This picture may not look big here, but it is really huge (I don't know the exact size). I've had it for years and it always goes over my rose bowl collection over the sofa table. When I put it up this year, Alise's eyes lit up!
Here is a picture of some of my new decorations that I picked up this year (Sorry for the glare on the picture). The table scarves are hot pink and peacock blue, although they don't look like it, here. I used glittery star ornaments to accent and the whole setting really looks good with the ball tiers on the left. I really have more rose bowls than this, but I had to put some of them up because I couldn't get the setting to look just right with all of them. I'm still not really satisfied with this arrangement - it looks better in my head than how it actually turned out, so if you have any ideas, let me know. This is the wreath on my front door. My mom made this and I love it! I love the little shimmery tassles and hot pink ribbon. Yes, the "Polka Dot Queen" reigns! Please ignore the mess behind Ho, ho, ho! I took this picture in the middle of decorating and stuff was just scattered everywhere. This is sitting in my kitchen window. I decided not to decorate the kitchen this year (I have a tree for the kitchen and it's normally decorated in gingerbread men and has a "baking" theme), but I couldn't pass up my polka dots! For those of you that saw Jack last week, you've already seen this piece. It is new this year. Can you tell I like glitter? Another picture. I absolutely LOVE this! You probably can't tell here, but this picture is cross-stitched. It normally hangs at the end of our hall. Not quite as big as the Santa picture, but it's still a good size. I collect nativity scenes so this picture with it's vibrant colors is really one of my favorite pieces. Last picture. Not a good one in my opinion. The arrangement looks dead. Well, actually it is because it's artificial, but it really is a gorgeous arrangement with the red berries and green holly. I usually put some thick red and white candles in the globes and burn them the week of Christmas. It always goes on the coffee table.
I'll post some pictures later in the week of my tree and favorite ornaments, as well as some pics from Alise's room. I didn't put up the tree in our bedroom this year.
So how is your Christmas decorating going? Are you finished or are you just starting? Whether you're finished or not, share some of your favorite decorations and ideas. I can't wait to see them!! You might even want to check out Boomama's blog (see right margin for link) on the 15th for some ideas.