Sunday, December 5, 2010

Bring On The Tinsel

Hey y'all! I apologize for being away this past week but as you can see I have been quite busy!

The tree has been trimmed.

The stockings are hung by the chimney with care in hopes that the end of holiday decorating will soon be near! I don't know abt y'all but for some reason this year I have felt totally over whelmed with this holiday stuff! It may have to do with the fact that I had not even started shopping until abt two weeks ago. It
may be due to the fact that this year we went to Ga for Thanksgiving. Or it may be due to the fact that I want things just right. Just right for whom!? Yeah, I know, I could just throw up a tree with some twinkling lights and call it a day as far as my men are concerned but I know deep down inside they enjoy all my fuss as much as I do. Really this year has overwhelmed me for the sheer fact that I have put so much more time into it than I have in the past and I keep thinking abt how in just three weeks it will all be done and over with!:( I think next year I will start  the decorating at the beginning of November but not actually have the lighting of the lights till the day after Thanksgiving.
Anywho, who wants to see some more holiday cheer!? I know I do and can not wait to slow down so I can stop by and visit everybody and see their wonderful displays!!

This is from last year. It was our first year in this  house and well a lot was going on at the time so I just kinda threw things up. Simple and sweet but yet not quite inspirational.

This is this year and I must say it is one of my most fave displays thus far! Mind you I have yet to finish cause things like laundry, hungry children, and sewing have to come in play sometime. Oh yeah and sleep!;)

I received this set from The Nana and few years back and have to admit it has never had a spot that has done it justice till now. I layered this area which I think is what really made it come to life. I used the iron piece from my fall mantel and then just hung the star and some small candle rings on the hooks. Of course the fresh sprigs of evergreen are a must! Well worth the $4.99.

Christmas would not be complete without a few nutcrackers. $1 section at Target! Score!

The best thing is that this entire display was done almost entirely money free! Total cost was just $6! I guess that actually has been THE big stresser for me this year!! It is so easy to say hey I need this and I need this and just go out and buy it but this year I was determined to do very little of that. Even though it stresses me I have to say I am enjoying it all the more!

Thanx for stopping by to visit and I hope you enjoyed the first glimpse into our holiday wonderland! I will be sharing more this week so come back soon. Now off to accomplish some of those never ending chores. Have a good one y'all!
 Linking up to the following Parties this week:

Metamorphosis Mondays-Between Naps On The Porch
Sunday Showcase Showoff-Under The Table & Dreaming
Boring To Better Party-Savvy Southern Style
Hooked On Holiday House Tours- Hooked on Houses
Christmas Vignette Linky Party- Southern Hospitality


  1. Hi there Pamela~ Everything looks just beautiful!!! Love the berries in your tree and your mantle looks fantastic! You have been busy!!! :)

  2. Looks delightful Pamela! Hope your Christmas seeing is Merry and Bright!

  3. OMGoddness it all looks so beautiful Pam!! I love it! What a beautiful Nativity Set and it looks so perfect there! Love your mantel and tree, Christmas eye candy!

  4. Pamela it is absolutely beautiful! Every square inch of it.

  5. It is looking lovely and festive...I am almost embarrassed at how spare mine is in comparison.

    Blessings Kelsie

  6. Pam, your Christmas is just beautiful! I love you Nativity! In fact It made me remember that I'm missing one that didnt' make it out of the boxes! Not to worry, ALL the boxes are still upstairs lining the hallway yet to be put away in the attic! So I'll find it!
    I have to agree with you, that is an adorable display!

  7. The decorations look fantastic! You've definitely got the bountiful look going on, of which I am quite jealous! I know what you mean, though, about the men not seeming to notice if you've bothered to put extra effort in or not. Though Hubby did actually notice the Chinese pink parasol I stuck on the side of the Christmas tree today! (it's kind of hard to miss!) Haven't decided yet if that will stay or not... but I'm enjoying my process.
    : )

  8. HI Pamela! Oh, your decorations are wonderful! So pretty and lots to look at. I love that! :) Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  9. Your home looks so festive...I just love that! I really get it the Christmas spirit once the tree is up! ~Deb~

  10. Pamela, it is all so, so beautiful. Wish I was in Texas so I could camp out in your living room and just take it all in. It's magical. :)

  11. Hi Pamela! So festive and fun it all looks! I love it~ it's alot of work but always so worth it:)

  12. Hi Pamela! It was so fun to see a new post from you pop up! :-) I absolutely love all of your Christmas decor and your home just looks beautiful! The tabletop vignette with the nativity is gorgeous and the "layers" are perfect!

  13. how pretty!!!! Yes we told him about the shooting eye part! lol!

  14. Love your holiday much work...looks amazing!

  15. I love all your holiday decor. I know I do think it gets to be ridiculous all the decorating...and I'm guilty of it myself. My best friend has herself in a tizzy right now trying to make sure her house looks the very best it can possibly look for holiday party she is having in two weeks. Saturday night, I went to her house to give her my opinion on her Kitchen tree. Which used to be a table top and which is now 6ft tall! I think she has 8 fully decorated trees in her house at the moment - most of them large in size. It's pure craziness.

  16. I forgot I came here to tell you that I mentioned you on my blog today.

  17. Very beautiful! You've made your home so lovely for the holidays! ♥

  18. Pamela, it all looks great and I feel just like you this year. You took all the words and same feelings right out of my mouth. I know I have done a little more this year and was thinking the same thing it all comes down in three weeks. Oh well we will do it all again next year. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely Christmas cheer!

  19. It's looking very sparkly and pretty at your house!

  20. Beautiful! I especially love your nativity.

  21. You really have been busy! Such beautiful decorations!


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