Wednesday, December 9, 2009

touches of red for Christmas

for me and my house, a little bit of red goes a long way.

my decor is mostly a neutral palette relying heavily on textures and natural elements.......

but at Christmas time, i love to add touches of red here and there.

an homage to Rudolph's nose...

you can't have too many throws for cuddling.

an old chenille bedspread made into a pillow.

red outside shows well from the street.

the cute little red folding chairs on my porch were bought at a neighbors sale for....

$3 a piece!!

vintage hat boxes found recently at a tag sale for $12 add a nostalgic touch.

i love this southern sentiment on top of one of the hat boxes.

fresh flowers are ALWAYS nice.

nandina berries from my garden.

inexpensive IKEA towels in the bath.

my daughter's sweet baby shoes hanging on one of the trees.

and candles wrapped in birch bark from nearby trees sitting on a buffalo check runner.......

just a spattering of red to warm up the holidays.

and speaking of warming up, i am heading for Arizona for a long weekend with no computer...
i will miss you!!
for more inspiring Christmas Decor...
please visit Rhoda at Southern Hospitality
this post is just a fraction of my holiday decor! please visit my past posts for much MORE Holiday FUN!!


LuLu Kellogg said...

Hi Erin~
Thank you so much for coming by my Blog and visiting. I think the snow issue is ok now. I changed Browsers and was able to make a comment on yours during my last visit. It must have something to do with my old Browser!

These photos are awesome and I love all the little pops of red. Just lovely!

Enjoy your trip!


Glenda/MidSouth said...

During the holidays is about the only time you will see very much red in my home. I really like the candles wrapped in the bark.
Drop by - I am having a giveaway.

KarenB said...

Looks so great as usual. You can tell I love red. I love the pipe cleaner candy cane, the hat boxes and the Ikea towels! Have fun in Arizona.

Karen @ Elderberry Street

ellen b said...

I really like your touches of red! You have some great accessories!! Enjoy Arizona...

Carole said...

The way you've added the touch of red is perfect and your photos are heavenly. I love the hat boxes and I'm completely jealous that you have nandina berries. We can't grow them here.

I almost forgot I have a customer that I turned on to blogs and she mentioned she loved the crystals that you used on your frames. She wanted to comment but didn't know how. You inspired her to try it.
Hope you have a great weekend!

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

great vintagey touches!

Rue said...

Love love your touches of red. Your home is so peaceful and calm looking!


Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

I love your gentle bits of red...those tulips are delighhtful! But my fave are the baby shoes...I have two pair of baby shoes held by a red ribbon...absoultely my fave ornament...ever!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Erin
Well of course it is all beautiful as I would expect it to be in Chez Erin!!

The photo of the chenille pillow is just beautiful with the lights twinkling in the background.. [I'm imagining the twinkling part.. but they are glowing warmly]. Love the Ikea towels too... simple and charming...

Have a happy and restful weekend in Arizona.. xxx Julie

PS still loving the Moo Cows!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful pictures! Your tree branch idea is fantabulously fantastic! Sounds just like what I would do, hang it and then put in the lights. Why make anything easy, huh!