Saturday, November 30, 2019

Christmas Touches



If you have been reading my blog during recent Christmases then you know that I call the decorating I do, "Christmas Touches."  That's right, I don't spend hours and hours dragging decor out anymore.  Over the years I have decorated almost every inch of our house, had several Christmas trees and enjoyed every minute of it.  But, I have streamlined my decorating over the past 8-10 years and I love it just as much as when I did far more.  I would  call my Christmas decor, elegant and simple and, except for the tree, was all placed in about 2 hours. And, the best part is that the "take down" is much, much quicker.  Yea! it's a "win win" for me. 



I want a warm and welcoming porch no matter the season.  I think an attractive entrance says so much about the people inside the house.  



Just inside our front door, in the foyer, sits our tree.  It is a tall slimline tree with the brightest lights I've ever seen on a tree.  In fact, their brightness makes seeing the ornaments almost impossible unless you are standing right next to the tree. I don't like that but not anything I can about it since the lights do not have a dimmer. ~grin~  This year I went with all Shiny Brite ornaments by Christopher Radko.  I've had a more formal tree in recent years but I wanted a colorful tree this year.  I purchased all these ornaments for 75% off last year after Christmas.  



Just across from the tree is the dining area and I used mercury glass candle sticks and lighted Christmas trees.  With the candles and trees lite, it gives off such a lovely glow.



This plate and Santa pitcher sit on the corner counter in the kitchen.



This Santa graces the top of a long counter in our eating area



along with this glitter pine cone arrangement. 



I always like to have live poinsettias on our informal dining table.  And, I found this cute table runner at Pier 1. 



And, last but not least, this big decorative lantern looks festive on our bar. 

And, there you have it, my "touches of Christmas."  As we enter this special season I pray that you will not be so overcome with busyness that you forget what the real reason of this season is all about. Now, let's all enjoy this Christmas season. 


Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

13 comments:

  1. Lea, I love every single Christmas “touch.” Your home truly is warm and inviting and so tastefully done. Yes, now you can concentrate on the true meaning of Christmas.

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  2. Tasteful touches of Christmas, Lea. Love how colorful your Christmas tree looks, I'm sure your grans will be excited to see it decorated.

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  3. Just beautiful, Lea...the amount you decorate is very much like what I do, except for this year of course. Only room in the RV for my Charlie Brown Christmas tree! If we get set up down the hill before Christmas, I may hang some lights and decorate my mantle. :)

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  4. Really pretty! I like how you greenery around the bottom of your Santas. ( I also like how your kitchen cabinets are mixed..some painted white and some stained!)

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  5. Just beautiful, Lea! I am doing less and less each year and this year will be no exception. Touches here an there and the tree. It is just too hard anymore and no one comes for Christmas. It is only for our enjoyment. Your home is so pretty!

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  6. Beautiful! I tend to do less and less but still have Christmas scattered throughout my house! Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

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  7. Your Christmas touches are beautiful, Cici!! I remember when I was little my mom would decorate the same way you were saying you used to. Now that I’ve grown up and have my own children, I decorate the way you do now. I want it to be fun and festive for the kids, but too much decor stresses me out, as far as the process of getting it all out and putting it away.

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    1. And I hope it was okay I called you, CiCi, Lea, haha! I didn't even realize it. I was actually thinking about how I love that your grandkids call you that and wondering how you got the name and now I see I typed it out. :)

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  8. Well, all your Christmas Touches are absolutely beautiful! I tell myself EVERY SINGLE YEAR I won't decorate as much (as it takes me 3 days), but as of yet I haven't convinced myself. When I broach the subject with hubby and grandkids they give me the stink eye...and so I cave! When the kids are older and have gone off to college, maybe I will pair down! I finally just got up a new blog post with a few Christmas ideas...so many ideas, so little time!

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  9. It all looks beautiful! Have a wonderful Christmas season!

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  10. Awesome Christmas touches! Merry Christmas!!
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  11. Everything looks Fantastic! Bring on Christmas!

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  12. Everything looks so lovely Lea. Love it that you got that done in two hours lady! Oh my! Praise the Lord for my girls coming over to help me this year. Doesn't seem like I do a lot anymore but for some reason it sure takes me forever! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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