Monday, November 7, 2011

The stockings were hung...

I know some people don't believe in decorating so early..but I am not a fan of thanksgiving colors and so I prefer to make Christmas last as long as possible. I don't like getting all those Rubbermaid containers out of the attic for only a month of enjoyment!
At first I was really frustrated because I thought I had too many little things all cluttered on the mantle but as I layered and rearranged I ended up being very happy with my Christmas mantle! When the sun comes in it sparkles so much it reminds me of a jewelry store window.


I love decorating in white for Christmas because it kind of looks like everything has been snowed on!




This weekend when I was decorating the stockings weren't the only thing hanging...

When Janae hung Little Lacie on the doorknob I couldn't help but take a picture..she is so cute! (Don't worry we didn't leave here there for long:))
I am really excited for everyone to start posting their Christmas decorating. I am sure I am going to get so many new ideas. I love blogging!

32 comments:

Chantelle @ Mommyx3=Insanity said...

I love this, and wish my hubby would let me decorate early too! I also wanted to let you know that I have awarded you the Liebster Award. Please stop by my blog to check it out and be sure to post the button on your sidebar letting everyone know how awesome you are!
http://mommyx3insanity.blogspot.com/2011/11/wow-for-me-thanks.html

Myric said...

Looks so festive! Love the combination of white and blue. I am starting tO decorate for Christmas too!

Xoxo
Myric
http://myricandreasen.blogspot.com/

Janae said...

wow it looks so gorgeous!!!! I hope everyone knows that dose not hurt Lacie at all to be hanging from her hood lol. she's so cute.

jeanetteann said...

I love blogging too Sandy,especially when I can come over here and see your beautiful decorating. Your Christmas mantle is beautiful and is the look I would love to achieve. I'm certainly going for those colours now. Finally made up my mind. xxoo

jeanetteann said...

PS, thought your little doggy was a pretend one at first,sooooo cute x

sissie said...

I love the touches of aqua blue and all the sparkle.
What a lovely Christmas mantel.

hugs
Sissie

Pattie said...

OK, that picture of your dog is to funny... Love the mantel I can't wait to start decorating for Christmas... Your living room is beautiful...

~~Pattie~~

Sharon said...

Looks great ! I love that little dog !lol

lashawnmontoya said...

Looks like a store window display- professional! Dripping with glitz- love it!

Karen said...

Sandi your Mantle is beautiful. I love the pops of turquoise mixed in with the white. I'm thinking of adding turquoise in with my white decor this year. Lacie has got to be the cutest dog ever, she sure seem to like hanging from the door knob lol...too cute!

Barbara said...

Hi Sandy...

Stopped by to let you know that I have have an award for you over at 21 Rosemary Lane so all you need to do is stop by to claim it.

Congratulations and keep on blogging!

Barbara
www.decoratingwithbarbara.blogspot.com

lynn said...

oh, my sandy, this is all gorgeous! and i love lacie!

Marigene said...

Gorgeous!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I really lol when I saw Little Lacie! I just started following Janae, so when you said that I had to go back and check to see if it was the same person! Love your sparkling mantle, the layers look gorgeous! Following from Faded Charm.

~Shanon

WhyCuzICan said...

Saw your post earlier today, lost internet- didn't get to comment, so I will now... very nicely done! I'm not ready for Christmas deco yet, so run-run-run with yours and I'll stop by and enjoy (I'm a Follower)

Visiting from My Girlish Whim's linky party,
Smiles,
Suzanne in NW Illinois

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love your beautiful decorations. The dog ornament is my fave. lol So cute.

Rhissanna said...

I found you on Faded Charm's White Wednesday (yes, I know today is only Tuesday). Those are lovely colours use on your Christmas mantle and yes, I lolled at the dog pic! New follower.

Bunny Jean said...

It is pretty like a jewelry store... Tiffany's!

I have to admit that I LOL when I saw Little Lacie!!!

Thanks for coming to the party :)

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

Victoria said...

I just found your blog, it's so lovely and I'm now a follower:)

I agree about the decorating, why wait and then go to all that trouble for just a few weeks! I'm slowly bringing things out so my husband doesn't notice too much:) Your mantel looks so lovely and the doggy on the doorknob is just too funny!!! Happy WW:)

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh my gosh your little dog cracked me up. So cute and everything looks so pretty!
hugs Lynn

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I am putting up a tree this weekend....sort of a combo Fall/Christmas tree. I have had this white tree for over 20 years and it has now faded to a beautiful creamy patina. Before you said you thought your mantle reminded you of a store window, I was thinking the exact same thing....it's pure heavenly confection....so pretty! xoxo P.S. your fur baby is adorable...i laughed so hard!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Lovely Christmas mantle! Lacey is just precious! I hope you rescued her from the doorknob soon after that pic was taken... LOL.

A Cottage Muse said...

Love how you've hung Lacey with care!
Your mantel looks absolutely magical!

michele said...

oh my, fabulous!

Susan said...

Very pretty - I love your bottle brush trees!

LBP said...

So very pretty!!!! I am looking forward to doing my decorating this weekend! I love your soft, pastel colors.

Blessings

Linda

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

I am excited to see Christmas decorations too. I especially love whiite & pastel colors. I don't do red any more. Thx for sharing.

LL

vikki said...

Absolutely beautiful. And the puppy, too precious.

Parisian Bijoux said...

I adore your decorations. The mantle looks like a winter nights dream. The dog is awesome. My daughters saw the picture and loved it. haha too adorable.

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

You and your daughter have such great decorating skills!! I love seeing what you guys link up each week.

Looking VERY festive :)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sandy...

Ohhh my goodness...your Christmas mantel is stunning!!! It's sooo very soft, romantic, and sparkly! It really does sparkle and shine just like jewelry in a store window! What a creative and talented lady you are, dear lady! Ohhh...and again...I love your color theme choices!!! I totally agree about decorating for Christmas. I hate decorating so early but it involves so much time and work..to enjoy for such a short period of time! I say...go for it! Hehe!

I am also really enjoying your beautiful home!!! Hoping to see more, my friend!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Chari at Happy To Design said...

PS...ooops, I did want to mention just how adorable your daughter's little furbaby is! Soooo cute! Your photo would make such a cute card! Have you and your daughter considered doing a photo series for cards or prints? Just an idea! I've never seen anything like it...and her furbabies are sooo adorable!

Warmest wishes,
Chari