Sunday, November 28, 2010

Looking Back

Yesterday I was looking back through old photos of the Christmas decorations from the past five years. Funny how a photo will remind me that “Oops, I forgot to get out that Santa or use that tree topper this year." But hey, it is fun to change it all up a bit from year to year – and maybe add a new favorite piece to the collections. Last year I got rid of a lot of old decorations but kept those that are my favorites, like the sweet vintage Christmas pieces and my glitter Santas.

The house has taken on a bit of change over the past year and a half. The once hodgepodge sitting room is now the formal dining room – which happens to be one of my favorite rooms in the house.

So come along for a little photo journey of Christmas’ past…..

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So how will I decorate this year?

No matter the year, the house always feel warmer and cozier all decked out in Christmas fluff. Having family and friends over makes it even better!

What do you think, Duhgall?

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"Don’t forget the Scottie tree, Maw!!"

Happy Decorating everyone!

48 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I remember you have a wonderful collection of pixies! I have a few now...but I'm always on the lookout for them! They are my favorite and look so sweet with your Santas! Enjoy your day! ♥

AntiqueChase said...

You have some really beautiful decorations and ideas of how to display them....

Blondie's Journal said...

Your Santa's and sweet elves are adorable. You are getting me in the Christmas spirit for sure!!

I love how you changed out the sitting room to the dining room...so pretty!

Hello to Duhgall and Fiona! :-)

XO,
Janie

Clara said...

Thanks for the tour...love the changes and all of the decorations!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

You have some beautiful decorations. Loved your pictures. And all your little elves are so sweet. I remember those from when I was a child. Can't wait to see your Scottie tree. Love & blessings from NC!

Brenda Kula said...

I've been making ornaments for days. Can't seem to get my decorating mojo going to get more done! Love your past Christmas photos!
Brenda

Garden Girl said...

Love all your vintage Christmas wonderful-ness! Thanks for sharing with us. Can't wait to see what you do this year!

Debby said...

Love your collections. Your elves look like "The Elf on a shelf." My grandchildren have started that as a tradition.

Kathleen Grace said...

I just pulled all the decorations down from the attic yesterday, I feel the need for a change of sorts. I'm feeling a bit uninspired this year. I have a few garlands and lights up. I can't wait to see what you do this year. Maybe blogland will inspire me.

Jan's Blog said...

Absloutely lovely!

Lee Laurie said...

Your decorations are so beautiful. I love all of your little elves.

Merry Christmas!

Claudia said...

I always love seeing your decorations. I'm sure that this year's will be gorgeous, warm and wonderful.

xo
Claudia

Pondside said...

It's fun to look back at what we did in years past - sometimes there's inspiration there too.

Our Back Porch said...

Loving those Santas and elves! So sweet! And look at you my cute friend! However you decorate this year, have much fun doing so!

Hugs,
Rebecca

Lori Lucas said...

I hope that is not the stuff you got rid of. It was wonderful. I remember having those elves when we were growing up. I need to find some for my own house. Can't wait to see the 'scotty' tree. I did a tartan dining room last night. A few scotties would make it perfect. I will have to look for some. I agree, Christmas is a wonderful warm time. Lori L

Ranger 911 said...

Beautiful photos and music too! You have inspired me to get off this chair to finish my own decorating outside before it gets dark. Brr....

Ranger 911 said...

Beautiful photos and music too! You have inspired me to get off this chair and finish my outdoor decorating before it gets dark. Brrrr.....

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I love the Christmas pixies too. I have some pics on my blog I posted of my pixie tree. Love the way you decorate.

-Danielle

Connie said...

I love all your collections and your pictures, but the best picture of all is that one of Mr. Dugall with his head titled to the side. You have the sweetest puppies. I like to see Fiona too! Your Christmas decorations are beautiful but nothing can top those sweet puppies.

Hugs,
Connie

Denise said...

Oh so pretty....... What a blessing you are.... Your spirit man is sooooooooooo visible on your blog. It is not subject to miles between us blogging friends.... You are comfort...... You make us smile.... and that is a good thing......

I have put up a few things this year but I have not decorated as in the past....... I am still finding my way..... but the Father God has given me great peace at last and now HE begins to bring healing.... you know... you have walked this journey......

you are special to me my friend.. very special.....

Maggie and Mitch said...

We just love coming to your blog! Everything is sooooooooooooo pretty and inspiring!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

The Green Pea said...

Hello Becky, I am doing well and I hope you are too. Love all of your decorations in your home and all of the ones that you did for me...lol sandi

NanE said...

I so love all of your little knee huggers and your vintage Santas! I can't wait to see what you come up with this year. Have a wonderful week, Nan

Liz said...

HE HE HE .... Doogs has the same look on his face that you do. :) LOVE the dining room! I can see why it is your fav! :)

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
~Liz

Vintage Sassy said...

Your blog was the first blog I ever read and it's always been full of such eye candy! Your eye to detail is amazing and you know I always call you "the vignette queen"!

Luv ya,
LeAnn

Miss Jean said...

When you are finished decorating, come on over here and give me a hand!!!!! Your house is always so warm and welcoming, and just that much more during the holidays!

Hugs...

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love all of your photos of "Christmas Past". I know whatever you come up with will be beautiful.
Blessings,
Marcia

♥The Sweet Life♥ (Alessandra) said...

Such beautiful decorations!! Great post!

Diane said...

Well it sure will be fun to see just what you decide on... cannot wait ox, Diane

AshTreeCottage said...

I so enjoyed your trip down the lane of Christmas past. I am looking forward to your latest decorations and agree with Dughall ~ don't forget the scottie tree!!

Lots of love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Ann at the Handley Bungalow said...

Thanks for the beautiful photos full of inspiring ideas to decorate for the holidays! Your collections of Santas are precious. Love those old elves, too! I agree that your dining room is GORGEOUS!! Wow!

Lallee said...

Becky, you have so many collections that I love. That was a wonderful revisit of Christmas decorations past. I find it helpful to look back at my photos to remember what I did before--what worked and what didn't. Can't wait to see what you do this year.
XO,
Lallee

Deborah said...

Oh your decorations are so beautiful!!!
I love the trees..they look like something out of a magazine..so beautiful!!!!
Your scotties have their own tree?
Dont tell mine..they'll be jealous!!!! :)
xo

Deborah xoxo

Violet said...

Beautiful! I am in the midst of decorating.... making some changes here and there this year, isn't it fun opening the bins and seeing things we had forgotten about?!?

~ Violet

marie said...

Becky - your home is so pretty and may I just say I love the photo of you at the end! Can't wait to "see" what you're thinkin'!

Sandy @ Cottage Style Decorating said...

Love the picture of the yellow poinsettia against the silver decorated tree. I wouldn't have thought of that color combination, but it looks great!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Becky,
Aw, I love all your decorations..and they all have one thing in common, there all peaceful settings with memories of Christmas's past. Things that spark the heart..
Have a sweet day, big hugs~Elizabeth

Pam said...

Thanks for sharing these great photos of Christmas past. I love them all. Anxious to see what you do this year.

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Charming! Everywhere you look--you sure know how to do it up, girl!! I'm glad Dughal appreciates it :o)
Hugs, Karen

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Oh, Becky, I love your decorating through the years, very much. And I think your elves are pretty cute, but you, you are even cuter! Such a sweet photo of you there at the end! And of course, Dughall, he just makes your house the home it is.
XOXO
Joni

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi there!

Haven't been here for a visit in awhile. Time flies when you are having fun! Wanted to come by and wish you happy holidays. I like to decorate just as you do. I love the white and silver, and of course pink! But I so love the traditional Christmas colors too! Love all of your cute elves. I had seen on someone's blog, a vintage apron, with one of those elves tucked in the pocket. Now, I am on the hunt for one. So much inspiration out there in blog land.
Glad all is well with you, and thanks for sharing your lovely pictures. Dughall is just too cute in that picture.

Hugs,
Debbie from NJ

Joy said...

Beautiful and inspiring. You have the perfect touch in your home. So cozy, so inviting. I even came away with a decorating idea... use those old coat hooks on the sides of a window instead of a curtain rod, and string 'whatever' accross the window, or, lay a rod on the bottom hook. Thanks!

Janet said...

Becky,

Your home always looks so beautiful. You have so much talent and are an inspiration to many. Off to find my Santas!

Janet

Snappy Di said...

You certainly have a lot of Christmas collectibles. I can tell you have been at this for years. Especially love the small display cabinet on the wall with all of the vintage ceramics in it. Very sweet.

Anonymous said...

I love your pixies!! I really do love everything you have such a talent you know:)Elma
elma2179@yahoo.com

Cindy said...

Becky, I so enjoyed the tour around your holiday home. It is so warm and inviting. And I love dto see your collections, such as the elves and the Scotties mixed in here and there. Dughall is such a sweetie...I sure wished I lived closer so I could take your pair out for a stroll!

Daisy Cottage said...

((((((Beckers))))))

Everything is so inspiring and beautiful here and so heartwarming.

BUT the most beautiful image of all is the one of YOU.

Made my day.

Love you,
Kim

Dena said...

Hi Becky,

I remember your pixie collection! What a lovely batch of photos, each of them gave me inspiration. I adore that last shot of you!

Hugs,
Dena