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Decorating for Christmas

Yay! I found some of my Christmas decorations and so I was able to decorate a few of the rooms in my new condo.
No close ups of the tree this year. It's a prelit tree and one of the strands of lights doesn't work so as you can see
it's painfully obvious! Oh well, maybe some big ornaments and garland as fillers.

Santa is one of my favorites. I love his green cordouroy robe and soft beard. I got him at BJ's Wholesale club years ago.
I also got the table runner at BJs this year.

Did you notice I even decorated my bathrobe with greenery and a little bling? Too funny!

The brush tree and mercury glass are returning favorites and I love the colors of the vintage ornaments.

The peace dove is made of paper. I put some in garland on top of my dining room hutch and some on the tree.
Last year I used them as package toppers.

I hope you enjoyed your condo tour. Have a great Sunday!
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salmagundi said…
That table runner is wonderful. I would have a hard time putting that away after Christmas!! Have a good week. Sally
Patti said…
Your decorations are beautiful! And I love the banner picture! I hope you are settling into your condo. Have a great week.

Love your banner . . . so pretty! Your decorations look great.

We have a cat that looks just like Oscar :)

Merry Christmas!

Lori said…
that looks very pretty!!!
Miss Sandy said…
Pretty touches! The dove and Santa are my favs. Have a Merry Christmas!
I just adore all your decorations. They are lovely.

I will have a giveaway on my Friday post.
Fete et Fleur said…
What beautiful decorations you found. Your blog banner is stunning!

Merry Christmas!
Laume said…
You can just throw an extra string of lights in the barren spots. Or do what they do in the fancy stores and fill the dark spot with something really really large as a "center piece" like a giant ribbon or one of those paper stars or whatever fits your theme. Somehow I think I like it more for it's missing lights. It's always the odd stuff we remember from holidays past, not the parts that are uneventful.

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