Deck The Halls With Boughs of Holly

By Karin Brosnan - Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I AM STARTING TO DECK THE HALLS WITH BOUGHS OF HOLLY



I found some fresh real garland at Lowe's and draped it up the staircase, added white lights and red ribbon. Put some fake garland wrapped with white lights on the fireplace mantel and added a few apothacary jars, a bottle brush tree and a darling nutcraker.
Dragged out the antique sled from the attic and leaned up against the fireplace and hung the stocking close by.

Next I decided to deck the sideboard in the dining room with more fake garland wrapped in white lights. I had found these adorable green and red topiaries last year when shopping with my daughter Madeline at Garden Ridge and put them on either side.Added a clear glass cake plate with a tall red candle holder vase thing a ma jig and then under the domes I added a cute snowman dude and one of those cute cardboard house ornaments

I know this one is blurry but it just looks so warm and glowy I stuck it in here. The tree is relecting in the mirror in the background. ahhhh
Here's the 9 foot Tree all done up.
Our front door with the wreath I made years ago.

Close up of the wreath...I think I need to fix the ribbon a bit.



Next up will be the kitchen if I get it done.
Merry Christmas everyone!

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44 Comments

  1. It is looking great! I love the items in your dining room. So prety. I think the blurry pic may be the best. I agree with the warmth you feel looking at it! Can't wait to see the kitchen.

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  2. Oh, I love the Garden Ridge trees, and all the clochey, upside down candle thing-a-ma-jigs. The little snowman is adorable too! I think I need some of that real garland from Lowe's b/c mine looks like poo! I think I'm going to take it back, as a matter of fact.

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  3. Love the sled and the banister!Oh Your garland is so lush and pretty. Absolutely adorable!

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  4. I love your antique sled. Thanks for sharing your garland.

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  5. WOW you really got in the spirit! Love the topa thingy, didn't know the name but it sure is pretty! Your tree is beautiful too! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

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  6. Beautiful.........I love your sideboard.....the pops of red and green. Just YUMMMMMMMMMMMMY. cherry

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  7. Thanks for stopping by Tater Tales! I loved looking at pictures of what you've done! Beautiful!

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  8. I love the mantle and the tree!! There i nothing better than a 9 foot tree!!!!

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  9. Your home is just beautiful! I too will be anxious to see the kitchen! I am so sorry to hear about your brother's recent diagnosis...I will be sure to keep him in my prayers and will check out his journal. I will pray peace for your family, and comfort for your brother...

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  10. Everything looks so lovely. Especially that live garland perfectly draped up the staircase. WOW!

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  11. It look wonderful and I love the fresh pine on the banister.

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  12. Love your fresh garland and all your Christmas decorations. Your blog is awesome, chock full of inspiration and fluff stuff that made me drool!
    Prayers for Tim!
    Lamp Tramp

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  13. Looks really beautiful! I love the little touches like the sled and fresh garland. The wreath is incredible, I could go on and on!

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  14. That is so inspiring-ly gorgeous! I love the mantle and the stairs, and well, I guess the wreath and tree too. There's nothing I didn't love!

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  15. Your decorations are great. I really like how you put the snowman ornament under the upside-down hurricane. That is one I am going to use. Great job!

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  16. Everything looks beautiful. I like the little domes you made.

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  17. Everything looks just perfect! I adore the fresh garland, I miss that smell!

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  18. I love those topiaries, just beautiful (and no danger of flying pinecones there!) Your home is so cozy and inviting. Are those stockings something you've had for a while? I'd love to find some like that!

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  19. Thanks for stopping by my blog, your decorations are beautiful!

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  20. OOH, It is all just gorgous!! Like eye candy. Those topiaries really make me smile!

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  21. WOW! I want to come and walk around your house, so that I can take everything in! It's all BEAUTIFUL!

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  22. Oh so pretty! I really like the sled and your nutcracker. What a lovely house!!

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  23. I love your sled by your fireplace! I found one once at an antique barn sale for $35 and didn't buy it...not all of them I see are $65 or more! Darn!

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  24. Love that fresh garland on the staircase. Very Dickens!

    And the sled is a nice touch, too!

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  25. Oh, love the fresh garland and all the glassware, so very pretty!

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  26. How beautiful, and I'll bet your home smells wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

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  27. lovely!! The pine garland is amazing! and I heart all the glass ware! great job!

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  28. Oh please come decorate my house :}
    everything looks so lovely
    Thanks for sharing

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  29. OMGoodness, it's all so beautiful! Your sideboard is stunning.

    So glad I visited today via The Inspired Room.

    Happy Holidays!

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  30. Oh, I just loved looking at all your pictures! Everything is so pretty and perfect! I love the little Snowman guy under the cloche. Cute!

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  31. I do love that antique sled...It needs a big tartan bow and some greenery on it....and your try is beautiful...

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  32. Wow, everything just looks so beautiful; I just love the wreath on your door. Can't wait to see what you do in the kitchen.
    I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas.
    -Cheers, Amy

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  33. Everything is so lovely. Your sideboard is awesome. When will your kitchen be ready??? Merry Christmas!

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  34. Okay, some seriously pretty touches here. Just lovely! Thanks for the beautiful tour!

    Merry Christmas!

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  35. Your sideboard is amazing. Love all the wonderful ideas.

    Thanks so much for the tour. Merry Christmas!

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  36. Merry Christmas, your place is very nicely done.

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  37. It's all so beautiful and now I'm convinced I need apothecary jars!

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  38. Your decorations are oh so GORGEOUS! Loved them all.

    Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! God Bless!

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  39. Your home is so pretty! I love the little snowman under the glass. So cute! Your tree is very beautiful too. Thanks for letting me stop by!

    Jen

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