Sunday, December 11, 2011

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

Ok, I was waiting for a sunny day to take some fun Christmas pics, but since those seem to be few and far between, I figured I just need to go Nike...JUST DO IT. So, I did....on a nice gray morning when it was snowing. Ahhhh....winter.....

Anyway, we finally have some Christmas up and I'm loving it! I change a little, tiny bit every year and it makes the holidays so fun. This year, I changed out my book wreath in my front entry way to my green burlap rag wreath....

Like I need a sign to tell me it's cold outside?
 Aren't these candle holders LOVELY? I love the chippy paint and the chunkiness. I found them at a little antique shop for CHEAP. It deserves caps, ya'll! These were old banister and spindle parts that someone brilliantly drilled holes on top for candles. Love....



Some shiny tinsel up the banister....

Now, let's have an Elvis Blue Christmas for a bit, ok? These pics were taken out in the gray dreary world, and somehow my white balance was off, so they ended up....blue-ish. But, you will get the general idea.

I made another ornament wreath since my dear hubs threw away my last one (why??? WHY???). It was such a simple project, though, so I wasn't too upset (WHYYYYY????).

I decided to go white, silver and red this year.

I found these white-flocked wreaths at Michael's for $3.50 a piece! Oh yeah!


And then we always have to decorate the outside tree for the seasons and we picked these lovely white, silver and red snowflakes. They sell them in packs of 5 for $1 at Target. Yesssss......


I love glass and we have a lot of it around the home (I'm not going to lie, a lot of it is broken because of my adorable children)....and I like to use the $1 spot (Target) mini ornaments to bring some festiveness to the space.

Oh, who loves oranges at Christmas??? I do!!!

Also, candy makes a fun and yummy decorations!

My little cloche is now protecting my favorite nativity scene....kids...stay away.....

And my centerpiece this year was a mod-podge collection of old bottles (spray painted silver), glass candle holders and mason jars with candles everywhere....I like.




And I'm all about adding the natural elements into your decorating scheme. These are my lovely cinnamon scented pine cones....mmmm.....so Christmas-y



So, it's finally Christmas around here and we are so excited. We have gotten exactly 0 presents for the kids, so I kind of need to get on that. But, I love the festiveness of the season and seeing my kids faces every time they see our tree or check out the toy houses we have on display....is priceless!

11 comments:

  1. I love all of your Christmasy decor! =) I love decorating around the house. We've got the inside decorated but we are still working on the outside LOL

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  2. Love them all! Great job! I really like your center piece. Gotta love candles.

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  3. oh my gosh i wanna come to your house for Christmas!!!!! Say yes!!!! I love your decor....my fav thing is the burlap wreath and those chippy paints candle sticks....sighhhhhh!!!!

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  4. I love those candlesticks! That's it- you are taking me antiquing with you!!! I like to boss people around, that have stuff I like.

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  5. I love it all , Great job! stop over and link up at http://www.getouttamyheadplease.com/2011/12/show-it-off-link-party-2.html

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  6. Aww I love the little snowflakes in the tree.

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  7. wow, those candle holders really are an awesome idea.

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  8. I just love your Christmas decorations. :0)

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  9. Soo cute! I love how you decorate inside AND out! Great idea.

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  10. I love the way you use things as other things, the candle holders are my favorite.

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  11. Luv the white wreaths! So pretty! And there's nothing better than those scented pine cones! Lovely job!

    xoxo laurie

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