Happy Monday my friends!! Hope you all had a great weekend!
We had a perfect holiday party on Friday night. The unnamed child brought her boyfriend over for the first time, and being thrown into that much family is enough to send anyone running for the hills. Let’s cross our fingers he comes back.
Yesterday, I should have been working on projects, but it was a rainy, gloomy day, so we went to eat at Cracker Barrel, took a few new shots of the tree in the basement, wrote my post and watched Christmas movies.
The unnamed child graduated high school on Thursday, and we are going to take her out to a fancy dinner on Monday, but other than that we don’t have any other holiday parties until Christmas Eve.
I’ve shown you bits and pieces of my Christmas decor throughout the weeks, and today I thought I would show you the whole shebang put together.
Let’s start with the front door.
My mom picked-up these vintage ice skates for me at an estate sale. I just added in some holiday sprigs and a bow from Michael’s … and viola!
As I’ve mentioned, this is the first year I put up two trees, and I can guarantee this will become a new tradition.
Topher sometimes snores, and when he does I go sleep on the couch down in the basement.
And over the past few weeks, on nights his ZZZ’s were a little unbearable, I loved sleeping next to the soft glow of the tree.
This is also the first red tree I have ever had.
I went a little more rustic with this one than the one upstairs … which is totally out of the box for me.
Let’s move back upstairs now. Here is my Pink Glamour Christmas Mantel.
Using the pink also took me out of my comfort zone, but I really like how it turned out.
I recently painted my mantel white, and I really think it makes all of my decor stand out so much more.
For years I have collected little sugar houses, or Putz houses.
When I saw these tiny ornament houses, I decided to knock off a version of a wreath I saw on Martha Stewart.
My chalk-painted vintage buffet is all decked out in silver and turquoise.
I added some turquoise to my formerly silver and white tree for a bit more of a pop.
My penguin family from Z Gallerie always have to make an appearance.
Here is my Gumball Machine turned Snow Globe that I showed you last week.
My little Sugar House Village on my DIY Restoration Hardware Coffee Table I built.
My little elf door is another new addition to my Christmas decor.
Miniatures.com sent me their Palladian Door along with some darling little accessories.
My 2 year old niece was obsessed with it at our party the other night.
They specialize in dollhouse components, but their doors are perfect to use as elf or fairy doors.
Head over to http://bit.ly/1NQfLSs to see all of the different options and accessories to make one of your own. To help you get started, use the coupon code WPRA15 to take 15% off of your entire order now through Dec. 31, 2015.
That’s the whole enchilada folks.
If you still have some Christmas shopping left to do, be careful out there. Between the traffic and the lines at the checkouts, it’s a jungle out there.
Marie from The Interior Frugalista says
Oh my goodness that little Elf door is ADORABLE, Shanna!!! I’m swooning over your penguins too. Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas!