Dec 21, 2008

Christmas Decorating

Here are some pictures of the decorating I did get done. I never made it past the living room.

End table winter scene.

My mantle. For those of you with a keen eye, I am still trying to finish painting my living room which is why the wall is one color above the mantle and another color below. Pretend you didn't notice. *wink*







Right side of the hearth.


Notice Tobi's stocking? She Loves Christmas! She knows the stocking is hers and keeps asking me if she can open her presents.

Left side of the hearth.

Coffee table centerpiece.

Jesus table. A nativity the kids can play with and Jesus' birthday cake box. I *lit* the candles to show how it will look after the girls do it on Christmas day.

A view of the inside and previous years gifts. When this cake is full of gifts I will make another cake. Hopefully when the girls are grown they will take these with them and continue the tradition.


Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind ~ Luke 10:27


Sharon said...

I didn't notice the wall til you mentioned it lol! We have walls like that here too :)
Everything is lovely Edie :)
The faith angel is really pretty and I love the crosses!

Have a blessed evening :)

God's Girl said...

Everything sure looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing a glimpse into your home. You did a great job.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

I'm loving that "Simplify Christmas" plaque and the cake idea!

Jeff and Valerie Carr said...

I love the Nativity in the Cross! Your decorations look beautiful!

Juri said...

What beautiful decorations...and the cake is a wonderful tradition! I have so enjoyed your blog this morning!


Sue J. said...

Such a beautiful collection of crosses, Edie!

We have the same poinsettias in silver this year, and we're using them outside. Nothing like Valerie Carr's poinsettias, however!! (The real thing en masse is glorious!)

And I love the fact that Tobi knows....Waiting IS hard!

From the Heart said...

You have some beautiful decorations. Thanks for sharing them.

Chatty Kelly said...

I love the collection of crosses too! So beautiful! You've done a great job.

I wouldn't have noticed the paint either...and I would have just said it "looked" darker under the mantle, because of shadowing, the flash, etc. LOL!!! Okay, I wouldn't have told a lie, really. Just kidding.

Jody said...

I've never seen a Jesus birthday cake box. What is inside of it? I get the general idea, I have a 9 year old who might be interested in using it next year. Beautiful decorating.

godsown said...

I love to see the decoration idea's Especially the Jesus table.....
Next year i promise myself to start early to decorate...and will remember the Jesus table......

Kathryn said...

Beautiful, Edie! I especially love your mantle (and the color that you're painting the wall!) :-)

At my daughter's middle school Christmas party, we had a red velvet "birthday" cake for Jesus. Red cake, for His shed blood on our behalf, with white frosting, for our sins which will be as white as snow (reference Isaiah 1:18).

Hey, I have another question for you. It's about Christmas trees and Jeremiah 10. I'll send you more details via e-mail when I respond to our Santa conversation. :-)

HisPrincess said...

I love your Jesus gift box. What a lovely idea.

Your home looks fabulous.

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Stephanie said...

WOW Edie, you've done such a lovely job!! When can I come over for some hot apple cider or cocoa? :)

The Patterson 5 said...

Everything looks so wonderful! I love your birthday cake for Jesus box what a treasured tradition. You are a blessing!

Daphine said...

Oh Edie! Your decorations are BEAUTIFUL! I see that you collect crosses too! I love my crosses and they hang all over my house. You've done a fabulous job friend!

B His Girl said...

I love your crosses and the cake box. Wonderful idea. I would have never seen the painting in progress had you not pointed it out : ) I see Christ in your Christmas.

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

I love your cake box, Edie...what a wonderful tradition!

And you and I do have some of the same taste~I have one of those red mosaic candle holders in your first pic, and I SO love the Christmas crosses on your mantle!

And the wood cut out of Joseph, Mary & baby Jesus...I just bought one of those as a gift (one that almost didn't get delivered because I wanted it for my own house!) :-P

Lovely home, Edie! Thanks for sharing! Merry CHRISTmas!

Barb said...

I'm baaaack! I loved the Simplify Christmas sign!! Did you make it?