Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Nester's Garland Show and Tell

The Nester is hosting Show Your Garland today and Trim the Tree Thursday, so I am showing my garland. I know that I am going to be an amateur at this garland, cuz I have been lurking at blogs and I see what is out there...but hey....I wanna play too! The garland I made this year is for on top of our entertainment center. It started with 2 $4.00 garlands from Walmart kinda "braided" together. Then I just added Dollar Tree ribbon and bows...red and gold ornaments and some pinecones and stuff from old flower arrangements. I just "stuck" them in there. The red bird was my mother's from years ago. I do have a small battery strand of lights. I don't care for them though. Hubby picked them up and they are LED. I prefer the "good ole mini's" but I am not going to complain. He bought them while I was sick and I appreciate his kindness. 35 years of marriage has taught me something girls!



The second thing today is this beautiful, fantastic and so fabulous Award from Charlotte. I am to list 5 addictions...oh boy, this could be opening pandora's box!

1. I must have ice tea every day, at least one glass.
2. I must wear earrings everyday, whether I am going out or not.
3. I am addicted to watching QVC at least a little every day! I don't buy, just watch....HONEST
4. I take at least one bath every day. You all know this one...I did a whole post of the wonderfulness of a bath.
5. hmmm, how about a fettish here??? I cannot stand burned out light bulbs. Nope, cannot have them in my home.
ok I am supposed to pass this on, but here's the thing. I have seen this award all over the place. SO, the first 10 commenters on my post today, if you would like this (and must I say, my total style of award!) for your gorgeous blogs...please take it as my gift to you. Let me know, so I can see what is "wierd" in your life...hey, you think I want to stand alone in this???
Oh, I can hardly wait to show you what I worked on this evening. I think it will have to be my Show and Tell this Friday. And, just because I am very excited about this, I would say I am about 95 percent done shopping! Woohoo!!! My cold is much better...decorating is done...well, you know, for right now and everything bought is wrapped. Cards are sent! Happy, happy am I! Wordy too! See what happens when I am out of sync for a few days...I have to make up all my words I missed those days. Ok, I'm done.
**Well, not quite...it is Wednesday evening...I took those dumb LED lights off and put real white lights in...redid the whole thing, added a bit more...you get the idea!**

39 comments:

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi,
I think your garland looks great! I'm kind of an amateur too! LOL

But blogs have given me lots of inspiration!

Miss Janice said...

I think you did a great job with the garland. You are ahead of me--I haven't sent my cards yet and0 haven't finished my shopping either...

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Your garland is just beautiful!

Katherine

Shelia said...

Ceekay! I hope by you posting this means you're feeling better! I think your garland is quite lovely!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia;0

laurie said...

Your garland turned out beautifully. I love the touches of red berries. Thanks for coming by to visit my blog. laurie

Kathy said...

Love your garlands, C!
XOXO
Kathy

Girly Stuff said...

It looks great! I don't like the battery lights either. Way too much trouble for the miniscule amount of light they put out!

Kristi said...

Your blog is fabulous and so is your garland. Christmas blessings to you!

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

Such a nice job. Love all the touches you added and the way you displayed it on top...very creative.

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Very pretty. Good job. I used some of that same dollar store meshy ribbon on one of my trees and I love how it looks!

Shannon

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your garland is beautiful.

I enjoyed your list! I forgot my earrings, Monday. Cannot believe I didn't have my earrings. J had his drs appt early Monday morning. I remember having the earrings and thinking I'd put them on, on the way out the door. Nope, laid em down on the vanity and there they stayed. We were almost to the dr's office when I I grabbed my ears and said OOOOhhhh NNNoooo!

The Nester said...

great job--love that you put it on your tv cab!

Thanks for joining in!

Liz said...

Hi Ceekay!
Love the garland! Are you sticking to the no spending????? I almost caved... I was going to buy fabric for a table scape but didn't... I'm still thinking about it though : )

Glad your feeling better!

~Liz

PS there are more QVC addicts out here than you think... : )

Holly said...

Your garland is so pretty! Great job. Thanks for stopping by!

Lisa @ Take90West said...

I think your garland looks wonderful, I love the sugared fruits!
Hope you are feeling better, and thanks for visiting my blog!

Alice said...

Your garland is lovely. That net ribbon is so pretty. I love birds at Christmas too. We have some from my husband's grandmother.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Your garland is great! Love your accents you used in it! Good job!

XO,

Sheila

Miss G said...

your garland looks wonderful! Thank you so much for the reminder to appreciate our husbands! So important. Kelly

Miss G said...

p.s. I too take at least one bath a day! :) Kelly

Denise K. said...

So pretty! Your home looks great and ready for Christmas! Enjoy the season! :-)

Denise K. said...

P.S. I tried to click on cute 'swaps' on the sidebar but they didn't pull up info...can you tell me more about how the swap works? It looks fun! :-)

Judy @ In His Grip said...

I like to put garlands on tables as well. Your is great.

Myrna said...

I LOVE what you did with the garland! Very creative, elegant and festive!!
And I agree with your award--your blog IS fabulous!!

Miss G said...

Thanks for coming to visit my blog and for your sweet comment! Kelly

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello My Dear Ceekay!

Beautiful garland and WONDERFUL husband! Looks like you are ready for the holidays! I still have so much to do!

Big Hugs,
Maryjane

A Hint of Home said...

Hey Ceekay,
Your garland turned out sooooo pretty. It looks great on the entertainment center.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I love your garland! It is so lush and pretty.

It was fun learning about your fun "quirks". :)

Good for you for having your Christmas shopping done.

leigh ann said...

Very pretty garland...I love the meshy ribbon-really neat!

Astrid said...

Very pretty! I love that bird!

Megan said...

Inspires me to go do a little garland shopping! :)

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

You did a great job on your garland! I'm almost all done w/ my shopping. Considering we have also 4 birthdays during the 2 weeks of Christmas day, that's saying a lot!

Miss Priss said...

Your garland looks great! By the way the trees make me tired too. Don't know why I do it to myself. I might have to start trying to leave them decorated and put them in the attic if at all possible....who knows? Have a great holiday!

beth at aunties said...

Ceekay,

Your garland looks wonderful and no one would ever know you feel like an amateur because it looks so pretty.
I am so sorry you are sick and hope you feel better soon:)

beth~♥

Tater Mama said...

Thanks for stopping by Tater Tales! I hope you'll come again soon. There'll be an Open House on the 15th!

Your garland looks great! Merry Christmas!

char72 said...

I think you did a great job on the garland. It's a great feeling to get all your Christmas shopping done and everything wrapped. Then you can relax and enjoy the season more. I just mailed the last of my Christmas cards today unless I get some from someone I didn't send one too, then I'll print out a card and send it to them. I've made my Christmas cards on the computer for several years now. It's such fun.
Christmas hugs,
Charlotte

Sweetie said...

I just happened upon your blog and think that it's great. Your garland is lovely. I really enjoyed my visit.
Sweetie

Kathy said...

Hi CeeKay...
Stop by my blog when you have a few minutes. I have a couple of awards for you.
Merry Christmas!
Kathy

Happy To Be said...

WOW!! you did a wonderful job on that garland..and I love the Dollar tree I also got some of those bulbs there this year and had not a clue what to do with them..now I am thinking maybe do something on my mantle with them..thanks...hugs and smiles Gloria

Bo said...

I'm loving your photo collage on your header! And your garland doesn't look like an amateur made it at all...it's beautiful!
;-) Bo

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