Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Decor--Part 2

There are 17 more days till Christmas.  That means that in about 26 days or so I have to start disassembling and re-packing all the decorations.  I have to say, it's a lot of work, and putting it away is something that I don't enjoy, but the fam and I enjoy it while it's up, and hopefully someone will remember and think that it was special!!  So here goes a before and after picture, stay tuned, tablescape to come!!
Console in LR, before...

All decked out... one more

Kitchen table decked out in red plaid!

I used a hurricane globe and matching votive holders I purchased at Pier 1 many years ago.  The globe is elevated on a cake plate and surrounded with fresh magnolia and leland cypress.  Berries added for color...

Red plates rest on gold chargers, and the plaid accent plates are from Target.  Bowls are Martha Stewart for Macy's.
Tablescape is casual today, pressed for time...

Ok, moving around the kitchen, I did this mantle over the stove last night, and it must've fallen at least 5 times.  Think I finally got it to stay...

Remember that tree I was thinking of putting up in the dining room?
Got it up today, yippeeee!!

Love the little cherub ornaments!!

Tree topper...

It was so cold decorating the front!!

I've changed to artificial--one day I may go back to using the real stuff.

I used that wide red, mesh ribbon and outdoor gold ornaments on my garland, along with white lights.

I just gathered it every 6-8 inches and wired it around the garland.  Pretty easy to do!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope your Christmas holidays are filled with joy!  Come back and see me soon as I strive for A Perfect Setting!!


  1. This is definitely PERFECT!!! So GORGEOUS!!! I love everything you've done!

  2. Yep! It's perfect alright. I love plaid, so of course, I'm loving your tablecloth and plaid rimmed dishes. I'll be back for sure.

  3. Oh my goodness~ I have just spent a good chunk of my evening drooling over your last couple posts.
    Your style and decorations are over-the-top gorgeous! What great statements they all make. Your eye for detail is impressive.
    I enjoyed and was so inspired by my visit! I'll be back to vist these posts again!

  4. Where do I start with all the "I love this" The console, the tree, the garland in the kitchen, the outside of the home! Oh and of course the table setting.... splendid job!

  5. It all looks so Christmasy and festive!

  6. Love seeing all of your festive decorating displays! Nothing speaks Christmas & family to me more than plaid~ What a fabulous kitchen you have!

  7. Your home looks lovely. Great to see the garland in the kitchen. And I just love all of the plaid. I passed up those plaid plates at Target and now I'm wishing I hadn't.

    - The Tablescaper

  8. I'm crazy about the red plaid. Plaid is just so Christmasy to me. I love the magnolias in your center piece, too. I need to go swipe some from my sister's tree for mine. They look hearty and fabulous.

    Your whole house is lovely.

  9. You have just a beautiful home! Inside and out, it is filled with such beauty. I love the pretty plaids. In a fit of "simplifying" years back, I got rid of my plaid tablecloth and have regretted it ever since.

  10. Beautiful! I love your kitchen! That plaid tablecloth makes me want to rush out and look for all things plaid! :) Your tablesetting and centerpiece are just beautiful! I feel your pain about the cold. It was freezing the weekend I decorated my porch and the wind was blowing so that made it even worse! Your porch turned out beautifully...worth all that cold! ;) The red ribbon in your garland is gorgeous with the lights! Your neighbors must love driving by!
    Merry Christmas!

  11. Your console is stunning! I love the plaids your table is dressed in. Your kitchen is what I dream of...just beautiful.

  12. Betsy, Everything is gorgeous! I love the vignette on the console and the swag on the stove mantle. Beautiful!!

    Did you get my email about lunch next week? I hope you can make it.
    Happy Holidays,

  13. Your home is decorated in such a lovely fashion! Fabulous!!!

  14. Your home is gorgeous...sooo festive, ready for Christmas in a very elegant way, all your own! I love your outside, it looks cold, but you did such a warm job, people must love to drive by and stop to see...terrific!
    I'm sorry my pics didn't come out, if you like you can go straight to my blog: FFABY'S LIVING and you'll see it all, my family, my Xmas tables, and my home decorations for Xmas, this way some people have see it all.
    God bless you.

  15. Thank you very much for visiting my blog and for your really nice comment. The little chair that you saw is Turkish vintage, it folds perfectly and you can take her under your arm, hahahaaa...I bought it at an antique shop, my granddaughter Cayetanal loves to sit in it!
    Your house is totally gorgeous, I'm going through it again, love it!

  16. This is so pretty! I totally love your plaid dishes! They are wonderful. Your whole house is just stunningly beautiful! Thanks for the tour!

  17. Your home looks gorgeous! Target was all out of those plates, I love them!

  18. Your house is beautifully decorated for the Christmas holidays. Love, the red plaid tablescape. Thank you for sharing your charming designs. Cherry Kay

  19. Hello...

    I just took the Christmas tour through your cousin's gorgeous Christmas home and was just blown was soooo very beautiful! This was my very first time to visit your blog so I thought I would take a "meander" around...and I'm sooo glad that I did! My friend, your home is just a beautiful as your cousins!'s just breathtaking! Sure wished that you could have heard all of my ooohs and aaahs as I was going through your photos! Hehe! Ohhh my...I just adore how you decorated your LR's sooo pretty! And your dining room buffet and your Christmas tree...well, it's all soooo Christmasy magical! Loved your beautiful Tartan plaid Christmas tablescape as well! It's perfect! My friend, you are a very talented designer...thank you so much for sharing that gift with well as your fabulous home!!! This has been such a treat!

    I just wanted to let you know that I'm adding your delightful blog to my list of blog follows! I am sooo looking forward to your upcoming posts...and going back through your past posts as well! It's so very nice to meet you, my friend!

    Warmest Christmas wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design