{It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!}

Christmas Decorating Holidays Our House

Hello! Shocker, I know! My second week in a row posting! 😉

One of my favorite holiday traditions, is to get all of my Christmas
decorations out the day after Thanksgiving, and try and get them all up that
weekend. I rarely get all the decorations and tree(s) up in one day, but I
usually make it in two. It truly is my favorite time of year. I think there is
something magical about the twinkling lights, and I think my house never looks
better than it does at Christmas. Do you want a quick holiday tour? Well, even
if you don't want one…..you're gonna get one!

Welcome to our home!

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The front porch in the daylight. At night the swag
around the door and on the railing is full of twinkling white lights. A few
years ago, I grabbed bunches (and bunches) of red and silver ornaments from
various stores for cheap, cheap, cheap! You will see a very common theme in my
decorating! The wreath on the front door was a plain silver jingle bell wreath
that I won at Bonco many years ago. Last year I broke out the glue gun and added
red and silver ornaments to glam it up a bit more. Love the way it turned out,
and so simple to do!

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As you walk in the front door, the formal (?) living room is directly on the
left. This room has been many things over the years (including scrapbook/craft
room), and we never really spend any time in it, and we've never had really nice
living room furniture for the room. The only time the room really looks good, is
at Christmas. And that’s not saying much!  LOL!

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This above photo is a view from the stairs looking down in to the formal
living room.  The white armoire used to be in Madison’s room.  Even though it
sits in the formal living room now, if you were to open the doors, you would
find a ton of crafting and sewing supplies. Gotta use storage where you can,
right?

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You can see our fat, cat Jax in the bottom right of this photo.  He’s rarely
around for photos!

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The photo above is a “Joy to the World” card that I ordered from Katie Daisy
Love it!

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This is the view going from the front door towards the breakfast nook.  The
stairs going UP to the bedrooms are to the right, as well as the stairs going
DOWN to the family room.  The kitchen is to the right of the breakfast nook. 
One of my favorite Christmas decorations has to be my dollar store wreaths in my
bay windows.  I bought them probably 10 years ago, and they have held up great. 
I love the cottage feel they add to our home.

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The shelf above is usually decorated for whichever season is coming up.  I
have Santa's on the shelf for Christmas, and I will switch them out for snowmen
in January.

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A close up of the Santa shelf.

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More red and silver ornaments in a glass jar on the kitchen table.  Those
ornaments are everywhere!

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My kitchen box window.  The JOY letters are the ones I made at Craft
Weekend
and the “Merry & Bright” sign was party of the cool swag we got.

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The above photo is of the stairs heading down to the recently renovated
family room.  This room recently got a new paint job, carpet, window framing and
we also painted the fireplace mantle.  Oh, and all the furniture is new….or new
to me.  Not sure if we are keeping it or if it will be going to California with
Tyson, when he moves in to a permanent place.  We will see.
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Chloe’s favorite place is in front of the cozy fire!

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Pillow covers purchased via P.S. I Adore
You

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Close up of the painted fireplace mantle.  The mantle is pretty low key –
just garland and silver reindeer stocking holders.  I just wasn’t sure what to
do this year.  So much has changed with our house.  It’s like a blank slate,
and I’m not sure what to do with it.  Notice the silver and red balls on the
wreath……once again!

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The tree behind the chairs is the “kids tree”.  We give Tyson and Madison an
ornament every year for Christmas (and sometimes during the year, if we have
traveled somewhere special)……those ornaments go on this tree, and is decorated
by them.  Tyson was home for Thanksgiving this year, and he and Madi decorated
the tree the night before he flew home to California.

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Close up of the Kids Tree

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Temporary TV/media cabinet.  Not sure what is going to happen here.  Rumor
has it that Santa is finally going to bring the Moll family into the 21st
century and bring a flat screen TV….but we will see.  Can you imagine it?  LOL! 
Something other than the monstrosity pictured above? *wink*

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Trying to get a photo of both trees……

Well, that is it….so far anyway.  I hope you enjoyed the tiny glimpse in to
our Christmas home.  It’s  not much, but it’s comfy! 

Happy Monday, friends!  Have you decorated for Christmas?  If so, do you go
all out?  Or do you keep it simple?  Do you have more than one tree?  I’d love
to hear from you!

Linking back to:  Jennifer Rizzo

The Nester

 

Ali

9 thoughts on “{It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!}”

  1. Jean - December 10, 2012 9:15 am

    Your home looks beautiful! I love your style!! I don’t any any interior decorations up yet which is depressing because its usually done the day after Thanksgiving as well. My back is keeping me from doing anything.(I know you can relate)
    Can you come decorate for me, PLEASE?

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  2. Candice - December 10, 2012 1:36 pm

    So fun!! Come finish decorating mine now?!
    Miss you!

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  3. Lisa - December 11, 2012 7:36 am

    Just beautiful Ali!

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  4. Pam - December 14, 2012 9:22 am

    Your house looks BEAUTIFUL! I love the great big tree in the living room, the wreaths in the window and the new family room! Great job!
    Pam

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  5. Jennifer. Rizzo - December 16, 2012 9:14 pm

    Thank you for sharing your warm and welcoming holiday home with us!!!

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  6. Amber - December 18, 2012 12:57 pm

    Beautiful Christmas decor!!!

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  7. Dianntha - December 18, 2012 3:49 pm

    What a fun tour…That is such a great tree and all your garland is wonderful. Dianntha

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  8. cassie - December 18, 2012 6:29 pm

    beautiful job! i love all the touches of red and love the white armoire in your living room! 🙂

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  9. Carrie @ Busy Nothings - December 21, 2012 2:01 pm

    Your large Christmas tree is beautiful! Also, thanks for the link to those pillow covers – so cute! Popping by from the Nester’s party as I work my way through the links. Merry Christmas!

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