Happy Monday everyone!
I hope you all had a good weekend! Ours included Topher’s office Christmas party, which included a murder mystery that we all took part in. Nothing says Christmas like a little dead body.
The unnamed child went to her first dance club … which made me a little nervous. She and her friends are only 18, which means they can’t drink, but it doesn’t stop the drunk 40 year olds there from hitting on her. All-in-all, they learned some country two step and some line dances, and I stayed up way too late waiting-up for her.
Between the Christmas party and waiting up, there wasn’t a whole lot of sleep had this weekend.
As you all know, Christmas is my favorite holiday. Topher questions me every year as I pull out the decorations a little bit earlier than the year before. I figure if it’s what you love, and it makes you happy when it surrounds you, than enjoy it as long as you can.
Let’s start out with the tree. This year, I added a bit more turquoise to the tree along with the silver and white. I thought about replacing the angel that we have had forever, but the unnamed child put her foot down. She’s a big one for tradition, and anytime I try to change things up, as far as holiday decor goes, I am definitely met with resistance.
Little Charlie man had to get his glamour shot on!
Let’s move our way to the buffet. I moved the marquee letters that I used on last year’s Christmas mantel over here.
Here is my newly painted mantel, all decked out in pink glamour. I’ve never used pink in my holiday decor before, but I’m glad I did!
I made my little sugar house wreath with an old wreath I picked up from a yard sale last summer.
I threw a scarf I used to wear on my little side table along with some Christmas decor I had in storage.
I used another blanket scarf for the coffee table. I used some vintage bottles I found at a yard sale and topped them with ornaments.
The whole set up didn’t cost me a dime. I simply shopped my home.
That’s all I have for you today!
Tune in later this week and I will have a Christmas project as well as two other parts of the house you haven’t seen yet!
Head down to the links below to see some of the fabulous ladies homes in the tour!
Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces says
It’s all so lovely, Shanna. I love the blue too! 😀
Love your blog!! May I ask what font that is that the header is in?… Home for the Holidays – that is absolutely beautiful!!
Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says
You always make me want to go blue! Your house is beautiful, Shanna! Love the buffet this year as well! XO
Your tree is so pretty and I love the blue. Everything looks so nice and I know that you’re glad that it’s all up early so that you can actually enjoy it. Charlie melts my heart when I see his sweet face. What a darling dog!
Your home is gorgeous. I absolutely love what you did to your mantel. It is so much better. And I definitely think Charlie is the most handsome dog. He looks like a little angel in that picture. Happy holidays to your and yours. Denise
Shanna, Love your color choices. A woman after my own heart. I have some of the pine cone trees too.
Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge says
It’s so pretty and colorful. Charlie is the cutest thing. I hope you get caught up on your sleep soon!
Love is not a big enough word for how much I LOVE your beautifully decorating home! Your tree, mantel and everything looks gorgeous girl!!! Merry Christmas!
Shanna, You know how much I love the blue Christmas decorations.
The mantel with the pink sparkle trees, the darling penguins, along with your beautiful scarf add so much detail.
Thanks for sharing your home and heart with us.
Laurie @ Vin'yet Etc. says
How wonderful! I love how you use what you have, the scarf = brilliant!!! Adds just the right sparkle and texture, your use of pink this year, I love the contrast that gives. Your whole Christmas tree vignette is perfect, I love all of the details, the gum ball machine the little penguins… that tree skirt!!!! I may have to steal that! I laughed though, “Topher questions me as I pull out decorations a bit earlier every year”! Haha, Bud does the same thing! 😉 Merry Christmas friend! xoxo