My Faux Fireplace and Christmas Tree Take 2: Christmas 2011 in Photos

Merry (Late) Christmas to you all! I hope you all had a very blessed holiday . . . I thought I’d take a few minutes and post the final pics of my interior Christmas Decor.  A few of you who read my yucky Christmas tree post, were curious to know if we ended up getting a new one, yes we did, the kids just weren’t having Christmas without one, and this time decorating the tree was much more involved and appreciated 😉

Here are some pics of my Christmas Decor and as you’ll see, I ended up moving the location of our faux fireplace and our new tree-I’m just sick spontaneous like that. I like it much more like this, it’s much more cozy . . . well without further ado, here’s my Christmas Decor 2011 in pics . . .

 A lil’ Christmas in the kitchen . . . as you can see I never finished adding the trim to the bead board back-splash, that will be on my to-do list for 2012.

Big black and blue got a lil’ Christmas-a-fied!


I added this beautiful antique window to the mantel.   I found it on the side of the road with a twin, I haven’t found a spot for the other one yet.

 I also slapped some foil doilies to the wall to flank the window-I just felt like it needed something to balance it.

 I added some greenery from my front yard to an artificial wreath to add some bulk.

Happy Holidays!

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  1. Our Delightful Home
    December 27, 2011 / 11:41 am

    Your home looks lovely, Happy Holidays.~Mrs.

  2. Brandi
    December 27, 2011 / 1:53 pm

    Everything is so gorgeous Carli! I love your decorations. And your mirror, wow what a great find!

  3. Noelle
    December 27, 2011 / 4:27 pm

    Your home is so beautiful!!! You have an eye!!!!

  4. Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
    December 27, 2011 / 11:51 pm

    How I love your home all dressed for christmas! The pops of blue are gorgeous! thanks for linking and happy new year!XOKristin

  5. Shades of Summer
    December 29, 2011 / 3:21 am

    Lovely photos! The decor is soo very nice.

  6. Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
    January 2, 2012 / 7:36 pm

    PS, I will be feauting this tomorrow :)XOKristin

  7. Katie @ Wildwood Creek
    January 3, 2012 / 2:20 am

    So beautiful! Love the blue/turquoise. Found you through My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia. I'm your newest follower.

  8. Helen
    January 3, 2012 / 4:15 am

    I saw your feature on My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia (I was featured also) and I wanted to see more. I adore your house! It looks so beautiful, cozy and inviting. Great job!I like the firewood in the basket….I really thought you had a wood burning fireplace…tricky, tricky! I LOVE IT!I am now following you : )

  9. Jody
    January 4, 2012 / 12:10 am

    Beautiful! I love the colors and your fabric choice!

  10. Desi
    January 4, 2012 / 6:57 pm

    What a beautiful home! I love your living room area… I just pinned it on pinterest! New GFC follower 🙂

  11. Comeca Jones
    January 5, 2012 / 6:56 am


  12. AndeM1
    January 9, 2012 / 2:03 am

    Cari….so pretty……I just found your blog and can't wait to go through your posts…….I have to know what is the beautiful fabric you used for your roman shade over your kitchen window! Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful…Andrea

  13. Carli
    January 9, 2012 / 4:51 am

    Andem1, The fabric was purchased from Joanns and I believe it was an outdoor fabric. I'll look into it tomorrow to see if i can find the name for you. Thanks so much for visiting and for taking the time to comment!

  14. Keep Home Simple
    January 12, 2012 / 5:04 pm

    Your Christmas decor is beautiful! Your living room looks like an image cut right out of a magazine!

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