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My Holiday Home

The house is all decorated and now it’s time to just sit back and soak up the holiday season!
I love everything about this time of year:  the decorations, the music, the concerts, the cookies, the malls, the parties…
…it’s all just so fun!
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Although, I do have to admit that I am a teensy stressed, as I haven’t even completed 5% of my shopping.
Time is just scooting by so fast, and I need to get organized!
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But for now, I will pour myself a Bailey’s on ice and sit back and enjoy my holiday home!
Come have a look!
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Holiday Home Tour {A Pretty Life}
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Ever year we buy a real tree – we love the smell and everything about having a real tree.
The needles and the mess never bother me…it’s all just part of the charm of the season!
And we always try to buy a big tree – at least 7-8 feet…so it always takes up a huge chunk of our living space!
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Colourful Christmas Mantel
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Because our tree is such a focal point in this space I try to keep the mantel very simple.
I could do so much more with it, but it would just get lost next to the tree.
So all I have done is add an evergreen garland with white lights, and hung the same ornaments that are also found on my staircase garlands and on my wreath.
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Colourful Christmas Mantel
Colourful Christmas Mantel
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This year I did add a new wreath.
I think it added just the perfect finishing touch!
It ties together the mantel, the tree and the garlands on my staircase.
I actually feel like, for the first time in many years, my Christmas decorations actually all match…
…they were having a bit of an identity crisis over the past years…
I wouldn’t say I have a theme yet, but it works for me.
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Colourful Christmas Tree
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This is our tree!  So pretty, and SO full of ornaments!
I don’t really have a theme for my decorating, but all of our ornaments mean something…
…they were all bought for each other over the seasons, and they are cherished and adored.
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If you follow me on facebook or twitter, you probably already know that our tree actually fell over this year…
I was devastated.  Honestly.
It fell into our coffee table, and smashed.  Smashed.  Ornaments everywhere.
I did manage to salvage most of them, but we did lose a couple of
very very cherished ornaments.
Teardrop…
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One other space I love to decorate is my coffee table.
I change it up for each season!
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Colourful Christmas Staircase
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Here are my staircase garlands.
I just wrapped them in evergreen garlands and white lights, and hung a tonne of ornaments!
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All of the ball ornaments are shatterproof – not a glass ornament in sight!
And this is a must for our house!  Every time, and I mean every time, someone goes up or down the stairs, at least one or two of these balls goes bouncing across the floor.  Even as I write this I can see 3 ornaments on the floor.  Can you imagine if they were glass?!  Shudder.
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Colourful Christmas Staircase
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A pretty close up.
The staircase looks so so sparkly and pretty at night!
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How is your holiday home decorating coming?
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  1. Here is what is so pretty about your mantel…it is not overdone with too many things and yet it pops with the bright colors! I love it! Christie Three Pixie Lane

  2. I’m so sorry to hear that your tree fell. BUT! Your home is beautiful and I adore all the color! Those stair garlands are amazing!

    Merry Christmas to you…. 🙂

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