Friday, December 14, 2012

A Little More Christmas Cheer

Well, the joy of Christmas continues at our house! I hope you're not sick of the holiday decorations yet.. and if you are, maybe we can bring back your Christmas inspiration. Warning: This is a photo-full post!

First, I wanted to share a super quick update to our mantel. One of the simplest things you can change in your home is to switch out the framed pictures/art! I love that it's an easy and quick change that's basically free! 

I got the amazing Christmas song subway art from here and just printed them out on 8x10 cardstock and put them in the existing frames above the mantle.

I feel like the mantle finally looks absolutely complete! Yay! Now on to the next part... our pass-through. I love having this huge opening between the kitchen and living room. It's great to be able to have a view of the whole living room while cooking or washing dishes in the kitchen :o) On top of that, it's a great spot to decorate for every holiday! Here's a peek of the view from my kitchen sink into the living room so you can get a feel. Please forgive the photo--it seems like I can't get the lighting right no matter what angle I attempt!

And this is the view from the other side and some of the details:

I got all of my red and gold ornaments on clearance after Christmas a couple of years ago. They're the shatterproof ornaments so I don't have to worry about it if I drop one, etc. "Joy" is a small wooden piece from JoAnn fabrics. I found the red and green ceramic bowls in the dollar section at Target. And finally, I found the "Believe" printable here. 

The finishing touch for that decorating day was our entry table. I set up our mini-tree there with some small gifts piled below. I also placed yet another framed printable there which I found on this blog. I love this one because it's a lovely Christmas scripture :) Finally, I added a small basket for mail or candies (if my husband gets his way!). 

I'm so happy to be finishing up with the decorations! I may leave them up through January if I can get away with it just so I can enjoy them for longer... we'll see how that flies with the hubby, LOL. Anyone else on that train with me? C'mon, we could turn it into a 'thing'!

p.s. I wanted to give a quick shout out to all of the incredible bloggers who created such beautiful printables and shared them with the web-world. I love them and have a few more to share so stay tuned for the final Christmas decor installment! The gallery wall and a special project are the last stop!


  1. So cute! I'd love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday - Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'll be checking out that link party, for sure :)