Thursday, December 17, 2009

More Christmas Love

Call it insecurity, call it insanity, call it what you will, but after seeing all of the beautiful decorations in blogland I decided to sprinkle a little more Christmas love around my home. And I did it without spending a dime. Just went shopping in my storage closet and here's what I came up with.

I do this every year. I do a little bit of decorating. Then I go on the local House Tour, come home, and do a little bit more.

I think I'm done for now.

At least inside. There's always more I could do outside!

Oh and before I go I just wanted to get your opinion on the wallscape I just created in my living room. It's not Christmasy, but I thought I'd throw it in for good measure.

I don't think it translates very well in this photo - looks better in person. Gimme your thoughts.


Nancy said...

Hey Kim!

I like your Christmas decorations. I do the same thing! See something in a magazine or on a home tour and then come home and do more decorating. I like the wreaths on all the windows. Very neat.

As for the wall, I think it looks good. It feels balanced and pleasing to the eye. I go with my initial feeling when I see a display or grouping and this one feels "right".

Have a great day!


Ashley Pizarro said...

Your house is beautiful. I love all the special decor inside but, I especially LOVE the outside of your house. Great job! :)

Carolyn said...

your home looks so pretty both inside and out! i love the wreaths on all your windows.
Have a Merry Christmas and many Blessings for the New year,


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It looks beautiful! Shopping the house is the best!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just beautiful Kim...Love the wreaths in the windows and it looks like you have great weather there also...How your shop coming girl...Many blessings to you....Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW!!!! ~Gorgeous job Kim! :)

LOVE your amazing Christmas decor'! The wreaths looks so pretty and so does your sideboard!

Blondie's Journal said...


I love the additions to your decorating. I feel the way you do about home tours with seeing blogger's decorations. I love how you filled a simple bowl with greenery. I forget to use my everyday things.

Anyway. your house looks lovely inside and out. Love the wreaths on all the classic. And the sled and skates are too.

The wallscape looks really nice. All the gold ties everything in and it all goes well with your formal couch. Great job!

Happy holidays!! :-)


southerninspiration said...

Thanks so much for coming by my blog today.....and I confess that we only got a tree yesterday. It stands in the living room waiting for me to feel up to decorating it, I guess. I love all your Christmas decorations......and I do mine a little bit at a time, too. I've decided I won't get the banister garland up this year, I guess. Now I'll have to figure out where to hang the stockings!!!
Take care and have a Merry Christmas!


Wendy said...

Kim, everything looks so pretty! So many great ideas! I am envious of your front porch!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Everything is so pretty! I really slacked on my decorating this year. Love that front porch.

Lee Laurie said...

Your house is beautiful! I love all of the wreaths in the windows. It looks so elegant.

Lee Laurie

A-M said...

OM goodness, I need to get into your 'storage closet'. Your decorating is just magnificent. A beautiful festive home! A-M xx

Laura said...

Oh Kim-
Your home looks like a Christmas magazine.
I love the topiaries. Did you make those yourself?

Have you been out and about 'finding' treasures lately?


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Everything looks so pretty at your home -- I usually keep tweeking too -- but this year I told myself that whatever didn't get done by the first of December - didn't get done! I did very little outside and I still left boxes untouched in the attic... I guess they'll get used next year.

Charlene said...

Kim, Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I love that you added more Ho Ho Ho around the house & spent NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Money! Good girl! It all looks great! Your wallscape looks good. It's fun to mess around with things like that isn't it? Merry Christmas! Charlene

Tricia said...

So many beautiful touches. I especially love your centerpiece. Ooh, and the skates hanging from the sled. Perfection.

I wish you a blessed and Merry christmas, Kim.


Queenie said...

Everything looks beautiful Kim! My favorite is the buffet...and the sled with those skates!
A Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!
Big Hugs,

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Kim, girl were you hiding all that great stuff in your storage? So glad you pulled it out...your home is so festive and I love all the wonderful vignettes. The candle centerpiece with the berries is sooooo pretty! And I love the sled with the ice skates...great minds think alike. :-) I really like your wall scape...everything is so well balanced, yet not matchy, matchy. I think it's perfect! Thanks for the tour of your beautiful home! Merry Christmas!

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Hey you! I love the wreaths on the windows! So pretty! Your touches here and there throughout your home are perfect. The fruit centerpiece is really beautiful! I love the use of fruits. As for your living room wall...just beautiful! Elegant and works well with the coffee table. Merry Christmas and stay warm!! Hugs!

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Kim, Awwww...thanks for your sweet comments!! I will try to keep things interesting after the holidays(I hope). I appreciate all of your visits!! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! We had about 4 inchces of snow for the first time in about 34 years! It was amazing! The roads were slick, but everyone got to come over later so we had a great day. I hope you have a Happy New Year! Kristen

Its So Very Cheri said...

Your home looks so beautiful. I noticed you aren't following me any more. I don't know if it's a Google thing or what I hope you come back over and follow again.


Jen R. said...

I wanted to stop by and hope you had a fab holiday! Everything looks sooooo good!

Faded Charm said...

You have a beautiful home. thanks for stopping by and I hope you had a chance to spend some time with family and friends this holiday season.

Take care,


Wendy said...

I thought the same thing a few posts back when you were headed to the Jersey shore! I need to get out a map, but my sister in law lives in Mullica Hill & we have family in Cherry Hill. Most of Tony's family is from Center City Philly. We live beside the sweetest place on earth, Hershey! I will look at a map and see how close we are! Wouldn't that be fun to get together!
Small World!

(If you go to my profile, you can find my email address!)

Tara said...


Great decorations on a shoeshtring! I think the most natural ones always look best, your home is lovely!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Kim!
Your decorations are just wonderful! I am sending you wishes for a wonderful New Year!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Hi Kim,
I hope you had a great Christmas! My son found the cloche for me at Homegoods (one of my favorite stores!).
I hope you and your family have a happy and blessed New Years!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow mom....... Thanks alot. However I can't blame you. I will clean my room this weekend. I Promise! ...... ......... ok just kidding. LOVE YOU!!!!!