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12.20.2010

my home for the holidays

One of the first things that gets me in the Christmas spirit is decorating my home. Here are a few pictures of what I surround myself with this time of year! Fresh greens, pine cones, home made stockings, ornaments, ribbon and garland and I'm set for a festive feeling!


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{Our fireplace isn't currently functioning, so I fill it with fresh greens}

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{Our mantle holds are home made stockings and some simple greens and pine cones}

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{Mantle with greens, pine cones and treasures}

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{Mantle, simple & fresh!}

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{Our entry table is filled with silver bells, greens and sparkle}

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{To hang a wreath around a lamp simply remove the shade, hang your wreath and replace the shade!}


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{I keep a lot of my "every day" decor out and just jazz it up with sparkle to make it seasonal!}

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{My dining buffet is filled with gold and brown ribbons and ornaments - a bit of sophistication}

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How do you spread the holiday cheer around your home? How do you make it festive while keeping it easy on yourself? I'd love to hear and see what you do to decorate your home for the holidays!




4 comments:

Kathleen Ellis said...

LOVELY! I love the fresh greens in the fireplace....nice!
I do much the same thing you do...add to existing decor with festive touches...and then a few areas are totally "wintered up"! I use shades of pink and green and purple.
Wishing you a most Merry Christmas, April!

April Force Pardoe said...

Kathleen, thanks for reading and for your compliments. I enjoy creating new decor each holiday...and sharing it is half the fun!

coutureandcupcakes said...

Beautiful! I love all the greenery. And this is not holiday-related, but I love that orange lamp on your entry table!

April Force Pardoe said...

Thanks Sarah! I also love my orange lamp. It's a happy hello!