Monday, December 13, 2010

My Twelve Days of Christmas

Welcome to My Twelve Days of Christmas!
Throughout the next twelve days of my blog posts you will find home decor, recipes, fun crafts and  Very Merry Blog Giveaway and hopefully in all of that goodness a little inspiration to have your own special Twelve Days of Christmas!

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me
A Decorated Home
(well I Decorated it but he did buy it for me)
Santa is watching you……Have you been Naughty or Nice!!!!!!!!!!
This beautiful goose , I bought from a vendor at the Glitter Market at Paper Crown in Oklahoma City! She sits and waits  for the arrival of all our Christmas cards……..hint…hint!
My collection of reindeer…I have ton’s more but I could only get a few to cooperate!!!
I love to dress up my Chandeliers!!
If you got some floral wire and greenery and a  sturdy step  ladder, what  are you waiting for!!
This guys is part of my nutcracker set-up.. …He’s up high on the Armoire or else Bella will want to dance the night away with him!!
Just a different view…more light!
Caroler’s singing on the Foyer….Fa lala lala!
My White Tree with my prized Mercury Glass ornaments and all my bottle brush trees as she sits so perfectly on the mantle…She spins too but that’s another post! P.S. I paid 5 bucks for that mantle!!!WHAHAHAHA!
The greeting party as you enter our home.
And Yes, even the chandelier in the Kitchen gets all spruced up!!
Those drums you see up above on top of the kitchen cabinets and great to serve Christmas cookies in…I use them for open house on Christmas Eve…those were a Garden Ridge find……They lacked in  inventory this year……next year Garden Ridge!!!
I love these bottle brush candy canes…now those are my favorite find this Holiday season!!! Jo-Ann’s!!
My holiday room , it was my studio as some of you know and have seen, eeggghh! LOL
Just little details like .50 cent birds make a whole lot of difference!
mmmm…….I love bling bling!!!
Lots of bling bling…….
Same Chandelier, just another view!
More Mercury glass with a picture of my Grandmother Lucinda, it’s more like a shrine for her ( I remember her and my grandfather teaching us the true meaning of Christmas~ Family) and then I will fill with white candles in the candle holders and all about to celebrate
Christmas Eve  known as "Nochebuena" (the Good Night). It is a time for family members to gather together to rejoice and feast around the Nativity scenes that are present in nearly every home. The Christmas Eve gaiety is interrupted at midnight by the ringing of bells calling the families to "La Misa Del Gallo" (Rooster's Mass).
Christmas dinner is often eaten late at night, but before midnight on Christmas Eve so that families may attend mass. It is a family feast, and often highlighted with "Pavo Trufado de Navidad" (Christmas turkey with truffles; truffles are a mushroom-like delicacy found underground). After the meal, family members gather around the Christmas tree and sing Christmas carols. The celebrations usually go on very late, one old Spanish verse says...
          "Esta noche es Noche-Buena, Y no es noche de dormir"
          (Tonight is the goodnight,and it is not meant for sleeping.)

Santa came by bike this year!!! He promised me my Audi next year…yah right, Santa!!WHAHAHA
Now this is my children’s Tree…I do not touch this tree, I am NOT ALLOWED to touch this tree, this is totally my children and I think they did a superb job!!
I hope you enjoyed this first entry and please continue to come by and visit the rest of My Twelve Days of Christmas!


Lisa said...

AWESOME... everything looks gorgeous!

Grace said...

Ok Maybe I am a little partial to you and your family....but this was so pretty!! Oh I wish I could stop by and have cookies from those drums!!! Aww can't wait to see more days. Love ya and your adorable family Grac xoxoxo

Victoria said...

Smashing job Denise! We have had many Christmases together but I could not imagine it anyother way!

Victoria said...

Smashing job Denise! We have spent many Christmases together and I can't imagine it any other way! I am blessed truly to have you as a sister!

Lisa said...

Beautiful! How fun!

Erica said...

Beautiful decor! Love everything. I'm sure your house is stunning.

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

I hate to bring this up, but I saw every one of those photos in Beautiful, Excessive Over the Top Living.

It was the cover story.
Now, I'm not saying it wasn't pictures of your home, I'm just sayin that your home is soooooo amazing that it was featured in the highest rated decorating magazine in the universe.

I'm just proud to be able to say that I've seen you at art retreats.

hope to meet you someday.
Jan Thomason
owner of The Crack House, a studio

cindy said...

It all looks so festive and gorgeous! LOVE the chandi decor...too cute! You are amazing!


LuLu Kellogg said...

I felt like I was wandering through a wonderland looking at your decor! Just beautiful!

Merry Merry,

Cheryl F said...

Sooo pretty!! I love your mercury glass collection!! and I especially love the chandelier!! Where do you find the time???? Amazing Lady!! :-P