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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Tree Lanterns

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! Are you in the Christmas spirit yet? I have been for a while now. I finally got my house pretty much decorated. I just have to hang the garland around the front door. I have run into a little problem and thought I would share a tip with you. If you are using the mesh in your garlands, wreaths, or trees, after Christmas be sure and store it well. If the mesh gets smashed, there is no way to fluff it out. My garland and front door wreath are really smashed, so I am going to have to figure something out. Darn! I am trying to keep from having to redo everything. I should have hung them up!




You might remember these lanterns I bought this fall for my back patio. It was funny because I was at pier 1 Imports and saw some gold ones they had dressed up for the holidays. I was thinking to myself that I sure wished I had some lanterns for my coffee table. Well duh! I did have some and they are red! lol...I was going to put candles in them and then I found the trees up in the attic. I had to work on the small one...it was a little tall for the small lantern. Nothing a hammer can't fix! I added a little ribbon and glittered curly qs to the top to tie in with the mantle. I guess this is the year of the tree...









I'll show you more of my Christmas decor soon! I also have a few more houses to work on this week so I will show you those too. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Joining Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday.




27 comments:

Rooms by Ann said...

Ok, I am in love with that Picture over your mantle.Please tell where you got it. Your home as always looks super wonderful, The lanterns are a new and fab,fab,fab idea. The fireplace looks so sweet and it says home and christmas. Beautiful

FABBY'S LIVING said...

The lanterns are gorgeous and your mantel is beautiful. Your home looks all decked up! Happy Sunday.
FABBY

Kimberly said...

thanks for the tip on the mesh. Your house looks lovely.

Maria Elena said...

Your Christmas decor is so beautiful! And I love the lanterns!
Gorgeous!

Kim said...

Don't you love it when you have stuff on hand and can repurpose? That's why I have so much trouble parting with things. Your family room looks gorgeous Kristen - truly magazine worthy.
xoxo,
Kim

Becca said...

Woo Hoo ... love it when that happens! The red lanterns look perfect on your coffee table ... the trees nestled inside are a great addition ... love the ribbon, too! Enjoy seeing your incredible mantel in the background, too!

Anonymous said...

Love those lanterns, wow, wish I'd thought of that :) Love the tree inside. And it looks like there's an extremely gorgeous mantle in the background! Can't wait to see more of your Christmas, isn't this fun?!?!

Mary

iSavortheWeekend said...

So, so, so precious!! I love these lanterns and what a great idea with the mini-Christmas trees!

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Linda said...

Kristen...what a beautiful room! Love your lanterns with the trees inside. I have a couple of lanterns...and I will be thinking of what I have in my decorations to put in them to change things up a bit! See...you are an inspiration to so many of us!

Thanks!
Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Angela said...

Those lanterns are too cute! I love the little Christmas trees you put inside of them!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Kristen I love those lanterns! Your living room looks Beautiful!! Martina

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just BEAUTIFUL my dear friend..May you have a Great day..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Love the lanterns, Kristen!! I noticed that too last year that when you put it away it does need to be put up carefully. I hang all my wreaths up in the garage so I might just have to do the garland too. I need to find somewhere else that has Christmas mesh. Hobby lobby is OUT already. I just went a few days ago and got some gold and its gone already. BLAH I needed more. Guess I'm off to search on the internet for some.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kristen, these lanterns are gorgeous, with your magic touch! Love them on the coffee table! Everything looks just beautiful!!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

That is really cute....I should try a tree in my lantern...uh oh, here goes some more copying!!

Anonymous said...

Love them, they look great Kristen :)

Kathy :)

Designs By Pinky said...

LOVE the lanterns! The mantle looks great, what I can see. I hope you are gonna do a whole post on the mantle! XO, Pinky

L said...

The lanterns work so well with the holiday decorations. I'm glad you remembered having them! ;)
They are the perfect color for Christmas!

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Lisa said...

What is the name of the paint on your walls?

Anonymous said...

Hi Kristen on the refluffing of the mesh wreath try taking cheap netting, not soft tulle, in the color of your mesh and fluff the net to fit in the mesh. Cut to size and see if that helps. Helen

salem said...

love your ideas will try these

YoYoBoZo said...

Beautiful!

YoYoBoZo said...

Thanks for sharing. It's beautiful.

Candy S said...

Kristen, I was pinning things on my Christmas board and found this picture. I love, love, love it. I am working on an old 6 foot shelf to update it a little and I think it will be perfect for me to try and emulate this lovely mantle on. I am so inspired by your work. Love!!

Candy

Anonymous said...

what color is your wall paint? I LOVE that 'yellow"

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