Friday, December 26, 2008

CHRISTmas 2008 House Tour

CHRISTmas 2008 is now past. What an incredible year it has been!
So much change, so many new friends, wonderful memories
and milestones with dear friends, so many blessings!
My Faith, Family and Friends - I am so thankful for all of them.
I can't wait to see what God is going to do in 2009!
So as another year comes to a close I thought I would tour one last room
before I pack it away until next year. I decided on a new color scheme for our bedroom
sometime around October this year - slate blue, gold, taupe and black.
That meant we had to scramble to get everything - painting, new moulding, new bedding - completed before CHRISTmas decorations could go up. The new decor turned out beautifully. The room is so warm and inviting! This is a picture our bed. On the last day before the Open House I decided to add a little garland and bows to dress up the bed. See the little miniature stockings? These little things are so cute - the perfect touch of whimsy for the bedroom. I actually found these stockings at my local grocery store - Harris Teeter. I think they were intended for gift cards but you could use them for so many things!
To attached the garland I simply twisted two longer stems around the base of the
finial and completed the look by tying two over sized velvet bows from
slate blue ribbon edged in silver braid.
The bows added just enough elegance.

This year I placed a full sized, slim pine in the Master Suite. I called it the BUBBLE TREE because I used all clear glass ball ornaments. When the light would shine through the ornaments they looked like bubbles with an iridescent glow - really pretty! I wired in sheer blue ribbon and finished the look with more miniature stockings all in ANIMAL PRINT.

Here is a close up shot of the tree ornaments and stockings. I really liked the way the tree looked so light and airy. I also tucked in silver painted Elm leaves and champagne colored floral picks among the branches. The result was quite elegant - probably my favorite tree this year and the new bedroom color scheme has inspired me to add touches of slate blue in other rooms of the house. So check me out at
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I have a small sitting area in my bedroom and this year I decided to add a little holiday flair to the side table and wall. I hung a faux wreath and adorned it with pine cones and sheer ribbon that matched the tree. On the side table I placed an ANGEL all dressed in brown brocade, slate blue velvet and faux mink fur. Beside the angel is a cheetah print vase
holding two over sized blue velvet poinsettias.
This concludes my CHRISTmas 2008 House Tour.
I truly hope you have enjoyed it and have been inspired to
Color your CHRISTmas in 2009!
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  1. ~Gorgeous~

    Love the slate blue and animal print!

  2. Your house looks amazing. I'm still trying to get through the list at BooMama's but I'm determined to do it before the New Year.

    Happy Holidays!!

  3. I love the bubble tree. I am going to try the clear ornaments. If I had a bigger house, I could have more than one tree. I love the stems stuck between the branches too! Carol

  4. Hi Alisa...I love the new look of your bedroom! The tree is gorgeous with the bubble ornaments. I used some of those type on a feather tree in my guest room this year and they have little rainbows through them when the lights shine through. :-) I'm happy to add your blog to the list for Tablescape Tuesday tomorrow. Is this the blog you will be posting it on...I know you have a couple of other blogs, right? Just let me know which one you will post your tablescape on so I'll get the link right. Looking forward to your table! I saw some beautiful Christmas tablescapes here tonight. :-)