Sunday, December 10, 2006

5. The small tree in the dining room window. It is decorated with silver commemorative ornaments by Towle and other silver companies.

6. A mirror in the dining room, festooned with greenery, red cording, red dried hydrangea and 2 exquisite angels from Italy, hand-painted and really gorgeous!













7. The grandfather clock wears a boa of the same items as above.






















8. The guest lavatory mirror is festooned with greenery, miniature Osage oranges and green hydrangea, with gold mesh ribbons and acorn branches.

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Edit: Yes, it IS a lot of fun. She plays wonderful holiday music for us as we decorate, and this year, she made excellent Reuben sandwiches for lunch!

The only things left to do are the wreaths for the doors (3) and some decoration for the lamppost at the street. I don't have anything to do with that part; it is done by my friend.

I didn't mention that we also garland their back porch railings with fresh pine garland and place a wreath around her stone angel, that sits in the middle of her round table on the porch. She can see all that from her kitchen window, and it makes it festive. We also drape the top of a bookcase in her husband's study and a hutch in her dinette area, as well as a huge window in the dinette and the brass chandelier there as well.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

how beautiful. i would go all out like that if i could. i love holiday decorations. :)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

This is incredible Judy! I understand decorating to the hilt, as they say, and if one can afford it, why not?It makes the whole season alive in your home and it is so cheerful and very very beautiful! Does it take terribly long to take it all down, too> And you said you are not finished decorating it all yet...Amazing! And I would think though very hard work it is fun, too!

Anonymous said...

Can you come here to decorate my home for Christmas?

David said...

simply, "Wow!"

Chancy said...

So lovely and festive Judy, can you come south and decorate for me...;)

I especially like the small tree in the dining room window.

Claire said...

Some people really go all out for Christmas don't they?! You do such a good job...we need more people like you over here...help us people with no Christmas spirit to wake up!

Michele sent me over to view these great decorations!

utenzi said...

How can anyone skip you, Judy? Have they no sense!?!

Triple Sec is quite good. A variation on it is called Cointreau--perhaps you're familiar with that one. They're largely interchangeable. And yes, I was going for taste in my comment. LOL I think you need to take LSD to be able to taste colors... or maybe an epileptic fit. I hear that sometimes those can make you experience things a bit different.

hanulf said...

WOW - that's a lot of stuff...

I love decorating for Christmas, though! Only this year I'm skipping it since I'm going out of the country for the entire holiday.

Haven't attempted your snowmen yet, but am thinking I'm going to do a little "Santa's workshop" with my nieces and nephews when I get home, and we'll make Christmas decor and handmade presents...

Carmi said...

I'm coming back in my next life as a member of the upper crust. I could definitely get used to living in an environment like that.

Funny how no matter what job you're doing, you do it with heart and soul, and the results show in everything you do.

brendalove@gmail.com said...

All of this is beautiful.

I have a fiber-optic tree from Kmart!

Seamus said...

So if I'm ever in the "other half" position, will you come decorate??? :)

Paul said...

All that is nice. You do great work. But I gotta be honest. I really like the photo of the "Tenacious" leaves.

kimmyk said...

Ho-lee smokes.

The tree is quite lovely and so is everything else, but...holy dyin! I can see why it takes several of you to do all that decorating. I wouldn't leave my house if it were all doodled up like that. I hope she entertains often throughout the holidays so others can enjoy all that.

Oh my gosh. Do ya gotta take it all down too?

raehan said...

Wow, what wonderful job you have! You are obviously great at it, too.

Beverly said...

Ooh, how very lovely!

PI said...

That's what my house needs this Christmas. If I were rich as Croesus I would fly you over to weave your magic here. A wonderful pipe dream!

sage said...

it might be worth moving back to NC to hire you to decorate my house, but I'd only be able to pay illegal alien wages. :)

srp said...

And how long does it take to dismantle this after Christmas? How beautiful that tree is. Is this an antebellum home?

Pickalish said...

I have a few Radko's....but most of mine are 'knock off' versions. I've been collecting them for almost 8 years now, I don't put any other kind on my tree.