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Monday, December 7, 2015

Christmas Decor in My Desert Cottage (pt.1)

 I thought I would go ahead and share a little holiday decorating with you all. I'm gonna start with the dining room, because for some reason it is my favorite room this year!

 I just love the way the garland looks on the china hutch. I have been trying to pair down the Christmas decor just a little bit (much to my hubbies chagrin) because I'm liking a slightly simpler look these days. 
This garland has nothing in it but the lights and pretty "BELIEVE" tags that I embellished and I am perfectly happy this way. I would love to be able to use real greenery but it is so dry hear that the real stuff only lasts about a week or two before it is dropping needles and dries up.

This is the living room. It's where I spend my mornings before the day gets started because it has more light than the family room. I kept the decorations pretty simple in here too, except for the garland which I love and go all out on.

Unfortunately its really hard to get a good shot of it. It has tons of snowflakes in it, as well as many that hang down and sparkle in the sunlight.

 This was the best shot I could get!!

 I also love the look of tons of glass ornaments of all sizes just piled together wherever I find space. These are in the hanging scale in the corner of the room.

 And these are in a glass cloche that looks like a terrarium.

This just a sparkly snow covered pick with a nest that I bring out every year. After I took this photo I realized it needed an "egg" so I put a vintage glass ornament in it. :)

I hope you are enjoying the season and having fun with your own decorations!

We'll visit the Family room next time!!!


Dreaming of Vintage said...

Wow! Karen your house looks gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

Maureen Hayes said...


Gorgeous! Thanks for giving us a peek at your Christmas decor. Can't wait to see more. Enjoy your beautiful home.


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Very pretty!

Happy Christmas holidays ~ FlowerLady

Karen B. said...

Oh Karen ...
everything looks so lovely!
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Mary Beth said...

Beautiful and so creative!

Unknown said...

Your home is so lovely! Beautiful holiday decor that makes it look so cozy!

Linda Willson said...

Oh, Karen, your house looks fabulous! Your garlands are to die for. And I love all the glass ornaments in the scale. I showed my daughter and my friends your purse in the handbag magazine and the article about your house in--gosh, was it Romantic Country or Prairie Style or Romantic Home? And I told them all that you designed my blog. They were suitably impressed and thought your home was beautiful.

Hugs and blessings,


Olde Dame Penniwig said...

It looks so pulled-together and very splendid if you ask me. I think the little Believe tags are the cutest touch of all!

Holly Loves Art said...

So very gorgeous Karen. Love the garland!

Joy Junktion said...

You certainly have a way of making neutral look Fabulous, Karen! Love it all! Many blessings, Cindy xo

Carol Held said...

You have such a creative touch my Southern friend....smiles Thanks for sharing you little comfy oasis.

Unknown said...

Karen your home is killer gorgeous I want to move in love the whites silver and creams such perfect decorations for your room.Susie

Sandy said...

Beautiful as always!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Karen,
As always, your home looks so pretty, warm and inviting.


Barbie said...

Thank you so much for sharing Karen girl!!! It all looks so good! LOVE the little turquoise chair!
Merry Christ mas sweetie!
Barbie xoxoxo

Betty said...

I am so jealous, your cottage is so pretty for the holidays.

Lisa said...

So pretty Karen! I love the soft color palette with just a touch of sparkle. Perfect!

Sandi Magle said...

Beautiful Karen, the dining room is always special as that is where family all gathers together...its the magic of the memories and yours is beautiful. Thanks for sharing...I'm still working on my house...!

Pendra said...

Your house is gorgeous anyway, but it looks like it was made to be decorated for the Holiday's... don't you wish you could leave it up all year!!!

ilmiocottage said...

Ho, your home is lovely ,follie in me cottage I'll be very welcome....a nice day.....kiss!

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