Saturday, November 24, 2012

DM Irish Christmas and Holiday Decor!

I have to keep pictures and notes of how I decorate each year for the holidays so I can remember the next time the season comes around.  It's so fun to decorate for the seasons!

-2012 Interior-

We painted the mantle to match the cabinets in the kitchen on the opposite side of the home, but visible from the same space.  Love the light color paired with dark walls (Dapper Tan, Sherwin Williams).  Live greenery sits a top the mantle and a wood burning fire fills the home with warmth.  

This salvaged window was repurposed as a coat rack and I inserted holiday fabric back behind it.
Live greenery swags were bunched and hung from the hooks.

The entry boasts the staircase and landing and we lined it with live greenery garland, added white lights and handmade poinsettia and raffia bunches.  The stuffed white snowman sits on the 100-year-old church pew and is one of those decorations that welcomes a child's touch!

The landing received the same live greenery garland and has two live poinsettias in both corners.

The base newel post became the focal point with a larger spray of poinsettias, ribbon, pine cones and raffia ties.

The decor ledge at the entry holds the 6' tall tree and is a great centerpiece both inside and out at night!
The lights plug into a switch in the closet so it makes it easy to turn the lights off and on thru the day.

All the main floor windows and doors have sprays of greenery hung upside down from a ribbon support.

The sofa table offers a little pop of color and this is also where we display the kid friendly manger scene (not pictured) that they can grab and play with throughout the day.

The dining room has the antique furniture, glass ornaments, and Pottery Barn "12 Days of Christmas" plate set on display.  We call this "Mommy's Pretty Room" and the littles are off limits from playing in this space (sorry kids!)

A pop of bright blue on the table paired with a poinsettia and pine cone spray sits at the entry.

-2012 Exterior-

The front doors hold the focal point of the home with berry wreaths, 3' tall trees, wall swags, and cut evergreen and log displays below the steps.  

It's not the holidays without a vintage sled!  This one sits out at the yard light and will be redesigned after Christmas to stay out for the balance of the winter months.  

Wall swag below the light; window box in the backdrop

4 window boxes are filled with cut boxwood, evergreen and holly; a ribbon wraps each box and pine cones fill in the extra spaces on top.

Took the year-round planter, added a burlap garland wrap topped with a poinsettia piece and twine, a few cut evergreen swags, and some logs from the wood pile out back!

Years past.....

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