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!

Phyllis

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Christmas Tablescapes – Part 2

Christmas Tablescapes – Part 2 is another tour of the wonderful tablescapes that many women from our church did for the Christmas Extravaganza.   It’s a beautiful way to begin the Christmas season. I’m sure you’ll find lots of inspiration to spur your own ideas for your Christmas table. I hope you didn’t miss the first post, but if you did, here it is….. Christmas Tablescapes 2014

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I’ll first start with some traditional red, white, and green tablescapes!

Red and white  always make a striking tablesetting!

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Traditional red,  green, and white can be changed and dressed up many ways. The red candle centerpiece, surrounded by greenery and red berries, is set off by the addition of the white cutwork table-topper. Red and green patterned napkins add another festive touch.

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Use glittered branches lit with small lights and place in a vase. Accent the branches with red and silver balls and you have a quick centerpiece!

 

 

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Red, brown, and gold are the colors of the next Christmas tablescape. The color brown is repeated in the napkin rings, tablecloth, pinecones,  and twigs in the centerpiece.

 

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This year, I’ve seen lots of mixing of gold and silver. This table shows that trend.

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Burgundy, white, green, and gold are the next Christmas tablescape combination. The colors in the plates are repeated in the centerpiece, placemats, chargers and glassware. This was the second table that I decorated (first was Duck Dynasty Tablescape). Would you believe I found this set at a thrift store? Yes, a placesetting of 12 for $22! I couldn’t do better at a dollar store! I must have hit the store at just the right time. (Not that I needed more dishes! Ha!)  The napkins are rolled with a burgundy bow attached with wire.! Simple and inexpensive!

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This black, red, and white tablescape has a nature feel with all the birds placed around the centerpiece. The white snow on the bottom had lights underneath which illuminated the centerpiece.

 

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Carolers with a church in the background, look lovely with the Christmas china used on this table.

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A white tablecloth sets off the deep red, antique dishes. The centerpiece is a red mosaic glass candle holder. Around the candle holder is greenery with woodland animals and pine cone accents. Peeking out of the greenery are birds, fox, owls, squirrels and other creatures of the woods.


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Here come the blues!

 The “in color” of turquoise is lovely with this silver and white accented tablescape!  The woman who did this tablescape got her dishes at a thrift store, too! Nice bargain! Those silver and white dishes will go with anything!

 

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More turquoise, silver and white! This centerpiece started out as a garland. The raised 5 candle holders are a glass dish glued on top of a dollar store glass candle holder. The garland wraps through and around the candle holders. The placemats are  from a paper napkin and coordinating paper napkins are placed in the water glasses. I hope you can imagine this table lit as my picture of it all lit up didn’t turn out. Sorry! 

Take notice of the ribbon on the plate! More color and texture are added to plain white plates.

 

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A lighthouse is the focus of this tablescape! How does this fit into Christmas? Well, Jesus is the Light of the World! He came to save the world! A lighthouse saves those who may be lost and can’t find their way, too!  Blue toule surrounded the base and was lit with small Christmas white lights!

 

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If you have a beautiful set of blue dishes, a white tablecloth and silver accents really enhance the blues!

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A glowing candle centerpiece surrounded by peacock feathers features the color tones for this table. Peacock ornaments, turquoise glasses and beautiful peacock feather, textured salad plates make this a very unusual, but gorgeous table for Christmas or New Year’s.

 

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Here’s “The Little Drummer Boy Table!”

How sweet is this Drummer Boy? Criss-crossed burlap runners have some of the lines from the song written on them. The candles are filled with tiny drum ornaments.

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Individual Drummer Boy ornaments with a tiny drum are wrapped around the napkin.

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The women of our church really came up with some gorgeous tablescapes, didn’t they?

Hope you enjoyed the Christmas Tablescape inspiration!

Phyllis

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Christmas Idea House 2014

The Christmas Idea House 2014 is ready! The question is, are you ready for tons of decorating ideas for the Christmas season? As usual, there are vintage finds used as well as new items.  You’ll see a lot of natural outdoor accents like salvaged wood, pinecones, birch sleeves, decorative birds throughout the home.

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I enjoy decorating for Christmas! While I do some of the same things each year, I always try to update and incorporate something new! The inspiration for new ideas is unlimited in this Christmas Idea House 2014! I found some new ideas to add and so will you!

This is a fun idea for the outside of your home! Six branches of varying sizes and some rope is all it takes! Add a spotlight and you’ve got an eye-catching show-piece! If you have access to a wooded area, you’ve got most of the materials for free!

 

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If you have a sleigh or cart, this is a fun idea…….

 

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A beautiful container display for Christmas!  More materials from the woods with some additional decorations make this outstanding!

 

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Beautiful window boxes with rolled birch bark and pine cones.

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This old house has a front porch. It is all decorated in red and white! The vintage table is covered with burlap. Small textured rugs become placemats. The chairs are tied with red and white winter scarves!  Easy ideas to do on your own!

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The centerpiece is a red globe lantern with an artificial candle. The globe is circled with evergreen and red and white roping wraps in and out of the greenery.

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The same red and white roping wraps around the silverware in a slip knot along with a fresh spring of pine. Simple to do!

 

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The porch window valance is burlap tied up with red twine. Artificial greenery hangs down with red decorative ornaments interspersed at different levels.

 

 

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In the corner are birch branches at different heights decorated with artificial pines and tiny lights. It goes with the woodland theme nicely. 

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A wreath with red flowers, plaid ribbon, and highlighted with dried wheat tuffs circles the small lit lantern. It gives a cozy welcome to the home. 

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Around the light hangs 3- dimensional paper lanterns clustered together. 

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On the other side of the porch is a simple, but beautiful display. Notice it is all contained in a commercial aluminum baking tray!  The fringed, red plaid blanket works perfectly to set everything off. 

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Another small birch tree in a pot is accented with a red and white paper medallion.

 

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Of course, there’s a bit of whimsy added with these cute red and white trolls on the little toboggan.

 

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Did you find some new ideas to add to your decorating scheme this Christmas? Perhaps, it’s just a new way of displaying what you already have on hand.

Next time we’ll step into the main rooms for more inspiration!  Stay tuned ……

Hope you enjoyed the tour! 

Phyllis

 

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Christmas Idea House 2013 – Part 2

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Welcome to the second post highlighting ideas from the Christmas Idea House 2013. I never tire of seeing creative decorating ideas that inspire me. It certainly gets my creative juices going. I think that is why Pinterest has become so popular. Lots of great ideas are right at your fingertips! In the Idea House there are certainly lots of ideas  too! Have fun checking them out….

In the dining room ……..

Christmas Idea House 2013 Part 2 grandparentsplus.com I am a big fan of  red and white. While it makes a stunning impact at Christmas time, it works for Valentines, 4th of July and other occasions, too! A red and white striped table runner gives great texture along with extra color.

Notice the white ginger pot which is not necessarily Christmas related, but lights up the table with an LED light placed inside. It, too, is usable at other times of the year. I love that it is so versatile.

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In the Idea House, the napkin is wrapped with roping and a felt ornament.

My version of a red and white table-setting using what I already have is this……

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The little red stockings were some old decorations that I used as napkin rings/holders. Tall, clear tea light holders used in the center are from the dollar store. Just think outside he box for a tablecloth as this one is a bedspread! For the  centerpiece, I had  a large red vase and filled it with water and a floating candle. On the bottom is a submersible LED light hidden with glass accent gems to disperse the light. At night, it casts a colorful glow!

 

Notice the drama added to the chandelier! Long ornaments and garlands give it that special Christmas look!

 

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This Idea House is an old house with radiators! I love how they used a drip pan filled with dried items and lined up various sizes of trees on top of the radiator. You don’t even notice the old radiator as your eyes are drawn to the trees.!

 

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Another view of the dining room with the  trees in the background …..

 

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Inside the buffet are lit branches in white glass vases.  If you don’t have white vases, paint clear ones from a thrift shop!

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Now, this is for the wood pallet enthusiasts! When the garage workshop warms up in the spring, I’ll be using this idea!

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More tablescapes were set up in another room!

 

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Black and Gold!

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 A similar version using my china……

 

 

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Were you inspired to set a wonderful table? For me, it is one of the fun things I enjoy about entertaining.

Hope you saw some ideas for your holiday festivities. More to come in Part 3!

 

Phyllis

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