Thursday, December 4, 2008

~Christmas In My Den~


I know I haven't been around lately but, I've been trying to get finished with my Christmas decorations and some other things. I finally got my giveaway items in the mail too. This is my den. This is where my husband and I spend most of our time so I wanted to make sure it felt like Christmas here. I used my Santas in here, I love all the colors.

I decorated my own garland and the stockings I've had for maybe ten years. I bought them at Marshall's, I really don't remember for how much but I'm thinking about ten dollars each.

I put a small tree in here because there's not a lot of room and I didn't want to live cramped until after Christmas.

Here's the close-up, I just added a few sprigs here and there and some of the ribbon I used in the garland. I found the ribbon at Lowes. One hundred feet for ten dollars.

My Santas, I found at Big Lots. Surprised? Yeah, a long time ago, when they really had something to offer and at discount prices. Sleigh, Marshall's! Big Lots and Marshall's were my favorite stores during that time. I used two of the candle holders that I got from Dot, and the mosaic globes I found at family dollar, 2.00 each.

I just love them! I remember when I posted a pic on RMS, they didn't like them. They thought they were scary. I couldn't win! LOL!!!

Too cute!

And don't forget this one, I posted him in my sneak preview, he's the one that sits on the mantle. All from Big Lots, and they all have wings. I call them my fairy Santas.

This Santa is over my computer desk, I found him at Marshall's about three years ago for 6.99. You would have thought I hit a million dollar jackpot when I got him and I just love him. I will be sharing my other decorations although I didn't put up as much as I usually do, I'm done with my outside decorations too. Wait until you see the tree in my living room it's even smaller than the one here. I really tried to cut back on some of the work.

25 comments:

Jenn said...

Beautiful pictures, your home is always so warm and cozy, and NOW magical:)

Sue said...

Deb you did a beautiful job!! See how the greens look so nice on your tablescapes? Beautiful! I have been told my dolls look scarey too LOL!! I love your fairy santas, oh and Marshalls is my FAVORITE store of all time! Ever notice all the rich woman walking around there with their carts loaded! LOL!! Enjoy your beautiful room! xo

Bo said...

Hi Deb...Love the look of your beautiful home for Christmas...& those little wreaths over your blinds are a cute touch too...
Fairy Santas...now I want some!
;-) Bo

Connie said...

Your home always look "homey" and stunning, sweet chick!
Smooches,
Connie

Buffie said...

It looks awesome! I love all of yours Santas too...I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who went with smaller trees! :) It did make it a little easier.

Buffie :)

Ma'dame French said...

Your home looks so comfy and warm Deb love the Santa's of course;) French

KKJD1 said...

I think it all looks great! I've finally gotten my tree decorated after my son put the tree up yesterday. i dont plan to get as much out this year either. To much work and to stressful to take all down. But at least we can enjoy some! I love the Santa over your desk. Too cute! Blessings,Karen

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Deb, I love your Christmas decor. The Santa's are just too cute!! I love the colors, too!!

Happy To Be said...

GM Deb it all looks just Beautiful girl..and I love Marshalls alway great prices and I find so many cute things there..I get all my table runner and toss pillows from them..now I love the Santa's I think they are cute girl..great post Deb..hugs and smiles Gloria

Sharon Rose said...

Hi Deb-thanks for your lovely comment earlier!! Love the new look blog and your den looks absolutely beautiful, so cosy and homely and full of Christmas cheer! take care my lovely!

Melissa Wertz said...

Pretty pretty decorating! Everything looks so good! I love your tablescapes too. So lovely. And your Santas are so cute! I like how they are all displayed.

clnmike said...

That looks beautiful, you got talent;)

Jan Parrish said...

Gorgeous decorations. I especailly like the little tree.

PAT said...

It's gorgeous Deb! I wish Big Lots was like it used to be too. I love those santas!

J and I were talking the other day about how empty the house feels after Christmas. Does your home feel like that too, after the holidays. It takes me awhile to get back in the grove, after Christmas!

Good to see you posting. I can't wait to see what else you have going for Christmas!

squawmama said...

Oh my Deb... Your house is beautiful... I love it... It looks so warm and inviting... I'll be right over. LOL LOL Your decorations and Santa's are really gorgeous... LOVE IT!!!

(((HUGS)))
Donna

laurie said...

Deb, everything looks so pretty and festive. I love your fairy santas, and that beautiful wreath hanging over the mirror. laurie

nikkicrumpet said...

You did such a great job...and it does look like you spent a fortune! I love all those santas...especially the one on the mantel!!! I gotta get moving on my Christmas decorations tomorrow. Although it's never gonna look as good as yours!

Sweetie said...

Your home looks warm and inviting. Everything is so well coordinated. I especially like the small tree and the Santas. I need to get busy and decorate inside. I have the outside done and will post those pictures next week. I'm looking forward to the package.
Hugs,
Sweetie

Donna Marie said...

Stunning Deb! Absolutlely stunning!

xoxoxoxoxoxo
Donna Marie

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Good Morning, Deb! Your decorations are beautiful...so cozy and festive! I love the Santa fairies from Big Lots. I don't remember ever seeing them at ours...cause I would have them too if they did! LOL! They are too cute! They remind me of the Mark Roberts' ones. Oh, and I love the blinds behind your window treatments. Very pretty! I can see why you and your husband spend a lot of time in the this room. So welcoming and pretty! ~Rhonda :)

Picket said...

Morning Deb! It's looking good up in here! I love how you have everything decorated and those Santas are so cute..I have cut back this year also...I only put up one main tree and usually I put one in every room in the house...Even in the yard we cut back half of what we usually do...I guess it is just all the emotions of so many recent deaths in the family this year but hey as long as I have me a string of Christmas lights I am a happy camper! lol Have a great weekend girl!

Simply Dandy said...

Deb it looks beautiful...of course I'm loving your colors because they are just like mine. Your tablescape is stunning.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Shanda said...

Love the small tree idea, I'm thinking the same thing in our family room also. I saw some beautiful ones all decorated up. I think one on the sofa table woukd be nice. Love all you did, it all is so pretty.
(((hugs)))
Shanda

Sharon Kay said...

Hi Deb, Your home looks so pretty and festive you did a wonderful job decorating for the holidays. I love each Santa and think they look so cute.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Deb! Love all your wonderful Santas...what do those silly people commenting on RMS know! The adorable tree in the your family is just perfect for that corner. You shop all the same places I love to vist...Marshalls, Old Time Pottery and Big Lots. I'm saving looking at your tablescape for Tuesday! :-) Love how you used the joy sign. :-) Susan