Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Well, Happy Holidays everyone!...I spy all over blogland that everyone is busy, busy, busy styling, shopping, wrapping and all those wonderful holiday things...I too have been busy, busy getting the house ready for my holiday guests...I think I'm almost done...well, at least with the decorating...

I am so EXCITED about my Christmas decor this year...in the past I have steered clear of the traditional red and green though I do love it so...but for some reason this year, I just had to have it...and TARTAN was the theme I wanted...it took some doing to find the ribbon and when I did, I could only find a little....but enough to make do...today how about a little peak...

ahhhhh, don't ya just love PLAID...so classic, so versatile...so CHRISTMAS...I will show you the whole tree as soon as it's done...I'm looking for a new topper...

Now onto the MANTEL...Of course, I had to use plaid on the mantel too...My large lion picture has been wrapped in plaid Christmas paper and sports a BIG red bow...the garland also sports a big TARTAN bow and a few velvety poinsettas...

The little "ICE TREES" play Christmas carols and light up...they go from red to green, blue, magenta, purple, all the colors of the rainbow...They are sooooo BEAUTIFUL and I just love them...

Here they are gearing up for "green"...did I say, I LOVE these trees?...

I got them last year at Big Lots for $15.00 for the 3-piece set...they have them again this year in case you would like some.   They are actually for the yard but I adapted them for the mantle...I took the stakes off the bottoms and propped them in clear plastic disposable cups so they would sip upright...of course the cups are hidden inside of all that lovely pine garland....perfect don't ya think?

See ya soon with all the other little CHRISTMASY details...PROMISE!!!  Have a wonderful day!


  1. Looks like we both like those Christmas trees, Mine came from Hobby Lobby though. Your vignette looks lovely. Pat

  2. Looking very Christmasy!! I love the traditional colors!

  3. Neat idea to wrap the picture like a present. I bet those trees are magical at night!

  4. Hi lovely lady,
    I also love your Idea to wrap the picture over your mantle!! You did a Beautiful job putting this all together for Christmas sweet lady.
    Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my Christmas Tablescape.
    I hope you have a great week with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  5. love the plaid-it's so very in this year.

  6. What a cute idea for the mantel. Thanks for linking this one up to my party.



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