Friday, December 19, 2008

Can You Stand More Christmas Decorations?

This post is going to be a lot more pictures from around my home. My kitchen table.
The Santa and bag are salt and pepper shakers.
A snowman cookie jar and a Santa boot filled with yummy candy canes. Help yourself to a candy cane as we continue the tour.
This is at the end of the counter next to the refrigerator.
I have showed you one side of my computer desk in an earlier post (with the Santa's). This is the other side. See the new little plate I won from Judi at Cranberry Blossom.

I just got this new Winter Queen at one of our little boutique stores and I LOVE her! I want to start collecting these....they have a bunch of cute ones.

Here is a snowman hanging out in my garland on the half wall when you enter our home.
This is my big Patriotic Pride snowman.
This is a beautiful live wreath I picked up yesterday from our local garden center....they were 1/2 off. I just need a big bow on it now. I LOVE the pine smell in our home, like we have a real tree. I got one for my parent's home too.
Thanks for sticking with me through all these pictures. On Monday I will show you my parent's Oklahoma home decorated for Christmas. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

55 comments:

mysteryhistorymom said...

Gorgeous, Darlene! I love your snowmen- especially your new one! So sparkly and vintage looking.:) Lori

Dawn said...

Your home is just lovely. I have enjoyed looking at all of your Christmas treasures. I like the new snowman you have! A bow on the wreath will be just lovely. Be sure to share a picture.

take care,
Dawn

April said...

Darlene...I just love looking at all your pretty decorations. You really have done a nice job, you know? I'll be looking forward to seeing your parents' home...I'm certain it will be just as beautiful as yours.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Darlene,
I love those live wreaths. Thought about getting one for our door too!

I am not tired of looking at decorations! I'm wondering myself what will I blog about in January.LOL

Your home looks fabulous!

Diane

Bo said...

Hi Darlene...you betcha we can stand seeing more Christmas decor...just think, it'll be a whole year before we get to see it again...and I love it! ;-) Bo

Laura said...

Ooooh, that Winter Queen is too adorable - love how you displayed her!

Songbirdtiff said...

Wonderfully festive!

Life with Kaishon said...

I love your Santa's : ). Your new snow queen is delightful! I also LOVE your pine wreath. I want one too!

Deb said...

I love looking at everyone's Christmas decorations! Your Snowman collection is wonderful - I have the same one that is sitting in the garland :-) He sits on our family room sofa.
Have a wonderful weekend Darlene!

Shannon said...

It is all so pretty! I love that Winter Queen too! Cute!

Smilingsal said...

Oh, I love to see Christmas decorations, so you can't give me too much. I'll bet that wreath makes everyone take a nice big breath to enjoy the smell.

Rambling Girl said...

Oh i love seeing all the Christmas decor...Love that queen also...I so love a real wreath also...I might go see if I can get one for half off to...they are pretty!

Lisa Ann said...

Simply gorgeous. I love that cookie jar!

HeathahLee said...

The Santa salt and pepper shakers reminded me of my Grandparent's stash of shakers...they collected them and had a ton!

Oh, and thanks for the candy cane...did you know Dollar Tree has CHOCOLATE candy canes? They are really good!

Erin said...

Everything is so fun and festive. My mom has a boot we put candy canes in and it brought back great memories when I saw it!

Michelle said...

Everything looks beautiful as usual...can't wait to see more!

Wendy said...

Love your little snow queen!

Kitty Scraps said...

Good Morning Miz Darlene,
Great minds thinking alike... because I've got a snowman on my mantel which I've not shown yet and have been thinking of doing my dining room more in a winter theme vs Christmas theme so I could leave it decorated thru January and into February. I've just not had any extra money to put my vision into reality but each idea you've shared is exactly what I'd love to see in there! Imagine a tree decorated with red birds, nests, feathers, snow covered churches, and snowmen! If only... LOL Thank you so much for your lovely comments and compliments, coming from you it means so much!

I heart your snowmen Girl!

Joanna said...

Eveything is just gorgeous!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Everything is so pretty, Darlene!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

You know, Christmas is the one holiday that I don't get tired of. I love to see decorations! I think they get a little depressing after New Years, but that is just because I get bummed I have to wait so long before the next Christmas season!
Carrie

JuJu and Family said...

I so need a cloche. Soon...I need tables and stuff to put them on first! :-) Take care!

A Hint of Home said...

You have so many gorgeous decorations. You home is just lovely.

Liz said...

Everything looks wonderful Darlene. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog, it was much appreciated.

Hugs,
Liz

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi Darlene~
All of your decorations are beautiful, and I LOVE your snowmen. Your wreath is gorgeous, and I love real wreaths, too! They smell wonderful! :)

I hope you have a fantastic weekend! :)

The Muse said...

isn't it wonderful and amazing how cloches and apothecaries are like little crowns for our gems?
what a happy welcome you have made!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I always love to see more Christmas. Very pretty and creative.

Aleta said...

I want to come over to your house for Christmas - it's just so lovely! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

Lisa & Gerald said...

Please keep on posting all of your beautiful Christmas pics! Here In Canada It's a Beautiful Winter wonderland!
Can't wait to see more!

Sit A Spell said...

I love snowmen too : ) I also like the scent of fresh greens at Christmas...isn't Christmas fun?!

nikkicrumpet said...

I LOVE the idea of putting the snowman in the apothocary jar...very smart!!!!

Kim said...

I love how you put the snowmen under the cloche. Everything looks beautiful!!!

judicreations said...

Hi Darlene
ahhhh thats so cute and special to see the little Snowman plate I sent to you on your kitchen table. You seem to have a collection of snowmen...so it looks like it just fits in!

All your lovely Christmas decorations in the kitchen are wonderful. Your new snowman is gorgeous. That would be a great collection to start.
We can never have too many Christmas pictures to look at.
Have a lovely day
Judi

Angel said...

I love your Winter Queen, too! what a neat idea to put it in the glass like that. You have lots of cute snowmen throughout your home! Thanks for sharing!

Jill Scott said...

Okay Darlene, Again, I want to know where you store all of your decorations. Does your husband hassle you about your decorations the way mine does? I'm always catching it for how much storage space my stuff requires, but you have me topped exponentially.

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

Hi Darlene, I just found your blog and think its beautiful! BJ had told me about your blog and that you had an easy way to put "snow" onto a blog. I just want to thank you for doing that! I have added it to mine and I will mention your blog too! Have a wonderful Christmas!
xxxooo
Marilyn

Lorrie said...

Hi Darlene, Pine is my favorite scent at Christmas too! When are your parents coming?

Jill Scott said...

Thanks Darlene, You're the best. I can sleep at night now that I know where your decorations are stored. Really, I'm sorry for hounding you. I was just so . . . curious.

jeanne said...

Darlene, I never get tired of Christmas. I'd say your kitchen is pretty well decorated. I do love your snow queen too. The live wreathes are so lovely and I too love the evergreen smell. Thanks for sharing your Christmas love.

Hugs...Jeanne

Nancy said...

Hi Darlene, Everything is beautiful! I love that snowman in the jar...that is the cutest thing. Nancy

Rebel said...

I love all of your decorations. I can't wait to see your parents home. Have a nice weekend.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Yes I can! Yes I can! I could never get enough. How clever that you displayed your Snow Queen in a layer of snow...So Cute!!!!
And your little Lexi looked adorable in her school play. She sure seems like a go-getter and I'm sure she makes you very proud.
Merry Christmas.

dana said...

I love your Christmas tours! That Christmas Queen looks like a Bethany Lowe design. It looks so cute in the cloche!
Your real wreath is WONDERFUL--don't they just boost your spirits? Half price is a real spirit booster, too!!
I'm getting ready to (hard swallowing here!) go shopping!!! eeeks---I will avoid the mall down the street from us and hit some boutiques up on the Square--much more fun!
Happy Sat!!!! L, Dana

Lisa & Gerald said...

Stop teasing me! I want to see more Christmas decorations by the end of the night! lol
Or you will be in BIG TROUBLE!
And I will tell Santa on you that you been a bad girl! lol
I can't wait to see them !

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Everything looks great! I love that real pine wreath. I need to get one for us too, since we stopped using live trees, I miss that incredible scent!
have a wonderful Christmas!

mollyandmarshal said...

I love all the decorations, Darlene. You have such a cozy, welcoming home! Merry Christmas!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Love all the decorations, especially the winter queen under the cloche!

Manuela

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I never get tired of looking at your Decorations, they are wonderful! :0)

Karen said...

Very nice, I have more, in my camera......don't know when I will let them out. How is Midnight behaving?

AJ said...

Love your Santa boot! Is that vintage?

Shelia said...

Afternoon, Darlene! I love to look at your pretty home - anytime! You have some of the sweetest decorations! I'm wishing you a most blessed and happy Merry Christmas, my friend,
Shelia ;)

GardenJoy4Me said...

Darlene ! I just can't believe all of your decorating girl !
It looks fantastic : )
Maybe some year you can come over here and help me out ? LOL
I am amazed ... it is really so pretty and cozy !

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hi Darlene,
I have missed you!!!!! Things are probably going to be a "little" crazy here for a couple of weeks but I hope soon after that they mellow out!
You are one of the most festive people I have ever met! I love how all the decorations look in your home!
Robin~♥

judicreations said...

Hi Darlene
Oh my goodness the Santas are wonderful! I love them all. How could one dear old Santa have brought on so much related goodness! What a lovely one you painted. How talented you are! I love the one set up in the jar that is soooo neat. You can do so many interesting scenes with jars that I had never thought of before. I continue to learn and become inspired by my good blogging friends..*hugs*.
How special that your parents will live so close to you when they are ready to.
Wonderful!
Enjoy this lovely day Darlene…Judi

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Is this the Darlene we used to know? Long, long ago. Your blog is really something..Everything and everyone looks great! I don't know anything about blogging tho'. Gene & Deborah