Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A Bit More Christmas 2014 ~ Part Two

The big day is almost here and I've finally finished decorating. 
I can't believe that yesterday, we bought another/different tree for the family room and had a lot of fun decorating it last night.

It's a smallish one to fit into the space between the sofa and the windows. 
The one we had there before was really tiny.

I used some buffalo check ribbon...

added a couple of deer antler ornaments...

...a reindeer.

A pine cone bird snuggles in a nest...

...and a bird ornament I made from an old bird, with a broken leg, and left over bits of greenery...

...a wooden squirrel is a fun reminder of the year we had lots of squirrels.

The round table by the sofa holds snack plates and mugs, waiting to be filled with Christmas cookies and hot chocolate.

Here are some outdoor things I forgot to show you last time...

... a snooty reindeer, we had forgotten in the shed, is now in the planter on the deck.

Wreaths on the tutors near the garden shed. The other one looks the same...I couldn't get a good pic of them together.

We put a home made topiary tree, surrounded by magnolia leaves, in an urn near the front steps.  The tree is the "focal point" :) in our yard. The rest of our lights are white.
I just realized, you can see some of the Christmas lights on our neighbor house in the pic. They really went all out this year. 

I hope y'all are ready for Santa. 

A little bird told me Santa's packing his sleigh. :) 
I know he'll bring you lots of presents, because y'all are the best!

Remembering the reason for Christmas, the birth of Jesus.

Hubby and I would like to wish all of you, love, peace and happiness this Christmas, and always. 
xo Babs


Marigene said...

Love your woodland themed tree, Babs. The buffalo checked ribbon is a nice added touch to the tree.
Merry Christmas!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your new tree and the outside lights, too. Neat to see your neighbor's! We have a neighbor that goes all out and we love seeing their lights! Merry Christmas sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Babs, I love the new tree with the woodland themed ornaments! I use that buffalo check ribbon a lot. Just adore it! The wreaths on the garden tudors are simply gorgeous! Have a very wonderful holiday!

Lady of the Manor said...

You are so brave to decorate another tree RIGHT before Christmas! I'm in the throws of cooking and last minute preps before the gang all gets here. Enjoy this special time, Babs! Merry Christmas!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Everything so beautiful Liz...I so love that black and red checked ribbon!...You are like me, tweaking things right up until Christmas!....have a most wonderful Christmas with your family Liz!!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Everything looks so pretty Babs...love the wreath on the tutor! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Sarah said...

Beautiful new tree, Babs. Love the buffalo check ribbon and the natural details.
Merry Christmas to you and yours. Ho, Ho, Ho!

Kelly said...

I'm glad that you were able to find a tree for your family room last minute. It looks great. I like your outdoor decorations too. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Denise said...

Beautiful post, Babs, especially the reason for the season. I love, love your buffalo check bow, the antler ornaments, and your tartan plaid picture frame. Your tree looks just great, and so do your outdoor decorations!

Thanks for sharing, Babs, and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Best wishes for a Happy New Year, too!


Denise at Forest Manor

The French Hutch said...

Babs, love the new tree and the little tree out front. All of your decorations are lovely, love your woodland theme.
Wishing you all the best in 2015!

Suzan said...

Always lovely decorations Babs!!
a Belated Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Years!

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Gorgeous Christmas decorations! I love your beautiful tree with the buffalo check ribbon...looks very festive!Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family:) Happy 2015! Hugs, Poppy