Saturday, November 22, 2014

More Christmas decorating...

I've been decorating like crazy! A good crazy! I copied this kitchen cabinet wrapping idea off of Pinterest . I did it last year, not sure if I posted pics or not but if so, who cares right?


I'm glad I did those last year so all I had to do was pull them out of the box. I did have to attach the bows though. Maybe I'll leave them on there after Christmas and box em up as is :)

I also put the little sprigs of greenery on the stairs along with the Hallmark Father Christmas Santa's.


 And lastly, I finished the tree. I'm so happy that this is the last year with this one. We're a little sad but when your artificial tree starts losing it's needles because it's so old, yea-it's time. Since this is it's last year, we're letting it go out with a bang...TINSEL!!

Poor Paul. He struggles every year with lights. Every year I have to go buy boxes of little lights. Last year I bought 11 boxes and brought them home, put them on the tree and they were LED! Ugh! They all looked lavender colored. I wanted all clear but when Paul said we didn't have enough working, I thought we could put up what clear lights we could and then put up colored. We have a ton of the multi colored bulbs. So, this old guy has a combo :)
Notice the tinsel? The bottom half of the tree doesn't have any since I have two cats. 

I spent the rest of the day on my belly and knees putting the Christmas Village under the tree. I am so out of shape I can now barely stand up straight! My knees and my back hurt LOL! Here's some pics of the village...


I did learn a few things. One is, next year I'm setting up the village before the tree! I'll get the tree stand in place and then do the village. Another thing, I don't think I need the snow tree skirt. We'll see. I do love looking at it. A couple of years ago, my mother in law gave me her village. It's very old and I have quite a few pieces here under the tree but not all. I couldn't fit them all! So, we may put them under the tree in the study...yes-I have 2 more trees to decorate! LOL. I'll post pics when I get them done.

As always...


  1. WOW! It all looks so beautiful and warm. Great job on the decorating and I just love the ribbon on the kitchen cabinet doors. Great idea! Oh and you village is so cute but sorry about your back! LOL! But you did remind me that we have some village pieces my mil gave us. I got to remember to put them up too. Happy holidays my friend.

  2. Val, your home looks so lovely and Christmasy. Those kitchen doors are amazing. I miss chatting with you often. Have a wonderful Christmas. Hope things are going well for you.

    1. Thank you Nylene and thank you for visiting my blog. I'm so sorry it's taken me so long to write back. I get easily side tracked and when I do think of sending you a note, I'm either in my car or just going to sleep, in the shower or somewhere where it's impossible. I hope you had a nice Christmas and got to see your grandchildren. I miss our chats. So, do you belong to any other scrapbooking sites and keep in touch with the CG's? Happy New year my friend xoxo