Decking the Halls

I have been busy decking the halls, but no boughs of holly . . . yet.

I thought that this year I would scale back on the number of trees

that I would decorate for Christmas. However, so far, I have done three

and possibly one more if time allows.

I thought that I would show you some snippets of what I have been doing.

First a peek at the dining room tree.

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How I Decorate My Christmas Tree With Ribbon And Another Tip

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. . .

and that means lots of planning and decorating to make it wonderful

for our family and friends.

I have started working on a few trees and I thought that maybe you would like to know,

how I decorate my Christmas Tree with ribbon and another tip. . . 

a ribbon garland tutorial.

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How To Easily and Inexpensively Flock A Christmas Tree

For many years, I have had a Christmas tree in my dining room.

It is usually a small slim tree that can be easily placed in a corner.

This year I wanted to do something different, without breaking the bank.

A bit of a different look. I then had an epiphany!

I remembered something that I have used in the past

to embellish my plain miniature Christmas trees.

So today I shall show you how to easily and inexpensively flock a Christmas tree.

But first, let me show you last year’s dining room christmas tree.

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Christmas Home Tour 2016 – Part 1

Happy Holidays!

Today I bring you my Christmas Home Tour 2016 – Part 1.

I am joining the wonderful 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour of 25 homes,

hosted by Jenny of Evolution of Style and Amy and Christy of 11 Magnolia Lane.

A big thank you to these amazingly talented ladies … and speaking of thank you’s ….

this tour is sponsored by the wonderful folks at Lynch Creek Farm.

And if you are coming by from Heidi’s at Home by Heidi …. welcome.

Welcome to my home all decked out for Christmas!

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The Great Room Christmas Tree

It takes me 2 full days to decorate the Great Room Christmas tree.

So many ornaments that I treasure to place on the tree.

The tree is a 9 foot Silverado Slim that I purchased

from Balsam Hill a couple of years ago. It replaced my 12 foot tree,

that truly got so cumbersome to decorate.

Always up and down a very tall ladder, so this 9 foot tree is easier to manage

not to mention taking up much less space.

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Rainy Day Christmas Decorating

Rainy day Christmas decorating was what I did yesterday.

Yes, it rained all day long!

However, that was OK, as I am still busy decorating the house

getting ready for a Christmas Home tour on Sunday.

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Deck the Halls in the Sunroom

When the Holiday season nears, I look forward to planning on how I want to

Deck the Halls in the Sunroom.

It is a room that I feel I can have fun with whatever theme I chose

for the Christmas season.

I decided to dress the dining room in my favorite Christmas traditions.

With that decision, I decided to do the same in the sunroom.

Filling it with happy memories of the past and present.

Actually it all started with a tree, as in the dining room. A beautiful tree.

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The Year’s Past Christmas Tour

When I begin to decorate my home for Christmas,

I look back on the year’s past Christmas tour to see how I can use my current Christmas

decor in a different way that I had in the past.

While referencing last year’s Christmas tour, I thought that I would present it again

to you and for those who are new to my blog, a chance to see what I did last year.

Decorations once used in the kitchen has landed in my great room this year.

I am dancing to the Christmas Shuffle.

Welcome to my 2015 Christmas Home Tour.

Welcome to my home!

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The Twelve Days of Christmas Tree and Chalkboard Ribbon

Have you seen the new chalkboard ribbon?

The ribbon that you use a piece of chalk or chalk pen to write on?

I have used it this year for wrapping packages

and placing my messages to the recipient on the ribbon.

It has taken the place of using tags on those packages.

However, my friend Sherri chose to use it in a different way.

In her tree of The Twelve Days of Christmas.

The tone is set as soon as you enter her home.

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My Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to my home!

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