C'mon in! It's Christmas Time!
Thanks to the gentle, but constant prodding of my oldest daughter, Christina, we started putting up decorations before Thanksgiving this year.The color scheme of our new family room is red and silver. I decided that the theme would be "Elegant Whimsy".
I just love these little cubbies! It was the great idea of our site manager, Steve.
The Dollar Store is a wonderful place to find decorations on a tight budget. I took my time looking for specific decorations that I knew would last for many years, despite the fact that they only cost $1. For the picture on the bottom, I took a clear plastic votive candle holder and turned it upside down, stuffed it with silver tinsel and put the candle inside. Then I wrapped the ribbon around it.
The window in the kitchen is one of my favorite spots. I call it my "Candy Corner".
A bit of whimsy in the powder room.
I love candles and we want to have a nice table setting this year that is little boy-proof. Here is the centerpiece. Now I just need to find place mats.
Our great room is where the tree is located and I'll feature this room when it's done as well as the front porch decorations. I want to create a type of "Winter Wonderland", a whimsical environment that shouts "Merry Christmas!" wherever you look. Stay tuned.