ing with me! “…every where you go”… Well, maybe not everywhere, but at least in my house! 🙂 I have been busy getting all my Christmas decorations up because I’m hosting my annual Cookie Exchange on Sunday afternoon. It’s been fun decorating because we just moved into this house a few months ago and I got to really play around with where I’d put things this year. Change is always good!
So, without further ado, here’s my festive home…
The Red, Black, White & Silver tree in the living room:
And, the tricked out garland I tried (Thanks to Nester)…I don’t have a fireplace in this house, so I had to use it over the doorway between the living room and the kitchen/dining room. I used one of the branchy type garlands and one of the single piece garlands, wrapping the single piece in and around the other to make it fuller. Then I draped it with a “Cranberry garland” (actually red wooden beads), tucked in poinsettia blooms, some dried sticks, and a few other goodies, and then hung a jingle bell in the center with a pretty bow. I’m pretending this is my mistletoe b/c I haven’t had the chance to get out to the farm to get any yet.
And a closer shot:
And that takes us into the dining room…I have a kitchen tree that is decorated with more of the red ‘cranberry’ garland, little gingerbread ornaments, and cooking utensils. I tucked in some silver feathery things and some of the dried sticks that were used in the garland. I thought this helped tie the two rooms together since when you’re in one room you can see into the other.
On the table I have the Southern Living at Home Candelier with candles and greenery/poinsettias. I love this piece, and it’s so elegant, yet simple.
And I finally got around to hanging the curtains in the dining room today…plus I made a cute valance out of some fabric I had left over from aprons I made for Chrstmas gifts. I also hung a little wreath in the window, although I think I need to lower it (I hung it before I put the valance up).
And, then there’s the guest bathroom/the kids bathroom. I put a small tree in here and they decorated it all by themselves using all the ornaments they’ve made or have been given. A few other odd ornaments are on there as well…basically if they don’t fit into the theme of the other trees, it goes on here. 🙂
On the shelf of the cabinet above the potty, I put one of our nativity sets:
And added a poinsettia on the vanity:
That brings us to the outside. I didn’t do alot outside, mainly because I ran out of time, energy and stuff! 🙂
But, here’s what you see as you approach the door:
What’s that you say? That’s a unique wreath? Well, yes, it is! I got the idea from a blog…but I’m not sure which one it was. I made my “W” monogram wreath from styrofoam that I cut with a jig saw into my W shape, and then wrapped it with some garland and tucked in a few berries. Here’s a closer view:
I hope you like my holiday home. Please let me know what you think!