Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas around the house...



The decorating is done ~ cards, shopping,wrapping and baking ~ still working on that! But I'd love to participate in the home tours going on all around blog land. I like to keep it mostly natural but I do change things up a little from year to year.

So welcome to my home...


My standard front door basket filled with cut evergreens, berries and crystal stems.



The porch - more fresh greens and white lights. I also have candles in all of the windows. Wish I could show you but I don't know how to take a good night pic.



Another favorite decorating piece of mine is this etagere filled with greens and oversized ornaments.
Have to have a little sparkle!




We  have many different types of evergreens on our property - so it's this time that they all get a good trimming. Some types shed less than others.


But I just love how easy it is to make empty pots and planters look festive. This one could use some pinecones on top but I do love it just like that!


As you walk in the front door, here is my entry. More greenery with whites and silvers and a touch of red in my french script ribbon.



Are you spotting the bird theme here? 


I really love these white ones with the birch feathers that I found this year.





Love the glow of the mercury glass.



You can easily make your mirrors festive with a little greenery and ribbon.



The urn is a simple arrangement to recreate - white painted sticks, greens and pine cones. 


We are still painting our dining room furniture but I can show you a little corner of the room.

This tree is wrapped in a coil of grapevine and baby's breath is tucked all around.
 
Love these crates and they also get some greens.


The mantle in the family room is very simple this year. We will be working on that room next. Shhhh....don't tell my husband.
Mason jars filled with snow (epsom salt), cranberries and battery lit candles. Too much greenery around there - I was worried about my candles catching fire.


I filled one of my rustic planters with greens (there is a mixture of artificial and real in there), white lights and sugar cones. They are huge! I also tucked in some sparkly caspia.

This vase receives some sticks and greens from the yard and tall berry stems.


I set the table - just for you. A really festive, and inexpensive centerpiece you can create and eat! All using items from the market. Pomegranates and green apples with more greens and pine cones.









More snow and cranberries in my new Matthew Mead Jelly Jars.

My grapevine wreaths with preserved cedar decorate my cookbook cupboard and the backs of the chairs.









 I hope you enjoyed my tour.

Make sure you stop by the following parties featuring so many gorgeous Holiday Home Tours!

And if you have one up - please let me know so I can visit you too!






7 comments:

Victoria Hayden said...

Dawn it is all so beautiful!!! I really love how you used mainly natural elements...it gives a touch of rustic with elegance!! Love the cranberries and so many of the pretty touches you added! Merry Christmas to you sweet friend!

Hugs to you !
Victoria

Amy Scott Interior Design said...

Wow...Gorgeous! Love the table scape!

Boxwood Cottage said...

You have a beautiful holiday home! Love the herb wall boxes especially and had to pin them on my Pinterest inspiration boards oh and the vignette under your mirror is just my cup of tea too!
Sending you Merry Christmas wishes from Germany
Carola

michelle-starling said...

I love your house. It's so pretty. I love the basket on your front door. Merry Christmas.

Mom xoxox said...

Beautiful creations!!!
The house looks so festive!!!

Love it

nolagirlatheart said...

One of the prettiest homes on the tour...Absolutely Gorgeous!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Dawn, your home is so lovely and your holiday decor is perfect....just right.

Merry Christmas,
Melissa