Monday, December 13, 2010

My Christmas Jobs Part 1

Not only have I been busy getting my house ready for Christmas, but I have had the privilege of helping a few other families get their home's ready too!  I have had a blast playing with someone else's Christmas decor. 
 I have decked out a total of 11 trees this season.

Part 1:
Cathy's house is amazing.  I used to help her with her tree when I was a kid.  She has always had amazing taste and makes everything so much fun.  You are guaranteed to laugh when she is around.  Add two of the cutest dogs and a good time will be had by all!

The wood floors take my breath away!

The tree was already put up with the ornaments.
I came in and added some red flowers,
ribbon and the topper.
All the items used were found from around her house.

This silk beaded ornament was made in the late 60's by a friend of our family.
My Grandmother and Cathy's mom both had a collection of these.
I don't have this ornament, but Cathy has promised it to me.
I don't want her to forget, so this will be her reminder!!!

The red flowers really add a nice pop of color. 
 The ribbon adds softness to the tree.

Red mesh intertwined with ivory ribbon and jingle bell garland adorn the mantle.  A skinny soldier and angel flank each side of the TV.

A fun centerpiece  in the dining room.


and Madison supervised.

Two kissing balls and this amazing kissing crystal are beautifully hanging in the kitchens pass through.
Isn't this amazing!! 
And I was lucky enough to bring one home with me!
Now I have to decide where to put it!

Thank you Cathy! 
I had so much fun helping you with your house!

Another fun house is coming tomorrow!

Join me at these parties:


Donnie said...

What a beautiful home. It was great that Cathy let us enjoy all her lovely decor. Molly & Madison are two of the cutest decorations there.

Anonymous said...

Lacy it looks beautiful. Cathy's home is gorgeous and Molly and Madison look like sweethearts.

I remember those beaded ornaments. Ben Franklin (dime store) had kits for them if I remember correctly. Ben Franklin was the go to place for craftiness, before Michael's came along.:-)

Vanessa said...

What a beautiful job you did Lacy! The home is already gorgeous and you just took it to the next level! How fun to get to go get creative at someone else's house. :-)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Stunning decor. You did an amazing job, the red flowers really do add to the tree, it is lovely. Her house is beautiful. I love the soldier and angel on the mantel, and the kissing balls and crystal are fabulous. How fun that you got one too. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Debbie said...

Gorgeous! I bought that very same ornament for my sons teacher, and I am so excited to give it to her. I love how you did your dr table..everything is so pretty!

Cheri said...

That tree is gorgeous!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a lovely home. Thanks for the tour.


Becca said...

So pretty !! I agree that it IS fun to play in someone else's home. I know that they must be thrilled with what you did. *Becca*

Thoughtfully blended hearts said... pretty...and that crystal mistletoe ball is gorgeous!!!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

11 Trees? I barely finished my one!! ha ha
I want my own crystal kissing ball!! So gorgeous, that I'm green with envy. You "AMAZE ME"! Thank you for linking up to the Monday blog party!!

Sami said...

I love the kissing crystal what a wonderful idea!

Kim said...

Lucky you, Lacy, to be able to do so many trees. Everything is beautiful, I love the topper that has feathers popping out. Hugs, Kim

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Lacy, you have been busy. What fun helping others decorate, but a lot of work. Thanks for sharing this one with us.

Kathy said...

Wow -cathy has a beautiful home --you really were able to add the finishing touch on her trees -I love the topper you made with feathers. I love the supervising dogs --too cute!
The chrystal is stunning lucky you to be able to bring one home -does Cathy make them ?

Cricket said...

Beautiful....and I have plenty of the wonderful kissing crystals in our shop. Anastasia's Attic at Gardner Village in West Jordan Utah if anyone needs one!!

Betsy said...

What an amazing job you've done here. I love those crystals. Can you come work on my home next? I didn't put out much this year, only my very best and favorite things.
Thanks for sharing.

Shelia said...

What a pretty home Cathy has and what a wonderful job you did in making it all Christmasy!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Connie said...

Oooh, how beautiful that tree is with the feathers on the top, sugar!!!! I also put roses in my tree. Just lovely.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Your home is stunning and so welcoming for the holidays! I love your pups!

Merry Christmas!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Lacy, Thanks for sharing Cathy's beautiful home at my party. Everything is gorgeous and I love the extra touches you added to the tree.

Judy said...

I linked over from No Minimalist Here. That is really gorgeous. You did an amazing job.

Wendy said...

Where did you find that kissing crystal? The place I found them at had sold out.

Lisa Montsion said...

Those two dogs are adorable.