Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas to all!

Does it feel like Christmas?  The current temperature reading is 75F on Christmas Eve.  Yes, it feels like Christmas, especially inside where I go all-out for holiday decorating.

The fire was on for a few seconds and the weather is chilly enough at night to have a fire.  I made the beaded tree on the mantle this year.  Vintage ornaments on the chandelier were from my grandmother.


Tis the year for our Fox Tree.  We welcomed two new felt foxes from West Elm, picked up at 75% off before Christmas.  Another new addition is Slinky Fox, a gift from Peter the Outlaw Gardener in Tacoma.  Thank you Peter!

As beautiful as the tree is, the coffee table has been the conversation piece with holiday visitors.  The original glass had seen better days so Neal cut a piece of strong plywood and we covered it with batting and stretched calf hide. 


Rusty Angel and galvanized reindeer purchased on Facebook, a first for me this year.  ReBlinged, the seller, sent a bonus gift of galvanized ornaments which I placed in a basket of pinecones collected over the years.  The angel wings on either side of the fireplace in the first photo are also from ReBlinged.


























Outside is cheery with lights too.  Agave neomexicana in green, Agave ovatifolia in blue snowflakes, and Opuntia Santa-rita in purple (of course).  The LED stars have a shooting effect and our oaks make natural candy canes.

We can even see it all from inside looking out.  I love this effect through the front door.


And so from our house to yours A very Merry Christmas!

10 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas, Shirley! How kind of Peter to send you a slinky fox! I love the Agaves in lights. And that rusty angel from ReBlinged is fab.

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    1. Peter is truly special. I enjoy your adventures together and the wonderful displays he finds in your area. Merry Christmas Alison!

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  2. I always appreciate seeing the Fox Christmas tree and you do have the best tree stand I've ever seen! Texans are on the leading edge when it comes to holiday lights I think - after seeing your display and also Pam's photos, it's clear that you've out-distanced the California crowd. Best wishes for a merry Christmas!

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  3. Thank you Kris, the original owners designed the house around existing oak trees as did most of our neighbor's builders so the whole neighborhood has interesting trees. Texas is definitely a player when it comes to tree lights.

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  4. Merry Christmas Shirley....what beautiful lights and decorations! Wish I could send you a little snow for the season. Ours is melting.

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    1. We've lived in snowy places so I do know what it's like. Today we worked in the garden all day it was so nice.

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  5. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. If your day is as beautiful as your decorations, it will be a memorable one.

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    1. Thank you, we do have fun here. Hope you had a great holiday too.

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  6. You know how to set a merry tone for enjoying the season. Enjoy!

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    1. It's so much fun to share and I enjoy it too.

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