Christmas Decorations

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I hope you all have been enjoying the week of Christmas! I have been very unproductive these past few days. We have been hanging out in front of the tree, eating, watching movies, etc... I guess I did clean out the playroom and Harry's room to make room for the new Christmas loot. But other than that, I have done a whole lot of nothing.

We are waiting for our gas fireplace logs to be delivered and installed (our anniversary present to one another) but they missed our appt. due to our road construction again! We have big plans for roasting marshmallows and hanging out in front of the fire this week. I have never really been a big fan of gas logs but it is not cold long enough nor frequently enough here to warrant building wood fires and cleaning them up, so we are going the gas route. This way, I can push a button on the remote and have a fire. If we get too hot, I will just push the button and turn it off. I hope we don't regret it. We have always had wood burning fireplaces.

I did promise that I would post some of our decorations so I put them in a slideshow. Here are some of our Christmas decorations.



I will do a Christmas Day post next (very soon) and then I am done with Christmas until next year!

31 comments:

  1. Oh Kim, where did you get your eye for decorating and how do you keep your house so spotless. I admire you and love your taste and thank you so much for sharing your life with us.

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  2. Kim, beautiful slide show! You've got the touch. Looks like a festive and very fun Christmas at your house. It seemed to come and go quick this year, I'm wrapping up Christmas memories as well while enjoying the time off with the family. Thanks for sharing, you have exquisite tast. Love the China Girl ornament.

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  3. Beautiful decorations -- wow -- it all looks so lovely!

    We love our gas fireplace - esp. the "no cleanup required" part! Have a great New Year's!

    Janet

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  4. What a beautiful slide show of your family and home. I too have been very laid back this week enjoying the family. I feel a bit guilty for not doing anything productive. I guess once everyone gets back to school/work I can start organizing for the new year.

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  5. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! You have my dream kitchen! I loved everything!

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  6. Merry Christmas to you all!

    Love, me and Jane! Kim, I think your address I have for you is your old one. jane and I would love to send you a card!

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  7. You decorate so well! Thanks for sharing, I love all of your ideas.

    Happy New Year.

    ~Michele

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  8. Everything is beautiful, Kim. I love how you have so many lights on your tree. It just glows so beautifully, even in photographs. I took our decorations down today and it's always so depressing for me. My house now looks naked. LOL.

    Happy New Year!

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  9. Everything is beautiful, Kim. I love how you have so many lights on your tree. It just glows so beautifully, even in photographs. I took our decorations down today and it's always so depressing for me. My house now looks naked. LOL.

    Happy New Year!

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  10. Beautiful as always and so inspiring. That Houseboy is a keeper, I cracked up watching him hanging from a tree ;)

    Glad to hear you are lounging around this Christmas break, you deserve the time.

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  11. I love your decorating, your warm home, and the special touch you give to everything you do!

    Seems like we have the same schedule this week - a whole lot of nothing! One thing is different, it's freezing and I have had the real fireplace going all day. I love to have the fire going and I think you will love your gas alternative.

    Happy New Year!

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  12. Beautiful slide show. We for the first time in the 7 homes we've owned, will have gas logs too. I love the ambience of a woodburning fireplace. However, on a postivie note -- no cleanup!

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  13. The decorations look beautiful. We do the wreaths on each window each year too. I love that look. The candles on the porch steps were beautiful so simple but beautiful.

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  14. Gorgeous, all of it! And you tell Dave that I said he is the MAN!! Up there in the tree for decorations' sake... I love it!

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  15. Love your slide show! Where did you get that precious plate with the ornaments (with each name) that is in your kitchen? Please let me know 'cause I will bug you about it! ;)

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  16. Your house looks fabulous! You have such great taste! Enjoy your fireplace!

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  17. BEAUTIFUL...
    your house is always so beautifully decorated..
    Love ya..
    Have a great week..

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  18. Oh, the Christmas decorations are all so beautiful!! I love the kids trimming the tree - and of course, Kate's pink tree. And how dedicated was your hubby out in the tree hanging those balls? He must love you...a lot. Did Kate love her pink kitchen?

    Can't wait for the Christmas post!!

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  19. We've been enjoying our time off too. : )
    We have had our gas fireplace for quite some time now and I LOVE IT!!! I hate mess so the wood was NOT for me. I love the easy touch of a button...I have asthma too and my doctor recommended the gas logs.
    Enjoy time with your family!!

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  20. Oh Kim, simply beautiful and so peaceful looking which is exactly what I love about your decorations. You put such a beautiful touch to the little details of your home. Thanks for sharing. And for sharing your special Christmas traditions.

    LOVE LOVE the picture of Dave up in the tree!

    Thanks for your sweet note on my blog and I would be delighted to send you the recipes for the cakes.

    Nichole

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  21. So many GREAT decorating ideas...I want a copy of this video for my records!! ;) LOVE all the mercury glass collections... simple elegance! And your kitchen is stunning.

    Happy New Year!
    ~Tanya

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  22. Beautiful... I love your silver and white theme. Like snow. Merry Christmas! I can't wait for the Christmas video...and Happy New Year to you too!

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  23. So beautiful!!!! Like, I said before you have inspired me to do more next year... I suppose it is too late for me to re-invest in all of my decorations and stockings.. But, I would love too!

    Kate looks beautiful in that color red on the smocked dress...

    I am so glad you have had wonderful family time!

    Bring on 2010 and all it has to offer us both!! And, I pray for you that is endless blessings!

    Love ya,
    Di

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  24. Hello Kim

    All is very beautiful!
    your home sure was Christmas festive filled!
    I think I liked best of all the nativity sets and your tree!
    You will love your gas fire place, they are so NICE!
    Hope you have a Happy New year as well too!

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  25. Your home looks so warm and inviting - beautiful decorations :) We have been sooo lazy and spending some days in pj's and playing family games & watching movies too - it's great :)

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  26. Sometimes doing "nothing" is JUST the best! The decorations are simply perfect! Hope you enjoy every bit of your time together!

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  27. Simply exquisite. My favorite part is your husband literally going out on a limb to decorate.

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  28. I love our gas logs. Being able to flip that switch off and on is wonderful!

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  29. Mt parents have that same nativity...I used to play with it all the time. My nephew lost Mary last year and we had to find a new one! Your house is beautiful!

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