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it's a holiday special: the foyer and playroom

11.19.2014

Welcome to the madness that I like to entitle: Christmas Decorating. I do this early. Oh so early. It's been something I've been struggling with since childhood and has only increased with age. This year throw a pregnancy into the mix and well, I believe it was November 5 or something and the whole house was ready for December 25. Call me what you will. 

This year was quite fun in that the whole house was new. To me anyways. It took a great deal longer for me to get it all out of wherever it was stored and to organize it and then to decide where each item should go. Exhausting, yes, but fun. I needed several new things, including a garland for this grand ole foyer of ours. I enlisted my mother as usual with all things crafty and also Christmas to help me. And by help me I mean make the entire thing while I was delegated such meaningful tasks as cutting strips of wire into appropriate lengths. But I do love how it turned out.

 



The playroom added a whole new spectrum to my decorating needs. In our old house the playroom was upstairs and so therefore was neglected in the decor process. This year the room became the Santa room. Doesn't everyone buy a new Santa each year of their married lives? No? Pity.


 

 



Last year's decor here.

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11 comments:

  1. You SORT of make me want to decorate for Xmas like, right now.. Ok, you make me reallllllllllly want to decorate right now. What if I just like, put up our tree but don't put ornaments.. or just decorate the mantel?... Does it mean I technically gave in? The foyer looks beautiful! your mom does good work ;)

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  2. oh you know i love your christmas decorating. i could never compete too. mostly because i'm never home for the actual holiday. details :)

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  3. yaaaaay this makes me so happy!!!! i feel like half the world decided to decorate early this year, so i believe you are not alone!! i am all for decorating early!!! the garland looks great and ooooh the christmas kids books make me so happy!!

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  4. I like it!!! I haven't really thought about Christmas decorating at all....but maybe after next week? Who knows. Maybe even into December if I can stretch it ;)

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  5. Oh girl, you and I are so the same! Thankfully Nick loves to Holidays and Christmas so he was down to put out Christmas lights last weekend, the house is pretty much ready for the Holidays, garland and stocking have been hung, Christmas books are out, Hot chocolate station is all ready and prepared, working on a Table Scape but besides that..not much else to do and it feels OH SO GOOD!!! I wanna sit back and enjoy the season not be rushing around trying to find the perfect decoration for here or there!

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  6. I love it!!! SO much. Yeah, whole thing. Two thumbs up. I spy hidden Mickey's too! On purpose or just my nuttiness reading into things? I feel all festive inside just looking at it, and dang it I wish mine was done now. I'm still working on the tree garland.

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  7. BEAUTIFUL! And yes... everybody NEEDS new Christmas decorations :)

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  8. Just when I can't think the foyer can get any more lovely...Love the garland!

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  9. Love the garland! I need to start decorating already. :)

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  10. Squeee! This post is just so much awesome. If I wasn't thousands of miles away I'd be at your house asking to just sit under all of that wreathy, garlandy, Christmasy goodness and marinate in it. And by the by, I am using this as an excuse to decorate my new house next year at the very beginning of November. If Pete takes issue, well, Laurie does it. See?

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  11. Oh I just love the garland, it looks amazing! You have quite the Santa collection too. Everyone ALWAYS "needs" new Christmas stuff... ALWAYS. You did a great job. Thanks for linking up with us!

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