Sunday, November 29, 2009

Decking the Halls

We have spent the last 2 days "decking the halls" with Christmas decor. That included decorating the exterior and interior of the house. Also for the first time we have put up 2 Christmas trees instead of just one - 1 upstairs in the living room and 1 downstairs in the family room. The second tree is smaller in size and was given to us by my brother and SIL who just didn't have room anymore. We were eager to add it to the house because we could have 1 tree that was decorated in a classy theme and the other could be all of those ornaments that are sentimental in nature but just don't match anything.

Are you eager to see our hard work? Here's a few pictures.....more to come soon.

Here's our more formal tree - decked out in white, silver, and clear ornaments.

We used white lights, white glittery garland, silver strands of beads, and a variety of white/clear/silver ornaments. I love the sophisticated but classy look it adds to our house.

I had to add some fresh greenery into our holiday decor. It smells wonderful and since we have a fake tree this will have to do. 

This is our make-shift mantel. David promises that our next house will have a fireplace but the buffet in the dining room will have to do the trick for now.

I made this simple centerpiece for the dining room table. I put a small vase full of fresh greens in the middle of thie glass vase and I really like the look. I need to add more to the table but couldn't wait to snap some pictures for you.

I also decorated the top of our entertainment center with fresh greens and berries, our family room with another tree and snowmen, and some also little touches that I'll share with you soon. What theme are you using to decorate your home this year? Are you the traditional green and red type of decorator or are you doing something like turquoise and silver for a more modern/contemporary look. Do share.


Fryer Family said...

Ohhh! Ahhh! So pretty. I love your decorating, maybe you should host Christmas too:) Our tree is decorated in red/green garland, red ball ornaments and tons and tons of sentimental ornaments too (many handmade by your mom!).

Anonymous said...

Thanks for making our how look great for the Holidays honey!