Monday, December 10, 2012

Silver and Gold

I know I've mentioned I switched up my holiday decor this year.  That has meant all sorts of new holiday decorations.  I'm super excited about it.  I'm also in love with decorating our mantle.  This is the second year we've lived in our house so my second year having a mantle to decorate.  Last year I did the whole lighted garland thing.  Nothing major.
Ignore the fact that it's a bad picture, it's from my phone.

This year I knew I wanted it to be different.  The first big change was the color.  Away with burgundy.  The pinkish couch is gone, replaced by a chocolate brown one.  The built ins are painted turquoise in the back.  It was time for new Christmas colors too.  I wanted to stick with the gold since I had so much of it.  So I replaced the burgundy with silver and a touch of cream.

And here we go, Christmas in 2012....
Here's the whole thing....


New cream colored stockings with silver jeweled monograms.  Love it!  Stockings came from Target this year, the monograms are actually ornaments that I just safety pinned on.

 Mini Christmas trees and a silver and gold confetti canvas.  The small tree is from JoAnn's, it's a little paper mache tree that I covered in the big confetti.  The gold tree is made out of a school folder, gold scrapbook paper, and wrapped with cream yarn.  The big silver tree is just silver glittery scrapbook paper I made into a cone.  The canvas is a white canvas that I painted with white shimmery paint then added the silver and gold confetti with paint.
More of the same.  Mini Christmas trees and another confetti canvas. The small Christmas tree is covered in leftover fleece blanket that I made my Christmas tree skirt with.  The silver and gold glittery trees are bot just scrapbook paper I made into cones.
And the tree, a little closer because it's pretty.  Someday I'm going to have to suck it up and buy a better tree.  It's a sad little tree I bought in college for $15.  So, what's on it?  Lots and lots of white lights, none of this pre-lit business.  Gold ball ornaments.  Gold icicles.  Silver and gold snowflakes.  Gold stars.  Then there's a couple random ornaments we've bought over the years.  

I'm linking up with Dare to DIY over at Two Twenty One, Decor and the Dog, Maybe Matilda, and  Newly Woodwards


Is your house all decorated for the holidays?  Are your presents wrapped and under the tree already?  Or maybe you're like me and didn't start Christmas shopping until this past weekend and you're still trying to recover from the horror.  Do you stay with the same colors and them every year or do you switch it up?







16 comments:

  1. This looks so elegant! I love the tree in front of the fireplace. Such a great placement and a statement. I also love the canvases and the trees. Just lovely, all around!

    Thanks for linking up to Dare to DIY!

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    1. Thank you so much! It's always nice to hear someone else loves your decorations as much as you do. I think this is my favorite Christmas decorating ever. I really appreciate the sweet compliment!

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  2. Loving the silver and gold! The whole space looks so inviting. Beautiful! PS - thanks for saying hi, glad to have found you too!

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    1. Thanks! I was kind of doubting them when I started but they turned out exactly how I had envisioned.

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  4. Love the little trees, I bought the stuff to do this but haven't gotten there yet. I hope they turn out as well as yours.

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    1. Thanks! They were easier to make than I thought. I just rolled the card stock/old school folder, hot glued it and then cut the bottom to make it sit flat.

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  5. I love the silver and gold canvases! Such a perfect little art piece to prop up behind the trees. Great decor! Thanks again for joining up with Dare to DIY!

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    1. Thanks! I saw similar canvases on Pinterest the other day and knew I had to make my own.

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  6. So many things that I love! The silver and gold canvases caught my eye right away and I love your idea to pin ornaments to the stockings. The DIY trees are all so cute too!

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    1. Thank you so much! The ornaments on the stockings were totally my plan when I bought the ornaments. The M is actually a W that I hung upside. They were out of M's.

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  7. I just made a huge 30 x 40 confetti canvas too! I added all shades of metallic to place over my bed. So awesome to see yours too!Great minds think alike :)

    xo Cindy@Made2Style

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    1. I bet it looks amazing! I'm thinking about doing a red and pink one for Valentines too. I think I have found a new love in confetti canvases.

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  8. Very pretty! Love the canvas and tree! Thanks for joining the Dare to DIY!

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    1. Thank you! I think those are my favorite part!

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