Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Southern Style

Whew...it has been a busy couple of weeks around this household!

Thanksgiving came and went, our youngest finished up her 1st semester Senior year of high school (where did the time go?), we got busy decorating the house for the Christmas season, planned a graduation party for our oldest, and watched as our first born graduated from college this past Tuesday.

I am looking forward to sitting back and relaxing this week.  Exams were passed, graduation went well, the party went off without a hitch, the house is decorated and 90% of the presents are wrapped.

So, I thought I would share some pictures of this year's decorations.

Our front staircase-simple lighted garland, burlap ribbon and pinecones (very southern)





Simple wreaths on the office doors




The front hall table-lighted trees from Ikea (a gift from a friend last Christmas)





Our library-our white vintage tree (ornaments given to us by my mil, some dating back to the 50s), our christmas village and a few special touches










Our family room







The zany elves are back and up to no good






Hope you all enjoyed the tour...I will be including pictures of our dining room in our graduation party post tomorrow as well as our front entrance all decked out.

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

9 comments:

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

So beautiful! I love the burlap! Reminds me of home... Glad you finally have a break!

Judy said...

It all looks so cozy Lauren. Just wanted to stop by and wish you and your family and very Merry Christmas!

Judy

emily said...

You have been busy! All your decorations look lovely, Lauren!

Morgan said...

Aw! So fun! I love the elves everywhere. Your tree is lovely.

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

It's all so pretty. I love the bows on your garlands. Merry Christmas to you and your sweet sweet family.

dina vanessa mercado said...

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Shannon said...

Everything is gorgeous. I think I could transplant fom the West to the South. I love your Southern style. You had me at the burlap. Now relax and enjoy the Holiday!

Heather said...

Love the zany elves in the kitchen(?) So fun to see something quirky like that in a busy kitchen at Christmas.

But my favorite is the use of the upholsterer's ribbon for the bows - rustic yet elegant especially combined with the pine cones.

Glad I visited. I'll be back.

Paula said...

Love the combination of burlap, greens, and pine cones.