12/15/13

Christmas at our house.


I know, most people have posted there house all decked out for Christmas, the weekend of Thanksgiving, but although its my favorite time of year, it took me a little longer to finish all the decorating I wanted to do. 
We've just had lots of other things going on, that were far more important than decorating. 
And my instagram shop, its keeping me busy as well, which is a good thing!

But here we are and for the most part, I think I'm satisfied. 

The main focus is always the living room, since thats the first thing you walk into and because thats where the christmas tree abides.

And there it is... The tree. 
She was very grand this year. Much grander than the last and I love it.


Like every year, I always use the same ornaments and then add something special and different in.
This year {just like last} after putting all the ornaments on, I was dumbfounded as to what I was going to do that was "special" and would stand out from last years. And it actually stood unfinished for 2 weeks. Yep. I was procrastinating.


But after finally making a trip to Michaels, I found the perfect addition. 
Lucky me, all of their Christmas stuff was 70% off! 
I wasn't necessarily looking for a "christmas" item to add, but thats how it just worked out and even though I try to add something that doesn't usually cost me anything, this year, I didn't mind spending an extra $18 to make the tree look EXTRA special.

It might be hard to see, but I ended up buying the gold, glittered faux branches to add in for that extra special something. 
I love how it turned out. The tree looked empty and after I added them in, it had the "finished" look. That's always a good look!


On the other side, I added some christmas lights to our little palm tree as well {as you can tell, this guy isn't doing well, and probably has half the leaves it did when we first got it back in Feb}.


Unfortunately, I still haven't found the coffee table of my dreams, thats in my budget, so I'm working with the one we got for free a couple years back.

I added a plastic tray, with some shed antlers that hubby found out in the forest, and the paperwhites I just bought.
It's simple, but I like it. 


Of course none of those things will stay on there for too long, because we all know what happens with four kiddos... The antlers will be used as swords, the bulbs will be pulled out and the water will be all over the table and floor.


I don't do much to the side tables, either. 
But I'm loving that the climbing fig is still alive {from when I purchased it for my sissy's baby shower} and that it's actually getting bigger. 


 The beautiful flower arrangement is from a floral workshop that I went to Friday night... More on that on another post.

And the other one just has a recent picture of hubby and I with a vintage, brass buck I found at an estate sale over the summer. 
I now have a total of 4 of them and they are one of my favorites during this time of year.


 The other two sit on my "mantle"...


I didn't add much on the mantle either, except for the faux wreath and the mercury candlestick. 
I'm sure if my creative juices were where they're suppose to be, I would of done something a little more creative, but I just don't have the energy to come up with anything more than what I've got.
And this year, I'm okay with that.

 Turning the opposite way, you will see that green dresser that sits right by the door. 
I still love it just as much as I did when I first finished it... And I mostly love the color for this time of year.

 I even took the time {finally}, to change out most of the pictures on the gallery wall. It was time. I had the same ones hanging for about 2 yrs, if not more!

 I can't get over how beautiful the flower arrangement is. Here it is from another angle...


The colors worked perfectly in the house and we all know how much I LOVE fresh flowers.

Here's a closer look at it and some reflections from the mirror, which I still absolutely love {don't mind the kids' fingerprints that I forgot to wipe off}.

 I can sit and look at this the entire day...


It's just so cozy and inviting.


The dining room got a little decking, as well.


The little faux trees are one of my favorites and that corner is the perfect spot for them.

I also used cedar again this year, to add in some random places. 

 And because I just didn't have the energy to do a Christmas tablescape, I wanted to move the flower arrangement to the table and take a few shots of it with my tea and snacks.

 I mean, who wouldn't want to have tea like this every morning!


And there you have it.

I'm hoping to post a few more shots, of deckings, from random little spots in the house, so stay tuned for those.

Hope you enjoyed taking a peek into our home and hope you are enjoying this wonderful time of year!

It really IS the most wonderful time of the year.





2 comments:

  1. Your home and decor is lovely! I would love to decorate but with two kids under 5 I just can't seem to keep anything clean long enough to look nice. Looking forward to having things a bit more "put together" in the years ahead.

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    1. Thank you!!! Oh dear, I understand what your saying... All 4 of my kids are all under the age of 10. The house does NOT stay this pretty all day, not even for an hour! haha! You'll get there :)

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