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Christmas Decorating Odds & Ends

If you have been reading my blog for a few years, you know that I am a crazy Christmas decorator. There is not a room in my house that doesn’t get the “tinsel treatment.” I even decorate the baker’s rack on my screened porch which no one really even sees. You actually have to go outside to view it and it is usually way too cold to hang out there in December! Nevertheless, I can’t stand to leave it undecorated. I probably should seek help for this Kringlesque compulsion but I have to confess that I really love the way my house looks during the holidays. It makes me happy. And I think that even though my kids roll their eyes at their kooky over-the-top mother, they enjoy it too.  So without further ado, I will share some of my Christmas Decorating Odds & Ends with you in the hopes that it will put you in the holiday spirit as well.

Christmas Breakfast Room Buffet

A symmetrical display of black and neutral items are dressed up for Christmas with the addition of natural green elements and red bows --Christmas Decorating Odds & Ends
The pair of the sconces that flank my framed ceiling tin just seems to call for a symmetrical Christmas display on the buffet in the breakfast room.

Leaping reindeer --Christmas Decorating Odds & Ends
The focal point of the arrangement on the buffet is this handsome leaping reindeer I purchased this year from Michaels. I gave him some Christmas polish with the addition of a mini boxwood wreath. I found many unique items at my local Michaels this year that did not seem to be available online. So, check your local store. You never know what treasures you will discover.
Rosemary and pine cone trees are grouped together with chalkboard plates on each end of a buffet  --Christmas Decorating Odds & Ends
Rosemary and pine cone “trees” are grouped together with chalkboard plates (Pier 1 a few seasons ago) on each end of the buffet.

Kitchen Table

Easy to create Christmas table decoration --Christmas Decorating Odds & Ends
Kitchen Table Decoration 
Plaid led ornaments are displayed on a greenery covered cake plate for a simple centerpiece --Christmas Decorating Odds & Ends

Plaid house ornaments displayed on a bed of Leyland Cypress atop a cake pedestal. I love these ornaments because they light up and add a little more sparkle to the table.

Baker’s Rack Display

Christmas display on the screened porch --Christmas Decorating Odds & Ends
Since my baker’s rack is on the screened porch, my Christmas display is a bit more rustic but still features lots of red items.
--Christmas Decorating Odds & Ends
Every year I buy a few new Christmas decorating items (I can’t help myself) but I’ve been collecting things for years. The trick is to combine older pieces with new in different and interesting ways to keep your Christmas decorating fresh from year to year.
Layering objects of different sizes, colors, and textures makes an interesting display --Christmas Decorating Odds & Ends
A quaint “Christmas Tree” sign provides a backdrop to the middle shelf.  Layering objects of different sizes, colors, and textures makes a more interesting display.
A red wooden sleigh is loaded down with greens and a giant Coulter pine cone  --Christmas Decorating Odds & Ends
This shelf features a red wooden sleigh loaded down with cut greens and a giant Coulter pine cone. The sleigh is flanked by two red house luminaries. A black metal Christmas bell hangs in front.
--Christmas Decorating Odds & Ends
Fresh ideas for Christmas Decorating  a variety of different surfaces including dining tables, buffets, and shelves #Christmas Decorating, #Red Christmas Decor, #Christmas Decor, #Christmas Displays

Happy Christmas Decorating and Merry Christmas!

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14 thoughts on “Christmas Decorating Odds & Ends

  1. Wow–spectacular! So many charming details, I’m sure your family and guests are completely enchanted when visiting your home during the holiday season. My best to you and yours this Christmas!

  2. Maybe some people say you are “nuts” about decorating for Christmas. I see it as enthusiasm and passion and I think that is soooo very healthy. As a matter of fact, it is contagious!

  3. So very beautiful!
    It is not an obsession at all. It is a wonderful passion and I’m sure that your kids and everyone who sees these beautiful pictures feels encouraged by your work and goes out to do a bit more decorating. I’m doing it right now!
    A very merry and blessed Christmas to you and yours! 🌲

  4. HI LISA JUST LOOKED AT YOUR NEWEST POSTS—LOVE THE STYLE—I AM INTO THE MODERN FARMHOUSE—TO AN EXTENT ALONG WITH POTTERY BARN. I LOVE THE PLAID ORNAMENTS HOUSES ON THE CAKE STAND—-DID YOU JUST PURCHASE THOSE? THE BAKERS RACK IS BEAUTIFUL ALSO. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

    1. Thanks, Barb. I purchased the plaid house ornaments from Pier 1 last season but I believe they had them this year as well. I wish you and yours a Very Merry Christmas!

      1. Thank you. I just ordered them and since it’s so late they are on sale now. I can leave up until February. Thanks for the inspiration

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