Wednesday, December 7, 2011

On the Table Tuesday...on Wednesday.

In typical fashion, I missed "On the Table Tuesday" in only the second week of it's existence.
  But I guess it really doesn't matter because I can't share with you what is on my table because they are gifts for sweet friends. But, I can share the other things I have been doing this week.
Let's see them in pictures, shall we?


Decorating started out at the Christmas Tree Shop where I picked up this
perfectly ME tablecloth. It's filled with polka dotty goodness!
 
 Other holiday folks made their way out of storage.
Remember these guys?


 Our family room has a Rankin- Bass theme and this is the first year for this too cute set.



Here's a closer look.


 Then the whole family moved over to the living room to decorate that tree.
I tried to get a "Christmas Card Photo" which ALWAYS turns into a disaster.
As soon as my kids see that this picture has meaning, all hell breaks loose.
The flash was bad so I needed to try again.


  This one was bad for obvious reasons.
One more?


I had lost the small window of opportunity and mayhem ensued.


Alex got a hold of the camera and started taking pictures of his own.


Threats were made, punishments were handed out and beer was needed.


On top of everything else, big chunks of the pre-lit tree were out and I spent an hour changing fuses, searching for broken bulbs and plugging and unplugging the maze of wires in this thing.

Later after everyone was bored and took off for tv and video games, I listened to Christmas music and finished everything myself.....in peace and quiet.

The family room tree.


The living room tree.

The vintage tree.


Some Santa's.

Our advent calendar, which we just started yesterday...oops!


Oh, and I also hemmed, pressed and hung all new drapes in the family room...six panels.
As you can see from the window view, it's dreary here in NJ so the pictures are a little bit dark.

I'm off to Walmart to hopefully find a terribly tacky Christmas sweater.
Wish me luck!

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6 comments:

The Secret Hermit said...

Wow you've done enough Xmas decorating for the both of us lol!!
I don't put up the tree until after this weekend as it's Ethan's birthday tomorrow.....he's 13, when the hell did that happen? ;o)

Hugs you all, keep warm, it's been cold here, super windy and freezing rain too!!

x

Jeannette said...

I don't put up a tree until Christmas Eve my 5 year old likes to pull everything off of it.Love the leafy curtains I am in the process of making something similar.

jen duncan said...

Everything looks great. Enjoy the season!

Lisa said...

Everything looks beautiful - I love having such a wonderfully creative person in the family and can't wait to see your decorations in person!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Everything looks so festive and ready! I love that you have a tree in the family room and the living room. Next year... I want two trees! Hope you found your sweater. :)

claire barone art said...

WOW YOU HAVE SOME LOVELY THINGS LOVE THE TABLE CLOTH AND THE VINTAGE TREE SO PRETTY ........ I HAVE STARTED MY DECORATING AND NOW IM IN A RUTT DONT HAVE ENOUGH DECORATIONS!!!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS CLAIREX