Thursday, December 9, 2010

It's the most wonderful time of the year!!

I've joined with Coastal Charm and Holiday Home.
I have a passion for CHRISTmas. There is no other season that sings "decorate in my honor" as Christmas does.
Each year I choose a different color theme for the main Christmas tree and living room. This turquoise,red, and silver. The only problem with that is the essentials you need to decorate with...such as a tree skirt can add up when you're changing the colors. So here you can see another use for your favorite quilt. This was a gift from my m-i-l and I love it. It adds so much texture to an area of the tree that you usually aren't even attracted to.

This hand blown glass ornament...amazing...was a gift from a friend at work.

I was unable to find the perfect tree i improvised and Walmart (and m-i-l) came to my rescue with these amazing glitterly colored swirly twigs make quite an impact, don't you think?

Little nests with more glitz adorn the tree.

We three kings....

Another splash of my three accent colors.

The built in shelves also received a little taste of Christmas....

I had picked my color theme for Christmas in September while on the Nebraska Junk Jaunt and found this mercury silver vase in a giveaway box. I thanked em, and thanked em again. The other two vases were picked up at our local thrift store. Then out came some of my favorite vintage mini ornaments and adorned the tray..

A few more touches of the three colors in the built in alcoves.

So I kind of have this thing with Christmas trees... not really...just kinda.

Just a few touches of Christmas in the kitchen.

The new pendant lights was perfect to add a little touch.

The kitchen and dining room featured authentic Christmas colors.

A small touch of Christmas to the pot rack...just a simple thrift store tree laying on it's side.

Sometimes it's the little touches that make the biggest statement in decorating.

A display of stars from my mom... Love em....

A small collection of boots.

Three baskets of vintage ornaments adorn the dining table. So many of the balls were gifts from friends who know of my passion.

Joy to the World.........

The large joy picture was made from an old bulletin board and the mirror was a gift from my mom from one of my favorite stores.

The tree in the dining room is my husbands. It is covered with pheasant feathers with antlers around the base. For some reason this is the only pic I have of the tree. Will post more later.

My family has blessed me with a bounty of amazing Christmas dishes. Due to a lack of cupboard space, I display them in my cradenza.

A few pics of the mantle. I already posted about it but wanted to include a few pics to tie it all together.

My daughter decorated our bedroom. I would have never thought of hanging the ornaments in the apothecary jars...but I'm a lovin it.

This wreath started out as .99 bargain I purchased at the thrift store. With a can of silver spray paint, glitter, and glam and we have a piece that stands out.

Empty frames become a work of art with some decorations adorning them.

I am also linking up with Kim @
Thanks so much for stopping by.




Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great Christmas decorations and collections. Thanks so much for linking this up to my party! Don' miss my giveaway at the top of my sidebar.

Miss Sandy said...

Festive flare! I love your holiday home. The silver frames are genius, love this idea. Thanks for sharing and have a happy holiday!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Your Christmas decor is just beautiful. Love the idea of turquoise, red, and silver! Gorgeous images, thanks so much for linking up for VIF!