The Coming of the Christmas Lamb

Looking for a Christmas Devotional? This poem, The Coming of the Christmas Lamb,  written by my sister, Barbara Anderson, makes a wonderful devotional for both young and old. She has given me permission to share this poem with you. It tells the Biblical account of Jesus’ birth in a wonderful way. I hope you enjoy the poem and the message it brings.

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The Coming of the Christmas Lamb

By Barb Anderson

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when over the earth

People were awaiting the Savior’s birth.

Shepherds were resting while watching their sheep.

Because of wild animals, they dared not to sleep.

Suddenly light shone from the sky high above.

A bright star appeared announcing God’s love.

The shepherds were frightened and fell to the ground.

In the darkness of the night, God’s glory shone ‘round.

When what to their wondering eyes did appear,

But a choir of angels who said, “Do not fear!”

“A Savior is born in a city close by.”

“Jesus, the Lord, in a manger does lie.”

Good tidings of great joy they did proclaim.

The shepherds knew life would not be the same.

Why would the angels to us come and sing?

We’re just ragged old shepherds with nothing to bring.

They rounded up their sheep and off they went.

To find the Savior, the one God had sent.

In the dark of night, the star was their guide.

And soon they arrived at the Savior’s side.

There in a manger surrounded by sheep

The Lamb of God was peacefully asleep.

The sheep nestled closely to keep Jesus warm.

The shepherds stood watch to keep him from harm.

Baby Jesus was swaddled in burial clothes,

A symbol of His death, and triumph over foes.

Jesus was the promised one, His work would soon begin.

The Christ child came to save us from all of our sin.

The shepherds they spread the good news as they went,

To let others know that a Savior was sent.

When you seek Him and ask Him to make your sins clean

White as wool they’ll become—not a spot to be seen.

When His gift of salvation you accept and claim,

In the Lamb’s Book of Life will be written your name.

Yes, the Lamb of God, brought salvation and light.

So Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

Copyright December 2014

Barbara Anderson

Note to readers from Barbara:  On a recent trip to Israel, our Bethlehem guide told us that the strips of cloth used to swaddle baby Jesus were burial cloth pieces that were used to wrap a corpse.  Strips of burial cloth were also used to wrap the feet of the little lambs that were to be sacrificed.  This would keep the lamb clean and without defect. Jesus was the perfect Lamb of God who was sacrificed for our sins.

“You were redeemed…with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.” I Peter 1:19

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Thank you for stopping by to read this poem. 

Have a blessed Christmas celebrating the Lamb of God!

Phyllis

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Christmas Tablescapes 2015 Part 3

I’m bringing you more Christmas Tablescapes from our Christmas Extravaganza at our church. Different women volunteer to totally decorate a table. The creativity is amazing. If you missed Part 1 or Part 2, please click on them to see my prior posts with additional ideas for your own table. 

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You can’t go wrong with the Christmas colors of red, green and gold! The centerpiece repeats the colors and uses accents of pinecones. Lots of festive texture and pattern are added to the table with the addition of the striped tablecloth.

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This unique table takes a hobby and turns it into a very creative tablescape.  A vintage sewing machine becomes the centerpiece attraction. Napkins, tucked into the goblets, have a scissor pattern in red and white. 

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Notice the tiny Christmas tree on the sewing machine. All the decorations are sewing notions. Not pictured are the various quilted runners over the back of each chair.

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Gold and black are stunning together on this table. Gold striped fabric is laid across the table for added texture and design. The napkins are simply rolled, folded, and wrapped with gold mesh ribbon. 

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Christmas trees with different textures are grouped together inside a large lighted wreath to form this centerpiece. Even the napkins are folded to look like Christmas trees. Notice the tree-etched goblets, too.

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Purple, white,  gold, and silver colors create a beautiful table. You see a lot of mixing of different metals now in decorating and this table does it well. 

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Highlight your favorite manger scene for a Christmas tablescape. Add a few extra details and place it on top of a mirror to reflect the candle light. Napkins angled in the corner of the plate, show the Christmas tree pattern on the china.

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Another nativity set is the centerpiece of this tablescape. The muted colors of the nativity are accented by the burlap table-runner. The napkins are striped kitchen towels! Great idea!

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The Christmas tablescape at this table revolves around a set of whimsical gingerbread china. The gingerbread house, in the center, lights up with cute characters all around it. Lots of details to entertain you at this table.  Christmas Tablescapes 2015 part 3 grandparentsplus.com

 

A little wooden  church, surrounded with snow, looks so simple, but lovely as a centerpiece.  Add a few greens, white floral stems and artificial poinsettias to accent this little church. The snow has battery operated lights under it so it gives light to the table.

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Notice the poinsettia accented clothespins that are attached to a little favor for each guest.

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Santa Lucia dolls, a Swedish custom, decorate the center of the table. Five tall, red votive holders surround the figures. (I apologize for the red candle that is blocking the second figure.) Do you know the story of Santa Lucia?

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The last one is the beautiful table decoration for the punch table. While it is not complete with china, I wanted to include it as well for more inspiration. Christmas Tablescapes 2015 part 3 grandparentsplus.com

 

I hope you enjoyed this series of Christmas Tablescapes with all these creative ideas. Whether it is fancy or plain, elegant or simple, new or recycled, you can make a beautiful table for your family and guests for your Christmas entertaining.

 

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Thanks for stopping by. 

Have a very special Christmas celebrating the birth of Jesus!

Phyllis

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Snowflake Ornament Craft for Toddlers

Preschool projects require something quick and easy to be successful. This Snowflake Ornament Craft fits that description. It works for both a home or school project. Not only is it quick and easy, but it is very inexpensive, too! I came across these items at the Dollar Tree and thought it would make an easy project for preschoolers. 

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Materials Needed:

Snowflakes  (6 for $1.00 at Dollar Tree)

Winter Sticker Books ($1.00 at Dollar Tree)

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Place a large sticker in the middle (snowman, penguin, etc.).  Add small snowflake stickers on the points.

This will help keep them busy while you’re getting dinner ready. There’s no glue involved and they can decorate both sides. Put them up in a window, hang on the tree, or hang from a chandelier. The Snowflake Ornament will look great through January.

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For $2.00, toddlers can have a lot of fun and make several.

Enjoy!

Phyllis

 

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Easy Tree Ornament

This is probably the most inexpensive and quick tree ornament that anyone can make. The choice of color depends on your own Christmas decor. This ornament is linear so it adds a different dimension from the round balls and other decorations. It, also, adds an extra bit of sparkle to your tree.

 

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The materials are few….

Just one 6 foot strand of glittered bead garland – any color!

1 package of ornament hooks.

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Cut the bead garland to the length that you want for your icicle-like ornaments. The bead lengths do not ravel, but stay together.  My bead lengths were 12 beads long. 

Place the end of the ornament hook around the first section of the beads. 

Hang on tree! 

It adds so much extra color, sparkle, and dimension.  

I’ll bet this is the easiest ornament you could make for your tree, right?

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This is just a fun, quick, easy tree ornament for your Christmas tree. 

Enjoy!

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Christmas Tablescapes 2015 Part 2

Looking for some more inspiration for beautiful Christmas tablescapes ?  Well, you came to the right place. Individual women from our church created these tablescapes for our annual Christmas Extravaganza. The tables are amazing! Each year, I think that they really can’t come up with more wonderful ideas, but they do! The entire event is a beautiful Christ-filled celebration of the birth of our Savior. It’s a wonderful way to start off the Christmas season.

Ready to see Part 2? If you missed Christmas Tablescapes 2015 Part 1, be sure to click on it, too.

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You don’t always think of “pink” for Christmas, but this tablescape looks dreamy using pink, white, and gold. A soft feather boa with pink hydrangeas and sparkly gold trees all add up to a wonderful centerpiece display.

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The individual place-settings are beautiful and inviting.

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Here’s a blue and gold tablescape featuring a white tree with small blue and gold balls. It is simple, yet elegant.

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A poinsettia arrangement highlights this table along with gold and black china, goblets, and chargers. Napkins are tied with a pretty gold bow.

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White, silver, and blue are the color combinations of this table. Pretty silver floral sprays are placed in three painted bottles. Each place-setting has a different cup and saucer!

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Gingerbread and apples! The theme is carried through from the red and green apple china. Amber goblets look great with this china. Wooden Santas surround the centerpiece.

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Do you love cardinals? They are such a beautiful bird and the cardinal theme is carried throughout this tablescape. The table-runner has cardinals on it and at each place-setting is a cardinal tin with some home-made goodies for the guests.

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You see a lot of birch accents at Christmas. This tablescape is elegant with lots of woodsy accents. The napkin rings are made of wood, too. The combination of browns and blues look great together.

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Lime green poinsettia blooms really set off this table. The dark green evergreen plants around it are a nice contrast.  The napkins have a spring of evergreen tied with silver roping.

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Among the candle centerpiece, a collection of teacups and a teapot are nestled in the evergreens to welcome the guests. Looks like a tea party is about to happen.

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Each glass votive in this centerpiece is encircled on the outside by red berries. Sparkly silver pines with red balls create a colorful base for this tablescape. 

 

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I love the way the silverware, tied with a red bow, is displayed on the plate.

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Do you know the story of the icicle? This centerpiece is made of evergreens, gold painted branches, lights and icicles.

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This is the legend……

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At each place-setting, this little reminder of the evening is for each guest.

 

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I’ve said this before, but I think a lovely table not only creates a beautiful greeting for your guests, but also makes the food taste even better! 

I hope you enjoyed seeing these Christmas tablescapes. Stay tuned for Part 3!

Have a blessed Christmas season!

Phyllis

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Christmas Salad Recipe

Christmas Salad Recipe

This is an old recipe that I remember my mom making at Christmas time so I renamed it Christmas Salad. The real name of “Spinach and Apple Salad” just didn’t sound exciting enough for such a wonderful salad.

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Fresh greens with red apples looks so colorful . Drizzled with an orange dressing and other goodies, it may sound different, but tastes wonderful! Don’t just limit it to holiday time, but make this anytime as a compliment to your meal. It’s a great use for those apples in the fall, too.

I like to make this salad on individual plates so everyone gets all the ingredients. It makes a tasty and beautiful salad course presentation with the reds and greens. From the original recipe, I added the feta cheese and almonds.

 

Christmas Salad Recipe
Recipe Type: Salad
Author: Phyllis @ grandparentsplus.com
Prep time:
Total time:
Colorful, delicious, and unique with an orange dressing!
Ingredients
  • Spinach along with other greens
  • red apples (my mother used Delicious apples with their deep red color)
  • Bacon – Cut in squares, fry and drain
  • 1 cup mayo
  • Feta cheese (optional)
  • Sliced almonds
  • Orange Juice concentrate
Instructions
  1. Combine spinach, apples, and bacon in a bowl or arrange on individual salad plates.
  2. Combine orange juice concentrate with mayo until just light orange and mix with salad or pour on top of individual salads
  3. Sprinkle Feta cheese and sliced almonds on top.

Adding orange concentrate to the mayo…..   just a few tablespoons per cup makes an unusual, but tasty dressing.

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Mix until a light orange color….

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Recipe without bacon….

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Recipe with bacon…..

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Add this recipe to your salad collection. So pretty, yet, so delicious! 

Enjoy! 

Phyllis

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Christmas Tablescapes 2015 Part 1

Oh, the creativity of the women at our church event! Each year the Christmas Tablescapes on each table are absolutely wonderful. We have a Christmas event that everyone looks forward to called a Christmas Extravaganza. Besides a wonderful Christ-filled program, the ladies attending enjoy seeing each table decorated by individual women in such gorgeous ways. It is a wonderful, festive way to start the season.

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I just need to share these beautiful ideas with you. Perhaps it will spark some inspiration for your own tablescapes. Some are elaborate, some whimsical, and others are very simple and elegant. Some start with a china inspiration and others go with a centerpiece inspiration.

The first table centerpiece is four, graduated-sized milk glass serving pieces all tiered together.  It’s decorated with artificial pines, tuffs of pink, red and cranberry ribbon, and topped with a pillar candle. How clever to use some of your favorite pieces to create a one-of-a-kind Christmas tree.

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A burgundy tablecloth under the rose china makes a lovely vintage table setting.

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Lots of red and white balls accented with silver and red berries look great in the white garden urn. By placing it on a mirror base, the tea lights fill the table with light. Next summer, use the planter in your garden! Silver-rimmed, white dishes compliment the silver accents in the centerpiece.

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Not everyone lives in the northern regions that have snow, so why not have a Christmas table with a beach theme?

The circle wooden lantern has a candle inside surrounded by seashells. The artificial greens and flowers are typical of a tropical area, but do carry out the red and green of the season. Burlap on top of the table simulates the sand on the beach.

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Lovely shell napkin rings fit the flavor of this Christmas table. Notice the glasses……they have a sticker attached to them to make them tropical as well! It make be cold outside, but this setting feels warm and fun!

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This elegant vase has rhinestones glued all around it. It is filled with greens and tied with a large red bow that flows down on the table. Three red pillar candles surround it.The white dinner set is accented with red napkins.

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The two women that created this tablescape didn’t have enough place settings for eight people. However, each had a coordinating set with roses on them so they combined the two sets for this tablesetting. The centerpiece has roses held in the tall vase with pebbles. Distilled water is added up to the blooms with submersible lights added for drama. The graduated glass vases also hold pebbles, submersible lights, and floating candles.

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The centerpiece became quite dramatic when lit.

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This centerpiece is made from a gold sprayed box, filled with white tissue paper flowers, and accented with tall gold floral stems.

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A detailed embroidered runner, placemats, napkins, and small dolls from Guatemala make this table unique. Christmas is celebrated around the world! The vintage soup tureen holds artificial pines and a candle. The glasses are also vintage pieces from her grandmother. How fun to create a table around special memories.

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Even God’s animals celebrate Jesus’ birth! This is a whimsical, “beary” cute version of a nativity scene.  The figures are elevated on cuts from a birch tree. The woodsy table top adds to the theme. Notice the pine-tree glasses, too! 

 

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Five lit branches make this a festive, winter table. The centerpiece is tall, but guests can still see each other through the woods! Snowflake ornaments decorate the place-setting.

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The last table for this party was the one that I decorated for this event. It is from the 12 Days of Christmas carol and represents the “7 Swans a Swimming” part. The song is actually a religious song that has a meaning for each phrase. Read the information on the card below.

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This swan usually sits in my bathroom with towels rolled and tucked into the opening. As a centerpiece, I filled it with artificial green pines along with white and silver floral additions. The small battery lights add a sparkle. Six other small swans circle the big one on  glittered silver fabric. 

Small silver swan ornaments sit to the right of each place-setting.

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Did you know the meaning of “7 Swans a Swimming”?

 

I love to set a beautiful table, don’t you?

These are just some of the Christmas Tablescapes I have to show you. More are coming in Part 2 and

Part 3. 

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Vintage Trunk with a Nativity

This past summer, at a garage sale, I came across a small vintage trunk in terrific shape. The price was very reasonable and I knew that it was a perfect size to display this Vintage Trunk with a Nativity set for Christmas. Needless to say, I quickly snatched it up!

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I had looked for a small suitcase, but this was even better. The inside was in great condition and the outside was a dark green color. Perfect for Christmas! It measured 16 inches wide and 11 inches high. 

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I said that the trunk was in great condition, but it had an ugly duct tape repair job on the tray. When it was inside the trunk, it didn’t show, but when I angled it, it was pretty bad. A piece of cloth covering it, took care of that! Besides, I didn’t want the display way down low. 

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I had the little battery star lights from last year, so out they came and I gently taped them across the top, but not on the paper backing. I placed my little Italian nativity on the green cloth. It was a perfect size for the display! Because I angled the tray, it gave a space to drop the battery for the lights down in the trunk and out of sight.

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Ahh! My new addition to our Christmas decorations! I’ve had this idea from seeing a display in the Christmas Idea House 2014 Part 3  , but I wanted mine to be a Nativity display. 

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Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Christmas celebrating Jesus, our Savior’s birth!

Phyllis

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Snowman Placesetting for Kids

Snowman Placesetting for Kids

I like to make the grandchildren’s placesetting special for Christmas. Last year, I did the Snowman Placesetting for Kids! I took pictures and decided to share them with you this year.  The funny snowman in the middle was a last-minute thought and I couldn’t find a better one anywhere. It worked, though. I found him at a thrift store for $1!

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 Materials Needed for Snowman Plates:

Cheap white paper plate

Clear Plastic Dinner Plate

Black Olives – sliced

Carrot

Chocolate Chips

 

This is the easiest way to set a snowman table for kids. I used the sliced olives for eyes, slice of carrot for nose and chocolate chips for the mouth. Lay everything on the white paper plate and cover with the clear plastic dinner plate. Now, kids can eat and not disturb the snowman face!

Snowman Lights, lit up with an LED light, were at each placesetting. I purchased the snowman cups after Christmas on clearance the year before. Also, I added a snowman straw decoration for another accent. The snow globes came from Dollar Tree. Finally, I added a snowman in the middle for a fun Snowman Placesetting for Kids!

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Put the lights down low and let the snowman globes glow!

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Be sure to use LED lights in the snowman globes as the little candle lights are not strong enough to show through. Besides, the candle lights give a yellow glow and you want your snowman globe to have a white glow. Find the LED lights at a local craft store.

Watch the faces of the children light up as they see this special Snowman Place-setting just for them! The snowman face stays perfect while they eat on the plastic plate on top. You may want to check out my other kids place-settings for both Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Make memories this Christmas! 

Enjoy!

Phyllis

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Christmas Idea House Part 4

Sad to say that this is the final post of the Christmas Idea House for this year. It has been fun to show you all the ideas included in this house decorated by many talented designers. Some ideas never go out of style so be sure to look at last year’s posts of the Christmas Idea House 2014 Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3  for more inspiration.

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This time we’ll visit the last four areas of this home: Den, Guest Bedroom, Sunroom and Living Room.

In the guest bedroom, three metal floral panels create this amazing headboard. For the Christmas season, lights are added for that holiday sparkle.

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In the black lanterns below, artificial snow and a couple of birch branches with battery operated lights make an easy, but lovely display. The stencil on the windows is the same one that we saw in the kitchen and bathroom only this is used on the windows with snow spray.  The window stencil is not permanent, but sure adds to the woodsy feel of the room. The curtain tiebacks, use small pinecone ornaments as another woodland touch.

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The Christmas tree has decorations of metal orbs and birch branches. The guest bedroom light is a metal orb attached to make a chandelier decorated with birch branches, batting for snow, and metal snowflake ornaments. The arrangement on the dresser uses a mix of metals, finials, and candles all highlighted by a star accent. Christmas Idea House Part 4 grandparentsplus.com

In the den, mini pallets provide a background for artwork and mini lanterns. A vintage dock makes a unique coffee table.

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The vintage pie cabinet stores games and books with lit stars shining out as a Christmas accent. Small twig wreaths and  picture frames decorate the tree. A little vintage wall cubby placed under a picture makes a perfect spot for seasonal decorations of skis, pine stems, small ornaments, and battery votive candles. This is easily changed for another season, too.

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The fireplace display is the first thing that catches your eye as you enter the living room. Small. assorted-sized red decorative boxes create a Christmas tree above the mantle. The boxes hold artificial pine boughs, lanterns, birch sticks, and ornaments.

The logs in the fireplace have white lights wrapped around them with some red pinecones placed underneath. It suggests a burning fire.

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The arrangement in the vintage metal bowl holds twig balls, wrapped with battery powered lights, along with pinecones and an array of other ball ornaments and artificial greenery.

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A large vintage wood rolling rack makes a one-of-a-kind wall shelving unit with lots of space for books, seasonal displays, candles, and baskets.

 

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The living room Christmas tree is decorated in red and white. White decorative lanterns hang from the Christmas tree branches with large balls adding a bold punch of red color.

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Adjoining the living room is the sunroom with an antique cabinet set on the radiator to create a bar.

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To the right of the bar, a vintage drawer is attached to the top of an iron stand to create a side table. Perhaps a vintage sewing machine stand would work, too!

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So many great ideas for decorating your own home both using vintage and new items. Did you find some ideas that you can use? The Christmas decorating season is upon us! I hope you enjoyed this tour and that it helped spur some creative ideas of your own. Be sure to go to Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of the 2015 Christmas Idea House, if you missed these posts.

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Happy Decorating!

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