Monday, October 27, 2008

Holiday Whimsy

60 Days and counting! Okay gang we are officially two months or 8 weeks until CHRISTmas. I prefer to count the weeks. I've moved on to finalizing my plan for our Media Room. This is where the kids hang out, watch TV and movies, play video games and play music. Last year we put up a 6' tree in that room and decorated it with whatever was left over from years gone by that wasn't used elsewhere. This year I wanted to add some child-like whimsy to the room and bright colors. I've noticed that ICE BLUE seems to be a trendy color for this season. Add it to bright green and red and you have the perfect mix for a kid-friendly, fun and festive spot to welcome the holiday and entertain your younger guests. The picture above highlights some of the bright fun colors of CHRISTmas. I love the punch of bright green on the walls in this holiday gift shop.
Here's another shot showing how a few simple additions to a year 'round vignette goes a long way in bringing seasonal cheer to your home. Love the black & white ribbon on the topiary.

Above is a page from the 2008 CHRISTmas catalog from Home Interiors. These wonderful, whimsical characters are knows as Snow Buddies. Aren't they too cute?? I think these playful little guys might just be the ticket for our Media Room. Who can resist a happy little Snowman at Christmas time? Brings back memories of sitting in front of the TV, munchin' on popcorn and sippin' hot chocolate while watching "Frosty, the Snowman" when I was a kid. The coordinating stockings are 3-D. The details and appliques are just lovely.

Just add the coordinating tree skirt to give color and festive spirit to your tree and all you need is to carefully place your packages and you are ready to go.

I love it when my kids help decorate the tree. We will put on some CHRISTmas music, make hot chocolate with heaping spoonfuls of marshmallow cream (yum, yum), laugh, giggle, act silly and just enjoy each other. There's no place I'd rather be. Tomorrow I go on a quest to gain some holiday inspiration for the dinning room and living room. Be sure to visit again soon. Who knows where my camera will strike next!

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