Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas tour - 2008

In 2007 I put up 7 trees around our home and 2006, we had 4 trees. But this year, I am in a simpler mood. Besides the stockings on the mantel, this is all of the Christmas decorating this year. I am really happy with it, just the way it is.

Nativity set
embroidered "Merry Christmas" made by mom years ago as a gift for my grandparents

Santa's boot centerpiece,
I got it at my company party.
I don't think Santa really wears pink boots but this one looks great in our pink breakfast nook.
I'm not much of a florist but I think the flowers will be easy to trade out with grocery store flowers as the original ones wilt.

Entry hall
Candles on the dining table
Peppermint tree
I used 3 boxes of vintage red Shiny Brite balls that I found at a thrift store several years ago. I tied them on with peppermint ribbon.
and the presents are wrapped in peppermint paper too!

The peppermint ornaments are just red and white felt, like the stockings, and sewed up really fast and easy.

That's it!
my kids and coworkers can't believe I don't plan on putting up anymore decorations but I think I am done.


  1. This is just lovely! I love the simplicity and the beauty of everything!

  2. I love the peppermint theme, pulls it all together! Looks fantastic!

    Makes me want to get my decorations out now. :)

  3. Everyone is taking going more simple for Christmas this year. I am trying and if I keep it up, I will be too simple as we still don't have a tree. Yikes! I love your peppermint tree!!! That is just so adorable and makes me want to change my Victorian themed tree. You have to smile when you walk past a tree like that I am sure...that and grab a piece of chocolate!

    Hugs ~

  4. Your decorations are just beautiful--I love them all--especially the candy cane tree, what a neat idea!


  5. I enjoyed the photos of you Christmas decorations. I especially like the Nativity set.
    Thank you for sharing them.


  6. I LOVE the peppermint tree, just beautiful. Thanks for having us to your home.

  7. I think it all looks just perfect! I love your peppermint tree, all the red and white is so bright and happy.

    Merry Christmas, Kiy

  8. Suh-weetly done! How fun and festive! Thanks for sharing with us.

    Merry Christmas!

  9. What a "sweet" candy tree. I love the theme!

  10. Love the wooden nativity. Sometimes keeping it as simple as possible is the most lovely of all.

    Merry Christmas!

  11. The peppermint stuff is very cute. Thanks for the tour!


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