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Saturday, December 10, 2011

I Got it Done!

We're entertaining tomorrow and I finally finished our Christmas decorating.  Starting at the front door, I used lots of fresh greens and bows.  It might seem silly to use this antique winter sports equipment in Georgia, but I hadn't used it in years and I wanted to pull it out again. 

This old sled is a left-over from when I owned an antique business. 

These single runner skates are a present from a former skating partner of Mr. Pressed Pants.  He used to be a professional ice skater many, many years ago.

These are usually on display on our terrace level family room.

Come inside!  Here's what will greet you in the foyer.

These dogs get their own fresh greens and........

they hang out with this fleet of nutcrackers. 

This was our living room a few days ago.  I posted more pictures of it here.

And here's what it looks like tonight.

I use bright green, rosy red and white balls with green silk hydrangeas.......

and little stuffed pheasants.

The fireplace mantle is graced with our good old stuffed pheasant.

At Thanksgiving, he sat in our dining room on the chest.

I put only a couple of large things on top of the armoire.  Look closely for the red glass ball on the antlers.

This silver tray is filled with silver vintage and reproduction items.  I have it on the glass coffee table. 

On top of some Christmas books, I've placed our silver antlers and an old silver stag inkwell is beside it, as well.

These skaters were also a gift.

Even the dogs get a little Christmas color.

The Chairman of the Board gets a little special attention, too.

More stags with satin bows.

I've vacuumed the stray needles, stored the boxes, lit the fire, and now Mr. Pressed Pants is pouring the wine.  What a guy!

Linky parties are so great this week with lots of pretty posts. 
Check these out:
Metamorphisis Monday

Open House Friday

Inspiration Friday

Fridays Unfold

Seasonal Sunday

Wow Us Wednesday


  1. Beautiful...I'm a bit behind you finishing the fluffing and buffing. Have a great party! Cheers! Cherry Kay

  2. Your Christmas decor is beautiful! The front door with the antique's and greenery, and the mantel are my favorites. Love the greenery and the pheasant on the mantel, and I love the antiques and the greenery at the entry was. All beautiful!

  3. Your home looks fabulous! I know your guests are going to feel special in your festive abode. Still working here. Hope to wrap things up today or tomorrow. I know ~ I'm running late! ;-)

  4. Your house looks gorgeous, every part of it starting from the entrance to your home. Your friends are going to love it and feel so festive and with lots of Holiday Joy. Lovely! Merry Christmas. FABBY

  5. Your home is just incredibly gorgeous! I think your fireplace is the prettiest one I have ever seen! Love your decorating, the old sled is amazing~ My daughter was a competitive figure skater for 13 years so I am very interested in the skates too!
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful place,

  6. So gorgeous! I love your silver tray with the vintage treasures on it! Stopping by from French Country Cottage.

  7. Beautiful decor! I *love* your fireplace!! And your front door is so classy and welcoming.

  8. Doesn't it feel good to have it done. Your home looks amazing and very festive. I'm sure your guest are going to love it.

  9. Where do I start?! It's all so beautiful! I love the sled and skis at front...your guests will be greeted warmly. The nutcrackers stand proud on top of the armoire. And that fireplace! Gorgeous! I love the color scheme you chose for your tree. The family room couldn't be more inviting. Please come share your decorating magic at my Show & Tell party. It starts on Wednesdays each week at


  10. Everything looks festive & gorgeous! I love the silver tray best of all!!

  11. So Pretty! I was in love at the front door with the sled all the way through to the deer candleholders! Wonderful Christmas Decorating!

  12. I love the way you have decorated your home for the holidays! So pretty and different elements used. I love your skis and that old sled. Pat

  13. Linda~ This is all so beautiful... I love your handsome antique sled and your glittery, silver tray with your Putz house and collection of deer and trees is calling my name :) Wishing you all the Joy of the Season~ Merry Christmas!

  14. Beautiful decorating for Christmas! You have done a fabulous job! My fav is your antique sled. Goodness can you just imagine how many times a child has hopped on that and flown down a hill. I can also imagine a dad creating that in the barn after supper for a child to receive on Christmas morning. Thanks so much for sharing! Merry Christmas!

  15. Beautiful! Everything is so pretty and natural. Your Christmas tree is lovely along with the silver platter full of your treasures! I'm your newest follower. I hope you come over and follow me at Pinehurst Cottage. Come journey with us on the renovation of our new vacation cottage. I would love to get your input. ~Amy

  16. Just gorgeous, Linda! Love your entry with the skates, skis, and sled. Your house is so beautiful at Christmas! Pheasants, plaid bows, vintage collectibles --- all my favorite things!

    Thanks for sharing all this with us at Favorites on the First.


  17. Your home is truly beautiful, and I'm sure your party guests really enjoyed the cheerful ambience and lovely decor. I think it's wonderful that you used those great old treasures at your front door, and the wreath is so pretty.


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