Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Time Is Here

I have been so excited to start decorating for Christmas.
I love pulling all the boxes out and going through memories as I unwrap each of  the decorations.
It is always a time of reflection on how far our little family has come and the memories we have made.
I started this year by decorating  my mantle.

The first thing I did was make my Book Page Wreath, after it was finished I added the Merry Christmas sign from last years Christmas wreath.
Then thanks to my beautiful magnolia tree 
I had great greenery to fill my antique butter churn and pot.
With a few candle and berries added my mantle is now ready for Christmas.. 

And these fabulous stockings have been a dream of mine for a couple of years.
I was tired of the ones we had and when Hubby even said I should make new ones,
I knew this was the year.
So, I dug out my sewing machine and after a night with no sleep
these are the stockings we will be using for years to come.
I think they are worth a little sleep deprivation, don't you?.
I am still on the look out for the perfect beaded letters to hang from the hook with them,
Just so Santa doesn't get confused trying to guess which stocking belongs to which person.

I love that Hubby's is nice and manly
and the girls and I have sweet frilly ones.

Oh, by the way I got the awesome bottle brush tree at the Country Living Fair,
I love the vintage feel it adds.

I hope to have my dinning room table ready to show you in a day or two.
Happy Decorating.

Sit Relax and Read
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Susie from Bienvenue said...

So pretty Cha Cha! Those stockings are just adorable...great job :)

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

OH my! That wreath is LOVELY! The stockings are pretty adorable and the perfect touch for your wonderful mantel! Angie xo

nest of posies said...

i can't believe you made those stockings. they are beautiul. are they velvet?

your wreath & the red sign = LOVE!
it's a perfect combo. you have been busy!
loving the fresh magnolia branches too!!!

have a super week.

Christine said...

Oh How Pretty!

Becky said...


Casey said...

So pretty! Let me know where you find those letters. We have to tell Santa every year whose stocking is whose.

The Pennington Point said...

OK, your new stockings are so much better than mine! LOL! But it would take me three nights with no sleep to make stockings, so we'll have to do without them this year.

I am so crazy about your wreath. I have GOT to make one to-day!

Your whole mantle is fabulous. Lisa~

Jenny Beth said...

looks sooo good. LOVE your stockings. feel free to send some my way if you feel like making more!!

cindy said...

Beautiful! And I love that wreath...I've gotta make one of those. The 'merry christmas' looks perfect hanging on it. :)

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What a great mantel!! Love the stocking you made and the wreath is awesome! Wonderful job with everything!!

Beth said...

I love those sweet stockings and your book page wreath is fab. Nicely done girl!

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

I love the stockings!!! Well done!!! Your whole mantel looks lovely.

Kristen said...

I love the bling on the stockings! And that wreath? So cool!

Jen said...

Very pretty!
Really loving that wreath!

Kat said...

Darling stockings, darling!!! Love this year's Christmas card too, your girls are gorgeous!

the cape on the corner said...

i'm loving your stockings! i was noticing last night that ours are all red and totally clashing with the look i want. since my boyfriend's is the one his mom knitted when he was a baby, we aren't getting rid of it. so red it is! i'll just pretend they're tan and burlappy like yours! great job!

Nita Stacy said...

I love your stockings and that wreath so much. They look so fantastic together!


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