The next day I started brainstorming my ideas and setting up the basic backdrops that I could add to later. I wanted to do my rooms different themes/color schemes then I have in the past because we are in the new house this year.
I will be posting tours of each room individually but I was so excited about the Holiday Linky parties that Im trying to put together a little something to participate. Last year at this time I had not yet started blogging so this is all a new experience for me. The ladies of blogland rock when it comes to holiday decorating Debbie, Lynda just to name a few.
I hope you all are having a blast decorating your own homes and Im enjoying touring them all from the parties.
This is our animal print letter J that usually resides in our tropical living room year round. I just relocated it at the bottom of the fireplace.
The is one of the side tables in the living room as well (notice the tropical plant in the back..lol) I cut fresh greens from the bush out front grabbed 3 little ornaments and placed them on top of a box my husband sent me while he was deployed in Iraq in 2009.
This is the top of my antique buffet in the dining room. I have created 5 separate vignettes here. I have a thing for 3's and also symmetry...I'm working on it okay! In the center is the funky Advent Countdown Tree I created with my 2 eldest daughters...each cone is filled with candy.
This is on top of the antique credenza in the dining room. One of my apothecary jars filled w/ rust colored ornaments, a candle stick with a wooden rosary from Puerto Rico and an empty bottle of Petron tequila (love the shape and top)
This is in the kitchen on top of the hutch. A lit eucalyptus tree w/stocking ornaments Ive started collecting. The jar is actually hand-painted and has a country christmas scene.
This is the bottom of the hutch where Im displaying burlap stockings and one of my Joy pillows from my holiday line.
I will be linking up with the following lovely ladies for their fabulous holiday parties:
Kate @ http://www.centsationalgirl.com/ 12/7
Sarah @ http://thriftydecorchick.com/ 12/9