18 December 2012

2012 Christmas Home Tour

Hello!  I am so happy to be linking up to the 2012 Christmas Tour of Homes.  Take a peek around.  If you enjoy my posts, poke around at some of my other popular posts or check out my Projects or Our Home tabs.  Consider following me through one of my buttons on the right.  You can also find me on Instagram as @twentysomethng. 

Master Bedroom

After two years of blogging, I don’t believe I have ever mentioned that I have a mantel in my master bedroom.  Years ago, I was driving around Dahlonega and saw this great estate sale.  At that time, I was living in a cabin that measured in at less than 300 square feet – bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living room included!  However, I couldn’t pass up the mantel when I saw it.  For $40, I loaded this beauty up and it set in storage until we moved to Sadie Court.  Believe it or not, Rusty installed it for me days after we moved in here, and two weeks ago was the first time I have ever really staged it.  It looks so nice!
Blue and White Christmas Mantel 2The main focal point is a mirror that my dad framed me years ago that I painted blue and my coffee filter wreath.
Blue and White Christmas Mantel 3When I shopped my house, I pulled together all mirrored  pieces and mercury glass to keep the design simple and shiny.  I also used some of Home Depot’s fresh garland ($5.00 on Black Friday) to add a natural element.  Not to mention, my room smells amazing every time I walk in there! Blue and White Christmas Mantel 4Inside of the apothecary jar are antique ornaments that I found thriftiquing around Dahlonega.  Plus, they tie into my blue theme.
Blue and White Christmas Mantel 5
Blue and White Christmas MantelNormally, I just decorate the main parts of our house, the kitchen, living room and dining room, but I always loved going into the old homes in my hometown during their open houses and seeing all of the rooms thematically decorated with a tree and all.  When I thought of extending the decorations into the master bedroom, it was almost as if a light bulb went off.  What hadn’t I thought of this before?!!

Dining Room

Rusty and I typically eat at our ottoman in the living room or in the kitchen breakfast nook.  This means that I can always have a nicely decorated dining room table.  This year, I kept the silver, white and pearl colored ornaments from last year and bought eggplant colored ornaments and decorations for an accent color.
Purple Christmas Tablescape 5
Purple Christmas Tablescape 4I added the burlap runner that I cut off of some yardage I bought at a local fabric story. Green and Purple Christmas Place Setting 3My place settings are white plates on white placemats.  The green napkin is wrapped in the same eggplant ribbon I bought for other areas in the house.  The lettered mercury glass ornaments from Kohl’s marks my seat and Rusty’s seat. Green and Purple Christmas Place Setting 2It’s hard to photograph my table as a whole because I had to move it to fit my tree.  Here is the best picture I can get of the whole design. Purple Christmas Tree Decorations and Tablescape 007 (2)
Purple Christmas Tree Decorations and Tablescape 006 (2)

Christmas Tree

I’m not too fancy.  I’ve been blogging for two years, and I still photograph everything with my point and shoot Canon and edit all of the pictures in Windows Live Writer.  This means it is really, really hard to photograph a Christmas tree.  Especially when the Christmas tree blocks all natural light in the room! Purple Christmas Tree Decorations and Tablescape and Photo Ornament 006 (2)
Purple Christmas Tree Decorations and Photo Ornament 009I used all of my silver, white and pearl ornaments and added in some eggplant colored balls.  I also bought the largest cut tree possible (thanks to my hubby), so I wanted to add some bulky decorations to it.  Without spending lots of money on the large ornaments, I just picked up some laser cut, large frames from Michael’s and sprayed them purple.  I put in some black and white prints of the family, including Hank and Dagny.  I also wrapped some fake presents (mostly the empty boxes after opening my strands of lights) in some glittery wrapping paper.  I tucked a few pictures under the ribbons to stick with the photo theme. Purple Christmas Tree Decorations and Photo Ornament 009 (2)Purple Christmas Tree Decorations and Photo Ornament 010 (2)Purple Christmas Tree Decorations 011Purple Christmas Tree Decorations and Photo Ornament 007

Mantelscape

My favorite space to decorate in our home is our mantel.  We have very high ceilings in our living room, so I can play round with some pretty dramatic décor in height and form.  This year, I pulled this look together for our Christmas mantel.
Purple Christmas Mantel Decorations 003I used the same shutters that you saw in my All White Winter Mantelscape from a few years ago.  I layered an old window that I picked up from a yard sale.      Purple Christmas Mantelscape Decorations 014For a natural element, I put up a fresh wreath from Home Depot.  It was definitely worth the $5.00 to have that amazing smell all month long.  I took some fresh garland and beefed it up some with our free tree trimmings.  I just pulled some ornaments from the tree and strung them together to tie in a little more purple.    Purple Christmas Mantelscape Decorations 012Purple Christmas Mantelscape Decorations 013My accessories are from Wal-mart, Kohl’s and HomeGoods.  I just shopped my house and played around with the arrangement until I liked what I saw.    Purple Christmas Mantel Decorations 001I’m loving this look so much, that I think I might just take down the greenery and stockings and throw up a different wreath for January.  How easy is that?!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Linking up with Nesting Place.

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  1. Your mantle and wreath are so beautiful!

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  5. Love that coffee wreath! Beautiful decor. :)

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  6. Beautiful! I pinned both your mantels. :)

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    I’m having the best time seeing the many creative and unique ways to decorate for Christmas and the New Year!
    Your mercury pieces are so beautiful.
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