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Friday, December 10, 2010

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree......

Tree is up and all trimmed!~
Just about all our ornaments have a meaning.  They are either home made or were given to us. I even added my own home made ones this year.
I put it in our loft area and it is enjoyed by all.  The boys like it because the upstairs is pretty much their domain.





This little snowman face, I have three of them. A very special friend from RMS made them for me. Thanks Norma! THose are one of Jack's favs.

Now onto some more Christmas fun around our house!
We have 10 years of Christmas water ford ornaments that were given to us each Christmas.


Have had this cool retro light for years now, it is in the boys TV room. This was the extent of their tree in there.

Dollar tree goodies




This ornament was made by my BFF, she knows me very well, and knows I have light bulb moments all the time HA!


Every year my Christmas cactus blooms at the same exact time, that just amazes me that I still have it, and that it does that! Thank you to all of you who wished my Mom a Happy Birthday. It meant a lot to her, and even more to me, knowing how kind and special you are. I want you all to know!  You just can't explain a blogging friend to your "reality friends" I have tried, they do not get it. I am happy you DO!Debbie XXX000 I do believe I have a party or two to attend! I am already late.....
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72 Comments:

Blogger Karen said...

Oh, I love allllll your decorations. Your tree's glow is beautiful. You've done a great job with the picture taking. :)

December 9, 2010 at 8:08 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

Everything looks beautiful Debbie!

December 9, 2010 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Debbie, I love your tree up on the loft area. So pretty with all the homemade ornaments. I have been in and out of here all day and came in and threw this post together. I am glad I took the pics this morning early while it was sunny out.

December 9, 2010 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

The tree location is perfect! What a beautiful tree, Debbie. Love all your other Christmas decor too...Christine

December 9, 2010 at 8:33 PM  
Blogger Olive Cooper said...

Your tree is quite beautiful and I love the boys ornaments. Your 1950's lamp has a fiberglass shade and they go for around 150-200 dollars on ebay. I bought a similar one for 5 dollars at a yard sale and did some looking on ebay. Having the shade is what makes it valuable apparently. Happy Birthday to your Mom!!!

December 9, 2010 at 8:33 PM  
Blogger Sailing Simply said...

I love your tree and your special handmade and gifted ornaments..those are the best! The lightbulb one is really cute. I also really like the toy deliveries sign and the nutcrackers up the stairs. I just bought my first christmas cactus this year can you believe that? Then my mom brings me one for Thanksgiving too, atleast it was a different color. She usually gives me amaryllis so it was an unexpected delight. I like the photo of the tree that kinda looks like an xray, it's very neat!

December 9, 2010 at 8:50 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Looks beautiful and I love that your decorations were homemade or gifts. How special!
Wendy

December 9, 2010 at 9:00 PM  
Blogger Frenchy said...

Oh fun ! Love Christmas time !
Hugs

December 9, 2010 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

Everything looks so festive and fun!! I love the handmade ornaments. I get so excited when Jemma brings home something she made! Your tree in the loft is so cozy looking! You just have all the touches around that make it so special!

December 9, 2010 at 9:11 PM  
Blogger FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Debbie, Your tree and ornaments are so pretty, love your loft area and the stairway. Your house looks to festive. I'm glad your mom had a great day!
Hugz,
Kim

December 9, 2010 at 9:19 PM  
Blogger Kathy@ Gone North said...

As always... Just Lovely!!!
All of it... Bet it is fun to have the tree there... gives a glow down to the rest of the house..
& I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your retro lamp....

December 9, 2010 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger Traci said...

Everything is so pretty! The pictures are fantastic too!

December 9, 2010 at 9:24 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Happy Birthday Mom, sorry I missed it! Debbie, that must have been tons or work to get everything up, I love the ornaments the kids made, I still hang my sons up every year. You have to keep getting nutcrackers so you can have them on every step. Love that lamp!

Carol

December 9, 2010 at 9:28 PM  
Blogger Honey at 2805 said...

Your tree is so pretty and the ornament so special. Very nice.

December 9, 2010 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

Poor Webster! 40 lbs! yikes!!! Bella is only 16#, but the doc keeps telling us she's overweight. :( guess we need to walk even in the pouring rain (yuck)
Love all your nutcrackers on the staircase- our daughter has started collecting them!

December 9, 2010 at 9:48 PM  
Blogger ~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your decorations are Beautiful you know just how to put it all together sweet lady.lol

December 9, 2010 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger The Garden Bell said...

Yeap... I think I will be seeing you there.

Where?

Picnik Rehab - Jan 1st 2011.

We will need to surrender and turn ourselves in.

Seriously, I knew you would have two or more trees. They are wonderful.

Posting done, but dropping after Midnight for the Friday giveaway. That means I get to play tomorrow.

BUI- this has been a fun, but long haul this week.

Time to go read a few paragraphs before dozing off into snowy slumberland. Yes, it's coming down. Dang that means no play but shoveling early. I wouldn't want Liz not to get up the drive to clean.

You know who!!!!

December 9, 2010 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger Erin@likegrandmas said...

You have such a flair for happy! I am always happy to see what you have and I always smile when I do see it! Love the vibrancy and meaning and loveliness that is you and your taste!

December 9, 2010 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Just beautiful and don't you just love being a mom of boys? I remember browsing the aisles of Toys R Us when my boys were little and I'd go to the girl aisles, look at the dolls and then head on over to the boys aisles to buy plastic guns, army dolls and remote control cars. It's a part of life I never would've enjoyed if I hadn't been a boy mom:)

December 9, 2010 at 10:26 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

TOO MUCH TO COMMENT ON!!! My brain can't handle it...where to start? Ok, first I totally agree that you can't explain "blogging" friends to "in your real world" friends. Until you are in it, you can't understand it! And, your pictures are gorgeous, your tree is beautiful and I love that you put it in your loft. I WANT that super cool lamp and I love that you have the Nutcrackers going up the stairs. What a great idea! Thank you so much for linking up to the party this week Debbie and for being a great friend. Not blogging friend, just a friend. Period. :-)
Vanessa

December 9, 2010 at 10:36 PM  
Blogger Melissa Miller said...

Oh how beautiful your home looks Debbie. I love that they all have meaning. That is truly special and sweet. Gorgeous!

Happy weekend! ~Melissa :)

December 9, 2010 at 10:56 PM  
Blogger Vintagesouthernlife said...

Debbie your decorations look so pretty. The tree is perfect in the loft.

December 9, 2010 at 11:41 PM  
Blogger SavannahGranny said...

Debbie, Everything is so festive; Love the trees. You are so talented I always love visiting here. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. Merry Christmas, Ginger

December 9, 2010 at 11:49 PM  
Blogger The Barnett Family said...

Thanks for checking up on me from time to time. I am still here....just in the background. :) I enjoyed ohhing and ahhing over your tree. I HEART hand-made ornaments from my boys. I am making some super cute ones for my 1st grade class. They are lovin' it. You have been busy learning how to jazz up your photos. I need a lesson in that! Txs for sharing!

December 9, 2010 at 11:52 PM  
Blogger Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Your tree is beautiful! I have a "retro" lamp similar to yours. Mine is a pale 50's pink with almost the same shade you have. I love it!

December 9, 2010 at 11:53 PM  
Blogger Vintage Sassy said...

You have been hiding that little retro lamp, huh?? Everything looks awesome Debbie.

xo
LeAnn

December 10, 2010 at 12:10 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Great decorations Deb, just love that table by the front door too, so much pretty to look at I better go back and look again...but that house ornament with your names on it..very special!

December 10, 2010 at 12:13 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

Your trees are special and beautiful, Debbie, and don't you just love the the glow the room has? Love the tree upstairs that you can see from the lower level!

December 10, 2010 at 1:56 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Debbie that must look spectacular from the room down below! Great idea. I love that your beautiful tree is so full of meaning. Very special.
xoxo,
Kim

December 10, 2010 at 6:32 AM  
Blogger Gail said...

Debbie your home is beautiful with all your Christmas touches. Thanks for sharing your home for Christmas with all of us. I've enjoyed my visit.

Have a wonderful day,
Gail

December 10, 2010 at 6:45 AM  
Blogger ♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Your happy home is filled with the holiday spirit. I see it in every spot you've decorated.. That little snowman head with the red earmuffs touched my heart.. Something about that face is so sweet..

Holiday Hugs
Sonny

December 10, 2010 at 7:49 AM  
Blogger Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I just love those two red cone shape trees with the white fluffy stuff!!! Just gorgeous! Your trees are so pretty.

December 10, 2010 at 8:09 AM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Debby- I LOVE those light bulb snowmen-Crap...wouldn't you know I just tossed 3 light bulbs out in the trash - just before it went out? The girls would have gotten a charge out of making those! (get it? Electric bulb? Charge?-never mind)

Everything looks lovely-festive and beautiful. You did a great job (again)...what? No painted pumkins 'neath your branches?;>) Hugs- Diana

December 10, 2010 at 8:30 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

I love all your decorations, Deb!

December 10, 2010 at 9:22 AM  
Blogger It's a Wannabe Decorator's Life said...

The nutcrackers look great on the staircase! Love the lamp in the boys room!

December 10, 2010 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger Velvet Over Steel said...

You decorate so Beautifully, Debbie!! & with such 'good taste' too!! :-) My decorated went from 'themes' when I was first on my own. To 'kids' decorations, mostly made by by kids, to a combination of homemade (and kid made) with 'meaningful' decorations. I get rid of a lot of stuff in the last few years & have only kept what is meaningful to the boys and I... along with only the decorations that I love!! & I love all yours!! :-)

December 10, 2010 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Beautiful! I love the sign.

December 10, 2010 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger Val said...

Debbie, you sooooo need to come on over to my house and decorate for Christmas. Looks fabulous.

December 10, 2010 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

How festive Debbie! I felt like I was on a home tour....everything is so warm and inviting!
Your stairway is AWESOME!!!
Enjoy.
Debbie@lakehouse

December 10, 2010 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger ~SueSCharmingChippyCottageCreations~ said...

Just beautiful Debbie!

December 10, 2010 at 1:31 PM  
Blogger Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Debbie,

Happy Belated Birthday to your Mom! I am sorry I missed your post yesterday. She is the same age as my mother. I love the picture of you and your mom!

I love your tree and handmade ornaments. Your tree is filled with special memories. What a great idea to put it in the loft. I am going to share that idea with my mom. I had fun helping her decorate their tree while I was up there on vacation.

~ Tracy

December 10, 2010 at 1:32 PM  
Blogger linda said...

oh how i love nutcrackers you know i have2 santa baker and cheft if i only had them to display for christmas i would be happy everyear i look forword to seeing them.Now i know what to look for for you BUT they must be very different lol:)

December 10, 2010 at 2:49 PM  
Blogger Janet Ellis said...

A.d.o.r.a.b.l.e post. Love, love the light bulb moments ornaments and the idea of putting the tree in the loft. We don't have one, but it's a fun and magical place. Thanks for popping over and visiting my blog and for your sweet comments. I look forward to getting to know you. Blessings, Janet

December 10, 2010 at 3:38 PM  
Blogger ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Love it all Debbie! My Christmas cacti just bloomed. I'm a big fan of them now!
I really like the staircase w/ the nutcrackers and candles..so pretty! The whole house looks so festive!

December 10, 2010 at 4:59 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Very, very festive...love the playing you did with the photos.

December 10, 2010 at 5:20 PM  
Blogger Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Debbie~ Love your tree and how neat are those nutcrackers on your stairs! Great idea! I love how your photos came out too-everything is just beautiful! So glad you came by and shared at my party this week!

December 10, 2010 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Debbie,
Your decorations beautiful! I love your nutcrackers.

Pam ~

December 10, 2010 at 6:23 PM  
Blogger TheSmithHotel said...

Love those snowman!

Jody

December 10, 2010 at 6:48 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

There you go with your awesome Picnik skills again ... fun !! Your tree is soooo pretty. Love how you used clothes pins to attach some of your ornaments (I did that in my mudroom). And, you KNOW that I love your nutcrackers and how you have them displayed on your stairs ... genius !! I can smell the hot cocoa on the stove now. Have a great weekend, Becca

December 10, 2010 at 6:58 PM  
Blogger Lilliput Cottage said...

Hi Debbie! Thanks for hopping by my blog and following along. I'm your newest follower. Love these Holiday pics...so inspiring!
Kim

December 10, 2010 at 9:43 PM  
Blogger Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Deb,

Everything looks so cute!!

Hugs,
Debbie

December 10, 2010 at 10:31 PM  
Blogger Liz@http://infusewithliz.blogspot.com/ said...

Debbie! So nice! You do have such a creative vein in your blood! I like your fun photo techniques! I used to put up a tree with the ornaments the kids made and special ornaments that were given to them. I guess I'm keeping them for the future to hand down to them now...
Happy Holidays! Liz

December 10, 2010 at 10:46 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Had to come back to get some inspiration...are those nutcrackers from Germany, they look authentic to me? Spent a Christmas there and fell in love with them, but EXPENSIVE, here at Home Depot yesterday I saw them for $15, GET OUT!

December 10, 2010 at 11:02 PM  
Blogger My name is PJ. said...

Is there anything lovelier or warmer looking than a Christmas tree? I can't think of anything.

Your house is gorgeous!

December 11, 2010 at 7:24 AM  
Blogger Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Ahhhh....Debbie I love you!! You are just such a sweetheart. Really, I truly believe that. :) I LOVE your whimsical, happy Christmas tree. The ornaments just say so much about your personality. I love all your decorations!

December 11, 2010 at 8:51 AM  
Blogger ღღღ-Mumsy said...

Gorgeous decorations, Debbie! Your home is so dreamy..

December 11, 2010 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger Life with L said...

Beautiful tree Debbie. Great location too! Your house looks so festive and you have done a fabulous job creating magic.

December 11, 2010 at 12:01 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Looks lovely and festive! I'm sure your boys love all the Christmassy things around the house.

Thanks for stopping by today...would love for you to link up a recipe on my Christmas Cookie Exchange.

Blessings,

Alison
Stuff and Nonsense

December 11, 2010 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Should've mentioned that I'm your newest follower too...:)

December 11, 2010 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

Hi Debbie,
Your tree sure looks beautiful and I love the artistic look to your pictures, I'll have to try that sometime. It's so great that your ornaments all mean so much to you. I purchased all new ornaments last year and the boys didn't like the new ones, they prefer our old ones that don't even match. I guess because they too have more meaning to us than new ones do. Today is the day we decorate our house and put up our tree, in a couple of hours. But I think we are going to mix old ornaments with new ones.

Thanks for stopping by.

December 11, 2010 at 2:33 PM  
Blogger Closer to Lucy said...

I wish "someone" would come make my house look like that.

Thanks for stopping in at Lucy's! Love you lil cyber spot!

Cheers! Happy hopping!

December 11, 2010 at 4:18 PM  
Anonymous Lisa's Creative Home said...

You have a Lovely Home! I would love for you to stop by my Holiday Home Tour Link Party:)
Merry Christmas!

December 11, 2010 at 4:25 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

I love all of your decorations. You have a very nice blog. Thank you for stopping by.

Alex

December 11, 2010 at 5:20 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Marine said...

Beautiful pictures! Love your tree!
Thanks for following me! I'm following you back! Have a great weekend!

December 11, 2010 at 7:35 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

I love all of your decorations. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. I love your offer. Thanks.

December 11, 2010 at 7:46 PM  
Blogger Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Everything is so pretty!!!!
You did a wonderful job decorating and I love your new header with the family in santa hats!
Enjoy your weekend!
XO
Kristin

December 11, 2010 at 8:34 PM  
Blogger My Big Secret Blog :) said...

Deb, I love the snowman face!! :) :) The tree decoration is fabulous! And I just love those lights on the stairs- that part is my favorite!

December 12, 2010 at 5:24 AM  
Blogger Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I've been scrolling down admiring all your neat Christmas decorations! Love it all!

Katherine

December 12, 2010 at 10:23 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

You've been busy, everything looks AMAZING!! I love the loft area, very cute! I also like the homemade items, very special! Love your post and your pictures always look so pretty! XOXO ~Liz

December 13, 2010 at 6:43 AM  
Blogger Allison said...

Yeah, thanks for linking up your fabulous tree and other decorations to my Holiday Open House! :)

December 15, 2010 at 11:23 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

Such a festive holiday glow throughout your house, Debbie!! Love it all. I know you and the family are enjoying it all. Hope Santa comes to visit and brings a bagful of goodies. Christmas Hugs to ya- Sue

December 15, 2010 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger Shelly said...

Awesome lighting effects! Great place to display your nutcrackers!

December 16, 2010 at 6:22 PM  

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