Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Decor

Hi Friends! I hope you all are enjoying this holiday season. My girls are out of school and we're having fun at home making cookies and gingerbread houses. Awhh. Who am I kidding? They're fighting like cats and dogs and we're staying in pjs and sweats all day.

I did, however, manage to get my house decorated. Here's a few pics around the house.

This is our family room off the kitchen.  Since this is the room where we spend the most time, I like to do something fun for the girls. I usually rotate themes and do either a Santa, snowman, or candy-themed tree. This year, we *kind of* went over the top with the candy theme. 

I already had a lot of the decorations and ornaments, but added some cute gingerbread and candy ornaments that I found at JCPenney. 
The cupcakes on the mantle and the lollipops I used for the tree topper all came from JCPenney.

I found a little inspiration from Pinterest and did this for our front door 
using Deco Mesh and more candy ornaments from Hobby Lobby. 
I already had the ribbon and red and white ball garland.  
I usually do something less gaudy more natural, but heck, my kiddos are young. Why not make it fun? 

Close-up of front door decorations
This is my first year doing a tree in my entry way. It's been a challenge finding one "skinny" enough.
Believe it or not, I bought this beauty at Wal-Mart.

I made my topper out of the leftover burlap ribbon I had from my fall wreath project. 
I reuse the same stuff over and over. That's how I roll.

All my drapes, furnishings, and Christmas decorations came from my previous houses. 
Buy what you love and you'll have it a lifetime!

Yes! You can mix silver and gold together. You can also mix pine cones and burlap with "fancy" ornaments. 

Dining Room

Once again...I used items around my house to decorate. I pulled out a big copper bowl from the basement and started stuffing it with pine branches and twig balls. I tossed in an antler and a magnifying glass from the coffee table. Next I added some sparkly ornaments. Somehow it all works in my dining room!

Here's the view from my foyer into my formal living room. 
I usually put a tree in there, but opted to do one in the entry way instead.

I attached some green ornaments to the boxwood topiary and tied a ribbon on the trunk.

In the living room bay window, I added silver ribbon to large snowflakes and attached them to the window frames. 

Glitter reindeer and ornaments in a mercury glass bowl.

This secretary is at the other end of my formal living room. 
I found these cute snow village houses at Marshall's for $12.99 each.  
They're made of cardboard, but have a battery powered light inside.

Hope you have a great Christmas filled with peace and love!
(From Hobby Lobby)


  1. I love everything! It all looks so beautiful. From the burlap to the white, you did a fantastic job. I love the way your house is decorated, too. Have a Merry Christmas!

  2. haha the last picture of the "one more fa la la" had me cracking up!

  3. Fantastic job, Girl! Again, you make me look like a slacker. Heee! I somewhat started looking for a skinny tree this year to add to my decor, but never saw a good one. I'll try Wal-Mart. Thanks for all your inspiration! Happy New Year!

  4. It all looks so beautiful. Love the use of the burlap, and the tree...gorgeous!!

  5. So so pretty! I need you to come to FL next Christmas and hook me up. My decor was quite sad in comparison. Happy New year XO