Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Time is Coming...

I have spent the last few weeks decking the halls, geesh seems as though I could go on and on, thought I would share just a few with you. My husband thinks I have gone mad by the time the middle of December rolls around, but that is just the way it goes at my house. I love going through all the old and new decorations every year and remembering where they have all come from. It certainly is a special time of year. I have this huge walk in closest filled to the brim with everything Christmas and I couldn't possibly put it all out, so I change it up every year and rotate the boxes so the following year it is all new to us again. My daughter so wants to come over and go through the decorations and start taking some home with her but I just haven't been able to bring myself to that point yet. One of these days we may get there, but not ready yet.
Here is my one staple that is a must every year, my old~fashioned red and green tree.







Some of the pretty ornaments I have received in our art exchanges in Christmas past! They are so beautiful and so much fun to pull out every year and look at.










I purchased a black tree two years ago and I love it. I couldn't get a good picture of it no matter how hard I try. Been trying for two years and will have to keep trying. LOL...I took a few close-ups of it to make myself feel better.












Even the bears are waiting on Santa.


26 comments:

Denise said...

You have a ton of really cute things! I love the way you display your art exchange ornaments. Very clever. What is it about trying to photograph a tree? Like you, I can never seem to get a good picture.

Just Breathe said...

Excellent, everything looks so beautiful. A woman after my own heart. It's funny that you mention your daughter because mine has given me back all the ornaments I have bought her over the years. She does a mini tree and that is it! I guess our Christmases have just been to overwhelming over the years and my kids don't want to follow in my fashion! It's kind of sad. Maybe someday I will have a grandchild who will want it all.

Jan said...

Beautiful photos....your home is truly a warm and welcoming place. And I love the black tree!
Happy Holidays my friend. May you make some new memories and have a blessed 2010.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I've never seen a black tree! - I love the idea of it! Yours is remarkably festive. I'm sure if I had a black tree, I'd deck it out in hot pink and lime green!

Jodie LeJeune said...

Oh Debby!
I soooo need that black tree! I'd love to decorate for the football season and I would need a black tree for the Saints! Could you imagine how pretty it would be with gold and white fleur de lis? Where did you get yours?
Oh and by the way, while I'm being so greedy, I want Max too! He's toooo cute tucked in that basket!!! Am I asking for too much? Okay then...I really love your ornaments too but I won't fight your daughter over them ;)
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Terri said...

Debbie, your decorations are delightful! Gorgeous trees and those craft ornaments are so lovely to look at!

Judi said...

WoW a black tree! Never saw one or even heard of one, very unique. I understand too how hard it is to part with all these wonderful Christmas treasures from our past! It all looks wonderful. Merry Christmas ~ Judi

Lynn said...

Love your decorated trees. Is Max a Maltese? I have one of those! Love your music!

Sares said...

Your tree is gorgeous! I love all the ornaments from exchanges too. I think you have done a lot of exchanges! Your black tree is stunning. I like how everything pops.
It would be fun to decorate for Halloween too. Have you ever done that? Thanks for sharing your pictures, it was fun!

Janny said...

What a great post, love your trees and decorations! And that cute little Max;o)Happy holidays for you and your family to!

Marlynn said...

OH, girlfriend, you are putting me and my bah humbug to shame. Because of your post at my Honeysuckles I may pull out the decorations from under the stairs on Friday - the day I'm off..... OH, girlfriend..... LOVE your black Christmas tree! Merry merry Christmas.

Postcardy said...

I started with your cute decorations, read about your new dog, and followed you link to LVS online classes. Now I'm thinking about taking a class there.

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

OMG you decorations are beautiful and a black Christmas tree! And you little Max is darling! Thanks for visiting my Shabby Cottage please stop back again. Merry Chrismas, Esther

Zuzu said...

Hi Debbie,
Great collection! I just joined as a "Follower"! Fate - your first "Few of My Favorite Things" is artchixstudio, which is a fav of mine!
Have a Happy VCM - so glad to "meet" you!
Zuzu

Chari said...

Hi Debby...

I just read the sweet note that you left on my Woodlands Christmas dining room and wanted to come by to thank you for stopping in for a visit! I just loved reading your sweet note...thank you, my friend!!!

Ohhh...I'm so happy that I came by your place...what pretties you have! I just adore your Old Fashioned Christmas tree...it's fabulous!!! I've never seen a Santa tree topper like that...how adorable! My friend, I enlarged your photos so I could just "drink in" all of those beautiful Christmas ornaments! Love how you used the red and green plaid ribbon and pretty red and green bead garland too!!!

Now...I must admit that this is the first year that I have seen the black trees...hmmm, don't know where I have been! Hehe! But your black tree with all those gorgeous gold and bronze ornaments is magnificent!!! What an elegant tree...I just love it!!!

Thank you so much for sharing all of your Christmas pretties...your home is beautiful, my friend! Oh yes...and by the way, I love your teddy bear sled...that is just precious!!!

Warmest wishes and Christmas blessings to you and your family, Debby!

Chari @Happy To Design

PS..just wanted to let you know that I'm adding your delightful blog to my list of blogs to follow! I'm looking forward to your upcoming posts! So very nice to meet you, Debby!!!

Frippery said...

Gorgeous!

catworx said...

Beautiful decorations, Debby, I love the Santa on top of the tree, he is so festive!!!
You certainly do go all out & your home really looks grand!!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

It's beautiful over here!

Rella said...

Just gorgeous, my friend...and Max!! how cute is he?? Your home is just a faerieland of winter wonder...so wish I was down the street and able to knock on your door this very day.
xox Rella

Marlynn said...

Here I am reporting back to you. YES, I pulled out all of the decorations and got the whole little condo decorated -- all because of you, Debby. YOU! I hope you are happy with yourself.. I even managed to staple my thigh with my super duper staple gun. Nope, I won't blame you for that one! LOL. A verrry very Merrry Christmas to you and your family, hugs,

Jodie LeJeune said...

Hi Debby I'm back!
It's Christmas Eve and I just wanted to wish you the best of the holiday season and thank you for blessing my blog in 2009!!!!
I hope that 2010 brings you lots of blessings because you are sure one of mine~
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Jodie LeJeune said...

Hey Debby!
It's Christmas Eve and I wanted to sneak in and let you know that I was thinking of you and wishing you the merriest of holidays!!!!
Sending you many blessings for 2010 and thanking you for blessing me with your inspiration in 2009 :)
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~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Popping in to wish you a very Merry Christmas
Brightest of Blessings in 2010~~~
oxo

Marleen said...

I wish you a happy, healthy and creative New Year Debby and hope you had a great Christmas!!

With Love,
Marleen

Laura Haviland said...

Debby just love all your beautiful pictures. Fabulous !!!
Your so creative,such a gift.
Happy New Year and all the best to you.
Hugs,Laura. xoxx

peggy gatto said...

Just found this wonderful and beautiful post!!!!
You have similar tastes to mine!
If you have time please come by my blog and on the sidebar I have a gadget that shows our christmas decor!
thanks!