Friday, December 9, 2016

Christmas in the Master Room 2016

This year I am really in the Spirit, so I decided to add some Christmas decor to the master bedroom.

I love the look of a flocked tree and the master was the perfect place for it.

I didn't want to spend an arm an a leg on a tree, so I did a lot of research and hunting, until I found the  perfect one at Walmart. It is 7 ft and it comes with lights. And the best part, it was only $69 something.

For some reason, when I want something it seems like the whole world wants the same thing, does this happens to you too? This  was a very popular tree, and every time I checked my local Walmart it was sold out,  I went to the next town over and same thing, sold out... I am no quitter over here and when I want something I am determined to find it, so I was on a serious mission to find MY tree. In one of the Walmart I checked they were kind enough to find out where was the closest store that still has some. It was half an hour away, so off I went with the whole family in tow just to make it more fun! 😜

Long story short, and trust me, it was a long story...  I did came home with my tree. I decorated it in blues and silvers and those are the colors that suit my bedroom decor best. 

Instead of a tree skirt, I used a basket, they are specifically made to use as a tree skirt, I bough my at Michael's and I was lucky enough to get the last one! 😀









Another way to add some Christmas decor is by simply adding some evergreens and ornaments to any corner!









Thank you so much for visiting and have a wonderful weekend!! 
XO

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Christmas in the Living Room 2016

The Living Room is ready for Christmas!

What color have you chosen for your Christmas decor this year? I've seen in a lot of blogs and websites lots of white Christmas, I absolutely love that, it is very magical and romantic. But nothing says Christmas to me better than red!!

Years ago I had a lot of red in this room. I love red, but after a number of years, I got tired of it, so I neutralized the room. Now it is fun to add some color with pillows and accessories depending on the season and time of year. 

So this Christmas I choose to bring back the red by adding some Christmassy and wintery  pillows, throws, candles, cranberries and tree decorations.  





I live in an area surrounded by Cranberry Bogs, In fact, there is one right behind my back yard! So I love to add cranberries to my winter decor. They look lovely combined with candles.








I have five trees in total all over the house. But this one has to be my favorite as it is decorated mostly with ornaments hand made some by my husband when he was a little boy, and some by my kids every year.  Others were purchased in trips or are gifts from friends from far away. Some of them are from my son's God Father, every year he sends him a new ornament at Christmas, so one day, when he moves and gets his own home, and has his very first Christmas tree, he will have a great collection of ornaments collected thru out his life, isn't that a great idea?
So it is our memory tree and it means the world to me. 

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you are having a lovely day!
XO


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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Mantel gets ready for Christmas

This year, for some reason, I've being really into the Christmas decorating spirit for a while. I have a rule that I do not decorate  for Christmas before Thanksgiving, so as soon as that Turkey was all gone, I started decking the halls!! 😁🎄🎅
Today I would like to show you my fireplace mantel. The colors I've chosen for my family room Christmas decor this year are red and white with a touch of gold. 





The focal point and inspiration, was this Santa needle point picture. My husband sweet aunt made it for us for Christmas last year and I know she put so much time and love into it that I wanted to give it a special place and honor her by displaying it in our mantel. 



I like to use clippings form my yard to create a "garland" across the mantel. Then I start filling the blanks with candles.  


Since I am using busy and fun Christmasy candles, I chose to use clear crystal candle holders so it doesn't get too busy. Do you spy that fabulous pillow in the chair in the corner? Stay tuned I will tell you all about it soon!


And the last step is to keep adding things until you are satisfy with the look. In my case, I sprayed painted some pine cones from the yard with gold spray paint, and added some gold ornaments. 


And there you have it! So easy, so simple and so festive!

I hope you had a fabulous day, and thank you so much for visiting me today!! XO

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello my dear friends, 
It feels so good to finally being able to sit here in my little desk and have a second of peace and quiet to write and to say hello!

I know I have being gone for way too long, lots of things have happened in my life, that unfortunately  kept me from having any time to myself!

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I didn't want to miss the opportunity to reach out and to say thank you so much to all of you from the bottom of my heart! 

I love creating and decorating, my wheels are always spinning, so  I am thankful to have my little Blog to record it all and keep track of all my projects. I am also very thankful to have you there in the other side of the screen, reading my Blog and always being so sweet to me! 

The fall is one of my favorite times of the year, specially here in New England. The change of colors is spectacular, therefore is one of my favorite decorating seasons as well. 

The day after Thanksgiving is when I start my Christmas decorations. I know Christmas is being all over Blogland for a while, but I love to enjoy one holiday at a time. As I tell my little kids, we don't HO HO HO until we Gobble Gobble. 

I am not a Black Friday shopper, who wants to deal with all the craziness out there!! I much rather stay in my cozy home and start putting all my Christmas tress up!! Besides, there is nothing out there worth enough to get me out of bed in the middle of the night!!!
Do you like to go shopping on Black Friday?

This year I am super excited to start my Christmas decor, I have a lot of ideas in mind, so I've being holding on the horses for a while!! 

Before all my fall decor comes down on Friday, I want to take a few seconds to show you  around!

The dining room is ready to entertain and celebrate Family and friends! 
I bought a simple wood board at Home Depot,  and cut it to feet my table to create a center piece. Then I bang the heck out of it with a hammer to create age and texture and then I stained it!
Added some faux branches from Michael's, some nuts and leaves from the yard, and mixed in between some birds, turkeys and pumpkins and voila, there you have it!
















Some bittersweet branches from the yard around the chandelier to give it a fall feel!





On the kitchen table I like to display my European dough bowl. I change the contents depending of the season. This time its filled with pumpkins and moss balls!



Now, don't make fun of my turkey back there on the chalk board!! My drawing skills haven't improve  since Kindergarten!! 😂











And finally my mantle dresses up for the fall, with pumpkins, antlers and feathers! 









Thanks so much for stopping by, have a blessed Thanksgiving!


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