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Christmas Decorating Ideas {2016}

For those of you that are new here, you might not have realized that I had to take a year off of blogging due to personal reasons {post HERE}.  As such, I didn’t post any pictures from Christmas last year.  Actually, I didn’t really decorate all that much for Christmas last year….well, at least not as much as I usually do!  At any rate, today I’m sharing with you a few pics that I snapped while on hiatus last year in hopes that they might give you some Christmas decorating inspiration for your own home.

For the first time ever, we purchased a flocked Christmas tree.  Yes, this beauty is the real deal!

 

I tend to wrap presents the day before Christmas {I always have been and always will be a procrastinator!}, so there’s always plenty of room for festive goodies under the tree.

 

And while I didn’t really decorate anything else in the living room or adjacent dining room, I did add some garland and dried roses to the fireplace mantel.

 

My bedroom was rather sparse last Christmas and while these aren’t my favorite pictures, I wanted to show you the cute cedar skirt I made for my vintage dress form!

 

 

My grandma’s pearl and one of her brooches added the perfect finishing touch.

 

 

And stop by next week because I’ll be sharing my 2017 Christmas Home Tour as part of a group with 29 other bloggers!

 

And just for you, here’s a sneak peek of my home tour!!

Pink christmas mantel

 

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wishing You a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

As we enter into Thanksgiving week, I’m reminded how grateful and blessed I am to  such wonderful family, friends, and readers like you.  After taking a year off from the blog, I was thrilled to be welcomed back by each and every one of you and I truly appreciate all of your comments, likes, social shares, and page views!  If there’s anything I’ve learned in the last year, it’s never to take anything for granted.

In that spirit, I’m taking this week to rest and spend time with my family, and my hope is that you can do the same!

 

I’ll be back next week with some decorating ideas for Christmas, followed by my 2017 Christmas Home Tour!  Until then, you might enjoy {THIS} post from a previous Christmas home tour.

 

 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

 

 

Easy Fall Decorating Ideas – 10 Minutes or Less

Decorating for the holidays doesn’t have to be over-the-top or difficult, it’s supposed to be fun, right?  So as you head toward Thanksgiving next week, here are some easy Fall decorating ideas to get your home into a festive, Fall feeling without breaking the bank or breaking your back!

Easy Ideas for Fall Decorating

Add Fall Foliage

Fresh or dried, Fall flowers, branches, and leaves are a great way to add a touch of nature to the room and help remind us of the season.

French farmhouse fall dining room

 

Grab a Few Gourds

Now is the time when you can find  gourds of all shapes, sizes, and colors to adorn your home.  Whether used as a centerpiece on the Thanksgiving table, an accent on a side table, or a display on a fireplace, gourds are inexpensive, beautiful, and a great way to decorate for Fall.

 

Gather Nuts & Pinecones

Bowls of nuts are a great snack, but can also be a beautiful Fall display!  A pretty dish with pinecones or even a trophy with acorns will add an instant Fall feel to the room.

Fall kitchen decor

 

Dim the Lights

Add a few candles to create a cozy and warm feeling.

 

Frame a FREE Fall Printable

Whether a cute Welcome sign or a reminder to give thanks, these printables are an easy way to add a little Fall flair.Free fall printabble with styled bookshelf

 

You can download all of my FREE Fall printables from my site by subscribing to new posts via email.  Click here to sign up and receive your password!

Free Fall Printable

 

I’ll be away next week enjoying the time with my family and I hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing Holiday!

 

 

 

 

 

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