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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Traditional Christmas Charm

Happy Monday to you! As you can see I have been busy decorating again. This time it was a beautiful older home. I love older homes because they have so much charm! The dining room is done in yellow, red and blue, so we brought out those colors in the decorations. The blue is so striking against the yellow walls. I decorated the tree, spruced up the table arrangement, made the centerpiece out of a wreath for the santa on the buffet, decorated the light fixture. I also added garland to the mantle and set some of her Christmas items around in her other rooms. Love her place settings! They go so well with everything...


I added garland, berries, ribbon and Christmas ornaments to the chandelier...in that order in case you are wondering.




Here is another view of the chandelier


I added Christmas balls and ribbon in the wreath and set the Santa in the middle.

There are a variety of Halmark ornaments, balls, poinsettas and lots of ribbon on the tree.


I used a bow at the top of the tree and added some glittery gold and red sticks coming out around the bow.


I mainly focused on the dining room, but I also hung the mantle piece I made last year.

I ended up making the piece over the Santa picture out of left over garland,Christmas balls and ribbon. There's something you can do with your leftovers!


One more house down and one more to go! We start on it today...


Have a wonderful Monday!!

13 comments:

Melodie said...

Amazing! I just love your Christmas posts. Love, love, love this tree!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Absolutelly gorgeous all your holliday decor, to the mantel, the vignettes, your chandy and beautiful tree. Happy Christmas season! FABBY

Linda said...

I used to love decorating for Christmas when I was younger and had more energy! I do so enjoy seeing all of your beautiful work. You have such tremendous decorating gifts and skills Kristen!

This is an amazing home and you did a marvelous job!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Mari said...

Wow just gorgeous :)

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kristen, this is really pretty! Love the color combination. The chandelier looks amazing! You are so talented!

~ Tami said...

I love the added touch of blue - so pretty!
~Tami

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

Beautifully done! Your chandelier looks fabulous! I hung mine upside down on my chandeliers last year. I'm still decorating so I haven't done it yet this year. You're table looks fabulous too! (Coming over from Sheinta's blog- saw your comment and decided to snoop!)

Jeanette said...

Wow! Kristen you really have done some beautiful work. I love blue and yellow together even though they are not your typical Christmas colors, very striking! Do you think you can come help me get it together?

debbies said...

Stunning work Kristen!

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Looks very pretty Kristen! Love the garland above that Santa picture so pretty!! You just have the perfect touch!

Shelia said...

Most gorgeous, Kristen! Oh, honey, you are so gifted at decorating and you shine so brightly at Christmas time! What a lovely dining room and I love all that you've done. I'm sure your client does too. The mantle is so pretty!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Designs By Pinky said...

Just tried to e-mail you but where it says "contact me" isn't working??? I have some questions for you. Can you e-mail me? szpinky@aol.com with your correct e-mail???? Thanks!!!!! This post is amazing. GORGEOUS work my friend!!!! XO, Pinky

Designs By Pinky said...

I found your e-mail address and sent you an e-mail:):)

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