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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