Saturday, November 27, 2010

And So It Begins.....

I know many of you are already fully decorated, others like myself are only just beginning. I always start our Christmas decorating Thanksgiving night. Just can't seem to bring myself to mix the two holidays together. Last year this small table held a snowman, with lanterns being so popular, this year I chose to use a lantern. I like the cozy welcoming feel as you walk up to the back door.

Inside a candle with a wee bit of faux snow screams welcome.

Can you believe the fern is still trying to survive? I'm sure after the cold temperatures we're due to have the next couple of days, it will have to be put to rest.

I love the top.


I fell in love with the simplicity of the black and white ribbon.


Yes, that's a bunny trying to hide from us. You didn't think I could possibly leave a bunny out of my holiday decorating did you? lol

I'm off to work in the shop and do a bit more decorating as the day allows. I'm looking forward to seeing all of your holiday decor. Until next time...

hugs ~lynne~

18 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Lynne, such a beautiful lantern and the checked bow is perfect. Love the patino on the lantern. What a warm and welcoming sight. Hugs, Marty

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Lynne I love your lantern. That is such a nice welcome! I am just starting my decorating also!

onlymehere said...

Hi Lynne!
Hopefully we're getting decorated after work today. If it doesn't get done today then it won't get done at all for sure. Last year we didn't even put one strand of lights on the trees and not even one ornament. There was no time with getting Travis off to the MTC for his mission. I'd like it all decked out this year but we'll see what I have the energy for and how much help I get!
Me

PAT said...

I love that lantern, Lynne!

I am working on the dining room off and on today. Moving slower this year!

Kathysue said...

I do love black and white checks, this is turning out so pretty, Lynne!!!Kathysue

Blondie's Journal said...

You really jazzed the lantern up nicely! I love the faux snow and how you also have it sprinkled around on the berries and greenery! Beautiful welcome!

XO,
Jane

salmagundi said...

Love the lantern, especially the color and finish. I haven't even started on the Christmas stuff yet - maybe tomorrow afternoon. Take care, Sally

Tamara Jansen said...

I haven't done any decorating yet! Maybe once the poinsettias all sell out :)

Aledia said...

So pretty! I love the lantern, Thank You for sharing and have a blessed night!

KM @ This Plate is Full said...

I feel the same way Lynne!! - I try not to mix the 2 holidays & I give Thanksgiving its time to shine!
Your table is very cute! I love that lantern - I can imagine it light up at night - lovely!!

D said...

I agree with you about not miing the two, and I love, love your lantern!!
D

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

So pretty, love that lantern, and the snow, bow and greenery around it are just perfect.

Gypsy Heart said...

Just so happy & welcoming! I adore black & white and the lantern is beautiful. Looks so Christmasy with the touches of red & green and a bit of snow. :-)

Hope your holiday has been wonderful!
Pat

xinex said...

Love the lantern and the ribbon really dressed it up. Very welcoming indeed!...Christine

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I really like your vignette. I need to do a little decoration for my patio table, but then I need to get the decorating done on the inside also. I have 4 ferns still trying to hand in there, but since the temps are suppose to get down to 28 Tues. night - they won't be around much longer.
Have a great week.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Lynne, that lantern is so pretty, and the black and white bow is perfect on it. How sweet that the little bunny is peeking out from behind the lantern. Beautiful winter welcome. (I just began my Christmas decorating Friday). Took me all Thursday night to finish washing dishes & getting Fall decor put away. I'm afraid Christmas will be here before we know it. laurie

Dolores said...

I started decorating yesterday, and right now I'm in the messed up stage....and moving things around to see what looks better in each spot.

I'm a lover of lanterns..... your lantern and the black and white ribbon is so pretty.

Have a good week sweet friend!

Designs By Pinky said...

Oh Lynne, that lantern is SO pretty! My hubby collects lanterns and would LOOOOVE this one! Love the patina on it and the candle with the faux snow is PERFECT!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see all you do. I will post some pics tomorrow, I hope! XO, Pinky