I'm so happy to finally be finished my Christmas decorating so I can invite you in for a little tour!
Don't ask for any cookies though...that's still on my to-do list.
Coffee, however, I will happily brew for you and join you with a cup!
Come on it! We love company!
I think you'll catch on pretty quickly that Hubs and I are just a leetle Christmas crazy. I decorate the inside and he looks after the outside (which he loves...aren't I lucky?!). You'll find that I can't decide on what style of decorating I like best, so this year I just incorporated it all into different rooms in the house. Sounds crazy, right? It might be...but we like it! The main theme that ties everything together is trees, trees and more trees of all heights, colors and styles!
Here are four lil cuties to start with.
Some may find it plain, but I really like the look of trees with only twinkly white lights.
Especially when they are paired up with black lanterns and flickering candlelight.
(What I really don't like, however, is the not-at-all-attractive paint job on the stairway spindles! We haven't had a chance to change them yet, so please squint as you walk by!)
At the top of the stairs, I hung the chalkboard I made for the garden.
It happily states the reason we celebrate this wonderful season!
I didn't do much decorating in the living room...this little vignette on the dresser is all, but I have some big plans for next year!
I was so excited to find these aqua/white/silver/brown ornaments on sale this last summer, since the colors tie in so perfectly with the feature wall behind them! I love my white trees too, in case you haven't picked up on that yet from previous posts! *wink*
My mom gave me a box of chandelier crystals last winter and I'm nuts about the sparkle and glam they add to the tree! The silver and opalescent netting adds even more glitter, and you all know I love my glitter/sparkle/glam!
These faux mercury glass candle holders were a fun find last summer at a Christmas in July sale!
Another beautiful floral piece passed on from my mother's collection of Christmas decor...
I've already written a zillion posts on the kitchen, so I won't go into that here,
Next stop is our bedroom!
You might notice a slight departure in style here. This is the one room we've managed to mostly renovate and make "us" so far...so needless to say...the Christmas decor in here is probably my favorite.
Yes...it's a bit of a tight squeeze to get past that tree, but it's okay...
it's on my side of the room and I'm willing to put up with it!
I normally use this heavy urn as a base for my night table, but come Christmas time it turns into a stand for this tree! I've been using it as a stand for years and I really enjoy the pretty touch it adds.
The ornaments for this tree were such happy purchases...all of them were either seriously discounted
post-Christmas finds, given to me or handmade. And funny enough...everything but the flowers were purchased before moving into this house and choosing final paint colors! Gotta love it when that happens!
The black and white flowers are handmade and I'll be posting the tutorial on those next week.
Make sure to check back!
The rest of the decor is fairly minimal but sparkle to the max!
This crystal bowl was a beautiful wedding gift and I love how it enhances the twinkling white lights.
(yes that's me in the silver ball...hi!)
Another dollar store clearance find...
Next stop is my daughter's candyland vignette.
Okay, maybe this one is my favorite! Hmmm...no...I think it's a tie.
You can find the tutorial for the glittery lollipops here.
Now we're going to head downstairs to the family room.
I set up our big green tree down here for a couple different reasons. We're not down here too much, so the ornaments are mostly "out of sight, out of mind" for our toddlers, which means there is a lot less "don't touch that!" going on. Secondly, the ornaments work perfectly with the wall color down here (also not my choice but I'm glad the ornaments work!). I'm almost a little embarrassed to show you this room because it's a bit of a mish mash of furniture that we don't know where else to put. Ah well...keeping it real as they say!
This is hubs favorite tree...he especially likes the warm, cozy shades of gold, bronze and cream.
A bronzy leaf wreath hangs on our big Ikea mirror over the sofa.
I love it's simple elegance.
Garlands hang over the two windows and the ornaments and vines echo the warm neutral tones on the tree.
A few candle clusters fill up some empty areas in the other parts of the room...
The last stop is the guest room! I couldn't leave that undecorated, now could I?
I love a rustic style decor too, and I thought this trio of alpine trees fit pretty nicely in between the antique wooden sofa and the antique gate leg table.
I hope our guests will enjoy the pine cones, red berries and twinkling lights during their stay with us.
Thanks so much for coming over!
I'll be showing you our outside decor this week, so I hope you'll be sure to come by again!
To see the other great parties I'm linking up to, click HERE!