Starting Christmas....

Do you start your Christmas decorating a few boxes and
bits at a time like I do?  After Thanksgiving passes I get excited
to switch to the Christmas season, but we don't add our tree right away
as we do a fresh tree and it won't last more than a couple of weeks.
So I pulled out a few things and started on our main rooms.
 I added things to our store this year in the colors I have in my
home, so I did use this group of tiny tree ornaments in mercury glass
colors of apple green and teal.  They look great just strown about,
or gathered in a bowl. I plan to add some of these tiny ornaments
 to my feather tree...these little guys come in a bag of 24 or more, so I
have plenty to play with.
 A winter frolic banner in peacock blue from a few years
back is strung across the gilt mirror
 This is my mantle, and at this point I am thinking I love the simplicity
of the garland with my Arctic Stag.  I sold this guy in my shop this year 
too, and I love that he can be more of a seasonal wintery addition, instead
of strictly Christmas.  I am also thrilled with how pretty the mantle looks
after I added my Efex appliques!  So easy! We sell these easy to use
latex appliques in our online shop if you want to consider doing this
to your mantle for a beautiful and easy makeover. Click here.
 This potted tree lights up the small painted desk
in the corner of the dining room.  I really am loving the 
more natural look this holiday season.
Still fooling around with the centerpiece, but I like
the idea of this Antler votive holder from HomeGoods just
holding some of my tiny ornaments instead of candles.
A few tiny faux wreaths on the backs of my new old dining room
chairs, a few tiny lights strung around my HomeGoods orb and placed on
a garden urn are some other holiday elements in the dining room.  
I plan to add large wreaths to all of my windows
 hung with green silk plaid ribbon!
Every year I decorate a little bit differently, do you do that as well?  Or are you
a traditionalist and go with the tried and true family formula year after year?
I found so much inspiration in blogland on Jennifer Rizzo's Holiday House Tour
this year.  Check it out, I am sure you will fall in love with at least a few of 
the homes, and how they decorated for Christmas this season.
Two of my favorites were Dear Lillie and French Country Cottage.

Note: This post is partially sponsored by HomeGoods as part of my participation in their Pinterest Designer program. Follow our Happy by Design Pinterest board for tips and tricks by HomeGoods Designers, like me!

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