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Monday, December 6, 2010


And today, I’m sharing two of them.
For better or for worse, I’ve been tweaking the vignette on my new sideboard..
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and on the mantel, both of which I just showed you last week! Sadly, I’ll be tweaking all over the house until Christmas Eve!
It’s so hard for me to leave “well enough” alone. I always THINK it can be better. I usually decide that the tweaking didn’t make any difference and could have even made matters worse! It’s just another disease of mine (in addition to “collecting”, I tweak – all of the time, everywhere)!  Hi, my name is Laurie, and I am a collector and a tweaker!  Call in the psychiatrist(s)! 
I’m linking this post to the Boring to Better event at Savvy Southern Style.  Thanks Kim for telling us we could link Christmas décor without showing any “before” pictures.

Thank you for your visit to my blog. laurie


Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Laurie...

Ohhh...soooo very pretty, my friend! I still do not know how you manage to decorate both of those very large trees...but they are gorgeous!!! That entire front of your fireplace is just FABULOUS!!! You really have some pretty fun! Girlfriend, I bet you've had so much fun decorating your new sideboard...and it looks perfect!!! Your home looks gorgeous dressed in Christmas...thank you for sharing it with us! It's always a treat!!!

Love ya,

PS...Ohhh my, I am a "tweaker" too! A big time tweaker! Hehe! But that's the fun...playing house! Hehe!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Everything is just so Gorgeous Laurie!!!
I love your two trees and your mantel!
I think you tweak with the best of them because everything looks so beautiful!
You have some of the best ideas and decorating around! I am floored by those gorgeous trees!

vignette design said...

Hi, my name is Delores, and I'm a collector and a tweaker too. haha. Laurie, your two trees are just gorgeous! It must have taken you days to finish them. They are wonderful. I wish I could see them in person and just look at all your ornaments. I know you have some fabulous ones.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

They are absolutely beautiful. I just love seeing your decorations. Your room is awesome. I do believe you are the Queen of Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Oh Laurie what a wonderful way to start my morning! You are amazing.

Gorgeous!! Gorgeous!! Goreous!!

KBeau said...

Your house is just beautiful. I'd love to see it all decorated in person.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Laurie -- your house is always amazing -- I love all your collections and little touches -- just tweak away -- if that makes you happy....and we'll sit back and watch with glee!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Stunningly Gorgeous! How in the world do you decorate those huge trees and that mantel and sideboard. Oh my! Just keep sharing as you tweak away!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Laurie, your trees are a piece of art. Wow!!! Can't imagine how long it takes you to put all those gorgeous ornaments on the tree. I've enjoyed seeing your trees.
hugs ~lynne~

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Your trees are stunning and make mine look kind of pathetic. I keep tweaking, too. It's a sickness.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Send me the tweakers packet...cuz my name is Ceekay and I am a decor tweaker!!
2 trees...of course! Beautiful.

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, I am in love. 2 big trees!! Where do you find the time? and your sideboard is gorgeous!

I think Christmas is the time for tweaking!!


Sue said...

Laurie, How do you do it all, girl? I am so far behind this year! LOL It all looks magnificent! The trees are gorgeous and full and the room is yummy comfy! I want to come visit.... Have fun "tweaking" as I struggle with the original "doing."
♥ Sue

Glenda/MidSouth said...

They are beautiful!!
I will repeat what Sue said - Don't know how you do it all. My vitamins must not be strong enough. :D

GardenOfDaisies said...

Laurie, your trees are just beautiful!!! Two trees flanking the fireplace... wow!! Can it get any better than that?

ellen b. said...

I've always enjoyed symmetry and your Christmas trees on either side of the fireplace are fabulous. Enjoy your big spaces! Beautifully decorated Laurie!!

Anonymous said...

Laurie-= My it looks so wonderfully Christmas y at your house! I remember your nativity from last years pictures and it is just lovely! I think one year I am going to decorate with only nativity sets-
Never can have too many reminders of the greatest gift given!

I haven't been around much but miss all my sweet blogging friends- hope you are enjoying the season!

bee blessed

Salmagundi said...

No one does 'over the top' better than you. I love it. Your trees are magnificent. Enjoy every day of this glorious season. Sally

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

HI laurie, not sure if my comment went through....but I love the pic of the tree and the mantel - soooo pretty. And, hey, tweak if you want! Linda

Anonymous said...

Your trees are glorious, as is the whole room!
And tweaking, well, let's just say you're in plenty of good company! It's so much fun!

xinex said...

Your trees are so pretty, Laurie! I love all the lights and ornaments. Your family room looks so magical.....Christine

lvroftiques said...

It's all so beautiful Laurie!! Did you have any little elves to hellp you? Because sheesh girl that's a LOT of work! But so worth it! Vanna

Kathleen said...

I love those trees, makes such a grand statement! And your Nativity is Divine! Sorry I missed the party this weekend, but I'll be here Sat!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

LAURIE!! Hey girl... your holiday decorating is spectacular. you've got a true talent in combing just the right elements to make a charming ambiance. I would like to find myself enjoying your setting while sipping on a cup of cocoa with (several) sweet treats of course:)

It's good to be back, I hope you get a chance to stop by for a visit.

Sweet wishes,

Ginger said...

You crack me up Laurie...but tweeking or not, it looks gorgeous.

Pamela said...

OMG I LOVE your double trees!!! They are gorgeous!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Laurie, thanks so much for sharing your beautiful Christmas trees and decor at the party. I just can't believe how pretty those two trees are. That had to be a lot of work, but so worth it.

Karie said...

Oh, so pretty, thanks for sharing your beautifully decorated home.

Honey at 2805 said...

Your decor is absolutely amazing! Love the two trees....Wow.

auntpearl said...

Oh my goodness your decorations are absolutely beautiful.
Hope you are doing well.
Sending you hugs,

The Stylish House said...

Popped over to say hi and WOW, I love your beautiful decorations! The two tree idea is unique and looks great. The new sideboard works perfectly too.
Heather is home lounging on the sofa and I'm about to gather a few boxes from the basement and work on our tree.
It's been quiet the year, but it's all good! Take care.
Hugs, Cathy

Brenda Pruitt said...

I think we all have a habit of "tweaking!" Your room with the big trees looks so festive and pretty!

Anonymous said...

Hi Laurie! Oh, I love your Christmas trees! Two twin trees! Wow! And how pretty this room looks! I love it. You just go ahead and tweak away - you do everything right! :)
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Laurie, you have tweaked this to perfection!! It is gorgeous!! The trees, the vignette! Gorgeous!

And I am a tweaker too!

Lou Cinda

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi Laurie, Oh my gosh I thought I was the only ONE! I see there are many among us! I not only do I constantly tweak my decorating and never seem to be satisfied with it but I do the same on my blog posts!!! Drives me insane!

I can't believe how MUCH Christmas decorating you have already done! and it ALL looks so great!

I used to be able to accomplish SO much more when I was younger than I can now! How do you do it?!!! Wait a minute, I know... you must have some little elves stashed somewhere that help you, right?!!

Hugs, Sherri;)

The Tablescaper said...

Oh so beautiful. each tree is equally abundant! Maybe that's what I should do - if I had the space! I have many little trees throughout my house, but only one big one. Just glorious.

- The Tablescaper