Thursday, December 06, 2007

Over the top!

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My daughter told me last night that my Christmas decorating was now over the top which is her dramatic way of saying it's too much. Funny thing is, I don't think it is...not even close to too much! I guess that's the difference in our personalities. When I was her age I had a full size Christmas tree in my bedroom. I still remembering decorating it with my best friend while listening to my Beach Boys records. What prompted her comment is when she saw me decorating my bed. Okay, maybe that is a little extreme but I love how it turned out.
I just have a little Christmas tree on my dresser. If I had room in there, I would have a full size one. I think I'm finally done with my decorating but not because of Lauren's comment, because I don't have any more decorations left to put out!

46 comments:

Shari said...

Oh! Oh! OH! How breathtakingly beautiful and festive your entire home looks! I especially love your bedroom decorations. No...the jar filled with the christmas balls. Uh, maybe the tree is my favorite! Oh nevermind...I can't pick a favorite because it's all so wonderful. Sit back, put your feet up and enjoy. You did an amazing job.

Ulrika said...

Over the top?!!! not by a long shot.
I just adore what you have done to your home for the holidays, well I just love it all year round.
What ever you do it´s absolutley beatiful!!
Hope you have a wonderful time!

Love, Ulrika (from Swedens blogworld)

Cottage Magpie said...

Over the top? No way! It's beautiful. My husband doesn't understand either. I want to have two trees this year (one in the family room and one in the living room) and he thinks i'm nuts!
~Angela :-)

bj said...

You entire house is just fabulous...and not overdone at all. It is all very pretty.
bj

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I have always loved decorations in the bedroom in all the magazines I look at. I have never decorated mine, but I think that after seeing your pretty bedroom, next year I will!
Penny

kaliblue said...

I think you have done a wonderful job:-). It's not over the top at all. In fact, I think you have added such beautiful touches that if you added more, it would still be very tasteful. It's cordinated so well :-).
Have a wonderful day!!

Rhondi said...

I love your over the top decorating! I just spent a delightful half hour reading through some of your past blogs. Your home is beautiful I love blue & white too! I can't resist buying one more piece of blue & white china!

Rosemary said...

I love the bed!!!
It's not over the top, it's over the bed!!
I love it!
Rosemary

Alison Gibbs said...

Cindy, Love the bed decorations. no way is your decorating over the top - it's beautiful.
Alison

BellaColle said...

Oh no...not too much! Your decorations are lovely and so is your blog.
hugs.

Tea Time and Roses said...

Cindy how beautiful!! I think I would be tempted to keep the garland on the headboard up all year long!! Everything is just lovely.

Merry Christmas

Beverly

linda t said...

Hey Cindy! I'm with you... you can NEVER do too much of Christmas! LOVE your bedroom... very simple and elegantly decorated.
Merry Christmas!

Shari said...

I'm back to say I think Beverly might have a marvelous idea...keeping your headboard decorated all year long. You could possibly replace the Christmas pine with ivy. The lights and ribbon intertwined with ivy would be a stunning romantic addition to your beautiful bedroom!

Hope said...

Cindy, my daughter and I have the same differences of opinion. She believes "less is more" and I believe "the more the merrier"!!!
Your bedroom looks amazing especially your newly restored bed all lit up. I love it!! Too bad you ran out of decorations but there's still time.....:)

Mary said...

OH, HOW BEAUTIFUL!!! Everything is gorgeous, Cindy, and not over the top at all! Believe it or not, I'm the restrained one around here. My daughter wants to have tons of colored lights in the front yard -- but we're going with a spotlighted wreath on the front door, and two small wire trees with white lights.
xoxo,
Mary

Sylvia C. said...

It's funny how personalities differ.
My mom is the one who still doens't have her tree up, and I, the daughter (22), have my house filled with so many snowmen and santas you would think I had been "collecting" for years!

We'll chalk it up to very different personality types!

best,

Sylvia C.

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness, I love the lights on the bed, and the little tree. Wish I had room for a big tree in my room too. Don't think it's over the top at all.

Adrienne said...

Cindy -

Your home is beautiful. Not overdone! What a beautiful idea you had in your bedroom. I like Beverly's idea of leaving it up all year. And the idea of changing it to ivy in the summer is great.

My sweetheart and I have wanted to add a tree to our room for the last couple of years but we just haven't stopped long enough to do it. I have a couple of ideas that I hope to get done this year. Your pictures just spurred me on. I'll share pictures if I get that far before Christmas.

How did you attach the swag to your headboard?

~Adrienne~

Julie said...

I love the small garland over your headboard! Beautiful!

ginger at enchanting cottage said...
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ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Romantic Christmas, it is breath taking.
ginger

Southern Heart said...

Cindy, I think that it looks lovely! My own mother once made a very similar comment to me. :) Your bedroom looks very pretty! I thought about venturing into ours, but we're redecorating it right now so it's a mess. I'll bet that I do it up next year, too...

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Hi Cindy! I am Barbara from Southern Lady's Vintage. I found you through a long line of link from here to there to there to there.... you know how it goes! But I am so glad that I did! Your home is lovely and I love it all! If you run out of things you want to decorate, just run on over to my home! I would love for you to decorate my headboard. I just love everything you have done! I hope you will visit me sometimes! So nice to have found you!
Barbara
Southern Lady's Vintage

debbiekay said...

Ok, now I am inspired to decorate my bedroom too. I am amazed at what you have done with your beautiful home everytime I visit your blog (everyday:)) Keep the pictures comin....

Debbie Kay

Dawn-Enigma Artist said...

Oh how lovely!

I only have about 25% of my decorations out because my house/farm is for sale.

Looking at all your wonderful decorations has me wanting to go put more things out.

I did change my bed quilt to the snowflake comforter with matching shams, but didn't put up my bedroom tree... yet!

Cindy, thank you so much so sharing your lovely home with us!

Rosemary said...

It is all lovely!
~Rosemary

Nan said...

I love how you did your bed. You are giving me ideas. I do have a small tree in our bedroom.
It seems the earlier I start decorating, the more decor I put out. But, it makes me happy even though it takes a while to take down.
I love all your holiday touches.
Nan

hoganfe handbags said...

Sooo shabbulous ... the tiny tree with all the lights is precious!
Mary

Anonymous said...

Your decorating is NOT over the top!

Seeing pictures of your bedroom still takes my breath away. I still can't get over how you redid that bed.

~elaine~

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

I don't think your decorating of your bed is "over the top," "over the bed," maybe, but not over the top.

I LOVE IT. I think I should see if I have any extra lights and garland laying around to my bed. . . hhhuuuummmmm.

Blessings,

Sher

Elzie said...

I think you have the most lovely decorated Christmas home. It always looks nice but with all the Christmas things it glitters.
Hope you have a good Friday.
Love Elzie

MimiG said...

Cindy,
Gorgeous! Everything you've shown is beautiful. Not "over the top" for me. Really love the bed - so creative and I'm sure gives off the most beautiful lighting at night. Looks enchanted!
MimiG

Anonymous said...

I love your bed !!


Tammy B.

Marilyn said...

I think your bedroom is beyond beautiful. As far as being over the top, there is no such thing especially at Christmas. :-)

Your photos are stunning!

Marilyn

Joan said...

Absolutely beautiful. Makes me want to get my bedroom decorated. We are in the mist of remodeling, so it won't be this year. You are a great influence!

Julie said...

I just love how you decorated your entire home for Christmas. I have been inspired by your decorating style. Blue and white are my favorite colors. Keep up the good work. I like to visit your site often and see what's new.
Julie

Lynda said...

I think your home looks beautiful and not overly done at all!! Decorating the bedroom is something I've never done but I love yours! I've never heard of a flocked tree either! Have a great weekend! ~ Lynda xo

Sue said...

Oh Cindy! Your bedroom just took my breath away because it's so romantic and beautiful with those adorable lights!! I love how your headboard looks with those! You have great style and I am always delighted when I read your blog and look at your pictures! Have a blessed Christmas.

Sharon & Rodger, American Harvest said...

Hi Cindy,
Over the top is GREAT, there is no such thing as too much over the top! My philosophy is turn up the volume on the cd player, let the Beach Boys belt out "The Little St. Nick" and let the decorating begin!
Sharon

vivian said...

My kids tell me that I have too much also! I think they're right! but I cant help myself!
your house is gorgeous!!

Jennspiration said...

Oh I don't think it's over the top...it is absolutely gorgeous. And if you can get away with it...I say go for it!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Wow...we just love all your decorating...especially the angels under the cloches! You have a wonderful eye!

Have a very blessed day!
kari and kijsa

Shabby Rose Cottage said...

I decorate my bed every year with a big green prelit garland and vintage glass ornaments. I wouldn't call it over the top...lol.
Sandra from shabbychicblog.com

jusdealem said...

Your home is truly beautiful. It's so inspiring! :)

Susie Q said...

I think it is all just stunning...over the top?? No way! Gorgeous and inspiring and breath taking?? Oh yes!!

Hugs,
Sue

Ashley said...

hey! i love your decorated bedroom. you are the queen of blogword, aren't you!? i went to a home tour last friday night and my favorite of all time house had it's master bedroom decorated beautifully! the canopy bed had greenery all over it and a wreath hung on the wall over the bed with battery-operated white lights. it was gorgeous and so cozy. one day, i'm totally doing that! your pictures are beautiful! love you! blessings!