Monday, December 27, 2010

Country Living Inspiration Tree

Remember the teddy bear tree that I posted earlier?  My friend actually had the original picture that was featured in a 1987 issue of Country Living magazine ( not Southern Living).  I actually think that my friend's tree looks better because she has the bears evenly distributed and balanced with the large bears at the bottom and the smaller ones at the top.  My mother in law even said that the Country Living tree looked a little more cluttered.  What do you think?

Thank you A. for sending me the picture.

Country Living Teddy Bear Tree from 1987

Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Partridge in a BEAR Tree

We went to visit some dear friends tonight and as soon as I walked into their home I had to grab my camera out of my purse.  The Christmas tree was decorated entirely with teddy bears. It was adorable! Large bears, middle sized bears and small bears.  You might remember that several years ago there was a teddy bear tree featured in Southern Living.  My friend did a fabulous job recreating it. 

The mantel even had teddy bears.

Isn't this just adorable!
Breakfast Room Bears
This was displayed in the hallway.

I would love to see a little child's face after seeing this tree.

I have searched all over trying to find the picture that was in a past issue of Southern Living.  If anyone out there in blogland has a picture, please forward to me.  Thanks.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Just a Touch of Christmas!

I am sure you are familiar with the phrase "less is more". I just don't like a lot of stuff in one place, especially when it comes to Christmas decorations. Clutter drives me nuts!  My students know it too, and I have them trained to keep my room organized! (That's a good thing)
To put just a touch of Christmas in my breakfast room, I placed some red apples in front of my tea cups.I just didn't want to add a lot of "cutesy" decorations.   Since my cabinet is black, it needed a little punch of color.  What do you think?  I'm open for suggestions.

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Stockings Are Hung

I did something a little different with my Christmas stockings.  Instead of having names on each stocking, I placed childhood pictures over each one. These pictures are of my sons, daughter in law and granddaughter.  It brings back so many fond memories.

There's more to come.  Ya'll check back later and I'll show you some more little snippets of things I have done. 

I'm linking up with  Kim at Savvy Southern Style

Saturday, December 4, 2010

It Looks a Lot Like Christmas

Christmas decorating is done.
I like to keep it simple so come in and I'll show you a few snippets of what I have done.

 This is the same centerpiece that I showed you on a previous post.  I just added a few poinsettias and changed the fabric that is draped around it.
Come back later and I'll show you a little more.
I'll give you a little hint.
It has something to do with Christmas stockings.
Merry Christmas!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

I Got Booed!

I got BOOED this morning!  A little ghost appeared on my doorstep with a halloween surprise.

My neighbors got BOOED too!
Look really close and you will see him peeking out the window.

He may come to your house next.
Happy Fall Y'all.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy Fall Y'all

I don't like to get too gimmicky when it comes to decorating for the different seasons.  I prefer to add just a hint here and there.  Sometimes less is more.
I have to be careful about the colors I choose because my house is a dark red.   
Come on in and I'll show you what I added for fall decorations.

I already had this bowl of tiny pinecones and spanish moss, so I just added a few pumpkins and gourds.

I added some fall garland that I purchased from Michael's.  It was 50% off too. 
Can you see them?
There they are.  I just added two little scarecrows to the arrangement that was already on my dining room table.
I added a few pumpkins and gourds to the arrangement that was already on my kitchen table too. 
I then changed out the candle in my birdcage and added a few pumpkins. This display is on my kitchen counter.
Thanks for stopping by.  See y'all later. Happy Fall Y'all!