Wednesday, December 12, 2012

It's Beginning to look a lot like.....

well doesn't look a lot like Christmas here in NC because it has been in the 70's this week! But, my house is starting to look like Christmas at least. I am pretty much done with my decorating except my mantel. I went to cut some magnolia leaves off of my mom's tree the other day and just haven't made the time to use them. Hopefully you will get to see a peek before Christmas day!

On the outside of the house I kept it very simple this year. A boxwood wreath from Trader Joes and I added a little burlap ribbon and some white popcorn berries I found in Charleston, SC. I also placed my two lanterns with some greenery around them and added some small colorful bulbs to the inside. 

This antique sled was my dad's when he was a little boy. I was going to paint it red this year, but decided to leave it looking rustic and natural.

When you enter the home you automatically run into this beauty! It puts a smile on my face as soon as I walk in the front door. I am in love with my ruffled skirt and all of those vintage ornaments I have collected throughout the years. 

Also right inside the doorway I updated my Z-gallerie boots! I took out the umbrellas and added a little Christmas cheer!

As you can see from this picture we have TWO trees. I described this to all of you Last Year. I like to have my pretty tree and the Hubs likes his colorful tree which I really try to make pretty!

Not too bad...right? (The yellow burlap ribbon is from here.)

Here is my little table vignette in the dining room. I love the cloches and the sheet music garland!

This is my favorite lamp in the house. Not because it is totally stylish, but because I can change the inside of the glass area with each season. For winter I created a little woodland landscape with moss, trees & stumps.

Here in the kitchen I added a little Christmas cheer by taking down my valence and adding some greenery and mercury ornaments. I also purchased some wooden letters from JoAnn Fabrics that were already pre-painted. Dishes aren't so bad around the holidays when you can look at this! 

And a little outside shot of the front at night!

How is your holiday decorating going? Are you totally done or have you just started!?

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  1. Your house is beautiful! I love it! I must get some of those boots too :)
    Love your front porch - going to have to head to Trader Joe's and get a new wreath! I decorated my front porch 2 weeks ago and since it gets full sun all day, the wreath and garland are all dried up from the warm weather :(
    Sorry I haven't got back to you...are you free next week at all?

  2. Nice blog... thanks for sharing with us..

  3. Amy - your house looks so pretty! I love that you have 2 trees, and I love even more that you can see them both at the same time. So festive! All of the small touches that you added are perfect - I'm really loving the music sheet garland.
    Merry Christmas to you!!!

  4. Love your decorations! I also share your affinity for vintage ornaments and have a tree decorated with them this year. And good call on leaving the old sled as is — it looks great.

  5. Very pretty! Your trees are lovely and I especially like the porch with your Dad's sled and the lanterns with the birch bark. Love the front door colour and simple wreath too.


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