Done, Done, and DONE!!!

Hey everyone!  I hope ya'll had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and have most of those "leftovers" taken care of by now!  I FINALLY finished my Christmas decorating.  I've been working on it for over a week, but didn't really feel the "push" to wrap it up until the last couple of days.  Frankly, I was just tired of the mess -- glitter and faux snow everywhere, piles of ribbon, boxes and boxes of ornaments -- whew, my guest room was a disaster.  My craft room is still suffering the aftershocks of all that was going on and the floors all need vacuuming, but that's a job for tomorrow.  Tonight I want to start sharing.  I promise not to do "photo over-load," but will share smaller bits at a time.

First up will be our sitting and dining rooms.  It feels so good to walk in the front door and see this space.  They are truly my favorite rooms in our home.  So let us begin, shall we?

I almost always have a wreath of some kind on the inside as well as the outside of our front door.

I made this wreath last year, but added different ribbon 
this time around.

I never get tired of decorating this table.  Remember, it's really my old singer.
If you want to see the transformation of this piece, go HERE.

Our nativity is 43+ years old now!

The view I love.  More about the tree in another post.
Update: Check out the details of this tree HERE.


My favorite cozy spot.  The pillow came from Dawn at Creative Cain Cabin year.  You should check out her blog, she is such a sweetheart.

Most of my decorations are either old or repurposed, except for the tree (more on that in another post). 

I almost never display things in the same place from one Christmas to the next.

The lanterns all have battery-operated, time-controlled candles.  These are the best things since sliced bread, seriously!  I have 8 of these candles in high places, and they are all set to come on at 5pm and turn off at 10pm.  I love these things! 

Bowls of ornies, hurricanes filled with large pinecones -- that's Christmas to me.

Oh, I'm in peaceful, Christmas heaven in this room!

I have lots and lots more Christmas to share, so I hope you will come back.  In case you haven't heard yet, I'm having a GIVE-AWAY
and you can check it out HERE.  I hope you'll check it out.  
Have a great week!

I'm happy to be partying at these great blogs:

Dawn at Creative Cain Cabin for A Christmas Decorating Party
Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday 
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life  for Table Top Tuesdays 
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Jenny at The NY Melrose Family for Whimsy Wednesdays
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Heather & Vanessa  At The Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Amanda at Serenity Now for Weekend Bloggy Reading


  1. what a wonderful decorating job you have done...love the wreathes and the wonderful tree..

  2. Merry Christmas CAS!!...enjoy the season..xo, Mariaelena

  3. Oh wow, you are done, how fantastic. I love it all. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  4. Magnificent job, Cas! Lovin' your tree and I love the hanging ornaments against the shutters, I may have to copy this idea. :) Your hutch looks so festive and pretty. You've been busy. Thanks for sharing, love it all! XO ~Liz

  5. Looks great, Cas! :) I am so jealous that you are finished my house looks like a Christmas ball exploded just more motivation to get it done! Cant wait to see your tree!

  6. Hi Cas! Everything looks wonderful! You're way ahead of the game. I've got to get busy! :) Love the way you've decorated your hutch.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. Hi, Cas

    Looks great and I can't believe you have all your decor up for Christmas. Enjoy.


  8. I can't believe you are done on Nov 25! That's great! I have to start slow and go slow for about 2 weeks, gradually adding and tweaking, and I also change everything up every year. If I do too much right away, I get sick of it and want to put everything away! I love your lanterns and greens on your china cabinet. Congrats for being so organized, Happy Holidays!

  9. It's all so beautiful, and I always love seeing how you decorate the sewing machine table. I think that is a favorite of mine, and you didn't fail me it looks stunning:)

  10. Everything looks so pretty. I'm still not finished. I just can't seem to get into it this year. I don't know why.

  11. Just lovely! Beautiful room. I'm done too, and sooooo glad. :) I'm a new follower. Please come by for a visit!

  12. Everything looks so pretty! It must be nice to be done and able to sit back and enjoy it all! I'm slow this year...lol!!! Your decor is beautiful!

  13. How nice and pretty everything looks, wish I was done, I'm going to try and finish tomorrow.

  14. Beautiful Christmas spirit going on here. Great use of the timed candles up high on the cabinets.

  15. Thank you for linking up to my party this week. You know how much I adore what you create. Hope to see you again next week.

  16. How wonderful that you are done decorating and you did a very good job. Your home is so lovely and festive. I am done decorating too, I hope you get to visit....Christine

  17. Cas, as usual, everything is beautiful, warm, and cozy. I love being finished and being able to enjoy things also. I am finally done decorating as of today so now I have to get some cleaning done and I hope that I have some time to play in blogland.


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