Thursday, December 1, 2011


I am so looking forward to Christmas this year!
As many of you know, I have been getting ready for Christmas since September! Ha! And there is a reason why. Our son, who is serving in the U.S. Navy, will be able to come home for Christmas for the first time since he joined almost two years ago. I want this house to be a festive and welcoming as possible!
One of the things I wanted to do was to have garland on the stairwell.
If you guys remember, I made my own a few weeks ago. Here is the link for that post.
Well, it is up a ready to go!
This is what it looks like. Everything is homemade, even the bows! LOL

In the evening time, as the sun starts going down, with the lights on.

This was a huge project for me because the stairwell is so big.

Going downsstairs

Also added a little Santa to the small table on the landing

And a wreath  to the hall table on front of the stairwell.

And some pictures of my niece and nephew with their little red outfits on. Are they cute or what?
These pictures always make me smile.

What do you think? Is the garland a keeper?
Thank you all for coming by to visit!

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  1. Definitely a keeper. It looks stunning.

  2. You did an amazing job. The garland is so beautiful and really showcases your beautiful staircase - I can see this whole project was a huge undertaking. Your son will appreciate the effort. I am so glad he will be home for Christmas.

  3. Hi, Maria Elena! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!

    Your stairwell is so gorgeous! The garland is so elegant and beautiful.

    I look forward to following your blog.


  4. Love your garland its so pretty!! Everything looks great!! :)

  5. Maria, your home made garland is in a word, exquisite! I love it and to think you spent so many hours working on it. It truly is exquisite! Thanks for sharing it. Merry Christmas, Helen

  6. That looks so beautiful and your home is just so lovely! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

  7. I love the garland. Your home is just beautiful.

    Kimberlys Korner

  8. Very nicely done! Love it!
    PS We're having a jewelry giveaway if you're interested!

  9. That staircase is just breathtaking! You really have done a beautiful job decorating your home. Now I feel like I want to go shop and buy more...Great job!

  10. Your banister is absolutely gorgeous. It will be so welcoming when you son comes home. Thank you so much for taking the time to join in my banister party at DIYbyDesign. Good luck on the giveaway.

  11. It looks amazing and will be a wondeful welcome home!
    Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds


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