Christmastime At My House

 

Here is the rest of the Christmas tour through my house.  (It would have been way too long for one post.)

Like I said in my previous post I have lots of Christmas “stuff”.  I did scale way back this year, though, which made my husband a happy man.  A few less trips into the attic!

 Family Room

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My cute, new Santa.  I added him last year.  A little thin for a Santa, but cute, none-the-less!

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This year I added the lime green stems you see sticking out of my tree.

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And, I added this charming little Santa book box.

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I like to bring little touches of Christmas to my existing decor such as this stocking and garland.

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And, this little pillow, greenery and garland above my armoire.

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 Like I said in my previous post I love to sprinkle Christmas trees all over the house for an inexpensive, cozy little touch.

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For my breakfast nook table arrangement I displayed different size trees at various heights.  (Like a little Christmas tree forest.)  I incorporated my mosaic candlesticks in the mix so I can create a nice little glow here in the evening.

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I used boxes under the throw to lift some of the trees to different levels to create interest.

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Another tree tucked into my existing decor.

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My Dining Room

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I like to have two Christmas trees in my dining room.  It gives the dining room a cozy holiday elegance.  Here I stick to gold, silver and cream for a more formal look. 

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For my dining table arrangement I used two strands of greenery (that would normally hang on a door.) I weaved the two in and out of my mosaic reindeer and candlesticks, one on each side for a full look.

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I tucked “faux gifts”, more reindeer and some gold Christmas bird cages under the trees for an extra touch.

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Of course, I added garland to my chandelier and tucked in large scale mosaic ornaments for added bling.

My Den 

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In my den, where we do most of our TV watching, I like to have Christmas touches, too, even though it’s a small space.  Here I use a skinnier Christmas pine tree in the corner and my homemade stockings on this fireplace.  Instead of garland on the mantle I just stick Christmas picks all across the top.   Then I sprinkle little touches of Christmas throughout the space.

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 Out Back On My Screened In Porch

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I added a little greenery to the table and in the lanterns around the candle votives.

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I have a collection of birdhouses out here so at Christmastime I bring out my Christmas birdhouses to add to the mix.

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I bring out this wooden Christmas tree that has birdhouses all over it to go with the birdhouse “theme”.   

Once upon a time I had a full size Christmas tree on the screened in porch, but this little wooden tree takes a lot less time to set up than another tree!   I’ve also always had a tree in my master bedroom, garland on my canopy bed and fireplace mantel in my master and in my guest room.  I used to always have garland draped on my fence in the back yard, a wreath on the gate out back, etc…. , but as I get older – and I hate, hate, hate to admit this – I do tend to scale back here and there and let go of things that I once loved doing.  At one time I had seven Christmas trees and this year I only have four and a half!  So see, I have scaled way back.   (Now I reserve all that extra holiday decorating for those years that I have lots of Christmas functions here. )  But, I still always enjoy cozying up the house with Christmas charm and filling it with the warm and wonderful Christmas spirit.

So there you have it.  My house at Christmastime

Happy Decorating and Merry Christmas!!!

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