Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Entry and Banister

Christmas Banister Graphic

Welcome to our home this Christmas!  I love to create a welcoming entry, especially at Christmas time.  And our home present special challenges in the entry, because it is a split level home.  If you are a regular around here, I have mentioned many times how I have struggled with creating an inviting entry because of the split level.  I have tried to make the most of this space.  And I love the way it looks this Christmas, so take off your shoes, and come on in!  I’ll try to keep the words to a minimum, and just let you enjoy the pictures.  This is the wreath that has hung on our front door for quite a few years now.  I think next year it will be time for something new.  But I do love the Deer wreath hanger!

Christmas Berry Wreath

View from the top of the stairs. 

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The opening you see decorated with lights leads to our living room. 

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I wrapped white lights halfway up each spindle, I usually go all the way up, but wanted something a little different this year. 

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I bought the ribbon I used on the banister at Marshalls.  I mixed white lights in with a simple garland, and then I used some jingle bells that I have had for years, and just tied a few simple bows. 

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Love this ribbon, and wish I had bought a few rolls.

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I hung a red berry wreath right at the top of the railing, and adorned it with the same simple bow and a red ornament. 


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You might remember the DIY Coat Rack that I made back in November.  This thing is getting it’s fair share of heavy use, trust me!

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The snowmen are staples around here at Christmas time. 

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I usually put flowers in this hanging bucket.  This year, I draped a red scarf in it instead.  Easy peasy!  I should Change up my chalkboard art to something more Christmas-y.  Laziness I guess…

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And this is our beloved shoe cabinet that we wonder how we ever lived without. 

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In the frame is a Christmas card we received last year.  Such cute little Christmas people!

Christmascard Art

The little mason jar has a string of LED lights in it.  Unfortunately the batteries were dead when I took this picture, but have since been changed. 

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I still have a few places around my home that I have not shown you yet, so stay tuned, I hope to bring you more Christmas cheer very soon!  Have a wonderful week!

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PicMonkey Collage

Check out my what else is going on around Sweet Parrish Place this year fro Christmas!

christmas tree collage

polished casual mantle