Christmas Decor 2013

holiday decor

I thought maybe it was a little late to post photos of my holiday decor but when I asked on Facebook you assured me it wasn’t and that you were already pinning ideas for next year!  So here we go.

I changed things up a bit this year with my decor.  I decided to go with a white and gold theme in my entry way and I have to say I LOVE it!

Christmas Decor 2013

I made my Joy sign this year out of a board I had laying around in my garage.  Love the way it turned out.  I also added white bottle brush trees from Target.  As you will soon see I have a bit of an addiction to bottle brush trees.  The mirror was actually a frame I found at Goodwill.  I gave it a coat of gold spray paint and then took it to a local mirror place to have the mirror put in.  I had great plans for the mirror but it just didn’t happen th is year – there is always next year.  My deer head is a new addition too.  Picked it up while I was in Utah at DownEast.  I cut out some gold vinyl circles on my Silhouette to dress up the dresser a bit.

CHristmas Decor 2013

For my banister I used gold snowflakes from Tai Pan and some cute little gold glitter reindeer I found at the Dollar Store.

Christmas Decor 2013

Loving the way the entry way turned out.

CHristmas Decor 2013Also in the entry way is this vignette I put together.

Christmas Decor 2013

The globe came from Goodwill and with a little gold spray paint and some chalkboard paint and some vinyl lettering  it underwent a bit of a transformation.  I am a total fan of boxwood wreaths and I added this new one this year on my old door that always hangs on the wall.

I love taking decor that is already in place and just adding a bit to it to make it Christmasy

CHristmas Decor 2013

In the living room is our “formal” tree.  If you’d like some tips on how to decorate a tree check out my post here.

Christmas Decor 2013

My bottle brush addiction came on full force with the living room mantel.  The gold ones I picked up this year at Home Depot!  The other tress were from Target a few years ago.

Christmas Decor 2013

Christmas Decor 2013

In my dining room this printable from Kiki & Co. looks perfect.  I had it printed at Costco.

Christmas Decor 2013

In the family room I have my Joy tree.  I love t his tree.

Christmas Decor 2013

This year my good friend Marsha who knows me all too well found this amazing red trunk and gave it to me as a Christmas gift.  I love it!!!  I topped it with a Christmas quilt I made several years ago and finally got it quilted this year and added a pair of vintage ice skates I picked up in Utah  (they came complete with vintage socks tucked inside too!)  and then added my Dr. Seuss quote – one of my favorite holiday quotes.

I’m loving the vintage light reflectors I added to my tree this year.

Christmas Decor 2013

More paper whites and pinecones on my coffee table with a cloche full of ornaments.

CHristmas Decor 2013

CHristmas Decor 2013

In my family room is my collection of vintage inspired Santas and more bottle brush trees.

CHristmas Decor 2013

Love these little vintage houses I have started collecting from a local Portland artist Magpie Ethel. She has an etsy shop too.

CHristmas Decor 2013

Keeping with the Joy theme in my family room I have my Joy chalkboard on the mantel.

Christmas Decor 2013

It was so fun to add a  new stocking to our mantel this year as all our children will be home for Christmas including our son and daughter in law!   Had to jump into the antler fad and picked up these gold ones at Target. My husband thought I was crazy!!  I also love paper whites and I am patiently waiting for mine to bloom.  Used some of my milk glass collection to hold them.

Christmas Decor 2013

Christmas Decor 2013

Since we have artificial trees I love adding some fresh greens in with my decor.

CHristmas Decor 2013

In my kitchen I hung our family Joy canvas from our family Christmas card a few years ago.  I love this photo!    This Christmas card even made the Wall Street Journal.

I’ve got my snow scene blue mason jars on the kitchen table.

Christmas Decor 2013

Hope you enjoyed the tour!


  1. 1
    Crystal says:

    Love, love, love it all!!! Your house is decorated so beautifully!! You did an incredible job!! Love it!!

  2. 2
    Deb Cole Kelner says:

    OH Miss Leigh Anne! Truly scrumptious. Somehow you’ve managed a homey, welcoming decor that is FULL of treasures but doesn’t look at all crowded or overdone. Your JOY theme is perfect and I can’t wait to start copying (highest form of flattery) some of your ideas.
    May you all be blessed with a beautiful and JOYful Christmas, Deb

  3. 3
    Tamara says:

    WOW! Everything looks so perfect. Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. 4
    Susan Iida-Pederson says:

    Absolutely, positively, joyfully beautiful, Leigh Anne … every square inch is true artistry!

  5. 5
    judi says:

    Love all of it. I’ve pinned somethings for next year. Especially love the Joy to the World globe. What a unique idea!!

  6. 6
    MelanieL says:

    Your Christmas decor is beautiful! I’m so glad you shared it!

  7. 7
    Cara says:

    Leigh Anne, your house looks amazing. Wish that I could fly you out to Texas to decorate my house too. Thanks for sharing!

  8. 8
    Suzanne says:

    Beautiful decorations!

  9. 9
    Jenny Flake says:

    Leigh Anne, what a gorgeous inviting home! Wish we were neighbors so you could help me, lol! Love it all! xoxo
    Jenny Flake recently posted..Slow Cooker Beef and Chorizo Chili

  10. 10

    Love your love of JOY like me!!! How fun to have a JOY tree! My mom had many themed tree’s, I see that in my future as well. What a great friend to give you a red trunk for Christmas, and I am pretty much in love with your joy to the world chalked globe–I LOVE globes almost as much as the word JOY! So happy that your fam will all be joining you this year at home. And I had to laugh at the gold antlers, my husband would think I was crazy for sure if I brought that home…but I kinda want to, too!
    capturing joy with kristen duke recently posted..My Love Story: Chapter 22~Houston Texas

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    Lolly says:

    Oh my goodness! I just felt like I was looking at a magazine of holiday decor! Your house is amazing. As someone who is always looking for animal-friendly holiday decorations, I especially love your painted JOY sign, the cloche of ornaments and the snow scene mason jars! Priceless!

    I just moved this year and have had a difficult year, so didn’t feel up to decorating this season, but I have pinned these ideas for next year!

    Happy Holidays! I don’t have children (except the 4-legged kind) but I absolutely love your blog! Please tell me I’m not the only non-mother who follows you! :)


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