Some Christmas Decor

Marlene KindredDecember 11, 2011

Well, despite my lack luster photography skills, I decided to post my Christmas decorating anyway. Wish I had Jeanne's ability, but alas, I do not. The first picture is actually a project I finished today. I found this Candle tree last year, but never got around to making it into anything. I made it into a cardinal tree and it's on my hearth at the moment.

Before:

After:

Living Room decorations include the tree (that I managed to cut the angel out of the picture), the table arrangement and the mantel.

The dining room table....which actually looks better for real than in this picture and the buffet.

And lastly, our little beach themed tree:

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minnie_tx

Eveything looks so professional. Thanks for sharing I love the little birds in the tree !!

    Bookmark   December 11, 2011 at 9:27PM
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jeannespines

It's a beautiful transformation into a 'cardinal tree!'

And I am loving your t'scape & the nativity set-up on that side cabinet! Your table centerpc is so lovely w/all the Christmas ornies & those deer, ribbon & lots of goodies! Very pretty!

I love how you added the teardrop ornies to the gold tree on table in front of your fireplace...that is pretty, too!

Looks like your trees are decked out & even a sea captain is standing guard for Santa's arrival! Fun trees! The angels are lovely on the 1st tree. TFS, Marlene...your pics are just FINE!!! Jeanne S. (well, the angel may have lost her head...but otherwise~~~~~lol!)

    Bookmark   December 11, 2011 at 10:46PM
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phonegirl

Marlen, love your cardinal tree. That's alot of birds and so cute on their nests. Neat nutcrackers in the back. Beautiful angel tree, mantel and wreath. This is the first year I didn't put an angel on top of our tree. I'm thinking I need to get her up there tho.

Such a wonderful setting with the deer and navity. That's a neat tree too. Beautiful table setting and nativity. Do I dare ask how that top angel is staying on top of the manger. Magic? I have those same dishes.

The sleigh and reindeer on your buffet is so pretty. BTW, your whole DR furniture really calls to me. Love all the detailing it has. So warm and rich looking.

Your beach themed tree is so darn cute. So glad you are sharing pictures with us of your beautiful home.

Punk

    Bookmark   December 11, 2011 at 11:31PM
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luvstocraft

Totally agree with all that Jeanne and Punk have said. How did you ever think to put cardinals on that candle holder? It is darling now, great job. So many pretty items filled with Christmas decs, but I have to say that I really love your fireplace--that is gorgeous. TFS

Luvs

    Bookmark   December 12, 2011 at 1:59AM
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calicocat1967

Very festive.......love the cardinal tree what a great idea.

    Bookmark   December 12, 2011 at 8:24AM
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Marlene Kindred

Thanks for all of the nice compliments! The angel is actually on a dowel that is in the top of the stable. My DH made the stable for me years ago and I made the Nativity set. Was taking a ceramics class, so I cleaned each one of those bad boys from greenware. Their coating is actually mother of pearl, but you can't really tell it from the pictures. They've meant a lot to me over the years.

    Bookmark   December 12, 2011 at 9:47AM
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oakleyok

First, I love your wallpaper! The Cardinal tree is perfect. I'm going to have to do something like that next year for sure.

Beautiful!

    Bookmark   December 12, 2011 at 10:58AM
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creekdweller

Marlene, Every thing everyone else said!!!! The Cardinal tree to me is to die for. My Mother loved cardinals and she would have loved it.

I love your dining room furniture. That's my style.

I did buy a new mission style dining room set off of craig's list, however it is in one of the upstairs bedrooms b/c Daddy's room is my dining room. One day it will all come together. But, as long as I can have my Daddy, it can wait.

Creek

    Bookmark   December 12, 2011 at 11:27AM
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Purplemoon

Well I bet you already guessed I'd love the cardinal tree!
What a neat idea, and one I am adding to my lengthy list.
That is wonderful shaped candle tree, and would work for other holidays too. ;o)

I tell Jeanne she should be a professional photographer with her skills! Or maybe she was in another life. LOL.
She can kick butt with a camera and I think we all would agree with that.

The fact you and your DH created the Nativity makes it very special. Not to mention how pretty it is! Also the little colored set.
Your beach tree is delightful. I see quite a few with that theme on blogs!
Everything is looking so nice and you've won the Bin Battle it seems. ;o)

hugs, Karen

    Bookmark   December 12, 2011 at 10:14PM
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kirkus

BEAUTIFUL! BEAUTIFUL! BEAUTIFUL! Your home has such charm, and your decorations add to that charm. You are sooo talented, Marlene!

    Bookmark   December 14, 2011 at 1:38AM
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nana2010_gw

Marlene, your home looks so inviting!! I agree with everyone the Cardinal tree is delightful.

The living room tree is so pretty. And your mantel... what can I say it is beautiful...I really have a thing for mantels this year.

Your dining room table looks so pretty. I love the nativity
It is even more special that you did the figures and you DH built the Nativity.

Thanks for sharing.

Nana

    Bookmark   December 14, 2011 at 9:16AM
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slinkey

Marlene..I'm like you with photography - and have come to accept that not all of us (me) can take pics like Jeanne!! lol
Your home is so warm and inviting and ALL your decorations are just lovely. I'm so impressed with your Cardinal Tree..what a clever idea. I agree, you have alot of cardinals which make it so impressive. Your DR table looks beautiful and your nativity on your buffet is also lovely.
I love the vignette on the round table in your LR (pretty wall paper). Your tree is so festive and I like how you decorated your mantel with the angels and bead garland. Your 'beachy' tree is cute too!
I'm glad I didn't miss this Marlene..everything is lovely.
jane

    Bookmark   December 14, 2011 at 10:02AM
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