Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas decor…

Can you believe we’re in the final week of Advent?!  For those of you who answered a resounding NO!… then I’m right there with you!

I’ve spent the past few weeks re-painting our downstairs living area, making gifts for loved ones, participating in school excursions, making copious lists of everything I still want to achieve, and getting over the bump of an illness hurdle. 

But!   It’s all coming together and I’m winning!  How about you??

Christmas decor 6

Would you like see how Mr Suds and I have redecorated our lounge room?

Christmas decor 2

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Here is the ‘before’:

Lounge before 4


Decorating 3

…and After!

Christmas decor 1

I love having white paintwork.  Since moving in to our home seven years ago, we have lived with the happy yellow walls and doors.  But it just clashed with everything!  The house is so much more serene now and my mind feels clear.

Christmas decor 3

I got some bargains on EBay including the wicker chair above !  It sure pays to shop around… and it gives you more ideas too!

Christmas decor 4

I love these Jim Shore ornaments, this year I added the Santa Kitty cat to our collection… again, another bargain purchased on EBay.

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I bet you could never guess where I purchased this dresser?!  You got it!  I should be on commission here shouldn’t I?!!

I hope you enjoyed the brief tour!  I’m going to return to my sewing now but I’ll be back again tomorrow with something special to share with you all!

Festive hugs!  Vikki xo  Smile


Allie said...

How lovely, girl!!! It looks very cozy and welcoming - love your decorations too! Merry Christmas, sweetie!

Fee said...

Love your makeover - It looks great and your E-Bay bargains you lucky thing !! I hope you're feeling better now? We really need to chat after the silly season :) Hugs - Fee XX

Deb said...

Aww your lounge looks fabulous sweet. Everything looks so snuggly and family orientated. I love seeing your dekkies, in fact I think I recognise one of them-lol.
You are so lucky with your e-bay bargains.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!!! Vikki, these photos would be right at home in the pages of a luscious glossy magazine :)
I can see why you find it calming, it is just beautiful.

Heleen Groot said...

Beautiful! You've obviously worked hard. I can't do anything with Ebay.....but will have to try now! Enjoy the celebrations in your lovely "new" home!

mamàmaga said...

So lovely! Have a good Christmas Time!:)

Sue Niven said...

Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Your decorations look wonderful, Love your new look in your house, very homely and warm and bright. May all your wishes come true.

Simone de Klerk said...

It must be so much fun, staying in this lovely 'remake' home!!! You did a wonderful job!

anna said...

THAT IS SO CUTE! Being diehard passionate when it comes to the holiday season, I’m jotting down these pointers on my Christmas notepad. Those ornaments seal the deal for me. The timing is perfect, now that I’m done with college, thanks to the best accounting writing service UK based assistance there was, with surreal experts producing tremendous essay pieces for me. I’m on my way to Dollartree to already start Christmas preparations for this year.

Unknown said...

Don't we all want to make the best of our time? Well, I do not know about you guys, but I definitely would love to. Let it be Thanksgiving or Christmas, I really want to enjoy events like this in full spirit decorating the house, cooking, and wrapping gifts. During these events I hold no value for assignments, hence I pay for assignment help services to do these tasks for me while I enjoy this kind of events

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