Tuesday, November 4, 2014

My Christmas Decorating Has Begun

Hello, hello! Well, I know you are going to think I've lost my marbles, as I do every November, so it's probably no surprise to you that I have started my Christmas decorating transformation. 
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I know, I know...C R A Z Y! ;)
I simply can't help myself, I'm ready for some red and green colors!  I searched the web for an "inspiration tree" and tried to copy it. So far, I am in-love with my tree. What you see in the two photos are the beginning stages. This tree is dressed with many different ribbons. As I stated in a previous post, I sold almost all my x-mas decor when we moved. This year, it's almost like starting from scratch. 
I purchased a pre-lit 9ft tree on Sunday and bought a ton of ribbon and Deco Mesh. I had thought about doing a different color theme this year, but decided to stick with what I love best, traditional red and green, it makes me happy! Plus, the kids LOVE it!  Instead of packing the tree with a gazillion ornaments, I will be packing it with a lot of different ribbon. Wait till you see the transformation, it's whimsical! 
I found this at Big Lots yesterday, it still has the tags on it, but these are LED candles, battery operated that come sitting on a tray.  These candles flicker just like a real candle. I'm going to dress this display up with some holiday greens and holly.
 I took all my Fall decor down and placed everything in bins. 
 It always amazes me how fast I can take it all down compared to how long it takes me to put it all out. Ha! 
Stacked my wreaths, ready to go into a box.
 It feels great to have it all put away and now I feel like I'm starting with a blank canvas, ready to paint my vision. ;)
 Bye-bye Fall decor, until next year! 
Below is a sneak peek at my living room mantle.
Back to work....I love decorating for Christmas, it's so much fun! 
Tootles, and thanks for visiting! xo, Liz
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21 comments:

  1. I'm with you Liz red and green say Christmas!! Loved seeing all your peeks!

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  2. I love to see all the colors for Christmas but I guess I'm traditional with the red and green too! I can't wait to see how gorgeous it is!

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  3. You are just too cute, Liz. I love how excited you get about every Holiday. You inspire a lot of people with your enthusiasm and ideas. I LOVE seeing what you are up to----now hurry up and show us MORE! xo Diana

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  4. I am ready for some green and red too. I bought some new ornaments this year and can't wait to get them out but since I have Thanksgiving at my house I have to start the next day. I can't wait to see your tree!

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  5. I am starting to get in the holiday mood too! I can't wait to see what you do this year!

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  6. You are a Woman with a vision... I love it! I also decorate in November because I want to enjoy it as long as I can. I can't wait to see what else you do. Have you ever thought about decorating other peoples homes for a living? Seasonal decorating? You certainly have the talent! You always bring me so much inspiration! Blessings!

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  7. You have to start early. Otherwise, Where are the rest of us going to get our inspiration from. I plan to start my house next week. I have parties in December to work on and don't have time for thinking about decorating. Thanks for always being my "go to."

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  8. Yay! I enjoyed your fall ideas, but I just love seeing your Christmas decorating the most. I am also happy that you chose to stick with red and green. I always love the traditional color schemes and I just can't get use to the pink/blue/all white/etc colors. It just doesn't "feel" Christmas to me. Have fun decorating and I can't wait to see all of your ideas!! I will be digging out my own Christmas bins tonight.

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  9. You crack me up Liz! I figured you would have started by now. I will start probably mid November. Have fun putting all together.
    Jeannette

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  10. Hi Liz,Where di you get the ribbon I love it?? looks beautiful already.

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    1. Hi Mandy,
      I purchased the ribbon from Hobby Lobby and Home Depot. :) Thanks, xo ~Liz

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  11. Nope, not a surprise at all, Liz, that you are alreadyi decorating for Christmas. I always look forward

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  12. I'm with you Liz, I like to have it all done by Thanksgiving so I can enjoy my December. I always love seeing your creative decor. Always inspirational.

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  13. Looking forward to seeing the magic you're so great at. :)

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  14. You are not crazy. I started this past week and enjoying every moment.

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  15. I am excited you have started your Christmas decorating! ha ha I am looking forward to all the lovely, inspiring photos and ideas you share with us each year. It's always a treat to visit your blog, Liz!

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  16. I don't think it's a bad idea to start Christmas decorating. It takes time & planning. So you
    can enjoy it. You decorated your home so beautifully. Thank you for posting all your pictures.

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  17. Where did you get those adorable trees on your mantle??? LOVE!!

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  18. Hi Liz, SO glad you're back. Sitting here staring at my Christmas tubs, out of the "go-go juice" until I saw these pics. Now I'm ready to get another tree done :) I sure WISH I lived close enough when you sold all of your decorations. What a gold mine! Take care :) Thanks for the motivation!

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