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Friday, December 14, 2012

75 Our 2012 Christmas Display

Today I am "wrapping" up our Christmas posts with our annual shelving display decor.  As you may recall if you have been hanging out here for awhile, in 2010 we made a coffee filter wreath and scoured our home for decor items and in 2011, we spiced things up with some color...


Earlier this year, we did a major shelving switcharoo.  The two white shelves from Preston's bedroom closet went to my brother's apartment, so the two floating shelves from our kitchen went to Preston's bedroom and a spare single white floating shelf took their place.  So this year, our display had one less shelf to play with, and this is what we ended up with:


A peek at the sweetness head on?


I decided to stick with tradition and use items from around the home to dress things up a bit for the holiday season.

The frames were cheapo frames I had hoarded awhile back for a future gallery wall project.  I just placed some gold snowflake gift wrap in each one and added vinyl "25" numbers to the fronts.


All of the "trees" on the shelves, were cardstock paper rolled up and strings of beads {$2 each from Target} hot glued around the outside.


I scattered small mercury glass votives in-between the shiney bead trees...

Everything looks prettier on a cake stand right?


The glimmering gold garland is my favorite part.  To DIY it, I started by using some gold metallic craft paint and painting it on the front and back of cardstock paper...


Then, I used a small circle paper punch to punch out piles of the gold paper.


A needle and thread later, and I had some gold dot garland!


Let's stand back and take it all in with the rest of the dining area...


On the table, I just filled some hurricane vases with cranberries and candles.


The real beauty of the display is at night...



We love it and it seems to do a great job tying in the tree, DIY ornaments and holiday card display in the adjoining areas. 

It is so much fun to look back and see how the shelving displays have changed and evolved from year to year.  And after Christmas comes and goes, it always sparks a restyle on the shelves for spring, which gets me all warm and fuzzy inside just thinking about it now....

Let's chat Christmas decor one last time.  Do you create vignettes and displays and have fun getting creative with them from year to year?  What do you DIY and what to do you splurge on?


75 comments:

  1. I am dying! So beautiful and so simple! I'm usually a grinch so we are really lacking in the Christmas decor department. I am so stealing your ideas (for some reason my heart grew three sizes this year)!

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    1. That makes me so happy! Merry Christmas!!
      xo,
      Jen

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  2. What a beautiful display! I am inspired to get much more creative next year in our new home!

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  3. You are so creative and inspiring! I love how this is family friendly, too. Overly stuffy and formal decorations are not my thing in the season of life.

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  4. So pretty! And simple, too! Loving your new kitchen table! I haven't missed the post on that yet, have I?

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  5. Pretty pretty. Question though- Did I miss a post about your new kitchen table? It looks so lovely!

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    1. Thanks so much Courtney!
      I haven't posted on it yet since I have spent the last five months figuring out our seating options to go with it :) I will be sure to post more details soon.
      xo,
      Jen

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  6. Pretty! Also, did I miss the post about your new kitchen table?! Looks great!

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  7. I love it! So beautiful, and so many great ideas I'd like to try myself.

    I just recently discovered your blog, and I'm really enjoying it. Organization is NOT my forte, so I'm picking up some good pointers here!

    Hope you'll stop by my blog sometime and say "hi." :)

    Cindy at Notes in the Key of Life

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  8. That is simply gorgeous! You are so talented!

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  9. I LOVE it!! I LOVE the table and bench too!!!Gorgeous :)

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  10. Love it! Where is your beautiful cake plate from?

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    1. Hi Emily,
      I found the cake plate on Joss & Main earlier this year.
      xo,
      Jen

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  11. OH my goodness!!!! This is so beautiful and so inspiring!!!

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  12. Where did you get that gorgeous buffet? I love it!

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  13. It looks great! Love the garland.
    Did your floating shelf come with the wine glass holder or did you add it to a shelf? If so, where did you find the glass holders?

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    1. Hi Heather,
      The floating shelves are from Ikea: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70159100/?query=701.591.00 and then Jen added this wine rack: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000H0Y6OY/ref=as_li_tf_tl/?ie=UTF8&tag=iheaorga-20&link_code=as3&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=B000H0Y6OY

      ♥ Emily

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  14. I love it!!! I actually think it looks much prettier this year, even with the one less shelf... Great job!!!

    Vera :)

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  15. I love all the pops of color....soooo pretty!

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  16. Love this! Where did you get your white wine glass shelf?

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    1. Hi Katy!
      Thank you, the wine shelf is from amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000H0Y6OY/ref=as_li_tf_tl/?ie=UTF8&tag=iheaorga-20&link_code=as3&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=B000H0Y6OY

      ♥ Emily

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  17. I am so inspired by all of this...Thank you so much!

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  18. What color and brand is your wall paint?

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    1. Hi Lori,
      The wall colors are Behr's Brown Teepee and Behr's Belgian Sweet.

      ♥ Emily

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  19. Love this! Lots of unique little DIYs :)

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  20. I absolutely love this!! Where did you get the silver tray?

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    1. Thanks Leslie!!
      The tray is from Target.
      xo,
      Jen

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  21. I love the garland - and the display is just perfect! Lovely, lovely job Jen!

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  22. You've done it again! Absolutely beautiful and so magical with the candles lit. I love the colors you've chosen to use. The classic red and green are always great, but using these bright unexpected colors adds a whole new cheerful element to the celebration. Fantastic!
    XO,
    Tamar & The Ladies Holiday team

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  23. Those beaded trees are genius!

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  24. My favorite part is the way you displayed 25. Love it!

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  25. Awesome. It's simple, yet detailed. I know that sounds weird, but I think it's a great because nothing is overpowering. It all blends in beautifully!

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  26. This is great, thanks.

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  27. WOW! I especially love the pictures at night with the candles aglow!!
    Happy holidays to you and yours, Jen!
    xo, Dallas
    http://daybydaymasterpiece.com/

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  28. WoWW! That is gorgeous. I love the night view!

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  29. This s beautiful, so original and colourful and at the same time nice and simple. I definitely need to get a beautiful cake stand like yours so that next year I can fill it with shiny decorations. Thanks fit the inspiration!

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  30. I am swooning over your kitchen table and set up!

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  31. Lots of wonderful, Christmasy ideas there. Thanks for sharing with us. Have a very Merry Christmas!

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  32. Jen, all of this is so beautiful but I have to say that I am most impressed with your coffee filter wreath. It is exquisite! Pinned it :)

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  33. Dumb question, what does the 25 mean? Christmas?

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  34. This is gorgeous! I especially love the tablescape!

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  35. Gorgeous! Where did you get that buffet??? I love it!

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    1. Hi!
      The buffet is from http://homedecorators.com/, I'm not sure that they carry it any longer.

      ♥ Emily

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  36. Absolutely lovely! Love the little trees and the votives - so gorgeous lighted up for evening!

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  37. Oh yes, I create little vignettes around the house, even in the bathroom. Just get out my big box of ornaments and get to work with what I have adding some nice ribbons in different colors or the paper cone/Christmas tree you showed! Thanks! :)

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  38. I LOVE it! Especially the candle-lit view. Where did you get the glass cloche that you filled with ornaments on the cake stand? Did that also come from Joss & Main?

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    1. Yep, purchased it separately but they fit perfectly together :)
      xo,
      Jen

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  39. Love. Love. Love it!

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  40. I LOVE IT! Could you fill us in on where you got the glass cloche you filled with ornaments?

    Thanks!

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    1. Hi! The cloche came from a Joss & Main sale!

      ♥ Emily

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  41. LOVE THIS! I want to clap my hands and squeal like a little girl about how gorgeous this is, but the baby is asleep. Ermahgerd, I love everything!

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    1. Thanks Ash! I squeal a little each time I see it too.
      xo,
      Jen

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  42. Lovely lovely lovely storm lanterns with the cranberries! And you are right - so nice at night! Thank you, I am going to do that cranberry think next year.

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  43. I love it all! You are so creative and have such amazing ideas! simple ones that even I can do though. I really LOVE that!

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    1. Love to hear that! I try to share things that are not overly fussy, since I can understand first hand the need for simple and quick solutions. :)

      xo,
      Jen

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  44. Hey Jen,

    Do you need another floating shelf?? I have one of the IKEA ones like the white one you put in your dining. I think it is the 6ft. one. Let me know. I don't need it. We have done some switching around and don't have a place for it anymore. My email: theunruhs@sbcglobal.net

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  45. Love it! The pops of color and the beautiful simplicity of it makek such a clean, lovely display!
    Jessica @ A Humble Creation

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  46. Looks fantastic, Jen. The colors remind me of candy, which can only be a good thing.

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  47. Everything looks so beautiful and I especially love the Christmas balls in the Cake stand..Beautiful job on all of it..
    Robyn

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  48. love LOVE your decor!!! Where did you get that gorgeous table runner?

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    1. Thanks so much! The runner was found at Target.

      xo!
      Jen

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  49. I would hire you to decorate my house in a instant! Love it!

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  50. I am in love with that big bold 25!! I've never seen that before and I'm probably (totally) stealing that for next year! Great post!!!

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  51. Where did you get the felt numbers from?

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  52. How did u make the trees?

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  53. where did you get the pots that the plants are in? better yet where did you the that plants and the pots for them? thanks!!

    Jamie

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  54. I love everything, but your chandelier, in particular, caught my eye! I am guessing you DIYed it?????

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    1. I love her chandelier too!! :)

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    2. Thanks ladies! Here is the link to the chandelier: http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId=202326281&storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&MERCH=REC-_-SearchPLPHorizontal1-3-_-NA-_-202326281-_-N#.UNFXB3cfkT4

      xo!
      Jen

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  55. Absolutely beautiful! I LOVE the cranberry candles.

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