Because of the number of decorations reflecting this time of the year I will break the pictures down to several days. Don't want you to get bored with this.
First, to me decorating is a personal thing. For me - my very favorite Christmas colors are red, green and gold....some white. It is not that I don't like the other colors used by other individuals but they are not me. My "designs" won't win any awards -but I do them for me and my family anyway...not the public. Some of my components are new, some old ones...many are garage sale and Goodwill finds. So with that being said (or in this case written) I will start the 2008 tour. Also, they are not in any particular order...just the way the pictures came up once I down loaded them. This holly berry topiary sits on the right side of the hearth. This picture does not seem to show many of the red berries.
Remember this yard sale purchase - for fall it worked wonderful with colorful leaves and small pumpkins. It looks equally as well with the greenery and pine cones. It is masculine looking - which it needs to be as it it right by Leon's chair. It is on the left side of the hearth.
This picture is not very clear. The flash kept reflecting in the gold balls in the wrought iron container and with the flash off (like this) the picture is rather dark. This container reminds me of a real large soup tureen made out of wrought iron...the top comes off. Oh yes, a yard sale purchase.
This is on the back door going to the patio. You can't see the container - but it is a wrought iron wall pot...got it from daughter as she was tired of it. I believe it came from a Southern Living party.
This centerpiece on the dining room table is several years old. The greenery, flowers, candle, etc are all positioned on a large metal tray....so when we sit down to eat I can move it very easy and not mess it up. The tapestry table runner is new this year.