Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Merry and Bright

holiday greetings

Christmas is coming!  To herald its arrival, I pulled out all the Christmas boxes the day after Thanksgiving, and in between shopping at the mall (eek!) I got most of it put up.  The rest has been added over the last week or so.  Here’s a look around the house at some of our Christmas decorations!

On the back of the front door, an evergreen wreath spruces up the space.


For this wreath, I started with a faux wreath and added real fir trimmings, glittery red branches, and shiny red ornaments.


As we continue up the stairs, our garland is also accented with glittery branches and ornaments.


Twinkle lights add a little extra cheer.


Our new cabinet got a holiday vignette complete with two live topiary trees.  (Fingers crossed that I don’t kill them!)  The topper is an old mantel scarf that I adjusted to fit the cabinet.  It’s so cute here!  Greenery, holly and a Santa complete the scene. 

Can you tell I’m loving my new spot to decorate?!


  Over on the couch, the red snowflake pillows that I made last year are back, along with our lighted gift on the little table.


And here is the Christmas Tree!  I added gold mesh ribbon to the mix this year for a little something different.


Our oversize ornaments fill the doorway into the dining room. 


The dining table is set with Lenox Holiday china, red chargers, and gold swirl placemats.  Gold snowflake ornaments twinkle from the chandelier.


I switched up the centerpiece this year with real holly and berries, plus velvet poinsettias.


And on the wreath over the mirror, I added a ring of red glittery berries!  Love!


Even the corner cabinet got a little spruce for Christmas with some greenery and berries on top!


And of course, I had to bring out the Christmas cat plates to update the dining room display.  


Here’s your parting glance at the tree…   


Until next time…  when I reveal our new look for Christmas in the den!