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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Quick Post


Sorry that there seems to be NO time to catch up on blogging these days! But hopefully I can find more time soon! We are all so excited for Christmas to be here. We put the tree up a week ago. Usually we do it the day after Thanksgiving, but it took us a little longer this year!

I have had the same decor for a long time. I usually shop the after Christmas sales and buy new ornaments, so every year it is slightly different. But this is the first year I have collected stuff all year. I wanted something MOSTLY different. I love the way it turned out! I think by next year I will have the few things I didn't have this year and the tree will be perfect!



(Two of my three helpers)



Of course, since I took these pictures I have added more large gold bulbs and large black bulbs! But oh well, you get the basic idea!

Also, I made myself an end table to match the sofa table I made. I just wish I had more time to make and finish all the other projects I have in mind!


We got snow this last weekend. Beau has had so much fun pulling the kids around on the four wheeler and plowing driveways! I will try to get some pictures soon! Hope you are all enjoying the Christmas season!!

22 comments:

J. said...

That is a gorgeous tree. Bonnie, how do you not explode from talent!? My goodness. That is such a cute table. I loved the other one, too. I should hire you to become my interior decorator. I do not have that knack. My husband's mom and sisters do so I'm always thinking about what I should do with this wall or that wall, but I just don't know. Anyway, it is all beautiful and amaing. Just like you! Hope you guys have a WONDERFUL Christmas!

Christina said...

Wow, Bonnie! Beautiful tree! I'm in love with your tables. Do really just "go and make" one when you want? I need to figure out how you do that. I love how your house is decorated too. I was not blessed with those abilities, so I need to hire you to come help. Have a Merry Christmas!!

Jenna said...

Wow! That tree is absolutely beautiful. not to mention the end table. How in the world do you make those tables!? I hope you have a SPECTACULAR christmas and I can't wait to read about it :-)

Jas, Kris and Kiddies said...

Bonnie, your tree is darling! I love it!! Okay, so what is the deal, Mrs. Crafty, you just go and make sofa and end tables? Way cute!! Next time we come down to Brett and Lisas, I will have to come see your cute house and all your great ideas. I hope you are doing well and that your Christmas Season is going good!!

Devyn said...

your tree looks so so pretty! i love it! glad you guys are having fun!!

Becca said...

I never would have thought of black on a Christmas tree but it looks so good--I would love to see pictures with the black and gold bulbs, boogs!

Bunnell's said...

I LOVE IT!!!!

Stoddards said...

can i have your tree! i love it! you are so creative you most have worked at roberts haha!

Lindsey said...

Dang Bonnie! That tree looks amazing! You need to decorate one next year for the tree show there in Cedar. It would sell in a heartbeat!!
You are an amazing woman!
Hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas.

Jess and Dusty said...

I love the idea of Gold and Black for a tree. I love the vine garlands and how it all came together. Well done. Even with a REAL christmas tree!

Dabell Family said...

I wish I could just make tables that were so cute! I love the tree, it is beautiful!

Kristin said...

Beautiful tree, Bon! Is there anything you can't do? You seriously blow me away with your talents:)

The Shaws said...

Amazing tree! I am drooling...my very undecorated home could use some of your fantastic skills.

Jesse and Ashley Packer said...

Bonnie,
I found your blog through some mutual friends. It brought back memories of when we worked at Dillards together and then we got married at the same time. I guess that means you must have just had your 8th anniversary too. Happy anniversary. You have a beautiful family... and a beautiful tree. You can visit my blog at jesseandashleypacker.blogspot.com. It was fun to catch up on what you have been up to. Take care! -Ashley Packer (Trimble)

~Our Rockabilly Life~ said...

Finally a post! you realize I live through you...lol..Im sorta boreing and I blog stalk all the coonies! BTW how is Ali and WHERE did her blog go?? she ok? BTW love the tree!!! and HATE you! you have snow! brat! lol

Kate & Jeremy said...

LOVE love love your tree! so freak'n creative! i can't wait to have a house and go all out decorating... and to be able to copy all your ideas! hope to see you over xmas in good ole iona 1st!!

Monica said...

I Love the tables. How do you just make them?? Teach us inquiring minds want to know!!

The Cutlers said...

Bonnie, I am with Becca on this one... I want to see pictures with the black bulbs. I bet it looks so great! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your tree and sinc you have been talking about re-doing it this way for at least 11 months now it turned out way better than I ever could have imagined!

dragonlady66 said...

WOW!!!!! what a great tree. you are so talented. hope you have a wonderful Christmas and may
GOD be with your family all year.

Mandy said...

I am in love with you tree. It's so gorgeous. Way to go on the sale shopping. I enjoy collecting all the end of the season clearance items as well! Why pay full price when you can have it at 75% off!?
Great work on your table as well. You are so talented. I wish I lived closer so you could teach me.

P.S. How's the pregnancy going??

kari said...

Wow the tree looked so "normal"before you started, I cannot believe how it turned out. I thought I loved my tree this year. But what you did is very cool. Here's wishing you a wonderful Christmas full of joy and peace!

roylance family said...

Beautiful tree. You have so much talent. Also I know Preston would be envious of the four wheeler with the plow. Last year we had 22inches on our front lawn. I know the feeling of how your life can be consumed of the snow.