Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Even More Christmas Decorating

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Someone left a comment the other day that they were surprised how much red I have in my Christmas decorations. I love blue and white and I really love blue and white Christmas decorations but my home hasn't ALWAYS been blue and white. When I first started collecting my ornaments my home was hunter green so the traditional red and green looked great. I have too many ornaments now to change everything to blue and white. Maybe if I were rich I would do it but I'm not so I'm sticking with the traditional red and green. I have more red this year than in the past and it all came from this one amaryllis. I usually buy white amaryllis bulbs to force but this year I planted a red one. I then had to put some more red around my home to balance it out so that's why I have those red ribbons on the tree.
I love white Christmas decorations too. Last night I poured some plastic "snow" into this jar and put a few ornaments in it. I really like the way it turned out. That angel has been on my coffee table, my Christmas tree and now in the jar. I may have to go back to the store and get more of those. They were only $2.99 in a little antique store in Santa Cruz.
My mom bought this Christmas village for my son when he was little. That's another thing I will lose someday when he gets a place of his own.
I'm sending out Christmas cards this year. I found these at Marshalls. They are so pretty with all the glitter on them.

26 comments:

OKGardners said...

I love your RED! I think everything you have done for this Christmas is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your home decor with us.

I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Betty in Oklahoma

a pink-bee said...

Love your decorating, I am still working on my tree-grrr. Tomorrow will show my hutch with my blue and white. Love that angel -does that shop sell by mail ?
Have a happy day :)
crystal :)

KarenHarveyCox said...

Well I was just uploading some photos on flickr and I was then going to run out the door. Your show-stopper photo caught my eye and then I was hooked. Your blog is always so lovely, but this is divine. I hope you are planning on participating in the 2007 Christmas Home Tour hosted by boomama.net. Well have a great day. Your post is gorgeous. Karen

Sue said...

One of the things I like best about blue & white decor is that it works so well with the red and green of Christmas, the pink's of spring and the red and golds of fall.

Nan said...

I think red can go with your colors. My fine china is actually blue and white and I used to always use it for Christmas dinners along with reds. I rarely get to use it now in this smaller home and I actually have changed my decor to a lot of golds, red, and greens now.
Your ornaments are very pretty.
Nan

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Those are very pretty cards. It hard to find Christmas cards that are just perfect.
ginger

Cottage Magpie said...

I think the red looks great! I'm really feeling the red & white theme this year. I love it! You have a great eye and your place always looks fabulous. No need to swap out all your ornaments! Pish posh!
~Angela :-)

PattieJ said...

Very pretty! I love the jars! I just saw a 3 pc set of jars at Sam's Club that I want to get. I'm working on slow speed over here as far as holiday decorating goes. lol.

Alison Gibbs said...

Your Christmas decor is lovely. I love how those jars look.
Your splash of red is stunning.
Alison

bj said...

I adore all your decorations, Cindy. And, especially the touches of red. I am of the idea (loving red as I do) that every room needs a touch of red throughout the entire year. Your decorated house looks just stunning.....
bj

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

Your decorations look wonderful and I love your Christmas cards.

BumbleVee said...

I don't think many of us would toss older decorations and keepsakes just because we paint.
Christmas is the one time when anything and everything goes... it is all just for fun...and just for a few weeks of the year.

Julie said...

You missed your calling. You should have been a designer!! I love the traditional colors, but my fine china is blue and gold...so in my dream house the dining room will be decorated in those colors... Ohh - my ..lets get back to reality...I LIVE ABOVE A BARN!

Marilyn said...

Cindy,

If you are not the editor/writer/photographer of a fabulous decorating magazine...than you have missed your calling!

Reading and drooling over your blog is like having your favorite magazine delivered on a daily basis.

The jars, the Christmas etc. are just stunning!!

Marilyn

Mary said...

Your red amaryllis looks even more beautiful in it's setting of blue and white and yellow. As with everything else in your home, your decorations are just gorgeous! I always look forward to seeing the pictures you share with us every day. :)
xoxo,
Mary

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Everything looks wonderful. I love your touches of red. The Christmas cards are very unique. You've got to love Marshall's.

Debbie said...

Cindy,

Everything looks beautiful! Love the idea of the snow in the jar, and the angel is beautiful.

Southern Heart said...

Cindy, everything looks so pretty! I think that it's nice that your children will enjoy your items someday---my sons have "claim" on some of my things, too, and it will be fun to see them in their homes someday.

I already have cards for this year, but I looked at some very similar to send out next year. Those are quite pretty!

Nunnie's Attic said...

They're beautiful, Cindy.

Love,
Julie

http://web.mac.com/lindasbluegate said...

Cindy ,
Everything is just so perfect... so tastefully done.... that touch of red is lovely..
Linda's Blue Gate

Teresa @ PlumWater Cottage said...

Your holiday decorations are just beautiful...and I love the Christmas cards. Stop by my blog...100th post giveaway.

Kathy said...

I LOVE the red mixed with the blue & white! It really makes it "POP!" I would love to visit your house for Christmas. It's looks so warm and inviting!

I need to buy some pretty jars to fill up with goodies! You make everything look so elegant!

debbiekay said...

I love the angel in the jar with snow...oh how I would love one of those adorable angels...maybe if you go back to the little antique shop, you could grab one for me??? Your style is amazing....thanks for sharing some great ideas.

Debbie Kay

Ann in TN (lover of the color red) said...

There's no such thing as too much red.

Marina Capano said...

I love your decorating, is so cute!
Marina from Argentina

Amy said...

I just love your Christmas cards. They are the most beautiful ones I have seen in a long time! Your decorating is just inspirational! Amy