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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Living room and all my special vignettes

I am joining Marty today, as it has been a while for me to show off some tabletops. I am also joining the Nester, for the Holiday tour Thanks for hosting, now come on in.
 You can see more of my home on the previous posts down.
These cute little critters are from Pottery barn purchased last year.

Someone please tell me what these are. THey are filled with coffee beans and a little prize??? Is it a tradition?

Added fresh greenery to the top of the entertainment center.








That's a wrap for the Holiday living room this year. Thanks for stopping over.  Now it is time to catch up on my comments from my kitchen post. Thanks so much for stopping by.
Also joining Holly for her tickled pink party
Share the decor party with Sherry 

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65 Comments:

Blogger The Garden Bell said...

Silly girl.. Those are an ENGLISH, as in Royal tradition. They are to be opened at the Christmas table. Over on the other side of the pond they have a crazy paper hat to be worn. Leave it to the Royal to come up with something like that.

Meet you for a picnic later this week. Now, I must get serious about the other wrappings. At least, "MOMs" is bought, always a struggle for us kids.

Nice to see the list checking down. But, feels strange to not have a tree and have to worry about packing for TPA and the MILs. But, the sun will feel good again.

Off to stir up something for dinner.
Kate

December 13, 2010 at 6:13 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

Don't know what those things are called, Debbie. I see them in stores but never know what they are for. Your home is so warm and inviting, love all your decor. It seems like it is cold everywhere....Christine

December 13, 2010 at 6:31 PM  
Blogger Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

In the 2nd picture, those are Christmas Crackers. Real Christmas Crackers actually POP when two people pull on either end. Sort of like a tug of war. Inside is usually candy, a small toy, and a paper hat. They are really fun, and easy to make out of paper towel rolls. You can purchase the snappers online so they POP!

December 13, 2010 at 6:34 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Those little candles are so cute! I've never seen anything like that before!
Everything is just beautiful!! :)

December 13, 2010 at 6:36 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I see someone told you that they are crackers. I know they pop when you pull it and you find a prize inside. Your living room is warm and cozy which is surely what we need in this crazy cold weather.

December 13, 2010 at 6:47 PM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Everything looks so pretty! Really like the candles, but I probably would not burn them. :)
Those are "crackers", but don't think I have ever heard of putting coffee beans in them - hmmmm! They usually have a little trinkets and candy. You can make them with special items in them such as a piece of jewelry
Enjoy your evening.

December 13, 2010 at 6:48 PM  
Blogger Richella said...

Everything looks very pretty, Debbie! If it's as cold in your part of the Carolinas as it is in mine, then you're glad for some Christmas warmth on this day! :)

December 13, 2010 at 6:56 PM  
Blogger mississippi artist said...

Those are the cutest animal candles!Everything looks so cozy but festive.

December 13, 2010 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your vignettes are so pretty. Love it that you seem ready for Christmas!

December 13, 2010 at 7:09 PM  
Blogger Hattie said...

So pretty! I love how warm and cozy everything looks. I think I like those lovely white stockings the best!

December 13, 2010 at 7:16 PM  
OpenID Pat said...

I see the cracker question has been answered. Had no idea they were made with coffee beans!

Everything looks beautiful, Debbie.

Thanks for coming by and thank you for the compliment on my ribbon technique. Truth be told, many a long year ago, I made grapevine wreaths and decoated them to sell. I learned the ribbon thing way back then. Also, the grapevine wreaths were made from wild grapevine, brought home by J. You should have seen the kitchen at the farm...small very small...covered with grapevines! Ah yes, those were indeed my younger years.:-)

December 13, 2010 at 7:16 PM  
Blogger Vintage Sassy said...

Hi Debbie,
Thanks for your comment. It's nice to know I'm not "crazy" all by myself...LOL! No wonder we relate so well to each other.

xo
LeAnn

December 13, 2010 at 7:26 PM  
Blogger On Crooked Creek said...

Debbiedoos,
Thanks for your sweet visit and comments today On Crooked Creek. Isn't Marty the BEST hostess in blogland? I certainly think so! I've been peeking at your sweet vignettes for Christmas. Nicely done, dear. Do come again soon. There's always something new On Crooked Creek.
Fondly,
Pat

December 13, 2010 at 7:26 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

I've loved seeing your home come to life,reveling in the Christmas spirit!

You really know how to doo it up :)

December 13, 2010 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger My Big Secret Blog :) said...

I'm reading that first comment trying to figure out what they are still, but anything with coffee in it has to be fabulous!!! :D

I love the greenery and the books best! The place looks beautiful!

December 13, 2010 at 7:45 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Beautiful vignettes Debbie, everything looks lovely:)

Just as everyone else has mentioned, those are Christmas crackers, or at least made to look like them. My mom used to put them on tree and on Xmas day we were allowed to pop them. One person pulls on each end and they pop. They have a toy and a paper crown inside:)

December 13, 2010 at 7:48 PM  
Blogger Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Those critter candles are adorable Debbie!

December 13, 2010 at 7:50 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

Hey Debbie! Ok, so this post popped up before I even got a chance to comment on your last one so I just have to tell you first how much I love your kitchen. It is gorgeous! The cabinets and the counters are beautiful and all of your Christmas touches are lovely. I adore that cider cannister! And, your vignettes in your living room are wonderful. You got the touch my friend!
Vanessa

December 13, 2010 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger ♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I too love those little critter candles and your book vignette. I need to make some of those cracker things for the card club girls...
I sure enjoy looking at your holiday filled home...

Sonny

December 13, 2010 at 8:11 PM  
Blogger Sailing Simply said...

I have seen those things around too, but have never really understood the significance of them. They are kinda neat looking though aren't they. I always thought they had something to do with Jewish traditions, but not really sure. Your greenery is so pretty! I really love lots of greenery around, maybe next year I will do that! As for your nativity, girl, get that thing unpacked and join the party. I want to see it, I bet it is wonderful!

December 13, 2010 at 8:29 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Wow you are super decked out! I love everything.

December 13, 2010 at 8:32 PM  
Blogger ☞ ⒶⓃⓃⒺ ☜ said...

Love your Holiday decorating...gorgeous!!!

I voted for you on FB in the Holiday Cheer Photo contest! Hope you win!

December 13, 2010 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Thanks gals! Thank you Anne for voting for me. Mary the nativity is unpacked and I have a post ready to go, I just was saving it for later....

December 13, 2010 at 8:39 PM  
Blogger Blessed Mommy said...

What a beautiful home, thank you for the tour. Merry Christmas.

December 13, 2010 at 8:50 PM  
Blogger Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Your decorations are beautiful and I think you need a great compliment on your photography...you've done a wonderful job with that too!!!

December 13, 2010 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger Olive Cooper said...

I saw a tutorial somewhere on how to make the cracker things. Easy really. Your home is festive and beautiful Debbie. Merry Christmas!

December 13, 2010 at 9:35 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

The animals are adorable...

Your living room is festive but doesn't feel like holiday overload.

December 13, 2010 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

Everything looks perfect for the holiday season! Those are definitely Christmas crackers. There shouldn't be any coffee beans in there though! They should have a little toy, some candy and a paper crown to wear. One of my BFF's married a British guy. We met them in Spain for Christmas one year and had to do the crackers when we had our Christmas dinner. Tom and I do them every year now! I love it! You just pull on each end until they crack open!

December 13, 2010 at 10:37 PM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

Your home is just beautiful and I love everything you have done for the holidays! Wow...that is a great shot of your living room! I can only dream of having that much space! :-)

Xo,
Jane

December 13, 2010 at 10:55 PM  
Blogger Sandra said...

What a beautiful living room. Everything is stunning. Thank you for sharing!
Sandra

December 13, 2010 at 10:58 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Debbie, I think you are ready for Christmas, I have never heard of crackers filled with coffee beans!

Carol

December 13, 2010 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger LUCKY 7 DESIGN said...

Living room looks great Deb. I see that everyone has answered the big question! The kids loved them even though I couldnt explain to the mom's what they actually were. Happy Holidays

December 13, 2010 at 11:35 PM  
Blogger Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Love all the additions to your Christmas living room. Perfect touches, beautiful room.

December 13, 2010 at 11:41 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

What funky little animal candles. Now all the poor little animals in your yard are peeping in your window and running for the hills (or gullys-or whatever you have there in the Southland).

We always called those "poppers" even though they are really called crackers by most people. The kids in the area used to make them out of (perish the thought) empty toilet paper holders. Hmmm...hope the last hand that held them had been washed first-if ya get my drift.

Anyway, your house looks lovely and Christmasy- You have done a great job decorating and I am so happy to see that you are continuing to blog. I missed ya! Hugs and hope you have a great week- Diana

December 13, 2010 at 11:48 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Your vignettes are lovely, Debbie, and the crackers will be fun!

December 14, 2010 at 12:49 AM  
Blogger Farah Muzaffar said...

Hi Debb...Living room looks great specially how the sun comes in your room is fabulous... mental decorated very pretty...
Hope you would like to peek into my world of craft…
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Love
Farah

December 14, 2010 at 1:45 AM  
Blogger My name is PJ. said...

Absolutely lovely! I could curl up in your living room in front of a fire and read my book...blanket over my legs, hot chocolate in my hand.......

December 14, 2010 at 4:53 AM  
Blogger Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Debbie you do such a fantastic job of decorating your home. You make it look so easy!!!

December 14, 2010 at 7:50 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

Beautiful Debbie! Love your mantel, it turned out gorgeous. Nice job with the photography too.
Sherry

December 14, 2010 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger Velvet Over Steel said...

I had never heard of the English or 'Royal Tradition' before. Interesting... :-)

As always your decorating to so elegant and beautiful!! You give me so many ideas. I used a few this weekend... yes I finally deocrated, tree and all! A blizzard raging outside put me in the perfect mood!! Ha..

Have a Great week, Debbie!!!
Hugs,
Coreen

December 14, 2010 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Everything looks great!! Don't think I have seen those things before!! I read one the comments that it is an English Royal tradition. They can be a strange lot at times. No wonder we broke away!! Us poor little commoners!!!

December 14, 2010 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger Erin@likegrandmas said...

Love your vignettes Debbie! Yep, crackers, fun little things:) I love that sign and the greenery, everything is always happy at your house, this is one reason I love to visit you:D

December 14, 2010 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger Ana said...

Hi Debbie,
Don't know if I've told you before, but your house is gorgeous and it looks absolutely beautiful all decorated for Christmas. Just sneaked a peek at some of your other Christmas posts. Kitchen is to die for too :-) Have a wonderful day.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

December 14, 2010 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

Everything looks gorgeous ~ as usual! Love your kitchen too. The tree looks like a "family" lives there and that is wonderful. I've missed stopping by so trying to do a little reading today while resting my knees.

You're welcome to come & help me empty boxes if you'd like! :-)

December 14, 2010 at 1:18 PM  
Blogger Lilly's Home said...

Everything looks so beautiful!
Merry Christmas!
Lilly

December 14, 2010 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger Vintagesouthernlife said...

Debbie your home looks so warm and inviting. I've gotten behind readin my blogs... your kitchen is gorgeous!

Stay warm, Annette

December 14, 2010 at 7:19 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

Hey, hey ... I think I can smell the fire burning in your fireplace right about now, along with the hot chocolate you just poured for the kiddos on this fer-eeeezing night! And, what a fabulous view you have of your wonderful Christmas vignettes all around while you snuggle in on that lush sofa of yours! Thanks for sharing!

December 14, 2010 at 8:33 PM  
Blogger Marni's Organized Mess said...

That is wonderful! I love your place!

I am a new follower, maybe you'll return the favor? :)

What would you do with a $75 gift card?  I have a  giveaway on my blog right now for just that!  

Come on over and enter!

December 14, 2010 at 8:37 PM  
Blogger Nanniepannie said...

Thanks for the visit, and a BIG Thank You for becoming a follower. Your home is great, I will be back to visit soon.

December 14, 2010 at 10:36 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

As everyone has told you, those are English Christmas Crackers. The "real" ones always contain a paper crown, a joke, and a small toy. We have had them at our Christmas dinner forever, and love them. Some of our best pictures are everyone with their silly crown on. After all it is a birthday party isn't it? If yours have coffee beans in them, they are homemade and that is special too. Enjoy!

December 14, 2010 at 10:54 PM  
Blogger Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Every detail is beautiful. Wow! Your room really puts the "great" in great room. Amazing tall ceilings. Thank you so much for the follow. I'm following you right back! Can't wait to browse around more in your blog. Don't know why I haven't already found you.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!

December 14, 2010 at 11:26 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Looking festive! I'm finally finished here too. Now I can sit back and enjoy the season. Well, have to clean up the guest room first. It was the staging area. Lots of boxes to put away. ;-)
~ sarah

December 15, 2010 at 12:16 AM  
Blogger ~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady love those animal candles ! Everything looks so cozy for the Holidays lol
Diane

December 15, 2010 at 11:38 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

Beautiful vignettes, Debbie!! I love each and every one of them, you are so talented. I love the curtains in the family room...so dramatic. I need to do something similar in mine, great idea!

~*Happy Holidays*~ XOXO ~Liz

December 15, 2010 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Your home looks so inviting Debbie! Love all the special Christmas touches you have added. So pretty!

December 15, 2010 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger Nichol said...

Debbie those are crackers the people in the UK do this, it's tradition. Two people pullthem and whoever gets the larger end wins or something like that lol. Kinda neat:) Love all your decor

December 15, 2010 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Debbie I love your huge LR...those drapes must have costed lots of $$ OMG just beautiful girl..Your home has some great antiques I see...and I'm sure someone told you my now those are crakers...I made some one year using TP rolls ha ha!! I could say a little s@%y here but won't.. Hope you a GREAT day my dear friend...thanks for coming by...go bake some of my cookies you won't have a care in the world ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

December 15, 2010 at 3:20 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

I know you've been told this many times already, but being and 'English Lass' myself ;-) I just have to say that yes, those are Christmas Crackers. They are set out at the table on Christmas (or even when you go to restaurants for your office Christmas dinner!) you pick it up at one end, offer the other end to the person sitting next to you and 'pull'... the cracker 'pops' and inside we would find a paper party hat, a little toy and a little fortune or saying, kind of like what you get in a fortune cookie :) I couldn't get them here in the US for years, but now I see them, World Market has them and I think Target might even carry them sometimes.
Love all your decor btw, but I seem to have written a book so I'll shut up now!

December 15, 2010 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Deb- You're getting festive, my dear!! Love the natural greenery and those cutie little "critters." Off to see the kitchen post.... TTYL- Sue

December 15, 2010 at 6:16 PM  
Blogger Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Deb, Thanks for sharing your beautiful home at my party. All of your Christmas touches are fabulous. Happy holidays to you and your family.
Hugs,
Sherry

December 16, 2010 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger Leigha said...

I love vignettes! The idea, the pictures, the glimpses...love everything about a good vignette.

Leigha

December 16, 2010 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

It is gorgeous Debbie! So glad you are back! I love your little touches around your house. Very festive, very inspiring.

December 17, 2010 at 2:33 AM  
Blogger Gail said...

Debbie, I don't know how I miss this one but your home is gorgeous with all your touches of Christmas. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us all.

Blessings to you and your family this Christmas season.
Gail

December 17, 2010 at 6:35 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

Your house is gorgeous I took a peek! I love those huge windows! fabulous. Cute Christmas photos! Merry Christmas!

December 17, 2010 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

I just LOVE Your blog, oh so festive holiday pictures, and your Bea-U-tiful home. Found your blog through the cute little gift you gave to Kim (aka Mrs. Savy). Keep up the great work...

December 18, 2010 at 9:51 AM  

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