Thursday, December 13, 2012

Decking The Halls 2012

The Puckett house is finally all decorated for Christmas. It doesn't feel like I did quite as much as I normally do, but I'm pretty sure I put out all of the same things..even one extra tree! 

We kept the outside pretty simple, but sometimes simple is just fine.

I got the inspiration for this from someone's yard I saw recently! 
Makes it a little festive, and it was a good way to use some extra ornaments I had.


The usual little wreaths on the windows. 


I got these two prelit trees at Target for like $40. Not bad. The doormat came from there too. Cute little whimsy reindeer. I got the wreath at Christmas Village in Birmingham a year or two ago and I love it! It's hard to tell in the picture, but it's red and lime green mesh ribbon. Beautiful!

The entryway table has a little bowl and I change things out in it throughout the year. For Christmas, it has some green and red ornaments mixed with some pinecones. 
*I still need to get a frame for the picture of Hudson*

More ornaments for a centerpiece.

I also used some pieces of the tree that I had to cut off for symmetry. Smells good at the table. :)

The dining room, complete with what used to be the living room tree.

 Love these little snowmen. They're precious.


My absolute favorite parts of the Christmas decor. The beautiful Fraser Fir and the fun mantel.
 I LOVE these little deer. They're from my mom.


I'm using the iron piece over the mantel as my card holder. Love seeing all these cards every day!
More keep coming in and I love adding them to it.








Some of my favorite new ornaments! Got 'em from Target!

I also love my "tree skirt". AKA, my 2 white bedsheets with 2 pretty fabrics on top. 
Works for me and cost WAY less than a fancy tree skirt that will get needly and sappy.


I love this sight. A beautifully decorated mantel and tree, and my sweet little guy watching Bubble Guppies in his Christmas PJs.


I love our stockings from Ballard Designs. Yes, the dogs' stocking isn't monogrammed and there's only one. They share it and since it's not monogrammed, it can be used in the future for any pets we have.




I don't really have decorations out in the bedrooms or bathrooms, but I did put these pretty towels in the guest bathroom.


Hudson's elf (Mr. No-Name) likes to just hang out in his playroom. We haven't done the whole elf on the shelf thing, mostly because I don't think Hudson cares and would keep up with it(nor would I!!). I just leave him out for Hudson to play with. I know the book says don't touch him, but good luck getting a toddler to keep his hands off of a tempting little elf! HA!


We've had 2 ornament casualties so far. Little guy cannot keep his hands off the tree!!(which is why it's not quite as put together as it was a couple weeks ago) I've been tempted to take it down. I was (not so)bright enough to put several breakable ornaments on it. I have no idea why. Rest assured, they won't go back up next year. ;)
Once again, a tree skirt of just pretty polka dot fabric.




I love these little lit trees my mom gave me that she no longer needed. I put one on either side of the doorway between the kitchen and living room.

They're also very fun to play with!


A few knickknacks in the kitchen. 
Pretend you don't see the unsightly switch plate. K, thanks.







That's it. Like I said, I feel like it's a little skimpy this year but maybe it's just me. 
It's probably not the worst thing in the world with my very inquisitive child. The less stuff for him to get into, the better...for my sanity at least. ;-)

I wanted to do some of the adorable stuff I've seen on Pinterest but,


Maybe next year. ;)

I'd love to see how you've decked your halls too!! I'm linking up to Kelly's Korner for the Christmas Tour of Homes. Head on over and check it out and link up your blog or just get some decorating ideas!


17 comments:

  1. Everything looks gorgeous! Especially the trees! And I also wanted to do Pinterest stuff... I even made a board of Christmas DIY that I wanted to do and haven't done a single thing... lol.

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    1. Thank you ma'am!!!! I love that big tree and am gonna have a hard time giving it up after Christmas. :( I hope to do some cute stuff next year. But seriously...ain't nobody got time for that! ;-)

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  2. I love the stockings. I used leopard in my Christmas decor this year too!

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    1. Thanks so much!! They're my favorite part of our decor! Leopard makes things so fun. Thanks for stopping by! I'll swing by your blog tomorrow! :-)

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  3. Stopping by from Kelly's! The sock monkey tree is adorable! Y'all have a beautiful home! New follower :)

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    1. Thank you!! I love the sock monkey tree. So much fun!! Thanks for checking us out and following! I'll stop by yours tomorrow. ;-)

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  4. Your home is beautiful & I love your decor!!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Nancy!! You're too kind!

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  5. I love the simplicity of the ornaments hung on the outside tree. It makes me realize we have some bare trees in our yard...!

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    1. Thanks! Sometimes the simple things can make a big impact. ;)

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  6. Cute decor!! Love your stockings. I love Christmas Village too! Target has some cute ornaments this year.

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    1. Thanks so much!! Christmas Village is the best!! Target has some of the cutest Christmas decor. I could spend way too much time & money in there. ;-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Your decorations are just beautiful! I love the ornaments in the trees out front! We have wreaths in our windows too and I just love them.

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    1. Thank you!! I think the wreaths are such an easy way to make it look festive. :)

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  8. Stopping in from Kelly's Korner! I love your beautiful home! I have some very similar ornaments from Target on my tree :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I LOVE the ornaments Target has this year. I think I'll go back just after Christmas and try to stock up on more...if they have any left. ;) Thanks for stopping by!!!

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  9. the living room is so cute and fun! i love the picture with your son on the rug.. it just makes the room even more comforting and inviting!

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