Monday, December 8, 2014

A Little Bit of Christmas...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around the roost! Can you believe it's that time of year again?

Come on in....We aren't quite finished decorating yet but I thought I would share with you what I have up so far (mostly in the living room and dining room).  I'm excited to be linking up with the 2014 Holiday House Walk Party:

Here is our front door:

Guests are greeted with this chalkboard sign. I have had so much fun with this chalkboard and have used it now for so many Holidays and parties. 

And now we move on to the dining room. I always love using my brown transferware in decorating in the dining room. Below are some shots of the mantel:

This pine cone garland is not really secured well but I was running out of time so I made it by just stringing up some twine and popping the pine cones onto it so they wouldn't fall off. 

With clippings from our yard, pine cones from pine trees on our property, and leftover cuttings from our live Christmas tree, I can give our home a wintry and festive feel. And when it's time to take down the decorations, all I have to do is throw everything in the compost pile :)I guess you could call this the year of the pine cones in terms of decorating. We are blessed with TONS in our yard--so why not use what we have?

Here is a shot of almost the entire room. Just to bring you back to real life amidst all the beautifully adorned houses in blogland, June is eating some lunch here at the table while her sister takes a nap. It was one of the few times I could get any pictures taken! And yes, I of course was shoving clutter out of the way in these pictures--so rest assured our house does not usually look like this :)

I used a little ribbon and clippings from the Christmas tree to dress up the dining chairs:

I'm always a fan of using natural materials to decorate for Christmas and this year even more so--mainly because I don't want to fool with hauling a whole bunch of boxes down from the attic full of Christmas decorations that I have to put back up. Ha!

A little greenery for the sideboard in the dining room too:

The top of the dining hutch:

 I love the simplicity in decorating this way for Christmas. Yes, we have a few things that we bring out every year, like our nativity, some linens, and the Moravian Christmas ornaments, but overall it's so much less fuss and I love the rustic and natural touch it gives to each room.

The living room mantel

And even better, these Christmas decorations are mostly FREE! And the things we did pay for, like the tree and fresh garland, we bought through our church with the money going to our local food pantry.

I have really loved looking at all the beautiful blogs out there and all the unique ways they decorate for the Holidays.  Merry Christmas everyone and thanks for visiting!

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  1. It's all so pretty! I love your dining room table centerpiece, so warm and unique. Great job!

  2. Very nice decorating for the holidays, love the pinecones, we have a lot on our property too!

  3. It is so lovely! I love your style and I tend to use more natural (free!) decorations for Christmas as well. Looks like the little ones must be not so little anymore! I haven't visited in a while so thought I would stop by :)

  4. Megan you've done a wonderful job making your home look festive and cozy. Your mantel is gorgeous!