Sunday, December 9, 2012

2012 Christmas Decor Ideas

Hey there!  I finished up our Christmas decor this past weekend.  Actually, it's been finished since Thanksgiving but it took me this long to photograph and blog about it.  Oh how I wish the Holidays could be less busy and more relaxing.....  :)


This year for the living room I seemed to be drawn to a campy, rustic cabin decor.  Mostly because of that wonderful buffalo check throw I came across.  It was my inspiration for the entire room.  And of course, I had to throw some industrial vintage decor in there too.

For the Christmas Tree, I always like to decorate it with ornaments that have a story or memory behind them.  Ours is filled with ornaments that we, as well as my parents bought for our kids every year since they were born.  Baby's First Christmas....


And funny little elves that are so old they are falling apart, that always make my kids laugh....


This year I also wanted to add vintage Bingo cards because they remind me of one of the first dates that hubby I went on 23 years ago.  We went to a local summer festival and played Bingo under a row of twinkly lights and stars until late into the evening and by the time the evening was over, I was head over heels. :)

We don't have any vintage Bingo cards so I did the next best thing.....I printed off images of them on cardstock, cut them out and threaded red and white bakers twine through a hole I punched in the top.


I fell in love with these aqua colored cards.


As well as these....


Just looking at the tree makes me smile because it is filled with so many wonderful memories.





This year I was drawn to red and white stripes so I continued that theme into the dining room.


I found these adorable little red stripe bowls at Crate and Barrel and fell in love. 


And the linen napkins came from this sweet little Etsy shop.  I loved the design and I love handmade even more. 



And that's it!  Don't you love decorating for the Holidays?  Are you like me and ready to take it all down the day after Christmas?  ;-)

Happy Holidays!

Diana

53 comments:

  1. Your home is so beautiful! I hope you are able to find lots of time to just relax and enjoy the season. ♥ Merry Christmas!

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  2. Oh I love your home!! Love the dough bowl with ornaments so pretty as is your wreath and stockings. Did you make your wreath?? I am one that puts out everything out by thanksgiving and Christmas day I take it all down:)
    Hope you feel better soon I know the flu seems to be really bad this year and early!!

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  3. The wreath is very interesting, is it raw cotton? I just love all the rustic Christmas theme. Hope you feel better soon.

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    1. Hi Carol! It is made of wool and was purchased from Anthropologie. :)

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  4. I just pinned a bunch of your ideas...LOVE it ALL!!
    ♥Linsey

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  5. Absolutely stunning!!! Excellent job, girly. :) xo

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  6. Diana, You did a wonderful job with your decorating. I really love the Bingo cards in there- How cute. Everything looks lovely- xo Diana

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  7. i love your decor!!! its so pretty and vintagey, right up my alley!

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  8. Your home & your Christmas decor is beautiful. Yes, Im ready to take it all down the day after Christmas, and I usually do. It's like getting a headstart on January, which is organization month for me.

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  9. This time of year also gets me almost numb to all the Christmas decor! I have done mine the church's, my friend that just had her 3rd baby and the preacher's wife mantel. I am so loving how you did your decor, calm and serene. So pretty and so inviting. Refreshing!

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  10. Most lovely. Thanks for the tour. Love your wall and trim color, have you shared here on your blog? Will search it out! Thanks.

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  11. Love to decorate for Christmas but the day after stay outta my way...ready for clutter free!

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  12. As always I am in love with what you have done in both rooms. Just wonderful Diana. Hope that you feel better real soon. Take care.

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  13. You inspire me. As a person who has not been in the Christmas spirit since we lost our home and then had all our daughters move out basically around the same time.... getting married and being too busy for us due to extended family and obligations to friends, well my husband and I just sort of took a skip on the holidays. Now we are on the verge of getting a home again ( that is a long story there) and in hopes of perhaps regaining some traditions as well as a fresh start, seeing how you have decorated, simple, and home spun and full of heart... it as I said has inspired me, and I wanted you to know that. Oh and great blanket!!

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  14. lovely home and decorations - I especially love the birds on the napkins...I kind of have a "thing" for birds LOL - and yes I am like you and like to take the decorations down the day after Christmas, although the kids like it to stay up longer
    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

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  15. love the throw. i've been seeing something similar at the home goods store. love it. where did yours come from? i have one that i found this past summer at a yard sale. fits great in my living room.
    thanks

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  16. Liebe Diana,
    Wow!Dein Haus ist ein Traum!Wunderschön geschmückt!
    Ich wünsche Dir eine zauberhafte Adventszeit!
    Liebe Grüße aus der Eifel
    Frida

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  17. Very festive and simple - the best way to do it in my book! Try some garlic and onion soup for that flu. Get some rest.

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  18. Your style is so classy, so welcoming, so cozy!!! I just love it!
    Could you possibly share where you got the fluffy wreath??? I saw the same one on Dreamy Whites blog and have been obsessed ever since!
    Happy holidays, and yes, I'm ready to take down the day after too ... Haha!
    Blessings,
    Kelly :)

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  19. Gorgeous, Diana! So cozy and warm feeling! I would love to be stuck in your home during a snow storm. :)

    I still have to get some of those bread boards from you! I fall more in love with them every time I see them!

    Have a blessed and merry Christmas!

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  20. You're style is so perfect...it's how I want my home. Thanks for the inspiration and I hope that you don't mind that I just may copy some ideas! :)
    Kris

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  21. Beautiful decorations! I love it! You know the Christmas season actually BEGINS December 25th and ends in January after New Year's Jan. 11th. It is so sad everyone is done with the decorations when we should still be celebrating! Maybe if everyone waited a little longer to start decorating we could really celebrate when we are supposed to. The stores tell us to get in the spirit sooner so they can get bigger sales.

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  22. Your home is always so stunning, Diana, especially at Christmas. I love everything. ♥

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  23. Homes filled with memories and nostalgia are the coziest and best!!! Love the Bingo cards. Actually, I love it all!!! Hugs to you.

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  24. There are so many things I love about your home! Inspiring!

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  25. What a beautiful Christmas livingroom. Simple and tranquil. Love it. Merry Christmas Karen from Cape Cod Shabby2chicshoppe

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  26. Your style is beautiful. You have very pretty holiday decor.

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  27. I love your home, it's so beautiful.

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  28. Did you build the crates that your huge window is propped on?
    Love that look.

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  29. I am totally in heart with your home! {sigh} Hx

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  30. Beautifully done! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  31. I loved every detail especially the bowls on the table. Charming.

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  32. I LOVE EVERYTHING!! I had that wreath in my virtual shopping cart, and didn't get it. Heading there now to purchase!! It looks sooo pretty in your house:) Oh, and I just spent a good hour stalking all your house pics. LOVE the green kitchen door:) I could just move right in:)

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  33. I LOVE your ENTIRE house!! Where can we print/download the Bingo cards? Thanks! Merry Christmas!!

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  34. Very beautiful! The whole space is lovely. I can see myself being very comfortable there. I also picked up a few vintage bingo cards this fall. I think they're great. Yours have a memory attached to them, even better!

    I just discovered your blog today. I have two that I write (decorating and lifestyle blog) - hope you'll check them out.

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  35. Have a wonderful Christmas. Your tree and table decorations are lovely - simple, sparkly, and full of memories. Wishing you and your family loads of fun and more memories this holiday.

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  36. Hallo Diana,
    I LOVE EVERYTHING! Dein Blog,deine Fotos sind einfach TOLL!
    Immer wieder neue Inspirationen-Vielen Dank!
    Ich wünsche Dir und deiner Familie zauberhafte Weihnachten!
    Liebe Grüße
    Frida

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  38. Absolutely stunning - I was all about baker's twine this year too! Wishing you a wonderful new year!
    Kelly

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  39. So cute! You inspired me to do a whole post on my favourite vintage nick-nacks!

    Check it out :)

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  40. Your home is so beautiful! Do you mind sharing your wall color? I love how bright and neutral it is!

    Nicole L

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