Tuesday, December 20, 2016

You Were Always Jealous of that Lamp: Part II

Have you been on the edge of your seat waiting for this post ever since you read "You Were Always Jealous of that Lamp: Part I"?  I know I have and I live here.  

Let's start with the dining room...

I put an ornament garland between the two lamps on the sideboard and the table I left empty because we actually use it a lot, but not to worry the bar cart got big time merry.

I arranged tree clippings with blue snowflakes in a vase and anchored them with blue and orange ornaments to coordinate with the rug {you can see the rug reflected in the mirror in photos below}.  A bowl full of oranges sits on the bottom.  I use one of those oranges every morning to make smoothies and always feel slightly upset that I'm taking away from my Christmas decor.  Luckily I'm resourceful and know where to get more.

I made a swag with tree clippings for the mirror and draped it with live garland.

More tree clippings and ornament garland on top of the built-in hutch 
along with a nativity family on display.  

Let's go into the kitchen- look another ornament garland on top of the pot rack.

I've never really used poinsettias before but this year I decided I loved them,  
probably because Trader Joe's sells them for $2.99 and I'll buy whatever they tell me to buy. 

 Speaking of TJ's, my favorite seasonal discovery this year has been their Coffee Cup Celebration.  It's a 20 pack of K-Cups with 5 different holiday flavors.  Do you want to know what the flavors are?  Ok I'll tell you: Wintry Blend, French Vanilla, Caramel, Gingerbread, and Chocolate Mint. 
It's the first thing I think about when I wake up in the morning.  

I have this stovetop potpourri simmering almost non-stop.  
It's a mix of citrus, rosemary, cranberries, cinnamon sticks, and spices.  
I refill the water as needed and freshen up the ingredients about once a week.  
It makes the house smell jolly.  

Moving over to the shelves and eat-in table...another poinsettia and little seasonal touches.

Live wreaths on the windows, one inside and one outside. They both seem equally happy, 
I just mist the indoor one with water every few days.  

Since we don't have a tree big enough to put gifts under I've been 
sprinkling them around the house as decor.  It's quaint. 

I always have a Spode Woodland china plate on display and change up the animal for the season so right now it's a reindeer.  There is also a little nativity set over here- the white ceramic pieces 
next to the baking jars.  

The recessed lights above the shelves are Philips Hue lightbulbs and it creates quite 
a festive atmosphere for the girls while they dine.  

 They're just thrilled about it.  

I was looking for a way to display Christmas cards and decided to start taping them on the window above the sink.  Cards featuring dogs received priority placement, naturally.  

Merry Christmas!

**This post is not sponsored by any of the brands mentioned.**

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