Catching Up

Well, happy Saturday to you!  Can you believe that Christmas is so close?  Grey and I got all of our shopping done this week and it was so much fun.  All of the presents are wrapped and underneath the tree, making it really feel like Christmas in our new home.

All I have to say about this post is: Get ready for picture overload.  Instead of breaking all of these photos up into different posts, I want to get all of our little decorating pictures on the blog so that starting January things are fresh — no backlogged posts!  😉  I’ve got some vignettes from before Christmas decorations came out and, of course, after I decorated for the holiday.

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A couple of weeks after we moved in, I found these awesome chairs for a steal on Amazon and we bought them right away.  So far I couldn’t be happier with this purchase — they are really comfortable and look great.

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 Typically on the table I had flowers in a fun vase and my non-refrigerated veggies when we first moved in.  I think that with each changing season/holiday I will do a pretty centerpiece, though.  The areas that I have to decorate in my home are minimal so I want to maximize the festiveness!

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 Here’s a view of our living room before Christmas decorations went up and before things moved around a bit.  I’m looking forward to adding some color into the house once HomeGoods gets their Spring pillows!  Every color they have right now is a bit too warm for what I want in this space.  But the neutral feels really clean and cozy.

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I’m loving having this huge coffee table to style!  This was also before Christmas.

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 This is a lucite tray from CB2 that I got a few Christmases ago, and layered on top of it is the DIY marble tray that I made.  Then there are a bunch of my favorite things, which I talked about in a past blog post.

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I just love this succulent that my brother’s girlfriend got for me and it has moved around a lot in our house, but it works perfectly with the rest of the decor.  The coasters are marble with an agate center and are from HomeGoods.  We have a marble theme goin’ on.  😉

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I love having silver bowls and trays to corral things that might not be super pretty on their own.  I find mine at antique stores — they’re everywhere!

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 So far my SureFit slipcover is holding up well.  It could probably go in for a wash at this point but it was kind of a pain to get it on the sofa and there is an ironing process as well, so I’m thinking that after Christmas I will throw it in there and see what happens.

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 Now we’re getting into Christmas!  🙂  These are just acorns from my Aunt Lulu in New Jersey that I put in a white bowl.

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 These are thumbtack trees that I made a very long time ago.  They were super easy — just styrofoam cones and then get to sticking!  I like to place them on candleholders and then in this vignette I just set them on a silver tray and draped the beads.

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 Candlesticks are versatile… they can hold pinecones, too!

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 There’s my Gramma’s “tall Santa” that she loved so much.  🙂  And our tree.

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 On our tree we have an array of purple ornaments, flowers, birds, and Santas…

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Also plenty of other pretty ornaments.  When Grey and I first moved in together, my mother-in-law gave us all of these ornaments for our first tree.  It was a fancy first tree!  🙂

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 We plan to transition out the purple slowly and have gold, silver, and neutral ornaments eventually.  But this tree has served us well for six years!

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 Here’s a little peek at the living room as I snapped it yesterday.

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This table has already moved around a lot but I really like it in this spot.  This was a HomeGoods find — I love the quatrefoil detail.

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 …But, I clearly need a gold/mirror intervention.  😉

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Here’s the last picture I have for you… Our coffee table as of yesterday.  Don’t you love bud vases?  I had some roses that were going bad in a bouquet with these carnations and I just snipped a few healthy red flowers and threw them in a small vase.

I hope you have the best weekend! 

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