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Sunday, December 15, 2013

CHRISTMAS TREES

Christmas-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

We decorate two trees for our family room.  This year’s trees are skinnier than the trees we have had in the past, so a lot of our ornaments didn’t make it out of the boxes this year.

Christmas-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Every year, the theme for our trees is the same -- “hang whatever you find in the ornament boxes on the trees”.  (In other words, there is no theme.)

Christmas-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I’m having fun with the G+ twinkle light feature.

Christmas-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I already shared our mantel decorated for Christmas, so now, I’m sharing a little Christmas décor on the hearth.

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The burlap and pine cone reindeer are the only new purchase this year.  I found them at a discount store, and I decided they needed to come home with me.

Christmas-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

 

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Until I got ready to post these photos, I thought I had taken a picture of the entire top of the buffet behind our sofa.  Apparently, I never got the full length of the buffet in a picture.

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I also forgot to light the fireplace for any of these pictures.  Okay, I’ll admit that, somewhere along the way, I seem to have also misplaced my brain! 

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You probably knew about my brain long ago, but were too polite to tell me.  Or, did you tell me and I’ve forgotten?

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Christmas-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

This reindeer and sleigh belonged to my Mother.  This year, it is delivering Christmas trees on a side table in our family room.

Christmas-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Thank you for stopping by.  laurie

I’m linking to Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life, The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict, Open House Thursday at No Minimalist Here, and Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.

18 comments:

SILVIA said...

Beautiful, absolutely gorgeous!..... But please teach me how to do light thingy?? Lol.thank you

Laurie Ritchey said...

Thank you, Silvia. If you upload a picture that (with lights in the picture) to G+ photos, it will add the twinkly feature to your lights. If you upload a picture with snow in it, it will add falling snow to your picture. So much fun!

SILVIA said...

That's awesome!..thank you Laurie :)

Shelia said...

Hi Laurie! OH, everything is just beautiful! I love your two trees on either side of your fireplace! Hope you're doing well and you're always a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Brought a smile to my face. Thanks for allowing me to peek into your home Laurie. Just beautiful.

ellen b. said...

One thing is true and for sure. No one will ever be able to miss a holiday at your house. I love how you go all out. Christmas is a lovely one to cap off your year of decorating. I'm chuckling here because I hardly have room for one tree in this old house.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I love your trees - they are stunning. Everything looks wonderful in your family room. So warm and comfortable. I could just sit there and look at the tress all night they are so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us.
Have a Very Merry Christmas.
Mary

Tricia said...

Beautiful decorations, Laurie! And I whole-heartedly subscribe to your "theme" for decorating Christmas trees. My kids and grandkids would be disappointed if I went with a themed tree without our familiar and beloved (and it must be admitted, somewhat bedraggled) ornaments.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OH Laurie,
That looks so beautiful~!
Just stunning!
And those deer, what a great find, I want some now.
Your home is as pretty as a picture.
Love the twinkling lights you found too on G+, I guess I need to upload my Christmas tree pic.
Hugs friend,
Cindy

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Beautiful Laurie! I love the twin trees! I enjoyed looking at each picture. I would enjoy absorbing all this with a little egg nog and brandy!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laurie, your trees are gorgeous and I love the twinkling lights effect you added. I am really loving your deer too and the sled set from your mother is beautiful. You have created a wonderland for Christmas.
Hugs

Peggy Thal said...

Just beautiful! Love the 2 trees. Merry Christmas.

Dewena Callis said...

Laurie, how beautiful! And I didn't even miss the fireplace being lit because of the twinkling trees! Google+ added snow and twinkles to some of mine but I have no idea how to add it to the blog. I must admit that I don't even know what to do with Google plus. I keep adding friends to my circle, but then what? I know, I should be googling this and find out instead of asking questions!

Wow! Your room! So many lovely treasures and such a warm glow. I want to sit in that striped chair by the hearth.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your trees are beautiful Laurie! I love a tree with everything on it!!!

xinex said...

I love everything, Laurie. It looks so much fun in your house, so many gorgeous Christmas things! love the 2 trees and he new reindeers...Christine

Miss Janice said...

This is stunning! Merry Christmas to you!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my goodness Laurie, your trees and all of your decor are stunning. Everything is so beautiful. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Laurie! These are magnificent!

XO,

Sheila