At Home With The Hinsons

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Christmas Decor And More

Hi all, I hope this finds you rested and ready for a new week.
We've eaten all the leftovers and pulled out all the Christmas decor.
And still managed to sleep late or nap, every day.
A girl's gotta have her priorities.

This year I'm taking time to go through every single decoration we own.
Sure it's slowing my progress but so worth it!
Each item is put into one of three categories...
1. Perfect as is, ready to go... this pile is slim. :)
2. Keeper that needs a little update... sentimental ornaments that will be updated by removing their stale hooks and hanging them with ribbon.
3. Unnecessary or out of date decorations... these are going in the yard sale boxes.

While my ornament sorting is still a work in progress,
the tree was looking lonely.
Andy did his part by putting the bubble lights on.
Bubble lights are my favorite!
Now it was my turn.
Remember this shopping trip to Hob Lob and all the goodies I scored?

Since my out of date tree topper was in the yard sale box.
R.I.P mauve and cream Santa!
It was time to put those supplies to good use.
With a little work I made this...

I'm calling this Seuss inspired crafty creation,
the True Meaning of Christmas Tree Topper.

I love how completely over the top it is.
Fun & colorful!
So tell me, what do you think?
God's blessings on your night, Sarah :D


Rachel McPhillips said...

Love it! I did a new tree topper this year.. but I couldn't find any fun green ribbon, so I went with my red and silver that graces my front door wreath! Can't wait for you to see my new decorations... you are going to be jealous!

Kala said...

Absolutely adorable! I usually just do a big fluffy bow on top of our tree but this "true meaning of Christmas tree topper" is beautiful and heartwarming. I'm going to try my attempt to recreate one as well.

Kristin said...

I wish I was craftier. I just love that topper you made!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by!!! Your crafts are so cute!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the tree topper!

LDH said...

Hi Sarah,

I love your tree topper too! And I have enjoyed my first-time visit and meeting you and your sweet family!

Kindly, ldh

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...


Its So Very Cheri said...

I think it is gorgeous. I absolutely LOVE it.

I will e-mail you from your comment in my e-mail box--boy do we have some things in common.

Your new follower

Hopeful Housewife said...


Bird learning to fly... said...


I am loving your ideas! I luuurve topiary and this is right up my street!

This year the inspiration "fairy" was a little late for me...but I am slowly catching up :)

Thank you for visiting and for the lovely comment.

Hope to see you there again?

p.s. I loved your blog and have become a follower!!

Mama Holli said...

What a beautiful topper!!! You did a wonderful job!
Mama Holli

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I'm in Kimberly, right down I65!
Love your blog...........

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