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Thursday, December 4, 2008

You might have a Christmas problem IF........

you have more than one tree in your little vacation home....Guilty! If you've visited me for awhile, then you know I'm a nut. This just proves it!


The fish was one of the 2 things I made in a sewing class. (I know it's hard to see.) It is suppose to be a stocking/pillow. The elf & Santa are some of my favorites.


BJ, here is my largest Mark Robert's fairy (can't afford too many of the large ones!).



and another fairy treat bag...

And a few of the ornaments...
The starfish, palm tree and pottery fish were made by a local NMB artist/frame shop owner. She also makes fridge magnets like these. I love their colors.





Many of the ornaments on the tree are made of cloisonne (sp?) and are either fish, turtles, seahorses, mermaids, flip flops or crabs.




The tree in the master bedroom. (and about that spot on the left curtain...NEVER, E-VA iron a silk curtain, invest in one of those steamer thingies!) The tree sits in a birdbath (don't ask me why it's inside) surrounded by shells. There's a tealish glass gazing ball in the bottom of it, but you can't see it in the photo.

Sorry, this photo is a little blurry. I saw a tree similar to this in Coastal Living one time. The "tree skirt" is a beach towel.

Here are a few of the ornaments, all in a beach theme.

Golf cart for the golfer in the house...

Surfing Santa is in the back.



The little snowman is chillaxing!


Myrtle Beach or Bust...I feel his pain!
Now I don't know what my mother was thinking, but see that ugly blue ornament at the top of the tree...she brought that to my husband at Thanksgiving! But do you see a Carolina ornament up there??? I think not!
I'm showing you the sand snowman because one year, we made a real sand snowman, and used it for Christmas cards. She was a diva, and had a boa. We used sea grass for her arms, and shells for her eyes. I'd show her to you, but we used those creepy Halloween teeth (because I couldn't find the red plastic lips we use to put in our mouths when we were kids), and it actually looked freaky. Sometimes less is more.

The new blue/green tree in T.K.'s room. We were going to string little white scallop shells for it, but ran out of time...hate it when that happens! Do you remember the little snowman from the Peppermint Forest post? It's funny because it looks like it has lights on it, but it doesn't.

Thanks for stopping by today! I'll be posting the rest of the beach house decorations over the weekend. I know it's hard to believe there's more! :O)

39 comments:

The Muse said...

More?? More??
LOL
Keep it coming! I love it!!!!!!!

The W.O.W. factor said...

Now I surely wouldn't call you a Redneck for having more than one...
I'd call you Jolly Mama Queen!
Who loves ~ loves Christmas Trees!
That is terrific!!Love the seashells.

david mcmahon said...

And to think that we have summer Christmases here!!

bj said...

wow, Tar...you have some great decorations...and the little fairy..I love him! Big, little, it makes no difference.
I like the size of your pictures on your blog better than my HUGH ones...hope I can remember to reduce the size next go around. I have a whole weeks worth of posts already ready tho and am pretty sure I used the GIGANTIC setting on those, too.
I especially loved your little star fish...so cute..
love, bj

Kathleen Ellis said...

What FUN trees! I for one, do not think you're crazy! :-)
No, I haven't seen those ornaments at Pier One...I've been avoiding going in because I know when I do.....well, you know!

Kristen said...

What beautiful decorations. They are so perfect for the beach. I would have loved to see the sand snowman.

Bo said...

Hi Tar...You have the most unique collection of ornaments ever! I'll bet TK loves Christmas time with 2 houses all done up...Love your fairies!! ♥ Bo

Ally0005 said...

Love the trees!
We have four trees in our house. One is in the family room, the girls have one in their room, one has a pink one the other has a purple one, and I have a small green one in my office/ scraproom that I want to paint white.
Now you should see the Tarheel ornaments my DH has on our tree in the family room.

Amelia said...

Each one has their own appeal....lots of work but the result is pure enjoyment.

I am ready for the next tour of your decorations.

Nancy said...

Oh so cute1!! Want to see more! Nancy

profenretraite said...

Oh, I love all of your beach-themed Christmas trees! And I love the idea of the sand snowman. So cute!...Debbie

duchess said...

How adorable. I love all of it.
Especially the bright pinks, greens & blues on the first tree.

How did you get the arrow thingy to turn into Rudolph? Cute.

Heavenly Chic Interiors said...

Amazing collection you have...so colorful and full of life. Hope you get to the beach house often with all that hard work you put into the decorations. Love it. Very festive!
Stop by next week to see my deocrations...way behind this year but I am not stressing. Oh you will stop by, your my only fan ;o

Hugs, T

nikkicrumpet said...

Excuse me Ma'am....I'm Joe the Christmas Decor police. I'm sorry to inform you but we're going to have to take you in....the charge you ask? Well ma'am...you are WAY over the quota for Christmas Tree's per family. I'm sorry ma'am but in a tight economy you are limited to 10 trees per family...and you are in violation of that regulation. How many trees do you have you greedy tree ho ho ho lol. YIKES it all looks so dang cute! I love the beachy themes and the brighter colors. Very nice. And I'm sorry Joe is being so grumpy!

char72 said...

I love your decorations. I've always like anything associated with the sea. I say you can't have too many trees or too many decorations.
Charlotte

Susie Harris said...

FUN!!! Thats what your house says to me. I love it. I wish I had a vacation house to fancy up. You did a great job. Thanks for letting us take a peep~

Dee said...

i love your under the water tree! BEAUTIFUL!

Rebel said...

I love all your decorations. I especially like the fairy treat bag. I have nothing up yet. I'm s l o w, but checking out your blog gives me inspiration.
Thank you so much.
And thank you for wanting to follow my blog. I was shopping until late last night and when I got on the computer late, it was a pleasant surprise to see you there. Thank you.

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

wow you have such darling ornaments(:) Love your pretty tree..the colors are just wonderful~~
thanks on mine dear friend(:) hugs, Patty

the voice of melody said...

So many cute trees! I like the beach-theme one with the beach towel as tree skirt. Pretty different! :)

Lynette said...

Oh Tar - I love them all!! Love the bright cheerful colors - perfect for the beach!! They all made me smile!!
Hope you are having a great day ~

Chris said...

Well Tar, simply beautiful and so beachy looking. And you make me feel much more sane. I only put up 6 and 3 of them are tabletops. LOL

Hugs,
Chris

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Love your decor! The beachy theme spoke to me!! except for the surfing snowman, we have no surfing waves here, we are known for calm waters!

I'll be back to see more!

Sit A Spell said...

Isn't Christmas fun! : )

squawmama said...

Bravo!!! You are the queen of decorations... well the beach theme anyways... Loved it... It is really awesome how that ribbon looks like coral... GREAT JOB!!!

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Melissa Miller said...

GORGEOUS DECORATIONS AND SO UNIQUE!

laurie said...

How fun to have a vacation place to decorate for Christmas! The relaxed and fun look of your decor is SO "I'm on vacation"! I loved all of your trees, and that birdbath idea is fantastic. laurie

Beaufort Belle said...

Love your decorations (especially that Duke ornament of your husbands!!) But my favorite are all the sea and ocean ornaments!! One day, when I live at the ocean, my tree will look like that! :D

Stop by my blog when you get a chance, I left something for you!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hey I like your trees ! They are just beachy LOL .

Ticklish Mermaids said...

I love your blog and your sense of humor! I paint mermaids...ok stop laughing I really do. I love your merman ornament! Thanks for making me smile.
Kim

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

How fun! You are so sweet to show us all those pictures. Love the little starfish.

Miss Janice said...

I love those trees! I guess I'll be getting some of those ornaments since I'm living in Florida now...

Leslie said...

Wow!! Those are amazing!!! Can't wait to see more pictures.

Geri said...

Wow! You have some really unusually ornaments, and, apparently, alot of Christmas spirit.

Me, on the other hand, no tree, no presents, no decorations. Bah, humbug. I must be the grinch.

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

How do you do it?? love em all!!!! Can't wait to see the rest!

justabeachkat said...

So much eye candy! BTW...where is your vacation home?

Hugs~
Kat

Natalie-Little Shindigs said...

It is all soo cute and festive!

BTW...thanks for those links (seuss-baby shower and gingierbread tablescape) they were GREAT!
also thanks for following:)

CIELO said...

The House in the Roses is having a party!... Come to the “World of Treasures” and show your lovely treasures... Come see!

Cielo

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

How wonderful! So festive! I'm jealous cause, I've not started on Christmas, decorating, shopping, baking,.... You are a true inspiration.
Thanks for sharing.
Sweet Wishes,
Sara