Christmas Decoration House Tour.
As promised, here is a little house tour of the decorations (at least some of them!) this year. I went a little wacko, but I was spurred on by Pia who was getting up at 5am every day so we could “decorate more”. However, I won’t pretend for a moment that I don’t love covering every square inch possible of our house in glitter and shimmer.
But I’m done now and happy to enjoy the beauty of the glitzy holidays around here!
Entryway and Banister
Here is the banister, (I used fresh cedar greens- they smell wonderful)…
In the other entry corner, was this little tree which a friend made and then I decorated it with birds…
Another one of these adorable little tree’s, (but I aded a few white birds) sat in the center of the buffet in the dining room…. (sorry it was just SO sunny when i took these)
Also, Pete suspects that I went “a little crazy” with all the mini glitter trees, but I just love how they are all different (they are, even if you can’t tell). It’s like a little snowy forrest!
I stuffed the chandelier with faux icy branches and metallic leaves and then perched white peacocks on the top…
And then I filled my favorite big Chinese export bowl with satsumas which are just as beautiful as flowers this time of year…
In the kitchen, I just hung cedar garlands around the window frames and then hung ornaments in the cedar for just a little glitz!
This is my favorite mantel. I just pile on my favorite little bird ornaments everywhere.The “noble fir” garlands are fake- but they look pretty real! I got them at balsamhill.com and have used them for years and years.
There was also little bird cages, piles of seasonal fruits and mistletoe for good measure!
Living Room and Christmas Tree:
Don’t worry, I got the plugs swapped out for white cords!! And then more of my friends trees on the tables (I have two identical long black tables) only I added turquoise ornaments to these trees.
MORE GLITTER TREES!!! Plus all of the silver stuff at the base of the trees are just inexpensive silver beaded garlands from the drug store.
Peacock Mantel (by the way- Pete did the mantel. I’m not kidding.)
And finally, the tree! With the exception of last year, I have had a flocked tree every year. I just love the whimsy of the “snow”. We carried our bird theme all through the tree and added pops of violet to the metallics and turquoise.
And a special nod to our Christmas star which is made from deconstructed antique Costume jewelry- isn’t that pretty!?
Ok. I hope you guys enjoyed the little holiday house tour!! Have fun decorating!! XOXOPrint Recipe