Sunday, November 26, 2017

Christmas Decorations

 Our tree with all the trimmings, as well as a few FUN Christmas items scattered about the room are complete for this Christmas season, including my favorite soldier nutcracker, some red trucks, a couple of stockings, Santa, and an Old St. Nick.
 This is our first full sized tree since we left Maryland, making Christmas of 2003 the last one before making a move to Arizona in early 2004, and then to Virginia in 2007.  I don't care for the needles on the floor and having to water a live tree, so here we are with our 9 foot Pine from Lowes.  It rocks!

 Last year we cleaned the storage area in our basement, and after looking at all of our old Christmas Tree decorations decided to toss them into the garbage and start afresh this year.  No really.... they were not even Goodwill worthy.  They were garbage, and this year I decided that since we are at an age where we don't need to have more than what we use around here, I decided on a simple look.... somewhat of what I consider to be a more traditional looking tree.
 The tree came with a great number of pre-installed lights, and I have always loved  the simple look of gold and red ball ornaments.
The red plaid ribbon was a must for me.  You know how some things just make your heart sing?  That's what this ribbon did for me...

 We have never had a worthy Christmas tree skirt, and since the base of the tree covers a large area of the floor, we needed a large skirt.  I googled the size tree skirt I needed and Balsam Hill popped up.  Their tree skirts are pricier than Target or Wal-Mart (my only local options) so I ordered a pretty red quilted skirt and could not be happier!
Totally worth the bucks.

 This metal 'LOVE" heart is from Wal-Mart.  They had three in stock when I purchased it last week, but with just my husband and I, well.... one love heart does the trick.

Every home has a different idea about what the perfect tree is for them and decorates accordingly.  I see so many different looks as I hop from blog to blog, but I always come back and give a big sigh of love when I see the photos of our tree.  Bright, traditional and eye-candy worthy.
Hope yours will be one that YOU love and that speaks to your family and friends as they enter your home during your Holiday parties and gatherings.

Always be true to your heart and who you are as you decorate your home any time of the year, but especially at Christmas.
Love to each and every one of you as the end of the year draws nearer.


  1. Beautiful Diane . . .
    Love the one LOVE heart . . .
    I agree, be true to who you are and what you like.
    Authentic WINS in my book . . .
    Enjoy these next days, weeks . . .
    with narry a needle!

  2. Beautiful tree, and I love the wonderful plaid! When we moved several years ago I divided up the family decorations between my two daughters and bought fresh. I need to do a major overhaul on my Christmas stash. Thanks so much for coming by to visit.

  3. So pretty! Love your big beautiful tree and all the red is fabulous.

  4. What a warm inviting room! I love the simplicity of your tree. I have boxes of ornaments I have collected since childhood. By the time my tree is decorated I feel it looks like a zoo!

  5. Beautiful tree.
    I love the ribbon. Perfect!