home for the holidays

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

the last of the turkey leftover is gone and with countless trips to the garage for more of the stored christmas decor, our tree is finally up. despite the presence of the little rascal (who still managed to break two ornaments with a flick of a finger), we succesfully decorated the house from top to bottom!

kudos to the efforts and help of my mother and sister (who was in town), now the other posing problem is taking it down - ha! in the meantime, we are enjoying the festive mood in our home and I'm loving the apple-pine-cinnamon scent of christmas in the air!

holidays 2010

i am excited to use square fresh pine wreaths this year. it gave our front door a more rustic feel that matches it's medieval look!

the past years we've had our traditional red and gold tree and i've always wanted to try silver and gold. i've bought 4 boxes of silver ornaments from costco last year which i've never put up and i'm able to hang it out this time!

the leftover red ornaments that didnt make it to our tree, i added to the staircase banister, mantle and buffet table garlands. i guess our house is not completely gilded but adding the red touches made it more festive and "christmas-y"!

of course there's some technical issues involve (and im not talking about installing the christmas lights), ms. londen of sixty-fifth avenue posted about how difficult it is to take perfect photographs of the christmas tree and i echo her sentiments. i dislike taking pictures during the day because i believe the complete beauty of the tree shows with the speckled lights on at night. and oh boy, it is HARD to get the perfect shot (plus adding the fact that i'm using an archaic camera). oh well, i did try my best. this last shot captured a portion of the staircase banister and our formal dining room with its christmas lights glory!


Sandi said...

beautiful! I love all the lights inside the house!

jandjhome said...

Your home looks beautiful! It's worth the posing problem of taking it down. Gorgeous!

PartyMom said...

So pretty! We haven't even started with Christmas decorating. I'm still trying to clean up the house from having guests over! I absolutely love those square wreaths and am totally jealous of your foyer!

JC's Loft said...

First off, I want your front doors! SO PRETTY! Love the wreaths, square is unique!

All the other pretties look gorgeous. I bet it feels good to just stand back and look at everything after all that hard work. I'm almost there, still have a few little things to finish.


A Delightful Design said...

What a view from your staircase! You have such a beautiful home and I love all your Christmas decor. That front door/wreath combo is killer! Great job!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Where to begin? Your home is stunning. Wow! I love the doors and the tree and staircase are so pretty. Beautiful. Looks perfect in pictures so I can only imagine what it looks like in real life.

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

wow, the square wreaths are amazing. your home is definitely somewhere i would like to be for the holidays, beautiful.

glad i found you :)

Anonymous said...

I just love it all!!! The coziness of your home, the decor...everything!!! Great job!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Your front doors are amazing! Love the wreaths too!

GabbyRM said...