Hello and welcome back to the third and final post of The Merry and Bright Home Tour. For those of you coming over from ConfettiStyle welcome. Shelly is one of the most creative and talented bloggers I know.
I can’t believe that it has been three weeks already. Where does time fly to? I hope that your have gotten some ideas and tips for decorating your home. There are so many talented women on this tour and I hope that you have been able to see all their homes.
Let me highlight some of my favorite parts of my home and also share with you some of my additions. I just can’t help adding a few little things to my decorating and to move a few things around. I can tell you that when my husband comes home from work every night he looks around the house to see what has been added or moved. It’s a bit of a joke for us.
Again Welcome! Come in and see my home.
As I mentioned in the first post our home here in Chattanooga is on a wooded ridge overlooking the Tennessee river. It has much more of a rustic feel to it so I wanted to keep some of the decor in the more informal areas of the house to that theme.
Let me start in the family room. I found this darling little Charlie Brown tree at a friends store and had to have it for the family room. She had used these wonderful remote candles on it and I was smitten.
This is the type of tree my Grandmother always had when I was little. She was doing Charlie Brown trees before Charlie Brown. But, as a child I loved the way she carefully adorned it with her little candles and colorful decorations. Christmas was magic and she always had a way a making her home feel so very warm a special.
I didn’t want to take anything away for the look of the tree so I just added a few little red bulbs that I attached with red ribbons.
On another wall I took down a picture and replaced it with this stunning preserved boxwood wreath with a simple red ribbon.
The family room is very rustic and so I wanted to decorations to compliment that. I used an antique radio that has been in my husbands family for years. I love having family photos intertwined in the decorations of those who are not with us anymore so I added picture of both of our parents.
Since I have been using this amazing ribbon to wrap my presents and to make bows and knew I just need to add it to the mantle. And it is the perfect finishing touch.
Here are highlights from the living room. I’m so happy with the way the tree turned out this year.
The presents are wrapped and, yes, I seem to keep adding more to the collection. I have so enjoyed using these papers and ribbon to create my packages the The Paper Mart provided me this year. I enjoy wrapping presents and I can tell you so does my husband. I have never received a gift from him that was not wrapped in beautiful paper with ribbons. We never us bags, just spending the extra effort to wrap them makes me feel like I have given a little extra to giving the gift.
My treasured Nativity that was given to me by my beloved Grannie Beryle. It makes my Christmas decor.
And then the dining room. I’m already for Christmas Eve dinner and I am so looking forward to having the children here.
I really don’t want presents. I want their presence! To me family is the most important part of Christmas.
And so I hope that you enjoyed this blog hop as much as I have enjoyed be a part of it!! A great big thank you to Shelly at ConfettiStyle and Kellie at DesignAsylum for inviting me to participate. For the next stop please hop over to MJonesStyle and see Marsha’s lovely home and holiday decorations.
Also please check out the other blogs to see their homes and to get some holiday decor ideas to use in your own home. I promise you will not be disappointed.
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