Saturday, December 10, 2011

It looks like Christmas around here!

Can't believe it's that time of the year already!
Christmas for me  has always been so exciting and joyous!
I love listening to the music, seeing all the lights up around the neighborhood.
I love any excuse to eat drink and be merry
Unfortunately I sometimes get into the mode of being completely stressed out, wanting things to be perfect; never feeling like there is time to do all the baking  the decor and the entertaining that I want to do.
I do LOVE decorating the tree & I have an obsession 
with ornaments & decor
Almost every piece of decor that goes out has a story
I love telling the girls about the history of the person that gave me a Christmas trinket or the story of how it came to be in our collection of Christmas Favorites!
Here are some of the treasures we have collected 
over the years and the stories that go with them

This is a 2 Tiered Tray 
that I picked up at Suzanna's Antiques Store
I love that it is crazy green & not traditionally Christmas 
The ornaments are a hodge podge of vintage, pinks & silvers with some silver disco balls thrown it

Glitter santa hats

These were such a steal from Walmart last season (2010)
I don't think I paid more than a dollar for the hats ( all 4)
The "WISH" Plaque too

Precious moments Nativity

 since we have been married I have collected pieces to the 
Precious Moments Nativity
The first year we were married we were given Mary, Joseph & Baby Jesus.
over the years Ebay & Craigslist have helped my collection grow

Ballard Designs Stockings

These are from Ballard Designs (i think it was 2009?)
I want my house to be decorated in everything from their catalogue
I drool over each page
I love these stockings
They make me so happy!

My friend Debbie designed this plate & surprised me by sending me one
I love it so much
Contact Debbie at Debbies Doodads

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