Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Garland Party

The Nester is having a garland party!
Look at me trying to make my cheapie garland look all artsie and fancy...gold do-dads and poinsettias, Wal-Mart of course. Lots of twinkle lights and a few pinecones.
My favorite - snowflakes that I picked up at the floral wholesaler last year, I even stick them all over my tree. I have a thing for snowflakes and snowmen. And there you have it. You don't get the full picture because I HATE my wreath above my mantle. As in, I really, really dislike it. I keep saying I will re-do it and then days go by. I'm just going to give up, make it my summer project to make a new wreath for here and my front door!

19 comments:

Rae said...

I love all the red and white! That color combo is fantastic!!

Amber said...

The mantle looks great, and I love those stockings! I have a snowman thing, too. Maybe b/c I'm in the south so I never get to actually make one!!

Chris said...

Bee-u-tiful!!!! I, too, love snowflakes! Shocker? Hey, I got your tassel, and it's GORGEOUS!!!! Don't you worry--I WILL be posting about it. You've got some talent!

Chris said...

Hi. It's me. I don't feel like I devoted enough "comment" to your garland. I do love it. I especially love all the stockings hanging from it. Great job.

Denise K. said...

So pretty!!! Your stockings match your blog too! (I chose the same background! :-) Everything looks so pretty and your children are adorable! Merry Christmas! :-)

The Nester said...

You did good--and don't you give up on the wreath--I know you can tweak it--for next year!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I love your garland. It's so lush and pretty. Absolutely adorable!

Kerstin said...

It looks lovely! Did you make the stockings or did you buy them! I love them! :)

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

How pretty, Kris! And I have to say I LOVE how you decorated your blog for Christmas. It got me in the holiday mood just by visiting over here. :-)

Sit A Spell said...

Very pretty...I've had fun here tonight!
Ya gotta love the Cracker Barrel.

Half of the Style Sisters said...

Love the snowflakes. I love red!

"The Queen in Residence" said...

It does look wonderful and I love the snowflakes.

I think that family pictures for Christmas are the worst. We got ours back and in one of them we all look like demon people. I was so tempted to send that one out cause that was how we all felt after the pictures. GRRRRHHHH!!!

Meredith said...

Love it! It's very cheery. My mother also has a HUGE love of snowmen so we always buy her a new one of some kind each year.

KayEllen said...

Hi Kristen,
Just stopped home for lunch and saw your sweet comment:)
Love your snowflakes!
Have a wonderful holiday!
I need to finish my house...busy being an elf for my clients.
Almost done and then it's my turn:)

Smiles,
Kay

kjtroxel said...

It looks beautiful! You have such a knack for decorating...why won't it rub off on me?

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love your mantle! The stockings are so cute too! I know you can tackle the wreath...but I also know what you mean about not having the energy to do something about it!
Carrie

TAMI said...

For the record, I'm quite sure GRAHAM would be just fine with a new skateboard for Christmas. However, I do have some advice for you -->
STAY OFF OF IT!!
Even when you're fondly remembering the skateboard you used to have as a teenager - mine was yellow - STAY OFF OF Graham's!!!
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CindyDDD said...

That looks wonderful! Martha ain't got nothin' on you! Feel better!

Susie Harris said...

Love your garland and Im sure your wreath is not all that bad. Your post on your photo shoot was just too funny. Made me feel at home~