Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Decking Your Halls


Veranda


What's new 
in Christmas decor?



Not much!

Have been scouring the magazines,
blogs, stores, and design centers
for any inspiration I can feast my eyes upon
but there really is not really anything
 "new" 
out there.


Traditional Home



Elle Decor

But let me tell you...
these oldies
are
GOODIES!


Source Unknown

Williamsburg Wreath



I love the smell of fresh evergreens in the winter!
Red berries are wonderful and any fresh fruits 
 added to the mix are even better.




Southern Living



Pine cones, twigs, 
and green leafy branches,
 all add great texture 
and interest 
to your holiday evergreen dressings.




The Magnolia Company




Add personality 
and your own style 
with material elements 
like ribbons, ornaments,
and strands of beads 
or glittery garlands.






Pinterest



Some prefer the more natural decor
while others like to glitz it up 
and really add pizzazz and magic 
to their displays.




Mary McDonald

CountryLiving



As for me,
I like them all!
Little bit of natural in one area,
and then a lot of sparkles and lights
in another spot.



ThePerfectPalette.com



It's all up to you.
So tell me, how will you
be decking your halls this year?





Etsy



 Country Living


Martha Stewart




Alessandra Branca
Country Living
Martha Stewart

27 comments:

Salmagundi said...

Nothing new here!! Even though I would like to do something different; this is our 55th Christmas and the kids and now the grandkids would be disappointed if I did something out of the ordinary. There is something comforting to them about the same old stuff; and family is who is important. Sally

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Fun topic! Our family enjoys the traditional Christmas decor so I won't be changing a thing. Well except for the beautiful plaid plates in the Williams Sonoma catalog. They may show up on our dining table :-)

The enchanted home said...

Wow Alison..everything is simply breathtaking. Love it.......I like to change it up a bit but am a pretty true traditionalist. Happy Thanksgiving!

NanaDiana said...

Wow! What beautiful, beautiful images. I love everything here, Alison. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving- xo Diana

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You have given us so many "oldies but goodie" ideas! There is so much to inspire in this post!!!
I am going very natural this Christmas... except for the outside of the house!
Happy Thanksgiving Alison!!! I am thankful for your friendship.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Wow, Alison, there is so much eye candy here, that I don't know where to begin! Every time I think I have it all planned out, I come across posts like this, that give me even more ideas! Lol! Wishing you and your beautiful family a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!!!

Ron said...

I love all your inspirational pics. Awesome!!! I am a traditionalist. I love my red, gold, green, and silver touches.
Happy Thanksgiving, Alison!!!! xo

PURA VIDA said...

With love with love...and red and green and the smell of pine

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Hmmm... so many great ideas.
I want to do a natural Christmas this year... at least that is the plan. When I get it all out and start to deconstruct and reconstruct we will see. The idea is NOT to get anything new. Just use what we already have and what I can gather naturally.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Cheers, Gee

Karen Albert said...

Alison I am using more natural elements. The great thing we can enjoy in all of these images is that everyone has their own style for the holidays!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

xoxo
Karena
Giveaway from Scalamandre!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Gorgeous images, so much inspiration!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Alison!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I'm drawn to a natural Christmas....but all my stuff is vintage 30's and 40's shiny brite....I mix it with a white tree and white garland. I love all of it....I think I need two houses...one to decorate in my collections and one to decorate in a natural style....if only I had a weekend getaway in the woods.

Brooke said...

Beautiful! I am loving the two large topiarys by the door!


Brooke

Amy said...

Fresh greens is always a must....anywhere from our real tree to stuffing several vases with fresh branches and holly. I order the fresh variegated holly from Spring Hill Holly Farm and every year I get it delivered on Dec. 8th. I also add the holly on the outside fresh wreaths and planters stuffed with spruce,pine and cedar. I can't forget to mention the large pinecones I scatter also. I have an antique family nativity from Germany and in the dining room I decorate a table top tree with vintage knee hugger elves. Our home is decorated very traditional with fresh greens amongst vintage treasures. Happy Thanksgiving!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Alison, They are all beautiful! I especially love the arches decorated.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Alison...all of the images are just exquisite...I love the Magnolia Company mantel...Yes, I have notice these past couple of years that there is nothing new out there...one of the "suppliers" said that they were not making many "new" things due to the economy...so I will have to just "refreshen the old"...I love this time of year...my favorite!...Well, back to decorating and cooking!
Have a wondeful Thanksgiving with your family!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Alison...all of the images are just exquisite...I love the Magnolia Company mantel...Yes, I have notice these past couple of years that there is nothing new out there...one of the "suppliers" said that they were not making many "new" things due to the economy...so I will have to just "refreshen the old"...I love this time of year...my favorite!...Well, back to decorating and cooking!
Have a wondeful Thanksgiving with your family!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Alison...all of the images are just exquisite...I love the Magnolia Company mantel...Yes, I have notice these past couple of years that there is nothing new out there...one of the "suppliers" said that they were not making many "new" things due to the economy...so I will have to just "refreshen the old"...I love this time of year...my favorite!...Well, back to decorating and cooking!
Have a wondeful Thanksgiving with your family!

ImSoVintage said...

I agree. So many pretties :)

Designs By Pinky said...

WELLLL, I will be decorating a completely new space and THAT is exciting!!!! Can't wait to see where everything will fit, and how it will look. All of these pics are inspiring. My tree wilkl always be red and gold, I believe cause I have so much invested in it:) Wishing you a VERY happy and blessed Thanksgiving. I am thankful for your friendship. XO

Garden, Home and Party said...

Alison,
I loved the Veranda this season. The juxtaposition between the oil painted portrait and the rustic accents was a fabulous Christmas image.
All of these are inspiring.
Karen

Becca said...

What fabulous inspirational pics, Alison! You've included ones that would appeal to every style and taste. And, yes, I do change it up ... a little too much sometimes (oops). I hope you and your family had a Happy Thanksgiving!

Bliss said...

If I am ever to get my halls decked, I will have to stop reading about everyone else and their hall decking. But I don't want to miss a new idea!!!

Bliss

Rooms by Ann said...

All of the pictures are beautiful. I love them all.

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

What ever the style might be, there's nothing as lovely as fresh greens to deck the halls. Maybe we just need to make our own kind of "new" this year!!

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

I would love it if you would join me in linking up at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/clever-chicks-blog-hop-10-rural.html

I hope you can make it!
Cheers,
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick

Lady Courtney said...

A little of natural and vintage. I've been a follower of Martha Stewart for decades, and it's mostly the traditional look, with pops here and there of something new. But it's down to a routine. Merry Christmas!!!