Hello all my blogging friends.
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
I know one thing…
I sure did eat Way Too Much!!
Wednesday I received my ornies from Marie’s OLM Swap.
OMGoodness! What a wonderful grouping I got!
Check these out…
The plaid gingerbread was from Trace @ Granny Trace Scraps And Squares.
The Santa was from Mary @ Marmmies, Mammys and More.
I squealed out loud when I saw the Santa in the box. I had just contacted Mary about wanting some of her wonderful Santa’s when I noticed her donation to Brenda's Blog Hop Giveaway.
The snowman was from Linda @ Country Pickins.
The burlap stocking was from Michelle @ Simple Pleasures.
And the sack of candy was a bonus goody from Marie. Yes, it is already opened. Kortney snatched it up as soon as I pulled it from the box. :) LOL!!
A big, huge, Thank you to to all the ladies for their amazing ornies and to Marie for hosting such a FuN Swap!!
Here are a few photos of the ornies separately and displayed on my tree.
I also want to take a second and show off my previous ornie swap ornies now that I have them displayed on my tree.
These were from a swap hosted by Amy @ Bumble Bee Lane.
To read more about the swap goodies and for information on who made the below ornaments,
please CLICK HERE.
I was going to hang Steph’s little tree but I thought it looked too cute on my cupboard with the sheep around it, I decided to keep it there.
I am pretty much finished with all my Christmas decorating.
Well, besides the occasional tweak here and there.
I have so many photos to share, I am going to be sharing them in separate parts.
Way tooo many to do in one post.
**All photos were edited at Befunky.com
Most were edited to look old. So please know my house, my walls, etc. aren't filthy dirty, that is the picture editing aging. Heehee!! :)
I figured we would start with the outside and work our way in.
Here is my porch all decorated for Christmas.
I made the three swags. So easy and nearly free. I will try to show you later how to do it, but here are some quick instructions.
My Mom had some cheap, light weight, Christmas trees, you know, the small table top size.
I simply removed the plastic base, bent all the branches in a flat, downward direction. Then I cut some live holly from my bush. I attached the holly to the swag using greenery stems (purchased from the Dollar Tree). Tied the top with a homespun bow and at the back of the bow stuck a strip of homespun through to use for hanging.
No sewing, no gluing, Easy Peasey!! :)
I am so proud of how these turned out.
I hung one from my front porch light.
And then I hung one from each of my front porch posts.
I wish I would have used larger holly stems on the post. Maybe I’ll add more later.
Here are some night time photos…
I wrapped the base of the tree in an old burlap sack and tied the top.
This way it matches my porch burlap cushions.
Okay, Let’s step inside to foyer.
I don’t want to leave you standing outside when I end the tour. :)
This area has one of my favorite trees.
I bought the prim Santa head topper quite a few years ago.
I’m afraid I don’t remember where or who made it.
Above Santa was made by Kerri @ The Calico Rabbit.
Santa was made by Mary @ Prairie Homeplace.
No, I haven't decorated my banisters yet. I’m not sure what I want to do with them.
I have been seeing a lot of cute ideas on Pinterest, but still haven't decided.
If or When I get them decorated I’ll be sure to share.
Okay, that is all for this post.
I will be back soon with many more Christmas photos to share.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Take Care and Talk Soon,
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