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Friday, November 18, 2011

A Whimsical Christmas

The last two days have been spent decorating this beautiful house. I'll tell ya...it's a biggie! lol... This is the third year I have decorated this house for Christmas. We add a little every year so this year my client wanted me to decorate the huge chandy! Luckily, she just has to flip a switch to lower it. Pretty awesome!


This house always makes me smile in spite of the 5 and a half hour tree! lol...I just love the fun and whimsical look. The big round ornaments and polka dot ribbon are so much fun!




It takes a really tall ladder...a little scary.


Here's a better look...I added some fun glittery curly sticks this year. They really added alot to the tree!




Love all the ornaments!



Here is another look at the chandy...it's big but was surprisingly easy to do. As you can see I made two layers of garland and attached it to the top and bottom. It is hard to find really pretty thick garland so sometimes I double it...in this case tripled it! There are actually three garlands twisted together. Next I added the ornaments...first all of the green then the red. That helped to even out the color all the way around. Last, I added pieces of ribbon in between the ornaments. Love the way it turned out!


Here are the stairs...Oooh...that's a pretty good shot with my new camera! lol...I am still trying to figure everything out.


Love those big lighted presents!


Gorge!


As you can see, I added some curly glittery sticks to the bows on the stairs too.


Here is the chandy in the dining room. We are still working on something for the dining room table.


Love her kitchen! The jars with the ornaments look great on her island.


The outside of the house just flows right inside with the same theme.


This house is always a joy to decorate...but I'm glad when it's done!! lol...




That makes three houses down...just six more to go not including my own. Will I ever get to it?




Have a great weekend!




25 comments:

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Kristen, you did a FABULOUS job! I love everything. It is so whimsical and cute! :) Great job, girl! You are one busy woman! I hope you get some sleep!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kristen, how pretty!! The colors are all so festive and bright!! Everything looks so fun and whimsical! Great job!

kristin said...

How pretty!! I love it all. You do such an awesome job!! I would LOVE to do a job like this but like you said, I would be so happy once I was all done.. especially with that super tall tree!!!

Sally said...

I LOVE this...it's beautiful & bright!
Sally
loveofhomes.blogspot.com

Carol said...

It's all gorgeous! The polka dot ribbon is so much fun! You are very brave to climb the ladder. Makes my legs shake just thinking about it. . . WHEW!

Smiles,
Carol

AguaMarina said...

very nice ! goog job! i decorate my home too the last week, grettings from Venezuela

Becca said...

GORGEOUS ... just gorgeous, Kristen! The owners must be thrilled again this year as to your magic. You've got the touch, for sure. Love that you added the garland and fun to the foyer chandie, too. And, okay ... I must have missed it, what kind of camera did you get? GREAT job!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Its surely a bright and cheerful Christmas at your house. You did a great job ~!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I remember this house from last year, Kristen! It looks great again this year! Love the tree. I probably asked you the same question last year, but do you do the mesh continuous on the tree or cut pieces and tuck them in. I think I tried the cutting and tucking in last year, but I wasn't too sure of what I was doing. : ) How cool that the chandelier comes down at the touch of a switch. I'll bet that makes it much easier for cleaning!

DittoDecorating said...

Beautiful!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

WOW, that is awesome, awesome, awesome. You are so good, and so busy girl! I loved the tree, and the wreaths, and the chande, and well, I just loved it all.

Jeanette said...

What a fantastic job you did!! Looks amazing. It's so festive. I love the chandelier and the fact that it can be lower is awesome. Great job!

Terri Weston said...

Where do you get all that energy? Wow! Good job. I can't find those glittery sticks anywhere here in DFW. Wish I could they add a lot to the display.

Kristen, your ribbons and bows are gorgeous , please give a tutorial (in your spare time LOL) on making thse layered bows. Thanks for sharing!

L said...

Beautiful, Kristen. That is definitely a tall tree! How clever that the chandelier lowers with the flip of a switch. That's a great idea in the tall, two story homes.
Your camera shots look good.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow Kristen, it is stunning. You did such an amazing job, the whole house is wonderful. Hugs, Marty

Judi said...

Hi Kristen
Oh my goodness I can't imagine decorating a tree like that. It is gorgeous! You are just amazing. The colours and everything is so balance including the chandy. I just love it.
You have SIX more to do??? Well I can't wait to see them all. I sure hope you take pics of all and have some time and energy to do your own too. Thank you for sharing.
Judi

FABBY'S LIVING said...

OMG! What a huge tree! I have a big one but half the size and it's full and it takes me 3 hours! Kristen it is gorgeous, every detail is fabulous, your home rocks and shines too!! It is so whimsical, sooo happy and inviting!
I too love green, reds and silver and gold! Great work! FABBY

Rooms by Ann said...

Wow, You have done an amazing job.
Is's beautiful and happy, I love it.I am your newest followers.

ButterYum said...

Very impressive!!!!!

I used to want you for a neighbor, but now I'm kinda glad you don't live nearby - you're way too cool!

:)
Patricia

NanaDiana said...

Kristin, You did a wonderful job. You can tell that it is a house that welcomes kids and family..and I love the bright, quirkyness~

6 more houses plus your own? GET BUSY~ Who said you could take a break to blog?;>) xo Diana

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Gorgeous Kristen!!

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

Thanks for making me smile with your darling Christmas decor. Great blog too!

Warmly, Michelle

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh my goodness it looks simply beautiful! You have done an awesome job!!

Denyse@Crazy Beautiful Life said...

WOW!! I just love the colors and the way it's decorated...the banister decor is my favorite!! Beautiful!!

TanyaLea said...

I love all the whimsy! The colors are great and they scream FUN!! You do such a beautiful job with your attention to detail and balance!!

Happy Thanksgiving and God bless!

~Tanya

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