Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Wishes

Here is a little "Idea Book of Christmas" - photos taken from around my home.
A little late?
Maybe, but they're just some pretty pics for you to enjoy or maybe to get a last minute idea from.

Fresh cut greens from the yard (my favorite Christmas decorating element). 
A metal basket filled with greens and oversized silver and gold ornaments greets our guests.

A basket filled with greens, berries and crystal stems.
Tied with a burlap ribbon and Joy ornament. 
The easiest front door decor to recreate! No glue needed!

A front entry table is fun to decorate.  
Draped greens over a mirror also creates a place to hang ornaments. Here I used glass glittered pinecones for extra sparkle which also reflects in the mirror.

Fill a tray with greens, candles, berry pics and bottlebrush trees.

Another look - 
rustic box filled with glittered pinecones and preserved greens, accented with bleached baby's breath.

Love the candle glow in mercury glass.

Silver, cream and white - a beautiful combination.

A look at last year's display.

A simple treatment for the stairs.

Simple ornaments piled up in a birdbath or a bowl.

I made one of those ornament wreaths this year - for my son's teacher - he requested one!

Made a smaller version for my Aunt. They're simple to make - I went with the coat hanger version and yes, be sure to glue down the ornament caps before threading them onto the wire.

Speaking of gifts, I love giving and receiving the home made kind. There are so many great decorative tins and boxes for cookies, candy, etc. 

Chocolate dipped peppermint sticks.

Chocolate Oreo truffles with crushed peppermint candy.

Simple wrap for me this year. 
Kraft paper with jute, seam binding and a sprig of green or baby's breath with a glitter snowflake. 

If you like more embellishments I did a post on creative gift wrap HERE.

The family room tree. 

The living room tree.

This year's Swarovski ornament.

A look at last year's mantle.
Candles and greens. 

This year's mantle.

My favorite little Christmas sign.

A simple sprig on the back of the chairs.

Or a simple sprig here, or there...

A festive table centerpiece.

Buffet table ideas.
Click HERE for more detailed photos in a previous tablescape post.

Now, I need to get back to baking, wrapping and shopping. 

Hope you all have a beautiful Christmas!

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Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Everything is so pretty Dawn, your never too late!
Merry Christmas!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Your home is your decorating has my name written all over it! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is so beautiful! Your home looks like a winter wonderland. Thanks for all the beautiful inspirations.

Donnie said...

What a beautiful home you have made. I loved all your pieces . Have a Merry Christmas.

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Such a beautiful home, thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas

Honey at 2805 said...

Your home is beautiful and your attention to detail devine! Happy New Year!