Monday, December 22, 2008

The Rest of My Merry Decor...

I just love snowmen! They used to be the only Christmas decor I put out, but as time goes by I add more Santa's, candy canes, gingerbread and greenery...it seems like this year I am totally nuts about trees of all sizes! I dare not count how may little trees I have tucked here and there! This is my favorite "end table" of course because it is one of my Red Wing crocks. Craig made the wood top for me and it serves double duty as storage for extra throw blankets and stuff...I made the lamp using a giant reproduction mason jar and a lamp adapter kit.
I have my Singer sewing table all decked out, too. Sorry about the tree branches in front of it- the pics of our tree further down will explain it all...LOL. The peg shelf above it I made by myself. I needed a large peg shelf big enough to fill the space on that wall (the shelf is 6 ft long) and it was going to cost me at least $70 to have someone make it for me. I designed it, cut it, painted and distressed it, then waxed it. Considering all the materials, I bet it only cost me $25 to make!
Here's an idea I got from a featured home in Country Sampler last year and it is sooo simple, too. Just take a mini tree, plop it into an old coffee tin (or colander, flour sifter or whatever..), add rusty bells to most of the tips and a rusty star to the top and you have yourself a cute lil tree! I made a fabric candy cane and dusted it with glass glitter and tucked it in, too.
This is my mini kitchen ornie tree...
I've had all these tiny utensil ornies for a few years and thanks to my tree obsession I have a place for them now! I plopped it in a little stoneware bowl and it hangs out on the corner of our table nook. Amazingly (so far...LOL), Chad hasn't stripped all the ornies off and toted them all over the house....This old step-back hutch is still my favorite and very first antique piece of furniture. It was a Christmas/B-Day gift (my b-day is two days after Christmas) from Craig two years ago. I just love it! It even smells old! I think it used to have double doors on the top part where all the china is, but they were long gone when I got it. I tucked a snowman ornie in the gravy boat in the center- my friend Barb made it for an ornie swap we both did last year. This is just a wood dough bowl I filled with wood apples and a twiggy wreath that sits on our table.....
Ok, and finally our tree.... No, it did not look this BIG (or this sparse!) out in the boonies!! LOL. We had to use a ladder and stand on the stairs to decorate it and then we realized we did not have enough ornies! Our fake tree we used for years was only 7 ft and the lack of ornies to put on made our poor tree look even more naked. Well, we didn't have the $$ right before Christmas to run out and buy more ornies and I sure didn't have time to make more, so we "made-did" with what we had. I know he's not the most beautiful, but he is our "little" tree and we love him no matter how he looks! It doesn't help that our little turd of a kitten climbs the tree and knocks ornaments off and rearranges the garland. So thanks to him our tree looks different (and disheveled..) on a daily basis....notice there are no ornies at the very top?? LOL. But I'm sure mine isn't the only cat that climbs the family Christmas tree. Oh well, at least I have a year to make more ornies and garland!

12 comments:

Pea said...

Just Love it! Adorable. You have a great eye for design.
Merry Christmas to you and yours,Pea

Denni said...

Your home is beautiful!!! Come decorate mine :0) I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas.

Sue said...

Love your decorating...I use to have a tree in every room, even the bathtub had one...yes I said bathtub...during the holidays had to go downstairs and take a shower...It gave me pleasure seeing your decorations and I do love that tree...So prim looking...Have a very Merry Christmas.
Hugs
Sue

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...

Merry Christmas, Jody !

Love your Christmas tree and all your Christmas decor !..
Hugs,
Linda

The Primitive Bucket said...

Oh how pretty it all is.. your house looks so festive..
I miss you you girl...

Where are you?? Busy I know!!

Hugs,
Joleen

Dawn said...

I'm just now cataching up on visiting some of my favorite blogs. Your Christmas decorations are so cute. Your style is so me!! Stop by for a visit sometime. Thanks for the pictures. Dawn

Kathy Hunka said...

Gorgeous home Jody! Happy New Year to you and yours!
Kathy

Outside the Box Primitives said...

WOW, that was a fun read, how gorgeous and inspiring to look at your pics!...HAPPY NEW YEAR and many many more...HUGS, robin

Leslie said...

I missed all of this...must have been when I was busy working on my Christmas gifts! I Love your holiday decor! Very nice!

Leslie

Sam I Am said...

ooooo how pretty everything is!!
i loveeeeee that big ol redwing crock...

Happy New Year sweets!!!
hugs..
sandy

Lisa said...

thanks for those tips. I love decorating just about everything I can find at Christmas. I'm following so I'll be back to browse through your photos and great ideas again. Keep em coming.
Lisa
www.primroseparlor.blogspot.com

countrytreasures said...

I love snowmenyou can't have to many.I love making them and ginger bread men.carol from www.primitivecountrytreasures.blogspot.com