Christmas Decor 2012

Well, my house is finally decorated.  Except for the banister.

Decorating the banister is my least favorite part of “decking the halls.”  I always leave it for last.  My girls always give me a hard time about not doing it so this year I have left it so they can help me.  We’ll see if it gets done!

But the rest of the house is ready.  I have given you a couple of peeks over the last few weeks of a couple of the spots of holiday decor but today you get the whole Christmas Decor 2012 tour.  Enjoy!

First the entryway.

This was a new vignette for me this year.  This piece of furniture is usually in the living room but in order to make room for the tree it gets moved out to the entryway.

I decided to put my collection of milk glass to good use and I loved how it turned out.

Also in my entry way –   I am loving my new estate sale $35.00 find that I painted white.  I usually do something more formal in my entryway but I kept it pretty simple this year.  I used a few of my new bottle brush trees from World Market that I love along with the poster I printed at Costco and hung on the wall.  The artwork is from Kiki and Company.  I purchased the download and then had it printed.

I think my father in law’s old vintage typewriter has taken up permanent residence in the entryway.  I love it.

If the banister were decorated I would show it to you next, but it’s not.

From there we go into the family room where I changed things up a bit this year too.  My new love and infatuation with bottle brush trees is clearly evident in this room.  I also have a thing for vintage inspired Santas.

The smaller, colorful bottle brush trees were a new purchase this year from World Market along with the white vintage Santa I love.

Also in the family room is the mantel.  This is where I put my little forest of bottle brush trees I bleached myself.  Check out my bottle brush tree bleaching tutorial.

I am especially loving the framed Joy I put together this year thanks to Pinterest.  The heart shaped wreath is from World Market.  They had a wonderful collection of holiday decor items this year.

My Joy tree also resides in the family room.

Also in the family room is one of our nativity sets.  This is one that we made years ago – probably almost 25 years now.  A similar nativity was on the cover of our church’s magazine for children and I fell in love with it.  I drew up a pattern and Jim cut it out of wood and I painted it.  We made several to give as gifts to family members too.  I especially love it because on the bottom of one of the wisemen there is a set of teeth marks.  Those belong to Clark who decided to teeth on the wise man!

Nativity SetNext we head into the dining room where there is a spot of holiday decor on the yellow sidetable.  Nothing fancy.

Last but not least is the living room.  You may recognize something from the Wedding Carnival!?

If you missed my tutorial on How to Decorate a Christmas Tree be sure and check it out for more details on how I do my tree.

We have another nativity set that my mother in law made that sits on top of our piano in the living room.

There you have it!  Hope you enjoyed the tour.


Leigh Anne

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Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Tara says

    Can you please, please, please tell me where you got your red grinch “maybe christmas…” board? I am so completely in love!

  2. Tracy Fought says

    Leigh Anne, everything is just warm, beautiful and inviting!!! I’m hoping I get to see it yet. Im still in Bend with blizzard warnings until Monday but I do love the snow and it makes everything look and feel so peaceful but the best is to see Madeline’s little face as she experiences snow for the first time! Hoping to get up there this week if I get to Sheri’s I will pop over to say hi. If not have a wonderful Christmas with the family and we will make plans in January!!!!! Love Tracy

  3. Marm says

    Your house looks great. I made that same nativity from the cover of The Friend for my family years ago. It’s one of my favorite things to put out each year too.

  4. Nancy says

    Loved seeing your decorations. I also made the wood nativity many years ago. I don’t have the angel and star that you have or the nice wooden stable. Were they part of the nativity?
    I also love your tall white wooden window frame in one of the pictures. I have some of them and am planning on putting pictures of my grandchildren in them for display.

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