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Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas Tour of Homes, Part 2

Finally! I finished decorating our house! So here's the other link for Greta's Tour!

Here's pics of the dining room. I kept it pretty simple since the wreaths and garland in the chandelier are really sparklely. I toned the sparkle down with brown and white polka dot ribbon that I hung the wreaths with and ran thru the chandelier. This coordinates nicely with my fall and winter dishes, "Friendly Village" by Johnson Bros. (I use them Sept thru March, not just at the holidays)
This is my kitchen decor! I love my little red kitchen! So I had to buy this cute red tinsel tree and decorate it with cooking-related ornaments! I used a vintage Christmas handkercheif as a tree skirt and a vintage apron as my curtain on the back door. One of my favorite onaments is on this tree, the gingerbread cookie baker in the pic above...isn't she cute?

My tree is pretty traditional, but with a fun twist...leopard! My tree skirt is black plush with leopard trip and my tree topper is leopard plush ribbon. I have the same ribbon running thru the garland on the mantel. I don't have a theme with ornaments, but I like the look of Christopher Radkos, so I have plenty of look-alikes. I also try to collect ornaments from trips we go on. The newest addition is one from Guatemala from my sister's mission trip! Scott and I have velvet-striped stockings that I had monogramed, hung by fleur-de-lis hangers. Here's the piano, which never get decorated the same way year to year. This year i replaced my lamps with lit topiaries and put cute little ornament candles on my stacks of old books. The other pics are in the hall of the ceramic tree that my mom made the year I was born. I was 6 weeks early, so mom actually had not finished the tree, so her ceramics instructor finished it for her. THe first Christmas I was married Mom gave the tree to me!

8 comments:

Greta said...

I looove your decorations - they look beautiful! (I especially like the leopard addition ;) ).
Thanks for participating. Isn't it fun getting to see everyone's decor?

Ann Marie said...

it is! thanks for "hosting" the tour! great idea! hopefully some more people will participate! :)

Katie said...

oooh I am so impressed. I love your sense of style. It's a gift!

Boosalis Bloggle said...

I love your decor...Christmas and everyday!

Jessica said...

Your home is beautiful! You have great taste!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Jamie lea said...

I love it all, your home is beauitufl. :-)

Bonita said...

Love that red tree!

Kristen said...

Your big tree looks so nice next to the gold walls. Thanks for letting us into your home.