Dec 1, 2017

~ holidecor 2017


With the unseasonably warm weather in Omaha, we had no problem getting our Christmas wreaths out this year! I am still waiting on a couple pots to get filled with holiday cheer, but otherwise, we are all set outside.

I picked up a few plants at the grocery store, and although I am not a big fan of poinsettias, they sure are festive. I tried to keep them in the living room only, and used other plants and flowers everywhere else...


My good ole' kalanchoe plants are still my favorites!

These alstroemeria are leftover from Thanksgiving...

I adore red tulips this time of year!

Love red berries!

And here we go with the poinsettias...


Although I don't do a ton for decorating, I always bring out the stockings :)

I added the berries to this white poinsettia.. 




My college friend Elizabeth ~ @elizabethbeardesigns ~ has amazed me with her instagram account. She recently passed 10k followers! Anyway, she has posted a few times about her fiddle leaf tree, and I was inspired to try one myself. I love the large leaves. I'm not sure this spot is going to be sunny enough, but at least it will last me through the holidays...


A couple new ornaments awaiting the tree...

Red poinsettias don't work with my orange painting, so kalanchoes it is!


The brass Christmas angels are out...


The tree will go in the far left corner in front of the window. I'll move that chair to make room...




We will probably put up the tree this weekend. Remember last year I put up two trees? One in front of each window? Or was that two years ago? (Check it out below!)

Tree pics coming soon... Probably on my instastory! @thefrenchtangerine

Here are some favorite past holiday posts:

Holidecor 2011 ~ Plaid ribbon

Christmas Tree 2011 ~ This was a big tree! 


Christmas Table 2012 (1)  (For some reason I have two tables this year!)


Christmas Table 2012  (2)

Holidecor 2012

Christmas Tree 2012 ~ Another huge tree

Outdoor Christmas Decor 2012  ~ Lavender Eucalyptus

Holidecor 2013

Christmas Table 2013 ~ Green aptware

Holidecor 2014 ~ Mackenzie-Childs ribbons

Holiday table December 2014  ~ Red Les Touches


Holidecor 2015 ~ Two trees!

December Design 2016  ~ I didn't even put up a tree last year!




🌲 Happy December🌲



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Nov 29, 2017

~ new family room furniture


I have done quite a few family room update posts on this blog. The updates have included wall hangings, rugs, shelves, coffee tables/ottomans, accessories, lamps, fireplace mantels, and several editions of pillow updates. Most recently, I have posted the new drapery, and now, finally, the new sofa and chairs and ottomans.
If you are in the mood to go way back, I got a chuckle at this room from over five years ago. I've really come a long way! Decorating is such a process. The layers are what makes a house feel like a home.

here January 2012
here February 2012
here February 2013
here October 2014
here January 2017
here October 2017

A big thank you to Richard White, who helped me pull all this together. Very excited about this sofa and chair upgrade. The previous furniture has been loved by 2 dogs and 5 family members for almost 20 years. It was time to replace, but it certainly did the trick through the years with all the other updates going on. It was a great neutral backdrop for the multiple pillow scenarios. 😬



Kept this same ottoman - I still love that fabric!


I forgot to put the blankets and remote away for the photos, but this is how we live... 


I love the darker brown on the couch, and the pretty green on the chairs and ottomans. 











Just in time for the holidays! I am very grateful and excited to enjoy the new look this winter. I am so looking forward to stitching my needlepoint projects in front of the fire!



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Nov 26, 2017

~ thanksgiving table


I did not have a plan for flowers for this table. I literally went to Whole Foods a couple days prior, and bought the prettiest flowers they had that day. They happened to be fuchsia and burgundy, and they worked out just fine.

I also found these topiaries at the local nursery, and they worked themselves into the table as well..

I do enjoy color...

The placemats are my favorite and for sale in my shop... here.








Loved the new tiled frenchman, who joined us for dinner...



So happy to have all three of my kids home and one dog :) They travelled from Salt Lake City, Chicago, and St. Louis, plus my parents came all the way from Florida! The dinner was easy and so delicious. Success!


My family room furniture was delivered on Wednesday! That post will be coming up next...

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