Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Lights, Camera, Action!

My ol' buddy Nester is linking up garlands today on her bloggy blog blog. She taught us how to make The Most Wonderful Christmas Garland ever. Here are my garlands. If you are wanting to make one and need more inspiration hop on over to her blog for some fun.

We do not have a fireplace so I decorated the tops of my armoires. On this first picture, I intertwined white lights into grapevine and put in large Christmas balls.
This one just has lots of glittery stuff in it, and some white bally things which I loved. They were little wreaths from the Dollar Tree I cut in half. I got the glittery stuff and the balls from a nice shop in town after Christmas. The last 3 or 4 years, I've just asked Shane for $$$ to shop the sales after Christmas.

Fun Fact: Our first year of marriage I decorated our garland and our Christmas tree with citrus fruit slices. Lemons, Limes, & Oranges tied with Raffia. I wanted to top the tree with a Pineapple but couldn't make it sit still without my help.




14 comments:

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh your garland is so lush and lovely!

Janet said...

very creative, I love what you have done! beautiful

Half of the Style Sisters said...

Wow very full and pretty.

Paula said...

This is great! WOW love the different colors! Those are the biggest Christmas balls I've seen. Where did you get them?

S said...

Your garland are so pretty & full of fluff stuff!
Lamp Tramp

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love all the glitter, and I sooooo love the oversized ornaments! Great job!

Krista said...

I love the idea of decorating with fruit! Thank you for sharing your garland. We don't have an armoire, but next year, I may decorate the top of our bookshelves too!

Kathy said...

WOW! I love how full and luscious your garland is! And those HUGE ornaments! I have a few of them! Aren't they the BEST! You did an amazing job!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I knew I wanted to tell you how luscious your garland was, and then as I read the other comments I see that I'm not the only one who felt that was the perfect adjective. Just beautiful!

Sugar Mommy said...

Love those "Whoville" ornaments! Wherever did you find them? Do tell!

Tamara Jansen said...

When I went to China and checked out the Guangzhou gift ware show, I saw lots of those beautiful, glittery "feathers" you used. LOVE that look :)

Arkhiker said...

Very cool.
How did you cut a Dollar Tree in half?

Carol said...

Thanks for stopping by "Choose Joy". I love your garland and all the lights. I don't have a mantle OR any cool armoirs, but try to do what I can with what I have. Anyway, if you look back further in my posts, my father in law passed away just Saturday and he was an Oliver man. This was a spray at his funeral. It even had Oliver christmas bulbs in it! I like it that many of my decorations have meaning! Stop by again. Carol

the Fosters said...

Will you come do my fireplace? That looks awesome!