Tuesday, December 1, 2015

A Bit of Christmas around my House


I have not had a chance to pull down the Christmas bins of decoration from the attic yet, but I wanted to start decorating out house.  I decided to go with a red and white look this year and here is the start.  


I bought a fresh Juniper garland and some ruby red pomegranates from TJ's.  



Raffia apples 


Rusty Crusty Sconces 




At Night 

I added a few touches to my dinning table as well




My bedroom even got a few touches of Christmas! 



I made a red and white bunting from fabric scraps 






An Orchid in Ironstone 


Frosty Ferns and a polka-dot Reindeer 

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  1. I love your Red and White color theme, your house looks festive and bright,
    Hugs,
    Vera

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    1. Thank you Vera-I am loving red and white this year!

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  2. Your mantel is gorgeous! Love the crisp look of red and white. Of course, your crusty sconces are a favorite of mine!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-crusty and chippy are the best!

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  3. Love the red and white and those pomegranates! Beautiful!! I do something different each year for Christmas also..this year it's a rustic flair!

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    1. Thank you Benita-I love the pomegranates too!

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  4. Your fresh greenery and red and white accents are simply charming. Such a beautiful holiday look!!

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    1. Thank you Sally-I was just feeling the red and white this year!

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  5. Love the bit of Christmas in your house:-)
    Great decorations:-)

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    1. Thank you Nitka-simple is my middle name!

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  6. So beautiful!! Your bits of red and white are my favorite. Your orchid is so pretty too but the star of the show is that mantel!!

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    1. Thank you Stacey-I do love how my mantle turned out!

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  7. I ♥♥♥ your mantel, so simple, but beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Marigene-I like simple and easy and looking good!

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  8. Beautiful! Your mantel is gorgeous and looks wonderful with the pretty mirror, greenery and pops of red. The old sconces are great pieces and such a great idea with the ribbon wrapped 'candles'. Beautiful bedroom and fun garland too.

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth-I do love the crusty sconces- I finally put them up!

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  9. This is a great start! I love it! I love the simplicity, the fresh greens and the red really shows up with your white decor and walls.

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    1. Thank you Sandy-It is a great start and we are getting our tree this weekend so more decorating to come!

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  10. So festive and pretty. Your home looks so cozy for the holidays.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris-I wanted festive and cheerful!

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  11. Nice! It took 2 hours but finally got my 2 small fake trees together and the lights figured out. Phew! I am now staring at them and trying to get the energy to start decorating.

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    1. Thank you Rose-I hope the decorating of your trees went well!

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  12. I'm loving all the red and white and simple touches and you haven't even gotten the bins out yet. Great look already!

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    1. Thank you Kim- I know you are another red lover!

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  13. You are off to an amazing start that inspires me since I feel I'm days away from getting fully started on decorating. I've always loved using fruit as part of my holiday decor, your mantel looks wonderful as does the banner in your bedroom.

    Lovely post, DD!

    Jane x

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    1. Thank you Jane-I love using natural things for decorating too!

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    1. Thank you Su-I love the red and green together!

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  15. Oh, yes, it's all so wonderful, it already feels complete. Now I have to say the Faux fire surround and mantel is fabulous and the mirror tops it all off. Perfect choice with the greenery and reds, I am seeing so much of it this year that I too had considered doing some red, red not truly being my colour, and it would be a,far reach for me to do so, but I am feeling the look everywhere I look and I really love how it makes me feel, maybe I will add that one little piece of red.

    My dear truly there is not a thing here I would not add to my home, I just added sconces to my home, and yours I would have also snagged up I'm a minute and they perhaps would have flanked my kitchen hutch top.
    Looking forward to what comes out of the attic.

    See you soon dear, keep inspiring your beauty we all love so dearly.
    Xx
    Blessings

    Dore

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    1. Thank you Dore-for some reason I was just feeling like red and white this year for the holidays. Aren't crusty rusty sconces the best? I hope to get the bins out of the attic this weekend and decorate the rest of my house with my daughter's help. We will be going to chop down our Christmas Tree too-love this family tradition!

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  16. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous mantel at Vintage Inspiration Party. I love this elegant look, and the pomegranates and rafia apples are the icing on the cake.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-I like the red apples and pomegranates too!

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  17. Love all the cheery red & white! Thanks for sharing your mantel, and I totally love how the bedroom looks.

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    1. Thank you-I was feeling the cheerful red and white thing this year and am glad I went with it!

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  18. I love that cotton boll wreath! And I also especially love the look in your bedroom with the bunting and the red and white pillows. Lovely. Question for you, have you used live evergreen garland inside before? I'm wondering how fast it dries out and turns brown. I purchased some this year intending to use it outside, but I really want to use it inside instead. But I've read a few things online that suggest it won't last. Do you have any experience with that?

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    1. Thank you Linda-the cotton wreath is from Decor Steals.com and I made the bunting from scrapes of fabric. I used a real juniper garland on my mantel last year and this year. It does dry our, but still stays green just a darker green. I think it still looks fine even when it is not fresh so I say go for it!

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    2. OK, I'm gonna do it! Thanks Darrielle!

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  19. Love it all! I always want to decorate with pomegrantes but they're so expensive so I usually don't. Yours look great, perhaps I could find some faux ones....I'm a fresh greens fanatic myself, got two garlands this year. Yours looks perfect on the mantel. I've always wanted a cotton wreath as well.....looks like we have very similar tastes!xoKathleen

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    1. Thank you Kathleen-luckily for me the pomegranates were very reasonable so I went with it-my daughter wants to eat them though!

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    2. Thanks so much for joining us over at Vintage Charm! Hope you can join us again at this week's party starting on Thursday morning! xoKathleen

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  20. I love all the fresh items you have used. Your red and white bedroom is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Ellis-I am liking fresh things this year!

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  21. Love all of the texture mixed with the green and red on your mantle! Beautiful job.

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    1. Thank you Caroline-I like the reds and the textures too!

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  22. Darrielle!!! This is an absolutely gorgeous tour! Pinned and Shared. Thanks for linking up to the Your Home Decor and More Link Party!!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie-love your style and IG!

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  23. Darrielle, I just love your style! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us, and we can all imagine what it would be like to live in sunny CA! Have a great weekend! Cynthia

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    1. Thank you Cynthia-living by the beach in CA is pretty special and I do love it!

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  24. So far it's looking good, Darrielle.

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    2. Thank you Mary-I finished up yesterday! Now I just need to shop!

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  25. Love the wreath and everything is so pretty.
    Happy Holidays
    Sherry

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