Tuesday, December 1, 2009

~ Christmas Decorating Underway! ~

Well I have been having lots of fun decorating and wanted to share some of my progress thus far. I usually try to get the main tree done first because, to be honest, I don't really enjoy doing it! It's not a primitive tree, it's the ornaments we've collected throughout the years. I used to do a 7 foot tree up until last year when our baby moved out....I bought an inexpensive 4 foot and found it soooo much easier to deal with....so even though that baby is back home again, I put up the smaller tree again. Granted, I'm not able to fit all the ornaments that the big one had but this one holds all the favorites. I have it sitting on the olde wash stand that I keep in front of one of the family room windows. Here's an overall view:

Here's a look at some of the ornaments:

My all time favorite ornament are those ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz, here's a closer look:

Now for something prim to show you, I put up a cute little tree on the boot bench hubby made a while back, leaned a picture in back of it, and added a snowman and some candy canes:

Then lastly for today, I took a picture of my primitive stepback that stands in the breakfast nook with it's Christmas decor:

That's all for today!
Merry Christmas!


Black Sheep Lisa said...

Looking good Janet, i have got to get busy!

basketsnprims said...

Janet ~
Everything looks great ~ love those ruby slippers. I love your primitive cupboard and the wreth on the door. THanks for sharing. Can't wait to see more.

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

That stepback is so nice - I agree with Pam - love the wreath on it too!! And the boot bench gathering is adorable!! Looking good so far!!:-)

big city prims said...

Hey girlfriend, I LOVE those red slippers! So cute -- everything looks great and festive!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Everythin' looks fantastic!!! Those ruby slippers are adorable! :> )

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

Oh so pretty! :) Everything looks wonderful, Janet...Love the cupboard-your touches are perfect!

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Love, love, love the stepback! Keep the pictures coming, Dawn

Loretta said...

Oh Janet everything looks so beautiful. My great room tree is not prim either but it is filled with precious memories that I wouldn't give up for anything. I love the way you have the boot bench decorated. After looking at your things I think I need more stuff!(and another closet to store it all in) I can't wait to see the rest of your decor! Hugs, Loretta

Constance said...

Your trees are beautiful. The last few years I've been putting up a medium tree and several small ones. It is so much easier and I get to use different themes in several rooms. I just love those slippers!!!


ctlogcabin said...

Hi Janet ~~ Love your new page, so festive !! I too love the ruby slippers, just Darling. All your decorations look wonderful, keep the pics coming.
Hugs ~ Connie xox

The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

Everything looks so good. I haven't even done one thing yet. Everyone is way ahead of me. It's a lot of work but oh so pretty when it is done.

Can't wait to see more.


colonialhomekeepings said...

Hi Janet!

Love the decos! And I really, really, am happy with my order. Thanks so much! Your home is lookin' alot like Christmas. I better get hoppin'!!!

Sherri/Here Goes My Life said...

HI Janet, your tree is beautiful. Everything looks great:)

Anonymous said...

Everything looks wonderful!! Love the prim cupboard and also the little prim tree. And the ruby slippers are adorable!!
I'm just starting on my decorating...got a little done before I had to get off my feet for a while, but I sure am liking what I've done so far.

PrimdollsbyNancy said...

Everything looks wonderful...I love how you decorate. Thanks for sharing your pictures, they're inspiring.

At Home With Amy said...

Everything looks great Janet. Your tree is beautiful.

Civil War Jill said...

Everything looks so wonderful!!!! Love the tree!!! Have a great day!

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Hi Janet,
I need to make you a question about on item in your shoppe but I can find an email to ask for it. Could you please send me an email to erivera985@gmail.com. Thanks in advance.

Kris ~ Simply Prim said...

Your Christmas decor looks wonderul, Janet! My tree isn't prim either. It mostly has the kids' ornaments on it and other ones that I have collected or made over the years. I love your ruby slipper ornament! Very cute!! Can't wait to see more!

Take care,

Notes from the Homestead said...

Hi Janet,
Thanks so much for the kind thoughts! I treasure all my new "blog friends" and I am so glad to have "met" you! Take care!