Sunday, November 28, 2010

On the First Day of Decorating....

my body said to me....What do you think you are doing??????

Nope, I am not a twenty year old anymore.  I may think I am, but my body says NO WAY!

I starting decorating and I am in love with it so far, but I am no way near done.  I tried really hard to get some pics of my black Christmas tree.  It is so hard to get it to look as gorgeous as it is in person, but I tried.

I found the precious plate at Homegoods.  I thought it so said Christmas.  The creamer, sugar, S& P I had forgot I had!  They were a gift from a friend from CB.

More to come....eventually!

Linking to Marty's Tabletop Tuesday....


Susan said...

Ceekay, Our Christmas trees are similar in that they are decorated with red birds and other ornaments. I have cardinals on my tree. Yours has peacocks or some sparkly bird. Your tree is very very pretty with its little red purse and shoes.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Ceekay,
I love the little purse and shoe ornaments! Your tree looks wonderful. It's looking a lot like Christmas around your home.


Sarah said...

Oh, how I smiled when I read this. I haven't even put away my pumpkins and turkeys as yet. But I did bring the box down from the attic. ;-)
Tomorrow is soon enough to pack it. Then I'll be bringing out the boxes of Christmas things.
Have a great week. You are well on your way with the decorations.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Very pretty Ceekay!
And I know what you mean about the not being 20! But then again, my 20 year old daughter has no interest in decorating for Christmas like we do.
Hugs and take care,

Olive said...

I know what you mean about not being twenty. I am moving slowly and my tree seems too big and I do not wish to buy anything for it. I love your red ribbons and ornaments.

Connie said...

You really have been busy! I love to see other's Christmas decorations! Love your tree! I need to get busy. I have garland on the mantle but that's as far as I got! You've inspired me.

Unknown said...

Oh look how cute! I can't wait to see it all! :) I bet that little black tree is gorgeous!


P.S. I came so close to buying that plate! :)

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Ceekay,
You have been a busy girl..decking out your home..I love all your red touches..very pretty..
Gary and I will start next weekend, we just put away the pumpkins. LOL
Have a sweet day and hug, Elizabeth

Ribbonwood Cottage said...

Ceekay! Youre not 20? I'm shocked! Hahaha...after I unloaded my Christmas tubs I can hardly move! Hahaha...what was I thinking? Love your pictures. Everything looks wonderful so far...can't wait to see the rest!

Karen said...

Boy do I know the name of this tune. And I am only dong one tree this year! I think I would do more if I didn't have to work - maybe someday! MAYBE SOON! (ya never know!)
I think it all looks great! Just pace yourself and do a little each day and you'll be done in no time!
I went in to my old shop where I used to work today. It was so lovely and I SO DON'T MISS ALL THAT DECORATING! I can remember not wanting to take a single thing out here at my own home after doing all oaf that in other people's homes all day. UGH!

Mark's brother and his wife and our two little nephews leave tomorrow for their new life in Colorado. I am so jealous! they are now leading the life I always wanted . . . sigh. it was so hard to say goodbye! I cried and cried and cried and felt like an idiot! LOL. I guess the good news is, I know have a room waiting for me always in Colorado! YAY!
Well, back to finishing my living room tree.

Myrna said...

Oooh! I love your foo-foo tree! ;-)
I hear ya 'bout not being 20 anymore..I'm not quite done decorating my house and decorated my MIL's house yesterday~I am heading off to a hot bath to ease these aching muscles!! ;-)

Sonny G said...

CeeKay.. Its looking a lot like Christmas at your house.. I love your little tree.. Thats the kind I'd have if the folks here would let me...

Holiday Hugs

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Ceekay, you are doing a great job! Everything looks wonderfully festive! I'm not putting out as much this year and am not setting any deadlines to finish...I'm just going to enjoy the season! I hope you do too!Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the nice comment!

A Hint of Home said...

We are not twenty anymore and our bodies have to pace themselves to get all this decorating done. lol
Your tree looks as cute as can be.
Ho Ho to you and yours.

KimMalk said...

Everything is so pretty. I really like your black tree, I was thinking about getting one a couple of years ago. Your dishes are lovely.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Ceekay,
Love your decorating and the tree looks amazing in the pics. I bet in person with the lights, it is even more pretty. Love the purse and shoe ornament.
You are right, I am not 20 anymore either but someone we get it all done and decorated.
Have fun.
Hugs from Texas,
Celestina Marie

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

That liitle RED purse is sooooo CUTE!!!! Your Christmas decor looks beautiful...I so understand about not being 20 anymore:)


I’m hosting a CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE on 12/9…would love to have you join in on the FUN!!!

Sue McPeak said...

You are off to a great start on Christmas Decorating. I have never seen a black tree, and it looks stunning with the red decorations.

I've started my decorating this week as well, and have a naked tree sitting in the living room while the fireplace mantel has a just finished quilt decorating it...I'll do the Tree tomorrow...hopefully!

Enjoyed my first visit to your blog. Hope you'll have time between hanging ornaments to stop by and see my Christmas Quilt and Dining Table post.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow...I LOVE the black tree and it would so be great for here at the Love Shack ;) Where did you find it? Don't dump on yourself when it comes to getting it ALL done...I don't have anything done Been too busy PURGING...but I'm so ready for the holiday stuff now. Be sure to stop by and check out my stamp sale and please share it with your friends and family...I'm so hoping to raise a lot of funds for my favorite charity. Thanks a bunch, fondly, Roberta

Lynn said...

Hi Ceekay! Lovin' your tree with all of the bling, it looks great-enjoy:@)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tree and table top Ceekay.

It is taking me awhile longer to get things done this year and I am not doing as much. Not giving up, yet, just moving slower.:-)

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

I am loving it! I am not 20 anymore either, and not as easily motivated. Seeing everyone else's deco is helping tho. Can't wait to see it all.:)

Rebecca Nelson said...

Your RED TREE is Da-Bomb! If I hadn't gone with a soft palette several years ago RED would have been my second choice. I'm NOT a blue lover so that was out. I was SICK OF GREEN and so RED was it! Sometimes I really miss it.

Hope you are doing well girly girl. Tell your hubby to look at my pics. I want you to take a picture of him GOING NUTS. I love it when men go over the edge.


Love you~


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Your decorating is looking wonderful!

Unknown said...

G'eve Ceekay ~ Love your decor ... particularly that little red shoes & purse.

It beginning to look a lot like Christmas ...

I have this saying ... My mind thinks it is 28, my body thinks it is 98 but I am ONLY (not tellin') somethin' _8!

Have a beautiful eve ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Kim said...

I think decorating for the Holidays is exhausting no matter what our age Ceekay. You are off to a great start! Everything looks beautiful!

The French Bear said...

CeeKay, your tree is lovely!!! The red on the black is stunning, love the ornaments, and your green dishes are perfect!!! Don't you just love this time of year, so many wonderful treasures to unpack and marvel over....that's my favourite part.
Sometimes I forget what I have for ornaments and there's others that like old friends!!!
Margaret B

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Now I see your plate like mine! Looks cute with the Santa. I also just bought one, then caved in and went back the next week and bought three more!!


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