Saturday, December 11, 2010

The one with some Christmas spirit!

This year I have been very behind on my Christmas decorating.... and it just doesn't feel like Christmas until I have my tree up! So last night I finally started with the outside. It was actually one of the warmer days we have had even though there was snow.

I usually just decorate my porch but this year I wanted to do something more. I have three window baskets under my big front window and after watching Sarah Richardson's Christmas special last weekend, I had some great ideas for it!

I love how they turned out. The white glitter branches and poinsettias I got for 50% off at a local home decor shop that was going out of business, the pine bows - free from my parents forest :) In total the project was about $70.

Took the opportunity to play around with my camera and try and get some good night shots. Its so hard! So these were as good as I could do... and I am pretty sure my neighbors think I am crazy since this was about 10:00 last night!

This week I also stopped in at Scrappy Chic to pick up my new kit... which is awesome! I got a few surprises as well - Check out this card that Angela made for me....
I am in LOVE with banners which you might already know.... but the PTI banner kit is so cool. I am very jealous Angela ;)

Also - Angela got me some Tea for my birthday. My favorite kind!!!! Look how cute the tag is too. She is super talented this girl and super sweet :)
Alain just pulled up with our Christmas tree --- a real one is the only way to go --- so I am off to decorate!

Have a great weekend (only 2 weeks to Christmas!!!)


Mary Pat Siehl said...

great decorations! have fun decorating the tree!

Tracy said...

Your outdoor decorating is so pretty.
I don't put up my decorations until 12 days before Christmas.
So sweet of your friend.

S said...

Your window boxes look fab. I'm a Sarah R fan too - just wish I had her budget.

Angela said...

Aw, your house looks so cute! And I'm glad you liked the goodies -- surprise!
I think we're getting our tree today -- I'm with you on going real -- no plastic trees for me, thanks!

Happy weekend. See you soon!

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

The front of your house is lovely! And what great goodies from Angela! Your post really put my in the holiday spirit!

Scrappy-ness said...

Great decorations!