Sunday, November 29, 2009

Chrsitmas 2008

A year ago I was just discovering the wonderful world of blogging. I stumbled upon on so many blogs featuring the holiday's and just soaked up all the ideas I could. I never dreamed that I would find the time to start my own blog. But as I set up all my Christmas decor I tried to keep in mind some of the ideas and suggestions that I had seen on blogs like Kim at and Rhoda at . Anyway these were the first pictures I started taking a year ago.

Remember if you click on the pictures you can enlarge them.

There is just something about a lit tree, that brings me a great deal of peace. I know it is a lot of work, but is so worth it, even if I am the only one that feels that way. Although I am sure I am not alone.

Presets under the tree.

When we first bought our house I was so excited to have these display shelves. Well I soon felt overwhelmed with how to display my treasures throughout the year. I think now after 3 years
it is becoming easier and it has helped to have pictures to refer back too, like these.

I have yet to pull out my Christmas stuff, but refreshing my memory with what I did last year is helping. I knw I will change it up a bit, but nonetheless I think this will help.

I have a Dicken's Village on the bottom shelves on either side of the fireplace.

Love the vinyl lettering on the mirror. It came off easily after the holiday's. I am thinking about doing it again.

This is the breakfast nook.

I love snowman's, these are part of my collection.

Thanks for visiting me. I would love to hear your comments. Marla


  1. Beautiful tree! Thanks for sharing. If I did not decorate anywhere else in my home, I would still want my tree.

  2. Hello Marla,
    It's so nice to meet you! Thank you for visiting my blog and for following along as well. I really appreciate it. You are always welcome!

    I see that you are from North Florida. I am as well! Panama City, and my husband and I met and were married in Pensacola. Small world!

    Your amazing home is gorgeous! I just adore all of your beautiful Christmas decor'. I'll be back often for inspiration from you.

    ~Many Blessings, ~Melissa :)

  3. Thank you for your kind compliment Marla!
    I look forward to getting to know you better.

    ~Warmly, ~Melissa :)

  4. Hi Marla-
    It is so nice to meet you, and no, you are not alone.

    I have 3 trees! Yikes!

    Your decorations and your home are lovely.

    Thank you for visiting my blog,

  5. Hi Marla, thanks for coming by. I like to use photos from previous years too. It helps me remember what worked well and what I'd do differently this year. It's never quite the same. Your treee is beautiful. I love trees like yours with a warm glow!