Thursday, December 8, 2011

more christmas around the house...

i had planned on sharing my all white den with you earlier and had prepared a post......but after living with an all white Christmas decor for a couple of weeks, combined with some long days of really grey weather ...the all white was leaving me......well.... cold.

so i redid the room and had to take all new pictures.....
i gathered all of the cozy red blankets i could find and found some pretty red ribbon in my studio and redid the whole look!

the pops of red really warmed up the space and it feels much more festive now.......

i started building on my mantel, by adding my hobnail milk glass collection.....turned upside down with lights underneath......and topped off with bottle brush trees.

and then added the red ribbon and an airy garland.

i stuffed the cement swans with twinkle lights and white pine cones.







my homemade snow balls sitting in one of my doily bowls.

crocheted pieces here and there....

and lots of buffalo check flannel that i cut up from sheets.





grandma Bernice made Teddy's dress.







i made the pillow from an old chenille blanket.





and more of my handmade snow balls sitting in front of one of my paintings.

i must apologize for throwing this post together.... we are having lots of fun with my parents who are visiting from Arizona....but i wanted to share some more Christmas decor with you before it is too late!! the big day is approaching fast!

next time, i'll share my winter white dining room.

have a great weekend!

27 comments:

KarenB said...

Your mantle is GORGEOUS! I've been searching for extra bottle brush trees everywhere and can't find any. I'm envious. Your room looks cozy and festive. Very, very pretty. Have fun with your Mom and Dad!

miabellavintage said...

ok the plaid with the white is drop dead awesome! I like the way the pine needles are just lightly swirling around the little trees on the mantle.....like a gentle breeze.

Also the hobnail used as stands are like little mini snowballs.

I am not such a fan of hobnail...BUT what you have done, makes sense. It does not look out of place....well done, friend!

FlowerLady said...

It all looks so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your Christmas with us in blogland.

FlowerLady

flowersandhome said...

What a cosy and pretty athmosphere you created. That's a christmastree forest on your mantle! I thought I had one but o no, It's nothing compared to what I see here now ;-) It has me doubting again wether I'd move the trees I made around or just keep them all together, Hmm....
Bye,
enjoy the time with your parents!
Marian

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Oh, everything is so beautiful it is making me teary eyed. Sniff.

Olive Cooper said...

Erin, the mantle is simple marvelous. The touches of red are like icing on a big white cake-love it. Happy Christmas and have fun from Olive&Joe

Glenda/MidSouth said...

All the red was the perfect addition with the white. I like the idea of using the milk glass to sit the trees on. Everything is so pretty!
Enjoy your weekend.

Hilda R.B said...

Beautiful post. Love it!!!!

The Garden Bell said...

It sure is a winter white wonderland. I love the splash of Red and of course you touch of crochet. White really is a color. Your horse pictures still touch my heart. Have a wonderful time with The Ps.

Barb said...

Oh, my . . . can I come over? this is absolutely over-the-top gorgeous!

fleurcottage said...

it's LOVELY & the beams are fab! have a blessed Christmas!

It's me said...

What a beautiful post !!!..like your snowballs with your paiting above.....love from me.....xxx....

Passionate for White said...

Everything and I mean EVERYTHING is so beautiful - I'm going back for another look!

Donna said...

Erin,
Gorgeous! I love the plaid you added to the room. It is so inviting. I adore how you used your milkglass upside down for the trees!
Hugs,
Donna

Heaven's Walk said...

Erin - I don't think I've ever seen your living room before ---- but I LUV LUV LUV the cozy feel of it! I think it's because of painted beams. The entire room is just so cozy and welcoming! I can imagine curling up there in front of the fireplace on a cold, snowy day. :) The red touches really do warm up the room. GREAT GREAT job, girlfriend! :)

xoxo laurie

Espresso said...

:))

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YOUR HOME is worthy of being in a MAGAZINE! NOW TELL ME PLEASE, how did you make those snowball?

THE PICTURE of the horses in the distance about those snowballs is captivating. You are SO TALENTED I have nothing else to say....I am STARTLED BY YOUR BRILLIANCE ERIN!!!!!!!!!! Anita

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Gorgeous photographs of your beautiful room!!!

Love of the Sea said...

Is there such a thing as Mantle Envy? If there is - I have it. Your mantle is both creative and beautiful. I love it. And I love the cozy and warm style of your living space.

koralee said...

Pure JOY...can I come and cozy up in that room for a while...BLISS!!! Your world is so beautiful. xoxoxo

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

Your home is lovely!
I am a red fanatic, and I too, have taken out my plaids to decorate my home this holiday season...
There is something so warm and inviting about the colr red, and I pair it with every color.
I have a Victorian house from the 1800's and it is a passion of mine to change its decor often. :)
Your ideas are simply wonderful!
So happy I found your site!
Wishing you a beautiful holiday season~
Lisa
Bilancia Designs

awal.ny said...

It all looks so beautiful, with or with out the red. I love the bowl of snowballs. I may just have to whip up a batch for the mud room, no throwing though. Your paintings are just beautiful. Those eyes.

kerrie of sea cottage said...

your home is beautiful during christmas. I am most happy to see you still have your horse painting. You know how much I hope you never part with it. That is so incredible that the Big House you decorate is the Bun Lady. And is that the home you garden for? What a wonderful job. YOur kitties make me smile. Merry Christmas ox

Cobalt Violet said...

You threw this post together? lol!
Well, I think it's fabulous and I love the red accents.
(favorite color alert)

Diane said...

Oh my gosh! I have just discovered your blog via another blog (oh the joy of blog surfing). It is like honey for the eyes! I am just in love with your style. Your home is beautiful!

I know I am posting here way beyond Christmas, but my eight-year old daughter and I are dying to know how to make the snowballs. Can you share your technique? I would love to bring a little magic into the house next year! :-). Thank you for your beautiful blog.

Diane said...

Oh my gosh! I have just discovered your blog via another blog (oh the joy of blog surfing). It is like honey for the eyes! I am just in love with your style. Your home is beautiful!

I know I am posting here way beyond Christmas, but my eight-year old daughter and I are dying to know how to make the snowballs. Can you share your technique? I would love to bring a little magic into the house next year! :-). Thank you for your beautiful blog.

erin said...

thanks diane...you have a "no reply" address and so i am responding here...hope you see it.
i used styrophoam balls as the base and spread a product called "Snow-tex" on them...you can find "snow-tex" at Michaels craft store. hope this helps!