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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Our New Home's First Christmas Picture Album!


Our first Christmas in our new home is something I dreamed about and I can't believe it is HERE!!

I wanted to share with you how we chose to decorate our home this year. I chose a color scheme of black, white and green with just touches of red.

My wrapping papers set the mood this year. I used varied patterns that were combinations of black and white and green. Of course my signature black and white striped paper was at the base of it all.

We actually had to move our tree this past Monday because our plantation shutters were installed, so we moved the tree and dismantled the mantel.

So we got to do a Christmas do-over!! 

 We are beyond delighted with our shutters. My hand dandy hubby is going to add a top treatment to the shutters. That is on the list for January!

 We did something a bit different this year by adding a swag over the large opening into our great room.

I kept the mantle simple this year and I like the way it compliments the tree and doesn't take away the focus from the tree or the rest of the room.

 Since our TV resides next to the fireplace I also kept my decorations minimal under the TV.

 I am enjoying the simplicity of it all.

From our new home to your home we are wishing you JOY for this Christmas and the upcoming New Year!!



Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Merry Christmas to you both. I have enjoyed your account of your move...It's refreshing to have new ways to do old ideas.
L. Patty

Ivy Lane said...

Just soooo beautiful Kathysue! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family! May you have many more joyful holidays in your beautiful new home!


Karena said...

Dear Kathysue,
Happy Holidays to you and yours and all The Best in 2016! Your home is so gorgeous for the Season!!

The Arts by Karena
The Reason for the Season!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours. fondly ~ lynne ~

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Your home looks wonderful. Love the color theme you went with. The swag was a pretty idea! Your tree looks great and the mantle too!
Merry Christmas Kathy Sue!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Your new home is beautiful and I love your Christmas decor. Congrats on your new home and adventures in decorating.

Merry Christmas and hugs,

Mary said...

Hi Kathysue,
Your Christmas decor is lovely. Looking at my space & comparing it to yours...it makes me want to do some purging. I've acquired too many things over the years. I feel like I could breath easier with less stuff.
Merry Christmas to you & your family.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

It looks very pretty. I pinned the swag idea, it is quite lovely and I already have lots of tulle...next year it is a must.

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

Love the color scheme, very pretty! Merriest of Christmases in your lovely new home.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

It is all so very Merry and Bright!....I love it....and so happy that you got your plantation shutters installed before Christmas!....Merry Christmas to you and your family...may it be a most wonderful one!

debra @ 5th and state said...

how lovely kathy sue! your color scheme, that tree, mantle.........all so festive.
merry christmas in your new home! if you can, let's resume next week

Donnamae said...

Your home looks lovely! It's been fun to follow along over the last few months. And it's been interesting to see some of your familiar things take on a new life in your new place! Hope you both have a very Merry Christmas with your family! ;)

Savannah Attic said...

Merry Christmas what a gorgeous home you have. And what an absolutely gorgeous tree you have

michele said...

love the cool, crisp, freshness of your holiday decor, kathysue! you really got it right, and i so love your stripey rug--so youthful and chic. happy new year, friend.

xinex said...

Happy New Year, Kathy Sue! Beautiful refreshing colors and I love your tree!...Christine