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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Christmas time's a'coming

 

My partner for the Christmas swap, Andi wants to see more of my home. I realized that I haven't taken many pictures that feature my home or decorating efforts. I'm trying to do more of that, inspired by the lovely photos I see in so many blogs. I love decorating and creating vignettes throughout my home. I just never thought to take photos!
On the doorknobs of our rooms I hang these crazy quilted hearts that I made years ago. I don't really decorate the bedrooms, but like to have a small touch of Christmas upstairs to complement the downstairs.
 

This was last year's tree. I'm hoping to add more white to it this year. I like simplicity, but not minimalism, if that makes any sense. I don't like clutter. I love seeing the branches of the tree. To me, the tree is a large part of the atmosphere and I don't want to use it just as an ornament stand. We always have a "real" tree. The scent wafts through the house.
 

I do something different every year for the dinner table. Last year I went with a red and white theme (obviously). I cut paper snowflakes from vellum and laid them over a red table runner. I wish I had added some greenery to the candle tray in the middle of the table. I haven't really thought about what I'll do this year.

Hope this helps a little, Andi. I'll post more photos of my home in the next few days.
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4 comments:

  1. Lorrie, thanks so much for posting these wonderful pictures. I love your Christmas tree and your table setting is lovely.

    I posted pictures on my blog last year in December of our home decor. You can check under my blog archives to see them.

    Thanks again Lorrie.

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  2. Wow, you've jumped ahead a ways! Love your tree and table :)

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  3. We are so alike! I like to do something different for the dinner table as well. Though I sometimes stress myself out trying to think of new ideas!
    Karla

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  4. Lorrie, what lovely decorations. I am just not quite ready to jump into Christmas decorating (which is unusual for me), but I know it's not far away! Although I must admit that I am too curious about what is in all those packages on your table! :-)

    BTW...Thanks for the nice comment on my blog.

    Blessings,

    Christi
    Charm & Grace
    Charm & Grace Blog

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