It’s Christmas Time 2013


I love this time of year don’t you?  My husband asked me to decorate the house early this year and I was more than happy to accommodate.  We’ve been so busy of-coarse that I’m just now getting to all the photos.  I decided to give our collection of Department 56 Dicken’s Series a rest this season.  Our home has been so crowed with furniture for Vintage Market Inventory, now that it’s back to normal I wanted to keep the decorations to a minimal this year.

SAM_2127We moved the chicken wire cabinet my dad made for me years ago to the living room just for Christmas.  It has been in our guest room and we use it as a library.  In the past it’s been used as a china hutch and quilt storage.  I still love it as much as I did the day he gave it to me.  Thanks dad!!!SAM_2170I purchased this metal star from my favorite store in Sandpoint ID. called Cabin Fever.  It’s made from remnants of an Amish Barn Roof.  It used to hang above our bed at our cabin on the river.  Sill miss it!  I also have a huge star that we’re keeping outside at the moment.

SAM_2169Still using the vintage toy blocks, just changed the words to fit the spirit of Christmas.


SAM_2132I have to admit, this little wreath usually stays up year-round.  It’s too cute hanging on the door to remove.  It just adds that extra special touch.SAM_2123Behind the sofa sits a white buffet I’m storing for a client until their daughter’s wedding.  I put a few Christmas treasures on it for display.SAM_2126

SAM_2141The dining room…as I’m looking at these photos, I’m thinking it looks like I went a little bit rustic with some sparkle added in here and there for this years theme.SAM_2138Keeping it simple!SAM_2135Above the hutch sits a basket filled with left over ornaments.SAM_2136

SAM_2151This guy is always happy to come out of the cramped closet to make an appearance and stretch his legs each year.SAM_2150


SAM_2145These happy snowmen were made by my brother and sister-in-law and given one Christmas.  They are so adorable.SAM_2162Our TV hangs above our mantel so it’s always a challenge when decorating.  But I think I achieved the right balance here.  Bringing a little woodsy feel with the garland and metal tree stocking holders.



SAM_2160Two trees and tall rustic candle holders flank  either side of the flat screen.  Here’s the touch of sparkle!  The trees replace the pumpkins from our Fall mantel.SAM_2273



SAM_2270Our (new to us) leather sofa.  If you remember, we took our white sofa from Ikea to our condo which left us without comfortable setting.  Since our youngest son arrives in a couple of days we needed to find something quick.  We had a credit of approx. $120 at a consignment shop called My Sister’s Attic in Chandler, AZ so we took a drive this morning and found this beauty.  A Flexsteel, priced at just $595. minus our $120 and Whala…we had ourselves somewhere to sit once again!  We’ll be selling the white chair as soon as I reupholster the two chairs I have in the garage awaiting their place inside.



SAM_2263I love my sparkling white “Merry Christmas” sign sitting high above the living room on the plant shelf.

SAM_2120The Tree…ornaments of lime green and red fill our tree.  I’ve added berry branches and sparkling twigs with pretty ribbon.  I was covered in glitter by the time I was done decorating.SAM_2116I LOVE a messy top stuffed with colorful branches and bows.SAM_2115Just had to show you one of my favorite ornaments.  I have two in red and two in green.  So sweet!SAM_2112Mr. Snowman sits by the tree guarding all the presents.  No one will be doing any peeking this year!

Happy Holidays ~


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  1. nicely done Judy!

    I like all the variety of themes for each vignette! That’s how I decorate too. My various little treasures from past years!

    Merry Christmas!

    • Thanks Carole! Our home is full of windows so it’s always a challenge to photograph. The glare does not allow me to take shots of the entire room, they come out really dark. One of these I’ll figure it out (or get a new camera). 🙂 Merry Christmas to you too! ~ Judy

  2. What a beautiful Christmas home, Judy! Our husbands are both Christmas fans, aren’t they? I love your tree … gorgeous, as are your lovely holiday vignettes! Happy Holidays!

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