Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Decorating From Last Year

Today I am going to show you more of last year's decorating since I'm at a standstill with this years! I hope that will be okay with you. First I'll show you our tree in the foyer with a few closeups of some of the ornaments.
Can you see how perfectly a tree fits in this area? The staircase gently winds around and a Christmas tree is just perfect in this spot! We have double front doors with leaded glass and from the outside the tree is so beautiful. The lights just multiply by the zillions!

Here is a little needlework I did in 1977! It's old and I still love it! I framed it and it comes out every year!

This is the area we call the Crystal Bar! We're not drinkers and our house has this little bar area and it's a perfect place for all my crystal with all the 1970's mirrors! ;P A friend gave me the lighted glass block last year.

A couple of candles sitting in hurricanes filled with clear marbles!

Very fashionable sleek and trim snow couple.

Sweet and cute little candle topper in the kitchen!

Oh, I would love to introduce you to Mr. and Mrs. Bunny Foo Foo. They're sitting all lovey dovey on the sunporch. I made this little pair about 15 years ago and they are about as tall as a three year old child. I made their festive attire too! Let me tell you a little story: Now I must tell you my sewing machine at the time was very old. When I started sewing the furry fabric together for their precious little bodies...my machines started smoking and I burned it up! Well, I didn't strike a match to it or anything, but I burned up the motor and the belt came off. I cried! Mr. Precious is such a dear...he took me right out and bought another sewing machine for me so I could finish up the Foo Foos. I really don't think they appreciate how they came to be - smug or not they sit somewhere in our house at Christmas time.
Hope you've enjoyed visiting my last year's decorating. Maybe one day I can put up my this year's tree!
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia
I'll leave you with a little Note Song~
It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
It's the most wonderful time of the year.
With the kids jingle belling,
and everyone telling you,
"Be of good cheer,"
It's the most wonderful time of the year.
There'll be parties for hosting,
marshmallows for toasting and
caroling out in the snow.
there'll be scary ghost stories and
tales of the glories of Christmases
long, long ago.
It's the most wonderful time of the year.
There'll be much mistletoeing
and hearts will be glowing,
when loved ones are near.
It's the most wonderful time of the year.
~sung by Johnny Mathis


38 comments:

  1. I so love the Crystal Bar - how pretty is that? Your tree is going to look even better this year because everything is going to be renovated so it will be perfection itself. And well worth the wait!
    Love all your decorations. Wonderful time of year isnt it?

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  2. Everything is so BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE all the white/crystal in your bar area. CUTE the little bunny foo-foo's!

    Did you get some snow last night??? My dad called so excited cause he is just like a kid when it snows. He already even sent me pictures!

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  3. Good Morning sweet Shelia, Your tree and crystal bar are just stunning... You are the quite the decorator... I love how your staircase wraps around the tree... I have those lighted glass block presents too... A friend of mine makes them... I LOVE how they look... Have a wonderful day...

    Love Ya,
    (((HUGS)))
    Donna

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  4. Good Morning, Sheila! Are the installers there this morning? I sure hope so, cause I know you do! :) Your decorations last year are beautiful! The tree is gorgeous, and the "long" picture is great! I love your ornaments! I also really like the white feathery looking trees! You have that special touch that makes everything so elegant! ~hugs, Rhonda

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  5. I guess I should be saving my photos! As I post them, I've been trashing them. Bad, huh?

    Last year's tree was beautiful, and you do have the Perfect spot for a huge tree. Enjoy your day with the workmen. Take pictures!

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  6. Hi Shelia!

    Your house looked very lovely last year!! I am sure it'll get EVEN BETTER this year.. as you have waited so long to get things out! ;-)
    Don't worry about it... we decorate on the tree on the 23rd in my country!

    Monica

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  7. Oh what a gorgeous tree! Your home is beautiful Shelia!

    I am loving your avatar. It's so cute!

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  8. Morning Shelia~ Your tree was beautiful....how nice it will be this year with your new floors and your gorgeous tree in that grand entryway of yours. They are installing floors today aren't they? I love the chrystal bar with all the white & glass, it's stunning. Your needlework & the Foo Foo's are darling. Have a wonderful day!

    Hugs~ J

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  9. Hi Shelia,
    Your decorations are so pretty! I love your winding stair case...looks like something out of a movie!

    Have a great day,
    Diane

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  10. Sheila,
    It's all so beautiful - I just love that crystal bar area! :) Thank you for sharing!

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  11. Good Morning Sheila,

    The crystal bar is beautiful, what a wonderful way to put it to use, everything looks so beautiful. You really are a camera diva, thank heavens so we can enjoy all your loveliness!

    Christmas hugs,
    Kathi :)

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  12. That tree is perfect there-it was made for a tree!

    The crystal "bar" is so fancy and fun!

    Merry Christmas!

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  13. Simply beautiful Shelia, I would love to see your home sometime, it looks so beautiful. And that crystal bar, what a concept. I just shake my head in amazement.

    Love Ya,
    Chris

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  14. Oh Sweetie...your Last Year's Christmas Decorations were BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the white tree on the Crystal bar!

    You always share the sweetest stories...like the one about the foo-foos!

    ~Blessings,
    Jan

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  15. I LOVE--THAT CRYSTAL BAR.AND THOSE WHITE TREES YOU WIN,YOU WIN!WHAT I DON'T KNOW,BUT YOU WIN...ANNS.OH MY,

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  16. I just adore your needlework. That is so precious.

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  17. I love your decor from last year. Since I love crystal that area was my favorite. But, I also adore your big tree.
    Hugs, Terrie

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  18. The big tree is BEAUTIFUL and fits perfectly there. I also LOVE the Crystal Bar! Those beautiful wispy trees, crystal and mirrors make it really look chilly and ethereal.

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  19. this has got to be driving you insane! the photos look great...but I feel for ya sweetie!

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  20. Love your Crystal Bar, I'm almost Finished with my Decorations!!! Does that count?

    Happy Decorating!

    xoxo,
    Catleen

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  21. Sheila, thank you for sharing last years decorations. It is all gorgeous. I wouldn't expect anything less from my Sheila. The white tree in the mirror is stunning. all of the festive things look so pretty and cute.

    Come over I have a post you will enjoy today. I also took a diva photo just for you. smiling BIG!

    Christmas love...Jeanne

    We will be gone for 4 days. I will have to catch up when we come home sun. night.

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  22. Ooh, your tree is gorgeous! How tall is it??? My very favorite thing is your white feather tree with the beads. Oh boy is that beautiful!!!!!
    How are the floors coming along?

    Justine :o )

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  23. It's all gorgeous but that little white bar area is spectacular;) French

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  24. *shaking off saw-dust*
    *kicking nails aside*

    Well...I made it!!! I'm here. And then I see I've been here already today!! Don't even remember. LOL!

    You're probably wondering...*moving the measuring tape*...what's going on here???? Well, if you stop in at our blog...we've been under construction!! It's all done, but the cleaning up!! When clean up comes, I go!! LOL!!

    ~Blessings,
    Jan

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  25. Your tree looked beautiful. And I'm sure that Mr. and Mrs. Foo Foo appreciate all your hard work to get them here and looking so festive. They are very cute.
    *hugs*

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  26. Somehow it seems that the things we struggle about the most, end up with the most meaning in our heart. I suspect that is the way you feel about your bunnies and will come to feel about your new floor.
    Your pictures of Christmas past were wonderful. I eagerly await more of Christmas present. I know that delightful mantle is not the end for this year. Keep the faith and persevere.

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  27. Your pictures are lovely. What pretty decorations. I also like the crystal bar. It's stunning!!!

    My sewing machine stopped working a couple of weeks ago and my dear husband went out and bought me one. Gotta love thoughtful hubbies!

    take care,
    Dawn

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  28. Oh that tree in your entry is gorgeous! I can just imagine how it looks from the outside. Have they not put in your new floors yet? I know you are itching to get all of this pretty Christmas stuff out. Hope it will be soon. laurie

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  29. Just beautiful Shelia...love it all and those bunnies are darling as it Mr. Pericous ..I so rmember this bar from RMS and when you painted that area..WOW girl I go way back don't I..thanks Pickle for sharing...hugs and smiles Gloria

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  30. I should have known. You're a sewing machine killer!! My little Brother (sewing machine) is trembling on his table right now!

    Your decorations are just lovely. I don't know if you will put up the "big tree" this year or if it will wait until next year, but when you do put it up, perhaps you could try to capture the image of the tree seen through your windows on a nice winter evening? I can just imagine the lights sparkling through the front doors!

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  31. Hello Shelia, I love the tour of your decorations both today and yesterday. The Crystal Bar is so neat. So glad to hear that work is starting on your floor! Hang in there girl!

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  32. I knew your foyer would be the perfect spot for such a beautiful tree! How magical. You can look at it as you wind down the stairs. And I knew that it would be beautiful from your double doors - just like a movie star's house! ~ Robyn

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  33. I love the slim and trim snow couple. I want to look like that - what do you feed them? Sally

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  34. Simply gorgeous! I love the little white trees and the lighted packages.

    Stop by my blog when you have a few minutes. I have a couple of awards for you.
    Merry Christmas!
    Kathy

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  35. Hi Shelia, Hope your puter gets better soon...lol Now, that's my kind of bar...I love the crystal!! Nancy

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  36. THe crystal bar is beautiful...I bet it feels good to be able to get our other things out and up. The tree looks marvelous too!

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  37. The tree is beautiful! And I especially love the white table setting items.

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  38. I'm afraid you've given me a bit of tree envy with your beautiful white Christmas tree...I absolutely love it, it's beautiful!

    Buffie :)

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)