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Friday, December 27, 2013

After Christmas Decor

I am so eager to get Christmas down and put away.  Seems like I can never wait to get it up and then when Christmas is over, I can't wait to take it down.  I started in the familyroom and I am going to switch things up a little.  

Here's a little sneak peek at what I am working on.

 Gold - Silver - Rustic - Glam- -- - -

 I really love my new gold tray I got on Christmas clearance.

 OK, this is fun to play with.  So tell me, what do you think?  I am also adding a little grey to the room ( I think)

So are you taking Christmas down and ready for a few changes too?

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  1. Marty - I love that tray! I am itching to get the Christmas stuff down and put away too, but that probably won't happen until next week...Have a great weekend - can't wait to see the room when it's done!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

  2. LOVE the tray and everything is coming together beautifully so far! I agree with the Christmas stuff coming down, too. I got most of it down yesterday and everything feels so open, and bright in here now. Have a great weekend!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  3. I like the combination of natural, shiny and rustic.

  4. I always struggle with decorating between Christmas and Valentines Day. The natural elements you're including are beautiful. It's snowy and cold here so I love seeing the greenery.

  5. Marty,
    Mine all came down today. I put it up early November so I am ready for it to come down too. I want to start some new year transformations. Love your tray vignette.

  6. We hired my 17 year old nephew who has a car now to come help put all the Christmas decor away that can't be used for January......what a brilliant plan that was - he is fast, strong, helpful, sweet and made a quick go of what takes me 3 days doing alone.

    All I have now are empty places where my fav things need to come back out and play again - and I always take my time and change it up. It's so much fun to have a "clean canvas" again....but the Christmas stuff was just so perfectly lovely.

    Anyway, happy going about it today, Marty. And happy new year to you, dear.

  7. I'm with you Marty! I can't wait to get it all put away! It looks like you're having fun playing with some new looks as you refresh your home~I just don't understand people who say they hate decorating, they are missing all the fun, especially when putting decorations away lead to new vignettes and fresh looks! Happy New Year,

  8. Love the silver bird. My Christmas stuff all came down today and it is all put away.

  9. Love your vignette Marty, especially the tray. I am anxious to get our tree down this year because it's so dried out. Will probably start working on it after our daughter leaves on Sunday. After Christmas decorations get taken down, the house always feels so clean and free from clutter.

  10. I'm working on taking it all down. I started in the kitchen and my room. I'll start in the sunroom in the morning and get the trees down Sunday. I agree with you. I can't wait to start decorating and I love it when it is all put away.

  11. I like your new décor items but I'm the opposite of you!! I've had my Christmas décor up since Nov 12th and will leave it up at least until Epiphany (Jan 6th) which will be the 12th day of Christmas. We love having the lights and festive décor up on the shortened winter days. Soon enough, I'll have the blank canvas to decorate for a neutral winter theme!


  12. So pretty Marty! Love your grey touches, such a pretty combination. Where did you get your turtle shell?

    1. I've had mine for quite a few years, but they have them for sale on Ebay.

  13. We never decorate before Tgiving nor take it down before the Epiphany. I don't know anyone around here that does. Many New Years open houses and we all enjoy seeing the homes decorated. Maybe it is a regional thing? Here in the cold, dark northeast, we like to enjoy the lights , at least for another week!
    Here from Seasonal Sunday.
    Happy 2014!

  14. Oh MARTY, YOU ARE SO FULL OF ENERGY, HERE YOU ARE, DECORATING AGAIN! We take the C'mas down if we want after Three Kings Day, I do just a few days later. I love the turtle shells, I have nothing like it and I like the style a lot and the look it brings to a vignette. Love it! Thank you for your sweet birthday wishes for my mom.wishing my mother. Hugs,

  15. Love your tray and your turtle shell!

    We celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas so all the decorations stay up throughEpiphany.

  16. Love you new look! I was so late getting my tree up, I am letting it stay awhile. I look forward to seeing what other changes you make.
    Happy New Year, Ginger

  17. Oh Marty, I'm so not ready to let go of Christmas yet! Not for another month at least. Not until Super Bowl. That's the traditional day I start to deconstruct Christmas around here. I'm not so eager to lose the magic, I want to hold on to it as long as possible in these dark, gloomy and bitterly cold snowy days. I sure do hope that is not a REAL horn and not a REAL tortoise shell. I really love your style, but not to the extent of using the remains of dead animals that deserved better.

  18. Christmas is down. I wish it wasn't but with hubby home to help me, I wanted to get it done. No changes really.....unless I knock the side of this little place bigger!!!! I can dream you know!!

  19. marty,
    The trayscape is quite intriquing, dear friend.
    Your vignette shows signs of a neutral, Animal Kindom theme.
    I can't wait to see the blending and mixing of textures and the addition of fabrics!
    Always inspiring @ A Stroll Thru Life!
    Christmas is coming down and serenity being restored here on the Prairie!!!
    Happy New Year to you!!!

  20. That tray is fab! Love the turtle shell and the horn (is it a horn?) Very interesting. I think grey will be pretty in there. I'm itching to get Christmas put away, too. My family always says that on Dec. 26, it's like the decorations all become hazardous waste to me and I need to get them out of our space!

  21. I love this grouping! Organic elegance. Have a very Happy New Year!

  22. Hi Marty, I am new to your blog and I love the little bio that I read about you! You amaze me how you restarted your whole life! I am going to follow you. I have seen you at other blog parties and saw you on crafts a la mode's party. I look forward to getting to know you and your blog. I love the things that you have paired together too. I'm glad I found your blog! Happy New Year!
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

  23. Love the natural elements mixed with the mercury! Beautiful. I am very much in the mood to have all the Christmas put away, and for a calm winter look. Looking forward to seeing what you will do in 2014. Have a Happy New Year Marty!

  24. I think most of us are the same way. However, I like to keep the winter look as long as I can. HOW I would love to keep pine boughs in vases along with the roses around the house. I might do that. I just love the Winter look..but in a bit I will be looking for Spring and all the pretty colors..and flowers! OH my! :) You are off to a great start getting back to regular decorating. Still SO pretty though!

  25. I love your silver bird with the gold tray! And that turtle shell is wonderful!! I'm like you. I like to put Christmas things away immediately after Christmas and be back to "normal" before the new year. Then I can maybe re-arrange furniture, change around decor, and get some creative juices flowing. Wishing you many blessings this new year!
    Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

  26. If you're superstitious at all, the rule is that all Christmas decorations should be down by January 6th (the Epiphany)…. so you're not eager - you're perfectly on time!

  27. Beautiful vignette Marty! Christmas is still all around mine, but excited to start winter decorating!

  28. Love how you combined natural elements with the gold tray. All my Christmas is packed away - early this year.

  29. Adding a little gray looks really nice. I like the turtle shell and horn with the other elements, too. We won't take down our tree until after New Year's Day, but I've already started staking some of the not-so-fresh anymore greenery. Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year.

  30. Christmas is not quite put away here at our house. We've had company and we've been out of town. Looking forward to a fresh new year though. Your tray and the items on it are so pretty! I love a pretty tray.

  31. I love the rustic glam look! I started yesterday trying to "de-Christmas" our home. It seems to take a while for things to get back to normal. I am ready to make a few changes too!

    Happy New Year!

  32. Marty, I love the vignette on the gold tray!! BEAUTIFUL!! Happy New Year!!

  33. I'm back to say thanks so much for being a part of AMAZE ME MONDAY, I so appreciate your participation this year and am looking forward to 2014...HAPPY NEW YEAR Marty! You're being featured, so hop back over this afternoon!

  34. featured this today on Mod Mix Monday at Mod Vintage Life!


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