Monday, December 27, 2010

Better late than not at all

I’m a little behind in putting up pics of my Christmas decorations this year.  The decorations have been up since Thanksgiving but I’ve just not gotten around to posting anything about it.  I thought I better do it now before I take everything back down.


I went simple with the table this year. When I need to move it for dinner, just grab and go.


As much of a pain as the stairway garland is to put up, I’m always so glad I went to the effort when it’s all done.  It’s one of my favorite parts of my decorations. 


Santa is tucked back under the cupboards.

IMG_5481Mr. Snowman hangs out on the end of the island.  When we built the house, DH & I went round and round whether we should put in an island or not.  I’m so glad I WON!  I don’t ever want a house without one again.  I love it.IMG_5486

I ended up with this funky colored rooster after my niece’s wedding late this summer.  Every time I looked at him sitting on the counter I smiled.  He’s just plain fun and I couldn’t bear to put him away so I stuck him up on top of the cupboards with some greens for Christmas.  He seems to like it up there.


This was it for a tree for us this year.  We always had a real tree until a few years ago when I got the notion to get an artificial one.  I absolutely hated it.  Not that it was a bad tree but when you’ve had a real tree for 44 years of your life, it just wasn’t the same.  I sold it on Craigslist this year and went with only our smaller trees.  I kind of liked it.  I might get a real at some point again but for now this works well for us. IMG_5488

and a few other nooks….  IMG_5492 IMG_5494 IMG_5496  IMG_5500 IMG_5502Doesn’t everyone have a Christmas tree on the back of their toilet?  or am I just weird like that?  IMG_5506 IMG_5507

I hope you enjoyed your tour!



  1. No, I don't have a tree on the back of my toilet! :)

    You are a WONDERFUL decorator! Your home is so very homey & welcoming. I saw the Joy in the table decoration but missed finding the JOY on the stars. ;)

  2. Your home is beautiful, Lori. I love your decorating style, and it just looks so HAPPY! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Yes I did, thank you very much. I agree in regards to the island. Love your decor. Iknew I should have done by stairway!

  4. So pretty, all of it!! I may have to use this for inspiration for next year ;) Awesome. Yes, as a matter of fact, every year except this year I've put my little tree w/ vintage buttons behind the toilet. This year its home was in an old Folgers coffee tin. Thanks for sharing! Happy New year!! -Tammy

  5. Very pretty! I don't have a tree in my bathroom but I do put a few decorations in each bathroom : )

  6. I also love your home...I love the white lights everywhere...they're so warm and inviting.