Holiday decor

Although we pulled out the Christmas decorations on Thanksgiving day not much was done. I don’t know what it was about this year but I just wanted something simple. This is what I came up with and I am pleased to say I am happy enough with the results.

So, I thought I’d share.

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Most of the decorating I did was in the family room and kitchen where we spend most of our time.

I used a lot of greens and candles.

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The polka dots “pots” are actually paper baking cups. I just went out to the yard for the boxwood.

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I love the green cloche I’ve had it for years.

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Yes, sad to say this is what I came up with for my mantel.


I started to decorate it and then I guess I got off task. I remembered I had bought the paper star so I put opened it up and realized how big it was and then didn’t have a place for it. So that was thrown up there. Done. I nailed it. Waiting for Country Living to call.

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This is pretty much the extent of the Christmas decorations for my family room other than the tree.

I must admit I am loving my tree this year. It is a Concolor fir and it smells like oranges at least I think it smells like oranges. I must have nasal burn out. But I could smell it the first two days it was up and it definitely smelled like oranges. I’m sure of it.

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The kids wanted all green and white ornaments so we weeded out everything else and came up with this. The pictures are very poor but, I’m looking at it right now and it’s really very pretty. It goes well with my very simple Christmas decor.

The front room/ living room/ soon to be library was given so holiday decorations as well.

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This is my youngest daughter’s tree. And this seems to be the only picture I took of it. I think I must have been trying to hide the fact I use no tree skirts or I again got off task.

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The black hutch is so hard to photograph. I added some “birch” wrapping paper to the back and I am loving it. Not a bad look for 2.99. It’s staying up for a while.

I had gotten the deer head last year at HomeGoods and thought it would look cool with the wrapping paper for an ever so rustic look. The sled I used last year in the family room so I thought I’d try it on top of the hutch this year.

So, there you have it. My barely decorated home for Christmas. And just two days before the big day.

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Merry Christmas.

I hope everyone’s day is merry and bright.



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