Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas 2012

This is our tree this year. I decided to do something a little different and add silk flowers. Considering that we live in Mississippi I just had to add the magnolias. I was pleased with the end product.

I added red silk roses to the wreath. The brown colors matched the ribbon and rusty gold and brown bulbs I used on the tree. However, I wanted to incorporate the red accents in the stockings and candles to I hot glued the red roses onto clips that I found in the jewelry section of Hobby Lobby and clipped them onto the wreath. I did the same with silk flowers for the tree. 

The gum drop tree was my favorite craft this year. I got the idea from a magazine last year and thought it would make a great tree for my Gingerbread House. It was so simple to make and my hubby loved eating the extra gum drops that were left over.

My choir boys are from the 1940s. I found them at an antique shop in Houston, Texas. They are my absolute favorite.

Isn't that a cute door mat? I came across it at a little shop in Lafayette, Louisiana. Perfect for porch.

Can't wait to start browsing through my favorite blogs to see
 some y'alls decorations this year.


  1. Good evening from L.A.!

    Your home is so filled with Christmas cheer! it's wonderful. I wish we could find magnolia items here in California. This southern gal would love it! Have a wonderful holiday season. Thank you for sharing your home with us all!



  2. Magnificent, Gigi, absolutely magnificent! As my mother would say, You've got an eye for what works. I adore the choir boys as well. And, I smiled at your bear as I have several as well. Just something about bears -- Thanks for your support for "Rings of Trust." It's a story with a hard edge but an ending that will bring smiles, I hope. As you know, not everybody in the South belonged to the Klan. Anyway, "Rings of Trust" is live now on Amazon, Kindle e-books. I'm going to officially launch Thursday. However, family and friends are purchasing now so there's a foundation for Rings to climb the charts. There's not much time actually. Anyway, my royalties go to the Wounded Warrior Foundation, as they did for Remy Broussard's Christmas.

    Love that welcome mat!

  3. Lovely, simply lovely. I really love the magnolia blooms on your tree. Truly, everything is just beautiful.

    On another note, I'm curious about "Rings of Trust." I may have to check it out.

  4. The tree is beautiful. And I love that doormat.