Sunday, December 2, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Our Christmas Tree
Lots of snowflakes, white and silver ornaments, handmade garland, silver ball strands and lots of tulle in white and pink.  I have always had a lighted topper, but this year I found this star and knew it's home was at the top of our tree.
 I've had fun decorating with more white this year...last year I had oodles of PINK.

I found a free printable online of a Christmas song, put it in a frame with a cream matte and then set it on a scrolly easel.  Then I made a slipcover for one of my floral lampshades, added some pine and poinsettias, added my oldest daughters favorite nutcracker, ect.  I've moved the shutter though to another corner(down below)...but I loved how the table setting turned out.

I hung two pine wreaths on our armoire and then added white bows....I fell in love with the look!
I love doing things that aren't the hanging a bar shutter.  I added some pine and a white bow along with some glittery pinecones and curly sticks for added height in a small corner.
Last year I painted the little tin "Letter's to Santa" a pale pink then added some silver sparkle.  The girls have outgrown their believing in Santa, but I could not handle getting rid of something that had so many wonderful memories attached to it.  It now sits in with some pine and ornaments.  And did you notice the white poinsettia at the top of my lamp?  Made those last year too out of felt and sparkly buttons, then tied them around the lampshade with white wire ribbon.
 Lots of white poinsettias throughout the livingroom and kitchen. 
Last year I bought this sparkly angel at Home Goods.  Actually I bought another one blowing a trumphet but cannot find it anywhere!  I was so bummed that when I saw the huge sparkly ornament,  I haven't worried too much about it.  I know I'll find it sooner or later...
I used a mirror that was damaged and sprayed it with frost spray for the center piece on our coffee table.  I knew I wanted it to look icy and cold....I think it turned out great!  Some dollar tree snowballs, a painted sleigh, glass garland, ornaments in white and pink, and my beloved reindeer.  I love it!
My windows were looking a little bare so I made some stockings and added some dollar tree snowflakes.  Can't wait until it snows!

Now you can see all three windows...the stockings added just the right little touch....
So as you all can's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  My favorite time of the year!!!
I still have more rooms to share with you guys, so stay tunned!


  1. Unbelievable the trouble you have gone too
    looks fabulous :)

  2. Very pretty, Melanie! Love your tree! I love the way the wreaths look on your armoire, as well as the swag on the shutter. It's like a winter wonderland in your living room!

  3. I love so many of the pretty touches throughout your home, Melanie! But, do you want to know what my absolute favorite decoration in your bedroom is? The wreaths on your armoire. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that look!!!

  4. Beautiful Melanie.Can't wait for the rest of the tour...
    Cheers, Gee
    pop on by and take a peek at my mantel.

  5. The "floating" wreaths and decorations complete the magical look....

  6. Everything is so beautiful, and magical all in white! Next year for the holidays I am thinking of incorporating more whites into my holiday decorating ~ I really love how it all looks ♥ Though I will still keep some of my soft pinks too...gotta have my pink :)

  7. Melanie- Every single detail is gorgeous. It is like a White Wonderland. I love it all and you have done a fabulous job- xo Diana

  8. Love it all! It is a white winter wonderland in your house;)

  9. Your house looks amazing. I love the white. Though I love pink your all white look looks clean and bright--I love it. I have not been on top of decorating this year at all--haven't even got my tree yet! I have been enjoying your though :)

  10. Your home is a vision of gorgeousness Melanie.
    What a lovely scene you have created

  11. Your home look like white winter wanderland!


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