Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A Snippet of Our Christmas Decorations!

I must officially admit, like so many of you have already, that I am addicted to blogging! As you know from my last post, my laptop is broken and now I am having to blog from a not so comfy spot in the house. I know it sounds ridiculous! They did tell me that the laptop may have to be sent out for repairs which could take six WEEKS! Yikes!!! I am supposed to know for sure tomorrow.

The day after Thanksgiving, we started pulling out our Christmas decorations. I tell ya, I was a bit overwhelmed. To be quite honest, I am still feeling a bit overwhelmed just by looking at the shape my house is in right now. I don't do well with boxes sitting everywhere and things completely out of order.

I started decorating my kitchen bar. It's looks a little festive, but I am not completely happy with it just yet. I also started my mantle, but wasn't happy enough with it to even share at this point. Dirk was able to hang all the outside lights out on Saturday. He did a great job.

Here's a couple of photos of how it's coming. Once I get EVERTHING done, I will post more pictures. I just wanted to fit in with the rest of you who have already shared some of your decorations.

This is a picture of my bar. It still seems to be missing something! So, I am looking at it each day seeing what I can add to it. I couldn't even take a good picture of it. The photographer of the family had to be called in to do it for me. lol!


This is on our front porch. I did end up taking this picture as I couldn't get Morgan to go outside and take it for me. It was a bit cold out trying to take a silly picture! lol!
So, as you can see, I have at least started decorating!


34 comments:

Stacey said...

Hi there! I've been missing you. I do hope your computer gets fixed quickly.

Your house looks great. I actually moved a bunch of stuff to a pile and I'm in denial that it's there. I'm not turning my head that way when I walk past. :)

coco said...

I know what you mean about feeling overwhelmed...I hope to be done decorating by Thursday so I can get my house back in order and enjoy the fruits of my labor!

Liz said...

Daphine,

Everything looks great! We started decorating Thanksgiving night and then the day after. We have all the inside done. Still have the outside to do. I'll post pictures soon.

Melissa said...

very lovely!!!

Denise said...

Everything looks very lovely.

Mod Girl said...

Your bar looks beautiful! You could get some colored and/or gold and silver ball ornaments and nestle them in the garland for a little more bling. But, it looks great as is!

April said...

All I know to say is, "WOW!" So very pretty, Daphine! I love how you decorated your bar! Personally, I wouldn't change one thing...I love it as it is. Your porch is beautiful, as well! I'll be anxious to see the rest of it when you get done!

I spent most of the day yesterday finishing up the inside. I have to hang some garland from the upstairs railing and have Chris put wreaths on all our windows, so that should be about it. My house looked like a tornado hit! Drove me crazy!

Enjoy your day!!!

Tarah said...

Beautiful!! Want to fly up and help me?? I really love your style. :)

Heather said...

wow, everything looks great! i can't wait to see the rest!

Sandy Toes said...

Wow..those lights are amazing..so pretty!!!!
-sandy toes

Named Alicia said...

OH, how pretty! I hope to get things decorated this weekend. We will go get our tree and that is usually when we decorate.

Take care my friend! I hope they get your computer fixed soon!

Carrie said...

your bar looks great! I haven't started outside yet its too cold haha~hope your computer is fixed soon.

Laurin R. Kelly said...

Its beautiful! He did a great job with the lights and you're decorating looks amazing girl!

Anonymous said...

Everything looks so good.

Tonya

Greg C said...

Our decorations are all up but we still have those boxes that I need to do something with. I hate clutter too and they are driving me mad.

Lindsay-ann said...

Your front porch and bar look beautiful Daphine. I have not started any decorating yet. My decorations are still up in the loft in some dusty corner!
Looking forward to seeing more.
Lindsay

Anonymous said...

Wow, everything looks great!
I have to drive in front your house
the front porch looks bautiful!
Brenda.

Lorrie said...

Hi Daphine, I know exactly what you mean about the decorating being overwhelming, especially with Thanksgiving being late this year, there's kind of an urgency to "get it all up." Your breakfast bar looks super and the lights do to. Don't kill yourself over this--do less and enjoy it more is my motto!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I just had mine break on me, too, and it is SO frustraing. I understand 100 per cent.

And I love your beautiful decorations. So neat!

XO,

Sheila

michele said...

Your porch is beautiful! Your bar looks great! How fun and festive!!

Jennifer said...

ooh awww---bee-u-tee-ful! I love love love the red!! Your bar is stunning and the outside is awesome too. I love RED! Looking forward to seeing more pictures. Hoping your computer makes it back to you in less than 6 weeks. UGH!

Life with Kaishon said...

I am so glad your computer is back up and running : ) You know it isn NOT the same without you out here!

I love your house. You have mad skillz : )!

Named Alicia said...

I saw your comment on Alicia's blog that you got your computer back. WOOHOO! That's great! (and yes, it does take a while to catch up with everybody ;-)

Take care my friend!

Debra said...

Daphine,

I think it looks beautiful so far!! Honestly!

Hope your computer is up and working soon sweet friend! Miss you!

Hugs to you today!

Nicolle said...

Hi! Thanks for the sweet compliments on my pictures!

You have a fun blog! I know what you mean, blogging is addictive. Just when I think I have nothing to say, I come up with 10 new things. And I LOVE reading other people's blogs. I will check back with you often. :)

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Love what you did with your bar. The outside looks great, too.
I am sitting here on my couch, typing on my laptop, I can not imagine what I would do without it. I would probably get a lot more done! That would be boring!
denise

Cortney said...

Very pretty!

Alicia said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!

I LOOOOOVE IT!!!!!!! I love the bar thingy..lol!! It looks so beautiful! Are those flowers real too??

Oh my..I can't wait to see it when it's all done!!!

Jill said...

Your home is beautiful!! You must have a great eye for decorating.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I love your decor...I love the color red it reminds me of Jesus blood that was shed on the cross for us!
Merry Christmas!
Robin~♥

Rebekah said...

Your decorations are so beautiful. I love the red lights. Somehow the red makes me think of being a child at Christmas. They give me a warm, fuzzy sort of feeling!

Beth E. said...

I've seen you on so many blogs that I read. I just had to hop over here and say hello!

Your Christmas decorations are beautiful! In fact, I think you should come visit me and help me with MY decorations! ;o) I'm sadly lacking in that department. Also, decorations have been kept to a minimum this year as I am taking care of my injured hubby.

Blessings to you and your family...

Speaking from the Heart said...

Beautiful. You did an awesome job. I love the back porch.

Diva Ma said...

OOOOOOH Beau-tee-ful!