Tuesday, December 3, 2013

More Christmas Cheer

Happy holidays everyone!

I thought I'd show you some more rooms in my house decorated for Christmas.  That's what everyone is doing this week, isn't it?

  I actually have another room to work on this month that isn't Christmas related.  My oldest son's room will be getting a makeover.  I have never shared it with you  because it has always been a typical teenagers room which is ALWAYS a  mess. So, we're going to be cleaning and painting his room soon.  I dread it though, because it's going to be a lot of work, but it really needs to get done!  

So, back to the rooms that ARE done and have some Christmas cheer in them. 

We decided to purchase a new tree this year.  It's a simple 5 ft pre-lit tree.  We dreaded the large one we had to put together every year and it took up so much room.  So, now we have one that is very easy to deal with.  However, my 12 yr old isn't a huge fan.  He said that the tree belongs on the floor, not a table.  LOL!  


We put it in this large galvanized pot to give it some personality and make it look more country.  I draped a folded tablecloth over the table for color and added some burlap bunting, that I made last year, for interest. I hung simple red and white decorations on the tree that have a homemade feel.


By the way, it is an ugly day outside, so my pictures aren't very bright right now.  And, I don't think it's going to get much better this week.













So that's some Christmas cheer in my foyer and front sitting room area.  Hope you are having a good week so far and getting your Christmas decorating completed too.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

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43 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Kelly...everything looks so festive and pretty! I love the way you use greenery, the swags everywhere are so cute and holidayish! I like your tree, the galvanized bucket is perfect and so are the fabric ornaments, very cottagy. I noticed your amaryllis, you lucked out with all those stems! I just have one and I'm praying it blooms by Christmas!! ;-D

XO,
Jane

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Soooooo pretty Kelly...love all the pops of red!! Your tree looks great and I love how you put it in the galvanized bucket!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks so cute!! Love the bucket and my favorite thing is the rake.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

It looks really pretty, Kelly! I love the new tree with the burlap bunting and the garland and bows on the banister. Very nice touches!

Debra Oliver said...

I felt the same way a few years ago about our huge tree. it was left up to me to decorate it, and I just wanted it to be easier. love all your beautiful Christmas decor!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kelly, you've been busy! Love all of your holiday touches. Love the tree on the cute little table. The pops of red are the perfect accents!

Japolina said...

Your room and tree look great! Enjoy!
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Art and Sand said...

EVERYTHING is beautiful.

My daughter wants to cut down a big tree, but we have the issue of a small cottage and a new puppy. I am thinking a tree on top of the cedar chest will be just perfect.

Art and Sand said...

EVERYTHING is beautiful.

My daughter wants to cut down a big tree, but we have the issue of a small cottage and a new puppy. I am thinking a tree on top of the cedar chest will be just perfect.

Andrea said...

I've used that same red gingham ribbon all over this year. All your decor is so pretty! I love the hutch, and hay rake

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Kelly,
It is all so pretty. I love your new tree in the bucket and the red and white on the stair rail is awesome. Love all you little touches of red. So pretty.
Kris

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

It looks so pretty, Kelly. I love the tree in the tub. I have my decorating done, but it is so gray I can't get any photos and I'm not sure when the sun will be back out. SIGH!!! xo Laura

Deserae said...

Everything looks so festive and pretty! I love your new tree in the galvanized tub...very cute! We did the opposite of you and went with a big tree this year. LOL!!!!
~Des

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

LUV the tree in the galvanized tub! I did one of mine in a bucket :-). Will be posting photos soon.
Hugs, Gee

BlueClearSky Elizabeth said...

It may not be bright outside but it is beautiful and light in your home, Kelly. Love the tree in the tub and on the tub (sorry to your young one lol.)

White Weathered Hutch said...

Everything looks so festive!! Loving the Nordic look!! Tell your young son that I'm with him on this one.
Love trees on the floor...

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your home is looking so pretty, Kelly! I bought a smaller tree this year, too. I've had it with trying to squeeze my big tree into a space that's too small! You can always buy your son a mini tree for his room. :)

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Always so cheery at your place Kelly, I used to use the red and white ribbon too but got away from it when I changed my decor. I love it on the banister and love the galvanized tubs that you are using.

Bonnie said...

Oh, Kelly. Your home looks so pretty and festive. You are much faster than me. My tree is in the den and some of the lights don't work. My husband said get a new tree next year I can't fix those lights. I hate to buy a new one but I guess everything has a life span. I guess I'll decorate it and ignore that some of the lights don't work.

Love your amaryllis.

chateau chic said...

Love all of your greens and pops of red here and there. Your home looks beautiful at Christmastime, Kelly!
Mary Alice

Marissa said...

LOVE ,LOVE LOVE,!
Your home is amazing ...

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Everything you've done looks just right! It's very festive without being over done. The tree looks darling in the tub, and I love all of the natural elements that you used. The tiny tree in the foyer is adorable!

Down to Earth Style said...

I love your tree in the bucket. I almost bought one at Target today but I was in a rush. Love your simple Christmas accents.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Just love all of your Christmas decor Kelly….I wanted to downsize my tree this year, but did not find the one I wanted without paying a fortune for it…so the 12 footer went up…Your house is looking so very festive Kelly…anxiously waiting for more of your creations!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your Christmas décor with the touches of red. I also love the country feel that it has. Everything is so pretty!!
hugs,
Cindy

Pamela said...

Love all your holiday touches Kelly! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

Christine Vandormolen said...

love the tree in a bucket!!!! Merry Christmas KellY!!!!! Gorgeous as always

Stacey said...

Pretty pretty! Love seeing those touches of red in your house again. :)

Ron said...

Perfect touches, Kelly! I especially like your styling of the secretary.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Your Christmas décor is so pretty Kelly. I love the tree in that container.

When I mentioned a few post back that I bought a tree, I meant a fresh one not a new tree...though we are thinking about finally going that route next year. Yours looks beautiful.

Bliss said...

So pretty Kelly!

Lady Pamela said...

We finally bought a tree like yours at least 10 years ago. I still love it, and it has certainly paid for itself by now. We even put ours away decorated, slip an extra large plastic bag over the top to keep dust off. Now every year it takes about 10 minutes for my husband to bring it out and 'ta da' there it is- decorated! Love this idea.
*Smiles*

❀ JoAnne said...

It all looks wonderful ~ the greenery and touches of red work perfectly in your home! I've been trying to talk hubby into a smaller tree - still working on that. Maybe I'll have to show him how cute yours looks!

Missy George said...

Very pretty Kelly..Love your home...Very Christmassy

Anne said...

Beautiful Kelly! Love your tree in that tub...gorgeous!
xx
Anne

Cynthia said...

Kelly, can I just say LOVE!!! I love everything pictured. That mirror over the bed is gorgeous and those trees are all so pretty. Love the galvanized tub!!

Cynthia

Hartwood Roses said...

Your understated decorations are really beautiful!! I especially like the simple garland on your stair railing.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

love the smaller tree with the "homemade" ornaments. Simple really is best...for me.

Becca said...

Beautiful, Kelly! I love your pops of red, and that you placed your pretty tree in the galvanized pot … love that idea!! Happy Holidays!

Linda said...

I thought about you today. My neighbor sent me a text message. She has a son who is 25 years old. He is a Marine. He has been deployed to Afghanistan. He is engaged to be married. He lives across the country. And yet today she is in his childhood bedroom removing the hooks in the wall to hold back the curtains she made so many, many years ago. She sent me the text knowing I would understand. You understand too.....

Kim M said...

Wow, your home is gorgeous! I just love your style, Christmas or not! I just found you today and I am addicted! I must follow! :) Kim @ Exquisitely Unremarkable

Housepeepers said...

Beautiful Kelly, I have the same amaryllis in the mossy pot...love it!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Your home looks so wonderful and festive for Christmas.