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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry & Bright: My Christmas Decor 2009

******* WARNING: Picture-filled post!!! ******
(but aren't those the best kind?!)

So I am finally getting around to sharing my Christmas decorations. They really didn't change much from last year. Still keeping it simple and only putting out a tiny fraction of the decor I have, and only putting up one tree. But I love it! It is all merry & bright!!!

For the most part, I will let the pictures speak for themselves. Enjoy!




I made the bottle cap collage a few years ago. The red frame was made by my nephew as a gift to me, so each year I put his picture with Santa in it!

I made this mirror a few years ago in a class with Tim Holtz! I love how it is reflecting the tree across the room!


Jonathan also made me that green frame. It is covered in snowflakes and dolphins. Snowflakes because it was a Christmas gift and dolphins because I love dolphins! In it is a picture of Jonathan with his dog Kya, a sweet Golden Retriever!

They don't. They really, really don't........


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The following several pictures are close-ups of favorite ornaments on our tree......



This ornament is one of the very first Hallmark ornaments I ever purchased, sometime around 1989 - 1990!

And snow it did last night!!!


Yep...been there, done that!



These are just two of MANY Patriots and Red Sox ornaments on our tree!



From our very first Christmas together in 1997!


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Here are a few close-ups of the mantel...


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So there you have it! This is how I have decked my halls this year!!!

Now I have got to get back to baking Christmas cookies and wrapping gifts! But there will still be more posts to come...maybe later today...

14 comments:

Loagan Ranch said...

magical girl magical!

The Toll House Cookie said...

Beautiful!!! Everything looks so "golden"...which is elegant. Enjoy the beauty of your home!!!

marnie said...

As always, your home looks so warm and inviting Kristen.
You can never have too many Pat's or Red Sox ornies. ;)
Hugs,
marn

Nicolasa said...

Everything look so beautiful! Ditto Marnie, you can never have too many Pats or Red Sox ornaments!

Kmama said...

Stopping by from SITS. What a beautiful job you do decorationg your house. I'm jealous.

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Amy said...

Everything is absolutely LOVELY!
Merry Christmas!

Lisa said...

I love the mirror! Looks like a fun project :-) Merry Christmas my fellow SITSta!

Terri and Bob said...

I am totally crazy in love with all the decorations. The photo of the LR with the mantle and the tree... that is christmas card worthy, girl!

LOVE it! And, most definitely worth waiting for!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

You did a great job! Love it!

Mardell said...

Beautiful as EVER!!! Lovin' it girl. So tranquil & peaceful. Aaahhh...it doesn't get much better than that. I love the "dashing thru the dough" ornie. How fun is that?

Aunt of 14 said...

You have some of the best ornaments I've ever seen!

Tammy said...

Oh, it is PERFECT, perfect, I tell you!!

Except that I think Jonathon really meant that green frame to be for me......

New England Girl said...

Your house looks SO perfect. Everything is so cozy and welcoming. I would love my home to look like this someday... or can I just hire you as my personal decorator? :) Love it, girl!! You really know how to make a house a home.

carma said...

your place is so incredibly festive!! Love what you did w/decorating the mirror