Twas the day before Christmas…

I think I am the only one still posting Christmas decor….

…..I spent the day yesterday with my granddaughter and her friends…

……….She hosted a “tour” of my home for her friends.

So today, I will present some more “tidbits” throughout the house…

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The other guest bathroom…

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The master bathroom…

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The Powder room…

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More trees….

…..the 2nd Guest room…

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The Laundry Room…

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Just recently painted the room…in SW Silvermist..

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More pillows…

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The Master Bedroom tree….

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I wrapped it with a flocked garland…

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The bonus room Baseball tree…

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The “snowmen” sliding into home plate…

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I have a tree for my granddaughter every year…

…..it is usually themed after her “Halloween costume”…

This year she was Princess Pikachu…she loves Pokemon!

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The vintage wagon has a “moving” skating pond at the base of the tree…

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Yesterday was a great day had by all…I love to see the smiling faces of children…

…..especially when they peer into the “goodie bags”….

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May you all have a joyous Christmas Eve!!

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My Living Room Tree…finally!

Finally…”better late than never”…the living room is finally all decked out for Christmas…

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It takes a lot of going up and down a 10 foot ladder to deck a 12 foot tree…

…..I am getting too old for this…need a smaller tree!

However, it looks so “majestic” with the height of the ceiling.

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I overlaid the green ribbon with a gold glittered ribbon…

…..for a little more bling!

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Rather than line the foyer with poinsettias as I did last year..I chose a more natural look…

……I can hear my friend Linda applauding me now…

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Rather than embellishing the garland with ribbon, etc..

…..I chose to leave it natural..adding a few birds here and there.

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The tree is filled with many sentimental ornaments…

…..like this “vignette” for my son…he played soccer…still does!

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Another “vignette” of “Florida” ornaments given to me by friends…

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The train “stained glass” ornament was my very first Hallmark ornament purchase!

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I love Christopher Radko ornaments…especially the “911” tribute collection…

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And then there are always the “travel momentos”…

…..bought this one on one of our “Christmastime” trips to NYC.

My friend Linda and I were browsing in the gift shop before the show…We spotted this beauty…but there was only one!…The clerk said that there were more across the street from the show…the show was starting soon…but we ran out of the Music Hall..crossed barricades and darted into traffic..to get another ornament!..What we do for a great ornament…We made the show just in time!…:)

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Tavern on the Green…so enjoyed our lunch there…so sad it is gone!

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I recently received this beauty from a friend…

…..she knows how much I want to go to France…She has been there many times…

So if I concentrate on this enough…I may someday go…hope so K & K!!

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I love my set of carolers that I place around the tree..

…..this is the other side of the tree…

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And now I am going to share some more “vignettes” around the room…

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I embellished my existing decor..something that I am going to do more of next year..

…..more natural….less is more.

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The top of the secretary..I made the swag/garland..

…..and the print is a gift from my friend Sherry…the artist is from N.C.!

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Hard to get a good pic of it due to the reflection…

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Glad you are hanging in with me with all these pics…have lots to share..

…..before Christmas!

Down the stairwell are two vignettes of Byers Carolers…

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Many of these have been generous gifts from family and friends…

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My Salvation Army Collection…below the Thomas Kincaid limited edition he painted after 911.

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Here is my antique Salvation Army Hat…

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A few more tidbits around the room…

My fruit collection..

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A poinsettia in my Red Wing crock on the hearth…

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And I leave you with one of my favorite Radko Ornaments….

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See you later with my large upside down tree in the sunroom…

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Holiday Guest Room

Over the holidays we usually have many guests…

…..so it is appropriate that I also decorate that room in the spirit of the season.

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I try to have a tree in every room in my house…including the guests rooms..

…..this tree is a gold metal tree decorated in the color scheme of the room.

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I added a twig garland to the trunk of the tree…

…..and antique fishing floats to the base.

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All of the ornaments and the tree were purchased after Christmas…love those sales!!

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I love these porcelain “flower petal ornaments”..and the “new vintage” blue ornaments…

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and there is always a bird or two in my trees…

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And across the bed is the dresser…our very first dresser…just waiting to be painted..

…..one day….

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Now….in case you are wondering how I attach these ornaments to the tree…

…..I will tell you my secret…I cut the wire portion of a wired ribbon…

……….they are like mini pipe cleaners!

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There are no birds in the tree, but placed one at the base!

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Bliss….a perfect, beautiful word…

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You will see Byers Carolers throughout the house…

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I placed my cotton grapevine wreath over the iron gate…

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A cotton arrangement made by Kristen sits on top of a wicker stand below the gate…

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A collection of ceramic angels adorn the other nightstand…

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A bit of my things on top of the lingerie chest…a rhinestone adorned clock I purchased many years ago…

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And now we move into the guest bathroom….

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Some quirky ceramic trees on the vanity…

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They all lean in a different direction….

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And what’s a tree without a bird?!!

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Here we are in the “loo”…

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Another wreath that I made….

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So I hope you enjoyed “the tour” of my guest bedroom and bath…

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Tonight our Linky Party of “Better Late Than Never” Christmas Inspirations…

It starts at 8 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, December 11th…

Hope to see you there!!!

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