Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My Home ~ All Decorated

I've been dying to show you my Holiday Decorations! I've had things up and sitting all pretty for about three weeks now! Ya...I'm a early bird!

This year I simplified things and tried to re purpose my all year round decorative items by adding some bling to them. So let's go on a little tour of my house shall we...?


At the back door (the one we use all the time!) you are greeted by this grapevine wreath. I have changed out the felt flowers, ribbon and bells for many different things-depending on the season! Gotta love hot glue! I've carried the Grapevine wreaths through to the front of the house as well by displaying them in our three front windows. I love using natural elements in with all the glittery things!

Our shelf where we drop our keys and other random things got dressed up with our Santa Hats this year...our first Christmas as a family of four!


These are our kitschy shelves as you go up a few stairs to the main level. Yes, we live in an older home with lots of quirks! The shelves are usually jam packed with random junk but I've recently put some functional baskets there to collect all of our 'stuff' and jazzed it up with a pop of my favorite color...which you will see throughout our home!


My favorite area! The tree and mantel...this is where Christmas happens! For two years now Red, Turquoise, Lime Green and a touch of Pink have made their way into my holiday color scheme. I love the break from the traditional colors. The star was a new addition this year!



Traditional ornaments mixed with family heirlooms and handmade ones from little hands...I love my tree!


The mantel went a bit retro this year with the addition of this vintage sign I picked up for $5! I went back the next day to grab some more but they were all gone! I am so glad I ditched the traditional pine garland in favour for this whimsical berry and leaf one.


White mini lights, gold and turquoise balls, shimmering stars and crafty snowman live in perfect harmony here!


Another new addition this year, my Yarn Wrapped Trees.


Hanging ornaments from your chandelier-brilliant!


Here is a look at two of the many shelves in my glass cabinet in the dining room. I jazzed up my everyday pieces with ornaments to give them some holiday flare. 


This, I am calling my Twig Layered Trifle (get it-layered beads-trifle?! Haha) As we receive Christmas Cards in the mail, I've been punching a hole in them and stringing them to the dogwood branches.


Another imitation from my inspiration pins...my version of felted garland!

And lastly, a simple yarn wrapped wreath with a festive snowflake hung in the middle!

Have you decorated yet, or are you a last minute decorator? I'd love to see photos :)



Lish

20 comments:

Nessa Bixler said...

So pretty! Love the mantle!

aPearantly sew said...

oh my word! Your home looks amazing! I love the colors you used. ummm, can you please (pretty please!) come decorate mine?! I love the paper chain draped above your mantel. I make a paper chain every year for our tree. It's something my Mom did with us when we were kids, and I love carrying on that tradition.

Sami said...

Amazing! I love your mantle but my favorite is the santa hats! such a cute idea!

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Alyx said...

Ohmygoshohmygosh! I LOVE your mantle! So adorable.

Trisha @ clarionwren.com said...

Love the tour, Lish!! Your Christmas card tree {and trifle} is my favorite!

Grateful4Crochet said...

I love all these ideas, they look fantastic!!

Kelly said...

hey lish! love your post, pics and decor :) thanks for sharing!!

Sherika Lovett Alston said...

All the decor looks so great!! Awesome job! Your newest fan!!

Megan Brooke said...

Love the retro mantle and the ornaments hanging from the chandelier! Cute Christmas decor!

andie jaye said...

i love the color scheme!!! it looks like a magazine! i love that wreath!

A Lived in Home said...

Wow! Your decor is amazing! So many unexpected elements! I'm loving your letters with bells!

odetoinspiration said...

Everything looks fabulous! Thanks for the tour!

Between You and Me said...

over from sarah's linky party...love your home for Christmas!

abby said...

I love the wreath! The colors are amazing!!!

Finding Home said...

You home is decorated so lovely!

Bronwyn said...

What a whimsical home you have. I could defintely relax there (after I checked out every little detail!)

Mindie Hilton said...

Stunning style. I would love for you to share at Bacon Time Anything Goes linky. Happy holidays, found you at CRAFT.

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Mindie Hilton said...

Thanks for linking up. Hope to see you again at Bacon Time. May your Christmas be bright.

Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com said...

So darling I can't hardly stand it! Your paper chain and santa hats and vintage poster make me want to add to Christmas at my house...I'm thinking I better wait until next year! Thanks for inspiring me!!! And thanks for linking up at Overflowing with Creativity.

krk realty said...

You got it perfectly set up!