Monday, December 12, 2011

Decking the Halls

My absolute favorite time of the year is Christmas and I will deck out the house in all kinds of holiday decor until the cows come home. I think I've spent every weekend since Thanksgiving tweaking and adding and re-arranging all my holiday stuff. I just love it!

This year I added a few new goodies to my stash. First my cute little plaid ornaments:

Aren't they precious? I stole this idea from the fabulous Eddie Ross. He's awesome. I love him. Anyway, these were super easy to make (just cut Goodwill plaid shirts into strips and wrap and pin around styrofoam balls). I have them scattered throughout the house in little plaid groupings. LOVE!

Then there's my antique Santa toy that I scored at the Round Top Antique Show back in September. It was sitting all alone among all kinds of other things on a table and I loved him immediately. As soon as I snatched him up, thirty other women swarmed me, ooh-ing and ahh-ing over him and fruitlessly looking for another just like it. Too bad, ladies! He's mine!

I hung some plain green wreaths with some fabulous thick, plaid ribbon in between each window in the living room. I scored the wreaths from Goodwill (where else?). Originally, they were hideous. But I cleaned them off and took off all the crappy fake flowery icky stuff and instantly had perfectly good wreaths!

Now, I'm not really sure if I'm in love with my grapevine "chandelier." What do you think? I do like it but I'm thinking I need to hang it differently next time. Anyway, I got the gigantic grapevine wreath at Hobby Lobby for half off, wrapped it with burlap and my plaid ribbon, wound a string of timer lights around it and hung some sparkly snowflakes for a rustic, wintery chandy!

Then there's my entryway table. I also found the pre-lit wreath at Goodwill and I got the giant sparkly ornaments from Hobby Lobby.

Finally, I wanted to add just a dash of the Christmas spirit to our bedroom, so I hung some of my large antique-y silver ornaments above the window seat in our bedroom. Aren't the pretty?

I just love decorating for Christmas, don't you? Do you go all out like me or just the basics? I'd love to see your decor!


Andrea said...

loving all the wreaths, hanging ornaments, and of course the tree skirt!

NatureCat said...

So cozy, yet quite elegant! Great job. :)

Lily said...

You have some lovely decorations, really liking your plaid ornaments.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love those plaid touches! and ooooh that tree skirt!!!

Fly Away Home said...

Everything is charming and beautiful and perfectly representative of your creative spirit! Delightful. I also really liked your grapevine wreath chandelier. As soon as I saw it, I thought, "hmmm... wonder where I could put something like that in my home."

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