Wednesday, December 31, 2008

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas....

I am obsessed with decorating! We are hosting Christmas Eve dinner for the first time and I want everything to look very festive. I am getting so much inspiration from all of the blogs I stalk. I just can't get enough of all the creative goodness! Here is what I've done so far:

This is the mantle with the garland inspired by Nester.

The bottom two shelves have my Christmas Village collection.

My new chandelier that my Dad installed for me when they were up for Thanksgiving.

Found these glittery pears at Michael's for .89/each! I love my poinettia plates I got from Garden Ridge last year. They only had 6 left by the time I got to them and I was so sad when they didn't carry them this year. :o(

I love how the dining room turned out. I just finished the window treatments a few days ago. I still need to add the tassel fringe at the top below the black and white plaid.

This is the tree in the entryway. It is made from a tomato cage turned upside down with garland and lights wrapped around. Super easy!

The boys' trees in the hallway by their room. They put all of their handmade ornaments from school on them.

I need to get a pic of our main Christmas tree...I'll add that post later.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Fall Mantle

This is the only pic I got of my fall mantle....taken with my cell phone. Oh well, at least I got a shot of it so I can remember what I did for next year.

My babies are growing up.

Love these pics from their party. A true testament to their brotherly love. :o)

Spooky Mantle

I have been so inspired by all of the home decorating blogs I've found recently. What a bunch of awesome creative women...sharing tips and ideas.

I found the tree/owl window cling at Michael's, cut it into pieces to fit the window panes.

The boys carved these pumpkins over at Nanny & Jacquie's.

I picked these up at Kirkland's. The cloche was a steal at $4.97!

I'm going to try to get better about blogging and sharing ideas. Thanks to all the wonderful ladies who have inspired me! :o)