Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Making Plans for my Christmas Decorating!

I'm trying to decide how I should decorate for Christmas this year. I have my theme. It's an "Old Fashioned Christmas." I have so much vintage stuff to spread around this place and I am still "arranging" it all in my head. I was looking back at some pictures for some ideas and thought I would share some with you. I like to have some displays throughout the living area.

One year, I filled apothecary jars with Christmas candy and that was good. Everyone loved that. That was before I owned a candy store!

This was my dining room that year:

I have at least 100 Teddy Bears, all have red bows and some have Christmas clothes.
They do take up a lot of room, but the biggest problem may be Dusty, my dog.....he happens to have this thing for Teddies. He already adopted one and he loves it so much. It's bigger than him and he drags it down off the rocking chair and buries his face in it's belly. He has licked it so much he has almost worn a hole in it's tummy. So, that may not work.
Let's see.....I have about 40 small trees of all kinds, but I've used them before on my mantle. That looked cool.
Then one year I hung glittery snowflakes from the dining room ceiling on fishing line at varied lengths and everyone liked that. I don't have a picture of it.
My Santa collection has about tripled since this picture!
I have lots of ideas floating around in my head and I just have to decide what to do! I have started to put some stuff out, but I haven't gone into the attic yet. That's when the real decorating begins! I guess I'd better get busy!
'Til next time, Love Ya, Jean


Anonymous said...

Love your little mantle forest!!

Anonymous said...

Sorry about the id, it was me, Kim from Camp Whimsy, still trying to figure out the whole open id part of comment leaving!!

miss gracies house said...

Love the red and white -it is soo cheerful! THANKS for the kind words:)

Back Through Time said...

Everything looks so festive! I hope you have a wonderful weekend~

Donna said...

Oh, I love all your decorations, Jean - I especially loved the story about Dusty and the teddy bear!!!... Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Your home looks like it is all ready for Christmas....very cozy.
I love Disneyland...I try to get there a few times a year....one of my favorite places to visit....you and your family will have a fabulous time to Disneyworld....I could go to Disneyland every month.
Mo :-)