Saturday, December 11

Christmas Decor in a Private Home

This post starts a series of photos from this home, which usually takes three of us three days to decorate, but this year we were able to finish in two days. Pam and Jackie lit the fresh Fraser fir  tree while I placed garlands and ribbons in almost every area in the house.

If you are on Facebook with me, you have already seen these photos. This home has the perfect colors for Christmas decor and they have so many collections that it is an interesting place.

This hutch is in the breakfast room, which also has large windows overlooking the rear garden. We drape those four windows with pepper berry garland and magnolia leaves, but no ribbons.

This mirror graces the dining room wall and each year, we decorate it with faux garland, ribbon or cording, gilt leaves, red dried hydrangea and Florentine angels. After all the decor is finished, we go back and add touches of fresh greenery (pine, fir, cedar, boxwood) to all the faux garlands, to make  them appear more authentic and give the home a nice aroma. I am posting most of my photos with Picasa now, and they will only let me post four at a time, so you'll see four new ones tomorrow night, from this home. The owner will be reading my posts and I am sure she will enjoy your comments on her lovely abode.
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15 comments:

srp said...

These are so beautiful and that tree... I am speechless!

Gilly said...

Those are fantastic decorations! It must be a wonderful home, and a massive house!

That dining room mirror is just wonderful - it must be quite something to dine there!

Rhyleysgranny said...

Oh how beautiful they are. You do such gorgeous work I am sure the owner was delighted. I suppose you wouldn't like to do mine every year would you? I get into such a mess and the dogs keep chasing the baubles LOL

Star said...

The tree is my favorite part of Christmas. That one is beautiful !

Arkansas Patti said...

Gosh you do beautiful work but that is no surprise. If I could afford you-----

Tracy said...

WOW! People really decorate their homes like that? golly...do I feel under-dressed~ You do wonderful work, Kenju; I love the hutch...

Olga said...

What a beautiful house and the decorations leave me speechless with wonder. I love the tree, the hutch, everything. You are so very talented. I know it is alot of work, but the satisfaction must be immense.

Tabor said...

You do a lovely job and they must be so thankful to have talent nearby. Do you also do the take down?

Ginnie said...

Your decorations are lovely but I was captivated by all the amazing things in the Hutch. I'll bet the entire house is a delight and aren't you lucky to get to decorate it yearly?

Kay Dennison said...

Gorgeous!!!!!! Your decorations would look awesome in my home!!!

You do great work!!!!!!!

Celia said...

That tree is stunning. You all are artists.

Grannymar said...

They all look very elegant. The tree looks very simple with just the lights and the fireplace is very stately.

Pat said...

I adore the fireplace. Perfect!

kenju said...

Pam takes down all this decor after Christmas, along with the owner. They pack everything away, all labeled and ready for next year.

The tree was decorated with over 300 Christopher Radko ornaments, and you will see a portion of it in my next post from this home.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Just BEAUTIFUL, Judy! So festive and warm and lovely! The Tree is amazing....But I LOVE All the draping that you did! I look forward to seeing more, my dear.