Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas in the Foyer and Living Room

Believe it or not, I'm almost finished decorating for Christmas. It's about time, considering Christmas is only a few days away.  Take a look...

...the foyer chest with a poinsettia, a little wreath on the lamp, and...

...a Revere bowl with ornaments and fresh greenery...

...a bow and a little greenery on the lower part of the stair railing...

...a faux wreath inside the front door. The "R" monogram is from the old Rich's department store Christmas garland. Those of you from the Atlanta area will remember Rich's.

I don't use a lot of red in the living room, since the wall color is a brick/terracotta color. Mostly, I use gold and white in here for Christmas...

...a little sparkle on the secretary...

...old framed Christmas cards give a winter look...

...of course, another "R" monogram...

...top shelf...two DT sleighs from several years ago, hold little vintage trees...

...the top of the book case serves wine and a little "spirit"...

... a "reindeer" candle holder...

...and stirrup cup.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my foyer and living room.  Gosh, it looks like I need to start wrapping gifts for under the tree. Hope you've finished decorating, and that your gifts are all wrapped, and your cookies are in the oven.  
Ho, ho, ho!
Hugs,
Babs

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24 comments:

Olive said...

Babs, your tree is beautiful. Merry Christmas, Olive

Richard Cottrell said...

Looks like you are ready, hope it is a wonderful season. Richard from My Old Historic House. And yes, I really made the snow flakes.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

It all looks nice and cozy especially in this gloomy weather.

Sylvia said...

Beautifully decorated! I still have gifts to wrap and cookies will be in the oven Friday.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Babs, everything looks so beautiful and festive! You have such wonderful accents!

Kelly said...

I love your glittered monograms. Yes, I remember Rich's well. That was my favorite department store. I have started wrapping gifts and it's looking full now. Still not done with my shopping though. Will continue it tomorrow and bake on Wednesday. I've got a strict schedule this week! LOL!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh how beautiful Babs! Every detail and vignette is lovely and pretty..you should get featured somewhere. I love the small table and part of the staircase decorated for the holidays!! I loved your tour and all the glitter sweet friend. Wishing you and yours the best C'mas ever!
FABBY

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Very festive! Happy Holidays :) Seasons Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Ron said...

Very pretty, Babs! I love the secretary. xo

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Everything is so festive, Babs! How fun that you have an R from Rich's! How in the world did you get that? I love it!...hugs...Debbie

Blondie's Journal said...

Everything looks so festive and pretty, Babs! I like the touches of white and gold, very elegant! And your tree is gorgeous!

Happy Holidays!

XO,
Jane

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Very festive and beautiful!
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Happy Holidays and Warm Seasons Greetings from Singapore~Sanghamitra.

Sharing Shadymont said...

Beautiful decorations Babs! Love all your bottle brush trees!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Everything looks BEAUTIFUL Babs!! I LOVE the vignette in your foyer!

On Crooked Creek said...

Babs,
You've heard it said, "Save the BEST for last"???
You have the BEST foyer I've seen in Blog Land, dear friend!!! What I truly enjoy is the placement of thedecor at the bottom of the railing!!! AMAZING!!!
I adore the white bottle brush trees in your secretary!!! The placement of a green poinsettia brings harmony and tranquility to this area!!! So exquisite!!!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful home, dear friend!!!Certainly worth waiting for!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Evening Babs, You have dressed your home beautifully for Christmas.
I love poinsettia plants at Christmas time and your bowl of red and gold ornaments are lovely... it really is "beginning to look a lot like Christmas". Have a lovely evening, Best Wishes Daphne

Alycia Nichols said...

I LIKE the idea of putting the garland on the lower part of the banister. Much safer! I like that a lot!!! Don't be surprised if you see that as part of my decor next year! I see that you and I share an affinity for lettering! I have either individual letters or monograms in just about every room of the house! Ramon thinks it's because I'm forgetting who he is since he's never here! :-) I love the way you have decked out your secretary! I am completely finished with decorating for this year. In fact, I'm just about ready to take it down now...tired of it all already! :-)

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Babs!!!
Your home looks so warm and cozy. A perfect home to decorate for the holidays.

So clever to run the garland on the bottom. Looks great!

Have a wonderful Christmas.
I hope you will take part in the Tartan Parade again this March? I think I need to start planning something to post.... soon!
:)

Carol said...

Oh my, it looks so pretty and so very cozy. Your tree is just beautiful, Babs! Okay, get busy now and wrap those presents.....lol!

Sarah said...

Babs, it all looks so pretty and festive. I love your sweet secretary. You have beautiful things.
Enjoy the holidays........Sarah

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Everything is so pretty. I love your entry, so welcoming and your tree is fantastic. Love the secretary and your lovely wintery pictures you have displayed. Gorgeous. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Shelia said...

Hi Babs! Your home looks so pretty all Christmased up. Your tree is gorgeous and I love how you've dressed the shelves with the little dogs and Christmas pieces.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful...I love how you framed the old Christmas cards!!!....Your home is beautiful as ever!!!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Looks beautiful, so warm for the holidays. I have been wrapping gifts all afternoon and just about done. Merry Christmas.