Monday, November 17, 2008

Christmas Decor

I am officially in the Christmas spirit. I woke up this morning to 45 degree weather and that is good enough for me. I will be starting on my Christmas decorating today. I know that in a few hours it will be in the mid-70s again, but I don't care! The tree will soon be put together and standing somewhere in my house.

Look at his cute Christmas cottage in Key West - love it!

photo Cottage Living

I love this advent idea from Country Living. Maybe I'll whip one of these up today?

Or I could hunt for pinecones somewhere out west of town and make this pinecone tree?

photo - Country Living

The best thing to do with your Santa collection is to group them TOGETHER!!! Don't spread them all over the house. This wreath from Country Living magazine is fabulous - the more the better! I made a similar one with all of my hand-me-down 1970's ornaments. When I get everything up, I'll post a photo.

I like this photo, too. The vintage ornaments make more of a statement when piled in this glass compote. Even cheapo glass ornaments look better this way.

photo Country Living

An inside shot of the Key West cottage...I like the Miami Dade heart pine walls.

photo Cottage Living

I better get busy!


Anonymous said...

I'm motivated to decorate for Christmas. Thank you for keeping me inspired. -Kristen

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oooooh...I know! This weather is so inspiring! LOVE all your inspiration pix. Let us see what you accomplished!