Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Decking the Halls


        When I ‘deck the halls’, it doesn’t bother me one bit for things to look even more dolled up than usual.


        When Daughter #3 gave me 3 of these wonderful glass ornaments several years ago, hanging them against the dark green branches of a tree just didn’t do them justice.

        And then there is the glittered fruit- which could never be mistaken as real, but that is just fine with me.


        I have collected it in all sorts of forms: candle rings (rarely used as such), picks, and individual pieces.



        In fact fantasy works for me- of course dark red garlands wear beads. We all love beads, don’t we?


         Just know this- anything you do at Christmas to ‘paint the barn’ matches how I feel too.


        I am traveling the party circuit at

Deck the Halls Tuesday, Three or More Tuesday , Ruby Red Tuesday, and 2nd Time Around Tuesday.

Just click on the meme title to go straight to those wonderful blogs.


From the Old InkWell said...

Just beautiful! Love the red ornaments hanging on your chandelier and I'm a great fan of glittery fruit too!

LPC said...

Three cheers for glittery fruit!

Deb said...

Laura...great decorations.....

Blondie's Journal said...

Love your glittery fruit and the beads are the gems on the tree!


Theresa said...

Laura, I love the ornaments from your daughter! Beautiful and so are the glittered fruit! Have a blessed day!

Evi said...

Love the glitter fruit. Everything looks so pretty.

trash talk said...

Great minds think alike. It wouldn't be a Christmas tree without beaded fruit and sparkling trim. I have those same ones and every year they have a place of honor on one of the tree! I love the large ornaments on the chandalier. Can we over decorate? No way...if you can see the branches, it just needs more!

Lee said...

I was just here a little while ago... you are amazing. Love the chandilier. I have a huge bag of the fruit, but I couldn't get a decent picture of it. I need a tripod.
Great pics.

Sandra said...

Love your colors!! Just gorgeous!! xoxo

Rebecca Nelson said...

Loving the RED girly! Now...can you please forward me your address so I can send you a PROPER thank you for my sweet gifts from you? I also want to send you something in return.

Blessings to you oh talented one.


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Really like the ornaments on the chandelier.

Lynn said...

So so so pretty!
Don't you just love getting it all out!

Karen said...

Yayyy! Sparkle!! Love it, love it, love it...
Ladybug Creek
P.S. As usual, Daughter #3 has great taste. :-)

Lisa said...

Daughter #3 has got to be your favorite! That child is a genius to give her Mama those beautiful ornaments for her beautiful chandie! Yes. Three is a good number.

V I N T A G E O L O G I E said...

So very pretty ... love your traditional taste and style! Superb!


Marsha said...

I too love all of your decorating but the red ornaments on the chandelier are just the prettiest thing. Love it all.

Marigene said...

I love all your glittery fruits, so perfect for the season.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

LOOOOOOOOOVE it all!! Gorgeous!!

Lou Cinda :)

Foley said...

The glass ornaments are gorgeous! I love and collect all types of picks..so versatile to pop in anywhere that needs some spicing up!

June said...

Gorgeous holiday decor Laura! Your photos are beautiful.

Unknown said...

Hi Laura,
Everything looks so festive and pretty!

Thanks for linking to 2nd Time Around!

Marguerite said...

You make it all look so easy! Beautiful holiday decorating, cher! And thanks for the great links!


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