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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Now that the front hall is almost done, let's decorate!


I have one room, and only one room in this house that is nice and pretty and just how I like it, and almost fully renovated. Well, except for that one wall going up the stairs. And the ceiling. And maybe a few little touches here and there.

One thing's for sure: It's leaps and bounds ahead of where it was last year and I think that deserves to be celebrated! 

With cedar of course. Lots and lots of fresh cedar to welcome you into our home. Or onto the main floor if you're just coming down in the morning. 


I started out by taking this bronzy-leafed wreath that I've had up all year and tucking in a few branches here and there. Now this wreath was already technically a Christmas wreath but now it's just so much better. Love the fresh green against the bronze. 


I tied these little bundles up the staircase at regular intervals. The living room just beyond has the Christmas tree and all the bright, happy, family-friendly decor in it, so I decided to indulge myself in this hall and keep things more subdued in shades of white, bronze, and green. 


Just one little bronze Christmas ball ornament is all it takes to reinforce the theme here.


I found these sparkly little balls tied together in a garland leftover from last year so I just plunked them down in a cozy little nest of cedar in this footed bowl. 


Glitter and twine - it's works! Who would've known? This just further proves that twine goes with everything.




And that's the hall this year! See? I bet you didn't even notice how half-finished this room is. Thanks for celebrating with me!

I'll be linking this one up to Kim's Mantel and Vignette Party!



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35 comments:

Shannon L said...

Great ideas! I love the bundles of cedar on the stairs. I may have to borrow this idea.

Melissa@TheHappierHomemaker said...

I love it Courtenay! It's gorgeous!

Cynthia @ A Button Tufted Life... said...

Beautiful Job Courtenay! I love it!
Found you through the blogtalk group, and I am glad I did.
We are gearing up to set up a 12ft. tree in our living room... I love this time of year.
Have a great holiday season!
Cynthia

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

It's so lovely! I hope I can use some cedar, but after my major allergy attack to Pine last year, I'm scared. I've used it before and been fine with it, but I'm not sure Morgan is going to want me to even try! I really think it's just the Pine... I hope!

Sheila @sZinteriors said...

I love what you have done with your banister! Last year I did fresh greenery, and lined the top of the railing with it like a garland. This year it would be fun to change the look up a bit, but still use fresh greens. Thank you for the inspiration!

PS - I love all the great ideas you share on your blog. So happy to have connected!

Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG said...

looks great!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful ideas Courtenay! I love the bowl of greens and balls. Cedar looks so nice and fresh and lasts pretty good too.

Ashley @ Domestic Imperfection said...

It looks so fresh and festive, I love the natural elements. We have a ton of cedar around here (but a different kind than yours)and I will have to use some as decor. Plus you can't beat free!

Karen said...

I love the bronze with the cedar - a very unusual and unique combination. I'll bet it smells heavenly! It looks very festive. xx

Glamorous Mommy said...

It looks beautiful! Very refreshing :)

Fotini

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I adore all your bunches of cedar....very very charming! Doesn't cedar just smell so Christmasy?

Amy Kinser said...

Everything looks so pretty. Love how you have used the greenery.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

It all looks so pretty, Courtenay. Love the abundance of cedar and the bronze is a great accent.

Robin said...

Beautiful. I love all the fresh greens. I'm your newest follower from over at the picket fence party.

Danielle said...

Wow, I love all your ideas! Your home is lovely! I love the look of the fresh greens and bronze. So festive! Also love the twine : )

Danielle

Nook and Cranny said...

Love it!
I love bringing the outdoors in. Nature provides us with the most beautiful gifts for decorating our homes.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Mariel said...

So beautiful! I'd love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday - Tuesday)at 'Or so she says ...' www.oneshetwoshe.com

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs said...

I absolutely love the cedar bundles on your stairs! SO pretty! Your whole entry way looks great!
Jo-Anna

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I'm lovin' your cedary front hall!

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three said...

Love the glitter & twine combo!!!

Angela

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

I love how it looks ... in fact, spotted those steps and those greens from another post!

:) Linda

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful!!

Heather SettingforFour said...

Thanks for linking up to the party Courtenay! I love using fresh cedar for decorating! I popped some in my apothecary jars in my kitchen for Christmas!

Pamela said...

So very beautiful girl!

Sherry said...

Looks great! Thank you for joining HSH!
Sherry

Mary Beth said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!

Jessica @ FourGenerationsOneRoof said...

Pretty :) I couldn't get your pin it button to work :( just a blank picture.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love all the pretty and natural touches- your home is beautiful and warm!

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