Thursday, December 11, 2008
Last night, I stopped by Nester's blog to see what she was up to, and got so excited when I saw that she was having a Holiday Garland Show & Tell!
OH MY GOODNESS! All of the wonderful garland ideas! I still haven't gotten through all of the links. But, I knew I wanted to play along, so I got the camera out and started taking pictures of our garland. The Christmas decor in the living room has a religious theme (lots of crosses, angels, harps, etc.) and it's all done in purples, golds, and creams.
This is the first year that I have done the mantle. I LOVE how it turned out! Next year, I am hoping to have more pretties to put on top of the mantle.
Here is a close up of the center of the garland. That purple ornament is really big! Probably around six inches round.
And the ends, where the bows are.
I have looked everywhere for pearl/ivory colored doves to include on the tree, but could only find pure white. I know, I know, doves ARE white. I was just hoping to find them not SO white. LOL! (Yes, I put birds on all of my trees. Why? I don't really have a reason, I just like them.)
Anyway, since I couldn't find white doves, I found these gold and cream birds while walking up and down the Christmas ornament aisles at Garden Ridge. I fell in LOVE with them, and bought all of them. (They only had 15 left. I really need more than that, but they are working for me!)
I LOVE LOVE LOVE their pretty, curly tails! Don't you?
Of course, since moving into this house, we have a staircase that I get to put garland on. Here it is in all of it's glory!
I'm actually still working on the staircase garland. I need a really TALL ladder to get the last two areas done. I also have some glittery, purple ting tings that I want to stick in all of it. Make it look kind of "wild!" LOL!
Hope you enjoyed seeing some of our Christmas decor. Now, I'm headed back to Nester's so that I can check out everyone else's awesome ideas.
P.S. If you are wondering how to make your garland full and crazy, Nester posted a how-to on her blog. (Mine is not nearly as full as hers is, but I still LOVE it!)