Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Tour Continued & A Winner

The winner of the giveaway is announced at the end.  To pick up the tour where I left off in my last post, I thought we’d move on into the kitchen.  Last year I decorated the tops of the cabinets, but just wasn’t in the mood to be climbing up and down the ladder this year.  In keeping with my simple decorating this year, I kept things mostly at eye level.

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A Rosemary tree from the local grocery store in a soup tureen for the counter, tied with some Christmas ribbons.


My whites cabinet gets a few green bottlebrush trees and a little greenery.  It’s too cramped in here to do much else!



I’ve got an empty spot in the top right corner ~ that was the tureen that the Rosemary tree sits in.  I showed you recently how a Goodwill find filled that spot.


Some larger faux greenery and a candy cane tucked into a pitcher {that changes throughout the year/season with its filler}.


Over the microwave I hung an extra candle wreath, stuck a wood piece with a Christmas text and some extra poinsettia garland that I had.


That’s all I did in the kitchen this year.


Moving into the master bedroom, this is where I put our second small tree.

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I used a party dress that I found at Goodwill a couple of years ago when I was looking to do a decorator table slipcover for my granddaughter’s nursery.  This was one that was in the running.

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It covered the table perfectly and I left the bodice intact, just tucked under.  I thought the sash bow was a nice touch for Christmas décor.

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I redid this tree this year, so when it came down from the attic, I removed the decorations that were on it.  I went with a more neutral and natural theme this year. 

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Burlap garland drapes the tree and I got a few new ornaments.  The angel wings are from Dawn at The Feathered Nest.

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The tin mold hearts are from Celestina Marie.

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The ornament shaped die cuts are from Remnants Globe on Etsy.

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I made the peat pot baskets after I saw Dawn’s and found I had four peat pots sitting on my craft room shelf.

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Some pleated ribbon and tulle trim, a bit of sparkly tulle tucked inside, some bling, and some crinkled seam binding as the hanger. 

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I painted them with Vintage White craft paint ~ just one coat to give it that whitewashed look.

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A nature Christmas fairy sits at the base of the tree.

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My little bottlebrush trees that I bleached last year made a comeback in their mini cloches.

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And I framed a Christmas card from last year for the dresser.

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Over the bed, I added a grapevine garland to the bed crown.


And a small wreath to the headboard.


A few night time shots.




I think this was just enough decoration for me this year. 

The winner, via, of my 5 year blogaversary giveaway is #5 ~ Marty at A Stroll Thru Life!  Thanks to everyone who entered!

Linking up with

Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

Open House Party at No Minimalist Here



Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Kathy,
Your home looks so lovely. I am amazed by all the pretty ornaments on your trees, they are so pretty.
And the dress used as a tree skirt is a wonderful idea.
Your bedroom looks so dreamy and pretty. Is that your new PB duvet? I love it.

Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas.


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Kathy your home looks so pretty all dressed for Christmas! I love the wreath hanging from the lampshade.
Congrats to Marty!!

Debbiedoos said...

Beautiful Kathy. I love that tree with all the pretty ornaments. You look pretty decked out to me. I do not do the top of my cabinets either. Merry Christmas to you!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Very pretty and magical - my fav is your little tree in the cloche! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Teresa said...

Your home looks lovely.

So much magic created and achieved - perfect for the Holidays!

Wishing you a Magical and Love Filled Christmas,

Gail said...

Oh Kathy, your home is beautiful with all your Christmas touches! I LOVE your little tree in your bedroom and your tree shirt looks beautiful made out of a goodwill party dress!! I would have never thought of that. Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

Sonny G said...

It all looks so pretty Kathy. Love all the special touches.
congrats to Marty- she's gonna be THRILLED~!

I guess I need to start making next years ornaments in January. as slow as I am thats how long it'll take me to get done:)

Merry Christmas

Okio B Designs said...

Congrats Marty! And Kath, the house looks so beautiful! I love all of your holiday touches. Just enough without going overboard. Love!


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your kitchen and bedroom are gorgeous. I love that tree in the bedroom, so pretty. I am thrilled that I won such wonderful prizes, thank you so much. This is fabulous. Hugs, Marty

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Congrats to Marty!

The party dress is such a cute, cute idea! Love it. You're home looks totally ready to celebrate Christmas. It's just beautiful!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

It all looks so,lovely. Your bedroom is beautiful. Congrats to Marty! Xo

Ivy, Phyllis and Me! said...

Good Afternoon Kathy, Your home is stunning, with no detail left out. Your creativity shines through in each room you decorate. Happy Christmas to you and your family. Best Wishes Daphne

This N That said...

Very festive..Your bedroom is beautiful...Love your using the dress as a table skirt..Nice look..

DIYbyDesign said...

Your Christmas decor is gorgeous. I love everything you do. Congrats to Marty!

Becca Bertotti said...

Okay ... genious that you used a party dress as a table cover! I love the rosemary tree and your bottle brush trees (the tiny bleached ones tucked under cloches are too cute)! And, you've splashed red around so beautifully!


Very pretty! Love how you used the dress as a tablecloth!
Congrat's to the winner! Thank you for having this giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Everything looks beautiful, your pea pots!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Kathy, Everything is beautiful and I love the party dress tablecloth..very creative! Congrats to Marty and Merry Christmas to you and your family.
xx, Sherry

pam {simple details} said...

Very pretty, Kathy ~ I always love rosemary, it looks great in the tureen. I've noticed a lot of us have gone for a more simple look this year. Congrats on five years, wow!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hi, Kathy! Your home is gorgeous all decorated for Christmas. I love the sweet little bottle trees in the mini cloches!
Wishing you a very Blessed and Merry Christmas!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love those angel wings--congrats to the winner!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

The tree in your bedroom is so gorgeous! I love the colour scheme you chose and the decorations are so pretty! It looks like it should belong in Victoria Magazine! Angie xo

Sandra@Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls said...

Your home is so very beautiful, and using the dress as a table cover is inspired! Gotta borrow that idea. Congrats to the winner!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

So many beautiful and wonderful touches are ever so creative and talented!!!

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Happy Holidays, Kathy! Lovely and Christmassy :) Seasons Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

It all looks all your ironstone and that cute Rosemary tree. Merry Christmas!


farmhouse-story said...

so pretty, kathy! your bedroom is dreamy looking:) merry christmas!

Little Miss Maggie said...

I love those peat pots. The prettiest ones I have seen so far.

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