Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My Home for the Holidays



So I got out all my Christmas decor that I've used for years and years and I decided that I was sick of it. Does that happen to anyone else? So I've changed up some things and added a few new pieces that I really love. 

Welcome to my Home at the holidays! 



I bought this welcome mat at Pottery Barn. It was on sale for like $20 I think. I love it because it's wintery and not Christmasy so I can keep it out all season. Plus the little blue bird matches my house! 


I saw this amazing window decal on Pintrest and I became obsessed with it. I wanted to recreate the look without the $120 price tag. So I  bought some window paint online and just drew it myself.  It is obviously not as cool looking as the decal but it's close enough.


and you can't beat the $9 price tag! 


I also loved this sweet little mistletoe on Ohdeedoh. I decided to attempt one for myself. It was kinda time consuming but I loved how it turned out. 



I love love love boxwood. This wreath found on etsy looks really cute on my backdoor. 


I also saw these cute scalloped garlands on Pintrest and I decided to give it a try. They were really easy to make. I just bought some glitter foam sheets and cut out the scallops then sewed them together. 




This adorable paper wreath is also from Etsy




The little cottage print is from Sarah Jane Studios


The santa is from Russia. I lived there for 5 months and bought it then. 



The terrarium is from Etsy as well. 


And who can forget my little penguin friends from Wish Daisy


I bought these christmas lights last year after Christmas. I though they would look great in a little bowl. 


I wanted to dress up my bathroom a little bit so I bought this DIY paper garland from Paper Source



Every year I put out a little tree with ornaments that I bought in Russia. It's really colorful and I love it. 



Behold my gingerbread house! I made one this year with my mom and sisters and it took us FOREVER. But it was really fun and I hope it becomes a tradition. 



The Poinsettia pillow cover is from Etsy


This little reindeer pillows is really sweet. It's from here


This year I decided it was finally time to get stockings. I decided to keep them all white. So they will all be different but each will be white. This way I don't have to buy a bunch of matching ones as new kids come along but they will all look good together. Jett's is from West Elm. 



The Happy Holidays banner is from here


Another craft I decided to attempt was this holly garland from Me oh My. It took a really long time to cut out all those leaves! But I think it was worth it. 





This little wreath is on my mirror and is from here


Some more scalloped garlands hang behind my t.v. 




I hope you enjoyed a little tour of my Holiday Decor this year. It was really great to change things up and add some new things. Now that it is all decorated I can sit back and sip some hot chocolate and listen to some Christmas music! 

43 comments:

  1. Great decorations. Love them all!

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  2. Beautiful Kirsten! I love that scalloped garland!

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  3. Such beautiful touches to your home! What a great idea to have a little tree with ornaments just from Russia. I would love to have one for all of my ornaments from traveling!

    xoxo,
    Carly

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  4. I did the same thing this year! Pulled out all the ornaments and went "these are all store bought blah!" Purged a ton and only kept the ornaments that were important to us.

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  5. I love everything especially the wreaths and tree from Russia. Beautiful!

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  6. Love your charming paper garland in the powder room. Adore the little Christmas tree, reindeer pillow and Christmas lights in a bowl!

    Everything look so festive and fun!

    P/S: Come by and enter my giveaway for a chance to win a $40 store credit from Affordable Lamps if you like.

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  7. Everything looks great! I too am sick of my Christmas decorations- next year they have to go. Thanks for the new ideas!

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  8. I love all the Christmas-y touches you did on everything! I really need to step up my game...I can relate to the being "sick" of the decor, mine's too traditional...it's time for some tweaking around here! PS. Very smart keeping the stockings all white...

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  9. looks so pretty!
    i love your holly garland.
    - heather

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  10. Your home looks so great! You're definitely ready for Christmas. :) I love that a lot of your decorations you made can be used in the years to come too.

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  11. Where is the our daily bread print from? I love it! Your house looks fantastic btw! I really love the scalloped glitter garland!

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  12. Your decorations look great! I am in love with your powder room.

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  13. it looks so good! all your DIY projects are so great!

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  14. Wow, you were quite crafty this year! And busy cutting it sounds like! We got your cute Christmas card yesterday:)

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  15. Everything looks so beautiful! I especially love the scalloped garland and poinsetta pillow! Merry Christmas!

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  16. Your decorations are beautiful! I love that many (most) are homemade or from etsy. Merry Christmas!

    xo L.

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  17. I love your door decor and penguins!! They're so cute!kisses!

    http://decorastyl.blogspot.com/

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  18. The banners you have through out the house are adorable!

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  19. It looks great. I love the personal touches and crafts that can last year after year! And I am also a huge fan of boxwood. :) Thanks for sharing.

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  20. so adorable, love all your diy projects!

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  21. It looks so great!! Love everything!

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  22. Your scalloped garland really adds a lot to your holiday decorations. Love the train under the tree, too!

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  23. WOW ~ it is gorgeous, down to every last detail! So much thought and creativity flowing ~ and, holiday spirit!

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  24. Love that nativity! I've been looking for one that doesn't look cheap/cheesy (if that makes sense). Where did you find yours?

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  25. SUPER cute lady! Such a great blog post, and even cuter house! I just might have to do one of my house too! Needed a little inspiration :)

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  26. Looks fabulous. I definitely dislike the majority of my holiday decorations when I open the box every year!

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  27. Gorgeous and fun and festive! I love all the Etsy finds!

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  28. Beautiful! I love it all. Gorgeous photography too. OOOhhhh I especially love your Russian ornaments.

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  29. You have been a busy girl! It's fresh, festive & fun! Wonderful job, your window looks perfect!

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  30. Very nice! I think that the penguins are my favorite! :)

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  31. I love it all! I want to make me some of that scalloped garland...adorable.

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  32. Wonderful! Really nice mix with the handmade things to add whimsy. I think your ready :)

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  33. Obsessed with everything! such attention to detail. I love all the various wreaths all over the house -- I'm such a fan of non-traditional ones.

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  34. Your house is lovely. I especially like the snowflakes on the clock..very clever. I even went to wish daisy and bought a glittery moose so thanks for the link.

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  35. You did a great job, love all the decorations. Great blog, if you want visit my blog and let me know if you want to follow and I will follow back

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  36. Your house totally puts mine to shame! Seriously, I love it all. Especially the scalloped garlands. Great job.

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  37. Your home is beautiful! Merry Christmas!

    XO,
    Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com

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  38. How long is your garland and how big are your scalloops?How many glitter foam sheets did you use?

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  39. I love the mistletoe. Did you make that? Are you selling them? If not, where can I buy one?

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