Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Living Room Christmas Tree

Happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Today, I would like to share our living room tree decorated for Christmas. 
Red and Green is the traditional theme running through the house this holiday season.
You may spot another tree in the distance. I decorated a tree in our dining room, too!
 I placed a lit Christmas present on the top of the tree, this acts as my tree topper. The kids think it's a bit whimsical and fun!
Last year, in addition to selling a bunch of my Christmas and every day decor (when we moved), we also donated a bunch of it to various charities. So, rather than running out and blowing a bunch of money on ornaments, I decided to fill in with Deco Mesh. All my trees are whimsical and funky for this very reason. ;)
Next year, I would like to go with a more traditional look. This year, I used what I had left in the garage. ;)
Here is a pano shot. I also have a tree in my foyer. My goal was to have three trees in the front windows, so that at night, the house exudes Christmas. I love this time of year!;)
The picture above it a sneak peek of the exterior.
So, did any of you get snow on Thanksgiving? We got snow two days later and boy did it put us in a Christmas mood!  On Sunday, we went to a Christmas tree farm (in the snow) and cut down a real Christmas tree.  The "real" Christmas Tree is up in our movie theater, so I hope to show that to you soon. No deco mesh in this tree, lol! :)
Thanks for visiting! 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Christmas Sneak Peek

Well, hello-hello! Anyone there? ;) Sorry for being MIA, but I've been having fun decorating our home for Christmas.  Join me and I'll show you what I've been working on.
 So, I decided to go with a red and green theme throughout the house.
I found the Deer at Homegoods and decided to use them as a focal point on the dining room table.
I layered my items to make it interesting.  I used two table runners and began to place things to my liking.  I used the candle votives to hold an ornament on either side.
Mr. Santa stands between two trees and a large berry wreath hangs above on my iron gate.
I used gold, red, and green throughout the dining room. 
I got creative in the kitchen. I took down my curtains and used a lit garland around my curtain rod, and then hung ornaments from ribbon and varied them at different heights. 
This is a view from my front porch looking into the house.  This is the Living Room tree.
I have two upper windows in the Dining Room and I sat ornaments on candle votives. I love the sparkle in the window.
This is the family room tree during daylight hours, no lights were turned on. This is our funky, wild, crazy, and fun looking tree.
Below is another tree I am working on with bubble lights.
I'm introducing red into the kitchen for the holidays, too!
So now that everything is just about done, I can now kick my feet up and enjoy the sparkle, shimmer, and shine. I hope to be loading a bunch of pictures to share soon, so stay tuned! Thanks for visiting! XO, Liz
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

My Christmas Decorating Has Begun

Hello, hello! Well, I know you are going to think I've lost my marbles, as I do every November, so it's probably no surprise to you that I have started my Christmas decorating transformation. 
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I know, I know...C R A Z Y! ;)
I simply can't help myself, I'm ready for some red and green colors!  I searched the web for an "inspiration tree" and tried to copy it. So far, I am in-love with my tree. What you see in the two photos are the beginning stages. This tree is dressed with many different ribbons. As I stated in a previous post, I sold almost all my x-mas decor when we moved. This year, it's almost like starting from scratch. 
I purchased a pre-lit 9ft tree on Sunday and bought a ton of ribbon and Deco Mesh. I had thought about doing a different color theme this year, but decided to stick with what I love best, traditional red and green, it makes me happy! Plus, the kids LOVE it!  Instead of packing the tree with a gazillion ornaments, I will be packing it with a lot of different ribbon. Wait till you see the transformation, it's whimsical! 
I found this at Big Lots yesterday, it still has the tags on it, but these are LED candles, battery operated that come sitting on a tray.  These candles flicker just like a real candle. I'm going to dress this display up with some holiday greens and holly.
 I took all my Fall decor down and placed everything in bins. 
 It always amazes me how fast I can take it all down compared to how long it takes me to put it all out. Ha! 
Stacked my wreaths, ready to go into a box.
 It feels great to have it all put away and now I feel like I'm starting with a blank canvas, ready to paint my vision. ;)
 Bye-bye Fall decor, until next year! 
Below is a sneak peek at my living room mantle.
Back to work....I love decorating for Christmas, it's so much fun! 
Tootles, and thanks for visiting! xo, Liz
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Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween, Friends!

Happy Friday! Can you believe today is Halloween, where has the time gone? Today, I'm going to share our Living Room mantle.
I love adding greenery, fall leaves, and orange colored lights to the mix....it glows at night!
I'm going to miss the fall colors they are so warm and cozy.
If you've been following my blog for some time now, you know that November 1st marks the day to take my Autumn stuff down and Christmas begins to go up. 
I still can't believe it's Halloween, it seems like September rolled around, I blinked and now it's Halloween. :)
We went to a Halloween party and they had a tray full of lips & teeth, made with sliced apples, peanut butter, caramel, marshmallows, raisins, or chocolate chips. This would be a fun thing to make with the kids! ;)
The Wizard Of Oz Witch greeted us as we walked into the house.
I love seeing how other people decorate their homes for the holidays, I get so many ideas.
We are ready for Trick-Or-Treaters, how about you?
I still have more Fall decor to share, so I may continue to post on that through November, along with my Christmas decor. I'll mix it up, ha! Enjoy the day, and Happy Halloween! XO, Liz

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fall Entertainment Center

Happy Friday, Friends! Today, I would like to share my Entertainment Center decorated for Fall.  
On the top two shelves I have two large oversized plates in green and brown. I keep these plates out year long.
I placed a pumpkin on top of my book boxes.
On the lower two shelves, I placed two Autumn plates on either side, and accessorized with a Fall arrangement, a black bird, and a basket with a pumpkin sitting in it.
Here is the middle portion decorated. See my Owls up top? I placed the Owls in amongst greenery, fall leaves, pumpkins, and corn.
I had to Tuscan-ize this arrangement a bit, so I added my metal wall decor and hung a fall wreath from it. I sat my Tuscan canisters and two topiaries on either side.
I love this wreath.
In the below picture, I added a simple porcelain pumpkin. 
On this shelf, I added the other matching Autumn plate and placed a pumpkin in a basket.
Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic weekend! XO, ~Liz

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fall Decorating ~ With Owls

Can I get a WOOT-WOOT? Owls are so fun to incorporate into your fall decor.
Some people may incorporate black birds, some may use Roosters, some may use Owls, I incorporate all three, ha! 
I found this little guy at Rite Aid, 50% off.
These Owls were from Rite Aid, too! Last years Owls.
Just add some fall leaves and set an Owl beside it and you have a cute vignette.
Set an Owl in a basket with some greenery and fall berries.
This owl I set on the hearth, he sits beside a fall berry swag and a lantern.
I bring this Owl out every year!
See my Fall Tree? Well, I made it an Owl themed tree and an Owl sits perched atop a bed of leaves.  
I made the owl my tree topper.
Owls can be seen in various parts of the tree.
This is my Autumn tree from last year, can you spot an owl?
What animals, if any, do you incorporate into your Autumn Decor?
Thanks for visiting, friends! xo, Liz
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