Wednesday, December 12, 2007

My Holiday Home

I am joining in on Karla's Holiday Home Party.

This is the very first year I am trying to make my home really special at Christmas and decorate the way I want to decorate. For years I lived in an apartment and when I had a room mate it was always a mix of mine and theirs which wasn't so bad, and then when I lived alone for years I never bothered with a tree. From some reason I always had a new kitten or I was sick. I have spent many a Christmas Holiday in the ER at Christmas time. One year I went Christmas night. Thankfully I have not had an asthma attack years! I think my new home with little carpet has helped. So with that I want to share some pics of my home. I don't have many decorations out like some of you who have been decorating and collecting for years, but I feel like I have started nicely this year with my decoration collection.

I also think I have finally decided on a color since I couldn't decide or commit to a theme or color before. I am going with red and glittery and a more traditional Christmas look with some modern and vintage pieces thrown in to make it my own.

Picture # 1 is Of some very cool Tree Cones I bought at TJ Maxx this year. My mom talked me into getting them and I am so glad she did. The are reg and glittery and thankfully Mr. Walker, my dog, has not touched them at all.

Picture # 2 is of my fireplace mantel. I swear I have the smallest mantel edge ever. I added the swag with the red glittery flowers on it. I added red candles and added glitter to a few until I ran out of red German glass glitter. I will be ordering more this weekend to finish up.

Picture # 3 is of my curtains. I haven't bought real drapes yet. I made all of these and they are all just panels. The gold sheers will actually go with the real drapes when I buy or make them. The grape burgundy colored sheers were once just swags in my old apartment. I threw them up to add some interest in the room and to see if that is the color I want for the real fabric drapes with lining one day. The red sheers are something I made to go on my canopy bed which I sold this summer. When I made the sheers to hang from my bed I added rod pockets in case I ever wanted to hang them and sure enough I found a use for them this year. I added the swags on the curtains just because. I found the red glitter flower swags at Joann's this year when they were on sale for 60% off and cost me like $3.89 each. I bought all they had not knowing if I needed them all or not and I guess I did need them. I love the look!

Lastly is my new faux Wizard of Oz Christmas Tree.
My coordinating color is ruby red so I added red glitter ball ornaments and the clear bubble type ( you know like the bubble Glenda arrives in on)

The top lights are not as bright as the lower ones since I ran of out of mini lights and bought some of the new GE energy saver ones for the bottom section. I am so night a good light placer. I will work on that next year. I bought some costume red glitter fabric on sale at Joann's for 75% off and threw it under the tree for a tree skirt.

And of course my newly painted walls. I painted just so I could put my decorations up this year in a colored room. I went with Beachwalk by Behr and I love the color. It is like a Tuscan gold color and doesn't look like the beach at all.


Southern Heart said...

I will stop back by...I so sympathize with the Blogger issues!

xo, Andrea

Southern Heart said...

Oh, how pretty (I see photos now! :) Everything looks just beautiful, and so festive. Your tree is lovely!

Happy Holidays!

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

Oh it just looks lovely!! Love your cones!! WTG mom!! Merry Christmas!!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

That is one gorgeous tree! Susan

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh stay away from carpet this christmas! I love the tree! its super pretty! I hope you have a wonderful christmas!

Junie Moon said...

I love the rich colors you've used--it's such a glorious celebration of your holiday home. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Miss Sandy said...

You are off to a wonderful start! Your mantle with the silver mirror, red candles, and crystal candle holders is so elegant. Your tree is beautiful. I sort of envy your being at the beginning end of collecting, it is so much fun. Thank you for your kindness in sharing your lovely holiday home. Merry Christmas, Miss Sandy

Monica said...

I love your tree and your new decorations!
Happy Holidays!

Fete et Fleur said...

I'm so glad you have a place to truly call home this Christmas. The tree is so pretty!

Sending you prayers for a Healthy Christmas Holiday!

Alison Gibbs said...

How pretty it all looks. The cones are gorfeous and the curtain panels look great. Your tree looks fabulous.

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Hi! Love the mantel and your wizzard of oz themed tree! This was my fav movie growing up and only got to watch it once a year (pre cable and VCR!) so it was a MAJOR EVENT in our home. When my daughter was born in 1985 I started collecting little Wizzard of Oz things for her. It then became her all time favorite movie and she could recite so many lines before she could even form a sentence! (looking back, probably not the BEST movie to let a toddler watch, but I was a young mom and didn't think TWICE about it!) Thanks for visiting my home today, yours is looking so festive!
Merry Christmas

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Your decorations are lovely! :)

MarĂ­a Elena said...

Wonderful tree and the mirror, great!!!. Thanks for visit me. Merry Christmas!

The Rose Room said...

Gorgeous, love the ivy urn:) Merry Christmas and Blessings - Rachael