It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas 2010!

I painted garage sale skates, $1, added ribbon and boa trim.

Front door (I painted house number after seeing it on another blog).

Wall reads, "Contentment is worth more than riches".

Mr. Cardinal in the Study.

Garage sale birdcage, $10.
Garage sale skates and frames that I painted.
Hung with ribbon and huge ornaments from Sam's Club.

Fireplace in our living room. It is huge, I can stand under it at 5' tall. (or short)!
Garage sale vintage Christmas hankies and Sam's Club ornament.

Garage sale luggage with cat birdhouse on top.

Antique huge cloche from garage sale, $15.

Original print from Germany in old frame from antique mall.

50¢ garage sale find.

One of 7 decorated columns from garage sales.

I painted these on canvas.

Hat topper I made.
9 foot slim Christmas Tree in the living room. And antique tin ceiling panel hubby framed.
Small tree in the Green Toile Guest Bedroom surrounded by tri-mirror.

Ornaments that I made of my kids.

White feather tree from thrift store, ornaments from Wal-mart.

Ice tree in the master bedroom.

Instead of a tree in the media room, I decided to have a present 'tree' using my etagere.

Pier 1 after Christmas glitter stockings hanging from Chandy.

7 foot tree in the foyer decorated in quail and butterfly theme.

Tree is on a table so I decorated under for visual effect.

Faux fireplace hubby made in the foyer. Sock stretchers from garage sale.
Looking down from upstairs.

Two wreathes combined and vintage 'M' hankie added.
Green metal tree $3 from garage sale. Hand painted jello molds from the 1930's that I painted.

Church that I pained on this jello mold. I added tea strainers with beads to the tree.

All jello molds are painted different. This one is a cute Santa.

Yet another jello mold painted. These molds were found at garage sales in the summer.

Hanging on pantry door.

I LOVED this horizontal hanging wreath at Ben Franklin Store,I purchased it after Christmas last year.

My Christmas Tea area in the kitchen. I painted the tray.

In the dining room on the antique Seller's cabinet.
I used glitter on these skates (garage sale find $1) and added a new ribbon and boa trim.


  1. Wow! Your holiday decor is beautiful! I especially like the tree with the hand painted pudding molds -- amazing. You are very gifted.

  2. What gorgeous decorations! I love the wire tree in your kitchen, and all of the wonderful ornaments you added! And your birdcage is a real find!

  3. I am so glad I found your blog! I love all your ideas~I'll definitely be back! Have a great Thanksgiving Day~

  4. Loved all of your beautiful decorations and trees!! I really love the skates!! Very nice!!
    I did 12 trees and I am going for 14 this year!!
    Please stop by and visit me at www.adebbie-dabblechristmas.blogspot.com when you get a minute or 2.


  5. Great decorations. I specially like the jello mold tree.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. I'm really inferior...your all set for Christmas. I love the way you decorated the mantel.

  7. Awesome! So many lovely vignettes. You haven't missed a thing. I love the canvases that you painted.

  8. Wow-you've been busy-you're whole house is really decked out-looks great!

  9. I love all your beautiful and so very different trees, especially the Jello mold one in the kitchen. Pamela

  10. oooohhhh!!! I love everything! You are very talented! (my faves the picture frames, jello molds, and the skates! just to name a few!)

  11. Wow...wow...wow...everything is just beautiful and stunning! I haven't even started inside yet. I just gathered all the Thanksgiving stuff to put away. I wish I could tour your home at Christmas time. We do have the outside lights done. I'm going to start to getting the Christmas stuff out - I only have one slim tree and a small table top one. You have inspired me to get going!

  12. I am so happy happy that I found your blog, through the Tinsel and company blog. You and I truly could be kindred spirits. I love your decorations and trees and such. I have just barely begun to decorate for Christmas, because I have been away for the Thanksgiving weekend. You simply must come say hi, and I am currently having a stocking giveaway over at my blog.

  13. Wow, Your trees and decorations are fabulous! I love the wire tree with the jello molds and the hanging wreath. Everything is so beautiful. I hope you will join my Holiday Decor linky party that starts 12/15.

  14. Thanks for sharing your creative talent and ideas. I have really enjoyed looking through all your photos of your clever decorating. (What is that 'cat birdcage'? on the luggage)
    I too have posted a few (7!) posts on my blog, showing some Christmas decorating in our home. If you can find the time, you are most welcome to view them.
    Hope your days are Merry and Bright.

  15. You have some great touches! I love the "present tree" what a great idea and it looks so cute!

  16. First of all, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment (I Do Designs). Because of that I found my way back to you!!! :-) Your decorating is absolutely beautiful. I was SO HAPPY to see your skates. I JUST got a pair and had not ever thought about decorating them the way you did. Thanks for all the great ideas!!! Have a blessed holiday season! HUGS!

  17. Quick question... I saw you have a pair of white skates as well, but didn't see a close-up picture. Did you also paint them? I have a pair of white and black skates that I want to do something with. Now I'm not going to sleep tonight thinking about decorating them!! LOL!!!!

  18. WOW!!! So much great stuff over here!! I love what you did with the skates- so neat! Everything looks absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  19. LOVE your mantle and oh my, those skates!!!!

  20. You have wonderful ideas and a beautiful home. Loving the $1 ice skates! Adding your blog to my Favorites list!
    Kelly @ the Bunderosa

  21. I've looked at several of these links tonight... I like yours best!

  22. Everything looks so pretty...I’m having a Christmas Open House…would love to have you join in on the fun. Merry Christmas to you and your family!


  23. Oh gosh, you got me at those adorable skates! And then there's the jello mold tree! Fabulously creative! I've featured you on SNS #61's sidebar this weekend. :)


  24. Beautiful, all of it!! I do love those skates the best-est though :) Happy to see Quincy in this big ol' blogosphere. We are near Moberly MO and hubby has family in and around Quincy. One of our favorite places to visit! Which reminds me, we didn't get there to Christmas shop this year - darn! -Tammy

  25. Did you know your thrift store feather tree is an actual martha stewart feather tree back in the kmart days? I just bought on of ebay, and they have more of them there and they get a pretty penny for them now. I love yours and I also got some of the same ornaments from walmart for my tree as you did.

  26. Wow! How long does it take you to decorate? Everything is beautiful.


  27. Lovely decorations for the holidays. What a gorgeous looking home from this picture!

    Philippine properties


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