Monday, November 12, 2018

Christmas Inspiration From My Fall Family Room

Since our home is pretty much an open floor plan downstairs, I like to keep the same colors going in the living/dining areas and the family room/kitchen/breakfast areas.  This year I am crushing on orange.

The living/dining areas are dressed in wicker, orange velvet and rusty orange plaid.

Orange for the family room too.


 I fell in love with the plaid pillow I found at #homegoods for the living room, so I wanted some plaid for the family room too.  I couldn't find a throw anywhere, but I did find a really great plaid tablecloth at #tjmaxx.  It is such a nice thick brushed fabric that I thought it could double as a throw.


 Add in my Blessed pillow from #tjmax and my gray velvet pillows from #hobbylobby, plus this orange corduroy pillow I made years ago and the colors are all set.  


I dug through my stash and came up with some pretty faux flowers and feathers to create an orange centerpiece too.


The rooms look totally different, but the colors carry on throughout all of down stairs.  I like how that keeps both areas in harmony.


How about you, do you have all of your Fall decor done and have you started thinking about Christmas?  I love this color combination so much I think maybe I will use the same colors for Christmas. 

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

My 2017 Christmas Home Tour

Just taking a trip down memory lane as I try to figure out this years Christmas.

Welcome to the 2017 Christmas Home Tours . I am thrilled to be starting todays tours off .  If you are new to our home I am so excited you stopped by.   Last year we had only been in our home a week before Christmas and I felt lucky to have one room where company could sit down and a 4' tree.  We still managed to have 18 for Christmas night and it was so wonderful to be close to all of the family.  This year I couldn't wait to decorate.  We have been so busy all year remodeling and redoing each room, so now it was time to add a bit of Christmas Cheer to our home.

  I've been busy wrapping a few presents to put on the porch..  It's still in the 80's here, but I am pretending it is going to be a snowy Christmas.   Come on in, I can't wait to show you our home all dressed in Christmas spirit.


There are 5 more homes on the tour today, so check them out at the end of my tour.


As you walk in looking straight ahead,  the first thing you see is the stairs.  We haven't had stairs for over 20 years, so I had so much fun creating the garland to decorate ours this year. This view shows a bit of the upstairs loft area and the archway leads to the downstairs family room and kitchen that occupy the back half of the house.


As you look to the right you will see the living room and our tree.




With two story ceilings, we chose to get a 9' tree this year. 


 I love the light this room gets, but it almost made the tree too bright for good pics.  I kept it simple with just gold and silver.


The most amazingly wonderful thing about our tree this year is how the light from upstairs shines on it in the afternoon.  Just as we were all sitting down to dinner for Thanksgiving, I looked up and a light from the loft window upstairs was shining on our Angel.  We had just finished saying grace.   This made us all pause and give thanks again.


This year the tree is the main show, I kept the rest of the decor pretty simple.


Pillows with a little sparkly and shine.  The malachite pillows are favorites.  I added a little gold sparkle to them a few years ago.  A really fun diy project.


Santa dressed in his gold and white finery, a sparkly twig tree and gold reindeer on the coffee table.







The entrance table received a forest of trees that light up and my favorite Carolers.


There is plenty of sparkle and shine in the dining area from the garland and chandelier.


I shared a tutorial on how I created the garland here.


Our Nativity graces the center of the table.  This is such a special treasure that I inherited from my Mother-in-Law.  These are vintage pieces that my hubby remembers as he was growing up.


A special angel that I found at Goodwill is watching over the miracle of the Lords birth.


I set the table for Christmas dinner using the same centerpiece.  It just seemed appropriate for the day.





Antique gold trimmed glasses and my bone handled silverware kept the gold-white and silver theme going.







I love this view at dusk with all the lights - taken from the bottom of the stairs.

We are so happy to be in our new home and so Thankful for all of Gods Blessings.  Being closer to family has made a huge change in our lives.


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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Friday DIY & Finds

Amazing things happening all over blogland as we all get ready for the holidays.  Some have started on Christmas decor and tons of you are thinking about Thanksgiving.  Then there are those that are trying to finish up some DIY projects too.  Busy Season.

If you are in the Holiday Mode and going all out.  Then check out this bar cart all decked out for the season.


If if you have a tiny space for an entry, you can make it beautiful with a little thought and creativity.  This entry packs a ton of punch and is stunning. 


Finding a balance between Trendy and Timeless is not always easy.  This is a great article that helps to figure out the difference. 


If you are looking for a fabulous wall of builtins and how to put them together, then you have to follow Christina and see how she is redesigning an entire wall.  This gal is building this all herself. 


Need a beautiful but inexpensive centerpiece for your Christmas decor.  You can make these from things you find in the backyard.  Easy tutorial. 

So many pretty tablescapes this week and this was one of my favorites.  Simply pretty. 


I was part of a Thanksgiving Table Tour this week along with 19 amazing ladies.  Be sure to check them all out, tons of inspiration for you. 


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