Sunday, December 5, 2010

I'll have a blue Christmas and Chanukah

This year i'm doing it up in blues, silvers, and whites.  It's what all the cool kids are doing. Seriously, thank you, other bloggers, for showing me the wide range of color combos you've got going on in your homes for the season.   I've seen bright and candy colored, i've seen rustic browns and greens. With the blues i get to use all the accessories i already have (hello, glass vases) and it works even better for Chanukah.

That book is called Hanakkah, Shmanakkah and is meant to be like The Night Before Christmas, complete with a scrooge.  Love decorating with books!


Aglow in blues.


The cutest snow woman ever, all her sparkly bits and feathers! 

Her tall friend is a yard sale find from a few years back, and the little stumpy guy on the floor I took from my mom.

Since we don't have a fireplace (yet) this is where we hang our stockings.  They don't jive with the blue color scheme, but these stockings are staying.  S's was made when he was a baby, and that little paw is Sunday's.  So cute!  I like stuffing nonsense in between, so these are little seasonal stuffed animals.



This guy's wearing a yarmulke!


Close up of the garland, which is where i'm draping our holiday cards this year.  I just think the picture is the epitome of our home for the season-a letter to Santa with a Jewish star.


The eyesore tv stand, but just so you can see where the jars below sit.  Still loving all my thrifted glassware.

The few items purchased this season were the blue ornament garland which i cut up to fill the jars, and the silver styrofoam ornaments as filler.  Do you spy the dreidel?  The gift ornaments and the snow tinged pincones from the mega free haul.


 
 

The real reason why i wanted to go the blue and white route!  Mwah ha ha!


I can never get a good picture of this space!  That's free tree-I knew i'd make a spot for her!  I think she fills this space better than the menorah, which is now on half moon table (shown in first photo.)

Sunroom and bathroom tweaked:



So thank goodness i'm done decorating...although we haven't done the outside or the tree yet.  That's a many hour process that i'm not looking forward to.  What about you, anyone decorate the tree as a Christmas Eve tradition, or do you have it up longer?  More importantly, when do you take it down? 

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44 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am loving the blue, white and silver! Gorgeous and yes it does go with the Chanukah very well. I love your snowmen! Cute, Cute decorations. I do my tree as soon as I can get to it and the try to take it down on New Year's day. I've had a crazy week, but more decorating will be done today and hopefully some photos soon. hugs, Linda

Kaleena J. said...

The blue, white, and silver is a nice color combo. This year, I'm doing red, silver and white.

Deanne said...

The blue white and sliver looks great together.

Jeralee said...

Happy Christmakuh.

Love the intertwining of the two holidays. LOL

I think the stockings hung off of the stairs is actually very creative, and I am liking the blue and silver in the apothecary jars.

I do 3 Christmas trees. Two are artificial and are already up. Two weeks prior to Christmas, we got out and get either a Douglas Fir or a Noble Fir and I put that one up in my music studio since it has the high ceilings. I need to blog about it with pictures.

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog. I like the blue touches in your decorations. The Bavarian Christmas linky party is still open-won’t you come and join us at http://dobermans-by-the-sea.blogspot.com/2010/11/1st-christmas-linky-party-at-dobermans.html and while you are there join the give-a-ways going on

Debbie said...

I did those color combos for years. In fact people thought I was Jewish. I adore the color scheme, and yours is nothing less of fantastic!

Jill said...

Oh I'm always envious of those who can decorate their house in a colour co-ordinated Christmas way!
Our tree and decorations go up next week, and are all the colours of the rainbow, flung randomly on the tree and around the rooms!

Oh and I love that cushion (owner of the world's cutest cat!) very true!!

Gail Griner Golden said...

Chrismukah - love it! I celebrate Hanukkah and Christmas, too! I enjoyed seeing your decorations....very pretty.
Please stop by Gail-Friends for a visit.
Shalom,
Gail

Lisa said...

Pretty! Pretty! I love the Santa letter with the Jewish star on it! It's so funny to see the crazy mix of holiday decorations in your house. The way you mix the two holidays is great!

Lana said...

How beautiful! I have a question to ask. Why all the different spellings of Hanukkah? I have no idea which one to use?!?! Oye! ;-)

Firefly said...

Love your decorations! Hope your weekend was good. I put the tree and decorations up on Black Friday and try not to take them down till after new years about three kings day they come down, unless I'm feeling lazy.

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

No detail left untouched! I love the towel vingette :D
I would be honored to have you add it to my blog party

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Driftwood Girl said...

I actually love stockings on stairs :) Equally just as awesome as stockings on a fireplace. Love the blues as well. Never been one to change over the entire house according to seasons, but your lovely decorations make me want to try!

Olive Cooper said...

The blue, white, and silver is one of my favorite ways to go. Happy Hanukkah btw. My tree goes up right after Thanksgiving and it stays up until Jan. 6th. If I do all that work I am going to enjoy it for a long time and I tweak it a lot. OCD I am. Your stockings are fabulous on the stairs. merry♥O

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Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Well, I didn't know I was "stylin'" when I did my blue, white, and silver tree today! Stop by and check it out -- and my snowmen, too! Obviously, I like your color choices! :-)

Michelle@ A Full Cottage said...

Happy Hanukkah! Merry Christmas!

Your decor all looks great! I have started decorating with eblue for Christmas too. I really really like the bathroom towls with the pinecone and ornaments.

We just got our tree today and we will decorate it in the next couple of days. We always keep our tree up till after little Christmas (the day the wise men visited the baby Jesus)which as Olive said is January 6th. this is also called the Feast of the Epiphany....this gives me a great excuse to keep out my Christmas stuff as long as possible!


:) Michelle

feltsocute said...

Looks great! I always stare at all the blue & silver ornaments and think about doing exactly what you did with them but have never actually done it, LOL!

The Tablescaper said...

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Chandy said...

Wow, beautifully done! Love those pieces! Thanks for sharing!

SavannahGranny said...

Happy Chanukah and Merry Christmas! I love blue, white and silver and have it throughout most of my decor all the time. I will be posting holiday decor next week. For now I am enjoying yours. Love the way you combined both holidays. The snowmen a especially charming. Ginger
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Chrissie said...

Ooooooh! Love your stairs and those apothecary jars are to die for!

Patti's Artful Design said...

I love the blue, white, and silver! You are right, it seems to go with everything! Thank you for stopping by with that nice comment! Have a wonderful holiday season!

Life in Rehab said...

Fabulous Hanukkah bush you have there! I love the color scheme, and your decorations and touches around the house are homey and festive.

Condo Blues said...

I follow Danish tradition for a lot of Christmas things with the exception of putting up the tree. I put it up as soon as possible than waiting until Christmas eve.

Alicia said...

I enjoy seeing fellow Chanukah celebraters decorations! Very fun.

Alicia@ProtoDoom

Tardevil said...

I'm glad you linked to the party. Being from the south, I didn't grow up with people that celebrated Chanukah, and as many blog posts as I've seen this time of the year, yours is the first I've seen displaying Chanukah decor (even though I have seen blue/white/silver before). Really like the Santa letter with the star. It's nice to see something different.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Lots of holiday cuteness here....I mentioned you on my blog today.

Sofia's Ideas said...

Thanks for coming by Sofia's Ideas because otherwise I would never have figured out that you are missing from my RSS feed! This is the 3rd blog today (that I've noticed), and this isnt the first time this has happened either! Gggrrr!

Dee said...

Hanukkah came too early this year! So I just go with the Hanukkah winter in Denver theme for the entire month of December! Love your combining of traditions!!

Smitten in the Mitten said...

Good idea with the blue and white. It's very festive, and yet much more unexpected than the traditional red and green.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
-Smitten

Lauren said...

Great decorations! Glad to see I'm not the only one that celebrates both Christmas and Hanukkah! :)

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

So festive and it goes with your decor beautifully. I love the snowman sitting in the chair. Thank you for linking up to "Amaze Me Monday" blog party. Hope to see you next week!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

All of your vignettes are so pretty. Love the pretty blue, and all the stuffed animals in the mix. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

I celebrated Hannukah this year for the first time and loved it. I'm so glad I learned more about it and what it stands for. I made potato latkes today! Yeah!

Whitney said...

I love the blue touches, especially the vases. Thanks for stopping by!

lemonadegal said...

I love the blue and white! I try so hard to incorporate it each year, and just can't pull it off. I will have to try again because I just love the look - BEAUTIFUL!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello,

I love the blue, white and silver! It is gorgeous and matches the Chanukah very well. Your snowmen are too cute! Typically, my family puts the tree up right after Thanksgiving and then takes it down on New Year's day.

~ Tracy

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

I've seen lots of blue in blogland this year for Christmas decorating! Yours is very pretty and goes so well with your snowman and candles. I've just finished with EVERYTHING and can now sit back and enjoy the season! I'm visiting from Junkin Friday Finds!

Susan said...

My favorite is your snowwoman and snow man!! Love it!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Thanks for joining Junkin Finds Friday. This is so pretty! Love the blue and silver.

Jami said...

Thanks for linking up with Theme Party Thursday. :) Everything looks so pretty. I love blue with silver!

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Vintagesouthernlife said...

Everything looks so pretty! I love your blues and your jars filled with ornaments!

Oonafey said...

Your menorah is adorable! I love the blue and white scheme.

I put our tree up two days after Thanksgiving and I have no idea when I'll take it down. Mid-January, probably, unless the Mister starts bitching about it being January. In which case I may play the birthday card - "It's my birthday month, I'll do what I want". Except it's his birthday month too.... hmmm....