Decking the Halls

Decking the halls with boughs of holly .

Well, maybe just some little boughs in a vintage ironstone creamer for now.

The boughs clipped by my hubby from our holly trees,

to enhance a vignette with the traditional red and green.

Vintage Ironstone Christmas Vignette - Housepitality Designs

Not to mention the traditional holly for the season.

Today I bring you snipits of what I have been working on . . . decking the halls.

Enjoying my new Luminara candle.

Vintage Ironstone Christmas vignette - Housepitality Designs

Lots of red and black check this year.

Christmas Lantern - Housepitality Designs

Embellishing a lantern.

Or on a tree.

Christmas Tree in Galvanized Bucket - Housepitality Designs

My fav tree so far!

And having fun taking out the felted wool Santas that I made years ago.

Definitely one of my favorite craft projects.

I loved making it so much that I made three of them that year . . .

no wait, make that 4 . . . I made a 4th to give away as a gift.

Felted Wool Santas - Housepitality Designs

Lots of decking the halls going on around here.

But I can honestly say, that not one room (with the exception of the master bedroom)

is completely done. Snipits here and there.

Planning where I will place things this year. . . carrying things about the house.

Christmas Greens - Housepitality Designs

And planning the various color schemes.

So stay tuned to see where things have landed . . . and trees decorated . . .

and vignettes, mantelscapes, and tablescapes created.

Fa-la-la-la-la is definitely happening here!

Have a great day filled with sparkle, hopefully from more than glitter, and fun!

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  1. How fun! Looks like you’ve got a lot done already. Love the ribbon. I haven’t started yet- going at it after turkey day. Have a great Thanksgiving!

  2. You made those Santas? How cute!

  3. I love the peeks of Christmas at your house. Can’t wait to see more!

  4. so pretty!! I’ve just begun sorting through everything. Little by little… Happy Monday Shirley!!

  5. Nan, Odessa, DE says

    Please share a DYI with the felted Santas. We will need details. I have NO experience with this craft!!!! Everything is lovely.

  6. Love the holly in the white creamer. Your felted Santa is adorable!

  7. Love those cute Santa’s! You should craft more!
    Looking good!

  8. The holly and stoneware looks gorgeous, and I love the wool Santa’s! THE MOOSE!!! My mother has one of those that’s similar to yours, but her Santa is riding a cow! LOL! It’s a dorable too!

  9. Donna Marie B.G. says

    Love the Santas, Shirley! Cannot wait to see the rest of your beautiful home all decked out.

  10. Hi Shirley, everything is looking so fabulous. Love the Santas. Your home is so warm and inviting. I’m decorating too and going in the same direction with black and white, pops of red with holly and berries. It’s all just about complete for the blog hop from Texas.
    Happy Thanksgiving! xo

  11. You have such unique things you use and I love it!

  12. I have always LOVED your felted Santas!! I would love to know how to make one!!! Or 4:):) Can’t wait to see all you do as it is always gorgeous. I am ALMOST done, no tree up yet and a few rooms not completed but lots of Fa La Laing here too:):) Have a beautiful day. I am going to Lancaster with my son who is up from Fl. We may freeze but it will be fun!!!

  13. Sounds like you are getting started on some pretty Christmas decorations. I am almost finished, tweaking the Christmas Village. Hope to have that finished today after I come back from Dr. Have 4 trees decorated, now just a few vignettes to make.
    Love your red and black checked ribbon. Everything is looking good Shirley and can hardly wait to see your home in all it’s Christmas splendor.

    Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving.

  14. The holly sprigs look so festive and beautiful in the ironstone! And you made those Santas?? Cool! Have a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving, Shirley. Grateful for our friendship. Cheers, L

  15. Love the folk art feel and happy to see it back! You have such a talent for combining natural elements with what you have. I never thought of embellishing lanterns, but if lit I would make them such that the decorations can be removed or fireproof.
    Great ideas throughout.

  16. Great ideas!!

  17. Shirley, you have certainly created anticipation of what is to come with your lovely snippets! I am such a fan of using handcrafted decor from the past and your felt Santas – how perfect! Will be waiting for the completion!

  18. I love the felt Santa’s you made! Can’t wait to see more of your holiday decorating, the red and black buffalo check is so pretty!

  19. Can’t wait to see all your pretties! Those santas are cute! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Shirley!

  20. If theres anyone whos got the falala on…its you. Loving the black and red check similar to what i am tryng to pull off in the family room.

  21. Love those Santas you made! Really cute! 😉

  22. Hi Shirley, lucky you to have your own Holly trees to clip from. Lovely decorations and happy holidays!

  23. I love the snippets of Christmas, Shirley! You have been a busy girl. You have such a pretty home; I always love seeing how you decorate it at Christmas. I can’t wait to see more. Sending many wonderful Thanksgiving blessing your way! I’m staying with Dad and my tablet won’t let me comment- so sorry.

  24. You are one very very talented lady, Shirley! I love your “snipits” you are sharing! The greens with the blue and white make me giddy! Oh, so beautiful.
    Happy Thanksgiving my dear friend! xo

  25. Enjoy decking the halls Shirley! Looking forward to seeing your home decorated for the holidays 🙂

  26. Doing a great job at decorating and specially love the Santa’s…

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