Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My Garland is Showing!

Well, this is fun! It's been a while since I participated in a Show and Tell, but you know that Nester, she is hard to resist! If you would like to participate, go here to add your post to Mr. Linky.
Since I don't have a mantel, I've gussied up my beloved china cabinet. This garland has been adorned with my very finest Shiny Brite ornaments, which like the cabinet, are part of my mother's legacy. I don't trust them to the tree- too much rough housing goes on in my living room! This year I added some big, glittery snowflakes that I bought at a fabulous decor store in Pismo Beach and a tiny little pink bird that I bought at Dollar Tree. I also included the sequin tree we made last year. So you got your vintage, your handmade, your expensive and your cheap all in one place! Just the way I like it.
Next I've got to get the inside of the cabinet as cute as the outside!

17 comments:

Denise K. said...

Your garland is so pretty!!! I love all the colors and the mix of old and new! Lovely! :-)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a darling garland!

S said...

Love your garland, it's so lush and full of fluffy stuff! Makes me happy to look at it!
Lamp Tramp

The Nester said...

Those ornaments are Beautiful! No wonder you don't want them broken into pieces!

Thank you for sharing!

Mom Mom said...

I love it! So fun!

Amy said...

Love, love, love all the ornaments in the garland. So fun!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

LOVE it...especially the Shiny Brites (reminds me of my Mom)! You're a girl after my own heart. Old, new, vintage, cheap, expensive all mixed together... just the way I like it!

Merry Christmas!

ceekay said...

I love the garland on the hutch and all those ornaments ar great!

Mom in High Heels said...

My grandmother had those same ornaments! My mom has them and I love them! SO pretty!

The Busy Blaine's said...

Thanks for the comment! Love your Garland too. Merry christmas.

Kathy said...

WOW! Your garland is GORGEOUS! I love how full it is with all of your amazing ornaments! BEAUTIFUL!

Holly said...

That is so pretty! I love the ornaments. Nice job! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Miss Priss said...

Love how you mixed your vintage ornaments into your garland. I have seen many wreaths done that way this year and I love them! Thanks for stopping by my blog to see my garlands!

Sugar Mommy said...

"So you got your vintage, your handmade, your expensive and your cheap all in one place!"

Kinda like a girls' night out, but prettier. LOVE IT! :)

Martha said...

Pretty, Pretty, Pretty! I did not use my vintage ornaments this year, well, just a few. I love what you have done.
Welcome back to blogger's world. I've missed you posts, happy to hear that all seems to be going well!
Martha

Gigi said...

Hi Bettsi, thanks for the comment. You have good taste in blog names! Your garland is beautiful, and your children are even more beautiful. Your son Eric looks like a teen idol- very Zac Efron-ish.

Merry Christmas, and I hope your fragile ornaments stay intact!

TheSingingBird said...

i love your garland Bettsi :)
Just stopping by to wish you a Merry Christmas, and thank you for the link to peek at all those other pretty Christmas decked homes too