Wednesday, December 3, 2008

More Decorations.....

Here is the top of my little bill paying desk.

Some of my apothecary jars.
This is on top of my little hutch in the living room.
I painted this Santa back in 1989......he is almost 20 years old!

58 comments:

tam said...

Love all of your pretty holiday decorations! Very nice-great job!
Hope you are having a wonderful week!
~Tam :)

Dawn said...

Very nice Darlene. I first thought that one of your jars was filled with M&M's. I had to enlarge the picture to check it ou!

I love the Santa you painted. I've always wanted to be able to paint like that. I love the look.

I'm sure your home is looking very festive!

take care,
Dawn

April said...

Beautiful, but I have to say that the apothecary jars are my favorite! The possibilities are endless!

Michelle said...

Great decorations..love the Santa you painted!

Bo said...

Morning Darlene...I LOVE the Santa you painted!!! I took a class to learn how to paint like that and I never "got" it...the ability, I mean..LOL. Doesn't glass give anything & everything a beautiful glow... ;-) Bo

Farm Chick Paula said...

Those are all so pretty, Darlene!!
The little Santa you painted is adorable!

Smilingsal said...

That Santa still looks new. You have beautiful decorations, Darlene.

duchess said...

Those decorations are beautiful. Love the glass jars with all the colorful baubles & the lantern with the lights.
1989? That's the year I graduated from high school - is it 20 yrs. already?? Ugh!

Rambling Girl said...

Love all your ptetty stuff! Great paint job! Now Darlene when are you going to open your etsy store...you really should!

Karen said...

Very pretty! I need to get me some apothecary jars!

Neabear said...

Love all your decorations! So pretty. After reading Dawn's comment I had to enlarge the picture and check it out too. LOL! I also love the Santa. Boy, I need to get back to painting. It was a fun way to make gifts and add to my decor.

Shannon said...

It is all looking so nice! I love the jars!

Kim's Treasures said...

Very beautiful!!! Happy Holidays!!

Songbirdtiff said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love the lights in the jar. I hope you are enjoying the Christmas season.

Sandy Toes said...

OH my I love love those jars..so cute!!!
-sandy toes

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I love your use of the lights, that adds such a warm glow! Your Santa is adorable, and looks so young for his age!!

Carrie said...

Everything looks great love the santa!

AJ said...

So pretty Darlene:) Love the jars!
I need one of those Twilight thingies on your side bar! I'm on book three and can't get enough!

mollyandmarshal said...

Ooooh! I love it! And I love the apothecary jars - I am planning on getting some for my wedding to fill with candy at the reception!!

Mabry's gamma said...

Darlene,

Read your comment on Brandee's blog and you don't need any help decorating, you are doing great. Your one of the bloggy gals that I check up on for decorating inspiration. Sometimes it is nice to switch up and do something different. I have had many themes over the years with my Christmas decorating and it is fun.

Your Santa doesn't look a day over one! LOL Very cute.

Cheri

AJ said...

Thanks Darlene! I got it:) ♥♥You're the best♥♥

Jill Scott said...

I love your Santa. I'm just starting with my Christmas decorations.

Christina said...

I really like your glass lantern filled w/Christmas lights. I'm going to try that with something once I find some lights.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!

mysteryhistorymom said...

So warm and wonderful, Darlene! Just the way I thought your home would be.:) Love your apothecary jars- and everything else, too! Lori

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Give Darlene something empty and she WILL fill it with twinkle lights! You are so cute! Everything looks wonderful!
Robin~♥

Daphine said...

Beautiful decorations!!!!

Shelia said...

Hi Darlene! All these decorations are so sweet! You're good at painting sweet little Santie faces, too! I love those jars filled with Christmas!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Nancy said...

Darlene, Looking so pretty! That santa you painted is too cute! Nancy

jeanne said...

Hi Darlene, your decorations are making me realize how much I must do to finish decorating. sigh. Everything looks so pretty and festive. I love it all. this is my favorite time of the year.

Four more days of drawings. Good luck Darlene.

Hugs...Jeanne

dana said...

You are such a decorating GO Getter! Whew, I wish I had some of your steam! :)
Your new header looks great--now I see it is from your mantel--super. The apothocary jars look so great filled with Christmasy items! I don't have any of those (jars) and I have been meaning to pick some up! So useful.
Bonnie and I had tickets to go to the TS Orchestra here in KC,MO at the new Sprint Center last year--then we had an icestorm that night, so we didn't go. We lost a lot of money!!! The show did go on and the folks who saw and heard it said it was wonderful! Glad you enjoyed the performance in Ok City!
Stay warm--we had a little snow today! Dana

Lorrie said...

Such pretty decorations Darlene--love the lights, I bet you enjoy them every evening.

I had to chase Ollie from the tree with the vacuum twice, once Sunday and once Monday, but not at all today or yesterday! He's still lurking nearby though and looking at the ornaments, so I've left the vaccuum on guard. He is the most determined cat! He's 3-1/2 and I would've thought he'd give up on the tree this year!

Tamara Jansen said...

Santa doesn't look a day over 19 :)

Laurin R. Kelly said...

Your twenty year old Santa is looking GOOD! He's super cute! You are getting into the Christmas spirit that's for sure!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

HOly cow girl you painted that! He is so cute. Hey its snowing on your blog....glad I got my snow cap on. Love your desk!~

Ginger said...

Darlene,your blog looks so festive. I like your Santa and the jars fill with "Christmas".
Ginger

The Muse said...

I want to come and eat cookies and drink hot chocolate! How delightful!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I am so impressed that you painted that snowman! Mine would look like a two year old did it if I ever tried to do something freehand!
Carrie

The Berry's Patch said...

Look at all the goodies. Gosh, you tell me that you can't decorate and then look at your house. It looks fantastic.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

The snow is awesome! I love Santa Baby ;0)

nikkicrumpet said...

Love the apothocary jars full of colorful sparkly stuff. Very simple and very nice! And Santa looks good for being that old! I guess this means I should get to work decorating my house...dang it sure is gonna cut into my blogging time!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi Darlene~
I love all you decorating! I love the ornaments in the jars, and are those cranberries inside of one of them? Are they strings of cranberries? Just curious how you did that, because it is SO pretty!
Your Santa is amazing! You have an incredible gift! :)

I hope your night is a good one, and that you are having a great week! :)

Sit A Spell said...

Love the photos...your Santa is awesome! Yep, same snowmen as Jules...very cute. Thanks for stopping by my blog...come back and sit a spell.

Our Complete Family said...

I love all of your jars filled with pretties. So festive!
You're all set to go hun!
Happy day wishes~ Les

Rebel said...

Your blog is so colorful and festive. I don't have one Christmas decoration down out of the attic. And Christmas is at my house this year for my large family. I'd better get with it. Your's looks great.

Dawn said...

Darlene, how did you get the snow on your blog? I love it!

take care,
Dawn

CatHerder said...

It looks so pretty. I love the candy jars!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

My little bill paying desk doesn't even resemble something pretty...:)
Love that. I bought Hershey kisses for my jar and my lab got into the bag at night....ate most of them. It was a bit scary for awhile because she was like a dog on crack, but it finally flushed through her system.
Isn't it so fun to pull out that painted snowman? What memories, I am sure.

Deb said...

Your holiday decorations are so wonderful. I love the apothecary jars filled with brightly coloured Christmas balls.
Deb
posted-from-home

Ashlie said...

Everything looks so festive! I love the little Santa you painted. Oh, and how did you get the animated snow to fall on your blog? Too cool!

Joanna said...

Great decorations! I love the lights. : )

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

I love all of your decorations! How did you do the snow effect on your blog? I love it!!!

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

Cuteness everywhere I look!! I LOVE the glass lantern filled with pine boughs and lights.

At Home In Georgia said...

Hey what about those boxes you make...you did pumpkin ones and said you were going to do snowmen ones.

I LOVE your apothocary jars...that green on really caught my eye.

Geri said...

Hi Darlene:

I had a poodle named Sassy. She died of old age and it took years for me to get the two poms that I have now - Nietzsche and Quixote.

Poodles are definitely sweet lovable dogs.

Carol said...

Your Christmas decor looks great. I love your new feature of falling snow!
Smiles,
Carol

judicreations said...

Hi Darlene
I'm sorry you have been sick. I hope you are feeling better today!!
I've just popped in to have a litte look around.
You have set up some lovely Christmas decorations...and I love that Santa you've painted too. Very special.
You will not believe it but your giveaway is IN THE MAIL!! whew.
Have a great day and feel better
Judi

Marie said...

CUTE xmas decor! I love how so many of you changed your blogs to a christmas/winter theme. Love your snow!

Hope you are feeling better soon!!!

Eloise said...

It is such fun to see your beautiful Christmas decorations! Thanks for sharing them.

Hope you're feeling better!