Friday, November 23, 2012

Christmas Decor Part One ~ And ~ OLM Ornie Swap Ornies

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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…

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ADORABLE!!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

That's it.

  No sewing, no gluing, Easy Peasey!! :)

I am so proud of how these turned out.

I hung one from my front porch light.

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And then I hung one from each of my front porch posts.

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I wish I would have used larger holly stems on the post.  Maybe I’ll add more later. 

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Here are some night time photos…

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I wrapped the base of the tree in an old burlap sack and tied the top.

This way it matches my porch burlap cushions.

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Okay, Let’s step inside to foyer. 

I don’t want to leave you standing outside when I end the tour.  :)

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This area has one of my favorite trees.

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I bought the prim Santa head topper quite a few years ago. 

I’m afraid I don’t remember where or who made it.

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Above Santa was made by Kerri @ The Calico Rabbit.

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Santa was made by Mary @ Prairie Homeplace.

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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.

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Okay, that is all for this post.

I will be back soon with many more Christmas photos to share.

Until then….

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take Care and Talk Soon,

zTam

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18 comments:

BumbleBeeLane said...

I can see why you squealed when you opened the santa.Very sweet! I got my box from OLM need to post it soon.Your way ahead of me,I'm decorating today.Your swags turned out lovely.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Gayle said...

Hi Tammy - Great ornies you received in your swap - especially that Santa - so cute! I haven't done a swap for years after getting burned a few times - maybe I should try again sometime...... I've been reading your blog for ages now, but today for the first time I noticed the quote you have from Pres. Hinckley - awesome! Love all the pictures you've shared and I look forward to seeing more. Thanks for the how-to on the swag by your front door - it's great!

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Tam,
I love all your goodies, The women including you are SO TALENTED!!!!
I LOVED all the Christmas decorations as always! You have the knack for decorating, you should open your own business decorating people's home's, you are that GREAT at it!!
I am so happy that you got into decorating this year even though the home is for sale.
You are in my prayers. You will find a buyer and you will find that gem of a homestead that you are going to make yours and LOTS of MEMORIES!
Love you girlie,
Hugs and Love,
Tricia

Jennifer said...

Love your home! it is so beautiful girl!!

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Tammy, wow, very sweet ornies you got there, love the Santa to.......Your porch looks absoluty perfect, the swags are great......the rest of the house is cozy Christmas, love it all.....Prim Blessings Francine.

Angi at drakestone primitives country cabin said...

Hi Tammy
I love your porch and the swags are great.. Going to try that but we don't decorate for another week or so.. Your ornie swaps are lovely a great way to showcase other artists.. X

ohiofarmgirl said...

It is fabulous. I adore your porch. Dianntha

sandy said...

The ornaments are adorable! I also love your fun Christmas decor! You have some great primitives in your home!
sandy :)

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Adorable ornies you got!!!
I believe I have fallen in love with the Santa ~ so cute!
Lovely Christmas decor ~ everything looks wonderful so far!
Yes ~ wanna see more!
Prim Blessings
Robin

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Tammy, love all your prim ornies, so sweet and I love the Santa to......your porch looks so beautiful....great job, the swags are so pretty.....you do such a great job decorating your home for the holidays, love the prim Santa head on top of the tree, can`t wait to see more....Blessings FRancine.

bettyj said...

Love your ornies. What a neat swap. The swag is perfect. I used to put swags under my windows before the porch was roofed.(it used to look more salt box, which I preferred, but my husband wanted a roof)I love fresh greenery. I am going to have to replace mine tomorrow but it has been up 2 weeks. If someone looks at your house decorated for Christmas they are going to HAVE to buy it. It looks great.

bettyj said...

I meant to say, "Cape Codish" not salt box.

prims by olde lady morgan said...

oh MY!!! you go girl! I wish my back would hold up so I could get it all done, I have trees up, but a mess everywhere...ugh... some done outside, but it's now freezin here...ugh....just had left over turkey, thinking I need a nap now! HEHE!!!
So glad you love your ornies! I need to show off mine, but I have seemed to have misplaced my camera charger and the battery is just about died...ugh.... OLM

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Oooh...I would have squealed too - your ornies are awesome...especially the santa :-)
Enjoy Tam
Blessings

Robyn ♥ said...

GORGEOUS!!! I am in love with your foyer!! Great job on the swags, love the simple greens, very classy!! I am also drooling over Mary's santa!!!

Tammy said...

Your home makes me want to craft and redecorate! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Ahhh...sigh....Now I also have porch and foyer envy (and, nope, don't have those either here....well, we have something we call a porch, but couldn't fit a chair or Santa on it!) Love what you do GF and how you do it....You have one amazing collection of ornaments!! And some very sweet additions I must add. I, too, am smitten with Mary's creations...that girl should get a selling site up and running!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Kathy Shea Mormino said...


I would like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week! http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-10.html

I hope you can make it!
Cheers,
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick