Christmas Decor 2011

I’ve been toying with the idea of having a red Christmas for the past few years. You know… shake things up a bit. Casey hasn’t been into the idea but when we went to Home Depot to pick up some more lights, I spied these adorable ornaments from Martha Stewart and couldn’t resist. I liked her idea of doing red, blue & white so I ran with it knowing that we already had the blue and white covered.

I also found these cute little hooks at Home Depot too! The ornaments stay on so well now.

In preparation for the mantle, I spray-painted a few branches & pine cones from our backyard white.

This is what the mantle looks like (when the tree is off in the background).

christmas decor 2011

Here’s the left hand side.

christmas decor 2011

I made our white blocks into little “presents” and hung ornaments from the branches.

christmas decor 2011

Here are some of the painted pine cones. I love how those mirrored trees pick up lights & colors.

christmas decor 2011

This is the right hand side of the mantle. Reminds me of a Charlie Brown tree. :)

christmas decor 2011

A little closeup…

christmas decor 2011

Our stockings match the decor. I’m putting that red blanket my brother gave us to good use on the couch.

christmas decor 2011

The tree during the day…

christmas decor 2011

Here’s a little glimpse of the mantle with the tree on.

christmas decor 2011

Oh! And here’s the front door wreath!

front door

We’re ready for the holidays!

This is what our past Christmases looked like:

2010- BLUE/GREEN/SILVER

2009- BLUE/SILVER

2008 BLUE/SILVER

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