Tuesday, December 3, 2013


to look a lot like Christmas around 822

Do you decorate your home each Christmas the same way?  Or do you like to change things up every year?

Since Christmas decorations can be rather pricey...I find myself being a theme decorator and using the same things year after year...and you know?  I really love it like that...

BUT...this year...I made a purchase that shook it all up!  Dontcha just love Hobby Lobby!

the 3 things I love about Hobby Lobby..
1.  the seasonal things are always on sale...like 50%!
2.  they play Christian music which I find so relaxing in the hectic isles during hectic shopping days
3.  they're closed on Sunday...big statement in this day and age!

This year I bought two champagne pre-lit tinsel trees that I am

C.A.A.R.A.Z.Y. A.B.O.U.T.

one for each side of the entry...each with just a jeweled cardinal or two
cardinals represent Christmas and winter to me
a girl can never have too many Nativities
I have them all over the house...no presents under the trees
just Nativities
isn't that what the gift is?

My favorite to decorate is the living room..the walls are a pale pink and it's so pretty with red
love the glitter
we have owls in our trees...so we love to add this element of nature all around this room
why look.... there are my two baby owl peeps...sitting in the nest...last year..one nest had a golden egg...
this year
that egg hatched
there are me and B...see that I have an owl on my shoulder?  I have had these decorations for 16 years and I still adore them
 another owl
more red birds

more owls

forced bulbs in the kitchen window

Nutcracker hanging on the door to the wine cellar

the bar
we love holiday cocktails with our friends and family 
and each other!
this little jacket shows how much American Honey I am NOT drinking
the tree at the baking station that nobody bakes at
 by those Nutcrackers
I love old mercury ornaments
yesterday found me chopping
spraying and lighting
an old dead tree...70 degrees today
high of 12 Thursday
it's a wonder we don't catch pneumonia

Pa rum pa pum pum ya'll!

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Minha vida de campo said...

amei sua decoração de natal. Os pássaros vermelhos estão muito bonitos. Está é a melhor época do ano, tempo de encontro, entre as famílias.
Tenha uma ótima semana.
Anajá Schmitz

Algodão Tão Doce said...

A amizade nos faz ver o mundo com olhos novos.
Amo apreciar seus lindos posts!
Uma doce semana.
Beijos Marie.

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Very cute! I love how you decorated your mantel!

Heather - New House New Home said...

Oh you are way ahead of me!!! I actually took the boxes out and started to sort things, but haven't brought anything out yet. Better get at it as we have a dinner on the weekend and the house has got to be done by then.

Wish we had Hobby Lobby here in Canada - it looks awesome. Love those new trees. And cardinals are my favourite!!!

It looks so warm and welcoming, my friend.

bj said...

I really love all your decorations and those trees...Oh, my...they are awesome. i'm going back to HL tomorrow to see if I can find one just like yours.
I am also going to follow you. :)
xo bj

Marissa said...

Gina, your Christmas decor is gorgeous I love owls too. And hobby lobby is my favorite place this time of year. I changed my ornaments this year to an animal tree for the baby but really it was for me..shhhh dont tell my hubby that!
Your place looks magical!

Beth W said...

How fun! I love a Hobby Lobby because they have e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. I walk in shopping for one thing, and have picked up another craft hobby before I leave the store. :D

I love your nutcracker cranberry wreath, too- very festive and simple.

carolyn bradford said...

Every year I think I want to change and then I realize it's just not possible…way too many precious memories as much as I like to think I want a "whole new look!" The old look really isn't so bad after all…and it's a lot more economical! But it sure is fun to dream…and to think of things for the shop at least! But even there we tend to stick with the tried and true!

Maureen Wyatt said...

The owl theme is the best! I change mine up every year by using the old stuff in a different way. Some ornaments are keepsakes and they always go out, no matter what the theme for the year.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GINA! I am late, but mornings are best for me to visit my favorite blogs so here I am and I am loving this!

THOSE CHAMPAGNE TREES! I wish we had a Hobby Lobby here....hmmm...we may, and I just don't know! I'm Googling that today and running to see if they have any. I love that color!

Thank you so much for coming to visit me with your kind words dear one. Enjoy your castle decked out with Christmas fun! Anita

Karena Albert said...

Hi Gna,
Your decor is wondrous! I love the champagne trees flanking your entry and cardinals are always special to me!

The Arts by Karena

Revi said...

It's looking very cozy! I wish I were as far along as you, Gina.

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh, Gina
Souche beauty to behold. I have just been on the most beautiful home tour of Christmas here. And I so agree presents under the tree is not just what's its about.
Your celebration here is breathtaking.

Thank you sweet friend for taking the time to visit and I loved the comment you left behind no your way home.

À Joyeux Noël


Art @ Home said...

:D Your decorations are all so pretty and unique, yet they work well together. I absolutely love the redbirds...they're my very favorite!

Thanks so much for linking-up, Sweetie!


Geneva said...

Your home looks beautiful; just as I knew it would. I had fallen in love with those little champagne trees at Hobby Lobby too...they look perfect at your house!
You've made everything so festive...I know you and your family can't help but have a wonderful Christmas.

Leslie said...

Hi Gina, those red cardinals are so pretty! Your home looks so pretty and festive. You're right;) a girl can't have enough Nativities!

Clotee S said...

It's feel like I'm visiting your house right now.

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
By the way, I'm Clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-shop. Nice to know you.