Christmas Decorating 2013 - The Main Level

14 December
This year I'm doing my Christmas decorating in stages.

Today I'm sharing the main level of my house which is the living room, dining room, and kitchen. I actually didn't get too crazy this year.

Christmas Decorating

My new red front door fits right into the season! I just hung a simple wreath on it.

I wrote "Happy Holidays" on the chalkboard next to the door.

I made it from an old dresser mirror that I just painted with chalkboard paint! It's very heavy so the wind doesn't blow it around and my front stoop is covered so it's protected from the weather that way.

I bought three large, glittery, plastic ornaments at the Dollar Store to put in my birdbath next to the stoop.

I kept it very simple outside.

Next we'll head inside into the living room. I recently showed you my tree, check that out here if you missed it: Christmas Decorating 2013 - The Tree.

I added a few things to the entertainment center...

Some greenery on the top and pine cones in one of the wire baskets.

I made the '25' a couple of years ago. They are paper mache letters from Hobby Lobby that I painted white and then glittered. It's hard to see the glitter in this photo but they sparkle really nicely in person :o)

I just made these book page trees a few days ago. I got two large trees and two of the small trees all from one paper back book!

There is a great tutorial at An Extraordinary Day here How to Make Folded Paperback Book Christmas Trees {A Tutorial}

The large snowflakes are from the Dollar Store!

I got this cute little feather tree from Brandy Wine on Etsy a couple of years ago. I don't see that she has any this year but she does have lots of other cute Christmas goodies in her shop.

The candles are battery operated candles from the Dollar Store that I covered with some vintage sheet music.

Here are the other two book page trees. These are on the sofa table next to the front door.

This little vignette is on the bar between the kitchen and living room.

I made the faux mercury glass trees using glass tree shaped candy containers (you can find them at thrift stores by the dozens) and Krylon's Looking Glass spray paint.

The little truck is actually an Avon cologne decanter (I think it even still has some stinky old cologne inside!) and I just tied a little bottle brush tree on the back!

This little display is sitting on top of some baskets right underneath the truck display.

The little snowman is an antique German candy holder, he was a yard sale find.

And the cute little wooden tree was a present from my dad last Christmas. He made it from a scrap of wood... it is actually the end of a pole that the neighbor's used for their grapes. They had sawed off all the ends and my dad found them all piled up in the burn pile, they reminded him of little trees so he made some!! Cute!!

I added a short string of lights to the toolbox for some sparkle!

The pillow is from Amazon.

A couple of primitive paper mache Santa ornaments are sitting on a shelf.

 Now let's move on to the dining room!

I have a couple of wreaths hanging on the doors. I made them with some Styrofoam wreath forms and garland, all from the Dollar Store.

My daughter brought me the beautiful Poinsettia the other day! The little primitive snowman heads on the plate were an eBay purchase years ago.

The primitive snowman sitting on the snowball is actually a yard sale find from several years ago... only $3!!

The little checkered Santa tin is a new find from Big Lots today! It's all sitting on a doily that my grandma crochet for me.

The little primitive candy canes were bought on eBay at the same time that I found the snowman heads.

I just added a couple little sprigs to my white plates (Note I have still not fixed the patched spot on the wall... my bad).

I switched out the little orange folding chair in the corner for a green one and filled the basket with little presents and sparkly pom-pom flowers!

Do you notice something funny about this picture below?

Take another look...

It's my little dog Pongo sniffing the pom-poms!! Teehee!

The kitchen is very sparsely decorated, I only have a couple of things in there.

This cardboard tray is from Big Lots and matches the tin that was on the dining room table.

This cute little snowman cafe sign is from Fred Meyer.

And finally, I hung up a simple wreath on my chalkboard wall next to the back door.

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  1. It looks beautimus!!! Lots more than there appears to be at first glance! Great job!


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