Saturday, December 11, 2010

House at Christmas!

Finally had a good rainy day to get some pictures of my house at Christmas! I will try to get some pictures of the outside up in the next couple of days. Sorry some of the pics are blurry and a ton are crooked - argh!

Starting with the tree... I used red, silver, and gold this year, with some bits of red geomesh and gold and silver willow stuck in random places.  I didn't do a topper this year and I really kinda like it without one...

The mantel was kept pretty simple since we have the TV above it.  I ordered matching stockings from Pottery Barn.  They have the best selection and the quality is really nice.

I kept the coffee table simple this year to and I love it!  Sometimes the simplest things are the best.  I found this bowl in the clearance section at TJ Maxx for $7 and I spray painted it brushed nickel.  Some red berry sprigs, a little greenery, and a candle and centerpiece is done!

I put mostly gold in the dining room since I had a lot of gold berries and needed somewhere to put them!
 The candle holder were a dollar store craft, each one cost $2 to make and I made them a while back when the idea was floating around blogland...

Sprigs of greenery on sale at Michaels, dollar store balls, TJ Maxx placemats, WalMart chargers, and Christmas plates from my mom...  Sorry for some of the blurry pictures!

I found this sign for $20 and I thought it was a splurge but I love it!

Next year we will probably get a tree for the foyer but this year I didn't want to have to buy any new decorations so the hutch got a Christmas makeover.  The tree on the landing was given to me by my mother-in-law a long time ago - back when Martha Stewart had her line at K-Mart.  Martha, please come back to K-Mart! 

My nativity set...

Another little table vignette.  Those pictures above are $4 Wal-Mart frames with pictures I printed out from Vintage Printable.  I love that site!  They aren't part of the Christmas decorations but I thought I'd share!

Another table...

And the kitchen.  I finally made some roman shades for the windows using mini blinds and two shower curtains from Wal-Mart.  The fabric is the perfect robin's egg blue to match the chairs in my living room...

Some berry sprigs and more of those dollar store hurricane vases, a few jars filled with balls and one with cookies, and of course you have to decorate around the beloved Keurig machine!

That's the inside of my house this Christmas! I have had a ball decorating and next year I am going to have a tree for my son and hopefully one in the foyer, but for this year, simple works for us!

Have a very Merry Christmas!


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  1. It sure is looking beautiful! I really love the pop of red on the couch, and all throughout the house. Very festive and warm, and all ready now! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Beautiful decorating, Sara. I love the tree.

  3. Your house looks gorgeous! You're so creative! I don't remember the hutch in the entryway, is that new? I really like it!

  4. Found you on the Nester's Christmas tour and just wanted to say that your entire house looks fabulous! And yes, I'm totally coveting your kitchen.

  5. Wow - so warm and SO beautiful! Every single touch is amazing : ) I joined the tour too....hope you'll stop by and visit : )

  6. Your home is simply gorgeous! I love all of the white with touches of red... and the train under the tree is too cute.
    Merry Christmas from a fellow Carolinian, Annette

  7. Your home is beautiful! I love the way you have sprinkled bits of blue throughout and I have a huge crush on botanical prints.


  8. Your sign is definately worth the 20 bucks. I wouldn't have passed it up either! -K

  9. I loved all your decorations, everything was beautiful! Excellent job on your shades in the kitchen. I have wanted to try that ever since I saw it on another blog but don't how successful I would be.