Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas Extravaganza 2007

My claim to abbreviated Christmas decor is relative -- if you're me, it's less than usual; if you're anyone else, it's probably a reasonable amount.

More on the wreath trio (and the living room)

I'm thinking three live wreaths behind the couch may become an annual tradition.

My mom made this cute Santa pillow a few years ago; clever idea and super simple.

Three giant ornaments adorn the curtain rod in the living room.


The mantle
I can't stand the thought of removing my grandmother's glass dishes from the mantle. So I decorated them with snow, brushed silver fruit and reindeer ornaments, silver jingle bell garland and red satin ribbon.


The garland/Manger scene
How can you have Christmas decorations without lights? I swagged a garland over the kitchen pass-through and loaded it with white lights, glittery silver, gold and red ornaments, and a red satin and gold bow. It's the perfect frame for our manger scene.

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12 comments:

Mason and Erika said...

Okay, if this is a toned down Christmas... I'm scared! Or maybe just jealous with a bit of adoration mixed in :)

Christina said...

WHat amazing decorations you have! And the 'Santa' pillow rocks!!!

ellen b. said...

Thanks for the lovely tour. Have a very Merry Christmas!

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MOMMY said...

Love, Love ,Love your touches of red. And the wreath trio.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

Kim said...

I bet those wreaths smell good too - that is why we always have a fresh cut tree! Merry Christmas!

Amy said...

Great wreaths! I love how simple, yet beautiful they are. I would definetly use them next year. Thanks for checking out my home tour.

May God bless you and your family this Christmas season!

Keetha said...

I love the wreaths behind the sofa - pretty! Enjoyed the visit.

SAHMmy Says said...

So pretty! I love your mantle design!

Staci said...

Thanks for commenting on my page! I am loving the Santa pillow! So cute!

Amy said...

Very beautiful decorations!

the160acrewoods said...

everything looks so beautiful and all i can say is "wow" over your wrapping! it's totally incredible!

Nadine said...

You have a lovely home. Your decorations are beautiful. I love the santa pillow on the chair - very unique. Merry Christmas.