I'm Getting There!

Hey everyone!  Wow, it's been awhile since I posted, and you know what that means, right?  Yes, I've been up to my eyebrows in tinsel & glitter!  Since I'm not hosting Thanksgiving, I thought I'd go ahead and get a head-start on Christmas.  My goal is to be finished by Tuesday, but I have a ways to go.  Anyway, I thought I'd share just a little of what I have gotten finished.  I almost always start in the kitchen since that seems to be where I spend most of my time.  I'm not showing everything yet, because I still have some tweaking to do.  Do you have something to drink?  Good, then let's get started!

I really like to get all of the areas above the cabinets finished first -- really don't like being on the tall ladder!

I typically do a rough layout just on the kitchen counters in the general area of where they will go up top.  I still have to pitter-patter up and down that ladder way too many times!

Remember the grapevine cones that I had all decorated for Fall up here in this location HERE?  Well, they are making an encore performance.  I simply replaced the orange lights with white ones and wrapped the cones with tinsel from the Dollar Store. 

I just keep finding fun ways to decorate this old window, but this may just be my fave!

Of course, I had to set up a seasonal beverage station!

Coffee, tea, hot chocolate?

Yum -- cinnamon sticks, BIG fluffy marshmallows and ........

Candy Canes!

Cups are all ready.

Little Fiesta pieces make me happy!


This tree has all things "fun!"

Aren't these just the cutest?

Yoyos, pez dispensers, whisles

Cookie cutters, candy garlands and red & silver polka dot ornies!

I think a cup of hot chocolate is beckoning me.  Want some?

Thanks so much for stopping by.  You are always welcome in my home, but you may find me with tinsels & glitter in my hair!

I love to party with these fine bloggers:
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Maria Elena at Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at Our Home
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  1. Oh I love your kitchen decor. I never do the top of the cabinets, and yours looks so beautiful. How fabulous is that and your little tree and beverage station are wonderful. Everything looks amazing. Hugs, marty

  2. Wow Carol, you've got a lot of Chrismasing done! I love your kitchen decor too and love the space above your cabinets. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and be a sweetie, Shelia ;)

  3. Carol, I LOVE how you've decorated your old window! I love that you can change it up for different holidays. Your coffee station looks inviting and I love the kitchen tree (especially the pez dispenser!) :)

  4. Yehey!!! I love it Carol!!!! Especially that Beverage station,might have to steal that one! I'm done with my Kitchen decorating too and I also am pleased (except again for the need for a beverage station! Hahaha! hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving week dear!

  5. I guess the last three days with all this rain and keeping us all indoors has given you the chance to get all the Christmas stuff out and up. It all looks adorable. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Everything looks so pretty! I'm hosting Thanksgiving this year so all Christmas decorating starts Friday!

  7. Aww, such a sweet little tree for the kitchen area. I've always wanted one in the kitchen but by the time I get my other stuff out I'm too tired to put it up... maybe this year - Yours looks great!

  8. I admire you for climbing up a ladder--I usually make my tall teens do that part! I love your beverage station--those marshmallows would be gone in seconds around here! Have a great Thanksgiving. Dee :)

  9. All your decorations are definitely putting me in the Christmas spirit! And, what a great idea to have a beverage station.

  10. Nice to see you here, Carol and I really love all your Christmas decorations. That is a lot to do with getting all that stuff up there-especially if you don't like heights. You are way ahead of me. I am hosting Thanksgiving and not doing anything until after the day is over- xo Diana

  11. It looks great Carol! I have the trees up with lights... ready to decorate. that is about it for me.. I would love to be farther along but I will be cooking and preparing for thanksgiving. Have a blessed one!

  12. Carol, your kitchen looks so pretty! I love all your Christmas decorations. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  13. visiting from "A Few Minor Adjustments" - love your festive kitchen, especially that beverage station!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

  14. You and I had the same idea....I'm hosting Christmas and not Thanksgiving this year! :D
    I absolutely love your beverage station! I always decorate our kitchen more than the rest of the house for Christmas.

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving, Carol!


  15. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas......!!

  16. OK, I Still Love the apothecary jars remade for Christmas :) What a wonderful idea with the beverage station! Maybe that's where we need to meet, right in your kitchen!!

  17. Such a fun and happy Christmas kitchen, Carol! I love all of the pops of color from the cute mugs, to the whimsical tree! And, the bev station is awesome! Happy Thanksgiving!

  18. My goodness, Carol, you have thought of everything that makes Christmas such a joy! I love your window vignette and your adorable tabletop tree! I see that you have a special place in your heart for snowmen, like me, and yours are happy and sweet! I'd love to visit, have a cup of hot chocolate in your cozy kitchen and talk cookies!


  19. Aww so cute! I'm really loving that old window with the snowflakes.

    Thanks for sharing!

  20. Beautiful, I love all your C'mas decor my friend, you did a great job! Enjoy cooking here, as everything is very festive and with lots of perfect holiday elements and I adore the canisters with the Candy canes! Thank you for your visit, you made my day. I just posted my holiday kitchen, too.

  21. Thank you so much for linking up to the Twirl and Take a bow party. Be sure to come back this week to see if you were featured and to link up again! http://arttisbeauty.blogspot.com/2013/12/twirl-and-take-bow-link-party-and.html

  22. Hi There,
    I found your blog through Karen's Sewmanyways linky party. Your Christmas decor is so cute!
    Love the beverage station! It's so cheerful!
    Val @ artsybuildinglady.blogspot.ca


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