Sunday, December 5, 2010

Not Much at All

It's Deck the Hall Party time and I wanted to join so bad so even if I am not ready, I am posting a few pictures. We just arrived from a week's cruise and my Christmas ornaments are still in the attic. I am waiting for Mitch, our maintenance/electrician guy to come sometime this week to help me bring them down.


This treadmill has always been an eye sore to me.


Both John and I have been wanting a Christmas Village and we really have no room in the house to put it so I thought I would cover up the treadmill and put the village there. What you see here are all things I bought yesterday and today. I have some more stuff in the attic so I will add those later. The village still looks kinda empty but I like the lights.




I cut some hollies from our bushes outside and dressed the mantel in the family room.




I might still change this after I get my Christmas stuff down.


Thanks for stopping by. Be sure you go visit Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/

and Marty at http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/
to see better Christmas decorations.

33 comments:

Debbie said...

Now that is what I call creative Christine! It looks beautiful there. Just remember it is there and don't step on it out of habit.

Claudie said...

Not MUCH??? OMG everything looks fab., but I have to say that I have NEVER seen such a beautiful ship as the Oasis of the Sea. OMG Christine. Your family pics are precious, and the skating rink, and the Central Park, and and and .... I need to see more. I've been to Cozumel, with Princess Cruise, nothing like yours... but that was over 19 yrs. ago.
Just wanted to by and say hi. I miss all my girls.
Love Claudie
xoxoxoxo

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Christine, now that is a great way to use the treadmill. You village looks quite good there. Love the mantel and I can't believe you got this much done so quickly.

Alicia said...

What a great was to disguise that treadmill. Love your little village!

Olive Cooper said...

Christine, that's a fabulous use for a treadmill. The village is lovely at night. merry♥O

aimee said...

i can't wait to see more!
blessings,
aimee

mississippi artist said...

I never would have thought to dcorate a treadmill! It looks good though and I lioke the mantel-but I can't wait to see what else you do to it.

Shelia said...

Hi Christine! You're absolutely the smartest one! Who would think of using your treadmill for the base of your little village. Genius! :)
Your mantle is pretty. Everything you do is wonderful.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Chandy said...

Christine, what a clever idea with that village! I have a treadmill, I think I'll do that, too! LOL Your mantle is just adorable! Love the chunky bow!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh Christine this is GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE this room and want to curl up with a book and have some Hot Chocolate from your lovely set...
Hugs, Donna

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I think your mantel looks so lovely Christine! And the treadmill works great for holding the village!
Hugs,
Cindy

Dredd said...

I can't wait to see when the village is done. How I wish I can experience a real American Christmas with all the trimmings, food and spirit!

artis1111 said...

The snow village is so lovely. Your home is beautiful.Kathy

Angela said...

Oh girl, I'm so loving these vignettes of beauty!

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Every time I look at pics of your house, I feel so comfortable and happy:) Like I can breathe better? Love your decorations!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

How cute to cover up the treadmill! Your village is so pretty. I envy that pool outside even in the cold of December.
Have a lovely week!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Christine, love your village. It is so pretty. Your mantel is stunning also. Such a pretty room, and the fireplace looks so warm and cozy. Hugs, Marty

Dolores said...

Christine, you are so creative, and one would never know a treadmill is under the beautiful village.

I love your mantle and fireplace...so beautiful!

Pat said...

I love it Christine!:-)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great idea! Pretty decorations.
Have a great week.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love that you decorated the treadmill. That is so funny! Things are looking so festive.

Marlis said...

I've heard of the treadmill being an accessory to the closet, but never for a christmas decor! Be sure it's unplugged. Your village is charming and your mantel is wonderful. I love your screen too. Merry Christmas.

Traci said...

I have a Christmas Village that I didn't put out this year because I don't have a good place to put it. Hopefully, next year! Can't wait to see once you get all your holiday decorating done.

Entertaining Women said...

What a great use for a treadmll...much better than using it as a coat rack! Your village is lovely, and you have it beautifully lighted. Thank you for sharing your charming designs and for stopping by my post. I'll go look at the salt cellars now. Cherry Kay

Tardevil said...

What a perfect place to put your village. I'm thinking of getting some Dept. 56 pieces, not that I need anything else! Hope you had a nice time on your cruise. The mantel looks great, as well. If I don't get back over to visit, I hope you and your family have a great Christmas.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Well that is one way to dress up a treadmill! I had to show my husband just how creative we bloggers can be! He just shook his head and laughed! I've never had a village...they always look so pretty with the lights on.

Lady Katherine said...

Love the holly on the mantel! I have to get busy! Adore the village what a great idea for your eye sore! lol

Kathleen said...

You are much further along than I am! I had to just rest today, but I will get to it, I hope.
Yours looks beautiful!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

What a great idea to cover the threadmill for a month. A month less training too, HURRAY!!! that isn't working for my fitness maniac §;-)

Anyways, I lover your mantel, its so cozy. Picking up you own hollies? That must be exotic.

Have a nice mid-week Ate Xine...

Hugs to all... Maligayang Pasko po! Akoy nama-masko! (pila whaling yan ha?)
x0x0

All That Glitters said...

very pretty!!!! That is too funny about your granddaughter wanting 61 gifts!!!! Yeah, the baby just says pillow pet! He's only 2! That's all he can say for now!

Rebecca said...

Your home is so gorgeous-love what you did with the village-perfect place and it looks so nice set up!

lvroftiques said...

Hey C I came over here looking for pix of that Christmas tree! It still hasn't shown up durn it! Girl that's the best use of a treadmill I've ever seen! Great village! And your mantel looks gorgeous! Vanna

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Not much! Are you kidding me? Girl it looks great. I love how you disguise the treadmill. hugs ~lynne~

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