Thursday, December 1, 2011


I finished my Christmas decorating....Took me a few days, because it is me, the LONE DECORATOR!!  But now I can sit back and are a few more pictures....

Have I mentioned I LOVE Christmas?  And trust me, I really did cut back this year!

 I just love this vignette.  The mercury glass candle stick and tree were from Target 2 years ago.  The Santa picture was from Homegoods 3 years ago and the little silver holder was from Tai Pan this past year....

 My family room is all about Living Room is all about Jesus!

 This is the garland on our entertainment unit.  Several years ago, I think it was the Nester who talked about doing garlands by sticking the picks in to the garland.  I do it every year now.

 My dining table all in red and gold.  I love the traditional colors.  I really do try to update, but I just like the old stayed and true!

This plates and mugs were a set from Kirkland a couple years ago.  Red flatware they still sell at Walmart.

 I went crazy over these glasses this year at Kroger.  They have all kinds of words relating to Christmas.

 There are my bell napkin rings....these are the ones I have to make sure when company leaves they don't take, really, I am serious.  Everyone, including guys want to jingle them right out of my house!

 My Bethlehem Lights centerpiece...several years old...from QVC.

 This was fun...I just grabbed a basket and filled has my wedding Bible opened to grandma's glasses...a family Christmas photo from last year, and the plate was from HomeGoods last year.  I only bought the one...I love it with the house on it!

 My Jesus Loves You Snowman...

 My absolutely gorgeous Santa.  My husband bought this for me 5 years ago when I was so sick.  He is a real favorite of mine, but then all is a favorite!

 Story time....the baker Santa I have had several years.  I always put him on top of my refrigerator.  Just today I went to Michaels and I saw the Santa elf helper.  Oh, you KNOW I grabbed him...I KNEW he would be perfect by Santa!

 Come On....that is too stinkin cute!

 Here is that old tool box I got from a garage sale...all decorated for Christmas...

Ok...I will stop for awhile....

Fa La La La La....etc!


Vee said...

It looks fa la la la la bulous! The basket filled with your Bible and the plate, etc., is my very favorite thing. I have a mercury tree that looks a lot like your mercury tree (TJ Maxx) except it doesn't have the fancy holder. it got broken somewhere.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Ceekay,
Everything is gorgeous. I love your decorating working in your Christmas treasures. Love the Santa your hubby gave you. He is very unique.
Gorgeous tablescape. Those glasses from Kroger are awesome. I will have to look for those too. I adore Bethlehem lights and have them everywhere. Have you seen the new candles that look like a real flame? I got 2 and Oh my gosh, I am going to be hooked on those. Everyone thinks they are really burning.
The basket filled with your treasures is perfect.
Your home looks gorgeous. Have a great weekend.
Celestina Marie XO

Kathy said...

You already know I love it all,C. Everything is adorable - love the new Santa's helper elf! I can't believe how big and grown up your grandbabies are! Love ya, sweet friend!

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeeee it all have so many beautiful things!Funny you cut back this year....I did to but youw ould never know......shhhhhh our secret!!! Love the Santa baker and elf as I love to cook and my daughter is a baker!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh I love your table and that vignette in the basket is so perfect. You did such a wonderful job!!

jeanetteann said...

Ceeky it is all so lovely and festive, I love it all, especially Santa and his helper. Isn't it all such fun. xx Happy weekend,jeanetteann

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Lookin quite lovely Ceekay!
Love your baker santa and helper, they are too stinkin cute!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

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♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Miss, you have been super busy with all this holiday decorating.
Every picture is amazing..
Oh my gosh, we have the same cardinals and dishes.. I love that~!

Your santas are Beautiful and I love how you did your fridge..

I can tell you love Christmas , it shows in every detail...


Anonymous said...

Where do I start, I love it all! But I think when I come to your house, I'll leave the bells (though they are cute) but you will find the baker Santa and elf missing the next day :) Your house is completely decorated and each vignette is perfect! Thanks for sharing it with us!


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Ceekay your home looks beautiful all decked out and ready for Christmas! I love it all. That first vignette is gorgeous and I see we have the same Santa picture:) Beautiful tablescape, and I love the basket you filled with all the Christmas goodies, so pretty! Have a great weekend, Martina

Love Bears All Things said...

I love it all, and it gave me some great ideas for my own home.
Mama Bear

Marigene said...

Everything looks so festive....your tablescape is beautiful, CeeKay!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Wowser girl! Each and every vignette is wonderful. Your tree on top of the mercury candlestick stole my heart, girl I'm still drooling.. love, love, love the basket.... hugs ~lynne~

Rebecca said...

Not a thing out of place! Love it all Miss CeeKay! Sweet Santa Man from the hubster!!!!!!

I especially love the Bible/plate. Beautiful~


Sweet Meanderings said...

Beautiful - as always. I love the elf. I understand why you had to have him! He goes perfectly wtih Santa.

Betty Sneeringer said...

It looks great, like an old world Christmas. I am glad you are healthy enough to accomplish all this.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, CK, everything is just gorgeous. You really have decorated a lot. So beautiful and I love all of it. Your Santas are fabulous. Definitely looks like Christmas and so beautiful. Hugs, Marty

Olive Cooper said...

Ceeykay, I love the toolbox and the Bible box. The table is wonderful too. I am a member of the LONE DECORATORS as well. merry♥O

Adrienne said...

Your decorations are wonderful! I enjoyed seeing everything and reading about what you've put together. I love the Santa in the kitchen - he's so cute. And I really love how you focus on Jesus in your living room. I just have a living room - no family room - so I have the focus there.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Wow, pretty everything is. I'm not buying..(well, maybe) any more decorations this year. NOPE! I have too many as it is.

I am just beginning to decorate and now I am really inspired. It's so nice that we can do that for one another...

I love your style of decor also! Lovely, cozy and so inviting!
Mona :)

Karen said...

I like your impromptu basket and the TOOLBOX the best!
But tell me - where do you eat?
And if you hear the doorbell, it's me...I want to sit down at your table!
Love it all.
Now rest and enjoy!
HUGS! Karen

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Love all these Christmas decorations! Those vignettes are fabulous!

I'm slowly getting my done too.


Sizzle and Zoom said...

You did a beautiful job decorating for Christmas. My favorites are the vignette with the mercury glass tree and the tree decorated with red cardinals.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

OOOOh I love it all, and you know how much I love that plaid!!! Great little deco ornies you did too, so cute!!! xo

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Ceekay, just catching up on some posts I've missed. Your holiday decor looks beautiful, and I am especially in love with that basket filled with holiday pretties and the Bible. Also love the tool box. Such creative use of ordinary objects. laurie

Pam said...

Wow, everything is gorgeous. I am in love with your big Santa. I have tons and tons of Santas and for some reason I only have a few put out this year. Maybe I need to rethink that now.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Ceekay...I am in love with all of the great little vignettes you put together for your holiday decor!!

The little"toolbox" you got at garage sale is a real find!! It looks like a silverware caddy....and old ones around here are very much sought after. I have sold several out of my booth at my craft shows over the years...using them to display items....but with a price tag on them!! I have one nobody seems to want cuz someone glued felt in the bottom of it (probably to protect their silverware)...NOW, I'm gonna decorate with it like you did!!!

L, Dana

Liz said...

Soooooo cute and pretty! All of my stuff is the same and there is less of it. I still love it!

All of yours is so perfect! I love your Christmas picnic basket vignette..... I might have to copy that idea! :)

Looking fowardto tomorrow!


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