Saturday, December 22, 2012

Deck the halls...

For the past month I have read blog after blog filled these amazing Christmas decorations- trees in every room, a wreath on every mirror and window, even bathrooms with more holiday decor than my entire house.  I managed to get one room decorated- the living room.  Maybe one year I'll have cute little three foot trees on every dresser but this was not that year!

I'm not a big fan of tchotchke-type decorations (and yes, I had to google that word. I thought it was spelled chochkey.) in my own house- I really like greenery and even tried to use a little red this year which is completely outside of my comfort zone.

I switched out the faux-garland on the stairs for pinecone garland.  I love it! Todd jokes that the living room is 15 shades of cream and tan so you know, I'm just trying to throw him off by using a crazy color like brown! I can be pretty daring at times!

I don't see my love for burlap fading anytime soon.  I used these same bows last year.

See! Red! Crazy, I know!  I still love using craft paper for wrapping gifts.  It's just so simple allows you to use whatever fun ribbon you want- I stocked up on ribbon at Michaels when it was 70% off.

I got these two boxwood wreaths at Lowes a few months ago.  I don't know that I'll ever take them down! I used them for Thanksgiving and added the "Merry Christmas" the day after.  See my antlers?  I really love all small mounted antlers that I've seen on Pinterest.  These are from Todd's barn- I bought the plaques from Joann's, stained them and then attached the antlers.

My paperwhites started blooming a week or two ago.  Love them! 

And the dining room got a cotton boll wreath and a pink poinsettia. 

We also have another small tree in the kitchen.  It wasn't supposed to be this goofy little 6ft artificial tree but apparently there was a tree shortage this year and we didn't have any options. 

We collect Christmas ornaments everywhere we travel so I wanted to keep those all together on their own tree.  I do love the tree in a basket but next year this will definitely be switched out for a real tree. 

And that's it! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I am in love with your home! I am a born and raised 4th generation Californian and I just love the Southern charm of your home. Thanks for sharing it with us all!

  2. It's so pretty! I love the pop of red here and there-- your house is PERFECT as a "blank canvas" (in a good way!!) for seasonal decor all year round.... I think it looks amazing! Merry Christmas!

  3. Your home looks like it's straight out of a southern magazine. I absolutely love all your decor. Simply stunning.

  4. Everything looks great! It's so hard to get everything up in time to ACTUALLY enjoy it!!!

  5. Looks great!! Merry Christmas!! Erica

  6. absolutely perfect! I seriously love everything!

    xo, Emily

  7. I just adore your cotton ball wreath!!!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous.This could be ripped out from a magazine! I happen to love your little pop of red :)

  9. Your home looks so beautiful!! Merry Christmas!

  10. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Just happen stumble across your site on Pinterest and I'm so glad I did! Now following and hope you can stop in for a visit soon! Merry Christmas!

  11. I have seen so many as well but yours is by FAR the most beautiful and classy yet. You have inspired me for next year.

  12. So beautiful!! Love it! your home could be a bed and breakfast. I say that because well, maybe I want to be invited and sit on those comfy couches and sip tea and hang out ;) xo

  13. Your home is REALLY, TRULY so lovely. I love everything you did to decorate for Christmas. It still looks warm, festive and inviting and is true to YOU. It's gorgeous.

  14. Really gorgeous :) Where do you buy the burlap to make your bows?

    1. Just Joann, Hobby Lobby, and Michael's. Nothing special! The loose burlap is in the floral section and the wired tighter weave burlap on the stairs is in the wired ribbon section.

  15. Your decor is just lovely! I am paring down my decorations (every day and for Christmas) and love your clean but festive look!

    Happy New Year!!!

  16. AMAZING INSPIRATION in this post:) your blog is awesome and Im following.

    If you want some cute Swedish bedroom can check out my blog:)

    happy new year dear

    LOVE Maria at

  17. Beautiful! Looks like pictures straight out of Southern Living magazine! You have a great eye for design!

  18. Beautiful home! I love the wall color in the room with the staircase. Do you know which paint color that is? Thanks!



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