Christmas Decor {updated at bottom}

Thursday, December 22, 2011
I have not been a good blogger.  I learned something this year.  No matter how organized you are--no matter how early you THINK you are getting your cards out and your shopping done-- December will always be CRAZY busy and you will never have time.  And then, just when all the shopping and wrapping is complete, your husband will leave a list of gift ideas (for him) on the kitchen counter on December 22nd (even though you asked for this over a month ago)!  I am not a December 22nd shopper people!  Seriously, I am a little bit sad.  I tried so hard to get things accomplished (and I did) so that I could just relax with my family and enjoy life and guess what...it is not happening so much. Anyway, I am SO behind in things I want to post about but here is a peek at our decor this year. I have not photographed it all but here is what I have....


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{my office}




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{hallway}


Some of my mercury glass collection...

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I know mercury glass is all the rage now but I have been collecting it for a very long time.  In fact, it kinda bugs me that it is everywhere now.

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Oops... how did "happy" the elf sneak in there? Naughty elf riding the camel in our nativity!!!

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one of our giant glittered pinecones:)

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{family room}

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{guest powder room}


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I cannot wait to photograph the dining room and table scape for Christmas but I want to wait until I have the fresh flowers for the table. It is still too early for me to buy them. Also, I have some decorations in the kitchen but I did not really photograph it.  Hope y'all are enjoying the last few days before Christmas!

Last week I won an antique German grainsack tree skirt from Kym at A Beautiful Mess on the Willow Decor blog.  It arrived today and I immediately put in on our tree.  LOVE it.  Thank you Kym!!  And thank you Gina for hosting the giveaway.

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Did you see that Kate snuck two on her homemade decorations onto our silver and white tree;)

15 comments:

  1. Stunning!

    Do tell, where did you find the feather tree under the cloche in your office...love it.

    P.S. Traveling soon :)

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  2. You have impeccable taste! I love the little details in your decorations, like the bowl full of vintage ornaments, and the little lighted tree in the hallway... Happy Christmas!

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  3. Your decorations are absolutely beautiful! You are so artistic and have such a good eye decorating. I'm happy just looking at how beautiful all your photos are - they're magical! Have a Merry Christmas - and good luck getting your shopping done.

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  4. Oh my -- everything look so pretty! Love your tree! Also have been collecting mercury glass for ages -- love it!

    Our Hubs should get together -- mine did the same thing and just when I thought I was done wrapping, he told me HE has some pkgs for me to wrap!

    Can't wait to see your dining room!

    merry merry Christmas!
    janet

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  5. Everything looks fabulous and that tree is amazing!! If my tree can look that good I'll gladly go fake!! Merry Christmas! Sissy

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  6. So gorgeous!! A perfect new home for the tree skirt!! It looks spectacular!! So thrilled for you! Have a wonderful Christmas!!
    xox
    Gina

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  7. Wow it is gorgeous!!!! Love every single thing you have done, from that perfect looking tree to how you dressed up the guest bath, so elegant and yet so inviting! Fabulously done:)

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  8. oh kim,
    it's elegant & warm
    & sparkly & fun
    all mixed together!!
    perfectly wonderful

    i love the little tree enclosed on the cake stand. so sweet.
    & you KNOW i love your ornament wreath!!

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  9. You photographed everything so beautifully!! I cannot get over how much I love that aluminum tree! And those balls! And I love your new tree skirt - good score!! You do have fabulous taste :)

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  10. *** What beautiful simplicity... this is all SOOOOOO ABSOLUTELY CHARMING!!! I suspect that your family and you are as lovely, warm and gracious as this home! And my, that's a blessing!

    MERRY CHRISTMAS and THANK YOU for sharing with us!

    Linda in AZ *
    bellesmom1234@comcast.net

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  11. Your house is beautiful! It feels homey and peaceful even through the internet. :o) I really enjoy your blog, you have such a beautiful family.
    I have shared your blog with a friend who is in the process of adopting in China. I know you will be an inspiration to her.
    Have a very merry Christmas!

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  12. Wow! Everything looks absolutely amazing! I love the beautiful soft colors and vintage ornaments. Stunning.

    Gin =)

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  13. Thanks for your tour! So beautiful and your children are adorable! Where did you purchase your rattan/bamboo shades? Ilove them...I am one of your new followers. When you get a chance, I would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you wish to!

    Congratulations on winning the tree skirt.....

    Merry Christmas!

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