Monday, November 29, 2010

It's The Most Wonderful Time of The Year!!

Just a quick peek at some of my Christmas decorations my hubby put up over the weekend. He has such a knack for displaying things that I just let him have at it and then tweak things as needed when he goes to work. He is a huge help though and aside from our big tree, which we haven't gone and picked out yet, we have the whole house decorated. I have trees in most rooms but here is a few pics of what we have been up to. One of my kids, a teen of course, said it looks like Christmas threw up in our house. Funny but they said they wouldn't have it any other way.



My theme in the kitchen is gingerbread and candy and I did the cutest candy tree which I will post a picture of later. 





 I thought it would be fun to do a hot drink basket for the kids. They always have friends over and are making snacks and this is such a festive little thing for them. We had 5 extra kids spend the night on Saturday night. We always have a house full.






The Santa head is one my mom bought in the 60s. I don't have much of her Christmas stuff but I do treasure this guy. Other than things I have had forever, I buy most of my new things at my favorite little shop's after Christmas sale. I am the first one in line and fill my basket with lots of 50% items I have had mt eye on. I'm joining Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphasis Monday and The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays. Also linking with Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday and Rednesday with Sue Loves Cherries
and Happy To Design.

13 comments:

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

My kitchen is gingerbread at Christmas too! I even rename my house to Candy Cane Cottage because we decorate the outside with candy canes. I haven't done any Christmas yet because we just got back from our Thanksgiving trip.

I like your creams and browns too! I can't wait to see more!

Sandy said...

I just love how country your kitchen is! I love gingerbread men too!!!!

craftyles said...

So cute. I love the drink basket, that's a really great idea. I need to do something like that. :pve your kitchen too!

LV said...

I love seeing your home and all your decorations. I used to do that, but time has a way of changing things.

Aledia said...

Everything is so pretty! Love the drink basket, I do the same at my house. Have a blessed night!

Carol/Firecrackerkid said...

Charming primitives and folk art you have there. Sounds like you're all set for the after Christmas markdowns:)

Paula said...

I love your Santa head. If I saw one like it in an antique shop, I'd buy it for sure. Your decorations look very nice!

Ann said...

Your kitchen is fabulous. I love the vintage Santa---very cute-Am excited to see all of your trees.
ann

~~Carol~~ said...

I love how you're decking those halls, and making it all cozy and merry! That drink basket is such a great idea. I miss having kids spending the night here, but our daughter is 21 now and away at college. Pretty quiet here nowadays!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Your decorations are so darling! I love your spool gingerbread man and your tea set!

Happy Rednesday,
Sally

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I have the same theme in my Kitchen too!! Loved seeing yours!!
So very cute!!

Hugs,
Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Elaine...

Well my friend...your Christmas last year looked sooo pretty! How awesome that your husband loves to do some of the Christmas decorating! Too cool! Everything looked so beautiful but I especially loved your kitchen Christmas vignette with the gingerbread boy and the "HOLLY" boxes! Love, love, LOVE the HOLLY decorative boxes!

Thank you so much for sharing this sweet Christmas post with us for the Sunday Favorites party, dear lady! Warmest wishes to you and your family for a wonderful and blessed Christmas!

Have a super Sunday, Elaine!
Chari

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Love the idea of a drink "Basket". I simply don't have room for a whole drink station or area. This is a great alternative! Your Christmas displays look great!
Karen

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