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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Big And Beautiful!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a great time visiting with family. I ate way too much as usual and my stomach is still bloated! lol...After we ate and visited I headed to Michael's for the awesome sale they were having. Later on, Kevin, Chase and I went to Wal-mart and were among the crazy people! lol...People were like sharks at a feeding frenzy and Kevin was right there with them! Oh my! He ended up getting a game for Chase that he really wanted so I guess it was worth it. =0




I have been anxious to show you my friend's beautiful home that Sherry and I have been decorating over the last three days. It didn't take three full days...we worked on others in between. However, it is always a big job! This year it took a little longer due to most of the lights going out and a huge wreath falling off of the balcony. Ok...that was probably my fault, but I'll blame it on Sherry. Ha! Who knew two little thin wires wouldn't hold a fifty lb wreath? =o




My friend has two Portuguese water dogs named Emma and Bo. They are the cutest and funniest dogs I've ever seen. Bo can even open the door to go outside and shut it when he comes in! I'm not kidding! He is amazing!



I had to get a picture of them, so I put bows around their necks and they posed just perfect for me!


This home is big and beautiful! I am always glad when it's done and love to just step back and look at it's beauty.
This is a big room and needed something massive on the mantle. I designed the mantle piece along with Sherry a few years ago and it still looks as beautiful as ever.


It is full of glittered poinsettias, ribbon, berries and star ornaments that hang from the garland. We added angels on each side and a candle holder in the middle.

So elegant...


Here is the tree in the same room. It is full of beautiful ornaments, berries and ribbons. Love the Santa fairy!



I redid the garland on her staircase last year adding new ribbons, poinsettias and berries. It turned out beautiful and was easy to put back up. It just needed some fluffing!










I showed you her tree in the family room the other day.





Here is the mantle...I spy some little elves!


Love the glass beads hanging down.



I wish I could have gotten more pictures of the kitchen, but she was in the middle of cooking for Thanksgiving. I'll have to go back and get more pics soon. I love her Santa bakers! These are Mark Roberts pieces in case you are wondering.




Here is the outside of the house all lit up! Do you see that wreath on the balcony? Yip, that's the one that fell.



I took this picture of the outside of her door in the daytime. Love the red and gold and big ornaments hanging down. Sherry and I redid this garland last year too.



I hope you enjoyed the pictures of this beautiful house!





I still have more houses to go! I have a little break until next Tuesday, so I will be working on mine. I will be posting my tree tutorial tomorrow or Saturday. I hate to say tomorrow because I am going shopping and might get caught up in the crowds! lol...I will definitely be doing my house on Saturday and Sunday for sure! I am ready to get it up.



Feel free to join my Share Your Creations party on the post below. I would love to see all of the Christmas decorating you are doing!



Have a wonderful weekend!



23 comments:

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh my goodness...Everything is just Beautiful!
Thank you so much for sharing, I just love the pics!
Leticia

Becca said...

What a gorgeous home and even more fabulous with your Christmas beauty added! Once again, you guys did an outstanding job! The doggies are too cute ... look forward to seeing more!

iSavortheWeekend said...

I am constantly impressed, I have no sense of decorating so I love looking and admiring your creations. It looks like a lot, a lot of hard work! Great job, you go girl!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh my, what a fabulous house, Kristen! Made even more so by your & Sherry's Christmas decorating. Those dogs are adorable; magazine cover for sure! : ) I recognized the Mark Roberts pieces ~ I love them, but they are a bit expensive for me. I have a couple that look like Mark Roberts but I got them at Home Goods.

NanaDiana said...

Kristen- It is beautiful. Wonderful job on the whole thing! Doesn't it make your heart smile to know that they are pleased with everything you do for them? They must be so proud to show it off to their family and friends! xo Diana

Shelia said...

Wow, Kristen, how grand! The decorating is supurb and so gorgeous! You did an outstanding job and I love every bit of it!
Be a sweetie and I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.
Shelia ;)

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kristen, everything looks just gorgeous! What a grand home! Everything is so elegant and fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

Melissa Miller said...

Wow oh wow! This stunning home just blows me away. Kristen you do incredible work on it to get it holiday ready. Amazing job! The dogs are too cute with the bows.

PS I'm so happy to see you on Pinterest. Hooray! :)

Linda said...

You are really talented! Loved this home and all your decorations!

Love those beautiful doors...and the doggies are cute!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Kristen, it is just beautiful! Love all the details, especially the staircase! You are so talented. Thank you for all the inspiration. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

ButterYum said...

Wow, absolutely gorgoise! Stunning!!!

:)
ButterYum

L said...

This home is stunning, Kristen! I love the decorations. Very elegant.
The photo with the dogs is priceless..it would make a great Christmas card!

Misty said...

Oh it's beautiful! Love the Mark Roberts fairies. Love his showroom at Market, they always have A.M. margarita's. Just Beautiful!!!

Terri said...

AWESOME home!
Misty, will have to check out Mark Roberts showroom at Market.

Rettabug said...

Oh..OH!!! Be still my ♥! I sure wish you lived closer, Kristen...I would hire you in a heartbeat to come do mine. Exquisite work & what a gorgeous home to get to work your magic. Just Beautiful!!!

I'm been off the computer for awhile with a sore wrist/arm, so I apologize for missing so many of your postings. I'm going to go back & spend an hour on some eye candy.
Thanks for sharing your talents!

Happy Turkey Sandwich Day,
fondly,
Rett

Allyson Pecilunas said...

WOW this home is GORGEOUS!! You did a fabulous job decorating it for Christmas. I love it all! Soo pretty! Cannot wait to see what you do with your Christmas decor this year. You always inspire me :)

Lisa said...

that is beautiful! I love how full the trees and garlands are!! Question...how do you get the garland to stay on the brick outside?? I just made a garland for around my front door and am having difficulties getting it to stay....

Kristens Creations said...

Lisa, they had screws put in their bricks. I really don't know of any other way to attach it. I have screws in my brick too...I just take them out after the holidays. You really can't see the holes very well unless you look close. Kristen

Belle (tinkeringinthekitchen) said...

what a gorgeous blog!!

Anonymous said...

Drop Dead Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.

Is the fireplace mantle in the Living Room a 'faux fireplace' or a working fireplace? Also, what would you call the style of the mantle without the beautiful decorations on it? I love the style, looks a bit French.

Lisa said...

I love the red bow-ties you put on your dogs.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Gorgeous home!!! Would love to see more! How do you determine how many lights you put on something? I always end up adding lights!!!

Nancy Otte said...

Hi. Your home is absolutely gorgeous. Will you tell me the name of the yellow paint color on the staircase and foyer?

Thank you

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