Thursday, November 18, 2010

It's Lookin' Like Christmas :)

I've not decorated one cookie this week.......but I've accomplished my goal.
The house is now officially decorated for Christmas. :)

The main task was to put up my seven trees.....including our 12 ft tree in the great room.

Welcome to my home.......

 From the front door.....you can see the snowman tree in the entry, the bare tree next to my quilt rack (I'll explain in a minute), then my little gingerbread tree.....and then our 12 foot tree. I love it!

Our giant tree holds all the ornaments from our 31 years of marriage and five children. We've accumulated lots of ornaments in that time.....and lots of terrific memories. :)


My favorite tree.......the snowman tree. I've been collecting snowmen for a long, long time. (I'll be 50 years old in December....and have been collecting snowmen most of those years.)
I LOVE snowmen and enjoy this tree so much. :)

My favorite color is purple.....so I started a purple tree a few years ago. It has been harder to find purple ornaments.....but some how I've managed to fill up the tree. ;)

Here is my smaller candy cane tree. This is not a very good pic.....but at least you can tell it has some candy canes on it. lol

Here's my much smaller gingerbread tree. In the smallest pic in the bottom left.....notice the bare tree to the left. That is my newest tree.....soon to be my COOKIE tree. I will be putting fresh wrapped cookies on it to offer to my guests when they come visit. (You are welcome to stop by. :))

And last....but certainly not least.....is my kitchen tree. Again.....another bad pic, but I think you can see it enough to know what it has on it.
I included a close-up of my newest kitchen tree ornament. :) I found the mixer at Hobby Lobby. It makes smile every time I see it. =)

So......now that I'm ready for Christmas, it is time to get into the kitchen and decorate cookies. I've got a batch waiting for me, but first I wanted to post these pics. 

I hope to have some Christmas cookie pics for you this weekend. :))))))))))

18 comments:

Jenny said...

Fantastic!

Stephanie said...

Oh my - your house is stunning!! Seven trees? I'll be lucky if I get one up; but at least you've inspired me to get to work (or maybe you can come to my house and help me out :)...

Isa said...

Una muy feliz Navidad ¡¡¡¡¡
besos

DannyB said...

Your decorated trees are absolutely fabulous!
It looks like Santa's village! Great work.

faithy, the baker said...

I'm really envious you have so many Christmas Trees!! I tried to put one up..a tiny one up but each time, my son who's also autistic likes to take all the ornaments down and destroy them all..those not destroyed..well..it became part of his toys..lol! So, after a while, i got tired with putting the tree up. After looking at yours, i'm motivated to try again..lol! hopefully my son don't take them all down :D

Mrs B said...

Wow!

I'm drooling with envy. I -love- decorating for this time of year but as I live in London now and properties are like 1/16th of the size I'm used to decorating becomes a fine balance between "sparse, modern and slightly boring" and "Oh no! Was one of the elves sick in here?!"

So, yeah, I don't wish I had that much space -instead- of you (you certainly deserve it for all the good work you do) but I'd love it for me, too!

I'd love to see pictures of more of your decorations. I'm presuming you decorate more than "just" 12 trees.

Kate H.(www.sprinkletherapy.blogspot.com) said...

Oh my goodness this post makes my heart happy. I just LOVE everything about Christmas!! Your 12 ft. tree is gorgeous and I adore your candy cane tree (:

Aimee said...

Your home is so lovely!! The Christmas trees are all gorgeous...wish you could come to my house and decorate just the one!

Lenibvs said...

They have an ornament that looks like a baking sheet with the words Christmas Cookies as the cookies at Target. Really cute. I will be getting that one today.

cccris said...

oh, my dear!!! a lot of tree... i love all of them and i like your house ;)

Lis said...

Love Love Love it all! Purple ornaments at WalMart... saw them just the other day!

Christine in Cda said...

WOW. I can see that your talents aren't limited to cookies! Beautiful house, and beautiful cookies!

Christine in Cda said...

WOW. I can see that your talents aren't limited to cookies! Beautiful house, and beautiful cookies!

cccris said...

oh, my dear!!! a lot of tree... i love all of them and i like your house ;)

Aimee said...

Your home is so lovely!! The Christmas trees are all gorgeous...wish you could come to my house and decorate just the one!

DannyB said...

Your decorated trees are absolutely fabulous!
It looks like Santa's village! Great work.

Isa said...

Una muy feliz Navidad ¡¡¡¡¡
besos

Stephanie said...

Oh my - your house is stunning!! Seven trees? I'll be lucky if I get one up; but at least you've inspired me to get to work (or maybe you can come to my house and help me out :)...

 
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