Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Favorite Things Christmas 2011 Edition

This Christmas Music:

This nail polish
(More specifically, toe nail polish.)
China Glaze: Ruby Pumps
Available at Sally Beauty Supply

I kept the Christmas decor a little simple this year, only putting out the things we absolutely LOVE.

Love this cute little stitchery that a friend made for me a few years ago:

Table Centerpiece:
(The ornaments may be from the Ornament Wreath...I'm not sayin')

This year's tree:
Gingerbread Men ornaments with Red & Chocolate Brown balls.
Turned out very pretty.

I think this area was decorated by Shane. :)
At least it was a good set up for a picture to include all the ornaments.

My fireplace:
I love my fireplace! Love the mantle, and the fire is actually really pretty and looks "real" when it burns.

Christmas Mantle:
I haven't been able to get a good picture of the mantle. It has been kind of dark...and if I use the flash there is too much glare.
I was really happy with how it turned out. I just threw it together.

Christmas earrings:
Every single pair was given to me by my mom.
There's a little bit of everything; snowmen, santas, trees, wreaths, poinsettias...

These are a few of my faves:
I love the pearl snowmen. I have 2 different pairs.

These tiles:
I made these as Christmas gifts.
I love, love, love the cute little snowmen!
Shelly is one of my favorite artists. Her designs are always adorable!

All packaged up and ready to go!

Aren't they just so cute?
I. Made. These.
I think this pretty much redeems me from my Wreath debacle, right?


  1. Those are great decorations.
    We scaled down this year as well. I'll be making a trip to DI after the holidays just to clean out things I no longer use or want.

    I think the earrings are awesome.

    I love the mantle decor. We have one and it's my favorite to decorate.

  2. I love all of your Christmassy things!

    I just got my nails done and they look like little peppermints!

  3. Your snowman tiles are so cute! Thanks for sharing (literally)

    Your tree decorations are awesome. So glad Shane bunched the ornaments together for a Kodak moment.

  4. if you've got left over tiles, you can bundle them together in sets of 4 or 6 for Christmas/winter coasters! great job. and i'm loving your favorite things. that's the approach we've taken this year. not everything came out. instead just the things that make our hearts smile. ::hugs:: (p.s. this approach is SO in keeping with your 2011 word of the year, btw. sticking with what you connect with most. i love it!)

  5. I see Wintermoon... Squueeeeeeeee!!
    Grateful you loved it.

    And that Nail Polish looks lovely. Reminds me that my toes are naked.

    CUTE gifts and HAPPY that you simplified for Christmas.. and HAPPY to see Tauna did too... and will head to the DI soon!

    Merry Christmas Valerie!

  6. I loved your favorite things! I want to make something cute like your tiles one of these years. And I'm certain I need to go read about your wreath debacle. :)

  7. Sometimes simple is better. I love your decorations sweetie and that those little snowmen...precious!

    God bless ya and have a wonderfully blessed and beautiful Christmas.


  8. The tiles are so cute! I love your favorites list. I have been thinking of doing one myself.

    Have a Merry Christmas!

  9. What a great list of favorites. Merry Christmas Valerie!

    Warmly, Michelle