When I looked at my calendar yesterday, I realized that I only have a few weeks
to decorate my home for Christmas. Where has the time gone?
When I start to plan my decorating, I search through many sources,
such as lots of Christmas themed magazines both past and present.
I do have to do one other thing too.
I have to browse my photos to look and see what I had done that past year.
I thought it would be great to go down memory lane today
and give you another tour of my home dressed for Christmas last year.
I even forgot how I decorated it!!
Welcome to my home!
Double doors adorned with real wreaths of evergreen last year.
No florals, no ribbon, just greenery and loved it.
I thought that I would just use this door for one particular season.
However, it has remained here for over a year now.
As you enter my home, you will see one of my very favorite pieces of furniture.
My antique French Buffet purchased in Deauville, France.
Icy branches placed in the demijohn and owls that landed from the tree
that stands beside the buffet.
There were two trees in the foyer.
Our main tree was decorated with treasured ornaments collected over many years.
It was a new tree last year from Balsam Hill and I truly love it.
The unlit tree that stands across the main tree was decorated with all things white
and sat in an antique French gathering basket.
In keeping with the Winter Woodland theme, the mantel in the great room was dressed
with a flocked garland and the owls found there way there too!
Silver glittered initials attached to the linen stockings
and white flower ornaments hang for a bit of whimsy.
I am happy with the way the Great Room evolved into a cozy space
that my granddaughter and I still enjoy the Hallmark Holiday movies together.
Love those “and they lived happily ever after” Hallmark movies! I am such a sap!
The dining room is located next to the Great Room . . .
It is an informal area with a view of the back yard.
Adjacent to the dining room is one of my favorite rooms in the house,
More details of the sunroom can be seen in my Holiday Sunroom post.
I had enhanced my existing decor in the kitchen by adding greenery
and several pieces of Christmas decor that I have collected over the years.
Trees fill the ironstone pitchers and plaid ornament mittens add color and whimsy.
This will most likely be a Christmas decor staple this year too.
Fluffed the French Scale with another pair of plaid mittens.
Nutcrackers adorned the Media Room tree last year.
Fun is always the theme for this room.
And speaking of fun . . .
I always love dressing my bedroom with holiday bedding from Pottery Barn.
This year’s bedding will be the same with a little twist!
A great place to sit and unwind from the hectic days of holiday prep.
And speaking of unwinding . . . this was the guest room last year.
All ready for guests. I can see how it has evolved within the last year!
I will have my reservation book ready and keep the light on!
Last year I just placed one piece of Christmas decor on my granddaughter’s room.
Maybe I can sneak more things in her room this year!
A pink feather tree in keeping with her wishes of adding more pink to the room.
Loved the warm glow of the lanterns.
As we draw closer to the Holidays and the busy times that we all seem to go through
I am trying to keep in mind that I need to treasure every moment of this most joyous season.
This picture pretty much keeps it in perspective.
There is never a dull moment when it comes to her and her “Pop” !!!
Now this year, I am not sure if he can lift her so easily.
She has truly grown up so much in the past year.
I look forward to presenting my Christmas decor to you this year.
Have you started your Christmas decorating yet? Or making plans for it?
I must start early to be able to have it all completed by December 1st.
We will be spending Thanksgiving at my sister’s so I will be transitioning from
Fall decor to Christmas.
Have a wonderful day hopefully filled with lots of sunshine.
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