As promised...here are a few shots from the house we switched from fall to Christmas decor the week after Thanksgiving. It was too dark by the time we finished to take photo's of the outside, but perhaps we'll get back to shoot those later! Above and below are shots of the family room mantel all decked out in traditional red and green and gold for Christmas!
And here is one of the pair of matching wreaths being finished up and ready to hang in the arched tops of the family room windows.
Because the dining room is a dramatic eggplant color with white trim and wainscoting, we opted for a wintery wonderland feel with greenery accented with silver and white. Mercury glass candlesticks from fall hold new silver candles and mix with a series of mercury glass and metal trees. The wreath over the mirror is a revamped faux wreath with new flocked boxwood and white snowflakes, white glittery berry/leaf sprigs and mercury glass pinecones all topped with an elegant silver and white lavish bow.
Even the chandelier got in on the action with a faux evergreen and pine cone garland and sprigs of flocked boxwood - all artificial so no stray pine needles wind up in the food!
The kitchen got a silver and gold makeover - filling a trio of glass jars from the homeowners collection with silver and gold ornaments and jingle bells, and flanking the assortment with her gold angel candleholders. And even the kitchen chandelier got a faux evergreen garland wound with silver and gold ribbon and with a jingle bell accenting the center finial. The kitchen hall sideboard was arranged with antique shutters to corral Christmas cards, and a be-ribbonned rustic tree, alongside some family heirloom wooden decorative pieces.
Even the powder room received festive treatment arranging the homeowners Christmas towels, gingerbread ceramics, and metallic trees along with some new monogrammed Christmas guest towels.
A stair garland topped with ribbons and berries and finished with a lush bow greets guests in the main foyer, along with an entry table displaying a collection of caroler Christmas figures.
The outside received swags of mixed greens, pine cones, and ribbons for the garage and lamppost, a noble fir wreath with mixed greens and berries with a large bow for the door, and mixed green garlands with berries and ribbons adorning the railing for a welcoming entry to visitors throughout the season!