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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Cheer in our Home

I'm happy to be linking up to Southern Hospitality today, where there's a party going on!
It's all about festive Christmas vignettes, so be sure to click above to see some.

**I'm also linking up to Kelly's Korner for SUYL entryways, so if you're here for that, feel free to skip down a bit...or don't.   :)   **

I've had to keep things in our home fairly simple this year because of this little one...

...who is into (and on top of) EVERYTHING!
It's a good thing he's so stinkin' cute!

I like to mix things up each year, so this year I'm playing with gold and silver in our entryway.

 Ooh la la, racy picture there, I know!  :)

There was a beautiful gold, shimmery bow hanging from the picture frame, but yup, you guessed it, the little fur ball won't keep his paws off it!  There have already been a few casualties, and I'm not looking to encourage more mishaps.  I couldn't even place the Santa by the edge where I wanted him, for fear he would, you know, get whacked.

I buy everything on super clearance after Christmas and store it for the coming year (no people, not the candy canes ~ that's just gross!).
I buy large floral picks and take them all apart for the pieces so they fit neatly into my small vases and pitchers.  A few go a long way, which is great.
And the holly leaves and such are all rejects- I keep the falling off bits of garland in a ziploc bag from year to year and scatter them about around candles, table tops, and even around the books on our bookshelves ~ free, green, and pretty.  What more could you ask for?
another close up
and a full the shot i took before this one, i captured one of my boys was running around in his skivvies, so i'm chuckling right now thinking of that

Many blessings to you this Christmas season!
And happy decorating!

Okay, I'm adding more pics of the entryway for Kelly's they are...

Welcome to our home!
here comes trouble

Pardon Isabelle's ballet class bag and lunch box, but they're usually there anyway.
We girls keep our pretty winter things in pretty baskets...the boys keep theirs...elsewhere.  :)
I think Isabelle Kate needs a bigger one!
do you see trouble back there?  i'll give you a hint- it's orange

i have no idea why this came out so dark...the front of the house is the sunniest, and in the dead of winter, that light is awesome!

And my favorite part???
Every time I come down the stairs, these cutie faces greet me!

Have a great weekend!!


Mrs. V said...

Looks great! Love the silver and gold mix. I plan on buying lots of Christmas decs on clearance after the holidays this year because we are moving into our new house in Jan and will have a lot more to decorate next year! What store has the best clearance you think? Target? I love that place!

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

So pretty! And I love your kids and your new little kitten too. :)
Best regards and blessings,

Miranda said...

This is beautiful! You have a great eye for decorating!!!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous home!

Misty said...

Thanks for the follow, now following back!

I love the kitty! I have two, and boy are they into everything! When you say here comes trouble, I bet you mean it!

Look forward to reading more :)

Firefly said...

Thank you so much for following me. I am following you back. Your decorations look great and you are right the little ones are very lucky they are cute. Have a great weekend!

Priscilla said...

thanks for the follow!!

Lisa said...

You have a beautiful family! I have two little cats (trouble) and I'm wondering how they are going to do with the tree this year. :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm now following you.

*~Petra~* said...

What a beautiful home! We have a new puppy this year and I too am wondering how that is going to affect our decor.

Thanks for visiting. I'm happy to be following you :)


Anonymous said...

So glad I stopped by, I'm your newest follower and will be stopping by often :)

Jenilee said...

Thanks for visiting Six in the Nest

Cindy said...

Great pictures. I'm following you back. Thanks for visiting.

Alison @ Welcome Sunshine Home said...

Hi! I usually participate in Kelly's Korner SUYL linkups but I totally forgot entryways/foyers was this week. Shoot!

Thanks for visiting me. Now I'm following you.

I hope you have a great week! :)

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