Bit by bit the Christmas decorations have been going up at my house. In between working on client's homes and other seasonal projects - at long last I'm done..... or, mostly done. I still plan to put a little holiday cheer into my son's room who will be home from college in a few days, and there's that little tree I wanted to decorate in the family room, and I need to come up with something for place settings for the family get-together. Seems once I get started, I can't stop.. Someone help me!
I have to admit I rearranged furniture a little this year to make room for the tree and accommodate my holiday decorations. Sometimes the 'stuff' in our house gets in the way of our Christmas decorating, but most of it looks better with a little Christmas touch or two and that very 'stuff' can become part of a beautiful holiday focal point.
I finished another home today decorating for the holidays and have included photos below! Betty's house is elegant and tasteful, and the Christmas decorations we added emphasize its beauty without overwhelming.
Her staircase and silly Charlie Brown tree are highlights of her holiday decor. I wanted to show you step by step how I decorated them!
Turquoisewas announced as the color of the year for 2010
and we did see many versions of that delicious hue
in the aqua and teal and sea foam hues
paired with chocolate and green
Other blues made a big comeback.
Deep blues and soft whispers of blue.
We saw it paired with green and cream;
and it made its classic clean, fresh appearance again with white.
But of all the blues, the greyblues were my favorite.
Blue at Christmas hits a nostalgic note for me.
I have never used blue as a holiday palette,
but my father put blue lights on our house each Christmas.
He loved his blue lights sparkling against the white snow
piled on the roof and the bushes nearby
blanketing the lawn and ground.
There was something ethereal about it.
When I see blue at Christmastime, I remember my Dad,
and Christmas at home. He sure loved himself some blue lights on the outside of the house!