Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas Decor!!


Phew!! I got one room done ( did I just say done? silly me, decorating fanatics don't have that word in their vocabulary!) so I thought I better jump on the bandwagon and start posting! I have to admit, I was really Intimidated! I have seen some Gorgeous Holiday Decorating out there! It has made me realize that I don't have enough "Stuff"! - Will have to hit those after season sales...

The Dining Room



Do you know it's hard to take a picture of a lighted tree?
















(Sorry - these might seem redundant! It always takes an extremely Looonnng time to upload pictures that I tend to forget which ones I already did!)





On top of the piano....




A little village under glass with lighted houses, a moving train & music.



A peek into the entry - still fussing with that garland! I hang all the family stockings off the railing - including the extended family who stays overnight with us - don't have enough room on the mantle...


And that's it for now...still have a few more rooms to complete! Stay tuned.....


This post took me ALL day! Not because the kids were home but because the HUSBAND was! ;)


44 comments:

Melissa Miller said...

Oh awesome I was just checking my blog before we start a movie and look what I get to feast my eyes upon. I'm blown away! This is truly beyond gorgeous and elegant! Can I love your fabulous home any more than I already do. The answer is YES! ~WowWee~ You must post on RMS. You and Kristen are top notch Christmas Decor' experts for sure. It's truly breathtaking Laurie. You have my 5*'s HEHE! ~Melissa :)

Melissa Miller said...

I'm back. PRECIOUS! The little train under glass. Oh so pretty.... :)

Kim Hardt Originals said...

So festive and beautiful Laurie.

Hope you had a wonderful Turkey Day.

Kim

salmagundi said...

It all looks so elegant. I don't think you need more stuff - it is perfect the way it is. I know what you mean about the husband being home!! Everything takes twice as long. Sally

Glenda said...

I am loving what I see. And you don't think you have enough ??

I love the poinsettia placemats.

Ciao

nikkicrumpet said...

I gotta get my butt in gear and start tomorrow. Your tree looks stunning...as does the rest of your house. I'm not looking forward to trying to keep up with you ladies!!!

Anonymous said...

I think you have just enough anymore and it will look too crowded, just lovely Laurie.

Kathy :)

Cynthia said...

That is completely amazing! I'm exhausted just looking at the photos. It's all stunning.

I especially love the village under glass. I've never seen anything like that before- very cool.

I was just feeling good about getting the tree up and decorated but haven't the energy to do a whole house. Wow.

Melissa Miller said...

Hello, You're too kind! I do love our home. I am always saying well "next time" I want to do such and such differently. You know what I mean. Kind of like the live and learn practice house. I am grateful to have it though. We'll see what I find in a few months. My husband will let me pick it. I wish I would have picked the movie tonight...Tropic Thunder just wasn't my thing. LOL!
Have a good one. ~Melissa

Susan S. said...

Gorgeous does not even begin to describe your decorations and fantastic doesn't begin to describe your SKILL! Incredible job!

Angie said...

O.K., I'm now officially jealous! Your dining room is totally gorgeous and I can't wait to see the rest of your house all done up for Christmas!

Picket said...

Oh my word girl...this is gorgeous!!!! You don't need anymore stuff..we gotta catch up with you! lol Oh my word...I don't even know where to start...I love it all..like a beautiful magazine cover! Man...now I am feeling inferior..let me mosey on back home! lol

AJ said...

Veerrry Pretty! You go girl:)

Carol said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I have only a small portion of the decorating you do, but I have a tiny little house, no stairway, no piano, no hutches....really little. I will try to post some pics of my house soon. Carol

mishebe said...

Honey it is GORGEOUS! Oh my god, love those dishes and stockings. Your table looks fabulous, what time is dinner? mishelle

Twice as Nice said...

It looks wonderful!! Also have you been to the blog Southern Hospitality? I think she has dog figurines similar or the same as yours on the piano and she was just at an antique store (not too many posts ago) and she found they were selling for quite a bit of money!! If you have never been to her blog (I don't know of anyone who hasn't she is so talented), you can go through mine to get to hers and check it out.

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

You are something else! Oh my, oh my...do I love what I see. Everything is so elegant and just perfectly done. I haven't seen anything this pretty in a magazine spread. You are a very talented decorator. LOVE IT! I have missed details others are making. I will go back and look and look again. What's under the tall, small footed dome? I have one just like it.

Kristens Creations said...

Just Beautiful!!! Looks like you got it all done. I had a big mess for days too. It's alot of work! You did a fantastic job on everything. LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Kristen

Lynne said...

Laurie you have out done yourself once again. This is just beautiful. I think my favorites are the top of your piano.. I love the dogs and the train under the glass tree is so unique. Your tablescape is just gorgeous..
hugs ~lynne~

LillyB said...

It's so beautiful! Great job!!! When's dinner? ;)

laurie said...

Oh Laurie, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love every bit of it, and will have to go back to look at the pictures again! Those plates look fabulous. I don't think I've ever seen anything like them. Your tree, and those poinsettias (are those placemats?) on the piano (I think it's the piano)! Everything you do is perfect. laurie

lvroftiques said...

Oh my goodness! You must be exhausted! I am, just viewing all your beautiful Christmas decor *winks* Everything looks amazing Laurie! Vanna

Royaltouch said...

Oh is looking so gorgeous, love your home. You have alot of the colors same as me, I like it alot.
I know I am goofing off looking at blogs when I should be doing the living room trees. Ok, I will go work now, lol.
Thanks for sharing, looks wonderful, I look forward to the rest!

Madison Lane said...

Just beautiful, Laurie. I really am way behind at home! Your home is so appealing to me in color and decor. Your vignettes and tablescapes look lovely. Wish you could come by the shop sometime! We don't sell online, darn!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Laura!

Your home is beautiful and such an inspiration! What talent you have! Have a wonderful Christmas season!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Melissa Miller said...

I had to come back and look at everything again. So much to see.~Gorgeous~

Bo said...

Hi there, this is my first visit to your blog...I came via Lynne's gifts from the heart...and oh my, now I am intimidated! LOL...your home is stunning...absolutely magazine perfect yet it still looks liveable...I'm so glad I found you and if you don't mind I'm adding you to my blog list...I want to come back again & again!
;-) Bo

vintagewindow said...

Everything looks beautiful. Very tasteful and not overly done. Just the right mix of colors. The train under the glass is sooooooo darn cute.

Kris

Midwest Mommy said...

Wow!

Tausha said...

Your dining room is beautiful! Looks just like a magazine! I love the dishes and how the table is set with such rich colors!
I know what you mean about having our husbands "help" us. Really-i have decided most times I do better without help!!! :)
I must hit the sales after christmas as well. Not because I "need" anythihg-mine is more of a want thing. Oh well-at least I am honest!

Charli and me said...

Wow. Your decorations are just beautidul!

laurie said...

Laurie, Just stopping by to let you know that I finally responded to the tag you sent me. I'm sorry it has taken me so long. Loved coming back and looking at your beautiful Christmas decor again. the other laurie

Tamara Jansen said...

Wow! This looks amazing. Congrats on the finished look :)

nikkicrumpet said...

Hey there...I hope you're all rested up from your AMAZING Christmas decorating. You worked so hard...I know this because the end result is so fabulous! I had to come peek again to steal...errr...borrow some of your ideas. I think I'm gonna need a shopping trip to get some nicer stuff! Have a great day!

Rue said...

Hi Laurie :)

Your home looks incredible as usual. Absolutely gorgeous!

Oh and I hope that new mattress is getting cozier ;)

hugs,
rue

"Blossom" said...

So many cute and beautiful items to look at. I love the dinning room tree and the cake plate decorations and the little train; how cute is that. We can never have enough stuff.
Blossom

Happy To Be said...

Oh Ms. Gilroy...I just love your DR done up for Christmas..and that glass tree where did you get that?? I need that girl oh its all so pretty and your strais WOW and double WOW !! no one can hold a candle to you Laurie..whata beautiful home you have I am still willing to trade you remember OLD Uncle Bill and how you really nedd to be closer to him.. thanks so much for sharing Laurie..Just BEAUTIFUL and I do say that alot when I come here don't I? have a great day dear friend..hugs and smiles Gloria

Gina @ Six in the Country said...

GORGEOUS! You have a beautiful sense of style!

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

Oh, I just came over from Kristen's and WOW!! Do I see magnolias in that tree? They are my new love this year. And I put poinsettias in my tree too. Love everything, just beautiful!

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

Dear Laurie- EVERYTHING was just SO LOVELY!!! ..And I especially loved the "glitz" present at your table, as well as the vignette with the Staffordshire dogs... just WONDERFLLY DELIGHTFUL! Thanks fo much for a fun treat! Warmest holiday blessings, Linda

tardevil said...

Oh, you SOOOOOOOOO need to have your home featured in BH&G mag! I LOVE THAT WHITE SANTA PLATE - the bomb! Please do share where you found that gorgeous glass tree train? It is beautiful. Love the white plate rack & the poinsettia in the wine chiller (can't think of the right name) is an awesome idea! Will have to use that one sometime! LOL & Merry Christmas!

RosyRose said...

So Beautiful! I love your style! Great ideas!

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