the most of it....you home looks GORGEOUS! Do you think they will slash prices even more the day after or everything will still be 50% off. I have been avoiding some splurges just to see, but am afraid I may miss out and they'll be gone.

~ Jamie ~ said...

Wow! I thought your Christmas decorations couldn't get better but, look at you! Everything looks beautiful! I do love that mantle!

Erin said...

I love the branch tree with the words. You have such great decorations and you put them out so well! You daughter is so cute!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Your home is always so beautiful. I love the whimsy of it all. Your blog name is truly appropriate. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Mind Your Manors said...

Thanks for the tour! So pretty!

Rambling Girl said...

Oh I love it all! You really have the cutest decor! I really need to start adding to mine. Your daughter is a cutie back then and today! They grow up way to fast!

Wendy said...

So fun! thanks for sharing!

Rue said...

Hi M.L. :)

That picture of big Sara and little Sara about broke my heart.... they grow up way too fast. She's beautiful just like her mama and grandma :)

Merry Christmas!!
rue

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Your Christmas "tweaking" is so lovely!! I love your branch tree and all your decorations.Awesome bird cage with all the glitter:)
Merry Christmas.
Deb

Angie said...

Everything looks awesome and your Who-ville tree is to die for! Love all the whimsical ornaments on it!

Tardevil said...

Love those new trees you found. My Michael's didn't have the blue trees, so you are lucky! I also like your little green snow covered trees. Your mantel is pretty too. Big Lots had a pretty church this year that also lights up. Also like your Whoville tree. Isn't it fun buying ornaments? I have way to many, but can't seem to stop buying them. It must be a disease!