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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Our Trip To Dallas And More Frames!

Hey guys! Thank you for all of the sweet (no pun intended...lol) comments on on my gingerbread kitchen! I appreciate each one!

I told you we went to Dallas last weekend and had a blast! I want to show you my friend Sherry's house and some pics I took of ICE at the Gaylord Hotel...it was amazing! Some of you might remember Sherry's house from earlier posts...she really outdid herself decorating it for Christmas! It really has that WOW factor! Not that I would have expected anything less from her. She is an awesome decorator!!

This lighted manger scene is gorgeous!!

That mantle is one of the prettiest I've seen! I made the arrangement on the coffee table and the wreaths you will see posted when you scroll down. Sherry really doesn't need my help though...she does well on her own!

LOVE.

Perfectly accessorized bookcases.

This piece in the mirrored vase just sparkles! I wish I had a better picture of it.

Oh My! That tree is amazing!!

Gorgeous ornaments!


Love the painted wine glasses

What an elegant dining room!


Her kitchen is done in a gingerbread theme too...I spy a gingerbread tassel
Look at that hand painted cake dish...cute!

I thought this was a great way to decorate your canisters for Christmas!

So cute!




This is the T.V. room. Love the way she decorated the mantle! I showed the wreath a while back...she ended up putting in on the mantle with lights. This tree is beautiful! I hope you enjoyed the Christmas tour! One of the reasons we came to Dallas was to go to ICE at the Gaylord Texan. This hotel is just beautiful!!


ICE is a tour of amazing sculptures carved from blocks of ice. You just can't believe that almost everything is really ice! They are huge sculptures! The theme this year was Peanuts.

Kevin and Chase.
It was freezing in there...literally! I think they said they keep the temps anywhere from 9 to 12 degrees. They give you those big blue coats to help keep you warm. I don't think you could stand it without them! Brrrrr



This angel was beautiful and huge!
The manger scene was beautiful too...
After the tour we got some hot chocolate to warm us up!
I had to show you my friend Lisa's adorable twins! ( Sherry's grand babies) This is Ally...look at that outfit!! Love it!

This is Lake...he is going to be a heart breaker! lol...so cute!

After ICE we went to the Galleria to eat and do a little shopping. Love the big tree in the middle of the ice rink...it is just beautiful! I found some cute sweaters on sale at Macy's! Wish we had a Macy's here...


I also wanted to tell you that I listed some frames in my Etsy store and will continue to list more. I finally got the frames in that I've been waiting on for 3 weeks! Yay! Sorry it has taken me so long to get more listed...The frame below is a one of a kind.
Thank you for your visit! It's 2:00 in the morning...whew! I'm headed to bed.





20 comments:

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Your friend Sherry home is just beautiful girl..and those twins are too cute and look at you guys with your big Blue coats on...loved seeing the ice show and the huge Mall...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Anonymous said...

Beautiful decoration!!!
Have a nice weekend.

EliFla said...

How beautiful....everything!!! Thanks for sharing....ICE is incredible!!!! Ciao Flavia

Sue Giannotta said...

Thank you for sharing Sherry's beautiful ICE house with us. I love the arrangements, and the frames that you make.

Anonymous said...

Your friend's home is absolutely beautiful with all the decorations. She's a beautiful decorator.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Kristen! What a beautiful home! I love all the silver...especially the mercury glass...gorgeous! It looks like you had a wonderful time on your trip...what fun! Merry Christmas!...hugs...Debbie

Shelia said...

What a lovely home your friend Sherry has. Yes, it's a wonderful decorator and has some gorgeous ideas. Loved seeing the snaps of your family.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

A Hint of Home said...

Sherry's home is a dream! Very pretty!
ICE looks amazing! We used to go to one in Plymouth, MI every year! What amazing talent is displayed there.
Loved looking at all the pics of your great looking family!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

wow oh wow, that is a gorgeous home. I love the lighted nativity but girl, you didn't say a word about that gorgeous lampshade. I have never seen one like that! Glad you had a good time!

Lynn said...

My first thought was Dallas and ice sculptures?? Then I realized they were inside. lol Beautiful! Your friend's home is gorgeous. I just love the gingerbread kitchen theme again.

Ann's Page said...

I love it~! so beautiful.The twins are so cute..and the little boy's name Lake...that's my Daddys name..I have never seen it as anyone else's name.~!
Blessing's
Ann

Linda said...

Well that was a treat to see all of those wonderful decorations in your friend's home! She has a beautiful house and such good taste!

I loved the ice sculptures...especially the angel.

That was a HUGE tree in the mall. I don't miss being in a mall at Christmas though since I worked retail at Christmas for many years...and saw all of the commercialism. And it kind of bummed me out that I was supposed to push sales....when I really didn't want to.

Oh well...I haven't had to work for 18 years now...and I can focus more on the joys of Christmas...and the coming of God's son! I know we do share love when we buy gifts for our loved ones...and so we do need to go and shop. But I saw it from behind the counter and I didn't like the $$$$$ signs in the companies eyes.

I am glad you all had fun. Cute pictures!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Ames said...

My goodness she went all out on her decorations. Everything is just beautiful!~Ames

Melissa Miller said...

WOW! Kristen her home is so amazing and elegant. Thank you for showing us.

You all look wonderful and happy!

Happy weekend to you all.
~Melissa :)

PS I would love more frames and the birdie arrangement but I think I would need a bigger house first. He! Beautiful job on everything. I'll think on them...I may treat myself anyway.

Liz said...

Happy Saturday, Kristen!!

Your friend’s home is stunning. The lit nativity is gorgeous...I want one! I will now be on the lookout for Gingerbread themed items for next year, so cute! I love your friend's wreaths...smile! Oh, and I love the way her mantle is decorated, it's so pretty!

Love the pics of you and your family in the blue coats, very cute! Glad you had a wonderful trip. =)

XOXO ~Liz

Angie said...

Your friend's home is beautiful! Love the cute stuff in her kitchen. Love your adorable Christmas kitchen too!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I agree, of course, with everyone else on here. Just beautiful!
It sounds like you had a wonderful Holiday visit. That's so great!

Tootsie said...

hey girl...long time no chat...hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!!! your post today is filled with lots of wonderful things! I love the decorating ...and am on my way back to look some more!
just wanted to pop over and wish you a merry Christmas!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Christmas Blessings to you and your family, From my mountain to yours Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Katherine Mansfield said...

your home is lovely....I am a 76 year old "kid"...I love the décor of Christmas....just to look at...makes me so proud of you young folks..keep up the great work....it is a labor of love....see you next year....if I am still hanging around...love to you and yours...

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