Friday, December 16, 2011

The most Wonderful Time of the Year

I haven't linked up in a while so I love Christmas decor so I decided to link up with Kelly's Korner for Show Us Your Life: Christmas Home Tours. So if you're visiting form there, Thanks for stopping by I hope you enjoy!

I think I'm finally finished decorating for the season.  I love our home decorated for Christmas.  I love the way the lights make the living room feel so warm and cozy.  I love looking at our tree and remembering all the places we've been and all the special memories each ornament holds.  Not much has changed from our decor last year.  But here it is...
The mantle had to change a little bit this year due to the TV being on the wall now.  I love the TV there so I didn't mind working around it.  As my sister so eloquently put it, It looks like pinterest threw up in my home.  I loved the burlap stockings so much, so I added those this year. 

Also new on the mantle this year the apothecary jars with the ornaments. I love the way it looks. As always the photo of us Christmas morning the first Christmas we were married and then a photo of us from our trip to see Santa last year.
This nativity normally sits in the middle of the mantle but I decided to move it to the shelf beside the fireplace due to the TV.  I think it's so pretty.

On the coffee table sits a mercury glass bowl with a few ornaments, our Christmas memories book and the cards we've received in years past.  I saw this idea on pinterest and I loved it.  It's been a conversational piece for all our guests.

Our card for the year framed on the hearth.
I also love these oversized ornaments hanging from the fireplace tools.

Our traditional tree. I added the ribbon this year and I think I like it.  You can't see but this is where the tree skirt I made is.
I went a little crazy with the yarn trees this year.  They were so easy to make and I loved how they turned out.  Here are a few on top of the refrigerator in the kitchen.
The window over the sink with a few more yarn trees, a small nativity and my lenox ornament wine stopper.
The card tree in the foyer.  I added this last year and I love it.  Last year I used clothes pins and pinned the cards to the ribbon.  This year I decided to just sit the cards in the tree.  So far it's working well.
I little Christmas cheer on the end table with the Southern Living December issue and and sweet little candy dish.
I have these cute little hand towels in the hall bath.  I want to get a little tree or something to sit on the counter in here.  Maybe next year.
The ledge going to the man room.  See what I mean with the yarn trees.  I just loved them.  I bought the stocking hangers last year for the dog's stockings.  I found the cute little cable knit stockings at Target and I added the glitter letters.  There's one for Ally, Sam and Gracie.  This is one of my favorite little spaces this year.
A close up of the trees.
and the stockings.
The "House Divided" tree in the man room.  It's pretty much the same as last year.  I did move it to another corner and I'm not sure I like it there.
I had this table runner on my table upstairs last year.  It didn't really go with the new curtains since I mostly got rid of the black so I used it on this table.
Here's a closer look at the Christmas Memories book.  I'm so happy I started this. It's been fun to look back at each year. 

One side has photos from that Christmas, the other side has a little pre-made prompt to write about the holiday.  The prompts are
Christmas Eve- Where you went? Who was there?
Christmas Day- Where you went? Who was there?
Special Memories?
I also add our card from the year in the book and I write on the back of the card a few favorite memories from the year.
The little tree in the guest room. I also have holiday sheets I put on this bed.  Not that I have a lot of guests.

One last look at the living room.  I love how it turned out this year!

Day 348
And the tree in the mirror over the sofa. 

Merry Christmas!


Kelly said...

Your yarn trees are adorable - love that idea!

Kelly said...

I love the yarn trees. How did you make them?

DaisyGirl said...

Your home and your decorations are beautiful. Like you mentioned, the light adds such a warm cozy, feeling. Your photography skills are great, too!