Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My Garland Is Showing!!!

I am participating in The Nester's Garland Show and Tell. I have never done garland before but when I saw her garland I was inspired to try. So here it is. Tell me what you think.

Here is the full length view with my new Chocolate accent wall. Please disregard the black trash bag in the bottom of the picture. It is a bag of clothes that we are dropping off at Goodwill.

Here is the left side. I want with pine cones and berries. Everything was 50% off at Hobby Lobby. The vase I already had. The rocks in the vase are from a gem mining trip the kids and I took and the large pine cone is one we found at my Dad's house. The baby shoe is Caleb's bronzed shoe and the bird I got at the Habitat Restore for $1.

Here is the right side. The funky basket I got from a lady who was freecycling a huge trash bag of baskets. The pine cone is another from dad's house and the shoe is the partner to the one in the photo above. The bird is also from the Habitat Restore for $1 but it is a little smaller and different from the one above.

Our stocking holders are silver and spell out PEACE. For some reason, the stockings are not hanging. I think we had the fire going the night before and had taken them down for that. Anyway, they are hand knitted by a friend of my mother-in-law. They each have our name and the year we were born and they are red, green and white. You can't really see them in this picture but, I have a strand of colored led lights in the garland. I think I need to change the batteries.

Here is my newly painted front door with a wreath that a good friend of mine had her mother make for me.

Here is our tree. I take down all our window treatments and hang sparkly snowflakes in the windows with fishing line.

These are the things my kids are not allowed to touch.

These are the things I let them play with.

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. I know I will enjoy looking at everyone else's decorations.


Amber said...

Everything looks great! What a good idea to have special things out that the kids can play with. I need to do the same thing for my 2 year old!!

The Nester said...

Now we are all jealous of that big window! It looks great Kristi!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I love your garland. It's so lush and pretty. Absolutely adorable!

Paula said...

I really like your wreath! Nice touch.

Chris said...

Have you SEEN that window? :) It's gorgeous! OH...and beautiful garland too. :)

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

Everything is beautiful. What a great idea to take down window treatments and string the magical!!!
Love the PEACE stocking holders too!

Kathy said...

You did a wonderful job decorating your house! I LOVE the "outdoorsy" feel of your garland on the mantle. Those birds are perfect!