Thursday, December 13, 2007

Late to the Party as Usual

I don't know what my problem is lately. I can't seem to get my act together. Yesterday, instead of posting about my Holiday Home, I went to the movies. My house was too dark, couldn't get the pictures right. I felt like I didn't have much to show. I do have a ton of cute Christmas ornaments, but didn't realize until I got everything out of the boxes, that I don't have many Christmas decorations. So without further ado, here are some shots of my Holiday Home.

Here's the tree. Kind of a dark picture, but you can see it much better if you click on it. I probably put too many ornaments, but really I have a ton more that didn't make the cut.
















An idea I stole from Joy. Sweet white crinoline for a tree skirt.












I got this vintage style tin wall hanging a couple years ago. Just love this Santa.

















Another Santa with a fun curly beard hanging out on top of a newer little cabinet I bought on etsy recently.

















This is probably my favorite Christmas item. This folk art Santa was made by a local gal and I bought it several years ago at a local shop I used to work at. I love it! The detail is so sweet. The deer I got at a bazaar a year later and I thought the two would make a great pair. Don't you think so too? So much cuter in person.










Another little spot in my living room. The blocks are suppose to say "Merry Christmas" but my son thought it would fun to mix them up. The nut doesn't fall far from the tree, does it?

















Some more Santas hanging out. I love the weird one in the front left. It is actually a rough piece of wood someone painted on.



















On top of my birdcage. Some pottery, a tree, bottle with more buttons and mini tree and a repro girl chocolate mold I got recently.














Some cute ornaments. The glitter star purchased recently at Target.














We are so lucky to have a really neat Christmas store right in our community. It's called "Sleighbells." I made a quick trip there yesterday with my daughter to buy some much needed cedar garland for my mantel and a wreath for my front door. My mantel looks so much better now. Will try to get a picture for another post.

Today I am finally going to get my act together a do a little housecleaning. I really need to. I have been playing far too much lately. I did spend one day this week working at the High School, but for the most part, I have been goofing off.

Joy just emailed me last night to see if I would be interested in getting together to do lunch and some Christmas shopping tomorrow. Isabel is going to come too. So see, this is why I need to get some work done today.

If you haven't already, make sure to leave a comment on this post. I will be drawing a winner for a Christmas banner ornament (see last post) and a tin full of crafty goodies. I keep finding things to put in so it will be jam packed with fun stuff.

If you would like to take a look at the other homes in Karla's Holiday Home Party click here.

10 comments:

Sweet Remembrance said...

Lisa...I like what I see!
I love all the Santa's...
The crinoline is a great idea for a tree skirt, I thought about it too but didd't do it! Now I wish I would have...it looks perfect!
Hope I win your banner...
Happy Holidays,
Priscilla

julia said...

Hi Lisa, love the tree skirt! What movie did see? I havent gone to the movies in a while.
have a good evening
julia

Michelle said...

I love your decorations. That is so funny that your son changed your blocks around to spell something else..my husband does that with my scrabble holiday messages - Ho Ho Ho became Oh Oh Oh! Have a great weekend! Michelle

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Hi Lisa, think i love your little santa collection the best. The weirder they look the better I say! At least yours dont have leary faces like my ones lol!
ALicia ~ time worn style

Sheila said...

Lisa, it looks VERY nice! Darling skirt idea from Joy too! That girl! Don't ya love her?

Sheila
http://halohill.blogspot.com/

The Rose Room said...

That is all so lovely. Merry Christmas and Blessings - Rachael:)
p.s. I love roses too.

Miss Sandy said...

Thank you for opening your home. I am so going to steal that crinoline idea! We a vintage clothing store here in town that has several to choose from. Your decor is so sweet. Merry Christmas,Miss Sady

Esther Sunday said...

I wasn't able to join in the fun either, what with work and all! But, glad you posted your goodies - I also love the crinoline for a skirt! Love, Esther

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Are you kidding me?!??? You have adorable Christmas adornments! So cute how you have each one in a special spot. And Lisa, if you EVER sell that ittie bitty green chest of drawers in your photo, let me know! I do believe it would be rather perfect in my little house. :) wink wink! Your collections are wonderful!

Love ya,
Becky

PS: My boys would have done the same thing with the blocks. Once in awhile, I would find objects in rather, well, lets just say "precarious" positions. Nuts! I say they are NUTS!!

Carrie said...

The crinoline tree skirt is quite effective. I enjoyed seeing your various ornaments and Santa figures. Thanks for sharing. Come by for a holiday visit to Oak Rise Cottage if you can.
Carrie