Monday, November 29, 2010

Deck the Halls

I know many of you have your whole house decorated by the end of Thanksgiving weekend, but I'm one of those who usually waits to decorate. 
Back when we lived in SoCal, we would go get our tree mid December, but  would leave the decorations up until New Years day. After all, the 25th is the FIRST day of  Christmas, not the last. (guess I'm dating myself here)  It seems like over the years, everyone starts earlier and earlier. I LOVE seeing everyone's Christmas decorations going up, but it seems so sad to see  Christmas trees in the trash the day after Christmas. Just doesn't seem right to me...just sayin'.

Anyway, I started taking out the Christmas decorations yesterday. Here are a few things I put out:

I took the birdcage I found in Blowing Rock this past fall and tied a big green wired bow on it. (I LOVE bows!)

I used the same green ribbon on the candlesticks in the dining room. I also found the Christmas centerpiece.

On the Breakfast Table, I used the black tray from the kitchen and filled it with greenery, pine cones and a hurricane filled with a candle & faux acorns. The hurricane is wrapped with a bow made of the same green wired ribbon.

I put up a smaller pre-lit tree in the living room, but still have to decorate it. Can't wait to see all of your beautiful Christmas decorations!



  1. I love the idea on your breatfast table. Ours seems to be the catch all for everyone but I would like to decorate it and set it God forbid. Thanks for the ideas

  2. All of my stuff is up but I do leave it out until New Years.

  3. Beautiful arrangements! Love the green ribbon. I can't wait to see what comes next.
    I too was accustomed to putting up the tree mid December. I think the artificial trees and greenery helped create the race to be the first one decorated. The commercialism has played a large part as well.
    The fact that I don't work as fast as I once did has a lot to do with my gradual progression.
    Have a great time decorating. Ginger

  4. Looks so festive Pam...I love the centerpiece!

  5. I love both your wire bird cage and the centerpiece especially! I may have to use that idea somewhat. I can't wait to see your tree too! I usually keep my tree up until New Years day also.

  6. Love that birdcage and the bows are perfect...everything is looking beautiful!

  7. Your birdcage is rockin as is the color of your bows. I leave my decorations up until about Jan. 6th. That's when my kiddo goes back to college. hugs♥O

  8. it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at your house! I love the birdcage and centerpiece!!

    Have a fun week decorating! :-D


  9. I have a bird cage I can decorate this year ~ I think I'll go simple like you did. Maybe a bit of green and berries; a ribbon tied on top. I like that!

  10. Pam, I remember not going till mid December for a live tree, too. They wouldn't stay fresh much longer than that. Now we have these fake trees and yes everyone starts earlier each year it seems. The stores start way too early now. Your table vignettes look great. I love using trays and greens.

  11. Love the birdcage and bows and your table and EVERYTHING~! so festive and pretty...
    wooooohooooooooooo beauty everywhere I look.

    Holiday Hugs

  12. Your vignettes are lovely (I love the birdcage) and the tray on your table is perfect!

  13. Your home looks so pretty, I like bows and ribbons, too! A couple of ribbons and some bulbs looks so festive.

  14. I love what you did with your tray and your centerpiece. Blowing Rock is one of my favorite places. Cute candle holder you found there.

  15. I normally start decorating the day after Thanksgiving, but I have gotten so many things to dig out and display that I want to start in November so we can enjoy them longer! I leave my stuff up until New Year's. We usually aren't home until after that so that is the first opportunity, but I always hate taking it down. The house looks so bare for a while. Yours is looking good! I love that centerpiece with the hurricane!

  16. Love the bird cage idea and your centerpiece is lovely Pam, Thanks for sharing Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  17. So cute bird cage Pam... you really doubled the beauty of that cage by its decor... I too love BOWS and yours is very perfect... And your center piece is totally a master piece, such a nice and lovely arrangement you made... And the arrangement in the tray hmmm lovely ... something creativity it is...

  18. I see - you do love bows! (smile) My tree is missing "something" and although it may not be bows - some ribbon just may do the trick! Thanks for the inspiration Pam!! Your holiday decor is looking beautiful...

    And BTW: Thanks for stopping by a leaving a comment today =)


  19. G'morn, Pam ~ What lovely touches ... love the bird cage ... the bows add that extra punch.

    We put everything up on Thanksgiving Eve & it comes down Jan. 1st ... this way all the kid-lings get to see the decor when they visit.

    Have a beautiful day ~
    TTFN ~ Christmas joys ~

  20. I love that green ribbon, it's such a beautiful color!

  21. Your decor is so pretty. Really love the birdcage!


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