Monday, December 6, 2010

A Little Christmas Cheer!

For those that missed my quick post this morning, I am at 200+ followers!!!  I am just ecstatic with that and will do some sort of celebration/giveaway later this week!!!
It was a LONG weekend!  I am tired!!!  I worked on Christmas decorating all weekend starting last Thursday and at this point, I'M DONE!!!  Even if it isn't done, I am done!  I had to make a lot of things which is why it took so long.  Plus our tree is 10 foot and no one was home to help me put it up so that took longer!!  I need a Christmas Vacation!  Here we go...starting in the family room!

That was Nate Berkus on the TV.  He just stopped by for a peek at my room!!  I wish!!  I wrapped some ribbon around the candles to make them more for Christmas.  There is our happy family!

I made this poinsettia basket with lights for my mother in law about 12 years ago.  She was tired of it and gave it back to me.  I just loved it and was thrilled to have it back!  Santa is holding our matches!

Just a little Christmas cheer on the television hutch.  Trying to work with what I have and found at thrift stores this year!

This is Mr. Creative's Red Flyer sled.  You can see it is broke and has black electrical tape holding it together!  Since we grew up together, I remember some serious sleigh riding when we were kids!!  I added some cedar from the woods and tried to make a bow.  It has been awhile since I made bows!

Again, using what I have, this is the scene on top of the computer hutch.  Yes, the thermostat says 77 degrees in here.  The next picture explains why!!

There is a fire roaring in the fireplace.  We heat our home with this insert stove that has blowers.  It keeps the house toasty and saves us about $1600 a year on propane!  

Not the best picture of the tree.  I can't believe how the sun and light is messing with my camera!!  I'll take more later today!  I did my ribbon cascading down this year and really like it!

On to the kitchen!

I love this ornament cookie jar!!  Just some ornaments and pine cones in a bowl.  Frugal decorating!

I think this turned out so cute!!  I love all the candy theme kitchens that I have seen!  

My Christmas tiered plate that I made and of course Mr. Creative and me about 5 years ago!  You can still see the kitchen wallpaper in the background of the picture!!

My sister in laws' mother made these napkins and coasters for all of us a few years ago.  I decided to fold them like a fan and put them in a jar of snow with some berries. 

Well, I will show more rooms and outside later this week!  I don't want to bore you with too many pictures!!  I just wanted to link up to the Deck the Halls party over at Between Naps on the Porch!!

I am also linking to Carrie's Amaze Me Monday party at Dittle Dattle!

I think this qualifies for Marty's Table Top Tuesday!!

Have a wonderful day!


  1. Bonnie,
    This is beautiful! I love your little cloche with the red house in it. Your tree is lovely. I have those issues with my camera too. I just keep messing with everything till I get the lighting right. I really like your sled arrangement too!

  2. Found your blog via Between Naps on the Porch. Awesome blog! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that Santa's Diner sign on your kitchen counter. ooxx`jodi

  3. Bonnie, it all looks so good. Great vignettes and the tree is glorious. You should link to Marty's tabletop Tuesday party tonight too. You can link the craft projects to Centsational Girl's Christmas craft party tonight, too.

  4. Everything looks so good! I know this isn't Christmas related but I love the windows in your living room!

  5. Looks beautiful! I'd love for you to link up to my Holiday Open House on Weds.

  6. Oh Bonnie, it is all just so pretty. Love your pretty tree and all of your vignettes are wonderful. Of course I really drooled over the cloche, don't forget to link up to the Christmas Cloche Party on Friday. Everything looks fabulous. The sleigh is such a wonderful keepsake and so perfect for your decor. Hugs, Marty

  7. Hi Bonnie! Congrats on reaching 200 friends! :-) Your home looks so beautiful all decked out for Christmas and I agree about needing a vacation after all the decorating. I absolutely love the ribbon around the candles and may just be stealing that idea!
    Great job!

  8. yay! congrats on reaching 200! your home looks so warm and inviting all decked out in holiday cheer. thanks so much for showing us...i especially love the ornaments and snow in the jars!

  9. Man! You have been busy, decorating and making things! I've got to get on the crafty stuff, I've only been pulling things out and decorating, but that is exhausting too. I can only imagine how tired you are especially right after your kitchen remodel. I was going to say don't forget Martys cloche party, but I see you've already been reminded. I love everything you've done and adore your husbands sled. You reminded me we actually have one in our we ever need one in SC but it was my husbands he got from his father recently. I don't know where or who's it was originally. Here I was thinking I was done. OMG! You are so inspiring!

  10. Bonnie, this is just beautiful!! I love all the photos and all your decorating. Congratulations on 200 Followers. Isn't blogging a hoot?

  11. I'm so jealous since you're all ready and I haven't even started. But your home looks wonderful. Jane

  12. Your decor is wonderful! I love making use of what I have...

  13. Oh my! You have some seriously cute decorating going on here. I love the Santa cookbook in your kitchen. How cute! You have inspired me! Now you understand why you have so many followers!! hugs Linda

  14. Bonnie your home looks beautiful all decked out for Christmas. I love the scale in the kitchen. Congrats on reaching 200 followers. Thanks for sharing your home at Christmas with all of us.

    Enjoy your evening,

  15. Bonnie, Great job, everything looks so festive. You have created some very unique vignettes. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Bonnie, your kitchen vignette with the vintage scale is darling and I love the cloche..seriously it's adorable. Visiting from Marty's. merry♥O

  17. Wow - looks amazing! I love all your touches!! Very festive!

  18. Hi Bonnie! OH, everything looks wonderful!! Your tree is gorgeous! Can't wait for the cloche party to see all you're up to.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  19. Bonnie- It looks GREAT! Really GREAT! And, guess what? We have that same oranment Christmas cookie jar. My daughter got it for me last year. I think it came from Starbucks actually? Anyway..congrats again on your 200 followers. You are doing a good job, kiddo. Hugs- Diana

  20. You out did yourself but isn't nice to sit back and enjoy it with your family.Everything is beautiful. Have Merry Christmas

  21. So beautiful, Bonnie. It looks like you enjoy the decorating--so many tiny touches equal the whole. I love the shot with your clock and staircase.

  22. Pretty things. I love the cookie jar and the Santa sign in the kitchen, love the idea of the snow with the ornaments in it...I've never added snow before! You've done a lot of work!

  23. Your kitchen vingette is fun and festive! I love all your decorating :D Thank you for linking up to "Amaze Me Monday" blog party. I hope to see you next week!


I know how busy you are and appreciate that you are taking the time to leave me a comment! God Bless! Bonnie


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