Friday, December 10, 2010

A Few of My Christmas Favorites



There are several things in my home I couldn’t live without

when decorating

at Christmas time.

This is my

List of Favorites.

*red poinsettia clips from Big Lots


I use them everywhere-

in floral arrangements, on the tree, in garlands,on accessories.

They are amazing and easy to use.

I am headed back to re-stock this season, because they are less than $2.00 each.


*rose bowls of all sizes

Nothing is prettier this time of year. 

I set glass votives with holiday scented candles inside of them- which does two things.

It protects the rose bowl, and I am able to buy smaller scented candles

placed in glass votives

that are less expensive.

Then I am not left with a million melted small pillars.



*candle rings

I do not use candle rings as candle rings.

They are a great winding tool to bend and stick into blank spaces.

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Every floral piece in the vignette above is a candle ring.

They are also wonderful to use in trees and in chandeliers.

They don’t have that bare end of a floral pick to manage.


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NanaDiana said...

Oh I love it~Everything looks beautiful...I like those candle rings too...for the same reason~Hugs-Diana

Blondie's Journal said...

What a great deal on the clips...I'd love some of those!


Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

I really like your decorating style. I think I could learn a thing or two from you! Oh wait. I did. Candle rings. :-)

Off topic: I have a recipe question for you...can you please email me? Thank you!

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Rebecca Nelson said...

Always LOVELY to visit your home. Those 'clips' are 2die4. What a fabulous deal.

Are you ready for Christmas? Finished with everything?

Such an inspiration you are...


I Do Declare said...

A Big Lots just opened in my 'burbs! I love getting ribbon there...I'll have to keep an eye open for the pretty poinsetta inserts like yours!

Rust: Vintage Inspired Design said...

Hi Laura,
Love your decorating crystal rose bowls...great alternative use for them!

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Olive said...

I ♥ Big Lots. We just got one here and I have a coupon! Great idea on the clips.

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Big Lots definately has some great deals....I remember the bottle brush wreaths last year.
Your place looks wonderful ...always love stopping by here,
especially at christmas time!
Christmas happiness to you and yours Laura,
Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Karen said...

Woo-hoo!! This blog should be named "Laura's Sensible Tips!" Thanks for the great advice. I may attempt Big Lots one more time... just 'cause of you.
Love it, Laura!!
Ladybug Creek

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

There is a Big Lots in NH. I must take a ride and see what they have for decorations. Your's of course look lovely.

Honey at 2805 said...

Lovely decor and great hints!

Unknown said...

I need to get me some of those clips! I love your decor style.

CHERI said...

I'm gonna have to find me a BIG LOTS! I too have certain decorations that I just couldn't celebrate Christmas without...especially my GINGERBREAD stuff!

Theresa said...

Wonderful and beautiful decorations! I use candle rings too, I will have to check out the poinsettia clips at Big Lots:) Thanks for the tip! Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Jayme Goffin, The Coop Keeper said...

I can just smell tea brewing and cookies baking! Lovely Laura - just like you! (in a side note, I broke down and I'm doing online Weigh Down classes - I'm so glad I did)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Super sweet deals at Big Lots and I love the red poinsettia clips~ fantastic! The arrangement at the top is so pretty too! Thanks so much for sharing at my party this week!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Laura honey your home is always beautiful. I love peeking into it.
Just thinking about you this morning when I put your necklace on for church. lol I hope your doing well and your enjoying the seaon.
Love ya

June said...

Laura, it is so good to sit here tonight and go over all the beautiful posts I have missed here. Your Christmas decor is gorgeous. Your home is so warm and inviting, and I get the feeling that it is loved by you, and it shows in every detail.
I hope you have a great week planned.
hugs to you...


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