Trees & Cloches & other Stuff, Oh My!

I'm happy to be linking to:
Christmas Cloche Party
Thrifty Decor Chick
Show and Tell Friday
Inspiration Friday
Funky Junk Donna
Kelly's Korner Blog

Thought I would do kind of a catch-up blog on a few things I may not have shown you yet or things I may not have shown in detail.  I know y'all like to see everything (well, may be not the dirty dishes or laundry that needs folding), but if you are like me, you want details, details, details.  Besides, there are some Linky Parties I want to attend, so I needed more photos.

I am blown away by all the gorgeous trees I'm seeing out here in blogland.  We are talkin' some serious talent, and I've really enjoyed looking at them.  I try to leave as many comments as possible, really I do, but there are just so many.  That being said, I just want to say a collective "Wow, I'm so impressed with your talents;  everything looks so beautiful."

First up, our entry tree. Check out Welcome to Our Home to see how this project escalated from simplicity in my mind to a major endeavor.

Now just a few photos of our "super skinny" tree.  It's residing for the first time in our dining room.  You can go here Finally Finished! to see the rest of the dining room decor.

Finally got the presents wrapped.

Next we have this little tree taking center-stage with my snowmen collection.

On to cloches.  Since I don't have a "real" cloche but wanted in on all the fun, I picked any container in my stash that I could put something into -- some covered, most uncovered.  Here's what I came up with.  This is just a little "tweak" I did in the kitchen.  Well, you know, it had been a day or two since I last tweaked!  The Santa is actually a music box that doesn't play very well any more.  I just put it on some snow inside the hurricane.  The container in front of the Hope plate (got that at Walmart) is an empty candle jar.  Yep, I burn them all the way down, clean them out, & end up with nicely shaped jars -- dare I say, cloche?  Filled the jar with a bunch of colorful bells.

Here we have the containers with Christmas balls & snow.  I just love how these look & plan to use them in other ways after the holidays.

This is a hurricane that I found at GW & it's holding a small crystal angel that I've had for years.  It's sitting on a small silver pedestal dish that also came from GW.

I thought the simplicity of the glass balls and beads in this hurricane were just what was needed on this shelf.

Okay, that about wraps up this episode of tweaking and puttering.  Hope you enjoyed the tour and please come back soon.

Be sure to check out the great give-away for a gift card from CSN Stores that Kim over at Savvy Southern Style is having.   If you haven't checked out Kim's site, you simply must.  She has an awesome home & a wonderful decorating style. 


Grannys Attic said...

very Pretty. I just love everything you have displayed. Thanks for sharing, Vicky

Jacqueline said...

Everything is just gorgeous! I love the snow on the ornaments in the containers. I can't believe how much that adds. Of course, I will have to be finding some snow now! Love the idea. Fun cloche party.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks great! I love decorating with balls too! The bells are a fun idea, I have a pack of old brass bells I usually tie to the backs of my kitchen chairs but didn't do that this year... maybe I'll find something pretty to display them in:@)

Becca said...

So pretty !! A truly festive home. *Becca*

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Looks terrific!!! And that pair of shoes ornament, love it!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I just love all of your decor, and your trees are fabulous. Your hurricanes and apothecary jars are fabulous with all of your beautiful ornaments and treasures. Love them. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, marty

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Your kitchen is more festive than my whole house!! Love everything!

Vanessa said...

Hi Cas! Thank you so much for linking up to Inspiration Friday this week! I love your skinny tree and those apothocary jars with the snow are just beautiful. You've done a great job!

Traci said...

I need to do a post like this. I love everything! Especially, the snow & ornaments in the glass containers.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

All your precious displays are such a speechless...

Have a nice day & week-end ahead.


Carmie of the Single Nester said...

What lovely decorations. Warm and cozy.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoyed seeing your pretty decorations. Really like what you did with the different jars - lots of great ideas.
Enjoy your weekend.

Life with L said...

So very pretty and festive. Great idea adding snow to your jars with the ornaments. It adds alot of impact! I am loving the snow people. Thanks again for stopping by my blog and lreaving kind comments. Happy Holidays! Linda

Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

I love your Christmas decor! Especially your tree--the tall skinny shape is PERFECT!

Annie Joy said...

Loved your cloches and the demonstrations of the use of different containers. I, too, keep every candle jar, vase, and container that I can find space for. You never know where you'll be able to use it! Annie

Lisa Cash said...

Hi - I'm hopping over from Kelly's Korner. Your decorations are lovely! Merry Christmas!

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