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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Christmas in July


For those of us that like to make a lot of our Christmas decor,    Christmas does begin in July!   If you depend on Christmas shows as part of your holiday income....well, you do Christmas year round.   The retailers realize the need for supplies as early as July...thus...they stock the shelves with Christmas in July!  Hobby Lobby is in full Christmas mode as are the other craft supply stores.

To help everyone get in the Christmas spirit, I decided to do a post with some of my past Christmas decor!  I hope you enjoy it.
 Last year I used some "outdoor" trees on either side of the fireplace.   Their lights put out a lot of Christmas "warmth" and allow ornaments to be individually showcased.

Garlands are time consuming, so I like to start them early in the season....

If you are planning to paint a carousel horse or make a Santa chair...you don't want to wait until the last minute!

At this time of year, I like to start planning the themes that I might use for the holidays.   




Sometimes it's hard to find just the right stocking, so you may want to make your own....

If you plan on making an ornament wreath, you will need about 100 ornaments.   I try to get mine at yard sales for .10-.50.

I had a angel theme in the sun room last year, so I will do something different this year.


I had fun with this tablescape....Baby it's cold outside.... I draped fur coats on the chairs!

I would love to make one of these beautiful tablecloths this year....I need to start early to finish  before the holiday season starts! (and it seems to start earlier every year!)





Our bedroom decorated for Christmas...





You will want to collect ornaments of all sizes and shapes if you want to make one of these wreaths...




For my woodsy tree, I found snow shoes..fishing poles..fish baskets, etc at the yard sales that are so plentiful in the summer months.  Plus Christmas items are usually marked lower in the summer months...


These two cuties are having a tea party on the bed....complete with a small tree decorated with tea cups., and a poinsettia tea pot!

Let your imagination run wild this year and have fun decorating for the holidays!





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60 comments:

  1. Your Christmas decor is beautiful. I completely understand the need for suppliers to stock Christmas in July. Time passes all too quickly for waiting too long. Happy Creative Hearts...

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  2. Oh, that was a darling post, Penny. Loved seeing all the pretty decor. Love, love, love pink! And the little tea party was so darned cute, too! Nice job. Susan

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  3. Yep- You have nailed Christmas in July, Penny! Christmas will be here before we know it!

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  4. Penny,
    Now you know that I love your Christmas decor!! I raeally love those outdoor trees used inside!
    People around here get mad about the craft stores like Michael's and A.C.Moore having Christmas things out but what they do not realize is that the crafters are already starting to work on their Christmas Crafts to sell at the upcoming Holiday season Craft Shows....

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  5. I still think the wedding gown Christmas tree is my favorite, but I could look at the pictures for hours. Thank you!

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  6. Oh How beautiful.It is enchanting. Love the pink and white. I would love to see it all in person.

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  7. Now i' m dreaming...Penny!!! Your Christmas decorations are marvellous, gorgeous, fairy and very romantic...i love them very very much!!!!
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  8. all I can say is WOW!
    I am visiting from The Homemaking Party Blog Hop! I look forward to your visit at http://www.homemaker-mom.com/the-homemakers-journey-blog.html
    Happy Homemaking!

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  9. I just love your lace bedroom tree . it's so dreamy

    I was in Hobby Lobby 3 weeks ago and they had Christmas out, since I am downsizing I am having a Christmas stuff yard sale soon

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  10. Wow! You have layers of Christmas here! I also love the lace bedroom tree!

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  11. Beeeeeeautiful!!! I LOVE your wreaths. I just gathered up enough ornaments at the last auction I attended to try making one. Can't wait!!! Found you at Redoux and I'm happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit! Blessings ~ Judy

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    1. Oh, guess I'm already following you, just not on Bloglovin'...but I am now! :)

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  12. What great inspiration and a great way to think cool thoughts in the heat of the summer!

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  13. Wow what wonderful Christmas displays I can't wait until six months from today

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  14. Oh my goodness, your ornaments wreaths are just outstanding!

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  15. I've always wanted to do a pink palette for christmas decor! So much inspiration here! I'm a recent crafter and I crafted an advent calendar for my family last year. It was quite the project! Do you have an online shop? I'll look around more on your site ;)
    blessings!
    Ursula

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  16. Beautiful Christmas decor! I love the stockings on the mantel, and your ornament wreaths are beautiful, especially the one with the pink, blue, etc ornaments.

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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  17. This is simply gorgeous! Lovely pictures..
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  18. Christmas in July always seems like fun! Thanks for sharing your beautiful decorations with us at TTF.

    Linda

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  19. Love the ornament wreath! I just bought three boxes of light pink ones at a garage sale last weekend.

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  20. That wreath is absolutely gorgeous! This entire post puts me in the Christmas spirit.

    Stopping over from Feature Friday!

    ~Tenns
    New Mama Diaries

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  21. Your ornament wreath caught my eye on Feathered Nest Friday. I have been wanting to make one of these for several years. I will be making one for Christmas 2013! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  22. Love those ornament wreaths! I really want to make one this year! Saw on Diana Rambles. I linked up something too. I'd love for you to by and see me at Gina's Craft Corner. http://ginascraftcorner.blogspot.com
    Gina

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  23. Such amazing Christmas Decorations. I can't imagine how long it takes to do all this. Love the table decorations with the fur coats on the chairs. How clever!

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  24. Wow! And Wow Again!! Such lovely layering on the mantles, tables and walls. The Christmas stockings are fabulous, and love the paper chain & pink frills too! -- this must take you quite a while to arrange. Well Done! Catherine

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  25. What a cool post in may ways! I love BOTH of your ornament wreaths! happy Pink Saturday!

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  26. Such lovlies Penny! I can only imagine your home to be a winter wonderland during the holidays! I am just now thinking fall. Thanx for coming to THT!

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  27. WoW! Beautiful and lots of great ideas! I'm in the mood to start crafting and making many of my gifts this year! I absolutely loved your wedding tree! Thanks for sharing everything at One Sharendipity Place this weekend!

    Sue @ Thet2women.com

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  28. I'm speechless! Your Christmas decor is breathtaking. I thought that I put up a lot at Christmas time but I see that I'm an amateur compared to you. Lovely and creative.
    Loretta

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  29. Wow! You go all out, Penny! You decorate the way I used to when the kids were growing up. Love the dollies with their teacup tree! Thanks for joining me for my Christmas in July Tea Party.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  30. Oh my goodness, Penny! Your post is dripping in Christmas magic!!! I love it. Wonderful decorating ideas...thank you for sharing.
    Happy Pink Saturday Tami xo

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  31. Wow, lots of beautiful Christmas inspiration here Penny! thank you for sharing with us!

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  32. Penny your treasures and posts never cease to amaze!

    On behalf of Lisa, Cindy & myself, thanks SO much for sharing both projects at our "Best Of The Weekend" party! I have pinned them to our party board!
    Have a great weekend!
    Xoxo

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  33. So pretty, especially the wreaths. I may try making one this year.

    Thanks so much for sharing this at the "Saturday Spotlight party"!
    Have a great weekend!
    April

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  34. Hi Penny! Oh, don't remind me! :) Everything is so beautiful and I love your wreaths! I have one and you're making me want to make another one.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  35. Bella,bella siempre bella Navidad aun en Julio es preciosa congratulaciones para usted,saludos a todas.

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  36. Wow, so many pretty Christmas decorations! Your home must be the best place to be for the holidays! Lovely photos, have a happy week!

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  37. Your ornament wreaths are stunning, Penny! I especially love the first one pictured. Your Christmas décor is just so pretty. Like a wonderland! I have {so far} resisted going down the Christmas aisles at Hobby Lobby.

    Thanks for linking up to The Creative Home & Garden hop!

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  38. Oh my goodness, your Christmas creations are gorgeous. I found you at Flour Me With Love's Mix it up Monday link party!
    Teresa

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  39. You put a lot of work into decorating your home, it's like a winter fantasy land. How I wish Hobby Lobby would come to Canada, my favourite store to shop in when visiting the US.

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  40. How fun! Love all the pink! Can you believe it's July already? Thanks for sharing at All Things Pretty.

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  41. Wow! I've already started getting ready for fairs too.

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  42. How gorgeous are all those pink christmas stuff.

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  43. Oh my goodness....absolutely gorgeous!

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  44. Hi Penny! Everything is so beautiful! I was wondering, do you have any tutorials on the things you've made? I would love to see how you make the poinsettia flowers and the beautiful heart wreath and, well, just everything! Thanks for sharing your beautiful decorations! Blessings from Bama!

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  45. It is all so beautiful, but I am not ready to think about Christmas yet! I haven't been to Hobby Lobby for a while, I need to go there. Maybe a trip there will get me in the mood! I am just starting to think fall.


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  46. Wow!
    Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into My Paradise TGIF Link Party! I can't wait to see what you link up next week! I hope to see you at the (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/
    Have a terrific week!
    Hugs, Cathy

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  47. This is an absolutely AMAZING post, Penny! Just gorgeous!

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  48. Penny---I just sent you an email so check your spam folder if you don't see it. Thanks! :)

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  49. Love your ornament wreath. Thanks for sharing Christmas in July at Silver Pennies Sundays.

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  50. Congratulations…this post was featured on Create It Thursday #13! Thanks so much for linking up such a great idea last week!

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  51. I just wanted to let you know that I featured your amazing project on my new blog DETAILS. DETAILS is the sister-site to my main blog Homework.
    On DETAILS I feature projects that have those little details that make them extraordinary.
    xxoo
    carolyn
    homework | http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/
    & DETAILS | http://carolynsdetails.blogspot.com/

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  52. Oh my gosh! Love the pink, pink & pretty holiday decor! Thanks for sharing at my party!! You bring new meaning to Christmas in July! Theresa @DearCreatives

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  53. Love the tree in your bedroom, pretty!!! Christmas will be here before we know it! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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