Friday, November 23, 2012

A Bit of Christmas Past - Part One

I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving yesterday!  We have almost the whole family visiting here in NC and I finally got to meet my new little nephew yesterday.  It was a great day!


I know many of you are out shopping and planning your Christmas decorations for this year, so I thought I'd share some of my last year's Christmas decor to hopefully inspire anyone looking for ideas...
I went for a silvery mantel with fresh greenery with vintage finds mixed in...
You can check out my last year's mantel post here.  I also shared my trick to a larger-looking Christmas tree last year as I'm stuck with a small artificial tree with high ceilings...
By simply elevating the tree on an old trunk, I was able to make the tree have a little presence and have space to display gifts and my antique rocking horse...

I won't have my little rocking horse this year...it went to a good home to Christen at Blue Egg Brown Nest last spring at the Luckett's Spring Market.
You can also check out my tutorial on DIY wrapping paper here.

Hope this inspires you a bit as you plan your holiday decor!
Next up, I'll be sharing my Christmas stairs and other vignettes around the house...


Kristen

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20 comments:

Judy said...

thanks for sharing kristen...it is all so beautiful and inspiring. i'm trying to get myself geared up to take down the fall stuff and put out for the christmas holidays...but today i'm too full from eating yesterday and being too lazy to do anything but sit around and rest.
can't wait to see all your holiday decorations!

The Working Home Keeper said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mary Ellen
The Working Home Keeper

Vesna said...

Very beautiful Kristen. Love your ideas! Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs,
Vesna

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Kristen,
Such a wonderful way to have your tree look taller. I have that same ribbon that you have used on your stairs:) Well...I better get back to decking these halls!

Blessings,
Linda

































Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful, Kristen! I need some inspiration as I tackle all my bins today. I just got the tree together and put the lights and some ribbon on it. Ornaments are next but as my hubby worked Black Friday at midnight {he's napping now}, I'll have to wait a little bit before I finish the tree off. Meanwhile, I'm tucking things in and making vignettes ~ quietly. : )

Tammy of {Tattered and Timeless} said...

Kristen,

I loved it then and am curious as to what you will do this year. I'm sure you are out at Suzannas visiting with Marian (Miss Mustard Seed) today. Have a great holiday season.

Tammy

Sherry said...

Beautiful! Love the colors you used.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous Kristen!!!...you are just amazing..See you tomorrow at SuzAnne's...!! :)

Maria Morley said...

What a beautiful Christmasy living room -- I just love your mantel! Can't wait to see those stairs, the garlands look amazing! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looked AMAZING! i am so excited to see what you do this year!

Anne Boykin said...

Hi Kristen, Your decorations last year are inspiring! I'm trying for a similar look this year. Thanks!

Glamorous Mommy said...

Wow, truly stunning!

Veronica@ChaosInMyCasa said...

So gorgeous!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your decorating is just gorgeous! Everything looks just perfect. Thanks for the inspiration!

Suzy said...

Simply fabulous, Kristen! You are so, so talented! Can't wait to see more.

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Your Christmas decorating is lovely! I haven't even started yet. Great idea to elevate your tree. Thanks for your decorating details!

Katarina said...

Kristen, it's like I wandered into a fairytale! Gorgeous! :-)

summerlandcottagestudio said...

I LoVe all of it Kristen!
Thank you for sharing the beauty and inspiration,
Paulette

WhineNRoses said...

So very beautiful and elegant!!
Jenn

Laura said...

everything looks so beautiful!
p.s. I totally love your blog header:)

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