Sunday, November 27, 2011

Happy Holidays Ya'll!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday and survived all the turkey and stuffing, Black Friday and Shop Small Business Saturday!  I think I have.  I crashed and burned last night and have done my Christmas decorating splashes today along with housework and laundry.  I will be working in retail right up through Christmas Eve, so no tree for this girl.  I'm leaving Christmas Day for the Bahama's!!  Two hours and twenty minute non-stop flight to warmth and sand, so I guess you could say all I want for Christmas is a really good tan!!!  Yes, it really is a song! 

I thought I'd share what little decorating I've done.  I made everything myself, the wreaths, arrangements, everything.  Spent very little dollars, just used things I already had, nature things, and picked up a few things at the Dollar Tree.

My front door and porch.  The pot on the left is white pine trimmings, magnolia branches and holly trimmed from my yard.


Kitchen door.... okay, I lied, I did not make this.  But I have to have something flat to fit on this door...

Entry hallway...

Dining Room table....

Kitchen table....

What I'm calling my tree.... and that's about it.  I know all of you all will be doing over the top decorating and I can't wait to see all of them. I will check in on everyone as time permits.  I try to read all your posts, but I am really behind on commenting and posting....  Hope everyone has a wonderful creative week!!


I hope to visit: 


  1. I want a tan too!! What a lovely trip you have planned and it will be well deserved after all your hard work!

    Your decor is wonderful and I absolutely adore the wreath on the back door! It's fabulous!

  2. Everything is gorgeous! Your front door looks so inviting! And I love your new banner! You've been busy, my friend! But it's FUN! ♥♥♥

  3. Your decorations are gorgeous. Perfect, actually. Have a wonderful trip to the Bahamas. xo

  4. Hi Ginger,
    The Bahamas for Christmas, hmmm...that sounds promising! I love what decorating you have done, it is all very festive and pretty. You have such a pretty house, I would love to see more.
    Hugs, Cindy

  5. Everything looks so festive Ginger. I really like the jar with the ornaments on your dining room table. I love the wreath on your door. The girls made wreaths too this weekend, and it didn't cost them much at all. I think they will post them soon. I was checking out your house in all the pictures....SO PRETTY! And your HEADER made me smile.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  6. Everything looks festive! I love the little poinsettia pot on your door. I just finished taking down all of my autumn/Thanksgiving decor last night! I have not started on Christmas yet....


  7. I like your nice welcoming front door and porch! So far I have our tree up but it is naked in the living room! Haha! The ornaments are on the floor ready to be placed...I just need to tear myself away from this computer!
    Hugs, GraceinAZ

  8. Love magnolia leaves! All of it looks bright and festive. My daughter & sil came over yesterday and put my tree up, decorated it, etc. I went through every plastic tub of decorations and cleared out a ton of it to give away. It's been a long time since I've had a tree up and there's just too much "stuff" for this small space.

    I'd be glad to tag along with you on your trip and carry the luggage, etc. Just let me know the flight details! :-)


  9. Ginger...everything looks so festive. I love all the green and I bet everything smell's so good too! I love your entryway...very nice..

  10. Love all the greenery.....especially the one on the back door. It is all live greenery? When I used to live in CT, I would cut live greenery on the property and make a huge wreath for the outside of our home. It smelled so good when I was making it! I now live in the Atlanta area. But FYI, grew up in Lexington, Ky.......

  11. Hey Ginger...everything looks wonderful. I love the new pictures in your header. Perfect for the holidays. Don't stress about being behind. Seems I'm always playing catch-up these days. I'm totally jealous of your trip and I don't blame you for not putting up a tree. Very smart. Talk to you soon...Ann

  12. Christmas Day in the Bahamas - now that's something to look forward to!
    xo Cathy

  13. The Bahamas. What a lucky gal but girlfriend that is not a tree. More an arrangement of greenery.

  14. It all looks very pretty, Ginger.

  15. Hi Ginger! Love your header so pretty. Your holiday home is looking fabulous!

  16. Beautiful decorations!!! I love the red!

  17. Hi Ginger,
    I guess, this is the first time to meet and visit you. TY I stayed coz I found out that you really have so much inspirational thoughts in your blog.

    TY a mill too for sharing.

    Greetings from a slippery & freezing Stockholm,

  18. Lots of cheery red and green, looking great Ginger.

  19. Ginger, I love the wreath on your back door and the pot of magnolias and holly on your porch. It's too cold here for those.
    Thanks for visiting and your sweet comment.
    Have a Wonderful Christmas in the Bahamas.

  20. You put me to shame! What lovely decorations! I think I will use my daughter's Charlie Brown tree as nobody wants to help put up the regular one! I tried to comment before and it wouldn't let me, so I will try this way.

    Merry Christmas!
    Gale (the Darby Creek Diaries)

  21. You can't go wrong with natural decorations. I know what you mean about working retail, I am about dead! Hope you have a nice trip and get that tan!

  22. Ginger I am so happy to find your site! I love the potted plant decor and the last image of that wonderful tree is my fave of all!

    Still many surprises coming up in our amazing 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways!! The French Basketeer has a very special offering on my site right!


    Art by Karena

  23. It is so lovely and festive. Looks like you are ready for Christmas.

  24. Thanks you for linking your festive decor to the Christmas Tree Party at 2805!

    Glad you joined Hometalk! They are certainly generous to offer such a nice gift!


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