Christmas Around the House

It was a busy and productive weekend with tree trimming…

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I know, there are fir needles everywhere and that is only a little bit of the mess that I have had to make in order to get as much decorating done as I could.  My helper was loyal though and never left my side.  One of you dear readers dropped in today and witnessed the mess OPP but she is sworn to secrecy!

Hopefully today will bring the final installment – whew!

Thankfully  my favorite elf showed up and the front door splendor should be up and twinkling as you read this!…

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one tree up and finished…

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my helper taking a break…

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yes, you read that right, ONE tree up…

here’s the deal, several years ago an OPP inhabitant Mr. Doctor let it be known that the cardboard could be happier in a location other than the living room…

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those handmade ornaments from the early years are some of my favorites and so a second tree…

On another note, everyone is excited here because our team is going to the Peach Bowl!

this is a little Ole Miss baseball player made by my mother for one of the boys several years ago, Hotty Toddy…

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the jolly one is definitely making himself known here…

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love this antique Santa…

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What about a tree skirt?  Do you use one?  I have always had a tough time with this one.  First of all, it just gets covered up with all those pretty packages.  Second, I have never really found one that thrilled me.  A while back I started using old rugs or pieces of fabric and doing the “Mississippi wad” thing with them under the tree.  This year we had taken down some valances in the bedroom and voila…

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Cammie is ready for all the decorating to desist…

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what about you?

trees trimmed?

decorating done?

I’d love to hear from you!!!

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  1. Just decorated our tree last night, using the idea of grouping balls by color (from one of your recent posts). I’ll have a blog post tomorrow with a photo of it. Turned out pretty nice. Thanks for the idea!

    • mnestorc@aol.com says:

      Oh good! I can’t wait to see your tree, I did the same with mine and thought the little groups of three really added to the tree!