Monday, November 29, 2010

Help, get the ladder!

My poor husband hates putting lights on the house, could this be why?
No no this isn't him. It turns out this was a real display in someones front yard. Apparently after 2 days and many close calls with traffic accidents, the police told him he had to take it down. In fact the police almost wrecked when they drove by.

I have to admit, this guy was pretty creative. It looks real to me!

Actually my husband did manage to put up a few lights on the house and I am happy to report there were no injuries.

I have been busy decking the halls, walls, tables and whatever else might need a splash of Christmas Cheer around here. Hope you enjoy the pictures!

Great, looks like my tree is leaning to the right a little, oh just tilt your head and I think it will look straight. Yes there ah, how nice. Ooh, neck locked up on second thought just close your eyes and imagine what the tree looks like!

I wish I had a decent camera because the lights are so much prettier in person! Don't make a crack about my penguins, doesn't everyone have a set of these?
Some people have fine silver, I have fine penguins!

You might notice my Halloween Anatomy pics are still up, I'm trying folks, can't do it all!

I tried something a little different this year for the mantle and still not sure about it. I had some mercury glass trees and all the clear glass containers you see I found at where else but the GW or garage sales. I filled them with white lights, snow and some ornaments. I threw in a few snowflakes and some sparkle. The picture doesn't even do it justice. As I sit here looking over at my mantle I wish you could see what I see! Well I'm glad you can't see the cobweb hanging from the light or the layer of dust, I'm talking about the sparkle! I wish you could see the sparkle!

I got these wall thingies from a friend and thought hmmm, what could I do with these? Not sure I'm a fan but voila my hanging ornament wall! It works and was much easier then the other one. I know I can't believe it either, I actually have another one! Oh man I'm a copycat!

I made this wreath last year with old mercury glass balls I found at garage sales and the Goodwill. Again this picture doesn't even show you its real beauty! In fact the color of the wall looks like puke against this!

Department 56 Boot I got at half off and my smiling snowman!

This is my tree I found at a garage sale for $3 and I just put it in one of my outside pots for height and added a boa to look like snow.

My upside down tree in our entry!

I found this Santa for half off because he was coming apart. I thought a little surgery would fix him and make him good as new. So I hot glued a boa to make his beard fluffy and I added some eyelashes! Don't worry he was knocked out cold so he didn't feel a thing!

Upside down tree from a different angle!

Here are those ornament sticky things again. Can I say what a bitch they were to hang. I think I was on the ladder at midnight trying to get these shits to cooperate. I'm over it, I don't even care if they are straight! I'm not getting on that ladder again!

Just snagged this Department 56 Santa pitcher from the Goodwill for $4.99, can you believe it!

I'm always amazed at what people get rid of but equally amazed at what people have in the first place, wow! Love me a good find at the GW!

Lots more projects and decorating going on here so I'll be back, I hope you will too!


middle child said...

Love the things you've done here. Yeah, I know everyone says that all the time. I am not like that. So this is a sincere comment. I really loved the mantle. As for the upside down tree? I just can't get on board with that. My life seems pretty tipsy at times so I don't need the visual help. God Bless Goodwill! Keep posting your deals! Peace and Merry

middle child said...

BTW - the word verification was Prancin. Ho-Ho-Ho!

Lissa said...

Your home does look ready for better homes and gardens! You've really put a lot into it! I love your fine penguins. Now you can relax and enjoy it!

I'm totally one of those people that sends the good stuff to goodwill! I'm trying to just remember to stop buying so that I will have nothing left to donate. :)

DaLa Chanelle said...

Wow you are already putting up your home deco for Christmas, hopefully we'll get ours up before the end of the week =)

Tatted Mom said...

I absolutely love your decorating style- holiday-wise and just in general!!!


Eschelle said...

your decorations are amazing!!!
My last post

Stephanie said...

It looks great! I MEANT to start yesterday, but I will definitely do it this week. It comes up so fast, right?

Vic said...

the decor is gorgeous:) and that man is soooo funny:) i always laugh when i come here.....i can't believe they made him take it down...i would be starring tooo....that shit is hilarious!:)

The Primitique said...

Megan, I am so glad you stopped by! I am cracking up at you, cuz you cussed in this post! Haaaaa! The mantle rocks. The wreath is kickin' booty. The wall sticky things are good. I see straight. Stay off the ladder. My fav is the mantle.....really. Looks like you are having as much fun as I am with your creativity. Sweet! ~Mindy

Red Couch Recipes said...

Sounds like your really score when you go to the GW -- love all the mercery glass and your upside down tree in your entryway is fab! Joni

Seizing My Day said...

i can't believe how many of you all are on the ball and decorated already!! it is in our hopes for the weekend! ;) love the tea pot!! love it!

DustieBottoms said...

Ok, since you are all done with your house, can you come decorate mine? Our decorations are still up in the attic, so you might need to do that too. Last time DH went up, he fell through the ceiling. I'm thinking it might be a good idea to see if I can decorate goodwill style this year too. Or just buy a whole new everything. Has to be cheaper than repairing a ceiling.

Gillian Mohlman said...

Oh gosh, your house looks amazing! I love all of it! Thanks for the comment on my blog! :)My favorite part of your house is the hanging ornament stickers. Where did you get those???

Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt said...

Oh my!!! Your home is simply lovely! It looks like you are ready to be in a magazine. I love the mantel. I think those mercury glass elements add such sparkle. Hahah...I am so in to the sparkle.

Happy Holidays~

Robin said...

Wonderful !!!!
Come over and link up to All Things Merry & Brite tomorrow!!!
All Things Heart and Home

Skye said...

Great job on the decorating! I do like the mantel!

Yaya Chique said...

Hi sweetie!
First, thanks for joinin' me at Yaya Chique! That "fake" person hanging off the rood is adorable---what an imagination.

You have some beautiful festive decor for Christmas...and I adore the upside down Christmas tree! I had one of those in my store for several Christmas's, but it was a brown one and we decorated it with all mercury glass!

Have a great holiday! xo...deb

Mrs. Tuna said...

hmmmmm.....upside down tree, that's an interesting take.

Alex said...

wow!!! your house looks Awesome!! Thanks for the follow and the comments!

Following you back :)

Jen said...

Hularious...dude hanging off the house!

I love your style. Your house looks amazing. Did that take you all weekend?
The upside down tree is fun!
We really need to get on the ball over here!
Enjoy the season!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great Christmas decor. That is a funky upside down tree. Thanks for linking up.

Amanda Todd aka Country Mumma said...

Wow You have a great house and have decorated it beautifully! I'm afraid to put up decorations in my house! My twins are already trying to take down the lights I put up! The tree will be a nightmare!

I love how you've had fun with everything and added so much colour! It's great!

Tausha said...

How cute is your house?! I love it all! Funky and fabulous!! I am thinking that I need to add some boa lovin at my house!! Thanks for the inspiration today!! Happy Week!!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

You are ready for the Holidays! Looking great...and that photo is just too funny, and the story! Janell

Jenny Harris said...

Just found your blog, thanks for visiting mine. You've got a great sense of humor and lots of fun in your decorating style! Hooray for fun!

Jackie H. said...

Love the Goodwill find! Thanks for stopping by Ready. Set. Read. and following. I think you're funny, so I'm now following back.

Sarah Cook said...

I love the colors and the topiary garage sale tree! So cute!

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

that first picture is awesome, and terrifying at the same time!!

your home looks glad to have found your blog! thanks for stopping by mine!

xo, cassie

jules said...

yeah, I mean the hanging man display is kind of funny, but really in poor taste. I would imagine it would cause accidents, so glad the officers made him take it down.

I LOVE your upside down tree and mantel. Now THAT is in good taste!

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