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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Decor

     I was so inspired by the post I shared earlier this week on Christmas center piece inspiration that I spruced my own up. Sometimes it takes a little inspiration to get those creative juices flowing!

     I've had this arrangement for a couple of years now and I still like it but wanted to change it up a bit. Adding a tray and some extra decor from around the house was just the trick!

It was lonely before:

     I was challenged this year to come up with decor for my hutch shelves. I painted the background aqua this year and the old red and green decor just didn't look the same with that background {yuck!}.

     This year we moved the red and green to other areas of the house {here's last year's version} and focused more on silver plus brought a few aqua tones in as well. Flipping my books backwards keeps the tones neutral allowing that aqua to pop. I will say that flipping the books around was a little unsettling for my husband but I assured him all would be restored after Christmas! {Men~sometimes they just don't get the whole decor thing!}

  Things still have to serve their purpose and that basket with things peaking out is where we dump cell phones, keys, receipts and any other pocket treasures. My husband was glad I was still able to incorporate his antlers, but I like them glammed up a bit more! ;)

   I will be back this weekend with ideas for the outdoor Christmas decor from my porch! 

I'm sharing this with:
Homa Style
At the Picket Fence
House of Hepworths
Tatertots and Jello
Too Much Time
Its Overflowing
Between naps on the porch
Southern Hospitality


  1. Christine Vande GuchteNovember 28, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Curious, are the books sitting with spines in because they serve a purpose to that area but don't match your decor, or is that a new decorating trend? They hutch looks beautiful. The aqua color is so versatile for all seasons!

    1. It is a bit of a trend. Flipping them also allows the decor to stand out and it doesn't have to compete with the colors of the books spines. Jeff doesn't really like it so after Christmas they will be flipped back. :)

  2. Love the turquoise! and beadboard is my passion.
    Thanks for linking up and sharing all your beautiful holiday decor.

  3. I love your centerpiece -- those ornaments and candles all placed together look so pretty. And the way you decorated your shelves is so lovely, too! All of the little silver elements really make it feel so festive. You are so right about men, lol... My husband is the same way. I get a lot of blank stares with my ideas sometimes. ;-) So happy to have found your blog!

  4. Love your centerpiece and the tinsel on the antlers!! Very festive. I'm your newest follower. Would love for you to come follow me back and link up to my Get Social Sunday party. You can show off your awesome ideas and blog!

  5. So pretty! I'd love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday - Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there!


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