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.
We 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!!!I 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.
Still using the vintage toy blocks, just changed the words to fit the spirit of Christmas.
I 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.Behind 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.
The 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.Keeping it simple!Above the hutch sits a basket filled with left over ornaments.
This guy is always happy to come out of the cramped closet to make an appearance and stretch his legs each year.
These happy snowmen were made by my brother and sister-in-law and given one Christmas. They are so adorable.Our 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.
Two 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.
Our (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.
I love my sparkling white “Merry Christmas” sign sitting high above the living room on the plant shelf.
The 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.I LOVE a messy top stuffed with colorful branches and bows.Just had to show you one of my favorite ornaments. I have two in red and two in green. So sweet!Mr. Snowman sits by the tree guarding all the presents. No one will be doing any peeking this year!
Happy Holidays ~