Thursday, December 16, 2010

Merry, merry, happy, happy . . .

A few photos of my not-as-decorated-as-usual home.  I only unpacked what was white, or gold, or silver or sparkly.  Oh, and the box that was on top of all the other Christmas boxes that had a few red and lime green ornaments.  Those are in the kitchen and I'll show you those another time.

But for now, here is my sitting room (it's really the living room with the TV but this is where I do ALL my sitting!).  The big tree is in another room but I like to sit in the dark and watch the blinky lights so I put a small tree in here.

This little tree has the pearl garland that I posted about earlier (you can read about it here).  And the little mittens - they were mine when I was a wee, little lass.

The small bookcase is like it usually is - I just added a few touches.  Lazy, I know.

A new wreath, made by moi.

And these teeny, tiny houses - also made by me - are teeny, tiny!  My daughter and I were going to whip these puppies up before her cookie party but these turned out to be not-to-be-whipped-up-in-a-hurry type of craft.  Took me 3 whole days!  But too cute not to be finished, ya know.

The biggest house is only 4 inches tall and I cut the church steeple wrong so the steeple turned into another house.  Sorry folks, you can't go to church in this little village!

I'll post some more little vignettes of my holiday house another day.  We are celebrating Christmas this Saturday so there are things to be done.

So merry, merry Christmas and happy, happy holidays!

ps - I'm going to try to link up to Sherry's (No Minimalist Here) 'Share the Decor' party.  One of my goals next year is to play with others more often!  Step number one before actually joining a swap or going to a gathering with other bloggers!


Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Great Christmas Decor Connie ~ You have Tons more than I do.... I just took some stuff out of the closet to do a few quick Photo opts & they may go right back in the closet.... No one is coming here, so Just Me & the cat ~ Love the Christmas tree up on the suitcases, Perfect, the Wreath is Beautiful & the Little House Adorable.... Maybe Next year I will do a little village
Have a Fabulous weekend Celebrating & EnJoy
(My Give-away starts tomorrow, so stop by this next week)

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh i'm in LOVE with those petite houses! they are just beautiful! sigh...

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Connie, The little houses are just so adorable! All of your decorations are fabulous. I love the tree on top of the suitcases and the feed sack tree skirt. Thank you for sharing this at my party. I wish you the happiest of holidays.

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I am in love with your teeny tiny little houses - just adorable! Your tree looks cute on the stacked suitcases.


Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Oh I just LOVE that tree on the suitcases!! LOVE it! Your blog is beautiful~ following along! Happy Holidays!

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Connie, it's just PERFECT!!! I think if we decorate so very much we can easily stress out ~ but what you've done is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Have a wonderful Christmas ~ hugs and love, Dawn

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Connie,
everything looks just beautiful! I'm in love with your little houses. So adorable.
Have a wonderful Christmas.
Besr wishes,

Linda said...

OH I love everything, Connie...your little houses are so sweet! Every year I only unpack some stuff, and I'm a mood for something different each year!

Joanna said...

Love love love those teeny tiny houses!


Paula said...

Oh gosh I love those little houses Connie! Is there enough time for me to make some? I'm going to have to find some time!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Beautiful decorations, Connie! Best wishes for a Merry Christmas!

Ellen said...

I love how you put the tree on top of the old suitcases! Great idea. and the little houses, love them too!
Thanks for sharing,

Merry Christmas,

Lynn Stevens said...

Connie, Those little houses are just precious and worth every minute they took to create!
I love how you placed your tree atop of old suitcases and your colors for Christmas are so elegant vintage!

Diana said...

I can tell that I would love to come and visit your house. Love your tree and the suitcase stand. And those little glitter houses are just adorable...what a cute idea. Hoping you and your family have a fabulous Christmas celebration.

Lee said...

Connie- every single thing is just divine!!! Love the suitcases as the base, and nd the Village is stunning. Merry Christmas.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Lovely tree... and your wreath is so pretty... and I especially love the houses, their absolutely gorgeous! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!
Merry Christmas~~ Daphne

Debra@Common Ground said...

Oh, these teeny tiny houses are simply adorable. and I love seeing your suitcases under the tree. My mom had a set of the green luggage and I remember her packing us up for trips!
Have a wonderful Christmas Week!