Well tomorrow is the kick off to all the fabulous home tour parties that I thought I would link up to. They are all listed on the left sidebar along with the dates. Southern Hospitality, Hooked on Houses, and The Nesting Place are just a few of the many home tour parties that are out there and I know the ooh's and aaah's will be flying!
My decorating scheme for Christmas this year was a little different from years past. Because I redecorated this room over the summer, the previous colors just didn't work for me. So this year I went with a mostly neutral palette with green. I'm really happy with the way it turned out.
I'm sorry if the photo's are a little grainey. When I use the flash on my camera the pics look awful. So I went with warm and cozy instead of merry and BRIGHT!!!!! LOL.
I found these bottle brush trees on ebay. I know that in the rest of the country, these beauties are easily found...but not here!!!!
Here is the finished mantle and garland, although I'm still working on more ornaments.
Crystal bead garlands and silver finials drip from the whole thing.
I made these stockings almost 10 years ago. Please don't laugh at the ridiculously small toe area! (I do enough of that for all of us) I tried making new ones but my husband likes these and changing everything all at once would give him a heart attack!!!
I got this wreath and the garland at Big Lots. I walked in there on a whim, just to see what they had and couldn't believe it when they had these cute wreaths.
I made this runner out of an old table cloth.
This is the first year that I made a centerpiece like this. It works out really well because it's easy to move when my sweetie takes over the table with work stuff.
This was the first year I added snow to the tree. I used quilt batting and then spray glue and a chunky glitter called Diamond Dust. Then I just laid the pieces onto the branches. You may not be able to tell from the photos but the effect is really cool.
This tree has a bird/garden theme.
Silk Paperwhites in pots are a little unexpected.
Glass and crystal snowflakes cover the tree.
It's kind of hard to tell in the pictures, but there are tons of snowflakes of all kinds hanging from the garland.
This picture is for you Dawn!
And last but not least... the kitchen.
I made the curtains and the table cloth. I think I'll use them all through winter.
Well that's it! I guess I'm a woman of few words. I hope the photo's spoke for me. I hope you all enjoyed the tour of my little desert cottage. I'm off now to make a cup of cocoa!