Christmas & Such

Do you have you’re tree up yet? I do, but like every year I’m sad to confess that I’m not crazy about the way that it looks. I’ve always flipped flopped between fun tree or pretty tree. I haven’t quite figured out how to combine the two. Have you? Have you seen any great photos out there?

I’m loving these big paper flower pinwheel type thingies. No idea how to make them. Maybe Belinda knows? She is the craftiest and today she’s posted a how to for a super cute wreath made from book pages.

Part of the problem is I’m so over my tree skirt and stockings. Too matchy matchy and formal for me.
And speaking of pretty and fun combined. I think if anyone can pull this off it’s Meg. I really hope she posts pictures of her tree this year (like soon). I’ve always wanted stockings like hers (have you seen any? etsy maybe?) . Here are few of her past holiday decorations that now have me wanting to go the flea market this weekend.
I’m always a sucker for anything using a tree branch

And this might be my favoritest (i know it is not a word but it should be) idea for the year. I don’t have a staircase but if you do…please do this for me!
Did you go shopping on Black Friday? I didn’t. That is so not me. I didn’t even know about Cyber Monday and am wishing I was more organized and could take advantage of some of those deals. And I’m just going to be honest. All of you out there that have you’re shopping done and you’re cards all ready to post are kind of stressing me out. I feel way behind and technically it is not even December. I’ve always been one to finish up my shopping at the last minute and wrap until 2 in the morning on Christmas Eve. Yes, I’m one of those. I blame it on my mother. Anyhow…. I’m going to try to get ahead of the game this year. Really I am. This takes strategy and decisiveness, I’m quite sure of that. So I’m blog hunting around for tips, ideas, strategies, decor ideas and any suggestions I might find. Can’t wait to see what you all do!!!!!


  • Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~
    Commented on November 29th, 2010 at 12:23pm

    i LOVE christmas decor – i'm in the processes of decorating now! :o)

  • christine {bijouandboheme}
    Commented on November 29th, 2010 at 12:37pm

    I'm of absolutely no help I'm afraid- soooo behind- well in real life I don't feel like I am but in blogland I feel like Christmas is tomorrow. I usually start the first weekend of December so we'll see how it goes- thanks for some inspiration- love those tree branches.

  • vicki archer
    Commented on November 29th, 2010 at 12:42pm

    I haven't even started my Christmas thinking yet Trina…..but this week is the week….and as for shopping….always last minute….xv

  • Danielle Oakey Interiors
    Commented on November 29th, 2010 at 4:29pm

    those pinwheels are amazing, i think i might need to add them to my tree!

  • Polly
    Commented on November 29th, 2010 at 4:41pm

    We don't get our tree until about the 20th of December so I've got a while to wait yet! I like to just embrace the traditional tree without trying to make it "tasteful". We have loads of ornaments that were my grandmother's, as well as ones that my brothers and sisters made when we were younger along with newly bought ones. It's a lovely mix with white fairy lights. xx

  • Pinecone
    Commented on November 29th, 2010 at 4:50pm

    great post…love all of the idea. The tree is sooooo cute!!


  • nancy @ {COZAMIA}
    Commented on November 29th, 2010 at 8:33pm

    I put our tree up this weekend but know what you mean about same old decorations, I would love to try something different and more unique. Love all of these!

  • Peggy and Fritz
    Commented on November 29th, 2010 at 10:02pm

    No shopping for me on Black Friday. I drank too much wine on Thanksgiving. It was literally a black Friday for me…in bed – curtains closed. Love all the decorations. I'm trying to get in the spirit of things and hoping to pick up the tree this week. Just getting over Thanksgiving. Love your ideas.

  • Megan {Honey We're Home}
    Commented on November 30th, 2010 at 12:41am

    I totally get the flip-flopping on what kind of tree to do. After I committed to aqua, silver, white, and red, I started thinking how beautiful a tree with natural elements and white, silver and gold would be- ahhhh, maybe next year?!

  • Kaylyn
    Commented on November 30th, 2010 at 12:50am

    These are the cutest Christmas decorations everrr! It has inspired me to run off and go on a full blowout of Christmas decorations in my room :)

    Love your blog!

    Love & Labels

  • Kimberlee
    Commented on November 30th, 2010 at 6:45am

    gorgeous post lovely lady! – i am with you – i'm hoping to 'hitch my wagon' to other people's christmas fabulousness this year – I just haven't made the time and every year I promise myself I will. beautiful inspiration in these photos, thank you! – maybe i'll enlarge them, print them off and stick them around my house!! xx

  • classic casual home
    Commented on November 30th, 2010 at 4:34pm

    Such fun decorating ideas! I needed a little shove.

  • Brooke
    Commented on December 4th, 2010 at 10:22pm

    Oh wow, great ideas. So much fun! love it. xo

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