Tuesday, November 25, 2008

More Christmas Decorating

Today I'm continuing the Christmas decorating "tour" of my home!
Here are some pictures from our family room! :)

I bought this lovely tassel from Nester at Nesting Place, and I heart it SOOOO much!!
This little Santa's glittered self is perfect with his soft colors and ribbons and trims!
Love it! :)



Here's our "family room tree". Yup, I'm having to specify, cause I've got several trees which are all decorated differently. And I also change things up every couple of years. Maybe I'll do a post on different Christmas trees I've had over the years!

This year since I made a garland for the mantle (see yest. post!), I just did a simple tree in this room to match.
It's a fake tree (soooo much easier in my opinion than real -- burn a pine scented candle!), and I just stuck in more fake greenery like I used in the garland, a mossy green ribbon that I already had, silver tiny jingle bell garland from Michael's, and silver glitter snowflake ornaments from Target (4 for $.99!).


Simple and easy!



The tray on our ottoman with Christmas books, more vintage ornaments, my fav Home Sweet Home Candle, an angel and new cloche from Michaels.








So there ya go! Hope you enjoyed seeing more pictures :)!!
Some of you on the comments yesterday said that you were glad to see I was "keepin' it real" with showing my cord and other things :). Ready for more keeping it real moments??
Here you go!:
My "tree skirt" is actually a lace curtain panel! And I just threw it down there for the photo yest. I was too lazy to get down on my belly and wrap it all the way around the tree!
And it's still exactly like that today!
The ribbon on the tree wasn't long enough to wrap around it. In fact it's not all one piece! I just tucked it around the front and sides.
Same for the garland!
My new cloche still has the white bar code tag stuck on the back behind the angel! I have a thing with those sticky little things -- I hate them, they take effort to take all the way off. Maybe I'll remove it soon. Maybe!! ;)
Lesson?? Work with what you have and go with the flow! :)
Your home can look lovely on a small budget.
"Fake" it till you make it!!!
LOL!!
Have a great day, my friends!


35 comments:

mannequin said...

Good Morning SITSta! We have much the same philosophy in regards to decorating. One must be resourceful, musn't one?
I really love your mantel. Last year was my first decorating a mantel and I must say I failed miserably. This year, I'm taking tips from you. I love how the garland is extended over the mantel; seems a bit more grand, no?

Kelly said...

Looks good. I love that you are keeping it real...

I used a Christmas table cloth as a tree skirt for a couple years.

Betsy said...

I hate those sticky things too. YUCK! House looks very natural and nice.

Christy said...

lovely....

I despise those stickies too! Especially the price tags that come on picture frames. i can never get them off. I am so impatient and I end up making a mess with them because they don't come off in just one piece.

Enjoy your day!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Stacy
It is all so pretty! I love that candle scent too!

kristi_temple said...

Rub a little oil on your stubborn stickies. It loosens the glue and then you can just wipe off the oil with a paper towel. Love your tree.

Shannon said...

I hate those price tags!!! Half my stuff still has them too. Your family room looks great!! I love the colors and the vintage ornaments.

Lisa said...

Beautiful decorations! I absolutely LOVE your mantle!!!

Oh and you might already know but rubbing alcohol works wonders in removing those annoying sticky tags on items. :)

Nikki said...

Everything looks so pretty. I'm ready to start decorating, but I have a few home projects to finish before I get started.

We would have never known your little secrets if you hadn't shared.

Lindsey said...

Love the decor!!!

Jenny S said...

Fake it til you make it is the best!! Can't wait to see more trees!

Stacey said...

Hi Stacey-
Love the tassel. I was admiring them yesterday at her site.

Glad you can get together. I have some time Monday, Thursday, and Friday of next week. Which of those is good for you? Time wise, 10:30 a.m. or later works. We could meet closer to home this time- either at one of our houses or at a restaurant/coffee house?

kellymb said...

Beautiful! Thank you for keeping it real!

Grand Pooba said...

Oh fun! Now I wanna decorate mine!

Stacey said...

Everything looks so pretty and peaceful. I really like your ornaments just floating around.

I never even noticed the cords. Had to look back to find them. Those darn cords, what are we supposed to do with them anyway? :)

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Stacey said...

Oh by the way...I use Goo Gone on stickers. It works every time.

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Love it. Keepin' it real. :) That's the best. I am forever keeping my pricetags on things...my hubby gets so mad.

Everything looks so great. I just bought a Home Sweet Home jar candle the other day. I'm so excited about it! So wonderful smelling. Yankee is actually doing a buy two get two large jars free deal. I did a post about it the other day. Hope you have a great evening!

heathersister said...

Thanks for stopping by. I have been so busy trying to keep up with comments from my saucyness, I haven't made it to all the other saucy blogs yet, but when I saw your comment I recognized your blog name.

Your Christmas decorations are beautiful.

Lauren said...

Hi! I just came across your blog..your decorating looks lovely:) I love the vintage things you have..very pretty! Anyway, I enjoyed my visit..I'll come back soon! Have a wonderfuk Thanksgiving! <3Lauren

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Here from SITS!

Your decorations look beautiful.

Sandy Toes said...

Oh Blessed Nest..I love that tassel so very cute! I love the tree and can't wait to see more!
Happy Thanksgiving!
-sandy toes

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Stacey, I really enjoyed visiting your lovely blog. Your Christmas decor' is just perfect and so welcoming.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving.~Melissa :)

Jessica said...

I love her tassles!!! I just got one!

Melissa Lester said...

Your Christmas decorating looks beautiful! We have been in a stress-inducing state of pulling everything out and making such a mess in trying to get things decorated. I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, and hopefully everything will be in order when company arrives for Thanksgving. I hope you have a great holiday! Thanks for your prayers for Joe's mom. She is doing better than the doctors hoped.

annie kelleher said...

i love home sweet home too... your decorations are beautiful and i really enjoyed reading your blog! we are recuperating from a large renovation but you've inspired me to get going!

Cathy said...

Beautiful! Now, can you come decorate my home??

RebeccaMom said...

Your home look gorgeous, SITSta! I love Christmas too, but my DH won't let me start decorating until after Thanksgiving. yeah, I could probably do it anyway, but he'd get that look... I don't like the look LOL!

The Charm House said...

Love your blog!!!

Valerie said...

Hey love the decorations. I haven't even started mine yet. I am a little late but I wanted to congratulate you on your blog being SAUCY this week. Happy Thanksgiving and have a great week!

Christine @ Simple Starfish said...

Just found your blog! Love it!

misselaineous said...

Love, love your mantel! It looks awesome! Makes me wish I had a mantel :} You really did a great job! *elaine* Oh PS...try a little WD40 on a cloth or paper towel to remove those "icky-stickies". We sell wood fraternity paddles at my shop, and it works great for removing both the price tag, and the manufacturers UPC sticker.

Glitter and Bliss said...

I love your tassel and all your decor....

keeper of the chocolates said...

OH everything is so pretty and so inspiring! hello from a new sitsa :)

i am so looking forward to doing my decorating this weekend! thanks for sharing!

Susan S. said...

Everything looks so pretty and festive! Thanks for sharing your home.

Young Wife said...

Everything looks beautiful!