Deck the Foyer

Today, I am featuring my foyer….

…..although you will only see one side of it as the large tree is not up yet.

This year, I tried to incorporate a lighter color palette…

…..rather than the traditional red and green that I used the foyer in previous years.


How can I describe the “theme”…maybe a Southern Woodland Theme…

… there such a theme…did I just make that up?

This owl was on my mantel last year…


This year he is comfortably perched on a bed of cotton atop a candlestick…

…..and his friend perched below.



I have added my cotton to lend to the “Southern feel”….


and added “sparkly evergreen” picks to the sconces…


Lighted twigs are placed in the white vase…




I added evergreen and white poinsettia floral picks at the base of the candlesticks…




I had won a Christmas decorating contest last year and received some beautiful ribbon…

…..resembling birch bark.

I decided to wrap packages with this beautiful ribbon…

…..and use cotton to make “bows”

Great idea if I say so myself!!! 🙂





I wrapped more packages with craft paper and the birch bark ribbon…

…..and placed them in a basket under the table.



So, that is the one side of my foyer decked for the holidays…

…..hope you enjoyed it!!!

So what did you think of my “cotton bow”???

I am joining:

At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday

Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Southern Hospitality for Christmas Vignettes

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  1. love that ribbon ,never seen anything like that. All of your critters in the woodland are precious in your foyer. Another tree that you haven’t put up!!

  2. Gorgeous! Love the color scheme! And the cotton bow on the package is a wonderful addition!

  3. creativehomeexpressions says

    It’s got a very serene quality to it, Shirley, with the lighter colors and your stained glass window. It makes me think of an early {early} snowy morning in the woods where it is so quiet you could probably hear the owls hooting.

  4. Beautiful, as always! I think the colors that you used work wonderfully with your stained glass window. Red and green just wouldn’t have been the same. Love the birch-bark ribbon and the packages that you wrapped!

  5. Love the whole thing and the ribbon and cotton are the perfect combination!

  6. This is gorgeous I love the mercury glass and the branches. Fantastic job as always.


  7. Linda Miller says

    I have tried to use less red and a woodland theme for the past two years. I find it much more soothing in my old age. I love the birch bark ribbon and the cotton bow. Will I find that on my present? Everything looks lovely!

  8. Wow!! That is some bow…. Love your decorating.. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Shirley, you have decked your foyer beautifully! Love the birch bark ribbon and cotton bow…yep, very clever! Love those fabulous branches, too! Very pretty.

  10. Regena Fickes says

    How lovely! You have outdone yourself. The cotton is very clever and appropriate. The foyer is one of my favorites this year.

  11. That birch bark ribbon is awesome!!!!!!!!!! I am going to have to look for some! Love your woodland theme, the lighted branches and the owls are so cute! The sparkly picks are the perfect touch. Can’t wait to see your tree!!! XO, P

  12. I love it!~we have some owls and woodland style ornaments in the Boston store~I love the look with the natural greens. YOurs look great with that fabulous window!

  13. I am looking forward to seeing this all in person on Wednesday!!!

  14. I love how your foyer is all decked out. That birch ribbon is cool. You could wrap candles with that to get the look of the birch ones.

  15. So sparkly!!! and I love the birchbark ribbon idea – it’s stunning! Gorgeous creations! 🙂

  16. You creative little thing! What a great idea! I love the cotton “bows.” And that ribbon is really slick! They go together really well! Great foyer decor!!!! The owls are perfect alongside the cotton, and I love the stark contrast between their texture and that of the mercury glass and silver!!!! Very pretty! Hurry up with that tree, sister! We’re waiting!!!!!!!! 🙂

  17. Wow-everything looks gorgeous! I love how you named your theme 🙂
    The cotton bow is very original-love it!

  18. WOW! What a post!! That tree is one of the prettiest ones I’ve ever seen!

  19. I’m not a big fan of red, so i LOVE your green, white and color color scheme. It’s beautiful!

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