Saturday, November 24, 2012

Decking the Halls along the bayous… {Christmas 2012}


It has become tradition on the day after Thanksgiving to decorate my sister’s (Colette) home in Houma and my Aunt’s (Sugar) home in Thibodaux.


The day always starts with a huge breakfast prepared by Honey then J & I are off to transform the sis’s home into a Christmas masterpiece. J strings the lights on the tree inside for me as I decorate outside.

With the assistance of cousin Laurie, we always seems to whip it out faster.

My sister prefers a real tree, 10-12 foot, so the high ladder is in order (and I’m pretty scared of heights).


Though there is no theme, my sis prefers an array of child-like ornaments. Large replicas of ‘elf on a shelf” sit at the top. Bows of metallic green with red dots glisten with the white lights.

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The mantle is decked out with two of the most precious drummer boys, one for each of her boys. A vintage wooden train and truck are filled with greenery and toys. The colorful ball garland and embroidered stockings completes the look.

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The outside of the home is classic. Greenery and wreaths bedecked in ribbons of red and gold, traditional and elegant. Two white pumpkin topiaries have been transformed into snowmen with a simple kit from Michael’s Craft store.

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And more…

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Look who was our audience, 4 thumbs up! Lucy is saying “Cheers” with her can of Sprite. Atta girl! xo

lunch time

Around 5:00 PM, we all travelled back to Thibodaux to decorate Sugar’s home. Cousin Laurie is a big fan of the “candy theme” as evidenced in the tree decor, garlands, wreath, and accessories. My cousin Laurie loves Christmas as much as I do.

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Have you begun your Christmas decor yet?

Let the tradition begin…


It was a fun Thanksgiving break. Tonight is our first Christmas soiree at BFF Sal’s home.

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Decking the Halls, y’all!


  1. Both places look great. I'm sure it was a fun yet tiring day.

  2. What a lucky sis and aunt, both homes look amazing!! Any chance you'll be in NY this weekend so you can stop on by and help me:)
    I'll be decking the halls all weekend!

  3. Oh my word, wish my house was on your list. Both places look amazing and I love all of your decor. Hugs, Marty

  4. Classy Looking Angels........glad to see she did not "re-gift" (ha) my wedding gift selection think Old Estate still has those????????

  5. Boy, they are so fortunate to have you to decorate! I love the candy tree all pics are just so pretty!

  6. How fun and festive! Everything looks beautiful! We haven't started anything here yet. It was warm yesterday and I told my husband he better take advantage of the weather and put up the outside lights. He waited and now it is freezing! We actually saw some snow flurries earlier! As much as I enjoy summer, I just love this time of year! I will be pulling out the decorations tomorrow! Ho Ho Ho!

  7. Both are absolutely beautiful! They are so fortunate to have you two do this. I love, love the 2nd tree! Everything looks so festive ~


  8. Love the festivity of it all! I love seeing everyone's taste in decorations--shows the diversity of everyone. You and J do an awesome job, and Honey, Sugar, and Colette are fortunate to have you both! Biting my nails in anticipation of your decorations! Am glad you had such a great Thanksgiving holidays with the fam. Wish I could have seen you. <3

  9. Everything looks great, Ron. What a fun tradition...well, at least fun for the ones that get the decorating done for them! I got my outside stuff done in the last day or so....lots of deep burgundy and I went with gold this year after several years of silver. I will start inside tomorrow-Lord willing- xo Diana

  10. how beautiful....I'm not sure which tree is my favorite! my halls are decked too!!!! Happy Holidays!

  11. You can surely tell both houses have been professionally decorated! Such wonderful talent and so nice of you and Jay to share that gift with your families!

  12. Looks great!! And how wonderful of you to help with others' Christmas decorating! It's fun, but a lot of work, so I know how much they appreciate your help. I love your blog and look forward to reading about what yall have been up to. Keep up the good work!

  13. Great decorations! I'm sure everyone appreciated your help with the tree trimming. It's alot more fun to do with other people too. You obviously know what you're doing too.

  14. You can head on over to Dallas anytime you want to decorate my house! Fantastic job!

  15. Can you come to my house and decorate?? Just Gorgeous! ~Amy


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