Monday, November 29, 2010

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas!


I know what you are thinking... Who doesn't?? But I would really like to leave my tree up all year. Although, I would be afraid people might confuse me with a hoarder (seriously, these people never take their trees down... and what's with all of the cats??).

I will admit, I did the ultimate no-no and put it up a few days before Thanksgiving. I couldn't help it. It was calling my name from the garage - and I had a few days off of work. I knew I could knock the majority of decorating out while Hubs was still working.

We are really lucky, The In-Laws gave us a 9ft Pre-Lit tree last year. I am so grateful - I HATE PUTTING LIGHTS ON A TREE. Even still, this year I could only get half of the tree lit. Hubs luckily was able to fix it once he got home... Thanks, Hubs!

I tried to get some pics of the tree, but encountered some problems. 1. I couldn't get the entire thing in one shot. 2. I can't get the colors right. HOW DO YOU GUYS TAKE SUCH BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS OF YOUR TREES?

Anyways, here she is!

It's done in primarily gold and green, with a little bit of red. It's pretty traditional. There are probably over 200 ornaments on it. But these are my favorites:

I love these green disco balls! We have them in two sizes. Great Home Goods Find!

And I just adore these gold and red tear drop ornaments. So pretty!

I also got started on my mantel today. The two Hurricane Vases aren't staying. I need something else... Just don't know yet. Got any suggestions?

With our new front doors, we definitely needed to have some wreaths for this year. I decided to make some. I think I might like them.

All of this decorating has definitely put me in the Christmas spirit. I need to get to shopping ASAP. I only have two people checked off of my list. EEEK!

Hope you guys are enjoying decorating too! I want to see your homes all gussied up. Feel free to send me pics or leave a link! Talk soon, friends!


Brandi Nell


Barbara Matson said...

Beautiful! Love your front doors! I need to get moving on mine! Was away for the weekend and am feeling behind! Plus my beautiful topiary tree dropped all its leaves during our cold snap, now I need to find something else to decorate my front door area!

Anonymous said...

I love your front doors! They are gorgeous. We set up our tree this weekend and I tried to take a picture but like you said, it's so hard to get a GOOD one! Love the pre-lit tree, those are the best!

theLENNOXX said...

Wow Brandi, your tree turned out so beautiful! Love the ornaments, and I love the gold swirls (in lack of a better word) sticking out of your tree. And the wreaths are so pretty, love that you made two identical ones. You are so talented!

I haven't even started decorating yet, but I can assure you I will unleash the decor monster in me very soon haha!!

xo Linda

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. I love all the candles.

Sarah Cook said...

Oh I love the green walls and the red front door! So festive :)

Kelly said...

Love your Christmas decor! Cute blog!

Kristen said...

I love the wreaths on your door, something about double doors is so elegant. I love all your bright and fun colors too! Stopping by from Layla's!

Jen said...

Everything is beautiful!!!
Love the wreaths on the double doors!!!

Savoir Affaire said...

I'm already excited! I cannot wait to put up my decorations!

Sharda said...

Your christmas decorations look awesome!I also love the green disco balls;)

Julie @ The Smitten Mintons said...

Love your decor! I think we have the same spray/curly things in our tree! As soon as I can clean the rest of the house, my pictures will be up :) But who knows how long that will take!