Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas tour time!

I am joining in on the fun of The Nesters Christmas tour. I compiled a video of some of my favorite Christmas decor at our home. Enjoy!

Christmas tour 09 from jennifer isrel on Vimeo.

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Oh, Christmas tree.

We have three trees this year. I hope to add another at the end of the season every year until I have one in each room. Call me crazy but I think it sounds so fun and why not enjoy the magic of the Christmas tree in every room of your home? Sounds magical to me. So here is what we have for now. Hope you enjoy!

Christmas tree in front room.

Little birdie :) My step son pointed out I should have two of these Doves and I only have one. Do I need another?

My reason for the season. Peace.

My angel tree topper from Goodwill. I also have a Santa but the angel claimed her space this year. I don't really have a "theme" but all of the colors coordinate to create a cohesive feel.

Angel wing ornament- I guess fitting for the Angel topper.

Had to add some nesting.

This is a peak at our colorful tree in the play room. This is a fun little sign I hung on the tree instead of the wall.

I love stars and have to add a touch of them everywhere. These blue ones were perfect for our fun color tree.

Payton's personal tree in her room. :) The pink and green ornaments really stand out on the white tree and last years recital tutu made a perfect tree skirt!

I am linking to Thrifty Decor Chicks Christmas tree party. Check it out!

Also Funky Junks Christmas Trees Unite:


Monday, December 7, 2009

Chalkboard tagged stockings

It's looking a lot like Christmas here at the Isrel home! I finally have all of my decorations out. Well, the ones I'm using this year anyway. Most of our Christmas decor is a natural/ traditional look but I use the play room to have a little fun. This is the room where I use colored lights, bright tree, and happens to be the only fireplace in the house so also where we "hang" our stockings.

This year we needed to add a couple of additions to our family and the old stockings were looking a little dingy so I found these at Old Navy on sale for $1 and couldn't resist! Yes, ONE dollar. These are a little unconventional compared to my usual style but I thought they were fun and went with it.

I wanted to hang wooden letters for each persons stocking but had a hard time finding just the right thing when I was stuck with an idea! Chalkboard paint on wood rectangles! What else? I should just head straight to chalkboard paint any project I do.

I trimmed each stocking with ribbon and trim remnants I had. Then I mod podged the back of the wood piece with scrapbook paper, painted the front with the chalkboard paint and glued jute to the back to tie on the stockings.
I think they turned out pretty cute and are fun too!

Back side of tag.

I am linking this to Kimba's DIY day! Go check it out!
More Christmas decor to come soon.