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Monday, December 14, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree Party


Today, I join with Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick, for her Oh Christmas Tree party to show you three of our Christmas Trees. It took almost two weeks, but I think I'm finally finished decorating them. This year, we have four trees. (Actually, there are more than four, but only four that require decorating).

This is a new one in the kitchen.

I went to Cracker Barrel and thought they had the cutest little gingerbread ornaments. They had some really nice Christmas items this year. Be sure to check them out if you get a chance because it's now on clearance for 40% off. Some of the ornaments also came from Michael's and Target's dollar spot. Sorry that I didn't get more close-up photos of this tree. This isn't my best post ever. LOL!
We have a Santa tree in the keeping room, similar to last year, but, apparently, I bought alot of ornaments on clearance at the end of last season because I couldn't seem to fit as many on the tree this year.The sign came from Dollar Tree this year. I removed the twine hanger and replaced it with a skinny red ribbon. Don't think that I'm feelin' it, and probably won't use it there next year.We went to Biltmore the weekend before Thanksgiving, since it's less than a 2 hour drive from our home and bought these personalized Santa ornaments for our girls. If you've never been to Biltmore, please add it to your "bucket list". It is hard to fathom the awesomeness of that home until you've seen it.We also went to Disney World over Easter, and the round Santa ornament came from Epcot. Like most people, I like to bring back ornaments from places we travel.

Then there is the foyer tree. This is my favorite tree, and it's the one at which we find Santa's gifts on Christmas morning. It looks much better in person than in photos. I wish it were in a room where we could view it more often. This is the first time, in probably the last 10 years, that I have left off ting ting, but to be honest, I was actually tired of decorating trees, so I stopped. Thought that would Ne-va happen!
This is the Biltmore ornament the Hubs and I share.
This one also came from the Biltmore trip.

A few more of the favorite ornaments...
Melissa Miller, the glimpse of the topper (above) was for you! LOL!

these came from some friends...



Dollar Tree reindeer...

Thanks for stopping by to view our decorations. Please come back to see more later in the week. As usual, there is no "hall" that goes un-decked in this house, so stay tuned.

If not, have a safe and Merry Christmas!

35 comments:

Lana K. W. Austin said...

Everything is beautiful!!! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog!! Your new baby girl is SOOOOOO beautiful, too!!! I have 3 children and love them with all my heart.

Lana K. W. Austin said...

It cut off my ending....
Well, I was just going to say Merry Christmas to you. I look forward to getting to know you more now that I'm in blogland/new to blogging!

MANY blessings to you,
Lana

Stacey said...

Oh my goodness, everything looks so pretty! I can't believe you got all of that done with a new baby. You are awesome!

I love your little kitchen tree. I've been wanting to do that too. You have so many ornaments and it looks great!

Terri and Bob said...

Your trees are lovely! I haven't seen you for a while! I am so glad to see you back!

Have a great holiday!

ATTIC CLUTTER said...

wondering if my mom still has them -pinecone elfs OH I hope so you need to have them ..your trees are all wonderful Ilove how you have the spirit (:) ~!!! big hugs,patty

Melissa Miller said...

Tar you are cracking me up showing me the beautiful topper. Ha! What a pretty one too.

Your trees are GORGEOUS!!!! Love the Radko ornamnets and the different styles of your trees. You have an amazing home during the Holidays! Stunning!

Have a very blessed Christmas!
~Warmly, ~Melissa :)

Melissa Miller said...

The sign is precious girl! I really need to check out Cracker Barrell ASAP before they get rid of the ornaments.

bj said...

OOO, it is all soooo beautiful, Tar. I can't believe you have FOUR decorated trees. My goodness....they are every one just beautiful. Now, you do have a lot of ornaments. Very pretty ones, too.
Bet the baby girl is all eyes at all these lights and bright colors...:)
MERRY CHRISTMAS, TAR...
xo bj

jeanne said...

Ohhhhh Tardevil, what a gorgeous Christmas tree party. I love the closeups of the ornaments. You did a fantastic job for a busy mom. Beautiful post.

We will be gone for the holidays so I want to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas full of warmth and love.

Christmas Love, Jeanne

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Just as I expected, you have beautiful trees!! This will be such a wonderful Christmas for your sweet family and your two daughters! I think of you often!!!

Holiday Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Sandy said...

Your trees are beautiful, I love how full they look with all the ornaments.Where you found the time to do it all ,I will never know. Thanks for sharing and for visiting. Merry Christmas.
Sandy

kenju said...

Your trees are very nice! Love the Santa tree. I'll do well to get one tree up this year. Mine is still in the attic, and I've waited for the coldest day of the year to go up and get it and all the decorations. Bah humbug!!

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Beautiful trees!! You definitely went to Biltmore...I love it there. Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh, it's all so beautiful! I love the heavily-laden Santa tree, and how wonderful to have space in your kitchen for that cute tree! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas. laurie

Bill said...

What a great collection of Santa ornaments! I envy you living so close to Biltmore. I've never been, and it's very near the top of my list of places to go asap.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving the nice comment. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Bill

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Wow! Girl, you have been some kind of busy. I don't even have one tree up, and you've done several and with a baby no less! Come give me some of your energy, please. And speaking of babies, where is that cute girl? Love her pic below.

Merry Christmas to you and yours...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Shelia said...

Oh, I've enjoyed see your tree. Such pretty decorations! Merry Christmas to you.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Lynette said...

Hi there Tar - You have so many trees and we didn't even bother to put up ONE!!
Your trees look awesome - all of them! Next year I'll have a tree up though! Glad to see you getting back to posting even if its just a bit - hug up on those girls!

Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Debra from Bungalow said...

Wow, you got all that done with a new baby...go girl!

I always love red at Christmas and your red tree is beautiful! All of it is beautiful!


Merry Christmas to you and your family.

June said...

Such beautiful trees! I can't even get one tree completed usually. Thank you so much for coming by and leaving such a sweet message.
hugs

Heavenly Chic Interiors said...

Better late than never...LOVE your main tree, beautiful! Doesn't look like you have slowed down one bit. Everything looks amazing. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Joyful New Year!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Many Blessings at Christmas, from my mountain top to your home….Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

Miss Janice said...

Wow! After looking at your gorgeous trees, I can see that I need more ornaments. Your trees look so much better than mine 'cuz you have them loaded with cute ornaments!

xinex said...

You have a beautiful tree! Merry Christmas to you and your family!...Christine

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vignette design said...

Thanks for stopping by and saying hi. Love your Christmas tree and all your ornaments. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Congratulations on your new baby girl. We have a new baby girl arriving in February (granddaughter) and I can't wait! --Delores

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good morning darling, your trees are beautiful. Don't you love it when you buy more on clearance than you remember and have to work them in or not at all. I love all your vintage ornaments. The ones from your Biltmore trip are beautiful. My daughter and I were suppose to go there 2 years ago, let's just say life got in the way and that's on hold indefinetly. It's a dream of mine to be able to go. She's driven by many times when they head out your way for vacation, and always says, "Mom, I have to take you to the Biltmore House, you're going to love it." Thanks for popping in today, we had more snow last night, so I'm sure the grandson will venture out before he leaves later this afternoon. I hope you and your family had a joyous Christmas. I'm sure the baby was a delight to watch.. hugs ~lynne~

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

Wow, you've worked your butt off decorating these trees! They are beautiful!!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Penny...you're trees are beautiful! Don't you just love Cracker Barrel...I have to stay out of that place...can't help myself! LOL Love your Biltmore ornament! I sooo want to see that place at Christmas...that needs to go on my list of things to do next Christmas. :-) Happy New Year, sweet friend! Bless you and your family this holiday season!
Love,
Susan

Dee said...

i love all your trees!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I wanted to pop over and wish you a Happy New Year... thinking of you darling. You are such a blessing..hugs ~lynne~

Michael Lee West said...

Hi! I'm glad to hear from you. And I am happy to know I am not the only firebug in blogland. LOL I have wished a thousand times that I'd gotten an all electric kitchen. I hope you have a fabulous New Year!

jeanne said...

Hello Tardevil, I LOVE your beautiful trees. You are a Christmas tree artist. with your busy life right now, I can fully understand why it took you two weeks. Each tree has it's own special charm. I enjoyed your mention of where some of the ornaments came from.I love the Cracker Barrel and the Dollar Tree. It make take a bit of a study but there are some very nice ornaments to enjoy. A lovely Christmas tree brings us so much joy. I rush to plug ours in each morning. Because of our new pup we had only one tree this year. One with a tall trunk. HA!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday with your baby's first Christmas. A special time for your family.

Thanks for your visit today. I love to hear from you with your busy life.

Hugs, Jeanne

Melissa Miller said...

Tar I think if I bring one more toppr home Alex will think I'm nuts. I ordered two more from Touch of Class last week and he gave me the "look". You know the one... It's the same one I get if I bring another throw pillow home. He!

Happy New Year! ~Melissa :)

Beth in NC said...

Those trees are precious! Girl, if we EVER come to your house, I must see how you STORE EVERYTHING!!! lol

Lovely!