Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Banister

One of the many things I love (and appreciate) about Christmas decorating is the help I daughter Courtney, decorates all of the family room, and my husband, Steve, sets up the trees and most of the garlands. It doesn't look like this when he pulls it out of the box. The greenery is older--before they came with lights attached to them. So he has to re-attach and connect the lights, makes sure they are all evenly distributed and then wires it to the banister, calling me to check to make sure it "swoops" in all the right places! :-)

And then I get the fun part..decorating the greens. Winston's favorite part is being in the pictures!

I usually buy a few things at 75% after Christmas the year before to add to the garland. But this year I found this sparkly red ivy pick at Michael's for 50% off and bought a few..

The Poinsettia, bird's nest, berries, and mesh ribbon have adorned this garland for years..

And on the other side of the banister that faces the sitting room, I stuck in wine colored roses to compliment the colors from there.

Today I am linking up with:

I hope you check out those fabulous blogs..and peruse thru the amazing ideas and decor that many bloggers are offering!

"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas." -- Calvin Coolidge


  1. You have a beautiful staircase - even without the decorations. Fabulous! xx

  2. Just came across your beautiful blog :) your stair case looks amazing :)

  3. Myrna, it's beautiful. Your home looks so inviting and charming.

  4. This is so pretty. I have always wished for a pretty staircase. But now that my knees bother me going up and down stairs...I guess I glad that I don't have a house with stairs. Love all your decor too!


  5. OH MY! your bannister is gorgeous! I have such a pretty staircase and I just don't do it just. Love yours!

  6. Hi Myrna!
    Your house is so beautiful. The decorations are stunning. Thanks for sharing with us.

  7. My favorite part of the Bannister picture.....Winston! :o) Seriously, it's beautiful and how fortunate you are to get such wonderful help from your family!

  8. Myrna, your home looks gorgeous, as always. But especially enchanting with that lovely decorated bannister. And Winston is just adorable. BTW,can I borrow your hubby for my bannister? Mine is kinda bah-humbug about helping me decorate!LOL

  9. Hi lovely lady.
    This is gorgeous you did a wonderful job putting this all together for the Christmas Holidays and being with your family... Now you can come do my house Ok.
    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  10. Your home is just lovely. I've just spent some time going back through your posts and WOW! You could open it up for tours. It's so inspiring!