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It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas...

Christmas is my favorite time of year to decorate.

Decking the halls with holly, fresh greens & a bit of bling
fairy lights, silver and gold and lots of glistening bits...
I love it.

Chandeliers draped with greenery,
ornaments filling jars and bowls
&
wee trees all over the house add Holiday cheer.

Last year,
I decorated my bedroom with a big wreath above my bed
and lots of glistening gold ornaments and ribbons galore.
This year...
as it seems to be all over the house...
I am feeling like adding more quiet decorations.
Pearly whites, soft pale pinks, silvers & muted old golds.
Natural tree's and branches
bits of berries and just a few ornaments.
In my bedroom, because I have
red in here- I do add a bit more color either way!

I placed an antique headboard behind my bed to bring in more texture and character
and love how it changed the feeling of the bed.

I am not a fan of real snow...
too cold and frosty for me, but I do enjoy the faux variety.
Fresh greens draped over the antique headboard behind my bed
are dusted with faux snow.
Each year, my NOEL letters come out for a bit and sit atop the shelf.
This year their bright silver and gold finish was lightened a bit
with a few touches of white.

One of my bistro chairs came inside
to sit near the commode that serves as my nightstand.
It's a perfect spot to stack my latest reading.
I love the red berry twig wreath tied to the back.

The check draperies are on the list for a change with a new look
for the bedroom that I have planned.
( One of these days I will get to it!)

White quilts, a red pastoral toile coverlet
and several pillows warm up our bed.

My favorite red checked antique settee
is the perfect spot to sit and wrap a few presents while listening
to Christmas music

I just love the small chubby tree in the rusty galvanized bin
It has just a few white ornaments and starfish
and a wee dainty silver vintage inspired garland.

Here is the mantel in our bedroom as it looks for the moment lol!
I say that, because I have decorated it 3 separate times and
have not been 100% happy yet- so it just might change again!!

A snowy wreath hangs from a faux window
I have a snow covered tree in my bedroom that you can
catch a glimpse of in a couple of the photos
so the wreath continues the flocked look.
I laid a few fresh pine boughs atop some dried silvery leaves.
A simple crystal swag, silver ornaments and berries
bring the bling and color.
A couple of those darling little boxwoods
and tall candelabras and it's finished.

I really wanted to use my antique art nouveau brass candelabras...
when I brought them in,
I bumped into something and broke a couple of the arms off of one.
:(
I can fix them with JB Weld- but it takes some time.
So, for now these gray ones will have to do.



I am off for a walk and then back to work on a few projects!!




91 comments

  1. absolutely gorgeous! i want to cuddle up and read a fabulous book in this sensational room! thank you for sharing! hugs...

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  2. It all looks absolutely stunning! Your house looks so warm and inviting :-)

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  3. Stunning pictures from your beautiful home :)
    ...Faux snow is the best!!

    Greetings from Australia♥

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  4. Oh, I love it! Everything looks so fresh and festive!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Leticia

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  5. Really nice images! I'd never thought before of decorating my bedroom for Christmas! It looks so nice though!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  6. It looks FAB! Nice to see something so different from my own home, yet still so appealing!

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  7. how wonderful interiors! definitely looking like christmas :) --giveaway on my blog--

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  8. Your room looks amazing! So warm and cozy.

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  9. Simply divine! You have such a beautiful decorating style. Everything is place just right, and the color scheme is gorgeous too. Please stop by my blog, I am having a vintage giveaway...
    www.skylarkmanor.com

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  10. Just beautiful! So tastefully done...very calming and peaceful. I LOVE the red checked settee.

    xo
    Pat

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  11. Courtney, your room is gorgeous all dressed for the holidays. That is my favorite settee, too.

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  12. beautiful.....real tree and sprayed with fake snow?

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  13. Gorgeous! I love every single thing....and the peeks of your Christmas tree....beautiful!

    Lou Cinda

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  14. Hi Courtney,
    Your room looks absolutely stunning!! So beautiful!!
    Hope you have a lovely week.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  15. Your bedroom is full of loveliness and charm. I love all of the architectural details.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  16. Your room looks so beautiful and so cozy!! I love the greenery that you have. Everything looks festive and perfect. :)
    Happy Holidays!
    xoxo

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  17. GORGEOUS Courtney!! LOVE your mantel and the garland you have over your bed! The whole room looks beautiful! Martina

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  18. New to your blog, its beautiful!! Have a Merry Christmas!

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  19. Courtney, this is sooo pretty! Everything looks so warm and cozy. Your bedroom is a true sanctuary! Thanks so much for sharing! I love it!

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  20. It is all absolutely breathtaking! I love the greenery above your bed!

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  21. So beautiful Courtney. Looks straight out of a Country shabby chic Holiday magazine.

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  22. Gorgeous home and Christmas decorations!

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  23. Your home looks so pretty! I love the way you have decorated your room-the muted colours and natural look is gorgeous!

    Hope you had a nice walk. I can't wait to see your other decorations!

    Best Christmas wishes,
    Natasha.

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  24. Your Christmas decor is gorgeous. I love the greenery and your bedroom is one of my favorites! I drool over your bed! lol

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  25. It is so, so, SO gorgeous! I could look at your photos all day :-)

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  26. Your decor is just gorgeous. That fireplace is fabulous!!

    Love seeing all you have done for the Christmas season.

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  27. Gorgeous. That mantle is gorgeous all by itself, but decorated, oh my...I love it to pieces. Merry Christmas from highpointcircle.blogspot

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  28. Oh, I'm SOOO envious!! You have THE perfect bedroom. Ours is so tiny. I MUST find a way to make it look like this. Sigh.

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  29. Beautiful ! ! ! Thank you for sharing. Hope you & your family have all the blessings of Christmas.

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  30. Courtney...you did wonderful decorating your bedroom! Simple and elegant without all the bright colors we normally see. I love the 'snow', tons better than the real thing! ;-D

    Love the NOEL letters and how you have dressed the mantel. leave it alone...orders from me!!!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  31. Okaaayyy.....after looking at your incredibly gorgeous photos, Courtney, I want to redo my entire Christmas decor! There's just something unique and special about the way you create vignettes. I find myself going back to look at your photos over and over and over again. :)

    xoxo laurie

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  32. I feel the same way as Laurie at Heaven's walk. I must save this somehow for ideas for next year. That bedroom looks so enticing and perfect for a place to dream of Christmas. I love all your live boughs and your tin buckets. Everything is modern and clean yet vintage and charming at the same time. Absolutely lovely!

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  33. Hi Courtney! Your bedroom fabulous! I love all the littlet rees and the blingy ornaments! I can only imagine how gorgeous the rest of your home must be! Merry Christmas! Hugs, Leena

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  34. Oh my GOSH... that bedroom!!!! I'm so with Cottage By the Sea... modern, clean, vintage, charming, yes yes yes! The green snowy boughs offer such a dreamy atmosphere... gorgeous!

    Donna

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  35. Unbelievably beautiful. I just finished my "tour" post earlier this evening and now I don't want to post it! This belongs in a Bing Crosby Bed N Breakfast Christmas movie. I believe everyone is wanting to be you about now ;)

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  36. Hi, your pictures always look so good! How do you get them to have the clear white silvery look? I don't know what to call it?Do you know what I mean?

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  37. Beautiful, warm, cozy, and inviting. Love it Courtney. I like the mantel the way it is, but I'm the same way with constant change.

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  38. Absolutely beautiful! It's so romantic, yet clean and simple. You give me so much inspiration!

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  39. Your room is gorgeous- just what I would want mine to look like, if I knew what I was doing! :)

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  40. Your bedroom is sooo gorgeous, Courtney! I love the greenery over the bed and the little tree in the bucket, and of course, I think I say this everytime...the ceiling!

    xo

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  41. Courtney I adore your mantle just the way it is!! I know what you mean though I am always finessing mine!

    Come to enter the latest Giveaway from Design du Monde! It is a Framed Antique Architectural Print!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  42. Very beautiful!

    A new follower,

    Marie

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  43. LOVE your bed and the red checked settee Oh My Heavens too cute
    Gorgeous!!
    xxoo
    Pam

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  44. Oh my Sharon......Your house is simply magnificent.

    xo

    Jo

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  45. I just sigh when I look at these pics... so beautiful! I love the mini trees with the chalkboard. Thanks for sharing. I'm inspired! :) Merry Christmas!

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  46. Everything looks just beautiful!
    Going back to pin a few...and maybe to take a walk, sounds like a good idea!

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  47. You are an inspiration....so much beauty in your life.

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  48. All looks so elegant!
    I like the zinc with greenery, the red wreath and all the natural elements.
    Hugs from Italy
    Silvia

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  49. Everything is so beautiful Courtney! Soft and ethereal and so French Country! :-)
    Vanessa

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  50. The greenery around your home is gorgeous. It is one of my favorite decorating supplies for Christmas. So beautiful!

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  51. I'm coming over and you can't make me leave!!!! Lol

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  52. SO beautiful Courtney! I love the greenery, especially that chubby tree in the bucket. :)

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  53. Your bedroom is beautiful!!!

    Carolyn

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  54. Gorgeous...Love extending Christmas decor into the bedroom. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  55. How have I never seen your bedroom before?
    It's so pretty!!! i don't think I would ever get out of bed in the morning ;)
    Thank you for linking up and wishing you a wonderful rest of your week!
    Lots of love
    Kristin

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  56. I love your bedroom. Looks like right out of a magazine. Might have to change my duvet to red and white.
    The settee is so you.

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  57. Courtney,
    It is just amazing...
    Such Christmas beauty to love over here.

    Love all that you have styled in your bedroom.
    xx
    Merry Christmas
    ~Dore

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  58. Courtney, this is incredibly beautiful! Absolutely stunning.

    Barb

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  59. Beautiful Christmasy country French Bedroom. I love it!

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  60. Your bedroom is absolutely amazing, Courtney. I'm in love...swoon...

    Happy holiday hugs,
    Marie

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  61. Swoon...yep that's what I just did! So gorgeous Courtney...magazine worthy!

    Heather

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  62. Thank you for sharing at my party Courtney...ove all the little trees.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  63. Thank you, Courtney, for linking your stunning bedroom post to Potpourri Friday at 2805!

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  64. gorgeous! I love the way you said "quiet decorations" that is perfect and definitely what I am feeling this year.

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  65. It's beautiful Courtney! Have a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  66. taking reservations???

    please stop by and take my house tour

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  67. Your bedroom is gorgeous! Love the old headboard behind the headboard and the bistro chair!

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  68. Hi Courtney! Your bedroom is drop dead GORGEOUS! I can't begin to tell you how much I love this room decorated for Christmas. I hope you have a wonderful Holiday.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  69. absolutely breathtaking !!!! such a wonderful magnificent place to be .... love it to bits .... wishing you and your family a magical xmas xoxxo

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  70. Gorgeous, I would never leave that room. Is that a headboard behind you headboard? How did you do that?

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  71. WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it! Pinning it!

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  72. Do you know the name of the red checked fabric that the sofa is covered in and where I could find it?

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  73. OH, I wish this was my room.....totally Beautiful...

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  74. Is there anyway the lady that decorated this room could email me???? I have multiple questions as far as where she purchased things. I am moving into my first home and love this idea as far as decorating. If you could plese email me at ENigh22@gmail.com. I really would appreciate your time.

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  75. the 'rusty galvanized tin" is a copper boiler.

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  76. Bee-u-ti-ful! LOVE it all! Sweet, simple and charming! Ü

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  77. Bee-u-ti-ful! Love it all! So sweet, simple and charming! Ü

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  78. It never gets old! Every time I look at this post I fall in love with the room and decorations all over again! Merry Christmas in July!

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