Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas Around the House 2012

Good morning! I hope you are well! I thought I would share a little of my Christmas decorating this year. 

Christmas this year is all over map in terms of color but it is "color blocked" as they say, each area is one color or tone. It probably sounds strange but it works and it makes me smile which is all that matters. 

I wanted simple and elegant at the door, the wreath is light blue and silver and the trees are lit with white lights. There is also a sleigh filled with silver presents but I am not finished wrapping the presents so that will have to wait for another day. 

 This little tree is in the living room, it is for the kids, all of the ornaments, and bird cages are green, except for 3 gingerbread people representing my nieces and nephew. The little weenie dogs are their gifts to take home. 

At the top of the tree is an okra angle, made by my friend Marian, she personalized this for me with a pine cone and an acorn.  

I loved my bird themed tree last year, with the signs, pine cones and the birds that I decided to keep it again this year. This tree is in our keeping room adjoining the kitchen. 

I added this tray next to it for Christmas snacks. My nieces and nephews will love it. Especially as my nephew and I love sugar and he has informed me that we are having a "sugar party." I cannot wait!

I have inherited many pieces of sterling and silver plate and although I do polish it, for this room I left it tarnished to go with the burlap on the tree and the rustic birds. Lest you think I was being lazy. 

How do you like my partridges? No pear tree but I do have a lot of pears in the dining room. 

The view from the kitchen island, I love it at night with the lights shinning in the mirror and reflecting in the window opposite. 

The scent of oranges and cinnamon sticks and one of my favorite candles; a collaboration between the Nest and Elton John. All proceeds to go the the Elton John Aids Foundation. The candle is spicy with cinnamon, orange, and the scent of the season.  

Kitchen/keeping room fireplace, the pears are always here, I added the feather garland and used the same bulbs from last year. 

More feathers and a little silver from my collection on the farm table. This table is going to be very busy in the next few weeks, it is where we will wrap presents, decorate cookies, do puzzles and make our gingerbread house. 

This is just a portion of the house, I will show you some more later. In the meantime, show me what you have been doing. Include a link in your post, I would love to see your decorations and your ornaments!


  1. So beautiful, dear Elizabeth! I am in love with your pine cone/acorn/birdie tree!
    And that angel is so unique...
    Can't wait to see more :)
    (May I join the sugar party?) ;)
    Much love,
    - Irina

  2. Looking great! Can I come to your "sugar party", very cute. I love your acorn ad bird tray, stunning and love the idea of adding a few smaller trees around the it smells wonderful at every turn. And you know how I feel about pretty things on elegant silver trays.........all lovely!

  3. ELIZABETH!!!!!!!! YOUR HOME! I see Irina and I are here, and appropriately so! WOW, I love your front entrance and every room of the house you share is meticulously done. I have NOT EVEN STARTED and I fear I won't have much to share. OH HOW FABULOUS! HUGS TO YOU BEAUTIFUL ONE! Anita

  4. Very pretty I love the acorns I have some acrons I my tree, you will see when I post my tree.


  5. Everything looks so pretty! Have a good weekend. Ciao for now...

  6. So agree with Palomasea. Elegant & beautiful.

  7. So festive Elizabeth and the silver tray for the "sugar party" is pretty and looks like lots of fun;) so many beautiful holiday touches and your front door entry is perfect! Enjoy the weekend!


  8. Elizabeth, Just as I expected...everything is lovely. I am crazy about silver, so you know I love all the silver you used. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. I am out and about stimulating the economy; hopefully tomorrow I will finish us most of my decorating. Bonnie

  9. Your home is beautifully decorated. I love the partridges and the pine cone and acorn tree. So lovely. I also am crazy about the wreath on your front door.

    Thanks so very much for joining in this week!


  10. that tree in your "keeping room" is just beautiful! love all of the ornaments. it is just perfect. also love the silver and blue ornament wreath!

  11. love the keeping room tree. it's just beautiful. the ornaments are amazing and the wreath on the door is wonderful. love the silver with the hint of blue. everything is just perfect.


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