Sunday, November 29, 2009

Getting Ready...

Yes, I'm putting up Christmas decorations! Much earlier this year than years before. My daughter Wendy decorated her entire house before Thanksgiving. They're in Hawaii for a week and she wanted to come home with everything complete. Then she could put her time into creating her Hawaiian Album. Soooooo organized!! Her Christmas presents are even wrapped and ready to be shipped (they live in Phoenix).

After showing you some ideas to jazz up candles in hurricane glasses, I had to share what is sitting on our coffee table in the den. It didn't photograph very well but it's pretty in person. I filled the bottom of the glass with some old fashioned candies from a local candy shop.

Just think of all the possibilities!! This is our holiday 'night light' in the hallway before our bedroom. Branches sprayed silver and sprinkled with silver glitter and stuck in a gold vase. I also added some branches that have those little optic lights on them from Target. This really lights up the hallway at night and looks sparkly during the day too!

These little people are waiting for their place on our tree. The tree is up but doesn't have it's lights strung, so the decorations have to wait. Besides... these little guys look so cute snuggled in their little box! Wendy sent them for my birthday (Crateandbarrel.com)
I am getting so anxious for December 1st so I can start my "December Daily" album. Just a few days to go!! You still have time to join me in this fun project!!
A favorite quote from Abraham Lincoln...
"People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."
Choose happiness!
Joni

6 comments:

Helen said...

We have a rule ... up on the 1st and down on the 1st ... kids wont be sleeping tonight ... this is almost as exciting as the 24th! Go figure!

Thimbleanna said...

Those little people are adorable! Tomorrow is the big day -- I can't believe it will be Dec. already!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Your "night light" is so elegant! I love it. We got a tree and decorated yesterday--but with the boys involved, it's an admitted hack job, but I don't care. I'll have plenty of years someday to do it alone and then it will look and feel totally different--both will be nice!

jacquie said...

i'm decorating too! it's my favorite activity of the holiday season. i love the glass containers filled with all sorts of holiday things. i'm going to be on the look out for some containers.

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Karen said...

Love those sparkly lights. Our house gets decorated the first weekend of Advent every year and comes down the first or second Sunday in January, depending on our moods. I love the holiday decorations and want to enjoy them for as long as possible!