Monday, December 24, 2007

Winter Wonderland ...

First of all, here's wishing everyone a Blessed and Merry Christmas :)

And as promised, the pictures of my Christmas decorations with our theme of Winter Wonderland. Nothing much to shout about but it was all hard work, especially creating the snow landscape and putting up all those tiny little trees and all that twigs and stuff. The twigs we found at the park near our place and the little trees were from last years old Christmas tree.

The idea came about when we couldn't find a nice tree skirt and I thought why not make a snowscape at the bottom of the tree instead and this is the end result. Like I said, nothing really to shout about but wifey and me are both proud of all the hard work we put into it :D

Oh, I also managed to salvage that failed genetic mutation of a snow man and managed to get it up. Though not what I expected but at least it's better than nothing. Wifey and me have already started getting new ideas for next years theme ... LOL!

Our little Winter Wonderland (do you see the snow flakes)

The presents under the tree, quite a bit and I'm surprised that it came up to that many!

A close up of the tree with its minimalistic decorations based on a silver/winter theme ...

My winter wonderland snowscape scene under the tree ...

Close up of a section of the snowscape ... the fence came from twigs we picked from the park ...

Another close up view with a little train set in the foreground ...

House and church cut from Styrofoam ...

My salvaged snowman next to my 'fireplace' (what a place for poor old Frosty ... LOL)

Close up of good old Frosty (best I could do ...)

My home made snow icicles ...

My snowman haven ... wifey's idea this one ...

Snowman haven in progress ... the house was only RM12.00!

Side view ...

Front view with lighted house ...

and finally, my mom's crib with a little more modification from me ... :)


65 comments:

  1. One word:

    AWESOME.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  2. AMAZING NICK!!

    you and wifey really outdid yourselves!! the best i've seen so far... REALLY REALLY BEAUTIFUL!

    I showed the pics to my mom and she thought it was really great too! No wonder you guys couldn't stop shopping for decorations.. LOL!

    Well done!! :D

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  3. AB - Awesome may be too string a word but thank you anyway :D

    A blessed Christmas to you and all at home ...

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  4. Meleah - Is that bad DAAAAM or a good DAAAAM? LOL!

    Hey, Merry Christmas Eve to you too ...

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  5. Shemah - Like I told AB above, Amazing is also too strong a word but thank you :D And thank your mom too.

    Wifey and me just wanted something really different and we're glad it turned out like it did. We're quite happy with it.

    Happy holidays to you and your family.

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  6. Merry x'mas to u and ur family:)

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  7. Hazel - Thank you. Merry Christmas to you and your family too ...

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  8. Well thought and Nicely done. Good team work to come up with such a brilliant Xmas decor. :)

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  9. Sam, thank you very much for you compliment :) Wifey and me will be very sad when it comes to taking it down after Christmas, that's for sure ...

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family ...

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  10. WOW! That must have been a lot of work! It looks awesome! Your place looks so cheery with the yellow walls.

    Merry Christmas to the Phillips clan!

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  11. Nick! You are too humble... the decoration is really coolness. I love the snow flakes. I love the tree. I love the snowman, and I love the fireplace. I love EVERYTHING!.. you and wifey so creative lah... A pat on the back for job well done!

    Merry Christmas Nick and Family!!!

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  12. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones...

    MEGA FABULOUS!!

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  13. Lis - Thank you :) It was hard work but I'm glad to say it paid off.

    The Phillips clan thanks you for your warm Christmas wishes :D

    Have yourself a Merry little Christmas too ...

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  14. Lady Java - Thank you, we both gladly accept the pat on the back from you ... LOL!

    And a Merry Christmas to you and family too ...

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  15. Sweetiepie - Mega Fabulous? Gee, if I wasn't on the tanned side, you'd see me blush right now ... LOL! Thank you so much :)

    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones too. Have a fabulous holiday :)

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  16. Hi Nick! Oh my goodness! Your Christmas decorations are so awesome!! Well done!!

    Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year to you and your family, All the best,

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  17. Sooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful!!!
    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!!! :)


    Sorry for not commenting much lately, have been and still am kind of busy :(

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  18. Wonderful job Nick and wifey, I saw this on Google Reader a couple of days ago and wondered where it went.

    Merry Christmas to all of you.

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  19. hello, i emailed you but got an error. anyway here's the reg cleaner i uses, this shit is good, don't stay without protection!

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  20. Hi Nick, just dropping by to wish you a joyous Christmas before my party start! Hope you'll hv a wonderful Christmas this year with your loved ones and families! :) Enjoy yrself!

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  21. I LOVE your decorations. How clever and creative you are.

    Happy Christmas.

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  22. Oh wow, that is so amazing Nick! You both are really so talented! Your house is so nice too. It's a great bonding exercise for you and your wife. I think you two are just fantastic for each other to be able to come up with such a fantastic piece of work! Well done and Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  23. Hi Nick and a Merry Christmas to all of you. May there be many more :)

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  24. wow..you are really creative and willing to make the effort to make such a beautiful decoration..very pretty..HAVE A BLESSED CHRISTMAS NICK, TO YOU AND FAMILY.hubby is not a christian but he is enjoying every bit of it!! going for party again after this..

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  25. Great job Bub! I was one of the the lucky ones to see it 'Live"!! ho ho ho!!

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  26. Oh it looks lovely Nick! Good job to u and wifey. And the snowman in picture number 5 is so adorable! Merry Christmas to u and ur family! :):):)

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  27. those deco are absolutely beautiful.. you even have a "fireplace".. love the winter wonderland snowscape...

    merry christmas and happy boxing day..

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  28. Wow wow. I'm really impressed. Its really beautiful. Nice one, Nick :)

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  29. Nick...COOL!!!

    Very..very..very creative!Wish i can go there to see the real one..heheh..

    the snow looks real man..

    once again...Cayalah..heheh

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  30. Your Xmas house decorations has got to be one of the nicest I've seen on blogs! :)

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  31. Whoaaaaaaaaaa Nick!
    I so love your snow icicles and snowscape.

    That was really a work to do, you and wifey did.

    Great job!


    p/s i didnt get to do my snowman. never mindlah...there is always a Christmas to do that :)

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  32. Is this a record....Nick going 3 days without a post? Hope everything is going well and that you are having too much of a good time to blog.

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  33. La Delirante - Thank you. I'm glad you like it :) Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year to you too ...

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  34. Lena - Gee, thanks :D Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones too ...

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  35. Gypsy - Thank you from both wifey and me :) I'm sure she'll appreciate your comments ... Merry Christmas to everyone over there too ...

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  36. Adam Brown - urmmmm and a Merry Christmas to you too ... LOL!

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  37. Jean - thanks for the Christmas wishes and have a great party.

    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones too :)

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  38. The world according to me - thank you so much :) Wifey helped quite a bit too ...

    Happy Christmas to you too.

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  39. BT - Thanks :D Wifey and me just love doing stuff together, but we were both skeptical at times of each other and whether we could actually do it ... but in the end we're both proud of ourselves :D

    Merry Christmas to you and family too.

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  40. Loz - Thanks for the wishes buddy.

    Wishing you and your loved ones a great Christmas too ...

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  41. Deana - We wanted soemthing real different for Christmas this year, that's why we came up with the idea, besides we couldn't find a nice tree skirt ... LOL!

    Glad you hubby is enjoying himself ... Merry Christmas to you and family too.

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  42. Bobo - Thank you :D Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too ...

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  43. Adrian - yeah, you did get to see it live didn't ya? Glad you guys made it over though I wished you'd have stayed a little longer but I had fun anyway :D

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  44. Meleah - Merry Christmas and a happy New year to you :D

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  45. Marzie - thank you :) I'll be sure to let wifey know you liked the snowman ... hehehe ...

    Merry Christmas to you too :)

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  46. Sting - Thank you. I love the fireplace. We found that by accident and we immediately snapped it up.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy Boxing day to you too ...

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  47. Janice - Thank you so much for the compliments :) We wanted to do more but ran out of time and ideas ... LOL!

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  48. Jiejah - Thanks :D Well, the deor will still be up till next year and my house is always open to visits ... LOL!

    Glad you like the snow :D

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  49. Jacq - first of all, welcome to my blog. And secondly thanks for the compliment. I'm honoured to know that :D

    Merry Christmas to you and your loved one. Do drop by often.

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  50. Chegu Carol - Thank you :) It was a lot of work to do but in the end I think we both enjoyed doing it ...

    There's always next years Christmas to do the snowman. Mine didn't turn out as I'd expected it too anyway ...

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  51. Gypsy - LOL! Yeah, it is a record of sorts for me to not post for 3 whole days but I'm fine. I've just been lazing around vegetating and enjoying my Christmas vacation :D I'll get down to posting again soon ... hehehe ... Thanks for the concern.

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  52. Emila - thanks :) I'm glad everyone liked it. Makes all that hard work seem worthwhile.

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  53. Gosh! Talk about being serious on Christmas!!! Really respect, man!!! If I were you, I'd just keep those up till next year...and the year after!!! LOL - well done, guys. Absolutely superb!

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  54. I've been silently reading your blog from my Google Reader for a while now. Only now I start to post comments. hehe..

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  55. Big Pumpkin - we just enjoyed decorating the place for Christmas. I'd love to keep it up forever and I'm going to be sad when it comes to taking it down. But then wifey and me already have a theme idea for next year ... LOL!

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  56. Jacq - I didn't know about Google reader until reading your comment. Even then I had to ask my wife all about it ... shows you what a doofus I am ... LOL!

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  57. Nick! Damn, you've got skills! The decorations came out beautifully. I hope you and your family had a most wonderful Christmas.

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  58. MP - thank you :D We're both also glad it turned out alright. We were kinda afraid it might look horrible ...

    We had a great time for Christmas. Hope you had a blast too.

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  59. Me like JACQ: Silent reader until I saw this ... just wonderful. If i have to give award for design and simply awesome thought on Christmas.. you got to win this award.

    Just brilliant awesome and beautiful.

    Oh ya.. Merry Christmas if its not too late and let me first wish Happy New Year 2008.

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  60. Hi Papa Joneh, nice to see you comment her :) Don't worry, I've been silently lurking on a few blogs too ... LOL!

    Gee you make me blush with your priases :D Thank you anyway, I'm glad you liked it.

    And it's never too late to wish anyone a Merry Christmas. Here's wishing you and you family a great and blessed Xmas and a wonderful New Year.

    Hope to see you lurking here more often ... LOL!

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  61. now that i re-read my comment here, i think this year is the year to make that snow man. hahaha...im gonna copy from yours Nick. ok? :)

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