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The Christmas decorations thread, 2019!

Catmom

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This is beautiful! I am hoping to get inspired enough to actually sew the advent calendar that is currently in my closet. If I do it, I will post it to show you.
Oooooo I can't wait to see it!
 

gregchang35

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@Gussie wow o wow!!!! Ah-May-zing!!!
I, too, love Christmas!!! But with a recent Move to a new minimalist home and no usual place for all the Xmas trimmings that fitted so well on the previous home that I can place here- I am going bah hum-bug at the moment. Ugh!!!

I am hoping in the something magical will hit me and I can decorate the house. It may only be just an Xmas tree this year...

@mrs-b so organised with your presents and love how you wrap!!! Inspirational!!
 

Catmom

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@Catmom Your work is beautiful. These are the gifts that can never be replaced. I’m sure your daughter’s cherish them. They are labors of love.

@Gussie , Your home is beautiful.
Thank you Calliecake!
 

Calliecake

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@Catmom, I can’t wait to show the picture of your quilt to my mom when I see her this weekend. She doesn’t quilt but loves them. I hope you don’t mind me printing a picture of it for my mom and her cousin to see. They are in their 80’s. This kind of stuff brings them joy. I can hear her now asking if you have thought of submitting this picture to one of the many decorating magazines she gets.

Trust me, your quilt picture is about to be greatly admired. Thank you for sharing.
 
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Daisys and Diamonds

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Thank you @Gussie..David doesn’t really have conversations with anyone but me. He will answer questions..but he chews my ear off when it’s just us. My husband was home on Veterans Day..He couldn’t believe how much David talks to me...and tells me how he feels..I feel so very lucky!
that's wonderful (sorry smilies not working)
 

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I just put my fall decorations up last week (different than the Halloween decorations)... and everyone is already on to Christmas!
 

tyty333

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Wow! So pretty @Gussie ! Love your decorations!
 

Catmom

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@Catmom, I can’t wait to show the picture of your quilt to my mom when I see her this weekend. She doesn’t quilt but loves them. I hope you don’t mind me printing a picture of it for my mom and her cousin to see. They are in their 80’s. This kind of stuff brings them joy. I can hear her now asking if you have thought of submitting this picture to one of the many decorating magazines she gets.

Trust me, your quilt picture is about to be greatly admired. Thank you for sharing.
Aww Calliecake, that is so incredibly sweet. I don't know whether to blush or cry. I'm so honored that you would want to share my quilt. I also made a Christmas panel quilt for my sister not too long ago if you would like to share that one too. I really hope your Mom and Cousin enjoy the pictures.
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elizat

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Not mine, because I am unfortunately not made if money!, but courtesy of the Biltmore Estate that we visited yesterday.
 

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Not mine, because I am unfortunately not made if money!, but courtesy of the Biltmore Estate that we visited yesterday.
I love the Biltmore and would love to see it decorated for the holidays! The solarium! :kiss2: Beautiful photos!
 

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Since I'd wrapped a bunch of gifts, and since I wanted my dining table back (which is where they were all sitting), I decided to put up my main tree now. :)

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Beautiful @mrs-b! Mine will be up for Thanksgiving too! I started it..but life kept getting in the way..I have a painter coming Monday and Tuesday..so will be home. It should be finished by Tuesday. My son David, who has Autism, wants me to light it for him on Thanksgiving evening! Hahaha..I will light it to take a photo for here before that..but will wait until he’s downstairs watching his movie on the sneak!
I can’t wait to see your other decorations!
 

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Thanks, @Mamabean :))

Today I'm doing the one in our bedroom and this week coming I'll do the pink one in the family room. All the lights are now up and the cushions and decos are out. I'll do the big floral / glitter display on the coffee table in a week or two so it lasts till Christmas.

I have to say, tho, about 3 thousand yards of satin ribbon died valiantly in the wrapping of the gifts!
 

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Thanks, @Mamabean :))

Today I'm doing the one in our bedroom and this week coming I'll do the pink one in the family room. All the lights are now up and the cushions and decos are out. I'll do the big floral / glitter display on the coffee table in a week or two so it lasts till Christmas.

I have to say, tho, about 3 thousand yards of satin ribbon died valiantly in the wrapping of the gifts!
Omg a pink tree?!!! Yay I cant wait to see that @mrs-b ! Your tree looks gorgeous!
 

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I'm done cutting trees and dealing with all the mess. This year I bought a $400 super realistic fake tree from Home depot. We were all standing around staring at it because it looked so real and I decided to splurge and buy it! I got some traditional colored christmas ball ornaments on sale at AC Moore. I hung one of these in it to make it smell real. I am in love.

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Mamabean

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I'm done cutting trees and dealing with all the mess. This year I bought a $400 super realistic fake tree from Home depot. We were all standing around staring at it because it looked so real and I decided to splurge and buy it! I got some traditional colored christmas ball ornaments on sale at AC Moore. I hung one of these in it to make it smell real. I am in love.

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So pretty @soxfan! I bought those scentsickles last year. People really thought my tree was real. One guy came in and said he just loved fresh trees..not those fake ones! Haha
 

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Thanks, @Mamabean :))

Today I'm doing the one in our bedroom and this week coming I'll do the pink one in the family room. All the lights are now up and the cushions and decos are out. I'll do the big floral / glitter display on the coffee table in a week or two so it lasts till Christmas.

I have to say, tho, about 3 thousand yards of satin ribbon died valiantly in the wrapping of the gifts!
Haha..Do you save your ribbon after they open their presents? I would be tempted to! My friends and I won’t write on our gift bags so we can reuse them. We laugh when we get a present and a bag we purchased came back to us!
 

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Love all of the pictures:kiss2:. This thread is getting me excited about decorating for the holidays. I'm still looking for a nice faux tree but the ones I've seen in stores look a little dingy. The fake tree I bought on Amazon last year had half of the lights go out within the first couple of weeks so now I'm afraid to buy one pre-lit.

So far, I brought out some small decorations around the house and kids put holiday wall decals up in their bedrooms. We also turned our fridge into a snowman.
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