Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas at My House

  I decided to do things a little different this year. This is the tree that I usually put in front of the spiral staircase. Now it is in our front window. Every year I add something new to the tree.  It has made it easier on the pocket book to decorate such a large tree.  It is 12 foot tall. 

 I added the green ribbon, brown and green ornaments and gold leaves this year. I am not really liking the green.  I love the color but on a green tree they just don't pop out enough for me. I wasn't about to change it after it was done, but next year I will do something different.

 I ordered the fresh garland from a Young Life group.  I am not sure where they get it but it is such a deal. Things like this are not easy to get in Phoenix.  Maybe they get it from Flagstaff. Yes, in Arizona we do have pine trees and snow. It is only a 2 hour drive from Phoenix.

 I love this Nativity.  A gift from my husband year ago and was purchased at Costco.  They always have great deals there on Nativities.  They are always so pretty.
 I made these ribbon trees for a gift. I got the idea from Shanty 2 Chic.  She used fabric and a ruffler with her sewing machine. I don't sew (wish I did) so I used ribbon.  I just pulled the wire along the ribbon to create the same type of ruffle.  Took a loooooonnnnggggg time but it was worth it.

 Here is the set I made for myself!
 My kids have always loved this village.  I have tried NOT to put it out some years but they have a fit. So, we always end up putting it out.
 I order this fresh swag along with the garland.  I filled my apothecary jars with assorted ornaments and some beaded garland.
 I wish this picture wasn't blurry.  Sorry about that but I do love this table.  I collect snowmen and I bought the bowl at a barn sale a month ago.
 I made this at a Christmas party with my fellow Stampin up demonstrators.  We had a great time and this was a great project.

 This tree is in my family room and it holds all the ornaments my moms (my mom and other mom, I was blessed with another mom when my dad remarried)  got me every year for Christmas and all the ornaments I buy my children and husband every year for Christmas. 
 My kids expect these and can't wait to see what I pick for them every year.  The ornament I choose has something to do with an event in the past year. The little boy and girl was given to us the first year we were married 21 1/2 years ago.
I had the cookie jar from last yer but I painted the snowman at one of those pottery painting places.  I didn't even know they matched until I pulled the cookie jar out of storage.  What a nice surprise! 
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas season!  God Bless!

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  1. Leah I love everything you do. You are so talented. Keep up the good work.

  2. Yay!! I can leave a comment! I just wanted to mention that these tress are BEAUTIFUL and I am the proud owner of a set of 3!! I absolutely LOVE them. Leah you are so creative and have a knack for what works well together. THANK YOU so much for this over the top Christmas gift!

  3. I just love your ribbon ruffle trees. Please may we have some directions on how to make. Thanks Leah for the inspiration you provide.

  4. your decorations are just gorgeous!!!! Your home looks so festive and peaceful at the same time!!!! Merry Christmas!


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