I just wanted to quickly share some photos of the Christmas decorating happening in our little Italian apartment.
My favorite thing about this apartment is the ceilings. The thing that's taken the most getting used to? Italian marble floors. They are COLD. And hard.
When I purchased these OOOOOLLLLLD cubbies from the antique market downtown, I had no idea what to do with them. Turns out they are perfect for the Christmas treasures I've gathered over the years! 🙂
A few detail shots:
Well, that's it for today. It's beginning to look (and feel) a lot like Christmas around here and I can't tell you how happy that makes me.
Haven't done a single page in my December Daily, didn't get around to wrapping the 25 Christmas books this year, and I don't have a mantel to hang my stockings on (they are on our coat tree).
But you know what?
I am okay with it. More than okay. Because none of that really matters. I'll get to it when/if I get to it.
My heart is full.
p.s. I'll be back tomorrow with the giveaway winner from last week!
Happy Wednesday, y'all! Instead of doing Wordless(ish?!?!) Wednesday this week I thought I'd do a tour of my fall/Halloween decor!
Fall is my favorite season. It always has been,but this year I have reason to really celebrate.
It is the first time we are experiencing a REAL fall as a family.
I'll do my best to share where I got everything,
but please ask any questions you might have and I'll answer them right in the comment section!
This is the vignette on top of the bar in our sun room. The feathers are actually wreaths that I purchased last year. I love collecting pumpkins and have so many. I had fun grouping them like this.
This is our centerpiece right now. It will likely stay up through Thanksgiving. We are hosting my brother and my sister in law and I think that with a few additions,this centerpiece will be just right.
gold pumpkin(tj maxx) /spooky plate(target last year)/owl and cat(the christmas tree shops/vintage "6" letterpress/gold h(hobby lobby)/vintage silhouette needlepoint and frame/felt jack-o-lantern(gift)/fall berry garland/feather wreath(joann)/halloween sign(hobby lobby)/antique mirror
You see this little table when you enter our front door. It makes me happy every time I walk in the door. 🙂
gourd from produce stand/squirrel (two smart cookies in savannah)
This is a little squirrel that sits on a table to the left of the front door. Yes,the babies always play with him. And I am okay with that. 🙂
halloween banner(target)/circle garland(made by my mother)/starburst mirror(belongs to homeowners)
It's no secret that I love decorating our mantel. It's kind of decoration central in our home.
Here are the details:
glitter pumpkin to right (the christmas tree shops),assortment of Hs/jack-o-lantern to the left(marshalls from years ago)
fall pillow(gift)/fake pumpkins(hobby lobby)/"halloween is a hoot"owl(the christmas tree shops)/glitter feathers(michaels)
mercury glass pumpkin(tj maxx)
And last but not least, I just kind of have pumpkins scattered all over the house. This one is my new favorite. I haven't found the perfect place for it yet, so I just kind of move it all over.
This hand-painted polka dot pumkin (a gift from my mom) is in the bathroom).
And I have these black pumpkins (from Michaels) all over the house. I am going to paint a few of them this week and I'll share the results!
Well,that's it. Hope you enjoyed it! Some of you have asked for a decor tour, so I though I'd share. 🙂
Have a beautiful and blessed day.
yeah yeah yeah…as much as i LOVE valentine's day i'm not ready to put up pink and red just yet.
i modified our christmas mantel to make it more fitting for a new year's eve/winter theme.
first i took off anything red or green, anything that said "christmas" on it, and got rid of the stockings.
i took a gold and silver jewel/pine cone garland and hung it through the stocking hooks:
next i embellished the ornament wreath with a glitter feather and a "six".
i flanked the mantel on either side with arrangements of peacock feathers, silver/gold feathers, pearls, silver pinwheels (found locally), and other shimmery goodies.
and last but not least, i gathered all of the glittered accents from the christmas decor (reindeer, snowflakes, angels, "joy",etc) and scattered them across the mantel:
so there you have it! ready for 2012! happy friday! xxo
some new, some very old.
all of it collected lovingly over the years.
and walking in my front door puts a smile on my face every single time.
lit christmas tree, christmas cottage candle burning, vintage twinkle lights above my kitchen sink flashing…
i love love love this time of year!
and to top off this holiday post…
how about an ode to sadie's favorite movie elf!