Can you believe that it’s almost Christmas? Again?! I’m so excited to show you my Christmas decorations reveal, but first, take a look at what the living room looked like before the Christmas transformation.
After the hoopla of my Halloween decorations, autumn looks very understated. To make a fast transformation I took away all things that were strictly Halloween and added a few fall touches to complete my living room in time for Thanksgiving company.
And now, just like that, the next post will be to share my Christmas decorations. It is the first time that I decorated even the bedroom. I usually just do the kitchen and the living room for company, but this year… well, you’ll see.
Fall and Halloween decorations will be combined at my house this year. I wanted to get a jump start since everything holiday-wise always seems to get away from me. I’m going to try to mesh styles as well as holidays this season. I figure that I can mesh Fall/Thanksgiving with Halloween and then I won’t have to use up as much time switching out decor before Christmas. I have Prims, cute collectibles and vintage style pieces that all need to go together.
I’ve already torn down the living room to make room for holiday redecorating. Now that the new furniture arrangement is in place, the next step is to add in a few new pieces with the old, so I’m starting with paintings.
Click on the pictures below for a download of a larger PDF image. I was torn as to whether to make the printable an 8 x 8 for a standard printer or to make the file larger so that you can resize to whatever you like. In the end, I decided to make the PDF 8x 8, but in a higher resolution.
Further posts will be coming on the holiday redo progress so be sure to check back. 🎃
Autumn demanded new decorations for my Cottage style home. A welcoming wreath was on the list for my front door. It’s hand crafted and turned out pretty if I may say so myself. An inexpensive grapevine wreath was the jump-off point for this project. I added a little pine greenery, then fall colored picks and pumpkins. A cute Welcome sign that I found at Bell’s department store fit perfectly into the center of the wreath. A big shiny copper ribbon bow completed the look.
As usual, I changed my entryway to suit the season. This time, I wanted to focus on fall colors and decor to welcome the Thanksgiving holiday.
The design is simple and was based on a couple of new text art pieces that I found at Hobby Lobby. The metal bucket and faux foliage is also from Hobby Lobby.
A silver, grey and ivory beaded pumpkin place-mat was from Ross- my favorite guilty pleasure shopping store. Well- Ross, Tuesday Morning and TJ Max are equal shopping fun. Since I nearly die of sticker shock every time I go into a store with full retail prices – you get the picture. It’s discount and thrift stores all the way for me.
Les made many of the elements in my wall arrangement. Yes, I’m showing off his talent again. (grin). That strange little bird assembly at the top of the arrangement? It’s made with an oak burl and root piece that he found outside. Pretty awesome, huh? I LOVE found art!
Completing the fall decor in the living room was a snap. Cotton ball branches, twigs and red berries were tossed into my sap bucket and DONE! Pretty, inexpensive and easy- that’s my kind of decorating.
Decorating on the cheap is pretty much the love of my life. Well, and Les and Ali, my family, art, crafts, reading, cooking, blogging, buying cute clothes for my adorable, smartest-kid-ever grand niece..heheheh…I guess the list is kind of long. At any rate, decorating ANYTHING is up near the top of said list. Continue reading “Autumn Decor on a Budget”→