Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A little Christmas whismy in the living room

I have to admit that I think that this is the best tree that I have every decorated.  I usually struggle with them looking full.  I might have went a little overboard this time. 




I made this with empty boxes and wrapping paper.


I couldn't resist getting these two nutcrackers for my collection.


This is what my tree looked like last year. Kind of straight looking like a stick.

We don't have much room to put a tree in this house.  We only have the small wall space on either side of the fireplace so we have to have a thin tree.   This year I added some greenery picks to the bottom half of the tree to make it have more of a tree shape than looking like a stick.


As you can see it has a much better shape than last years tree.  Here are some close ups of the ornaments.







I didn't decorate the entertainment area this year.  I only put up my vintage nativity.  I put it on the shelf  above the televison this year so I can see it every day.  Nothing fancy going on with it, just thought it would look nice by itself.  I think that I will use it in the dining room next year on the buffet.

This Nativity has been in my family before I was born.  My mother told me that she got it back in the 50's when you could get a piece at a time from the grocery store.  I also have a smaller version that was my grandmother's.  It has a light in the top for the star and it plays Silent Night.  My mother always set it on her hutch every year.  I remember playing with it when I was little.  I liked to wind up the music box and listen to it and sing.







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23 comments :

  1. Your tree looks great! You were smart to put the greenery picks in the bottom - it really does give it more shape. Terrific fun looking ornaments and a big change from your previous tree as well. Your nativity set is lovely too and how special that it was your mom's.

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    1. Thank you. I would love to have a huge tree but this house really wasn't designed for a big tree unless you put in the office in the front of the house. Have a wonderful day!

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  2. Jody,
    All your Christmas décor looks outstanding. I know you are having a good time enjoying it.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. Thank you. I actually toned it down a bit this year by not decorating everywhere. I have a feeling that I will decorate more areas since I didn't get to do the covered deck this year. I am too exhausted. Have a great day!

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  3. Everything is beautiful and your tree looks amazing! Happy Holidays!!!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful holiday!

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  4. Your whole room looks beautiful. The tree is so pretty! Gorgeous Christmas display!

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    1. Thank you so much! Have a wonderful day!

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  5. I've just recently "discovered" your blog and I have enjoyed seeing all of your holiday decoration posts and tablescapes! I love your nativity scene - I have several and am always interested to see what others have. How special that it belonged to your Mom, too. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home.....hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
    Blessings,
    Lanita

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. I have a few more tablescapes to do and I will be decorating the basement area this weekend so be sure to check it out. Have a Merry Christmas!

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  6. I like your very colorful Christmas tree and nutcrackers and the beautiful Nativity set tha holds amny spoecial memories for you!

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    1. Thank you. I enjoyed decorating with a new theme this year.

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  7. Hi Jody,
    Maureen from Josephine Ballerina here. Found your blog on Cozy Little House Tweak It Tuesday. I've got to just say that os about the coolest tree topper I have ever seen! SO festive and whimsical.
    :) maureen

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    1. Thank you. This is the first year that I tried this theme. Have a great week!

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  8. Oh my goodness! I love every inch and I do believe that we are Christmas soul sisters!! Your nativity scene is really gorgeous. Visiting for Met Monday. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!!
    Luisa
    Living and Learning With Luisa

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and wishing you a Merry Christmas too!!!

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  9. Beautiful, I love your tree and all of your fireplace decorations.

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  10. I love your tree it is gorgeous and festive :) Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board

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  11. I love your Christmas tree. It is an explosion of whimsy and joy.

    Jeanne at
    http://jeanneselep.blogspot.com/2014/12/madonna-and-child-window.html

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  12. LOVE all the red and green my favorite colors also for Christmas don't you just love empty boxes? they are like diamonds to me I love the stackable kind and this pic of your home is just so awesome.Susie

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    1. Yes I love the stackable boxes and suitcases. I also have three Christmas stackable suitcases that I didn't get to use this year. They will work great for storing some Christmas decorations. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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