Monday, December 9, 2013

A Simple Christmas ~ 2013

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This year, I really did keep things simple in my Christmas decorating.   It still feels festive and I’m good with it.  My tree takes the longest.  This year I added a Merry Christmas wire ribbon throughout the branches.

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I added in some carolers I got last year on clearance at Christmas Tree Shop to the mantel.  They are not a bad price to begin with {2.99} and I think on clearance I got them for $1.00 each.

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As small as my craft/sewing room is, I had to add a little something.  I found this elf sewing a stocking at Joann’s, when I went in looking for a few supplies for presents I’m making.

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I felt he was fitting to put on my sewing table.  Little touches here and there are doing it for me this year ~ like just adding a jingle bell on a ribbon to the lampshade that was already wearing this little wreath.

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A snow couple near the front door along with the Frosty hat I made last year.

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Some faux greenery around the estate sale mirror I recently picked up that hangs in our dining area. 

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I love how this mirror reflects the tree lights and fireplace at night.

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And a basket with a “Joy” liner filled with more faux greenery and some ornaments as a centerpiece on our dining table.

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In the master bedroom I added in a small wreath and my Ballard Designs “Naughty” and “Nice” stockings to the bed.

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I’ve got some simple things here and there in the kitchen, but they are hardly worth showing.  Just enough to give me the feel of Christmas and that’s good enough for me this year!

36 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

What a beautiful Christmas tree!
Love the "joy" on your table. I'm keeping my decoarating "simple" too.
Merry Christmas!
Warmly,
deb

cute naughty and nice stockings :)

♥ Sonny ♥ said...


It looks Holiday lovely Kathy.. I like those stockings and how your bedroom is designed.

I'm still looking for my camera:) hope I find it by st patricks day lol

BlueClearSky Elizabeth said...

Your home looks very pretty and simple is lovely too. I really like the linens in your master bedroom with the pretty stockings.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow you are way ahead of me, I just got my Christmas stuff down from the attic.....So is the "Nice" stocking hanging on your side of the bed lol

CArol

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It came out beautiful. I like to make it simple too, and like you my tree is as elaborate as I get around here.

The Country Nest said...

Love your tree, but it is the Master bedroom that is the prettiest to me. All warm and inviting!

sissie said...

As always Kathy, you have worked your magic and turned simple into beautiful. Love the stockings at the foot of the bed. So which are you naughty or nice????

hugs
Sissie

Createology said...

Lovely touches you have included in your Christmas decor. December Delights Dear...

Shabby chic Sandy said...

It looks great! Christmas doesn't have to be overdone :) Love the naughty and nice stockings! Enjoy the holidays. :)

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Your tree is gorgeous, Kathy and so many cute details around your house. I agree, beautifully festive!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Ha ha, love the stockings at the foot of the bed!! I kept it pretty simple this year too and I like it!! Your decorations are lovely, Kathy!

xoxo

Debbiedoos said...

Simple but very pretty Kathy. You have a lot of detail. Love the stocking on the bed too. Be careful out there! XO

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

I love the Christmas stocking on the bed. Your tree is beautiful!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Kathy, I so loved what you have done…I too have scaled down in the Christmas decor department…I love how you placed the small wreath on your lamp shade..great touch..

Okio B Designs said...

So which side of the bed is yours? Naughty or Nice? Lol! Everything looks so pretty!

Jeanine

Stitchfork said...

Looks very Merry Kathy! Enjoy!

Always Nesting said...

Hi Kathy,

I'm not blogging these days but I wanted to stop by and wish you a very Merry Christmas! I love the Christmas bed. Looks like and bed and breakfast.

Jamie @ Domestically Vintage said...

Your simple Christmas looks fancy to me! :) Your home is beautiful as always. Have a great holiday season. ~ Jamie

Celestina Marie said...

Just gorgeous Kathy. I love your tree and those stockings on the end of the bed are darling. Your carolers are so charming.
Your home is so cozy and inviting.

Sent Jamie's win yesterday.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Your simple touches are just right, Kathy. Everything looks welcoming and festive, no need for more. Love the stockings!

Cynthia said...

Kathy, your Christmas decorating is gorgeous, love it!!!

Cynthia

Lady said...

Kathy- Your home looks so warm and cozy with your Christmas decor. I especially love the naughty and nice stockings hanging from the bed. So fun!!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Kathy, your Christmas tree is stunning! I adore the wire ribbon! The carolers are so cute and I adore your little sewing elf! You have so many wonderful festive touches around your home!Thank you for sharing this with us!

Missy George said...

Your tree is beautiful..The stockings are adorable...Everything looks great..

Rhonda said...

I don't decorate nearly as much now as I did when the girls were younger.
I enjoy 'fewer' decorations just as much and it's so much easier to take down.
Love your tree!
Rhonda

must love junk said...

So many pretty holiday touches! I love your lampshade!
Susan

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love your tree, it is so pretty and all of your Christmas decor is beautiful. Hugs, marty

Carolyn said...

I love your tree and the fireplace. Lots of nice details to enjoy!

Carolyn

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hi Kathy,
Simple, but you have so much done! Lots of pretty ideas throughout the house. Your little granddaughter must think it is the best!

Debra from Bungalow said...

It's so very pretty! Love all the sweet touches especially the greenery on the lamp shade :) Merry Christmas!

Judy K said...

I love all of the touches of Christmas around your home. Looks absolutely beautiful.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Love your tree Kathy! I think it all looks festive - keeping it simple is good and after Christmas there won't be a ton to put away (which is my motivation)!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Everything looks lovely Kathy! I love the dining room table centerpiece and your bedroom...so pretty! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas with that sweet little granddaughter of yours! Angie xo

chateau chic said...

Your home looks so fun and festive!! Love the ribbon you used on your tree. I like the idea of the cute stockings hung on the foot of the bed.
Mary Alice

lynn said...

your tree looks so lovely next to the fireplace glow, kathy! love the stockings on the bed-too cute:) have a merry christmas!

Olive said...

You have sweet Christmas touches everywhere Kathy. Merry Christmas

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