Sunday, December 16, 2012

Oh There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays...



I love decorating our home for Christmas, so today I thought I'd give you a little tour of our home by sharing a few pics of our holiday decorations. The first decorations you'll spot are on our front porch and front door:



As you enter the foyer, you'll spot a little Santa collection on the side table. The snowman and bushel basket are a couple of my Affair of the Heart finds, which decorate a corner in the foyer:



Right off of the foyer on the right is Mike's "man room", so I decorated a little spot in there with a fun antique sled and old ice skates that I purchased at Affair of the Heart. The camo/hunter snowman was a gift from my friend Stacey...isn't he adorable?


 Although this isn't a Christmas decoration, it's the newest addition to "man room"...the mount of the buck that Mike harvested last year.  (I'm thinking that maybe I should have hung some ornaments or something from the antlers just to be festive...bahaha!!...just kiddin'!!)


Since we spend so much time in the kitchen, I always like to add a few decorations around the top of my kitchen cabinets:


Here's our little dining area...


Here is a close-up of the vases I filled with ornaments to create a centerpiece for the table:


A close-up of the top shelf of the baker's rack in the corner:


On Pinterest I saw a dining room light that had been decorated for the holidays, so I decided to use some ribbons and ornaments that I had on hand to add a little pizazz to our light:


Remember back in November when I went to Affair of the Heart with my friends Jamie and Joy? Well, one of the uber-cool finds that I brought home was this old wash tub with a snowman painted on it:


Well, here's why I bought it...to put our Christmas tree in! We downsized this year to a 6 1/2 foot skinny tree, and I knew that I wanted to find something unique to display it in. I think the washtub fits the bill nicely, don't you?


Here's a close-up shot of the coffee table with the cute Santa and sled that I also purchased at Affair of the Heart in November:


Last, but not least, here's my little nativity set which decorates the top of our piano. My mom gave me the piano earlier this year, and I would love to take lessons in the near future.


Thanks for dropping by today! Be sure to check back this week for a quick gift tutorial that I know you'll want to make for all of the gals on your Christmas list!

Have a wonderful week, friends!
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5 comments:

  1. Thank you for having me in. Simply lovely! You're a regular decorating diva, Becky! Merry Christmas blessing to you and your family.

    Jill
    a-little-red-wagon.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Jill! I hope that you had a TERRIFIC Christmas and that your new year will be filled with much love, laughter and happiness!! Enjoy the rest of your break from school! HUGS!! :)

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  2. Beautiful. My favorite piece has got to be your big antique sled, and I love the centerpiece of vases with Christmas balls. So pretty. Hope you are all ready for Christmas Becky! All the best to you and your family this holiday season!

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    1. Thanks, Justine! The sled was my "score!" find at Affair of the Heart in Nov. 2011...you should have seen my pal Jamie and I trying to get that thing in her Honda Accord - ha! ha! We did it though!! :) I found the vases at different times at our local Goodwill stores...I love going there to hunt for great crafty bargains! Hope you had a great Christmas with your girls and hubby, and that you have a WONDERFUL new year!! HUGS!! :)

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