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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

~~It's Beginning To Look Alot Like Christmas At My House~~ Come And See!!

I decided to join Thrifty Decor Chick for her tree party! I keep missing out on the fun Christmas parties here in blogland! I added this picture of my tree to the top of this post, but if you scroll down you can see more tree pics.


If you have been following my blog for a while then you have seen my house decorated for Christmas. This year I kept some things the same, but changed some things up a bit. I'll take you on a little tour. Look at little Sassy perched up on the sofa...I think she wants me to join her in watching a good lifetime Christmas movie! lol...


Woah! This room is really decked out! I don't think I missed a spot...do you? lol...This is what they call decking the halls!

The mantle is pretty much the same as last year except for the two new stockings from T. J. Maxx...$6.99 each! The presents in the middle of the mantle is actually one piece. I added the clear jars with the balls and glittery sticks last year for something different.




The other side of the room...
Love the Santa! I made myself a Christmas frame and tassel.
I dressed up this candle holder with lots of beautiful ribbons and an embellishment.


I made this arrangement and decided to put it on the coffee table.


He is one of my favorite Christmas pieces...Isn't he cute!

These frames are great in bookcases or wherever you need a touch of Christmas. I have listed a few more in my store.


My favorite Christmas piece of all time! So unique! By Mark Roberts...

Love a bowl full of glittery ornaments!

I bought these trees to sell at my show, but ended up keeping them. They are so much fun! Love the reindeer too...


My Niche...the light really brightens up the Christmas swag and reindeer!




I have this birdcage hanging on the wall and thought I would dress it up for Christmas.
I added a cardinal and amaryllis flowers.



Here are some shots of the room in the daytime. Still love the lighted presents!


The two stockings on the ends are my T.J. Maxx finds...I dressed them up with a little ribbon and rhinestone.


Love my Mark Robert's fairies!

Now for the dining room...I added the mesh on top of the china cabinet this year along with some glittered berries. I found the runner at one of my favorite places...you guessed it T. J. Maxx! It was only $12.99.


My tree is full of ornaments I have collected over the years.



A closeup of the garland over the China hutch...


I made the arrangement last year, but added the fun glitter balls and presents this year.

I took some daytime pics of the dining room too...
The mesh just makes everything look prettier and bigger!

I totally redid my outside garland and added a new wreath this year. The old was still pretty, but all the lights quit working and I had alot of mesh and ribbon, so I decided to do something fun!

Last year I just had balls on these trees...boring! I added the mesh and ribbon to match the front door.

And here is what it looks like at night...



Thank you all for stopping by!! I will be showing you my gingerbread kitchen in just a few days. I'm waiting on a few items to come in.I have added a few Christmas items to my Etsy store if you would like to take a look. If you purchase something I will ship it right out and you should have it in a few days. Thanks for stopping by!
Merry Christmas!!!

47 comments:

Karen said...

Oh my goodness! And did you do all of this by yourself? That was a lot of work. Of all things... the cutest thing I saw was that skinny-legged Santa. He reminds me of the early 1960's TV commercial.
Just beautiful!!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Liz said...

~*Happy Wednesday*~

Kristen, your home looks exquisite. Every space is so eloquently appointed. The colors you used throughout your home are just lovely.

I absolutely love how you use mesh and ribbon together. Your tree is gorgeous and I love the garland/mesh around your front door and china cabinet, and the wreath is ADORABLE on the front door!! You went all out and it shows. When I saw your post I immediately jumped on with excitement to see what you have done. Very inspiring...thanks so much for sharing your talents with us. You are also really great with balancing things out in a room. I could *so* use your help in my home. =) Happy Holidays! ~Liz

Simply LKJ said...

Kristen, your home looks beautiful. I especially love the garland around the front door. You are very talented.

Becca said...

Well done, Kristen! Your home has the perfect color scheme to compliment your gorgeous Christmas decor! From your whimsical trees in your family room, to the elegant dining room centerpiece ... I'm crazy about all of it. Oh yes, the whimsy Santa is just too ca-ute! You've created Christmas at its finest. Hugs, Becca

Sailing Simply said...

Gorgeous! I love every inch here! I love your home without all the holiday decor, but it really looks great with the Christmas additions. You have such a beautiful style! I hope you don't mind I will be adding this to my Christmas inspirations page to come back and veiw over and over again. Even though I think I am done, there is a lot here I like. I love, love, love, the front door. It is spectacular!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Kristen! I always look forward to this post each year! You have the most beautifully decorated home in blogland...so elegant! I love the wonderful swags and garlands, twinkly lights and all of the special touches that you add! You do have some of the most unusual Christmas pieces around! I am looking forward to seeing more! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

flip flops and pearls said...

OMgosh.....this is just absolutely beautiful!!!

You have a talent girl! I want to come hang out at your house this holiday season:)

You need to link up on my blog. Shannon & I host a Home Tour Tuesday and YOU need to be part of it!!

A Hint of Home said...

You do have a talent Kristen. Your home is striking, gorgeous, beautiful all rolled into one.
Loved the tour!

Angela said...

I was so excited to see that your blog post today was your Christmas decorations-- and of course you didn't disappoint! Your home is just stunning. I used mesh ribbon for the first time this year and I'm hooked-- it's so gorgeous and really transformed my house this Christmas!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh Kristen...it is fabulous. I just love all the ribbon in your garland. Your front door looks amazing. I need a new wreath so bad..this year when I take the old one down, I am throwing it in the garbage!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good morning my Dear friend...once again you out did yourself girl...your talent is so amazing...just beautiful my friend..Love the candle with the ribbons on it...I now look at Melissa's home and see so much of you in it ha ha!! Hope you have a GREAT day...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, Kristen! I love it! You hit each area with decoration, but it is not over the top! I love the chest against the wall and those prints look wonderful. What are they of and is that something you have up all the time? This room was made for Christmas decorating! Your attention to detail is amazing.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Wow !!! Everything is gorgeous Kristen, you didn't miss a detail. I love my tour of your beautiful home inside and out. hugs ~lynne~

Gerry said...

Everything looks so pretty. Your house has the perfect color palette for Christmas!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Kristen, everything is just gorgeous. I love your use of the mesh and beautiful bows. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

Lynn said...

Wow! It's beautiful. I love how full the mesh makes everything you use it in. You certainly have a way with mesh and ribbons. I'm looking forward to your gingerbread kitchen!!

Melissa Miller said...

WOW!!!! Kristen your home at Christmas time always makes me smile. It is gorgeous, cheerful and welcoming all in one. FABULOUS! The mantel decor' and lights and the lighted presents are my favorite parts. All of the little touches throughout really compliment your entire holiday home. GREAT job! :)

Amy said...

As I read through your comments, they make ME proud and it's not even my home or decor job! :)

It's beautiful....

mishebe said...

Always looks beautiful in your home!

Teri said...

Kristen, Your home is so full of Christmas Cheer! Every detail is gorgeous! The mesh around your door is incredible!! I wish I could make mine look like that!! Although I don't have my "home decor" blog anymore, I did post photos of my tree on my adoption blog. I decorated it with our Little One in mind. It's hot pink and lime green. Haha! Stop by and take a look if you get time.
Hugs, Teri

Diane said...

Absolutely gorgeous Ÿ I ♥ everything!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Your home is just meant to be decorated for Christmas. The colors are already perfect to add the layer of decorations and you do it so very well. It is gorgeous!

LC said...

Absolutely beautiful. After seeing your lighted presents a couple of years ago I had to find some! I have gold ones and I love them. When I get them out to decorate I think of you! Your home looks so pretty. thanks for sharing.
happy holidays~

Diana said...

I just love all your Christmas decor. I was really wanting to use the mesh this year. My hobby lobby has a very small selection.
I love your outdoor decor too. I bought some of those Chritmas trees in urns this year, I have been wanting some forever. Do you use something to weigh the urn down? Mine is very light weight and it has been so windy here that they spend most of the day sideways.

Nancy said...

love it, love it, love it!!!!

Rene' said...

Wow!! you do amazing work, I can tell you worked at a florist!! My house is boring compared. Come visit me if you have time.

Sharing with Sherri said...

Kristen, Your home looks sooo stunning! I love that it looks very elegant and whimsical at the same time! Love all you pretties you've made too! Did you make the pretty packages that are lit up too?! I love them!

Happy holidays!
Sherri:)

Denise said...

I love your Christmas decor Kristen, wish you could come over and do a little extra in mine ;) Everything looks beautiful.

Sherry said...

WOW!! Everything looks amazing...I am surprised you found the time to do all of that!! See you soon!

The Mulberry Girl said...

This must take you days!!! Your home looks so lovely, like you walked right into a magazine. Everything goes together so nicely, right down the the red checked curtains! I love it!

Karen @ The Whimsical Lady said...

Thanks for sharing. I'm stealing many of your decorating ideas! I love the way you've done your tree. I have many different ornaments too, but you can never see the ribbon on my tree. I'm doing it similar to yours next year! Your home is beautiful!

Karen

EliFla said...

everything is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!! Hugs, Flavia

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

KRISTEN!!! It is all AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!! Every spot is PERFECT! Isnt it funny how you and I are both JUST NOW getting our decor up! LOL! We should put our stuff up in October so we get to enjoy it for longer than 2 weeks!

Luv YA! xoxokara

Kim said...

Dang girl! It's no wonder you are a professional Christmas decorator. I'm in awe!
xoxo,
Kim

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

When I grow up, I want to be like you! :)
The most amazing house and decor EVEAAAAAAAAAA.

pk @ Room Remix said...

What a cozy, welcoming and festive home you've created! Great job.

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Kristen, I can not imagine how much time all of this took you! Everything looks so very beautiful! I do not have one single decoration up yet! I'd better get movin'!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Prettys and Prims said...

I absolutely LOVE all of your Christmas decor, you do such a fabulous job!!! Really love the mesh!!!! --Michelle, PrettysandPrims

Sharon said...

Kristen, your home is absolutely lovely. Your talents with florals and arranging are obvious throughout your rooms. Love, love, love your decor!

Anonymous said...

HI, KRISTIN...JUST CAME ACROSS YOUR BLOG TODAY AS I WAS CHECKING OUT THE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS POSTED ON EVERYONE'S BLOGS. I HAD NEVER SEEN YOURS BEFORE, AND AM SO GLAD I FOUND IT....
YOUR HOME IS SIMPLY TOO GORGEOUS FOR WORDS! I ENJOYED SLOWLY GOING DOWN THE PAGE AND EXAMINING EACH PHOTO AND ALL THE DETAILS!! YOU ARE QUITE A TALENTED LADY AND IT REFLECTS IN YOUR HOME. I LOVE THE BASIC COLORS YOU USE THERE...I AM A BIG LOVER OF PALE PINK, BUT SEEING YOUR COLOR MAKES ME RETHINK IT...YOUR SHADE IS GORGEOUS.....I LOVED EACH AND EVERY LITTLE OBJECT YOU DISPLAYED!
THANKS FOR SHARING WITH US FOLLOWERS OF BLOGS...NOT MUCH TALENT IN ME, BUT I DO LOVE TO LOOK AT THE ONES WHO HAVE IT!!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND GOD BLESS YOU!
FRANCY

Designs on 47th Street said...

Kristen! Your home is just so gorgeous! I'm amazed that you can work on other homes and projects and still have the drive and energy to do your own. My house is really lacking this year. Oh well! :)
Donna

lila Braga said...

it looks simply fabulous!!!!!

Patti said...

Very pretty...love what you did with the china cabinet - just lovely!! I adore your living room!

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog today and you are going into my bookmarks for sure! AWESOME decorations...love the centerpieces, lit gifts and your tree top (Wow factor) so much. You have so much talent and apparently a ton of energy to get this all done. Merry Christmas to you.
Ro

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Very festive and beautiful. I love every room, and can tell that you have worked very hard. Merry Christmas

NanE said...

Your pictures are so inspiring! WOW and WOW again! The front door is fabulous and the living room, perfect. TFS, Nan

Basti Casanova said...

I seriously love your decorations! It's pitch perfect Christmas Decorations

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