Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A Few of My Favorite Christmas Decorations

Lisa at The Long Road to China has inspired me to share some of my favorite Christmas decorations. Although we did not put up every tree that we normally do or even unwrap every ornament for our main tree, I still managed to find most of my "favorites" that bring me joy year after year.
Each year my mom gives me a Santa to add to my collection. Below is the Santa that she gave me last year. He is larger than life, and I adore him.

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Although this wreath is artificial, I love its appearance on the window.

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I made this ornament when JC was still in the Navy. It is a shoulder board showing his rank and his affiliation with the Dental Corps (oak leaf with two acorns).

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Each year, I attach this huge Santa face to the wreath that hangs above the mantle. This year I also added starfish.

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I made the ornament below one Christmas when I was home from UNC. It is made using old buttons. For some reason, it is still special to me, and I love hanging it each year.

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I just love the fact that we have five stockings hanging from the mantle this year. Here are also a few more of the Santas MiMi has given me through the years.

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Below is a photo of our front door. My MIL made the wreath for me, and my mom did the garland about four years ago. I still love using these outdoor decorations since I am not crafty enough to make my own greenery.

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Last year I found these matryoshka doll ornaments at Pier 1, and I bought all they had.

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And of course, the reason we celebrate Christmas in all its GLORY...

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Merry Christmas!!!


Kristine said...

Merry Christmas to you. I enjoyed seeing your decorations. I also have the matryshka doll ornament from Pier 1...so cute.

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Your nativity is wonderful! Your home looks lovely.

Carrie said...

Thanks for sharing your favorites. What a great idea! I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!!

Love Being a Nonny said...

I love the ornaments from Pier One!! Everything looks beautiful!

USCEmily said...

I love the front door wreath and garland! I was noticing it the other day when you posted the picture of you and Jackson heading to the Nutcracker. I love the fact that the wreath has no hole in the middle. In fact, I was contemplating making one very similar for my front door next year!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Everything looks beautiful!!! I love your front door.....gorgeous!!

I like you, did pull out my favorites, but just didn't have the energy to pull out everything. I scaled back this year....I just didn't have the time!!

Thanks for the sweet email about my card. I will email you later tonight and give you the link so you can save it in a safe place for next year:)

Happy Holidays!!



bevysblog said...

I have loved following your blog and now seeing your beautiful Christmas decorations!

We just wrapped up being part of the Tour of Homes... I can a Santa collection as well! Take a peek!

Blogging Friend said...

OMG, your decorations are absolutely beautiful. It looks like a show case for Christmas. You should have an open house just for that one reason.
I am very serious, it is very impressive looking. I hope you can pass on your decorating talent on to your adorable little girl. LOL!! Has she broke anything yet?

I wish I had that type of talent.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!


3 Peanuts said...

Beautiful!!! Your Mom and MIL did a great job on the wreath and garland. AND I LOVE the button ball. SO charming and vintage looking.

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