Sunday, November 30, 2008

Deckin' the Halls of our House


We finished up our Christmas decorating on Saturday morning. Well, I actually finished the decorating on Friday night, but finished the cleaning up after it on Saturday morning. Let me first say, I think I am becoming my mother. I put up 4 trees this year. I usually just have one, maybe two, but this year... I put up every tree I had.

There is our main tree in the living room that is decorated with all of our sentimental ornaments. There are several from when hubby and I were growing up, as well as ones for B for part of his own collection. This tree was a hand me down from my mother in law that I first used last year. This might be the last year for it. It is so messy. A million needles fall of it as you are putting it together.

I have one of those primitive stick trees on the steps as you go upstairs. It is decorated with those bluish/ white snowflake LED lights. This was the tree I had when I lived in an apartment before Matt and I started dating.

I put our old tree downstairs for the Tot Spot kids, and we will work on making ornaments for this tree over the month. I also want to make the chenille stems garland featured in Parents magazine with the kids to hang on this tree. I think it looks so bright and festive! I don't have a skirt on this tree yet because I plan on moving the one from upstairs down to it. I am going to be making a heirloom skirt for upstairs that I will be blogging about later this week. Our fourth and smallest tree is outside on our porch. It is just one of those 4 foot trees with multi-colored lights. I thought the kids would like this as them come/ leave for daycare, as well as a nice little spot of holiday lights that you can see from the street.

Once I get going on the lights, I just love the look of them, especially in the evenings. I also added some strings above the counters in our kitchen.


11 comments:

  1. I love how you've decorated! Great job!

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  2. Very nice...I love the lights above your cabinets!

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  3. What fun! We haven't branched out to multiple trees yet... nice idea though!

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  4. Lovely trees... We also put our sentimental ornaments on our main tree. I have those alpine trees in our dining room. You've done a great job here.

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  5. Thanks for coming, and showing us your great decor :-)

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  6. How fun! I love your main Christmas tree, but your other ones too. I would love to have one in EVERY ROOM!

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  7. I want more trees! I one big one and a tiny one for the miniature ornaments. I am trying talk my husband into putting one upstairs for the kids play area, but I don't think he is going to go for it.

    I love the lights above the cabinets! great idea.

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  8. You are my vote for THE tree lady! Thanks for sharing. Here's mine.
    http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/2008/12/christmas-tradition-decorating-tree.html

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  9. Great post - love all the trees!

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  10. Thanks for sharing your trees. I admire anyone who can get more than one put up each year! Merry Christmas!

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  11. That garland is going to look great!

    I've got some extra lights and I'm eyeballing my kitchen right now...

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