Sunday, December 14, 2008

Just Curious-Christmas Decorations, and a House Tour!

A while back I asked you all if you had one decoration that signaled the holidays for you. Decorations seem to signal the season, for sure. Well, welcome to my edition of "My Favorite Things-Holiday Style." I'll let you know when you reach my 'one thing' that must be up for it to be Christmas. When you're done here make sure to head on over to BooMama's place to see more merriment!

(I can tell already that I'm going to have serious formatting problems. Bear with me, OK?)

Next stop, the obligatory full tree shot. We finally got it decorated tonight, even though it's been up for a couple of weeks. There's even a few gifts hiding under there!

I love this pillow-a nod to my hometown, as well as my wish for each of you this Christmas!

My husband always gets one of these real wreaths from someone that he has done business with for years. I look forward to it, (and the beautiful cardinal that comes out for the season,) more and more each year. It is a beautiful welcome to our home!

I love my little snowmen. I have them stashed all over the house, some of them all year, but some just come to say hello for winter. I love this one because he looks so happy to be sitting on my photo albums

Next, (maybe,) is my amazing Santa. He stands about 20" high, comes bearing gifts, and his coat is made from an antique quilt. Again, a gift from my parents about 15 years ago when I was living in South Carolina.

This is the one that you've all been waiting for (well, in my head anyway.) Behold the Punk Angel. She has graced the top of our tree for my entire life. No joke. This is the one decoration that I cannot do without. Other angels are fine, stars are nice, but No Punk Angel? No Christmas. Srsly. She is getting old and I'm concerned that she may bite the dust, but for now, and as long as she can, she'll be on the top of my tree.

Headless Dad found this wonderful nursery nearby that has the most amazing poinsettias. This is a ruby red/butter yellow, but he also got yellow/pink, a splotchy red/yellow, and traditional red, 2 of each. For years I've wanted some of these unusual beauties, and now I have them!

Now, remember, grab some hot chocolate, head on over to Sophie's place (link at the top of the page) and see how other bloggers decorated this year. Enjoy the party!
Headless Mom


jennwa said...

I love everything!!! The punk angel is great.

Merry Christmas!!!

Keetha said...

Lots of fun stuff!!!

Merry Christmas to all the headless people everywhere!!!!

saucymomma said...

This is so festive! Thank you for sharing, its always so fun to how everyone spruces up for Christmas. I love your decorations and the Headless children must look forward to it every year.

Connie Weiss said...

I love it all!

I collect snowmen...and I'm running out of places to put them.

Carol said...

How fun! Thanks for sharing.

Merry Christmas!

JanMary said...

That punk angel is a classic!

Thanks for sharing your home.

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Hope you can drop over to my Northern Ireland blog.

Keetha said...

How fun! I enjoyed the tour!

(I can so relate to your affection for the punk angel. I have a tacky silver star that my parents used for a few years when I was a toddler.)

Lora said...

I love your wreath--it's beautiful!

Merry Christmas!

Wildwood Mama said...

Ok, that punk angel is awesome!

Auds at Barking Mad said...

Ohhhhhh I love your Poinsettia! I just love it. Maybe I need to get out and get my first of the season...maybe that will brighten things up around here and bring in some very lacking spirit.

BTW, I love your Santa. He's beautiful.

The Andrus' said...

The "Punk Angel" has got it goin'!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
I LOVE your tree, your Santa, and your cute snowman!!
Merry Christmas!!

headless girl :] said...

what about the reindeer thing that i claimed for when i have my own house..

i think you should post that :]

Steph said...

I love this post. I need to do the same...are you just so cool or what to be thinking of this stuff. :)

I do love the PUNK angel too, she's a cutie!

Snowmen make my heart melt, btw.

Ameratis said...

I am sure punk angel will hold out for you. Everything looks great! Thanks for sharing :)

The EDGE Colorado said...

So you were listening to my podcast, I am grateful for the shout out on twitter.

Have a great day.


Dena @ Green Acres said...

I love your Santa with the gifts. So pretty! Thanks for sharing your home. :)

Jennifer, Playgroups Are No Place For Children said...

I love your Christmas decorations! Love the white ONLY lights on your tree!

Karly said...

Everything looks so festive.!! Merry Christmas

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

Love the live wreath and that sweet, sweet cardinal! Just a pop of red!

Have a wonderful Christmas holiday!