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More Christmas Decor

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I'm off to the mall today with friends to battle some more Christmas shopping. But here's a quick post with some more of our decorations. We're really happy to be using so many natural objects and so much from our backyard.  I still have more to show you and I'd LOVE to see your decorations too!!  Post your blog link in your comment so I can visit you!

Above my kitchen window

Our first fire and Jim's first fire in a fireplace ever.
He's so happy to finally live in a house that has one!

This is what my dining room looked like in 1969

Dried orange garland

Slice oranges in 1/8 inch slices. Lay on a rack on a cookie sheet and bake
at 250 degrees F for 2 hours. If they aren't dry enough
turn the oven off and let them sit in there overnight.

Tree is only decorated on the top half...thanks Ellie!

So I'm off to the mall. If you don't hear from me in a week send out the dogs. But fill their casks with chocolate of some kind. Thanks.



  1. Isn't Christmas great? Your decorations are so cute. I love the oranges! They make great tree decorations as well!

  2. This is how our Christmas tree is coming along!

    I wish we had a fireplace :(

    ...I wanted to make the dried oranges for ornaments but I don't have an oven!!
    Stay warm!

  3. Lovely! I hope you tucked some chocolate in your bag for sustenance. Always have to have it for emergency purposes!

  4. I love the dried oranges garland! That's such a cute and unique idea!

  5. Love it all! The fireplace looks awesome - you did a good job decorating it. And the fire is lovely, too. You are very talented.

  6. I did orange garlands one year, with cinnamon sticks. Actually I did a whole natural Christmas theme for a few years. I even made apple peel cinnamon "ginger bread" men. Oh, I'm feeling a blog post coming on... you've inspired me! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Such creative and wonderful features.. I LOVE your garland.. So pretty : )) I really HEART these.. Wishing you a great start to your week.. ~Marilyn

  8. Merry Christmas. Good Job it looks great. I would love for you to link up to my Christmas Party @ I also have a Crafty Lassie Tuesday each week you can come and link up to.
    Thanks Rose

  9. just had to stop back through and take another look at this stunning getting lots of the gorgeous greens in your wanting to do green Christmas decorations as well..
    hope you have a wonderful Christmas and get to enjoy your family at the holiday too....


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