Monday, December 06, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

But no tree. I am not as brave as my sweet cousin-in-law Lisa, who ventured out and got her own tree. With Michael and the bigs in Hawaii all last week, no tree yet. And, since he took such a nice vacation, Michael is slammed with work this week...I'm not sure when we're going to find a time to get one. But the mantles are decorated, the wreath is on the door, the nativity is up...



I may be slightly obsessed with specimen art. I have plans for every holiday. Really.



I saw this gorgeous FREE printable over at eighteen25 and had to have it! I downloaded it from their site and uploaded to Costco and got a 16x20 print. LOVE it!! If you do this, just make sure to have the auto correction option OFF on Costco's photo site. Otherwise, your background will not be white. Yep, speaking from experience...



Santa and his elf have been around for awhile. I made them several years ago and it looks like Mr. Elf is missing some jingle bells. Time for a touch up...




The banner was also a printable at eighteen25 - I just printed it on copy paper and backed it with some thin-ish chipboard. They sewed theirs together with bias tape, but I decided to use some eyelets and jute to string it up.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas season!

10 comments:

Christina said...

oooh i really want to make a banner too, thank you for all the Christmas inspo
xo

Melissa said...

Cute decorations! I wish I had a fire place to decorate.

Lauren said...

Nice decorations! And cute blog header photo!

lisa truesdell said...

loving your decor!

Lynn Ghahary said...

love your decorations! someone just sent me the link today to that printable at eightteen25. yours looks fab!

Vee said...

love banners and the patterns you chose are perfect!!

Lee Currie said...

Gorgeous, Michelle! You're way ahead of me :) The kids are dragging out stuff right now ... looks like tonight is the night.

Lisa said...

Will you give me a class in how to be fun and crafty? I shutter to think me trying those things on my own! You inspire and I admire! xo!

Denise said...

First of all, the photo on the banner of your blog is adorable. Made me smile! I have to say you do an awesome job decorating. I just love everything I see here. I totally need to borrow your ideas in your specimen art. Awesome!

Valerie said...

Loving the decor! Thanks so much for the Costco tip - I think that may be the source of my Costco printing woes!