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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas “Words!”

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I am just like the rest of you in blogland. I am always on the look out for decorating inspiration. Last year I found my inspiration for this years mantel.

It came in the form of a bookcase, but as soon as I saw it, I knew that it would be my springboard for this years mantel.

I found this inspiration on Emily Clark’s blog. It was her bookcase that was my inspiration!! Thank you Emily!!

Do you see them? Christmas Words!! that is it, I am going to have Christmas words in my decorating scheme for the Holidays!!

Unfortunately I could not find the wonderful variety that Emily has on her shelves, but I think I accomplished the look I wanted. I am done with my mantel and I will be showing it soon!!

I did more looking around to see how others used Christmas words, and to give you all some inspiration too……….

Wouldn’t this be fun to see as you entered your home!?

This is such a clever use of flash cards!

I love the word DREAM, after all isn’t that what we all do during this time of year, Dream of how the celebrations will go with family and friends. When we were children we would dream about what Santa would be putting under the tree for us!

The name of a loved one on a special gift! A perfect Christmas word.

I really need to find some of these wonderful teacups for my kitchen. What word would you spell out.

What a fun way to use Christmas words!!

I think this is such a clever idea, just use separate letters to spell out a word!

Simple Words!!

This has a more elegant touch with gold letters but then they used a word to make it feel more casual and fun. I think I would use Fa-la-la!♪♫♪

Twigs and wire, how simple and fun, great for a nature inspired décor.

Christmas words with lights!!

These words are in Swedish or Norwegian,I am not really sure which one, but what a fun idea. Spray paint all shapes and sizes of bottles and add Christmas words in black, love this idea!!

I will leave you with a little Christmas Word Snack……..


When you think of Christmas, what words come to mind?

“Enjoy the Process!” Of:

Using Christmas words in your Holiday décor!



Tatiana Doria said...

Excellent post!! What a different and beautiful way to xmas decoration. Thanks fo sharing it!
I love your blog.

The enchanted home said...

LOVE THIS POST. And love the idea of incorporating "Christmas words" in our homes. Its fun, whimsical and so merry. Such beautiful examples you used....love the idea of placing a word or two on a mantle. I can always count on you for fabulous inspiration!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Kathysue,
What wonderful ideas and inspiration. I love using words too. In fact I was at Michaels yesterday and tried to buy wooden letters to create some glitter words. Seems they were out of "e", LOL!


Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I love the word WINTER with the candles on the steps! Words that come to mind?? JESUS, PEACE, FAMILY, BELIEVE, JOY, NOEL....some of my favorites!

Rashon Carraway said...

These are words for Christmas is an excellent choice. You can even create your own if you cant find exactly what you are looking for.

Cant wait to see more!

Mr. Goodwill Hunting

Chic Coles said...

We love the stairs with the letters and the Swedish bottles. So the white theme has us.

Emily A. Clark said...

Fun post--thanks for featuring my bookcases :)

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

Great ideas, Kathysue! You're posts are always a wonderful source of inspiration. Thanks for sharing!
~ Wendi ~ xo

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Great post, Kathysue. Love this idea.

Cindy Albert said...

Beautiful post! I love inspirational words. I receive several "Quote of the Day" emails. The mantel with HO HO HO is gorgeous with the white and gold.

Kathysue, hope you have a great day.


Karena said...

Kathysue I love the assortment of Holiday words and phrases. I have always loved DREAM!! Those cookies are so fun!

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Mary Ann Pickett said...

Kathysue...this is just what I needed to hear "Enjoy the Process"...going to take my time so it's not so stressful. I love the DREAM across the mantel.

Bring Pretty Back said...

kathysue- LOVE the idea of words!!
The flashcards are darling!
Have a pretty day!

Stacy CUrran said...

This is such a great post KS. Great idea, great execution. Loved it!

Karen said...

This is great. Is there ever too much inspiration for one of the biggest holidays of the year, I think not. I love the idea of using words that depict the season in unexpected ways.
Karen at Garden Home and Party

Jemsmom said...

Gorgeous inspiration pictures! I can't wait to see what you do!

lisaroy said...

Great inspiration! Love the Christmas "subway art" over the mantel and those swedish painted bottles are brilliant! :)

Jennifer @ Belclaire House said...

Great post! Christmas words are the best! Such fun ideas I'll have to remember as I decorate my house this weekend. xo

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I've got to admit, I love that HOHOHO picture! I also love the WINTER picture. And who wouldn't love JOY?
You are so right, Christmas words are wonderful. Always so inspirational.
I come from a Swedish family and when I was a little girl at Christmas we would hand dip bottles in paint and then paint scenes on them and give them as gifts to aunts and uncles and cousins. It was a yearly tradition I always did with my dad. I loved seeing your pictures of the painted bottles because it brought back wonderful memories.
Fun post, Kathysue.


I agree.....I saw those on Emily's post!!! Love the words and can't wait to see what you come up with. I know your decor will be special as always!!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

What a great post...I am going to use the stacked gifts with the name on the ribbon..what a clever idea!..