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Sunday, December 7, 2008

EVERYWHERE...Ornaments!

Pretty much everywhere in my living room and dining room are hundreds of ornaments for my cream, crystal and gold tree for this year. The great thing about all these ornaments pictured is that they can easily mix in with a tree of ANY color theme. This is where there is such a big cost saving for me when I do different color themed trees every other year, I only have to have half as much ornaments for a new look because these cream, gold, and crystal ornis fit in with any color scheme. The glass snowflake balls you see in the front are from the Dollar store. You might also notice the plain and simple gold glass balls in the photo too, they and the simple cream balls go into the inside part of the tree to add sparkle and depth, and most important they are very inexpensive fillers, allowing you to use your fancier ones on the outside tips of your tree where you can see them easily.

I have collected the Lenox over many many years. Alot of them are very dear to me, because as a Christmas tradition I gave my DD one of the two same ornis for her future tree, (keeping one for me) and once she was older as a Christmas Eve gift she would purchase a couple of ornis for me. It is great fun opening our new ornis together and putting then up on the tree Christmas Eve, a very important tradition for me. It has build a tree of alot of memories and love.

I still purchase ornis every year, luckliy not as many as I used to, but if they call to me, they are mine!



Lots of ornies on the side table, just waiting for placement on the tree, or design for a vignette. Hint, if you collect perfume bottles you can use them as decorations on the tree (provided they are empty of course).

More ornis on the rug waiting patiently for me to dig in, and start the long decorating process. You can see a few glimpses of some of my Lenox and other glass ornies.



On the coffee table are tons of crystal Lenox ornies, I purchased all of them on clearance after the holiday, they sparkle so wonderfully on the tree. I also have quite a few crystal swag/garland pieces that I add in the tree and use in vignettes and some of my tablesettings, so versatile!



My favorite items, I have at least 200 of these crystals, they take a long time to put on the tree, but they are the fabulous finishing touch. I had purchased these for a "different" kind of Dollar store, I bought every one I seen. I also have hundreds of glass icicles that I had purchased for only 2 dollars a box for 18, at a Dillards after Christmas sale.


(Below) This is a photo of my very large rubbermaid bin of my ball style ornis. I wrapped each of them all up one-by-one, to keep them safe, what you are looking at is some that I have unwrapped. The bag of roses is another fav of mine, it fills in the empty spaces to the tree adding in a certain kind of elegance I think. Poinsettias and hydrangeas are great for this too.




You will also note a few mirrored ornis, they are wonderful for the sparkle and reflection of light.


Hopefully the finished tree will be in the next post, providing my internet connection is still with me..

23 comments:

GaSusan said...

can't wait to see pictures

Hallie said...

Judith
I am decorating my tree today as well. I am trying to incorporate some of your hints in my tree this year. You are a great inspiration! Thanks for all of the time you give to your blog!!

Glenda said...

Oh I just know when your done, it's going to looks beautiful. Looking forward to seeing it.

Ciao

Mary Ruth said...

OH I can see by the way you are placing them how much you cherish them! VERY VERY beautiful! I just know this tree is going to be spectacular! I love all of it! It really DOES take so many parts to make a pretty tree! If you have enough items you can look at it for hours! Can't wait to see it finished!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Judith, you have some gorgeous decorations! I'll have to come back when you post more, but I sure see a lot of ornies I'd love too! Thanks for stopping by. You do such a beautiful job with your tables and trees.

niartist said...

I'm so excited to have happened upon your blog! The pictures of your Christmas trees from years past have brought my lots of inspiration for my dining room tree. Your table settings are also fantastic! I've got my Christmas decor up on my blog (living room only) and I'd love your opinion! I posted it on Sunday. I'll definitely be back!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Judith , love the clear snowflake ornies . I wish I had found some of those at the Dollar Store.

Mo said...

Spectacular even in the boxes!So elegant! I love all the silver stuff.

Gollum said...

Hi, Judith,
As always, your photos are beautiful and inspiring. What fun to look and enjoy.

gollum

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I just adore all your decorations. They are lovely.

I will have a giveaway on my Friday post.

dollybelle said...

So gorgeous! I have never seen such prettiness!
xoxo
Dollybelle

Miss Sandy said...

It looks like you will have super elegant and sparkly holiday! Merry Christmas!

Marilee said...

I love the white, gold and silver theme. If only my family would let me do that...but the kids insist on the ornaments they grew up with. Thanks for sharing such beautiful decorations.
Merry Christmas

nikkicrumpet said...

Thanks for stopping in! I came to check out your spot in blogland....and I saw all your beautiful things in this post...now I'm going to have to come back and see the results...it must be nothing short of SPECTACULAR I'm sure! I can't even imagine having so many sparkly lovely items to decorate my home!!!

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Goodness you do have lots of pretty things! Can't wait to see your tree. I bet it's stunning in person. Happy Holidays, DebraK

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Lots of gorgeous ornaments...love 'em. Can't wait to see where they all go! Susan

santamaker said...

So nice of you to stop by, I really enjoyed seeing your holiday decor. Very elegant and you have such an eye for detail. I'll be back for sure!

Sihem Tachouli Usta said...

Hi,

This is Sihem TACHOULİ USTA from İstanbul/Turkey...

First of all I wanna say that these desings and arrangements are wonderfull...

I have a Turkish blog ;

http://www.sihemtachouliusta.com
from Turkey, and Im trying to share these sort of designs in my blog too.So I wanna share yours too if you give permisson to me, Im waiting a call from info@sihemtachouliusta.com e-mail adress and at the end I can say, really really
you are so successfullll ;)

With my best regards...

Sihem TACHOULİ USTA

once in a blue moon... said...

thanks for stopping by my blog, lots of beautiful pics, would love to see your baking too!

Glenda said...

Hi Judith

Hope you had a Merry Christmas day.

Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year.

CIao

texasdaisey said...

Your ornaments are so very beautiful.
Debbie

GemmieV said...

I love how beautiful and detailed everything is!
thankyou for my comments and I'm glad you will be following my blog :D

Glenda said...

Happy New Year to you Judith. Hope this year brings you health.


Ciao