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Monday, December 1, 2014

Adding Christmas to Existing Decor

I always like to add a touch of Christmas to each room in the house,  so ....many times I just add to the existing decor....

We have a long hallway and at the end  by the bedrooms it widens and there is room to do a little I ever just do a little decorating!    I put a small pink bottle brush tree on the left side of the hall.   I used a vintage net tablecloth for the tree skirt.

All the sequins on the candles are sewn on by hand,,,,,not mine,  that's for sure!   The felt pink poinsettias are sewn on by glue guns back in the day.    

The bedroom door at the far right of the photo gives you a peek at the faux fireplace in the master bedroom, 

Reflecting in the mirror is a small wall between a guest bedroom and the guest powder room.....

I added Christmas to my milk glass that is on the shelves year round
Here is a better photo of  that small wall...

I am standing in the laundry doorway to take the photo.    To the left of the powder room door  you can see the built in cabinet....

This cabinet originally was dark wood which we promptly painted a soft cream color.    We removed the cabinet doors and added lighting.   The cabinet was originally built to store linens......those are now stored in a large built in cabinet in the laundry room. 
I added Santas,  ornaments, trees,  ribbons,  etc to the existing milk glass displayed in the cabinet year round.

There is also a small lit cabinet at the end of the hallway that holds more of my milk glass collection.   

It's so easy & quick  to add touches of Christmas to existing decor!

I always look back to see how I decorated an area last year and try to do something above is .2014......  below is 2013.....

Above is Christmas 2014 and
below is 2013

I tried to take the pic at the same angle as the year before.......2014.....below....2013

It was in the high 70's this week end and we were able to add some Christmas touches to the porch and back soon to show you more of my Christmas decorating progress!


  1. Your home looks like it should be in a magazine! Very pretty.

  2. What a amazing job you did Penny on your decorating your home for Christmas & the Holidays! Beautiful!

  3. I adore your pink Christmas!!

  4. Bonjour,

    La joie de Noël se fait bien sentir chez vous et ce n'est que du bonheur !
    Merci pour le partage de l'ensemble de vos belles photos.

    Gros bisous ♡

  5. My goodness! Penny, I have never seen such lavish and lovely decorations in my life. Your home rivels some of the better Christmas stores. One thing I have learned from you is to use my crocheted use candle stickes for something other than candles..lots of little tips. Everything just gets prettier and prettier. It has to be such a lot of work to unpack and pack it all so carefully that it continues to look new. A work of love, I'm sure.

  6. Ohhh...your home looks gorgeous! I love your hallway with all these wonderful decors. The pink tree is fabulous. I like your new pink decorations but the before in white was fantastic and very elegant too.

  7. Your home is absolutely stunning! I love the way you decorated for Christmas, so pretty!

  8. I have one Shabby Chic style room in my home, but you make me want to decorate my whole home like yours. I do want a pink tree for my Shabby room.

  9. Oh my gosh so sweet. You have a knack for shabby chic for sure! Beautiful decor!

  10. This looks so perfect! I love it! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. It wouldn’t be a party without you!
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

  11. You have a beautiful home! love the colors!


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