As many of you know, i like to keep it religiously neutral in our household except for the tree and the menorah--so i'm real big on snow and wintry themes. This also allows things to be very low key and very lazy. Just dangle some snowflakes here and there, and bam, you're good to go all season.
Sparkly snowflakes from the dollar store, big sparkly snowflake from Country Junction General Store, pinecone Smith and Hawken ornament from Target clearance last year, and you've got yourself a snowtastic vignette.
True, let's not forget to sprinkle a little dreidel pizzaz. The Jonathon Adler bird's gotta hold something.
Finally figured out a way to display the holiday cards with this duo from Wuslu/Decor Steals that was part of a gift code win. Stuffed underneath the table, it reminds me of a real mantle...just instead of a fireplace below, it's cards.
QVC and i are likethis.
There's no way to show you this without the tv there. You're stuck. And i'm stuck decorating the sides only.
Some close up shots with mercury glass owls, ornaments, and books. And random chinese good luck cat the boyfriend brought back from Asia work trip.
You're tired of seeing the dining room, i know. Corks, ornaments, silver candles, and pinecones in a thrift store tray for the texturey win.
Loook! Sometimes my pictures DO turn out good!
So of course the sunroom got all festive, with some Christmas Cactuses, a green blanket which the cats love since they insist on being out there in the cold weather, and...
this guy from a yard sale way back. He's as tall as the sofa, stands on his own, and i love him. In a very non demanding way, he demands you pay him proper winter respects.
And yes, yes, yes, this is basement progress! Carpet! Paint! TV! Don't look too closely, because of course i will do a basement only before and after post.
So are you telling me you don't have a vintage fridge and a pile of baseboards gathered round your trees? Yeah, clearly we're not at the "after" mark yet.
How bout some velvet ropes? No?
However your home looks, enjoy it!
Celebrating the season at Christmas Hosue Tour @ The Nester, House Tour @ Inspired Room :Tablescapes @ Stone Gable, Traditions @ Jennifer Rizzo, Vignettes @ Southern Hospitality, Craftomaniac, Motivate Me Mon @ Keeping it Simple, DIY Showoff, Met Monday, Anything Goes, home stories a-z, nifty thrifty @ Coastal Charm, Tuesdays Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, be inspired @ elizabeth and co, tabletop tues, lil luna, get your craft on, sugar bee crafts. sugar and spice @ 733, wow us weds @savvy southern style, wicked awesome weds @ handy man, crafty woman, whatever goes weds @ someday crafts, 52 mantles, fall into fall, Transformation Thurs @ The Shabby Creek Cottage, vintage thingy thurs @ the colorado lady, Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple, hooking up @ house of hepworths, open house @ no minimalist here, share awesomeness @ 36th ave, tutorials and tidbits, simply link @ simply designing, Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring, happy hour @ Craftberry Bush, Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest, feature yourself fri @ Fingerprints on the fridge, Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity now, free for all @ 5days5ways, Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage, frugalicious friday @ finding fabulous, potpourri @ 2805, thrifty things fri @ the thrifty groove, show and tell fri @ my romantic home, overflowing w/ creativity @ it's overflowing, nifty thrifty sundays, under the table and dreaming., shaken together, seasonal sundays @ the tablescaper, tablescape thurs @ between naps on the porch, xmas tablescapes @ stone gable, xmas tour @ nesting place, xmas vignettes @ a thoughtful place