Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas Tour 2014

This year I decided to keep our Christmas decor nice and simple.  I chose natural elements with plenty of texture and small touches of shimmer here and there.

I hung a simple wreath with a burlap bow between the two windows.  The NOEL banner was made using a piece of burlap ribbon and the NOEL letters I made last year.  I created the centerpiece using a large wood slice that my Dad cut for me as the base.  I then placed a basket filled with a vase of pine cones and a couple of votive holders in the center.  Our table gets a lot of use through out the day so I needed a centerpiece that was simple and didn't take up much space on the table.

I placed a little Christmas tree on the table in our foyer.  The base of the tree is wrapped in burlap.  The tree is decorated with white lights and little white silk flowers.  The flowers were Audrey's idea, and I think she did a great job! I would have never thought of that.

The banister is decorated with a simple garland that I made using twine, ornaments, and burlap bows.

I shared the details of our Christmas card display in a previous post, but here it is again!

I placed another little tree on one of the end tables in the living room.

We have two trees set up in our living room.  One is our Boyd's Bear tree filled with Boyd's Bear ornaments and handmade ornaments made by our children.  I added candy canes this year and the kids love it! As of now there are only a few candy canes left on the tree!

Our second tree is next to our fireplace.  It is decorated with rope garland, sparkly white ribbon, burlap bows, and plenty of white and silver ornaments.  Some of the lights went out near the top of the tree, but I was not about to spend forever tracking the bad ones down, so I just left it.  It's not so noticeable in person. 

I recently made the JOY letter wreaths out of card board and garland.  They add a festive touch to the fireplace!  We do not have our mantle yet, so this year I used command strips to hang the garland and our stockings.

So that wraps up our 2014 Christmas tour!  I hope you all have a very merry Christmas!

Have a BLESSED day!
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