Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Decorations

Hi Friends....Come on in to my little house and help me welcome in the Christmas Season. As you can probably guess I like to use reds, green, silver and gold in my decorating. Anyway, come on in through the front door and the first thing you'll see is my double fireplace. Upon entering the front door you'll be plopped right into the living room. I moved the furniture around a bit but liked the tree in the corner. You'll also see Carson's crate sitting under the table in the bay window. He enjoys siting there and watching the world go by.
Go through the archway, past the fireplace in the den and is my dining room. Remember, I love all things Italian and this bright pasta picture makes me happy. The scale wasn't big enough for me so I painted a large red rectangle on the wall to make the picture seem bigger.
Here is the dining room fireplace and mantle. I used my snowman and more brightly colored trees in this room. I like the way they look with the red wall. Having dinner by the fire is a great way to enjoy a meal or sit and linger when it's cold outside and the fire is glowing. On the opposite wall I created this artwork from a poster, some modge podge, tissue paper and painter's canvas. My butler's pantry was created from of a bit of wasted space (we think it might have been the former laundry room/back porch). I faux finished the top to look like black granite.
Happy Holidays and try not to get so busy that you forget the REAL REASON FOR THE SEASON! Have a blessed week!

34 comments:

  1. I love your home decor'! Warm colors are my favorites. The Christmas tree and mantle look beautiful. :)

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  2. Here is a lovely Christmas prose...
    "The Unexpected Gift"
    I hope it helps you treasure your family this season...
    (it is my latest work)

    http://www.jlomowriter.blogspot.com/

    Thank you and many blessings...I really am happy to have found your blog :)

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  3. Every thing looks so pretty! I haven't started decorating yet!

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  4. I am new here! What a great blog :) ♥ Hugs!

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  5. Hello Susan! The comments you left on my blog are too kind! but I appreciate them. I love the colors you used in your home, I am a fan of red & yellow too. Great idea on painting the red box around the picture frame - I just thought that WAS the frame until I read your comment... and your poster/ decoupage art looks like you bought it that way. You are very creative and like how you "rework" things. I enjoy doing that too, just hard to find the time and something to rework! :) And I was admiring that little table your puppy sleeps under - nice lines to it! Thanks for stopping by - now that I've found YOUR blog - I will be back. Maybe some of your sophisticated style will rub off on me! :) ~ Laurie

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  6. Susan thank you so much for stopping by my little blog!! I am so glad you do and look forward to getting to know you!

    What a great birthday gift to give yourself. I am sure you will never be the same after a mission trip like that. Alot of people think it is strange that we are missionaries right here in the United States. It certainly doesn't sound as exciting to alot of people but we are having a great time splashing Jesus onto others we come in contact with!

    I like your pictures of your home and making that picture bigger by painting the wall is a great idea!!!

    blessings
    mary

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  7. You are one clever lady. Everything looks fantastic. BTW, you are so much farther along than I am. Maybe I'll just hand out photos of last Christmas and tell everyone to pretend. Debbie

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  8. Hi Susan, Your home looks lovely all decorated for the holidays, I too love the warm colours, and I love your venice painting above the mantle. We are half done which means the tree is half dressed and the outside lights are half up, it takes time, we will all need a vacation in Italy come January. :) Kathy

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  9. Susan, I LOVE your use of color...me, the art teacher here, who loves color, but the gold and the red is really stunning! AND, I loved it how you used tissue paper and mod podge! I should take stock in Mod Podge. AND, I love that you are brave with your color (not many people are brave enough to paint a red rectangle on the wall) My philosophy is....if you don't like it, cover it up and do something else! Your house looks amazing! Check out my blog today. I am tooting my own horn, but I really am proud of myself and I know I look a lot better, so wanted to share with my blog friends. Carol Choose Joy

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  10. Everything is so cherry and festive. I've just got to get started on mine today. Thanks for the kick in the seat!

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  11. Everything looks so beautiful! You have a gorgeous home!

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  12. Wow! How very pretty, Susan. I LOVE all your colors...so cheerful and very nice. The tour was fun and you have done a great job decorating. Love the faux finish.

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  13. Hi Susan! Finally someone who is nutty like me and repaints all the time! No pinks would not work here but what you have works great. Love the artwork you made and faux granite top. Look forward to next post! Have a great night - Sincerely, Jeannette

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  14. I love your Christmas decor! Your tree is beautiful! Isn't it fun to have the Christmas stuff out!

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  15. I love the colors, and of course your house. It is beautiful!!!

    I might be getting around to decorating nearer to Christmas, as you know, I am a little behind.

    Oh, and all the cards I just made, I sold. LOL. So now I need to make more for myself.
    Jen

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  16. hanks so muc for your sweet comment and for stopping by.

    Your home is very warm,cozy and welcoming!

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  17. Ahhh! What a great Christmas home you've created! I have that same Pates Baroni picture!!

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  18. It looks beautiful!

    The only thing I don't like about our house is that we don't have a fireplace. I would LOVE to have one.

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  19. Wow..I love the fireplace in the first picture...AND the painting above it. :)

    Stay warm!

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  20. Hi Susan,
    Your home is just lovely..... your tree is so festive..... and I love your wall colors..... thanks for stopping by my blog...
    Hugs
    Linda

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  21. OOOO It's looking great! Love all the pretty touches. I have to get my butt in gear and get started with the decorating!

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  22. Hi Susan, I love your decor and your paint color is fabulous! Thanks so much for stopping by the other day, it means so much to meet new gals. I will be back to visit again, Nancy

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  23. Your home is beautiful. I especially love the way you painted the red around the poster frame. What an awesome idea! Thank you for visiting Cackleberry Cottage. We are practically neigbors.
    Blessings,
    Lorilee

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  24. Your home looks so lovely! Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  25. I love those gold stockings! Beautiful!

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  26. Thanks for the wonderful comments on my blog and NO, we do not have indoor stadiums. Last year, we sat in ice at the base of some Mountain in Montana and one year, beside a frozen lake in Indiana. We are very sad to be done with those wonderful days (football I mean. I really won't miss the freezing weather. Love, CArol

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  27. Oh, very, very nice! Great home decor!

    This is my first time here on your site -- I like it a lot. Will be back for more reading.

    Cheers :-)

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  28. Susan, just wanted to tell you I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your home! You are a very talented decorator. I like reading your comments too. We have a lot in common. :-)

    Merry Christmas!

    Susan

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  29. Hi Susan,
    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! I love your Christmas decorations in your lovely home. Please come again and visit me.

    Teacup Lane (Sandy)

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  30. I love all the bright colors that you use. So cheerful and pretty. I'm a little late getting around to visiting because of my Christmas injuries but I thank you for your visit and wish you a very happy new year.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  31. Hi there, thanks for your visit to my blog and the kindness! I can tell that you are very creative, love what you've done here! Very cute pets too! Come say hi any time :D

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