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Friday, December 13, 2013

Creating Christmas Tree Garland

My dear friends I have won the war against garland! Thank you to those who never doubted my victory.

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You may have remembered that last week I was losing the battle. It was nothing that a few nails couldn’t fix. (smile :)

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The first garland you encounter is at the front door. I hope to add an actual “Merry Christmas” vinyl soon but for now we’ll pretend.

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It features vintage red velvet and sparkly treasures.

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In the essence of time I used the same wee ladder that was the focus of my front porch autumnal d├ęcor. I just replaced pumpkins for poinsettias. (Yes, they are real.)

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Right as you enter the front door you can see the archway that leads to the bedrooms.

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It’s decorated with vintage Shiny Brites and hand blown ornaments that we purchased while living in Germany. Do you see Saint Nikolaus and Eric in his lederhosen?

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If you look left you can see the other two garlands.

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Just last night the Fashionista said that the garland was so festive that she didn’t even miss having a tree. That brought so much joy to my heart. 

I smiled when hanging the ornament we bought for Sweet Guy the year he was into pirates.

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Not only is this a joyous advent season but truly “Happy Golden Years”.

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Shine on!



Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

looks AMAZING!!! Can't wait to see it on Sunday!!!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Very nice Laura..your garland is just so pretty!
Hugs friend,

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

All of your garland is gorgeous. I love it and it all looks so beautiful. Hugs, Marty

Blackberry Lane said...

Good Morning! The garlands are a wonderful idea and your ornaments show up so well. I enjoy being able to study each one and its special meaning/memory. I have a blog friend of 5 years in MN who has a Shiny Brites Christmas tree each year. Last year's count: 437 ornaments!!! (here is the link if you would like to view the photo:

Vel Criste said...

All your garlands look exquisite Laura!!!! Glad you won!


Christmas is in our Hearts! The garland is the topping on it! It's all lovely!
Merry Christmas!]

Karena Albert said...

Dear Laura, the garlands are gorgeous, so bright and festive! I never doubted you for even a moment!
The Arts by Karena

Craftymoose Crafts said...

My garlands pale in comparison to yours, but then all my glitz in on the tree this year!

Rhonda said...

Your garlands are superb! I send warm Christmas wishes!!

Maureen Wyatt said...

Yay for you getting those garlands under control!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love the garlands leading into every room, so beautiful! A wonderful way to get to use all your beautiful vintage ornaments. Where ever did you find the pirate ornament?! My little grandson LOVES all things pirate now. Love your holiday home!

lynn cockrell said...

Your garlands are gorgeous, Laura. You did a wonderful job on all. The doorways all look so welcoming. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I just love it!