Photobucket     Photobucket        

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Elegance

Hello everyone!
 
First, I must say that I am so sorry I have not updated my blog in a while. Things have been so crazy lately and time has slipped through my fingers. However, if you follow me on Facebook then you will know that I have been very active on there. You have seen some of the houses I have been decorating and you will also know that I am extremely busy with my Etsy store. Everything hit at once and I guess I just wasn't as prepared as I thought! I am thrilled to be busy, but just need to find a way to balance everything. I have not even started decorating my own house yet but plan on doing just a little at a time starting this Saturday. I decorate the last house tomorrow and I'll have to say I am happy that I will be done! Now I will have more time to make items for you, update my blog, and think about my own house....which is much smaller than the one below. lol...
 
This house belongs to a good friend of mine. Some of you might remember it from years past. It is one big and beautiful home! My friend Sherry helps with alot of the houses and she had me hanging from that balcony in the dark trying to secure that wreath! lol...


 She has a gorgeous entryway. We made the garland several years back but do change out the ribbon as needed from year to year. It has held up well...
 This is the entryway...it really makes a statement!
She has a beautiful living room!
 
 
The mantle is gorgeous. We decorated the tree in deep reds and golds. I made the mantle piece several years back and it still looks as good as new.
 
 This is definitely the most elegant mantle piece I've ever made.
 
 
 The staircase is beautiful too. I made the garland several years ago but recently added new ribbons.
 
 What a beautiful fireplace!
 

Sherry and I added more ornaments and presents coming out of the top of this tree this year. It just needed that extra something to finish it off. Love the polk a dot ribbon... 
 
 More decorating pics to come soon...

 I apologize for not posting my Share Your Creations party. I am going to suspend it one more week so I can play catch up.

Also, If you have made a mesh wreath from my 2011 Snowman mesh wreath tutorial please send me pics. I would love to post them here on my blog this Friday! My e-mail address is Kristenscreations@hotmail.com.


Have a great Thursday!
 
 

12 comments:

brodahl jahren said...

Wao .. Dens ser veldig preety.Awesome dekorasjon. Jeg elsker dette. Flott arbeid du har gjort.


huskatalog

Brooke said...

Totally in love! What a beautiful home! Looks so inviting all decorated for Christmas! Love it!



=)


Brooke


Maria Morley said...

What a house! It reminds me a lot of my mother- and father-in-law's house. You did an amazing job decorating. I love how full those garlands look! And so much ribbon! Really, you are so talented. Thanks for sharing with us!

priscilla said...

Amazing ! Your garlands look spectacular !! The tree is gorgeous also !

NanaDiana said...

Kristen- That home is just gorgeous. You did a great job with all the decorating there. I can just picture you hanging over the balcony. It made me laugh because I thought of girls in the old Westerns that would hang over the balconies to "advertise". You were kinda doing that except you were advertising Christmas decorating and not your other "goods"!;>) xo Diana

Denyse@Crazy Beautiful Life said...

Hi Kristen! Everything you do is amazing. And, don't worry I think we all try to balance everything this time of year!

Have a crazy beautiful weekend!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a beautiful home, Kristen! The Christmas decorating you did has really enhanced the beauty that is already there. I can't picture you hanging from that balcony though! : )

Shelia said...

Oh, my goodness, Kristen! What a gorgeous home! You, my dear, are just amazing in how your decorate. I know it must have been so much work but how beautiful. Now I'm wanting to see the kitchen! :) You just do what you do as I'm having fun watching your results on FB!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shelia said...

Oh, my goodness, Kristen! What a gorgeous home! You, my dear, are just amazing in how your decorate. I know it must have been so much work but how beautiful. Now I'm wanting to see the kitchen! :) You just do what you do as I'm having fun watching your results on FB!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cynthia said...

What a stunning home I love the outside and how it is decorated, the chandelier in the entryway looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous home.

Cynthia

Angela said...

Everything looks beautiful, Kristen! You do amazing work!

ohiofarmgirl said...

What a beautiful place to live and the decorations are beautiful too. Dianntha

Featured in Country Woman Magazine fall 2012 for kitchen and crafts

My Photo
I'm a 40yr. old mother of 1. I've been married for 19 years to a wonderful man, Kevin. We have one son together named Chase who is 14. We live in a small town in Arkansas and have a dog named Sassy, a cat named Coco and now a chinchilla, Tiki. My husband is a Database Administrator and I have my own business called Kristen's Creations where I make and sell a variety of crafts. I worked in a shop as a floral designer for 15 yrs. until it closed. My former boss decided to retire and lease out her building. I enjoy crafting, decorating, and hanging out with my family. E-mail me at Kristenscreations@hotmail.com

To subscribe through email, add your email address below.

You are welcome to pin anything from my blog

Follow Me on Pinterest

Total Pageviews



The tip junkie featured my snowman mesh wreath!

homemade crafts

Popular Posts

BlogCatalog

Decorating Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory

Sassy Girl

Sassy Girl

Cock a doodle doo!!

Cock a doodle doo!!

Wish we were here!

Wish we were here!

blog ranking

Lifestyle Blogs - Blog Rankings

Blog List

  • Hello, and Happy Valentine’s Day! I thought I’d share a couple of the Valentine’s I’ve made for my oldest granddaughter (the 5 year old). I used a couple...
    1 hour ago
  • For the very first time, I've participated in the Great Backyard Bird Count. I'm hooked. I love sitting in the quiet house, binoculars in my lap, a notebo...
    5 hours ago
  • There are only a few more weeks of cold weather… if the groundhog can be believed! Until then, here are… 17 Warm Winter Recipes from this week’s Link Party...
    6 hours ago
  • *Happy Valentine's Day Friends * Imaged shared by Graphic Fairy
    13 hours ago
  • When I did my family room refresh I had quite a few ask where I got my pillows. As you know, I love pillows and they can totally change the look of a room...
    14 hours ago
  • Can we all just pause for a moment of silence….. There. Thank you! I just needed to have the opportunity for a bit of reverence because, you see, I made ...
    15 hours ago
  • [image: Valentine Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie] On this Valentine's Day, I just want to say..  PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING
    20 hours ago
  • Today I thought I would go ahead and share the new sofa with you that I ordered. for the great room. I was going to wait until I had it in the room, but he...
    1 day ago
  • [image: Bunny with Two Baskets]The Search For a Bunny With a Basket
    1 day ago
  • [image: Best of the Weekend Link Party] Welcome to Best of the Weekend! We are glad that you are here and starting your weekend with us. Amy, Ginnie, Jenn...
    1 day ago
  • [image: mms-946] After much deconstructing, button-making, tuft-tying, fabric-stapling, trim-gluing, tack-hammering and cushion-sewing, the tufted sofa is...
    1 day ago
  • Weekend hellos! What’s up with all of you? I’m refinishing two dressers for my brother and his lady, taking them from plain ol’ pine to something more soph...
    1 day ago
  • Hello there all! Sorry for the late post today! I'm back with another quick update to the master bedroom. We have two bedrooms that I've been working on fo...
    1 day ago
  • Well, we have had an interesting week. I'm so glad it's Friday. Will Holden had his 9 month check up on Tuesday. He looked healthy and weighed 22 lbs....
    1 day ago
  • [image: Jack Daniel’s Grilling Marinade Sauce with Free Printable] About three weeks ago I shared with you a copycat recipe for TGI Friday’s Jack Daniel’s...
    1 day ago
  • Two years ago today you went away It was so hard that day to say good by I know you're in a better place Is it selfish of me to still want you here? I know...
    2 days ago
  • [image: lindsay hill interiors] Today's Feature Friday is another blogger/designer who I found and loved her style on Instagram. Lindsay Hill Interiors doe...
    2 days ago
  • Out shopping with the hubs the other day and we went into a vintage/antique store. I found this valentine from possible the 40’s?? I’m not sure of the ma...
    2 days ago
  • Happy Thursday, friends! I don't know if it's the dawn of the new year or the cold weather keeping us inside that puts my decorating mind into overdrive .....
    3 days ago
  • I shared when Joe built our bar, when he added real stone to the bottom and then when we added the stone WALLPAPER to the wall. Yes. that really IS wallpa...
    3 days ago
  • *This post is sponsored by The Ice Castles at Midway.* This past weekend, the kids and I had had an adventure! We went to see the Ice Castles in Midway, ...
    3 days ago
  • Hello, Dear Ones! I just have to share this with you...have you ever seen a cuter mixer? I'm so thrilled about these wonderful little decals for my mixer t...
    3 days ago
  • *Now this is a table for a queen, or at least* *I was treated like one! * *You may remember that over a year ago, I was invited* *to join a crafting grou...
    4 days ago
  • *[image: image]* *I wasn’t really a Laura Ashley kind of girl. With a head of unruly curls and a Semitic face, the English Rose look didn’t fare well o...
    4 days ago
  • Happy **almost** Valentine's Day! It will have come and gone by the next time we meet for The Scoop! Can you believe it? And...I have a confession...I am ...
    5 days ago
  • I am a girl that loves symmetry and there is one space in my home that is off balance in my mind. I knew the day we found out that our fireplace would b...
    5 days ago
  • On New Years day you will find many southerners eating black eyed peas and greens. The tradition is that the peas are suppose to bring good luck, or coins ...
    1 week ago
  • I have decided that this week’s theme is “how to hide the pudge”. One advantage (disadvantage?) of hibernation mode winter is that we can bury ourselves un...
    1 week ago
  • Italian Almond Cookies - ButterYumThese delicate, chewy, 6-ingredient cookies have an incredibly intense, smack-you-in-the-face almond flavor. We go craz...
    1 week ago
  • That old saying... "seems like it was yesterday" Wasn't this beautiful girl just my baby? Now she is a Mommy to a one year old!! How can it be? I to...
    1 week ago
  • 2 weeks ago
  • When I was young, my grandmother always cut my sandwiches into hearts around Valentine's Day. Now that my youngest girl is getting older, I am starting to...
    3 weeks ago
  • Hi there friends... Welcome back to this weeks Share Your Style Party!! ~~~~~ Our host this week is Kelly from The Essence of Home! Take it away Kelly! ...
    3 weeks ago
  • Oh Man! It has been a LONG time since I sat down and wrote a post for Tootsie Time! I have missed it…and all of you too! So? How ya all been keepin...
    4 weeks ago
  • I'll be posting over at Instagram for now. You can follow me *here*. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    2 months ago
  • These closet doors are dreamy!!! *Dream Book Design *turned an unattractive closet door into something I want!!! Learn *how to build a barn door for a...
    7 months ago
  • This is a post to brag a bit on my talented husband. However before I get to that...let me tell you the story. Back in the early 90's we made a move from S...
    8 months ago
  • This Miniature Pewter-Like Teapot with Lid that lifts and tilts is adorable at the height of just 1 1/2 inches tall, and matching teacup, saucer, and disp...
    1 year ago
  • *Hi! I have been decorating for Christmas this week and finished the piano so I wanted to share.This will be a short post, I am working hard to get my hous...
    1 year ago
  • I have been keeping a secret for a few months... and it has been hard not to give it away! Thank goodness I can finally tell you today!!! After 4 1/2 y...
    1 year ago
  • Hello Lovlies, You are cordially invited to join me at my new blog, Larkspur Interiors. WHEN: Now! WHERE: www.larkspurinteriors.com R.S.V.P.: Not necessa...
    1 year ago
  • It's Friday once again. Can you believe it? And it's time for another great house tour. Today we're snooping around Jenna's home at Rain On A Tin Roof. ...
    2 years ago
  • Projects, projects, do they ever end? lol There is always something to add to the list, isn't there? I had wanted to add bead board to the ends of our ...
    3 years ago

Designed By: