Saturday, December 11, 2010

I’ll Have A Blue Christmas With YOU!!

I promise I will not be singing the Elvis rendition of Blue Christmas. I am afraid I would lose all of my readers! I will, however show you some great ideas for using blue in your Christmas decor.

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I love this idea. I think when you do things in mass they are always more effective. I love the wreath on the door full of fresh roses.

I am not sure I would personally do a bow quite that large or color. I like the idea of a large double face satin in white in a simple loop bow.  What do you all think?

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You can’t get much more simple than this. Curled paper with a name on it and a sprig of holly. It might be simple, but I think it is so festive.

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Simple felt cut-out of snow flakes and you can make your bed look all dressed for Christmas.

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Blue and silver remind me of the snow. It looks so frosty.
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Any guest would love to be in this room on Christmas eve.
Below you will see how I added just a touch of blue in my guest room. Keep in mind the walls are a French vanilla with all white moldings. The ceiling is the softest blue, very much like the ornament that is hanging on the picture below.

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To soften the window that has now window treatment I used a white feather boa and feather wreath held by a translucent ribbon. I loved the ethereal quality it gave the room.
I hope you have enjoyed this little touch of a Blue Christmas!
Aren’t you glad I did not sing?

“Enjoy the Process” Of:

Using blue to make a frosty,snowy Christmas statement!


Holiday Hint:

Vary the textures of your Christmas ornaments to add interest on your tree.

Don't be afraid to use inexpensive glittery ornaments to add sparkle. I always hold them up to the light and then I can see how much they really sparkle before purchasing.


Mariette said...

Dearest Kathysue,

Well, I'm not for the blue, that is a very sterile and cold look... The green and the red bring warmth to the home and to the heart!

Lots of love,

Mariette's Back to Basics

shari @ little blue deer said...

OMG, Kathysue, FREAKY! Check out my post today! Cue Twilight Zone music now! Yours is a million times better though! XX!

Anonymous said...

Did you see my blue dining room tree from a couple of years ago, in my tree retrospective? I actually love that tree, but didn't put it together this year.

Great inspiration Kathysue.

Hamptontoes said...

Absolutely loving this! I'm not sure which image I love the best, perhaps all of them! So inspiration.

abby @ a delightful design said...

Don't you just love blue/turquoise?! I looks fabulous with everything. Next year I'm all about feathers! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Party Resources said...

I love the mantle with the blue ornaments. Such a modern twist on a traditional look. Merry weekend!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Beautiful, somehow I always think of blue as a January color...but the way the color has been used here is quite lovely. I particulary like the dove and the one ornament on the picture frame.(-:.

La Dolfina said...

Oh Kathysue your decorations are my fave's. So soft, subtle and elegant. I thought they were professional at first. I had to scroll back to see they were of your home!!!!
Merry weekend!!!

Beach House Living said...

I'll take it all! It's all perfect.

Kathysue said...

Mariette, I love to think of it as frosty,snowy and peaceful!!


Kathysue, Thank you for a lovely comment. Blue is such a wonderful calming color what better time to use it than during the holidays. It makes me think of ice, snow and blue skies. Have a wonderful holidays and a great weekend!!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Well, first of all, I would have loved you singing Blue Christmas!!! I love this post because it's an entirely different way of thinking about Christmas decor. And I agree, it gives that feeling of being frosty and snowy. The wreath with the roses is breathtaking! I kind of like the big over-the-top bow on it...maybe that's because I always seem to go with simple. My favorite is your own guest room which is so very lovely. Beautiful.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

I love blue for Christmas :-) I mix it with silver & purple, and this year I've added some bright green :-) Love the felt snowflake cushions and the gifts wrapped in beautiful silver & blue paper.

Erin said...

I looooooove it all!! Every single image you found is utterly delightful!

quintessence said...

I love the idea of a blue Christmas - in fact last Wednesday I featured a blue holiday cocktail! Love all the shots, especially the Carolyne Roehm ones! have a great weekend!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I love blue and silver together for Christmas, so pretty!
I e-mailed you and realized it didn't go through...I can't imagine one day all my boys out of the house, I would cry everytime I pulled out their handmade ornaments too!
Have a wonderful weekend friend!


Blue is my those images.

Low Tide High Style said...

Wonderful inspiration photos! I love the touches of blue, and your guest room is beautiful...I love the boa and feather wreath!

Kat :)