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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mantles, Trees and Staircases...

Hey Guys! Can you believe it's almost Christmas day?! I was reflecting on some of the homes Sherry and I decorated this Christmas season. As you know I got behind on my posts, so I decided to consolidate some of the houses into one post. Now this is not all that we did, but it is alot of it.
I'll start with some mantles...
This one is very elegant.
This one is in a kitchen.


Very elegant...

A little rustic...

Elegant.


I love the snowy picture behind this one.


More elegance...


This mantle is in my best friend's house. I think it speaks for itself!


Rustic, yet elegant.

Trees...This tree is so much fun and very whimsical!
Elegant.


Whimsical yet elegant.

Very fun and whimsical! Love all the presents!

Unique!

Elegant and sophisicated.


Love the royal blue and gold, such a pretty combination.




Here are two of the staircases we did...both are very elegant.


Well, those pictures were not exactly organized, lol... I hope you are all ready for the big day! I have been so caught up in the decorating and the hustle and bustle, but am now realizing and reflecting on what CHRISTmas is all about...I hope you are too! Thanks so much for your visit!!





21 comments:

Barbara said...

Kristen, How beautiful as usual I am wishing we lived close......You are a very talented lady and I can't wait each time you post to come to see what you have done.

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

Barbara

ceekay said...

Beautiful Kristen. I love the mantles. Glad you now can take some quiet time and enjoy Christmas for you and your family!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Many Blessings at Christmas, from my mountain top to your home….Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

~Kristen~ said...

Kristen, your work is so amazing!!! Absolutely beautiful!!! I could look at these pictures over and over again.

Can I ask a question? Do you use anything to hold the garlands in place on the mantels? This is the one area I always seem to have so much trouble with every year. I love the idea of draping a lush, full garland across my mantel but it never wants to stay for me. So I end using these mantel hook thingies I got a few years ago but that means the garland just drapes across the front leaving the top of the mantel bare. I am stumped! Please help!!! :-)

"Blossom" said...

Amazing girls; these are so beautiful. Have a blessed Christmas and New Year.

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW!!!! Kristen they are all truly stunning! I could never pick a favorite of anything you decorate. So gorgeous! Thank you for showing us. I get so inspired by you! :)

Lynette said...

Absolutely stunning Kristen - makes me want to go out and start all over!!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Lynn said...

I love the rustic mantle. They are all beautiful, thanks for sharing. I too am focusing on CHRISTmas. It's so easy for us to get caught up in all the extras and forget the reason we celebrate in the first place, thanks for the reminder! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great variety of styles, Kristen!

Oliva said...

Speechless!!! I wish you were my neighbor and would turn my home into a showcase!!! BTW...I was inspired by your frames...take a look: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1571806?&cat=500&ppuser=159397

9405018--Pat said...

Wow! your work is amazing...thanks for sharing...Merry Christmas to you and your family...Pat H

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Kristen,
Those are some of the most beautiful mantels, trees, and staircases I've seen. You have out did yourself, girl.
So glad you are enjoying the season now.
We are definetly reflecting on who's birthday it is and for all his goodness to us.

Merry Christmas!

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

It has been hard to keep up with everyone's blogs..but I am so glad I stopped by! You and Sherry are a couple of very talented ladies! I loved viewing all your mantle and Christmas tree creations! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Mrs. G said...

So beautiful Kristen. You have been a great decorating inspiration for me this year.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Hugs,
Sue

Shelia said...

Merry Christmas Eve, sweet Kristen! Oh, my goodness - your decorating is so beautiful! You are so full of inspiration for olden ones like myself. I love that green tulle or ribbon around that tree! Love seeing what you do and I hope it was fun for you too! Do your clients tell you what they want or do you just go to town?

Now you rest and have a wonderful blessed Christmas and I just love seeing your pretty face and that sweet smile!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi Kristen! Woweee Kazoweeee! These pictures are gorgeous! Oh my gosh...you have given me ideas for next year! I love all the trees, all the garlands....and the special little touches here and there. I really enjoy your blog!
Blessings,
Debbie

Anonymous said...

Hi Kristen! The photos are all beautiful.The blue and gold is my fav. I'll have 2 try that nxt. yr.;) Just wanted 2 wish u and yours HAPPY HOLIDAYS:)

Rettabug said...

Oh Kristen, how I wish I could afford to fly you to Ohio next Thanksgiving so you could work on my home & make it look as pretty as these! You do outstanding work, Honey!

I went looking for all the foo-foo stuff to make a bow for the top of my tree. Couldn't find 1/2 of it at JoAnn's, so I gave up & just stuck the same old angel up there. Next year, I 'm doing one for sure!!!

Pat said...

Just gorgeous ~ each one! Your creative talent is amazing.

thegatheringplacedesign said...

I just found your blog and you are so talented! Your work is amazing...I wish I lived by you, so I could just follow you around and watch you create these masterpieces! ;)

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