Those of you who are regular readers know that my house was photographed for Tuscan Style Magazine (not to be confused with that other “Tuscan” magazine recently on the stands). The magazine comes out at the end of this month so I can only show you snippets of my Christmas Décor. I wasn’t going to decorate much this year. Why is it that once you start you can’t stop? Is anyone else afflicted with this disease?
The chandelier in my dining room is dressed with a faux garland to which I have added simple seeded Eucalyptus and my German glitter garlands from Wendy that I use every year.
I am all about using what is indigenous to my part of the country. It doesn’t snow or get cold here so I think anything with snow kind of looks silly. My dining room is neutral except for the blue-grays. Here is my Santo (dressed up as queen of the forest) that sits on my sideboard.
This corner wasn’t photographed for the magazine and it houses one of the first paintings I ever bought from my friend Pat Hube rhttp://pathuberfineart.com/ . Every corner doesn’t need to “scream” Christmas. Dried hydrangea and eucalyptus do the trick.
This is the same basket I had on my door for Thanksgiving. I removed the rust berries and hydrangea, added some juniper and these pink berries from my neighbor’s tree and that great ribbon from Michaels.
Admittedly I get a little lazy with my transitional decorating from Fall to Christmas. I decorate my mantle for Thanksgiving and just change out a few thing for Christmas so I don’t have to redecorate the whole darn thing. In this case I added the juniper and called it good.
I have so many ornaments that have sentimental value that I can’t bear doing a “decorator tree”. My tree remains traditional. I know it has too much stuff on it. This year my daughter and daughter in law are going to come grab some ornaments. Next year it will look a little less like I threw the ornaments on it and left them where they landed.
All of the wrapping, ribbon, and tags I scored at Marshall’s. The burlap with the red stripe came from Michaels.
The kitchen chandelier is adorned with Eucalyptus and faux berries.
The rest of the kitchen I left alone except for a few simple embellishments.
You know those flat as a pancake wreaths that you find at HD etc? They are super reasonable and if you add a bit of flora from your own yard they can look pretty good.
The door to the wine room will wear a similar wreath. Inside I added a few touches here and there. I think this little hanging corner cupboard looks great with my belsnickel collection. I wasn’t going to drag this out this year either!!