Monday, December 10, 2007

Sleigh Bells Ring.....Are You Listenin'?

Sleigh Bells Ring.....Are You Listenin'?
This year I've gone a little crazy adding lights UNDER lots of lacey fabric. Here is a pic of my sofa table with some of my favorite things on it. I collect Santas & bottle brush trees, and angels, & all manner of BLING!
This pic shows just a few of my fav things from some of my fav girls, my PRH sisters. Katie of Rose*Breeze*Boutique made me the bling-y pink & chocolate sachet for my daughter's wedding & it is just too pretty to put away, so out it stays with one of my angels from Lorena & my sequined heart pillow with BLING from Rhea!
Lorena of RoseChicFriends handpainted this awesome PINK Santa & Sleigh & I was lucky enough to purchase it from her! If you are ever fortunate enough to own one of her pieces, you will be THRILLED! She does awesome work! The roses are so beautiful that I can't bear to put anything in the sleigh that might cover them up! Sorry Lorena, I knew you were expecting it full of bling, but I think it is so beautiful as is. Santa is holding a pretty PINK sack with white beads & pearl adornments, too! Doesn't it look like he is on a snowy mountain top?
So.......I decided that I would do the same treatment UNDER our little tree in the family room. I added tons of little white lights underneath a lacey curtain panel & then gathered it all up in ....... a pew bow......yes, a pew bow decorated with one of Bertie's medallions from our daughter's wedding last month! How's that for recycling?!?!?!
A little dimestore felt that shimmers like icicles taped to the base of a shabby white coffee table lift the small 6' tree up off the floor & make a cute place to store packages beneath ~ none of which have been wrapped yet because very few have been purchased so far!
This year besides several new PINK pieces that I'm incorporating into our holiday decorating, I'm really going out on a limb & using a little aqua. I just love it so here is a sneak peak ......
Bling goes with everything, right?

This is how I usually decorate our staircase. Not quite sure if that will get done this year but here is last year's pic

This is a new necklacee that I wore to church Sunday. It is an adorable little Santa Bell....I tinkled everywhere I went! Now that doesn't sound right, does it?!?!
Have to leave you tonight with two of the neatest items. My friend Mary of Oh Merci! made this oh so adorable little pink church! The detailing is wonderful ~ love the words Faith Hope Love beside the church doors, & gotta love that little bottle brush wreath!

My sweet PRH friend Karen of SecondHand Rose made this lovely tag ~ it even says PRH SISTER!! Beautiful graphics, pretty ribbon & just a hint of glitter make for a beautiful remembrance! She has really got a gift for making these altered art tags!!

Now, I must go dust & clean & get ready for Karla's party, What I love about my Holiday Home on Wed., the 12th. I know she says dust won't show & to just shove the mess out of the way but Mother raised me to always CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN before anyone comes over, so off to clean I go! Hope to see you at the party Wednesday!

And don't forget to enter all the comments you want for my birthday giveaway late Saturday night!


vickie said...

Love that little church,and the sofa table looks so pretty with the trees and darling santa and sleigh made by Lorena. The pink santa under the tree is so cute too. Very pretty necklace! Yes the holiday party by Karla will be fun.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

STEPH! Now yuo know how to decorate for Christmas!! I LOVE the aqua tree! the church is gorgeous as is everything from our PRH girls! I LOVE the sleigh and santa Lorena painted! It was like it was made for YOU!

Love ya,

celestina marie said...

Steph, everything is incredible. The lights add a special touch and the santa's are wonderful from the girls. I love your sweet necklace santa too. Looking forward to the party.
hugs, Celestina

The Rose Room said...

Stephanie, your Christmas decorating is just beautiful:)

Natasha Burns said...

Love your decorating, what a special idea with the lace and fairy lights!!!

Lori said...

Stephanie, Someones having decorating fun, stop by I had to post a day early for Karla's bought some new things!! Love, Lori PS Love the bench idea! Oh and Dad made the bench for Mom and its a foot stool actually that I use as a mini table for Gavin!

Connie said...

Aaaaah, Steph, just gorgeous as always! You have that "bling!!" touch in everything you do, sweetpea. ;-)

Dolly said...

Soooo much bling....I love it all!

Steph I want to come and decorate your stairway!
I have always dreamed of haveing an open staircase to decorate!
Lots of fluffy full garland ,pink velvet pointsettias, white roses, pearls,ribbons,lace, white lights, icicles and snowflakes and of course some pink bulbs!
Oh La La!!!!!

Hugz, Dolly

Alison Gibbs said...

Steph, so many pretty decorations. I love the sneak peek of the aqua tree.

Diana at Chloe's Chic Boutique said...

Your Christmas decorating is just beautiful! What a great idea with the lights, and lace, and I love the aqua tree!


Debi said...

Hi Stephanie,
I so enjoyed reading your blog!
From one baby boomer to another, I had so much fun!