12.08.2008

Christmas Decorations are Done!

My decorations are done!  Oh, I am so glad.  I hate having boxes and garbage everywhere, and for a few days my house looked like a Christmas bomb went off in it.  Yuck!  Things are put away now, and I am hoping we can sit back and enjoy our house for a few weeks.  

I am sitting on the couch as I type, enjoying the tree and listening to my old pal Frank sing Christmas carols.  Bing is here.  Oh, and Harry too.  (That would be Sinatra, Crosby, and Connick, for those of you who aren't on a first name basis with the boys.)

Where was I?  Oh yes, here are my Christmas decorations!

I have been collecting little Christmas wreaths over the years, and this one below was from a thrift store.  Doesn't it look cute on my window?  I just used a simple sticky hook to hang it.

My husband's family has been collecting Nutcrackers for years, and when we got married we inherited his set.  Some of them are specific to things my husband used to do, like stamp collecting (?) and boy scouts.  I love lining them up on our mantle, and Nina especially enjoyed unwrapping them this year.

I'll be showing you more of the decorations soon.  In the meantime, I hope you get a chance to sit back and enjoy your lights and tree and Nutcrackers sometime today!  (Oh, and throw a little Frank or Bing in there, too, if you can!)


57 comments:

coco said...

It all looks great, can't wait to see more. We had the Christmas explosion going on here as well...last box got put away yesterday. What a great feeling to finally be done and to be able to sit back and enjoy...with the boys of course!:)

Sandy Toes said...

Everything looks so festive!!!
-sandy toes

Monica @ Writer Chic said...

Nowhere to put up decorations this year, but I'll live vicariously through yours!

Sarah said...

I will be working on my decorations today--so excited!

duchess said...

Harry & I enjoyed seeing your Christmas decorations. A stamp collecting nutcracker - seriously?
Who knew.
Your house looks beautiful.

The Golf Widow said...

Looks very festive! Stamp collecting is one hobby I never understood either.I'm loving the Christmas music,especially Harry, but not finished decorating!

Belle said...

your house looks so great and festive! We dont even have a tree yet! Whats with that?!

Lisa said...

Oh I just love Frank, Harry and Bing too! : ) Everything looks great! Is there really a stamp collecting nutcracker? Too funny!

Jboo said...

Oh my -- so, so cute! Love your decorations! Hey, you forget my pal, Tony . . . Tony Bennett!

Hope you have a great week.

Janet

P.S. I collected stamps too -- it's not dorky! :)

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

Ohhh I love your loooong mantel! It all looks so warm and festive! I love Harry too. And the other boys, but especially Harry. :) Isn't it so nice to get everything put away?

daniella said...

So cozy and warm. I want to come over!

Melissa said...

Wow, your decorations look so good! I really how your tv is inside the wall, and the long shelf above the tv and fireplace. I really love the whole living room set up. And back to the decorations, great job!

Laurel MacD said...

It wouldn't be a proper Christmas without a little Harry.

Darlene said...

Your home is BEAUTIFUL! Love all of those Nutcrackers!

AJ said...

Your family room looks so cozy:) Love it! I can never get a good picture of my tree. I'm going to try tonight.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I feel so much better when my home is organizied, so I so know how you feel!
It looks lovely!!!

Screaming Meme said...

Oh...I love it~! :) You are going to enjoy it so much...:)

Letti said...

Your home looks so warm and inviting.

Wendy said...

Looks perfect! Love the nutcrackers all lined up..who knew they made stamp collecting nutcrackers? :-)

Carrie said...

Everything looks wonderful!

Ally0005 said...

I just love what you can find at a thrift store, who knew.

Mrs. Cup said...

Those are my boys too! :) Everything looks beautiful!

tidymom said...

It all looks WONDERFUL!!! I'm so jealous of that awesome space over your TV and Fireplace!
Your tree is BEAUTIFUL and I LOVE the wreath too!!

I'm just getting started on my decorating - wanna come help?

~Tidymom

Shannon said...

It is all so pretty! I love that you got the Nutcrackers from when he was younger. That is so special. Enjoy your tree today! :)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I would be sitting on the couch admiring too.....your family room is BEAUTIFUL!!

I also collect Nutcrackers....Sarah is loving them this year!!

Emily said...

You must feel so good to have it all done. Looks fabulous. My house still looks like a complete Christmas mess. Can't wait to be done.

AndreaLeigh said...

If by enjoy you mean put up, then yes, I'm enjoying today! LOL.

Joanna said...

Love the Christmas music classics. It just doesn't get any better. Your decorations loook lovely, can't wait to see more!

melissa said...

It looks great beautiful! Frank is a staple here as well. I linked up your advent calendar on my blog, hope it's okay. I loved it!

My home - My life said...

Everything looks great so far and I can't wait to see more. I felt totally behind this year in getting my decorations up but I am almost there and am hoping to finish up tonight!

jennykate77 said...

I'm like Bing and Frank and Harry too☺

We started buying Isaiah Nutcrackers last year after taking him to his first viewing of the Nutcracker ballet. Silly me, I just packed up the nutcrackers with the rest of the Christmas decor...and I've been hearing about it off and on every since! I'm so thankful that Christmas is finally here and Isaiah will get his Nutcrackers back. I guess they won't get packed away this year☺

All of your Christmas decor looks beautiful!! Can't wait to see the rest!

Ms. Tee said...

Everything's so warm and pretty, Carrie! The Christmas bomb went off in my house. There are boxes everywhere. I'm getting it all out today. :)

P.S. My son loves nutcrackers, too. That's so funny about the stamp-collecting one!

Angie said...

Your tree is beautiful!! The Nutcrackers are so cute. Your house looks so warm and cozy for Christmas!!

Lisa & Gerald said...

So beautiful!

Erin said...

How beautiful! You did an amazing job

Sweet Simplicity said...

Everything is better with Frank. I love the little nutcrackers. What a great tradition.

Gina @ Six in the Country said...

Gotta add Michael (Buble) to that list of the crooning boys. He's my fave lately!

Katie said...

Oh I love Frank, Bing and Harry!

And your living room looks great!!

Jodee Leader said...

Your family room looks so cozy and Christmasy. I love your hubby's nutcracker collection. I actually thought about starting that tradition here. Kohl's had some really cute ones this year.

Mimi Sue said...

Your home is looking so festive! It's so much fun when you have little ones around. Everything is magical. Enjoy every minute of it. They grow up so fast. Mimi

Emily said...

I love the "boys" that are singing over at your house. They are among my favorite ;) The house looks wonderful!

The Arthur Clan said...

I was so glad to get our decorating done as well. Your home looks beautiful!

Angela said...

Everything looks beautiful! By the way, if you get up in the morning and that gorgeous wreath is gone from your window, I did NOT take it... :)

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Yeah, I really hate having boxes all over the place too - I always feel disorganized in everything else I do when that happens!

Good for you being done! I have a little bit left and then we can sit back and enjoy too!

I can't wait to see more!

Manuela

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Carrie,
It is a good feeling to be done isn't it?

I hate having boxes everywhere. I'm almost done here...I think. LOL

Love the nutcrackers.
diane

The Graves' House said...

so glad to have mine done too! i feel like the time is going by so fast, i want to sit back and enjoy! your home looks so warm and inviting. enjoy it!
blessings,
nicole

ps - sorry to hear about your home offer. i'm sure god has something great in store for your future...

Lana said...

Your decor looks so good! Don't you just love this time of year?!

Sandy said...

lovely, lovely!

Julie said...

Everything looks great love the nutcrackers. and I have that same explosion at my house almost all cleaned up and ready to enjoy.
Have a great week
julie

Our Complete Family said...

It looks awesome Carrie! All that Christmas mess was so worth this gorgeous outcome!
I'd be sitting on that couch with my feet propped up humming Cmas tunes and just soaking it all in.
Lovely!
The nutcrackers are so fun and festive and what a great thing to have a story behind each one. That is truly special!
Merry December hun~ Les

Jaime said...

Very cute and love the advent calendar

Destinee said...

I love Christmas season very much because of beautiful Christmas decorations.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

I've enjoyed catching up on your posts I missed. I especially liked the advent box's. Your right, the filling possibility's are endless. I can't wait till we have little ones around here again. My kitty does try to contribute to the Christmas fun. She likes the decor, especially the dangling ones.

Sweet Wishes,
Sara

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

Oh how lovely your home is, I have a "thing" for buttery yellow walls.. so warm and rich!!!
I have been admiring your blog for a while now and left you an award on my blog.
Iove your blog and wanted to share it with others!!!

Davene said...

I can totally relate to your first paragraph...except I haven't gotten my decorating done and boxes put away yet. Hopefully tomorrow?

Your home looks festive and beautiful!!!

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

My sister collects nutcrackers too. She's got them from all over and displays them every year. Would she part with any of them? You'd have to kill her first. :) xxoo

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

I love your family room...everything looks so warm and cozy and festive!