Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Decorating 2011

I've always wanted to do a 'Candyland' tree. Thanks to Target and Walmart I was able to do it pretty cheaply this year.

I got this "half-tree" at a local boutique a few years ago. It's so perfect on the landing where there's limited space.










I tried something a little different on the archway this year.
I think I like it. : )

Pretty at night, too!
New fab pillows at Target this year!!

Family room:


Two new glitter houses from TJ Maxx, this year.

Are you as in love with 'Prep and Landing' as we are over here? I picked up this DVD from Walmart this year. It's the original...not the new one from this year.
Just a little fun on the kitchen counter.

And my miniature 'Williraye' nativity. I'll always treasure it!!
I trust you're all having a good holiday season out there. I know I've been MIA.
Take care and enjoy the Season!! : )
M.L.

36 comments:

Christy said...

I have never seen a "half tree" before! LOVE IT!!

Melissa F said...

Oh my, is that tree cute??!! I love all of your decorations!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

WOW...I'm coming over to celebrate Christmas at your home! It's so pretty and festive!! So MANY pretties and eye "candy" to look at. The red truck is sweet :) Have one on my table too.
Sure enjoyed seeing your Christmas Decor 2011!
Warmest Christmas Blessings.
deb

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've never seen that movie but we love these type so I'll look for it! We watched Polar Express this week! That half tree is a great idea and something I could use! Love the cute decorations! Your whole house looks so pretty...all the things I love! ♥

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty! Thanks for sharing your Christmas decor.
I almost feel guilty for slacking this year - well almost. :D
Have a great weekend.

Brenda said...

Beautiful! Love it all! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Love, Brenda

Stef said...

SOOOOO festive. I love it! I want to come over and just soak it in.

mysteryhistorymom said...

I love everything, especially the "Candyland" tree! So lovely and festive!!:) Lori

Sandy said...

So cute...and all the fun different areas...:) Merry Christmas to you and yours and have a great New Year too! Sandy

Suzanne said...

Your home is magical, a real wonderland. I was just thinking how much your husband must love the way you decorate so beautifully for each season and holiday -- making your home together look beautiful. And for the kids. So much fun!!!

marie said...

The "candyland" is so sweet! A half-tree is an awesome idea for a tight space. I love the trees and reindeer display...and the archway looks perfect day or night!
My daughter snatched up one of those Target pillows...she got the Santa. The whole bunch of them are so cute.
"Prep and Landing" has been a hit at our house since the DVD came out...I caught my husband watching it the other day! On Thanksgiving Day I give my grandbabies their new Christmas PJs, a book and an ornament. This year the book was "Prep and Landing" and the ornament a whimsical elf.

ML - your home looks so wonderful, you have quite the touch for decorating! I hope you and your family have a joy-filled Christmas!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I always love how you decorate for the holidays. I had never seen nor heard of a half tree before. Great idea. And I love the candyland theme.

Sally said...

Your house looks beautiful! I LOVE your tree!! I'm your newest follower from the Funky Junk Interiors party. If you get a chance, I'd love you to stop by my blog & maybe follow along too!
Sally
loveofhomes.blogspot.com

Marlene said...

Just gorgeous, the most beautiful decorations I've ever seen. Love the little houses, so cute.
xxx
Marlene

Mimi Sue said...

Great idea for small spaces! A half tree, who knew? Love the colors and the twirly lollipops. Did you make the glitter cone trees? Everything is gorgeous! Mimi

Monika said...

Quietschbunt... und trotzdem.... ich mag es. Sehr schöne Dekorationen zu Weihnachten.

Liebe Adventsgrüße sendet

PuNo / Monika

Jacqueline said...

Reading this post MarysLou I feel like I've stepped into Candyland and it tastes so good. It's so fun, so creative and you my dear are my QUEEN OF SPARKLE...you would think you were an elf or some such thing!
Merry Christmas to you!
I think you are wonderful!

Jaimee said...

Your house looks like a magical Christmas land!! LOVE it! That half tree thing is brilliant, too, never heard of that before. Everything looks so great : )

Jen Lossing, The Consigner Designer said...

Your home looks so amazing. I just love your tree. I also like what you did with your arch way. I have this same arch in my home. I might try something like this next year. Thanks for the inspiration. Great job!

Karen said...

Your candy land tree is so pretty, love the mantle and the snowflakes hanging from the arch. It's all very festive and beautiful.

~~Carol~~ said...

I LOVE your Candyland tree, and all of your other decorations too! Merry Christmas!

beckaboots said...

Thats an awesome half-tree! I have never known of half trees! haha. Beautiful house! And don't worry about being MIA- real life is more important than blogging in my opinion :)

Bekah
If Work Permits

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

I love it all but that candyland tree is amazing.
I'd love it if you could link this up at my Christmas Inspiration party at http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com/2011/12/inspiration-friday_16.html

~ Laura said...

I adore the Candyland tree!!! The white tree and all the festive and candy colors are so sweet!! (pun intended!! lol!!!)

I love how you decorate throughout your home!! It is all so pretty and must feel so happy and bright!! :)

http://findingsecrettreasures.blogspot.com said...

How fun is that! I love your Tree and all the fun Christmas you have! I'm now a follower

Carol June-Ladybug said...

I absolutely adore all your decorations....just looking at them makes me feel sooo good! Beautiful!

Rinni's Playground said...

I'n in love with your candyland tree!! It's really appealing to my sweet tooth! I'll be keeping my eye out for a half tree. I must say, I'm jealous of all your awesome Christmas decor!

Rinni @ Rinni'sPlayground

GrandmaBev said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Hi! I enjoyed your decorating this morning! So pretty! ♥

Busy Bee Suz said...

Your home is just magical!!! That half tree is the most clever thing I have ever seen....and delicious too.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!
xoxo
Suz

Lorraine said...

Everything is so pretty!

Joy said...

Beautiful... I love your decorating.. I have never seen a half tree.. I will have to keep my eyes open for one. Have a fabulous Christmas.

Lori said...

Stunning trees and decorations. Found you on Pinterest! Happy Holidays to you and your family.Lori

pinkertonjamesl said...

I really love candyland tree! It look really awesome.All decoration really great.Merry christmas to you.

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Liz said...

How do you have the energy? Don't tell--our stockings were never hung, the tree only got decorated on the top half with breakable ornaments, and the other decorations are all in the box after E broke the first one I took out. Its like I'm Scrooge or something!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Your home is just absolutely gorgeous I love the mantel and the arches and the tree and oh did I say everything!!!!