Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Decorating - Finished :-)

Well, I'm relieved and happy that decorating is finished. It only took about 12 hours all together. I did the tree Thursday, then did the rest this morning. I am happy with the results.

Hope you enjoy the pictures of our cottage Christmas.

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What is Christmas?

It is tenderness for the past,

courage for the present,

hope for the future.

It is a fervent wish

that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal,

and that every path may lead to peace.

Agnes M. Pharo

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23 comments:

Antique ART Garden said...

Wow, looks great, very special.

gld said...

It is perfect for your cottage.....or any other house! Some pieces look antique.

I still haven't put out all of mine. Just have the tree up and our daughter and gd did it on Thanksgiving.

Sandy said...

Everything looks so beautiful! I love all
your ornaments, especially the little red
heart with roses. Never would have thought
of hanging ornaments on the wall like that
but it's very pretty.
Merry Christmas to you, too!

E. Charlotte said...

What a lovely post! Your quote at the end is great. Your decor looks wonderful too! I really like the ornaments around the ceiling. Clever! (I also like that grey, cat ornament!) :) Glad you could get all your decorating done and can now sit back and enjoy!

Becky said...

You have such lovely ornaments; everything looks so beautiful. If we weren't stuck in a remodel I would have pulled out my Nativities and my Santa collection. Perhaps next Christmas we'll be closer to having something completed.

Kelly Maria said...

How lovely your decorations are!!
Merry Christmas!~Kelly Maria

Ami said...

Beautiful decoration, and I am sure there are so many memories associated with those ornaments too!

Floridagirl said...

Merry Christmas to you, Flower Lady! Love all your one-of-a-kind ornaments. Your home looks so Christmas-cozy!

Gardendipity said...

I love your tree, FlowerLady, it is lovely! What a great idea to photograph your favorite ornaments. I never would have thought of that.

I decorated too, and it probably took me about the same amount of time that it took you (12 hours I think you said). I did my decorating in reverse of yours though, I did my overall house decorating first (outside and inside) and then decorated the tree a few days later. As you say, it is such a relief to have it done. I am not looking forward to packing it all away though!

Thank you for your nice comment on my blog. You are so right, gardening takes time. I have a vision of my "finished" (haha) garden in my mind, but alas I never seem to be able to actually translate that to the real world.

I enjoyed the photos, thank you and Merry Christmas.

sweetbay said...

Your Christmas ornaments look wonderful and festive. I'm in love with that adorable mouse in the white fluffy hat. Love the hanging snowflakes and the ornaments above the arched doorway too!

Merrie said...

I do love it! So cozy and charming. Of course the little ballerina made me smile. The last picture looks like a Christmas Card.

Darla said...

Very festive and unique!

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Very nice. I love your angels!
Enjoy the Christmas atmosphere.

Karen said...

Oh, I love your Christmas decorating ideas! The tree is so lovely and the ornaments are wonderful. I see so many made with love by you. I also am in awe of the idea of hanging ornaments from the ceiling. I have so many that could be displayed in this way and now you have given me the know-how to do it next year! Your home is so cozy and inviting, a clear reflection of your care and love. Thank you for inviting us in to visit!

NanaK said...

Thanks for sharing your Christmas decorations. Isn't it nice to get out those special things that hold special memories? Love all your antique ornaments and your angels.

Vetsy said...

Flower lady I like your tree and decorations, here are the ornaments I liked the most.

The snowman, Lions, the puppy in the sock, the mouse and the ballerina. I also enjoyed the encouraging Christmas poem and these words in particular... " Courage for the present, hope for the future" it is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings."

Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful day!

Jeri Landers said...

Well you certainly have been a busy bee! Fun and Festive! That looks like a tiny tapestry rug in the nativity set, neat idea. Joy to you this season, you are a very special lady.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Oh, how lovely. Your room looks so cheery and pretty. I love your Nativity. And your ornaments are wonderful. I like the homemade ones the best and the glass hummingbird is so pretty.Enjoy your warm weather I am freezing this morning. LOL!

Becca's Dirt said...

Everything is beautiful. Love your tree. You have a lot of sweet ornaments. Stay warm.

Rebecca said...

The tree is decorated beautifully. And the unique presentation of the ornaments as ceiling border is so "you"! Your angel collection is very special, also. Thanks for inviting us in.

Bernie said...

Flowerlady ... your cottage is certainly looking quite festive. Everything looks fabulous ... can you just pop over and decorate my place now please? I haven't really started yet ... over here it's hard to get excited about decorating when it's so hot and humid! I've enjoyed having a peek at your place though ... great work.

Susan said...

Your house is decorated so lovely for Christmas. I'll bet you love revisiting each ornament as you decorate your tree. It looks like you have a tree and a house full of wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing it with us.

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

I could spend hours looking at your decor - beautiful!!