Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas!

I'm taking a bit of a blog break to spend time with my family and my son who just returned home from college. I will be back sometime after Christmas ... not sure when. In the meantime, here is my Christmas tree (which finally was decorated last night!!)

                                             MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas House Tour

Outside the window boxes are filled with greens and oversized ornaments.

And now for the rest of the house... (plus glimpses of my living room for those of you who haven't seen it.)
When you walk in my office is directly to the right:

 The living room is directly to the left (it's my favorite room):

The dining room is right next to the living's bedecked with glimmering gold ..sorry about the picture quality here...the back of the house wasn't getting much natural light and it was kind of a dreary day:

The kitchen is right next to the dining room (honestly, my kitchen doesn't look different year to year).

This is the only part that changed this year. I added the chalkboard at Thanksgiving.

That's it for now... I usually put a tiny tree up in the hall between my kids' rooms. And, we drape lights around their beds or over the windows. We haven't decorated our tree yet so I will wait to show off the family room decor...stay tuned.

Linking to: Holiday Housewalk Party

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Deck the Hall(way)s!

When you enter my house I want you to feel the Christmas spirit! So, I literally deck the hall(way)s!

Before you enter my kitchen is an antique bench where I display a vintage red metal toolbox and 
a little tree.

Here's a closeup of the metal toolbox. I will fill it with fresh greens just before Christmas, but for now fake ones will do.

View toward the front door.
More to come...gotta put up the tree tonight!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Around Our House: Living Room

I started decorating last weekend and I am by no way done. However, I think the living room is just about there! I changed it up a bit from last Christmas -- using the same items, but placing them differently. It's fun to change! Here's a peek:

Sharing at The Shabby Nest and Timewashed

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas at The Barn

I love going to the Barn Show. They have a spring, summer, fall and holiday show and it's always full of fun stuff and great ideas. Sharing a few pics from my cell phone:

This last picture just about sums it up!!