Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Garland

The Nester is hosting a "Garland Show & Tell" today! I used to love Show & Tell in elementary school! My Christmas garland is not as full and wonderful as hers but I am happy with it.

I did not do much to it but use a long cheapo garland and add a more full decorative one on top. I added the large ornament in the middle and stuck in a few feathers, glittery picks and flowers.
I didn't think about the fact that I would not have a place to put my stocking holders so I just tied them in the garland with a little wire.
Our initials just also happen to be Santa Claus's initials too! "S" and "C".

Go check out The Nesting Place for more garland ideas!

69 comments:

Vanilla Lavender said...

It is beautiful Shannon! I love it's simplicity, BEAUTIFUL!!! I'm with the simplest the better!! My garland only have the white lights, and i love it! Have a great day!! xo Vanessa

Mom in High Heels said...

It's so pretty! You did a great job!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Your garland is beautiful. Maybe I will get mine done today so I can join in too! Jackie

Brenda said...

Gorgeous! Your Nativity figures are lovely and look wonderful with the garland!

Mandi said...

Very lovely!

Sidney (Sixy Mama) said...

That is beautiful! I don't even have one! And I LOVE your stockings...very whimsical!

Wendy said...

I think your garland is very pretty...and I've said it before, but I LLLOOOVVVEEE your stockings!

Darlene said...

Your garland is fabulous and I absolutely LOVE those polka-dotted stockings!!! CUTE!

Denise K. said...

Oh I love your garland so much!!!! (It looks terrific and I also love your wall color too!) I like how your stockings are 'full' too...ours always look empty until Christmas morning...maybe I should fill them with tissue paper until then for more fullness! The feathers and picks are great...LOVE it! :-)

At Home In Georgia said...

It really is pretty. I love the feathers.

So, I am still thinking about your tree topper...is it different picks of stuff..feathers and berries? You have to tell me how to do that. I love it!

duchess said...

Your garland is beautiful. I love the initials on the stocking idea -I may have to run to HL & add some to ours.
Have a great Wednesday.

Kristi said...

Very beautiful and the stockings are fabulous! Way to go!!! Christmas blessings to you and your family!

Chris said...

I LOVE it! My favorite part is the GORGEOUS stockings hanging from it. Beautiful!

Cassie said...

That looks great! I love the feathers in the corners. Well done!

Katie said...

It looks gorgeous, Shannon! Of course, I expected that it would! haha!

I love how you "swagged" it, and I adore those stockings! Good idea for personalizing them with the initials hanging on them. Our's are sweater stockings and not personalized...I may have to do this...cute idea!

Alex and Jill said...

It's so gorgeous! Would you come add some prettys to mine!? :)

I love those stockings...I need them, actually!! I'm been looking for some cute ones and those are adorable. Ballard?

Thanks for sharing, girl!

Kathi said...

Love it!! As I said before, yours is one of my favs! I posted pics of mine...come see when you can!

Rae said...

Looks fabulous! I too did the feather thing! Love me some feathers!!

JuJu and Family said...

Your garland turned out beautiful, I love the big ornament in the middle and all the feathers

tidymom said...

It's beautiful!!! I SO wish I had a mantle to put up a garland!

You did a GREAT job!!

~Tidymom

Sarah said...

It looks great! Those stockings are adorable..I love dots!

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Shannon, your mantel is gorgeous!!!! So pretty.....love the stockings!

Vashti said...

love it!!!!!

TCKK said...

That is so beautiful. You are so creative.

Sooz said...

The garland is beautiful! Makes me want a fireplace.

Scrapper Mom said...

So pretty. And I loved show and tell too!!

Erika said...

So pretty! I love your stockings and your nativity!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Your garland is so pretty, and I LOOOOVE those stockings! Everything is looking so lovely :)

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Beautiful! Love your stockings and Nativity! ~Rhonda :)

Lau's said...

I love your style! It's neat and cute!
(By the way, I just added your blog to my list)

God bless you!

Laura

a boy a girl and a pug said...

love the garland! those stockings are adorable too!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Your garland is fantabulous! Glitter and feathers and monograms...Oh mY! Did you make your stockings? They are TO. DIE. FOR. Love it all!!!

Our Complete Family said...

It's so pretty Shannon!
You can kick you feet up on your couch with a cup of java and relish in the beauty of your creation!
The feathers are great!
Merry December hun, Les

Jennifer said...

Looks awesome! I love the stockings and your initials. Looks awesome!

It's Always Something Around Here said...

I love love love all your decorations. Your home is so warm and inviting!!!

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

So pretty, as always! I love that the initials are S and C!!

lindanuts said...

very chic---i love the feathers. is your dh a peasant hunter?

Marci said...

It is really pretty! Love the stockings.

The Nester said...

Nice work! Darling socks! Thanks so much for sharing!

Alyce said...

so pretty... are those Ballards stockings? I wanted to make my own like that..

cakescraps said...

I love it! And the stockings are adorable! I want some like that!

I have my garland on my blog too:

http://cakescraps.wordpress.com/2008/12/09/its-beginning-to-look-at-lot-like-christmas/

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your garland is so lush and lovely. Absolutely adorable!

Jennifer said...

Your stockings are the cutest...I could really use some more "original" stockings (something to look for at the after Christmas sales maybe)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Your garland is so pretty! I am too scared to highlight my garland because it just cannot live up to the Nester's. But I love yours!
Carrie

julie & joe said...

It looks beautiful! I love the Ballard stockings.

Cali Girl said...

so pretty... looks great!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

You should be happy with it, beautiful and I love the polka- dotted stockings!

Nikki said...

Your mantle looks great! I love the stockings and initials!

Kim@ForeverWherever.com said...

I think it all looks great! I love your Christmas stocking!!!
Merry Christmas!
-Kim

AndreaLeigh said...

It looks lovely! I love the feather. Where did you get the "fuller" garland?

queenbee said...

Love your garland with the feathers and those stockings are GREAT!!! I think I will break out the sewing machine and see what I can do. I did a "nester" garland also, but my camera is dead so I am on the hunt searching for a new one as my gift to myself. Merry Christmas!!

Queen B said...

It looks beautiful! I love the stockings. LOVE THEM.

Jennifer said...

Your garland is so pretty! And I love yours and Cody's stockings!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I think your garland is delightful. Those stockings are truly precious.

Kim said...

Your mantel looks beautiful with the garland and I love your stockings! My next house will definitely have a fireplace & mantel...who cares if it is FL and is only cold enough for a fireplace a few days out of the year. lol

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Beautiful! I love those Ballard stockings. cherry

Erin said...

I love your garland and how it is draped so beautifully!

Half of the Style Sisters said...

Everything looks fabulous. I made my daughter some stocking that are very similar to yours...they are just so fun aren't they?!!

A Hint of Home said...

The fireplace mantle looks stunning! I love how you did the garland and your stockings are too cute.

Glitter and Bliss said...

I love your stockings.....

Jennifer said...

Your garland is gorgeous - and those stockings are so incredibly cute! I love the idea to use your initials that way. THe feathers are also a very nice touch. I have a current decorating dilemma I could use your advice on - check out my blog today if you can!

ka1t_lyn said...

Your garland is so pretty, I love your stockings. Too cute!

Sandra Evertson said...

So lovely, love the polka dots stockings!
Sandra Evertson

{the sassy mom} said...

It's so pretty! I love the tall trees, not sure what they are, on the sides of the mantel. Someday I will have a mantel to decorate.

Love your style

Southern Fried Gal said...

Cute stockings! Cute garland! LOVE the nativity! I'm running late for the party but hope to have garland pictures up before the end of the week. Still posting about my Christmas Centerpieces!

It's Always Something Around Here said...

It is just gorgeous!!!!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

How pretty is that?! I have the same Ballards stockings as yours on the right. Love those cute things!

~aj~ said...

Your mantle is beautiful! I'm really enjoying all your decorating ideas from your blog.