Saturday, December 7, 2013

Christmas Entry ~ 2013

I've been seeing loads of inspiration on everyone's blogs, and wishing I could "copy and paste" your ideas to my house. 

I'm trying to stop myself from decorating for Christmas, and then moving things around a couple of weeks later. 
Let me show you the entry. Hopefully, it'll stay this way til Christmas.

Come on in and let me show you the quick pillow cover I did for the entry bench.

The large pillow was the rust color one from fall. I wanted a black velvet one, so budget friendly me, covered it with a scrap of black velvet from my fabric stash, pinned it in the back with safety pins, and tied a big tartan ribbon on it. Since no one will be sitting on it, the pins won't be seen. Shhh...don't tell. 

This year I put the nativity scene on the entry chest. I finally found a mirrored backdrop to use in place of the plain wire one that came with the set.

The only thing I'll be changing here is the fresh greenery. I'll have to change that in a week or so, but I still love it anyway.

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your "finding" me, even though my thumbnails aren't updating. 
Have a wonderful Sunday...and a great week, too.
 xo Babs

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Jen said...

Goodness I love that mirror you have behind your nativity set. Beautiful! Where did you find that?

Babs said...

Jen, Thanks for asking. I got it at QVC.
xo Babs

Denise said...

Babs, what a great idea for a pillow! The tartan plaid ribbon shows up beautifully against the black velvet. I just love tartan plaids. :)

Your nativity scene is one of the prettiest I've ever seen. The pieces are painted so beautifully, and I love your mirror backdrop -- it's GORGEOUS!!

Your entryway is all set for Christmas, and you don't need to change a thing. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us.

Visiting from Seasonal Sundays.

Hugs to you,

Denise at Forest Manor

Alycia Nichols said...

You are so funny!!!! I feel ya on the pin thing. I do that on occasion. I can't sew, so pins are my friend! :-)

Very pretty decor! I have NO doubt, however, that you will be making changes throughout the season. That's just you, Babs. It's what makes you special and your home decor so pretty!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Hi Babs- I love what you came up with for the entry! Love that mirroed back drop for the nativity. I have one very similar to it except it's only 3 pieces. The pillow looks great- and no one would know any better about the pins! That's a smart way to get more mileage out of your accent pillows. I'm all for quick and easy :-) I wonder why your thumbnails aren't updating?

Anonymous said...

Love your nativity set and your bunny pillow is really cute!

An Oasis in the Desert said...

Well, I would never tell -- I just think you are very clever doing a simple, temporary cover for that pillow! Your Nativity is beautiful and the new backdrop is gorgeous!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

It all looks so pretty, Babs! I would never tell about the pins.... I've been known to do that myself!! The black looks stunning especially with the plaid bow. xo

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

I would never have known the big pillow was just tucked in. I'm so going to steal this idea!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh how gorgeous. I love the pillows and your Nativity is exquisite. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

GORGEOUS Babs!! I love that sweet little bunny pillow and the larger black pillow tied with the plaid it all!!

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

I absolutely adore those black velvet pillows...such a beautiful change from traditional it! I love the elegance of the velvet fabric you chose! I'm also loving the folded mirrored backdrop for your Nativity scene...imparts a beautiful European elegance to your decor! Thanks for inspiring! Hugs, Poppy

Pat said...

I love your glass mirror backdrop for the Nativity Scene!!! Gives this area such a regal presence!!!
Your pillows are adorable!!!
Thanks for sharing your lovely entry with us, dear friend!!!