It’s been a busy week for me trying to work on getting the house decorated before our son, Dan, returned from California for the holidays. When I told him that I didn’t think I’d feel well enough to get but one tree done, I could hear the disappointment in his voice. This boy loves the lights, the ornaments, and all the trimmings that go into Christmas decorating, but I know he understood.
But he got a big surprise when he walked into the house late last night and saw the glow of six trees greeting him. He broke into a smile and said, “You got the trees and the decorating done! It looks great!” Well, that made my day because I’d been rushing all day to complete the last of the trees and the finishing touches on the rest of the house.
“Welcome home, Dan!”
I’ll show you my entry and two more of my trees as I’m link up with Karen’s Some Days Are Diamonds Doors of Welcome Party and Susan’s Deck the Halls Party. You are invited to attend both soirees and see all the fun and wonderful Christmas decorating out there in Blog Land.
click on the pictures to visit Karen and Susan
Oops, I cut off part of the door, but you can see the two grapevine trees that I set on some greenery filled urns. I placed shepherd hooks along the sidewalk and hung colored jars filled with cranberries and faux snow.
The wreath is a simple one- juniper berries and sugared fruit.
The bench in the front courtyard area holds a basket filled with natural greens, logs, pinecones, and berries.
In case you get lost, here’s a sign pointing the way to Santa at the North Pole!
As you enter the front door, you can see the great room from the long hall. This tree is decorated in a brown and gold ribbons and glass balls.
It’s not a large tree, maybe only five feet tall.
This storage chest holds my overflow of glassware that I find at estate sales.
I hung three glass ornaments at every swag in the garland. I think it just adds a little more “frou frou” to it.
A feathered bobeche circles the base of the candles and a small cloche houses a balding Santa.
Tall apothecary jar filled with gold and brown glass balls.
These pinecone candles rest on more of the faux snow that I mixed up. It glistens just like the real thing, don’t you think?
Looking upward, you can see my newest tree on the stair landing. It is decked out in the vibrant color combination of purple and lime green.
On the hall closet door frame, I’ve placed some Cat’s Meow houses that have a Christmas theme.
Well, there you have my door and entryway. I kinda rushed this post tonight~ I spent the day catching up on things I’ve neglected since I bonked my head on the kitchen floor last month. I felt pretty good today. I’ll be posting the rest of the house shortly. Hope you’ll be back to see more of it soon! Don’t forget to visit Karen and Susan.
And if you want to see a few more of my trees, please visit here.