Wednesday, December 24, 2014

A Stoneywood Christmas (Part 3)

Merry Christmas Eve Eve, friends!

Today has been super busy. I ran errands the majority of the day and finished wrapping up most of the gifts. Kev and I just returned home from a wonderful family Christmas dinner. I think it's safe to say - this elf is exhausted.

Currently, I'm sitting on the couch... soaking in some of the last days of the twinkling lights of the Christmas tree. I'm going to be super depressed when I have to put all of this Christmas Cheer away. But today, the stockings are still hung by the chimney with care - so I will share our den with you.

Our tree makes me really happy. 
It's simple... just gold, green and a little bit of red. 

UPDATE:There are now presents under this tree. My hands are still sore from the wrapping session earlier.

These red and gold tear drop ornaments are my very favorites.

The mantle was kind of thrown together... But I love the hodgepodge-ness of it. A couple weeks ago, I found a paper mache deer head at Hobby Lobby. Of course, I decided to paint it with gold glitter. 

Pikes Nursery (where we got our tree) allowed me to take home lots of tree trimmings. I used those, along with some pine cones and ornaments, as the foundation for the deer head.

Full disclosure: I tried to make new stockings. That was a big ole' fat FAIL. I'll try again before next year. Hopefully my sewing skills will be greater at that point.

I also found the garland at Hobby Lobby. I love mini pine cones mixed with cinnamon sticks and berries. I want to buy so many more of these - but HobLob was sold out. 

I added some greens to my 'Merica galvanized bucket. 

 I seriously love the way it came together... especially with the mantle. It's an All American Christmas at the Wigleys. 
Did you expect anything differently from us?

This nativity scene is  a new addition. I've always wanted one to serve as a reminder that Christmas isn't about the gifts, the parties, the decorations... but rather about Our Savior being born.

When we bought the tree from Pikes, they were running a Christmas package special... So we got this fresh wreath and the most beautiful (and unique) poinsettias I've ever seen.
I added the ribbon. I'm mad for plaid right now.

(Sorry for the grainy iPhone pic)

My tobacco basket and boxwood wreath also got a little "joy."

If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably seen my "You Serious Clark?" pillow. This was my favorite Christmas craft this year. It makes me giggle every time I see it.

(Again, another bad iPhone pic)

Here's a view of the full room. Notice the little photo bombers.

Hubs and I have been joking that it looks like Christmas has exploded over here. I guess I was a tad excited to deck our new halls. I just couldn't help myself.

What's your favorite decoration in your home this year? Did you complete any Christmas crafts? I hope you are having a great week and getting some special time with family and friends. Talk soon, friends!


Sunday, December 21, 2014

A Stoneywood Christmas (Part 2)

Hi friends! Happy Monday - I have the day off, so it's an exceptional Monday in my book.

Yesterday, I shared a bit of our holiday decor HERE. The fun continues today with the dining room and breakfast nook. 

We are hosting Christmas Eve this year, so I had lots of fun deciding what to do for the dining room. After seeing these little laser cut trees for $1.50 at Michaels (HUZZAH), I just knew they would be perfect spray painted white (they were previously a natural wood color). 

I rummaged through several boxes (yes, there are still tons of unpacked boxes 6 months later) to find these candle holders. 

For the centerpiece, I grabbed these gorgeous poinsettias (Pike's find) and put them in this simple galvanized bucket. I added some fresh greenery, some pinecones, a couple more trees, and some milk glass vases. The runner was a TJ Maxx find. 


I love the rustic mixed with the traditional.  

The kitchen got a tiny bit of Christmas cheer as well.

Tomorrow, I'll wrap up our Christmas decor tour. I hope you will join us! Talk soon, friends.


A Stoneywood Christmas (Part 1)

WOO! It's my very favorite time of year! Christmas always brings out the warm and fuzzies in me. This year has been particularly fun because we got to decorate a new house. For years, I have wanted a traditional home to decorate... the townhouse was more contemporary. 

Admittedly, I've gone a tad overboard this year. Kev is a saint (in case you didn't already know that) for putting up with all of my crazy requests.

This simple wreaths make my traditional loving heart so happy. 
This image was on outtake from our Christmas card shoot. 

The foyer got a bit of Christmas cheer with plaid, fresh greens, and poinsettias.

I originally thought I was going to add fresh garland all the way up the handrail, but time got away from me. But, I like how these fresh, simple green bunches turned out.

Hubs made me this awesome Christmas Tree Christmas Card holder. 
I LOVE seeing all of these sweet faces as you come in our front door. This tree is probably my favorite Christmas DIY ever. 

My sitting room got a little tree of it's own.
 I've always wanted a small, white tree.  We decided to dress it in gold with a few blue and white accents to compliment the rest of the room.

Also, can we all just agree that Publix has some cute flower bouquets? This arrangement with pinecones HAD to come home with me.  

I'll share more with you guys tomorrow. It's definitely too much to share in one post... and I don't want your fingers cramping up from too much scrolling.
 I mean, you have gifts to open this week!

Hope you had a fantastic weekend! Talk soon, friends!