Thursday, December 16, 2010

Finally Ready!

I'm happy to report we are finished with the Christmas decorations around our house. 
I swapped the artwork that is usually above our fireplace with the mirror that sits above my chest of drawers in our bedroom.  I made the wreath hanging on the mirror by taking ornament bulbs and securing them onto a wreath.  I hung real rope garland across the mantel. 

I added the two hurricanes to either side of the mirror to add some symmetry and height.  

Last year for stockings, I used these burlap bags that I thought were cute, but my husband was not a big fan.  I finally decided on the Garnet Hill Hable Construction stockings - I love how graphic they are. 

Lastly, we have our vintage Santa cookie jar from the days of my husband's youth and my German candle pyramid/carousel from my mother's home town in Germany (Trier).  

And, if you've missed our front door and dining room Christmas decorations, go here or our Christmas DIY gumdrop wreath, go here.  

Come join me & other bloggers over at Rene's Cottage and Vine 2010 Christmas Tour of Homes.

15 comments:

  1. Looks beautiful Fran- I love the natural bows on the fireplace.

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  2. Everything looks beautiful Fran! Adding the mirror to your mantle brings even more sparkle into your living room. Love those stockings.

    -Rene

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  3. Your home looks wonderful, Fran! I love the Hable stockings, too!

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  4. I had to stop by to see your decorations after the sweet comment you left about your son's reaction to your tree. That is priceless!

    I love that you have pieces from the past to bring out at Christmas time. I have a feeling that cookie jar is a hit with your little guy.

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  5. Everything looks great! So festive and fun. Happy holidays!!

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  6. Love how festive and colorful it all looks, Fran! And a little sparkle is great too--the mirror is a great idea.

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  7. Beautiful! I love all the Christmas decor popping up on blogs. So fun.

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  8. So very pretty. I just love the way your home looks so cozy and festive.

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  9. Hi Fran, I just finished my decorating too! I love those German candle carousels, so charming! I found you via the cottage and vine blog party and hope you'll stop by to visit my blog sometime too. I followed your blog and hope you will consider following me back :)

    Michelle
    New England-Style

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  10. Adorable decor!! Im your newest follower~*Hugs, Rachel

    *French Farmhouse 425*

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  11. Popping back in to say thank you for joining the "Tour of Homes" party Fran. Happy holidays!

    -Rene

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  12. Very nice...have a wonderful holiday:)

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  13. Hi there - your decorations are so pretty! I love the green garland against the white and the charming accents you chose- stopping by from Cottage and Vine- Happy Holidays!

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