Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas Decorations 2008 (Part One)

I'm not quite ready to photograph the mantle yet...I'm waiting on some white pencil starfish to arrive from Florida first. :-)
In the meantime, here's a photo of one of the stockings hanging on it:



I got them after Christmas last year for $4.00 each! (And that included the price of the personalization!)



I adore ticking stripe fabric, so I got one for me, one for Kevin and one for Maximus. :-)

My Mom loaned me this extra large vintage basket she had so that I could put my Christmas tree in it.



It has a word painted on it, but I haven't figured out what it says yet. I LOVE the shade of blue paint they used:




I replaced the red velvet ribbon that came on this mistletoe to one that has cream and brown stripes. Now it blends in perfectly!



This is the bridging shelf the hangs above the TV. I need to get some sepia-toned prints for those white frames (mental note).



Previously, I had this black tin container sitting on top of the bridging shelf in the Living Room. When I saw my Mom for Thanksgiving, she gave me some amazing Poinsettias- so I moved the container to my Kitchen window, stuck 2 Poinsettias in it and called it a day!



I glued the wood "04" numbers to the front of it and painted them with a rusting kit so they'd look like metal. '04 is the year Kevin and I got married. :-)

To be continued....

12 comments:

Lady of the Mote said...

it's starting to look lovely.

DESIGN BY CATHLEEN said...

Hi Layla,

I'm currently wrapped up in lights, but had to take a quick peek at your stockings. So cute, looking for new ones this year but, haven't come up with any yet.

I used my favorite white starfish in my tree this year if you get a chance come check it out.... till next :-)

Ho, Ho,
Cathleen

THE TATTERED NEST said...

where did you find that great deal on your stockings? I love them!

Shilo said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to see more!

Polka Dot Possibilities said...

Can't wait to see more. I've been reading your blog for awhile. I love it. You are such an inspiration.

So Not Martha said...

Wow, it all looks great!
Where ever did you find those stockings, and for that price???
I can't wait to see more...you are very creative!

The Munns said...

I'm *loving* it! I can't wait to see the rest!

Layla said...

So Not Martha, and the Tattered Nest-

I got them on PotteryBarn.com.

:-)
Layla

Screaming Meme said...

It is looking beautiful! :) Im excited to see the rest...Meme

Inspired Kara said...

Loving everything..of course.

Where'd you get your Mistletoe. I've been looking for some everywhere!!

Iliana said...

Your Christmas decorations are simply gorgeous.

thibaut fabrics said...

Hello, I love all the pictures in your blog they are so pretty. What a cute home. You did such a nice job on everything that you for sharing it.