Thursday, December 10, 2009

kitchen decorating..

Took a few pictures around the house tonight. too many to post them all, so I thought Id show you some from just the kitchen. I just put these shelves up last weekend and I'm so glad I did!

It was kind of dark in the their tonight, so the colors are a little off.. but Oh well!

My sweet little kitchen tree has cherrys and ginger breadmen and strung popcorn that is turning yellow.. probably rancid! Its quite a few years old! The popcorn that I hang on our big tree is about 12 years old!!
We dont have our tree up yet. hopefully I'll find one this coming weekend.. I cant believe how once again, Christmas is sneaking up on us soooo fast!

Im really not ready.. I havent baked anything and I still have quite a bit of shopping to do.
PLus Christmas eve we have company.. so I have to start planning what to serve and I'll have to find some time to clean the house. I have to work on christmas eve day... I may take off the morning and work the afternoon if I can get away with it.

I have been looking for the perfect artificial tree and have not found one that I like that I can afford. some of the ones I like are 350.00 400.00.. and higher.. I just cant spend that kind of money on one right now.. maybe after christmas I can find one I like on sale!

See this awesome little elf holding the acorn???? isnt he the sweetest little guy ever? I recieved him from Theresa Whittmore in the littlest elf swap. I am just in love with the little guy!!! thank you theresa!

And this little snow guy below? I recieved from Debra Schoch last year in a snowman swap! I m a little swapped out right now.. but I already have two great ideas for swaps for next year for christmas time! (hope I dont forget them!)

Well.. thats all for tonight ..

IF you havent already left a comment on my previous post.. be sure to do so for a chance to win the snowman pinkeep!

have a happy FRIDAY..


Little Lovables said...

you have the cutest and most eclectic little collection of dolls. the elves with the stripy hats and that ornament guy is hilarious!

don't worry about squeezing it all in, i'm sure your christmas will still be amazing if you 'forget' to do a couple of things ;)

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I love the decorations. it is so cold here in KY. I made candy to day and put it in airtight containers and set it in our car to hardened it was so cold it froze LOL...m.

Zan Asha said...

I love your decor! Wonderful characters hangin' out at your house!

Diane said...

That kitchen looks like it would be a joy to cook and bake in! Hugs, Diane

Lori said...

everything looks so cute Viv!!!

Sea Dream Studio said...

Viv~ Your kitchen looks CHARMIMG! It is a Christmas wonderland! And I love your blog's holiday look!!
Good luck finding you tree. I keep wanting a new one, but am not keen to spend big $$.
Have a great weekend. And thank you for all your sweet comments on my blog!

Elizabeth Holcombe said...

How magical!~~~LOVE your decor, my friend!~~~XXOO, Beth

kathy said...

VIV -- Oh how I love those shelves -- and all the little cuties on them -- I love the ginger bread tree -also -- too too
cute - Kathy - ga ♥

LuLu Kellogg said...

I love your decorations! It makes me want to come and play and bake in your kitchen!


Emily said...

Love the views of your kitchen! I totally know what you mean about the cost of fake Christmas trees!! Geez! I'm waiting till after Christmas to get our too...I have sweet small ones up right now and later will splurge for a biggie. :)

Fran said...

OH MY! HOW WONDERFUL!! It's like looking at A Magical Christmas Wonderland!!

Julie said...

Just amazing! ...and I know that you made several of those creations yourself too - didn't you Viv! I wish I had your eye for creativity.

Cathy said...

Hi Viv, Love the pictures of the kitties, hehe. Too darn cute.

You must know by know that the ornament you made me is one of my favs! I remember how in awe I was when I opened it the day it arrived. I wasn't quite into Altered Art then and I was just amazed. I will also cherish it and you!

xo Cath