Monday, December 15, 2014

Home For the Holidays Part 2: Adding Holiday Elements the Easy Way

December is here and I'm spending some very special time decorating my own home for the Holidays.  I have finished several of my decorating jobs for other people so I am working on my own.  You can see pictures of our tree on this post.

In the entry area I always decorate the top of the East Lake Chest.  I like adding pheasant feathers to the greenery and berries.  A Santa picture and Dickens book complete the setting.

A pinecone swag hangs to the side of the closet.

At the top of the stairs, a simple greenery pick adds Christmas to the black table.

In the living room, the oak secretary becomes festive with greenery.

An antique sled gets adorned with greenery, pinecones, and a brown bow.

The top of the entertainment cabinet even gets a little greenery.  The penny ball was a DIY project.  We brought it inside for the winter.  See this post about how we made it.

This antique oak spool cabinet was used in a general store to hold sewing thread.  It serves as our coffee table.  It now holds antlers found in our yard and small pieces of driftwood collected from our Pacific Northwest trip, see that post here.  The wine cork tray was a DIY project, see that post here.

My antique doorknob display only needs a little sprig of greenery for the Holidays.

This cabinet is a vintage music stand which was used to hold records.  I painted it black several years ago, replaced the top and added the rope wood molding.  It is at one end of our sofa.

Another antique oak table is at the other end of the sofa.

The kitchen table top is in keeping with the "natural" theme as well.

I haven't finished decorating outside.  The "funky junk" mailbox still needs a bow.
I hope the Christmas decorating is progressing nicely at your house!!

Miles to go before I sleep, and still decorating......

1 comment:

  1. It looks wonderful Kandy - I haven't even put my tree up! But I did mail out my out of town packages today, so I feel a bit accomplished. :D