Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Decorations

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas.... finally!

I took me a while to get the urge to decorate my entire condo for the holidays - which is surprising because normally I'm the first one to pitch the pumpkins after Halloween and and bring out the teal and green for Christmas - but this year was a little different!

My entire house Christmas or not - is decorated in an artichoke green, sea glass, and teal - so my Xmas decorations also are in that color scheme - which seemed like a GREAT idea my first Christmas in my condo - but it has proven to be more and more difficult to find holiday decorations sans red! So its a work in progress...

the tree
the tree topper
ornaments

my mantle
although the stockings aren't functional they are my favorite decorations. they were my great grandpa's actual socks that my great great grandma made for him because he had polio. i found the J and L from Restoration Hardware - and added them to complete our stockings - they may not be Pottery Barn but to me - I love the meaning behind them!
bannister
Organizational Piece [for lack of better words]
i am hoping to make this to go on top of this piece

and then in my little window in my kitchen I found this at homegoods - and I love it for the little cut out
the 1/2 bath on the first floor
and just to prove that I had a difficult time throwing away my pumpkins this year - this is what my porch looked like this morning! thank goodness today is trash day!
I'm am making a wreath for my front door tonight - so as long as its not project fail - I will put up the DIY soon!

Happy Wednesday!

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23 comments:

Marian said...

I love your mantle with the stockings...and the meaning behind the stockings. It'll beat PB any day!!

Marcy XOXO said...

Is that a pumpkin doormat I see too? LOL Just playing with you!!! I love your place! All of your decorations are awesome and I am sooooooooo jealous! LOVE the color scheme!!!

Annie said...

love your tree and ornaments! so pretty!!! all the holiday decor looks great! :)

LivKit said...

Aww love the decorations.. Is that an ornament with ribbons inside it? Too cute! Have a great day!

Caroline said...

Your decorations look so good! Love the tree topper!

Pigtails and Bowties said...

I LOVE your tree topper...super cute and unique!! We just don't have one yet because we didn't want the traditional angel or star...I may have to copy you ;) and thanks for the heads-up on the NOEL sign...I'm trying that tonight!! xo

Kelly said...

I love all of your decorations-- and especially the little snowflake frames in your bathroom! Sooo cute and what an adorable way to use those year round for holidays. I love the little snowflake hanging from the towel rack too ;-) JUST adorable!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

Looks so great!! Love it all!

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Your so cute I love your decorations and how you decorate for each holiday like me!

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

You did such a great job...your bathroom looks adorable :)

Lindsay said...

You are amazing. Looks gorgeous!

Megan said...

ok so I have been wanting to do the NOEL sign too! We should meet up and do it together! Love the topper, it's sort of addicting, I just keep adding to mine. It has more than when I posted my first pics! haha

The Wife In Her New Life said...

I LOVE the topper!! your home is so festive and cozy -- it look wonderful =) thank you for sharing

Mama Dew said...

Love love love the colors! It's so classy and elegant! Oh I wish we were allowed colors other than red & green, a girl can dream!

Brittany said...

Looks fabulous!! I love how you change out your bathroom pictures. I think I would forget about them!!

michelle ellis said...

I just love your decorations. So pretty!!! Those stockings are the sweetest tradition ever, I love how meaningful they are!

Allyson said...

I Love all your decorations especially your handmade ornaments!

Kerbi said...

I love your decorations! Especially your tree topper!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

It all looks great! I love your tree!

Kimmie said...

Hey there--new to your blog! It's always great to see a fellow Buckeye out here in blogland. :) Anyways, just wanted to say hi, and that your decorations are gorgeous! :)

Phoebe Jan said...

I love the colors that you choose for your decorations and also the story behind your stockings! Looks great!

Btw...cute blog!

Steph S. said...

I love the tree and i'm still loving that topper - so cool! Your mantle is gorgeous, too - I love the modern feel in your decor.

Let's see that wreath!!!!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous! I love the color combination.