Thursday, December 8, 2016

Living Room Decorations and our New, CHEAP, Christmas Tree

We've been needing to get a new Christmas tree for quite a while. Our last one was a "freebie" that I found by the side of the road. It was a tall skinny tree that was all tied up in it's box and looking for someone to take it home.
I made it last for about 4 years and even gave it an upscale, last year, but the needles kept falling off!
  
Well we, now, have a very snowy tree that's all trimmed in white and is pretty as can be.

  It's a CHEAP $30 tree that came from Walmart.
I played with the branches giving them more realistic twists and downward turns.
One really big tip to not having your tree scream FAKE is to hide the skinny trunk with a wrap, in a crate or in a tub....just hide it!!!
The branches are very heavily coated with snow and it is almost completely non-shedding!

This is the first time that I've used all white decorations.
 I love it...it's exactly the look that I was after.


Now, here are some closer looks of the winter theme on the mantel and around the room.



A, four paneled, ceiling tile is accented with a handmade NOEL chalkboard tag banner and a marabou boa.





A snowy owl that sits next to my vintage sled.

My sock snowman and pretty white lantern are surrounded by another fluffy white boa.





Fresh cut greens always add a nice touch.

Honey says the polar bears are his favorites.

The, vintage, child's suitcase has been featured for many holiday occassions.

Cards from Christmas & cards from Valentine's day make delightful displays inside.

This vignette inside our "clock" is another way to enjoy some pretty cards.

Our tv is flanked with a Holiday touch on each side.



A cherished gift hangs from the mirror with glam. <3

My shabby, no sew, lampshade cover even got all dressed up with a few temporary pins.
 
 

There's no more mirror behind the couch....just a whole new look with my upscaled shelf and rustic wood sign.

Mom's, porcelain, gilded pitcher is my favorite here.

Too cute...that's all I have to say for this!

Even the, slightly rusty, Tonka truck got a touch of "fab"

Gold, shabby painted, bottles and my, sweet, elegant angel are centered in the room.

Living room looks with little ideas are done...but the kitchen is next and now I'm off to work on writing the post!



Other Christmas posts you may have missed this year.

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Love, Hugs and Kisses,


JP
and Gucci, too!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Inside our foyer decked out for Christmas

Here is the first inside peek at out house for Christmas this year.


On  the wall, going to the upstairs, "JOY" is hung with removable command hooks to add some festiveness to the, usually bare, wall.



I loved it's placement on the door!


 "LET IT SNOW," in painted wooden letters, is hot glued to the mirrors on the wall off to the left.

I love displaying pretty Christmas cards here, there and anywhere.

One Christmas stocking hangs on a chippy old door...

another hangs off  the evergreens that wrap around the railing.

Nostalgic Christmas cards hang in a vintage brass basket on the little wall rack.



Now, here's a little look into the kitchen....

 and a teasing glimpse of the living room, too.


Other Christmas posts from this year.

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Love, Hugs and Kisses,

JP
and Gucci, too!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Christmastime Mailbox

I always like to make my mail girl smile when she sees our mailbox all decked out for the Holiday season.
 
This year's look got a "simple do" compared to some Holiday season's from the past.
 
A chubby, red, cardinal sits and some extra large pine cones that I found on the ground added just enough for a wintery look inside the succulent crate 

 
A red poinsettia garland with some fresh greens added make it look more Christmassey.


 
There's no denying that this pic would look even better with a little covering of "white stuff" on the ground. 
But, that's okay, I'm happy with decorating outside when it's 70 degrees
 
This is how it will look if the temperaature drops and we get some flurries with a touch of editing!
 
 I hope that I may have inspired you to make your own mailbox pretty and if you'd loke to see some others that I've done use my search bar to see more looks.
 
Next time, I'll let you have a peak inside the door!
 
 
 
Love, Hugs and Kisses,
JP
and Gucci, too!