Photobucket     Photobucket        

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

Geri 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! ;)

disa said...

AV,無碼,a片免費看,自拍貼圖,伊莉,微風論壇,成人聊天室,成人電影,成人文學,成人貼圖區,成人網站,一葉情貼圖片區,色情漫畫,言情小說,情色論壇,臺灣情色網,色情影片,色情,成人影城,080視訊聊天室,a片,A漫,h漫,麗的色遊戲,同志色教館,AV女優,SEX,咆哮小老鼠,85cc免費影片,正妹牆,ut聊天室,豆豆聊天室,聊天室,情色小說,aio,成人,微風成人,做愛,成人貼圖,18成人,嘟嘟成人網,aio交友愛情館,情色文學,色情小說,色情網站,情色,A片下載,嘟嘟情人色網,成人影片,成人圖片,成人文章,成人小說,成人漫畫,視訊聊天室,性愛,a片,AV女優,聊天室,情色

Featured in Country Woman Magazine fall 2012 for kitchen and crafts

My photo
I'm a 40yr. old mother of 1. I've been married for 19 years to a wonderful man, Kevin. We have one son together named Chase who is 14. We live in a small town in Arkansas and have a dog named Sassy, a cat named Coco and now a chinchilla, Tiki. My husband is a Database Administrator and I have my own business called Kristen's Creations where I make and sell a variety of crafts. I worked in a shop as a floral designer for 15 yrs. until it closed. My former boss decided to retire and lease out her building. I enjoy crafting, decorating, and hanging out with my family. E-mail me at Kristenscreations@hotmail.com

To subscribe through email, add your email address below.

You are welcome to pin anything from my blog

Follow Me on Pinterest

Total Pageviews



The tip junkie featured my snowman mesh wreath!

homemade crafts

Popular Posts

BlogCatalog

Decorating Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory

Sassy Girl

Sassy Girl

Cock a doodle doo!!

Cock a doodle doo!!

Wish we were here!

Wish we were here!

blog ranking

Lifestyle Blogs - Blog Rankings

Blog List

  • [image: Open Staircase Wall]5 Projects I Want To Do In My Home, But Probably Never Will
    2 hours ago
  • Welcome to the 341st Inspire Me Tuesday. With fall quickly approaching seems like everyone is energized to get things redone. We had some fabulous links ...
    12 hours ago
  • When our boys were little, I vividly remember us spotting a huge moth on our patio. It was the biggest I had ever seen! The moth rested on our wall almost...
    12 hours ago
  • *Well, well, well. The Houston Chronicle wrote an article about FIXER UPPER, that hugely popular HGTV show that everyone in America is addicted to. ...
    13 hours ago
  • Back-to-School Black & White Dinner Party Ideas I am always sad to see the end of the summer but I love fall too! And this year it’s kind of exciting bec...
    14 hours ago
  • [image: sleep number001] You all may have noticed that I've been talking about sleep once a quarter this year in partnership with Sleep Number®. These conv...
    15 hours ago
  • Hello At the Picket Fence friends, it’s me, Julie from redheadcandecorate.com. I wasn’t able to stop by last month due to a busy time at our house. Summe...
    15 hours ago
  • [image: mms-0034] Many readers have asked, through comments or e-mails, if I could share some of my tips and “secrets” to being successful at an antique m...
    22 hours ago
  • This is just a little Will Holden report of things I want to remember. I wanted to keep holding off on a hair cut for Will Holden but the time had finall...
    23 hours ago
  • Hi everyone and welcome back to The Scoop! August is winding down and September is just around the corner! I am so happy that my favorite season will be h...
    1 day ago
  • My 12 year old daughter started middle school this year, she is growing up fast! She requested a few changes to her room so I’m in the process of updating ...
    1 day ago
  • If you are as sad about back to school as we are, here are some cute back to school treats that might cheer you up. I have seen a lot of cute ideas for m...
    1 day ago
  • Well hey there! Sorry for the delayed post today -- it was an unexpectedly crazy morning around here and I'm just now sitting down. I'm so excited to show ...
    1 day ago
  • [image: small can still be beautifully appointed. Simple and lovely:] Source: adoreyourplace.com via Kathy Sue Perdue on Pinterest Sometimes when we h...
    1 day ago
  • The sun room has undergone some updates.....again and I wanted to share how the room looks now before transitioning into fall. There are more pops of color...
    1 day ago
  • Yes, we celebrated all weekend! My birthday was Fri. and several neighbor FRIENDS took me to lunch! It was so nice!!! I only have a picture on my phone and...
    1 day ago
  • [image: A 20 year old leather chair and ottoman look new after using ReLuv Leather Renew. Get the details at virginiasweetpea.com.] How many of you have ...
    1 day ago
  • [image: Woodsy Mantel] I'm not quite ready to go completely Fall on the mantel, but it was time for the *Walk on the Beach* theme to go. So now we can walk...
    1 day ago
  • [image: 5 Ways to Throwing an Awesome Labor Day Party] As the dog days of summer are winding down there is still one more summer celebration we have left ...
    1 day ago
  • Dear ones, I'm traveling and I just wanted to share a little vignette in my kitchen.
    3 days ago
  • Such a pretty Farmhouse Kitchen Using light fixtures to make a bold statement in your home is the perfect way to upgrade your homes interior design on a ...
    4 days ago
  • A sudden thunderstorm is moving in, and that almost always means that our Internet will be knocked out. I want to make sure Foodie Friday and Everything E...
    5 days ago
  • *Skinny Italians Sausage and Peppers - ButterYum*Everybody loves sausage and peppers, but let's face it, serving it on an Italian sandwich roll makes for ...
    5 days ago
  • Today. This is our life for now. And boy am I blessed! For those of you new to what's been going on, I will start from the top. It rained... etc... Fo...
    1 week ago
  • Happy Monday! Have you ever dreamed of a DIY project over and over again, hoping that one day you'd have the confidence to take that task on, even if it me...
    2 weeks ago
  • Oh man. Where do I begin? I am somehow going to condense a 10-post narrative into one post. Right now you’re thinking, “Well I’m clicking the heck outta h...
    2 weeks ago
  • Actually, it was just a week ....but a wonderful, relaxing, lay on the beach and eat lots of seafood kind of week. Of course I couldn't resist a little an...
    3 weeks ago
  • Hey guys..sorry I have been a little MIA this week and probably a most of next. My little company Chic-a-Boot is about to be launching a brand new line ver...
    3 weeks ago
  • * We eat like kings at Lake Powell, with* * everyone couple making a lunch and dinner* * and everyone tr...
    3 weeks ago
  • *This post is sponsored by Rug Studio.* Hello Lovelies! Today I'm excited to share my Master Bedroom Refresh with you. For me, any room redo usually s...
    1 month ago
  • The patio outside the shop is one of my favorite outdoor spaces to decorate. I try to change it up weekly adding a piece or two, taking away a few. You kno...
    2 months ago
  • Hey y'all! I haven't blogged for awhile, buy y'all know I have to stop in to give my pageant picks! Miss USA 2016 will be crowned this Sunday evening an...
    2 months ago
  • We bought our home in the summer of 1992 and our upstairs bathroom was just never designed correctly. We decorated it the best we could, but the space pla...
    6 months ago
  • Hello, and Happy Valentine’s Day! I thought I’d share a couple of the Valentine’s I’ve made for my oldest granddaughter (the 5 year old). I used a couple...
    6 months ago
  • 7 months ago
  • Hi there friends... Welcome back to this weeks Share Your Style Party!! ~~~~~ Our host this week is Kelly from The Essence of Home! Take it away Kelly! ...
    7 months ago
  • These closet doors are dreamy!!! *Dream Book Design *turned an unattractive closet door into something I want!!! Learn *how to build a barn door for a...
    1 year ago
  • This Miniature Pewter-Like Teapot with Lid that lifts and tilts is adorable at the height of just 1 1/2 inches tall, and matching teacup, saucer, and disp...
    1 year ago
  • *Hi! I have been decorating for Christmas this week and finished the piano so I wanted to share.This will be a short post, I am working hard to get my hous...
    1 year ago
  • I have been keeping a secret for a few months... and it has been hard not to give it away! Thank goodness I can finally tell you today!!! After 4 1/2 y...
    2 years ago
  • Hello Lovlies, You are cordially invited to join me at my new blog, Larkspur Interiors. WHEN: Now! WHERE: www.larkspurinteriors.com R.S.V.P.: Not necessa...
    2 years ago
  • It's Friday once again. Can you believe it? And it's time for another great house tour. Today we're snooping around Jenna's home at Rain On A Tin Roof. ...
    3 years ago
  • Projects, projects, do they ever end? lol There is always something to add to the list, isn't there? I had wanted to add bead board to the ends of our ...
    4 years ago

Designed By: