Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas House Tour

I wanted to share some more of the decorating I have done in the house for Christmas. The Nativity set was purchased many years ago and I only had it out once as there have been little kids running around and this used to be displayed on a low table. It has a few glass pieces and I broke the halo over one of the pieces but now it is fixed. Little kids are still around but I now have this displayed on a chest in the living room. I layered the base with stems which have silver berries.

For an evening glow, I added some small bare flameless candles.

I painted the living room in February this year all by myself (although I have yet to do the molding). It used to be green so this year I was excited to see how my old Christmas decor would fit in with this modern, sophisticated yet relaxing color. Below is the fireplace mantle in the living room. Today I am showing you the entire fireplace with black marble surround and hearth which the previous homeowners had put in. I arranged some red berry stems in the shell vase purchased at Home Goods. In fact, all three pieces are Home Goods' items purchased on different occasions.

To see more on the mantle go here.

To the right of the fireplace is my Ethan Allen wingback chair with cane (which I love). The Indian raw silk cushion with red-and-green block print is moved around throughout the year and fits in well with this season's traditional color scheme. The smaller cushion with the tree was a Treasure Island purchase.

Dining room chandelier with garland and pearl strands wrapped around.

Some wrapping paper artwork I completed in a hurry and now have to find a place on which to hang them. I wrote about this project here.

Stacked snowmen purchased at Costco a few years ago. I have them by my Wisteria basket which holds extra blankets and throws for the family room.

These two cute wooden pieces I had purchased online from Pottery Barn many years ago. They have the hardware on the back for hanging but I have always had them propped up against a wall. I move them to a different spot every year. This year they are in the entryway by the front door.
Simple garland wrapped around the banister. The other one like this is on the dining room chandelier. I do not have an outlet within a few feet from here or else I would light it up. The only option is to use an extension cord to the next floor up. Perhaps next year. The metal piece on the bench is my mail holder/sorter. Will be sharing another post about that in the near future. The runner has seen better days and it is time for me to have it replaced.

I have had these little guys since my kids were babies. I use them at this time of year to decorate my staircase - a perfect fit. I like to decorate for all ages and I myself love to see these little stuffed toys every time I enter the house.

The tree was only set up last weekend and decorated mostly by the kids as I had no time. But first, I did string the lights on it starting on the inside around the trunk and working my way outward on the branches. I made do with what I had on hand, some of the older ones gave out on me. The mirror used to be in the family room and I recently decided to move it to the living room. I love the effect with the tree. Illuminates the space even more and looks beautiful at night.

The only new purchase this year besides the tree was this angel - I broke the last tree-topper - from Joann's.

I have only shown you glimpses of most of these spaces as I have not yet shared these rooms with you and will do so in due course. I hope you have enjoyed this holiday house tour.

I wish you and your families a wonderful Holiday weekend and a safe one if you are travelling. Merry Christmas!

I am linking this up to the Room by Room Christmas Tour on Cottage & Vine
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