it's looking like christmas around here!

Thursday, December 8, 2011


I've had most of my decorating done for a while now, but had been putting off posting pictures because I wanted to do some more things and change others.

I've since ran out of gas and decided to leave the rest for next year's decorating.

I did find time for a new wreath for the front door.



I was inspired by this wreath I found from Martha Stewart.

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Martha always does it up right!

I kept the entry pretty simple this year - aka I got tired of fiddling with it and just walked away :D



I swapped out last years' red ribbons for burlap this time and like it SO much better.


The living room's Christmas decor got a makeover from last year as well.



Red tree ribbon went bye-bye and was replaced with black and white striped grosgrain.

Red ornaments also got left in the box and I stayed with a silver and gold scheme.

And, the red trimmed tree skirt just got covered up with burlap sacks :)






If anyone is thinking I'm sending a pregnancy hint with the 4th stocking I'm not, it's our dog's :D

Who, by the way, made an appearance in almost all of the pictures in this post.  I feel like it could be Where's Waldo!







That's pretty much it!

There's a little decor up in the dining room, but it's overshadowed by the piles of junk still hanging out on the table :)


Merry Christmas!!!

I'll be linking up to these fab parties!



37 comments :

  1. So, elegant I love the decor.

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  2. everything looks wonderful!!.....wondering how you hung the wreath...did you tuck the burlap on the other side of the door??...we just painted our front door and so hubby says not to hang a hook this year....thx for sharing your holiday home...xo, Mariaelena

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  3. Ah, I love it all. Great idea to use the ribbon on your tree. Everything looks so simple and beautiful. That's my kind of Christmas decor!

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  4. Shelley, I adore that wreath! I have had it pinned, but haven't made it. Even if I had made it, it wouldn't have turned out as lovely as your stunner. I also like the branches with ornaments.

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  5. That wreath is STUNNING! I like it better than Marthas! I pinned it to! I also really like the use of your ribbon as garland. It really makes the tree special. Everything is just beautiful!

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  6. Your home is gorgeous! I love the wreath too! Visiting from DC

    Kara
    www.mineforthemaking.com

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  7. Your living room is totally magazine-ish! LOVE it!

    XO, Aimee from ItsOverflowing!

    PS I'm having my first linky party on 12/13. It will be "Christmas Scape" themed, tablescape ~ landscape or anywhere else in you home that you've added a touch of Christmas! I'd LOVE for you to link up! My blog is http://www.itsoverflowing.com/.

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  8. I LOVE following your blog!!! XO!

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  9. Your wreath is really pretty - you did Martha proud! I love all your decorations, your home is beautiful (love the colour of your walls) and I am blown away by all the photos you have on your walls! wow! what a beautiful sight!

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  10. So pretty! I love the burlap!

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  11. So pretty! I used burlap (in more areas than I probably should've) as well! Thanks for sharing!

    Lauren @ www.fromourhidingplace.com

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  12. Beautiful decor! LOVE the wreath!! What did you use to make it? Are they tiny ornaments?

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  13. I love the simple silver ball details in your wreath! Lovely!

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  14. LOVE the black and white striped ribbon, the burlap bows (can you come make some for my staircase pretty please???), ALL of it! You did a fab job and I just wanted to say thank you for sharing and for linking up! xoxo shelli

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  15. You've been featured!

    http://delightfulorder.blogspot.com/2011/12/top-ten-features-from-12082011.html

    Thanks for joining the Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Party!

    Hope to see you again this Thurs-Sat.

    DaNita

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  16. everything is soo gorgeous! definitely saving a few of these photos ;)

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  17. you're not busy tomorrow, rt? just pop on over and redo my house!! yours looks amazing.
    If you'd like to win 5 shirts from Stylemint, please enter my giveaway!

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  18. Holy gorgeous! I love the simple elegance of your place! I like the monogrammed pillows!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

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  19. Oh my gosh. Shelley, Shelley, Shelley. Another amazing set of house photos. You, my dear, are a genius...I adore your style...your decorations are amazing. Thank you so so much for sharing them at my Christmas tree linky!

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  20. Everything looks absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing at my Fall into Fall party.

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  21. Your color scheme totally fits the colors in your house. It all looks very elegant and chic!

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  22. Very stylish! Thanks for the tour-I especially loved the sticks in the vase with shiny ornaments hanging from ribbons.

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  23. What a beautiful home you have! I love all the touches of Christmas here and there. Not too much but just enough. :)

    I'm your newest follower! Stop on by sometime.
    I also have a linky party called Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays. It's for projects made for $10 or less. I would love to have you link up sometime!

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  24. Loving it all! The striped ribbon on your tree is a great addition! Awesome wreath inspired by Martha too!

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  25. Just lovely! Love the striped ribbon on the tree!

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  26. Your home is lovely, and I love how you decorated for the holidays. I'm your newest follower :)

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  27. Shelley, I'm featuring your decor at my party tonight. I love it!

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  28. Absolutely beautiful! Visiting from the CraftOManiac linky party!

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  29. Your tree was featured on COM today. I just adore your style and decor. ADORE!!!
    WINKS, jen

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  30. Oh I love all your Christmas decor! The ribbon on the tree is fabulous! And I love the mantel...you did an awesome job! ;)

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  31. oh my gosh.. sooooooooooo lovely!! Loved all the little ideas.. and the lights.. Your tree looks gorgeous!!

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  32. You REALLY know how to pull it all together! You GOT STYLE GIRL! LOVE EVERYTHING:) Thank you from your newest follower,Deidre~ stop by sometime and chat wont you,http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

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  33. Hello! I just stumbled across your blog, and I'm in love. I saw in the images of your little girl's room that you had noted the paint color so I'm guessing that you've listed your living room wall color somewhere, but I can't find it. :( Could you share that with us?

    Thanks!
    Your newest, biggest fan! :)

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  34. Wow, Am I looking at the pages of Home Decor Magazine? Whaaaa, they are sooo beautiful and fabulous. I am so in love with you decors and home ambiance, really ready for the holiday. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Merry Christmas,
    Anne Walker @
    Christmas tree decorating ideas

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