Saturday, November 29, 2014

Christmas Decorating Part 1

Hello friends. I hope this finds everyone doing well. I trust you had a lovely Thanksgiving. I sure did. Mine was filled with family and good food. I celebrated at my Aunt Loretta's house with my family, my mom and day, my sister and her kids, as well as three of my aunts and three uncles. It was a nice day.
I have been busy trying to get the house decorated since then. I have so much Christmas stuff and it is so much work to decorate every year. This year I decided not to decorate the guest room and guest bathroom. I did stick a couple small things in the bathroom, but I did not officially decorate it like I normally do. I did decorate the dining room, living room, and kitchen. I spent the most time in the dining room. I will share the table and buffet with you today. I love how the  buffet turned out with my picture of the nativity and my mini nativities. 

I got this picture at Kirkland's a few years ago when Miranda worked there. She was able to get it for me a couple days before Christmas after it had been marked down significantly.  With her discount, I think it only cost around $8. I have a few small scale nativity sets. The one in the middle I have had for years. It is one of the first Christmas things I bought as a young married woman years ago. The iridescent glass one to the left is also several years old. I have probably had it 20 years or so. I think I ordered both of them from home decor parties. Remember when those used to be popular? The white one to the right is a thrift store find from a couple years ago. It has a pearlescent sheen to it. So pretty. 

This cute little set came from Peru. My cousin's wife is from Peru and she bought this back to me several years ago after she went home to visit her family. Isn't it the cutest thing?

The table got it's first Christmas tablescape of the season. 
I used my new Better Homes and Gardens plates I got from Wal Mart a few weeks ago. I have been patiently waiting to use them! I bought the napkin rings a couple days ago after reading about them on a blog. They are ornaments from Wal Mart. They look like antlers which is perfect to go with the deer plates.

Let's see...I think almost everything on the table was thrifted or bought on clearance, except for the plates and napkin rings. I love this red and white checked runner. It works well for several holidays.

Here's the table with the lights off. I love the warm glow of candles.

A slightly different angle. You can see a glimpse of my two pencil trees in the photos. They are in front of the dining room windows. I will be sharing them soon.

I am not thrilled with the centerpiece, bit it will do. I plan to cut some fresh cedar and maybe some holly tomorrow and will be adding it to the table. I used my large and three small mercury glass candle holders. I love mercury glass.

This is an ornament I made last year. It has a sweet baby deer inside.

I bought this buck last year and painted his horns gold. The sleigh was bought a couple weeks ago at the Goodwill. I think it is so pretty.

I hope you enjoyed a little Christmas cheer to start the season. 
I'll leave you with a little...... 

Have a blessed and beautiful last day of November.
Until next time.....


  1. How warm and inviting the dining room is. I think the idea for fresh greenery is great with the red checked runner. My favorite is the Peruvian creche.

  2. Vicky, I love your sweet display of nativity scenes! Everything is looking so festive! I'm working on more decorations today also!

  3. Looks great! I love the little nativity from Peru!


  4. Everything looks lovely.

    I am adding a little more to my Christmas decor each day.

  5. Your nativity scenes are so pretty. Thanks for sharing all your Christmas decor and thanks for the inspiration. It's been a dark, wet, and dreary day here, so I'm finally putting a few things out.

  6. AHHHHHH I spotted the truck and I LOVE what you did with it. Your home looks so inviting Vicky. It looks very festive!

  7. Vicky, it's all so pretty but your deer ornament is my favorite! I love using scrabble tiles too! Hugs, Cecilia

  8. Those nativity sets are lovely and looks so pretty the way you have them displayed. Great table also!

  9. Love the plates. I haven't seen any at our Walmart guess I will have to go to a different one. I love Mercury glass too and used it on my table and other spots as well. Looking forward to seeing more of your decor!

  10. Hi Vicky, wow I love how pretty all of your decorations look! My house is in a state of chaos right now. We will be buying a real tree this weekend and decorating it. I can't wait to have everything finished!

  11. ooh I have two bell shaped items I wonder how I could use them, I love your little deer, the d├ęcor is gorgeous


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