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“Splash” Christmas Decorating…

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Over the years I have gone from having very little in the way of Christmas decorations to having an over abundance of Christmas decorations.  For years I felt somehow obligated to display every single decoration I had in my possession…at times our house looked like there was a Christmas explosion.  I would like to think that I was doing it for my husband and my son, but really as much as they enjoy Christmas, fewer decorations would not have dampened their Christmas spirit.

I have to say that last year I cut back a little… I didn’t put ALL of the decorations out  but there was still an overwhelming amount spread throughout the house.  So much so that a couple of months ago I realized that there were still a few pieces hanging out in plain view…well not in the main living area, but in rooms that I do go into from time to time. Namely the game room! Oops…sorry honey!

This year, I am embracing a new style of decorating. I am not quite ready to embrace a minimalist approach. However, I am embracing the idea of Splash decorating…I don’t think that’s a real style of decorating but it’s the best description I can come up with for this post.

I do love decorating for Christmas…I enjoy the sparkle and shine that the decorations bring into the house during a time of year when the local flora and fauna are made up of browns and greys. Also, we host our annual family Christmas gathering and gift exchange. This event in itself requires a festive atmosphere…

My idea for this year is to splash a little bit of Christmas in every room in the house…A simple grapevine twisted into the word Noel and accented with tiny points of light set on the buffet. A beautiful floral arrangement placed on the dining room table surrounded by a cluster of trees made from a variety of natural materials.

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A collection of brightly colored mercury glass cone shaped Christmas trees arranged in the master bedroom on the dresser accented by my collection of vintage brooches, ladies gloves and handbags.

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The guest room is getting a simple pillow update…the cutest silver fox pillows from Home Goods.

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The kitchen gets a little splash of color with a collection of red and white Christmas tins that draw your eye up to the top of the kitchen cabinets.

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The dessert buffet table is laid out with the Christmas dishes given to me by my Mom some 20 years ago when our son was little.  I have lined the window with a collection of bottle brush trees that tie in with the Christmas trees on the dishes…

DSC03515What is your Christmas decorating style?  Do you pull out all the stops and go all Griswold on Christmas? Or are you more reserved when it comes to decorating for the Christmas Holiday?

I will admit that I am not quite done with putting out the decorations. However, the rest of the decor will be focused on our outdoor entertaining area…

 

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Christmas in July…

With the temperatures in the 90’s I couldn’t help but think about Christmas…Sounds crazy, right?   What better way to escape the repressing heat than to daydream about crystal icicles, frosted snowflakes, shiny orbs, sparkling beads and glittery pine cones.

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Unwrapped…

After making a list and checking it twice…and all of the running here and there…late nights spent with rolls of wrapping paper and ribbons…weeks of anticipation…the moment finally arrived…wishes were granted…memories were made and then it was a wrap!

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Fun and Fanciful Centerpiece….

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This is last years pinterest inspired DIY centerpiece…It’s time to make one for this year…Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

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Naturally Soft and Subtle…

Over the years our Christmas Tree decorations have reflected who we are as a family. In the beginning our tree was decorated with twinkling multi-colored lights and a spattering of ornaments. For several years our tree was a beautiful hodge podge of ornaments created by our son at school Christmas parties and dollar store treasures. Then there came the day when the colored lights were replaced with white lights and the ornaments were treasured purchases from numerous vacations. Now we are empty nesters with no grandchildren. So now our tree reflects a quieter more serene palette. This year the decorations are a reflection of our love of outdoors and a life blessed beyond measure.

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The Bookworms’ Christmas Trees

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I hope you are enjoying the wonderful holiday season…Christmas is my favorite of all of the holidays. This particular holiday seems to bring out the Martha Stewart in everyone…If you are a book lover you will really enjoy these creative Christmas Trees. Merry Christmas!!!

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Whimsical Christmas Tree #2….Grace Kelly

A friend sent this to me and I just had to share her with you….

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