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Nov222014

Holiday Decorating Ideas, Part I  

This week I enjoyed a visit at the Caroline House, a lovely house used for women's ministry at Briarwood Presbyterian Church. Every room of this beautiful old home was filled with wonderful ideas for Christmas decorating. I thought I would do a quick post but soon realized I could never put everything in a single post. So here is part I. I will publish part II in a couple of days. I saw a number of ideas I plan to incorporate into my own holiday decor. Study the details, and you may find inspiration for your own home. Enjoy!

Here in the main room is a spectacular Christmas tree:

A close-up of some home-made holiday wrappings:

The piano:

Looking back toward the main entry of Caroline House:

A manger in front of the fireplace:

The fireplace:

Above the fireplace:

More holiday vignettes:

There were several dining areas throughout the house. Here are ideas from one of those dining spaces:

A children's table set for Christmas:

Decorations for another fireplace:

More beautiful ideas:

Finally, here are some images from the sunroom:

More great ideas from other parts of the house are coming up in Part II. You don't want to miss the kitchen!

 

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Reader Comments (8)

They went to town with so many unique Christmas decor. Great idea wih the manger too!

November 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMark and Gaz

Such a lovely house, the christmas tree is beautiful, along with the other decorations. Thanks for showing this and looking forward to the next post.

November 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

The children's table is full of whimsy! I think I'm going to borrow the pine cone place marker idea for Thanksgiving. Thanks!

November 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBeth @ PlantPostings

Beautiful. You did a great job of showcasing the decorations! I have to say that I love the chandelier, and normally I'm not even a chandelier fan. I especially like the shot of the mirror with the Christmas tree (and the chandelier) reflected in it. For the holidays grandmother used to string colored lights around an oval mirror above the mantle and the effect was very pretty and festive.

Wonderful use of botanical materials in the decorations. I saw the maidenhair fern in the sleigh and thought that would look nice in a holidayscape with some faux snow.

November 23, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersweetbay

Many, many beautiful ideas in your images, Deb. The tree grower/landscaper company that I worked with at Christmas time making wreaths, garland and center pieces, did decorating at the homes of our very wealthy clients and no expense was spared. These images brought me back to those days three years ago. We did both inside and outside all with live, fresh greens. It was a fun way to get through winter holidays when architecture jobs were on hold.

November 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

I will have to spend more time looking at the details more closely...they really decked the halls there. I love all the different foliage used.

November 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDonna@Gardens Eye View

Wonderful vignettes! I bet they had a pack of elves to put that together.

November 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKris P

Some lovely ideas here Debs, I especially like the candles in front of the mirror on the fireplace, that's something I will try to do. Thanks for sharing this.

November 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

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