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Monday, December 5, 2016


Christmas tree Lights

Our trees are decorated.  This is our first year to use artificial trees, and I think I'm going to love them. No wrapping lights around the trees or crawling on the floor to water them.

Christmas Tree Decorated

 I don't do a Christmas theme. Every year, our Christmas décor theme is Gloria In Excess.

Christmas Tree with Lights and Decor

We've collected ornaments for years, with no thought of a theme, and all of those ornaments go on our trees.

Christmas tree Ornaments

As you can see, it's a real hodgepodge.

Christmas Decor on Hearth

When I posted our Christmas mantel (here), I told you I was trying to use up my huge stash of gold ribbon. I've added gold ribbon to everything that doesn't move. I may succeed in using of all of it.

Christmas Wreath on Fireplace Screen

Christmas Manel and Trees

 You may have noticed, in most of these photos I hadn't added any gold ribbon to the vases on the hearth. When I looked at these photos, I realized I had neglected a place I could use more gold ribbon, so I added it before taking the previous photo of the hearth.

 Thank you for coming to see the progress of our Christmas décor. There's a lot left to do. I'll be tweaking until Christmas Eve, and then it's time to take it all down. But, I do love Christmas décor.


Tricia said...

Just gorgeous! And I agree about artificial trees -- I do not miss watering them! I think I will adopt your "Gloria in Excess" theme -- works for me!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh my word, I love, love, love seeing all of your trees and Christmas decor. It is always amazing. I love that gold ribbon too.

The French Hutch said...

Your trees are beautiful Laurie. We use our ornaments we've collected over the years, maybe a new one everyone and then but no theme. Sometimes mores white, others red and green. Beautiful inspiration.
Happy December.......

Unknown said...

I share your obsession with collecting and using Christmas ornaments. I love your excess. I tell my family that what I want for my next birthday is a decorating fairy to sit on my shoulder and just tell me when to quit. I bring all of that stuff out of storage and then it is so hard not to use it SOMEWHERE. Perhaps we need to begin a 12 step program for those of us who decorate to excess. Hi, I'm Sharon and I decorate excessively.

Anonymous said...

Your trees are just glorious, Laurie!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Eilis@myheartliveshere said...

Wow. Your hodgepodge is beautiful. Thank you for linking up to Monday Social!

Ginger said...

I love artificial trees. The branches are sturdy and the trees don't shed all over. Yours look beautiful

Joy said...

I love your "Gloria in Excess" theme! Exactly how I feel. I'm in a smaller house now than I used to be, but there are Christmas things I want to have around me and it does kind of feel like "excess." Including a non-themed tree. The theme is "Christmas" - and that's ok with me. Have a wonderful, merry, blessed Christmas!