Here, Ginger is showing you our tree. Move out of the way Ginger, and let the people see! (wow- I just noticed my star is crooked on top of the tree! ~sigh~)
It's kind of blurry - I seem to have the shakes today!This is a close up of our mantle.
When we moved from Washington, we got rid of so many of our Christmas decorations. I have had to put things together on a very limited budget - It is amazing what you can do with a little imagination! When I was putting the berry trees up on the candlestick holders, I accidently knocked one over. You would never know it - but it is in two pieces now. It made me sick - I love those trees. I got them at an after Christmas sale otherwise I wouldn't have been able to afford them. After I take them down I will have to do some repair work - I am such a klutz!
I finally have stair railings to decorate - yet, as I said before I am on a very limited budget. I had to use things that I had in my craft room. I tore apart a poinsettia plant and scattered them throughout my house. As you can see, I used them in my tree, on my mantle, and on my railing. I just added touches of gold throughout to balance it all out. When I started out, I wasn't sure if I would be able to decorate everything because my house is so big and my budget so small. I am happy with it for this year. There are more things that I want to do, but it will have to wait until next year after I am able to hit the after Christmas sales.
This is by far one of my favorite treasures. (Shaky picture again!) I used a candlestick holder to put the angel up high. She is looking down on the beloved Christ Child. Yes, that is my hubby's favorite treasure up above the Nativity!Edited to add: It's his 52" monstrosity of a television.
I was so excited to find this wooden container at Hobby Lobby. I sure do love that store! I got it 50% off - a bargain at $7.00. I added cinnamon scented pinecones and some candles that I already had. Instant centerpiece!Here is a simple arrangement that I put together for my kitchen table. I bought the cute little glass piece for $2.00 at Goodwill. I added some small balls to add in my favorite blue color and a candle that I already had. The cute vintage tablecloth has been in my family forever. My mom got it from my grandmother. I have always used it under my tree, but I decided to put it on the table this year. It has been used and abused over the years and has some rust stains, but I still treasure it anyway.
Well my friends, I am starting to fade. Time to eat some chicken soup and call it a night. I will finish up my tour for you tomorrow when I hopefully feel better -and can take a better picture :) Please stop by all of this week to see the rest of my home! If you are linking here from the other holiday parties - be sure to click here to get back to my home page.
Blessings to all and to all a Good Night!