~Trim A Tree Thursday~

Hey ladies, Brettinsky over at The Hostess With The Mostess is hosting Trim A Tree Thursday, This gal is ready for Christmas! She even has her Christmas Cards ready! I guess y'all are expecting something great and beautiful here today, right? Welllllllll.........

This yard sale Santa is as pretty as it is going to get for a few more days!


Can a Mess be Beautiful???? It's looking pretty good to me...LOL I started pulling out the stash on Tuesday...today is Thursday and it still is just sitting here...I did take the lids off the boxes, so you could get a peek. I thought I would, with out a doubt have most of this up and ready to post for this Trim a Tree party. I am running so behind this year, I usually have every thing up and finished by this time...it's true...except the outside.
Go ahead, click on the pictures...if you dare...LOL


Do you see the Vacuum sitting there???? Been meaning to get that done too this week...LOL

All these boxes is just decor....where's the Tree's??? Still in the storage closet! Why have I let this mess sit here since Tuesday???? Welllll....

I received a Phone Call Tuesday afternoon, from....a lady I know that decorates all kinds of Christmas Trees...mostly 3-5 foot trees....she works on these gorgeous Christmas Trees for a whole year and then she sales them at a Christmas Show here in Knoxville, which is coming up soon. I have bought several of her trees over the past 5 years....2 of them I have even given away as Christmas gifts to my brother and my Mom. This lady done a custom tree for me last year and I told her that when she had everything ready for this year's show I would like to come view it early. I have talked to her several times over that last few months about these tassels I have been making. She has been so helpful, it has been unbelievable! When she called to tell me I could come to her house and look at her trees....she ask me to bring my tassels....she said there would be other gals at her house also looking at her trees, and that I might just be able to make some sales....That sounded great to me....so I got busy making a few more of these pretties and left the Christmas Mess sitting!

The tassels have taken over the front living room! I hope to sell a lot of them and have this room back for Christmas...LOL
Well, there you have it...My Trim a Tree Mess...LOL
Go by and visit with The Hostess With The Mostess I am sure will you see some gorgeous Christmas Trimmings!
Thank you everybody that came by to shop with me at The Southern Market! I think you all enjoyed it! Some of you have ask about the location of The Southern Market...It is in Knoxville right off of Kingston Pike....open year round and it is a decorater's heaven!
Thank you so very much for stopping by today! I appreciate every visit and comment! You gals make my day! Hope you all have a wonderful day! Blessings to you all! Nancy
One more thing....I have to toot my own horn here a min....All Y'all Dovetales girls that signed up for the magazine....well, have you received it yet? I got mine yesterday. I had already heard from a couple of you about the little article about me in there...so I knew it was in there and let me tell you....I was so excited when it was in the mailbox...I couldn't see straight long enough to read what it said...LOL. Don't y'all love that magazine? It is one of the best! I think....Lord, forgive me....it is better then.....that southern magazine.....ugh, you know the one. All y'all southern gals, forgive me for saying that...but if you ever get your hands on one of those magazines you will say the same thing. If you don't know what magazine I am talking about...click here and read all about it....I think you still have time to sign up for the free subscription. Talk to you all later! Nancy

36 comments

Monica S said...

Hmmm looking forward to x-mas....
I guess we are a bit "slow" in Norway... we usually don't pull out most x-mas decor until desember 23rd. We call that day little x-mas eve.. and we celebrate x-mas on x-mas eve (the 24th)... first day of x-mas is the 25th (and that day we just relax.. all presents were handed out the night before)
A little bit different from yours!

During Advent we decorate with purple colors!! I might post something come december 1st.

Have fun!

Monica

Stacey said...

Just can't decorate for Christmas yet but you definitely make me want to. Everything you have there is beautiful.

I hope you sell all of your tassels and have to start over! Wouldn't that be a bonus?

Now this Dovetails magazine. I wonder if they have it at Barnes and Noble? I'm going looking!!

Darlene said...

Morning Nancy,
I will be perusing your pictures when I have a bit more time. Your decorations are going to be FABULOUS!!! I knew they would. I hope you sell a bunch of your beautiful tassels...that will be a fun night out.

I want to thank you again for the link to Dovetails magazine. It TRULY Is the most gorgeous magazine I have ever had! After the freebees I bet the subscription will be a bit pricey but it is definitely worth every penny! hehehe I know a star in the magazine!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the tassels! You make me want to get out my christmas stuff today! (I did buy some new ornies last night!)

PAT said...

It's looking very good! I see all sorts of wonderful things!

Now I'm going to go check this magazine out! Congratulations on the article!

Shelia said...

Morning! Oh, you're about ready to start decorating! We don't start until after Thanksgiving, but then I'll be going crazy!! Good luck with your tassels!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shelia said...

Morning! Oh, you're about ready to start decorating! We don't start until after Thanksgiving, but then I'll be going crazy!! Good luck with your tassels!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Good Morning, Nancy! I can't wait to see all of your Christmas decor displayed. Looks like you have tons of great stuff to work with! I usually don't decorate until right after Thanksgiving, since we moved into this house. I use to have Christmas up by Thanksgiving, but we host an annual Thanksgiving dinner the night before, for about 40-50 of our friends and family, and it's all I can do to get ready for that! LOL!

Good luck with your tassle sales! They are all so cute! I tried several times to subscribe to the Dovetales mag, and it won't go through. Hope you will post the article featuring you! Looks like a great mag! :) ~RHonda

brettinsky said...

You are too funny! I definitely have a corner that look like this in our office. It takes so long to go through everything! I completely understand.

Your tassels are beautiful! I am sure you will sell plenty!

And thanks for the magazine tip-I just subscribed-and please do post the article with you in it!

I can't wait to see all of these beautiful Christmas items up and on display!

Bo said...

Hi Nancy...well, at least you have a great excuse for not getting going on your tree, etc. I'm still in the thinking about it mode...LOL
Your tassels are GORGEOUS! ;-) Bo

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Wow, that's alot of Christmas decor. I have to get my head in gear to think about when to start. Still finishing up my final touches to my bedroom first.

Lovely tassels.

Blessings,

Sher

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Nancy, You are hilarious! I can see it's going to be gorgeous since all the ornaments are. Love the tassels! ~Melissa

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Nancy, your front room looks alot like mine right now. I have Christmas decor laying everywhere. I hope I am up to this now that I have it all pulled out. You girls really keep me inspired . Don't know what I would do without youin's !
I am making tassels for gifts this year, if I get them done.Yours are pretty Nancy.
Hope they send me a magazine, I signed up for the freebie.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Ohh, I LOVE emptying out my Christmas boxes & seeing all the treasures I have. You're making me eager!

ceekay said...

I think unpacking the items for Christmas decorating is like a Christmas day itself. I forget from year to year and I always am so happy and surprised to see what I have! Looks like you are definately getting in the spirit!

Sweetie said...

First - the tassels that you design are gorgeous. You have wonderful Christmas decorations. I am really anxious to see how you put everything together. I start decorating the day after Thanksgiving - it's been our family tradition for as long as I can remember. Now I'm getting some very good ideas. Thanks for the link to the Dovetails magazine. What a great visit to your blog!!
Sweetie

Miss Janice said...

Well Nancy, you are ahead of me, at least you got the boxes out. Those tassels look gorgeous laying on top of your sofa. I am definitely gonna check into the Dovetails magazine.

Linda said...

Well we may have very different styles of decor, but we both have boxes and boxes of it for Christmas I see. Isn't it fun? I just love it!!

Congrats on being in that magazine - I am not familiar with it. Our home will be in two magazines nexy spring. COuntry Sampler and Mercantile gatherings. I can't wait to see them!

Miss Janice said...

Nancy, Congratulations on being featured in Dovetales...

Carrie said...

Thank you for sharing your christmas decor items. The tassels you make are just stunning!
Thanks also for information on the Dovetales magazine.

tardevil said...

Can't wait to see your decorations. Your boxes look alot like mine right now. If those tassels don't sell, I hope you'll post them. You know I like some Santas. Thanks for the heads up on Dovetales. I went over to subscribe. It looked kind of like Southern Lady to me. Can't wait to get a copy.

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Nancy - looks like you are going to be a busy girl - but what I'm most excited about is to see that you are going to be selling your tassels at that show - I bet you anything - you will sell out in a jiffy. They are just so cute. Matter of fact, I want that one with the black and white check and green ribbon - it matches my bedroom perfect. I'm supposed to be working right now getting ready for open house - so please put me that one back and I'll be back to purchase it at the first of the week. Thanks a bunch - if that is a problem - just e-mail me. Have a great weekend. Cathy

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Yay! Saw your letter in Dovetales! I got my free copy (the promotion ends with this copy I believe) and loved it :)!!

Your Christmas decorations look lovely -- can't wait to see your home all decked out! Great news about your tassels too :)

Also I wanted to thank you for your prayers last week for my family during the loss of our grandfather. It really means so much to me that all of my blog friends can lift us up in prayer like that! Thank you.

Blessings,
Stacey

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Looks like you have a lot of work in store for yourself! At least you are getting a head start. We are having Thanksgiving in our home, so I will wait until after that to decorate for Christmas. Your tassels look really neat!

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Hi Nancy...first time visiting your blog, I believe. I see GREAT potential in all those Christmas decorations! (LOL) Your tassels are beautiful! Can't wait to hear how your visit with the tree lady goes and if you sell lots of those pretty tassels. Susan

Jessica said...

Hi Nancy~ what beautiful Christmas decorations, I just can't wait to see. :) Now, I just tried to order a tassle and it's gone....does that mean it's sold already? I'm devastated. It was the black w/green checks. Please help.

Jessica

Bre said...

You've got me in the mood for Christmas !
I usually try and hold off til at least the last week of November ........but there's so many inspirational ideas out there in blogland.

Maybe I'll just lay out all my decorations like you did ...... LOL....but then again - better not . I'd probably never clean them up LOL

Cheers
http://chantillygrace.blogspot.com/

Tracey said...

I haven't got my Dovetales magazine yet...but now I am looking even more forward to it since you are in there!! Way to go girl!!!

mishebe said...

Hi nancy, first off i have tried to get free issues of that magazine but my computer will not let me. i want it so bad. Second my mom asks me all the time about the tassel. So yes she is still interested. ( she is driving me nuts about it). And yes i did make that table cover. Actually i made it for a round table, but just scrunched it up and put it on the square one. Do you think it is too much? mishelle

Dawnie said...

Congrats to you for being able to sell your tassels. I think its great whenever a lady who loves being home can find a way to do what her hearts desire is AND remain in the home but earn extra income. That is my dream!

I just love that gold sofa!

nikkicrumpet said...

c'mon now Nancy...I was expecting to see pictures of your house all decked out by now....Get to work woman!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Wow! Look at all of your Christmas goodies! I don't even start to decorate until the weekend after Thanksgiving. Your tassels are great. I hope you sell all of them at the Christmas Tree thing!
Penny

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Nancy, Looks like you have some cute christmas "stuff". Can't wait to see what you do with it! I hope you sell lots of tassels, I'm sure you will. I'm doing a christmas show in about 3 weeks, so I have frames, wreaths and arrangements taking over my house too. I just put most of it in the (small) piano room. You can hardly walk in there! I'm going to start my christmas decorating tomorrow. I have several houses to decorate next week, so I will probably be to tired by the weekend. Talk to you soon. Kristen

Tracey said...

I'm so excited Nancy! I got home from work tonight and my issue of Dovetales was in the mailbox! I can't wait to go sit down and enjoy it cover to cover!

southerninspiration said...

No, I won't be decorating for Christmas for a few weeks now. Look forward to seeing yours. And YES, I did get my DoveTales....love it, and I noticed you were published! Thanks for that heads up!

Suzanne

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello sweet Nancy,

Can't wait to see your Christmas tree all decked out for the holidays! You go girl! Will be back!

Hugs,
Maryjane