Hospitality, Friendship, Encouragement

Monday, December 13, 2010

One Last Christmas Decor Post....

Welcome to Creekside Cottage!  I am excited to show you my Christmas decor!

 The centerpiece of our Christmas decor is our tree.  It is the one "big" thing we do every year.  I am still loving my red plaid ribbon and simple decorations.

My only purchase for this year.  A painting from Kirkland's of the Nativity.  Our goal is to keep our focus on Christ in Christmas, and this is a perfect way to do it.  It hangs on the living room wall, across from the tree.

 I always have some kind of garland hanging on my chandelier otherwise it would be completely boring.  I am loving the holly and the ivy!

I bought this wooden trough a few years ago but didn't use it regularly.  In the autumn I started to pile things in it and use it on our giant table.  I love it! (don't pay attention to the fact that my kids have a paper turkey on the table...)

 I used to have a more Victorian style with gold ribbon etc, but now I love a simple look with fresh and artificial greens, pine cones, candles, lanterns, oil lamps.

Sorry for the bad photo - there is just no good way to get a complete photo of this huge shelf my husband made for the wall over our stairway.  The cute plates were purchased at Wal-Mart for $3 a piece and they say Peace and Joy.  Very cute!

Our piano is a fun place to add seasonal decor.  I like to use books to decorate, we are big readers around here.  This book from Tasha Tudor is called "Take Joy" and is out of print.  My  mom bought this book when I was a kid, and I have always loved it.

A garland with lights over the door that leads to our deck....

A different glimpse of the piano.

I won't torture you with photos of the small trees in the kids rooms, and the simple touches of Christmas in the hall bathroom.  I like to add a touch in every room.

Thanks so much for coming by today!  I hope your Christmas will be filled with JOY at the Reason for the Season!

I am also linking to Kelly's blog party...


  1. May your Christmas be blessed like never before!!

  2. What a beautiful home you have, very simply decorated, but elegant. So thrilled Christ is your focus, that speaks Peace into a home. Blessings to you and thank you for sharing. The chandelier is lovely. Dawn E. Brown

  3. I LOVE your garland and tea cups on your light fixture!!! So sweet :) very orginal idea!

  4. I love seeing everything with the lights on -your home looks so inviting ! Oh we would have loved to have seen your childrens Christmas trees -you'll ahve to post those later ;-)

  5. Your house always looks so lovely. We had so much fun last night! I just love the time we get to spend together.

  6. Mrs. Rabe,

    I like how you have decorated your home for the holiday.

    I'm afraid I don't get as lovely and fancy as yourself though. We just have a simple nativity scene in our living room, that sits upon an entertainment center that we (hubby and I) turned-into a knick-knack shelf.

    Thank you for sharing your lovely pictures with us. :)


    -Lady Rose

  7. Beautiful!! Thanks for posting these pictures! Your home is so inviting and cozy! Love it!

  8. Your home looks so pretty. I've been reading over some of your posts this week. My online time has been limited this week. I'm sure it's busy for you too :-)


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