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More Indoor Christmas Decor

by Jane Windham on December 8, 2012

Hi everyone! I thought I’d show you some more of our indoor Christmas decorations. Earlier when I showed you our mantel and one of our trees, I had said that I was going with a white, silver, and green color scheme this year. Did I mention burlap and lace?

Here’s the dough bowl decorated for Christmas. This year I put some little battery operated lights down inside of it which gives it a nice glow at night.

Our house is old, and there are 2 wooden dividers that separate the living area from the dining room. I made some burlap and lace tablecloths to cover them. On Christmas Eve, these dividers will be loaded with all kinds of sweet treats and desserts!

On top of the dividers are small trees in galvanized buckets. The trees were unlighted, so I took 2 strands of white lights and tied burlap bows and brown jingle bells on them.

And since I had some cotton left over from my Thanksgiving tablescape, I tucked some into my 2 little trees!

Right now the dining table is dressed very simply with a white and a burlap tablecloth and 3 cypress trees in galvanized buckets.

Here’s the sideboard and corner cabinet in our dining room.

There are some paperwhite bulbs planted down inside the ivy in this container. I hope they bloom by Christmas.

I moved our collection of jugs up to the top of the corner cabinet.

This snowman is hanging out with this vintage bottlebrush tree that I found at the auction. I got it for FREE because no one wanted it in the middle of the summer!

snowman collection

The cupboard in the dining room houses my snowman collection.

One of the dividers has open shelves facing the dining room, so I placed my new tool box that I just recently got at the auction on one of the shelves. I would put it on my table, but there won’t be room for it with all the food that will be on it soon. You can see where I put some of my painted pine cones.

And you can see how I hung some of the other pine cones above the dividers.

Beside the mantel I created another display with an original watercolor of Father Christmas.

Father Christmas

A reader of our blog who attends our church painted it. Isn’t he the cutest thing?

original watercolor of Santa

Here’s another one of Marti’s Santas. If you are a local reader and are interested in one of these, just email me and I’ll put you in touch with Marti.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing some more of our decorations here at the cottage. I have a few more things to do in the kitchen, and then I’ll be able to show you our kitchen decorations.

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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Pat@BPM December 9, 2012 at 12:01 am

Beautiful Christmas, Jane. I love the Father Christmas!

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Gee December 9, 2012 at 12:13 am

Just beautiful Jane. I see you did incorporate the cotton in the trees. :-) I am luving the idea of adding the decor to the strings of lights. Hmm, having a ‘now why didn’t I think of that?’ moment.
Hugs, Gee

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Sweet Bee Cottage December 9, 2012 at 1:48 am

Your home and porch look so lovely! Such a charming, charming home!

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Carlene @ Oganized Clutter December 9, 2012 at 7:35 am

Love the dining cabinet shelves. The burlap and lace divider covers are perfect. You have carried your theme around the house well.

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Dolly Sarrio December 9, 2012 at 10:53 am

Decorations are really creative and pretty Jane. Marti’s santas are really cute. You know I love the cotton on the tree..Merry Christmas to you both!

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Kathleen December 9, 2012 at 10:58 am

It looks wonderful, Jane! Love all your artistic touches! The Santa is lovely!

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Barbara F. December 9, 2012 at 11:38 am

Hi Jane, everything looks great, I really like your room dividers. I bet they come in handy all the time. Your hutch looks beautiful. I see the fur babies leave the decor alone. ;-) xo

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Jean Windham December 9, 2012 at 12:31 pm

The house looks beautiful. I am sure you have enjoyed decorating it as it surely does show. The natural theme is prevalent all through the house. Merry Christmas. See you Christmas Eve. I cannot wait. Jean

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Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage December 9, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Everything is so festive! Love that watercolor – your friend is a talent!

My favorite is the dough bowl – what a find and love it with the lights!
Kelly

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Kris December 9, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Everything looks so festive and cheery. I love the trees in the galvanized buckets. It is so simple yet so very elegant. I’d say that you have quite an eye for knowing how to decorate! :)

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Gwen December 9, 2012 at 4:47 pm

It all looks very beautiful. You have a huge house and so your collections have room to be displayed with ‘dignity’…not crowded in at all. I like how you have old and new and natural all mixed together. I like your table just with the trees. I love the around here they are sold as Lemon Cypress. Oh to have three. It’s so striking. Thank you for sharing and giving us tips along the way.

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Ann December 9, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Love all the burlap and I totally love the 3 trees on the dining room table. I looked for those little cypress trees here and couldn’t find them. I think they look perfect! Have a good week…Ann

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Karen - The Graphics Fairy December 10, 2012 at 12:08 am

Wonderful! It all looks so bright and cheerful Jane! I’m going to have to borrow your idea of the battery operated lights inside of the bowl, that’s so clever! Love the bits of lace combined with the burlap, I’m in such a lace mood lately, I guess I’m not the only one!

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Ira Morse December 10, 2012 at 1:59 am

I really enjoy reading your post and thanks for this helpful Christmas decor ideas. For this coming Holidays I go for nativity theme.

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Mary December 10, 2012 at 6:47 am

Jane~ Your home is so festive and I love the burlap combined with lace and your galvanized buckets of trees! I’ve been looking for a dough bowl for a while now~ I’d rather have a real one than a reproduction. The addition of battery operated lights for a little glow is wonderful!

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Kim December 10, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Loving all the farmhouse/cottage style, Jane. Your home is so cute and cozy.

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SheilaG @ Plum Doodles December 10, 2012 at 11:26 pm

You’re right, we had the same idea with burlap bows on our little trees! I love yours in a bucket, and the cotton looks great. Your snowman collection is fun- I have a weird kink in my brain that causes me to call snowmen Santas and Santa snowmen. I always have to stop and think about which is which before I say one or the other! :\

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MariaElena December 11, 2012 at 5:51 am

Jane, your home looks so beautiful all dressed up for Christmas. I love every Holiday accent, specially your snowman collection. Very, very pretty!

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Karen (Back Road Journal) December 11, 2012 at 8:10 am

You have done a wonderful job of decorating your home…it looks lovely.

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Diane @ The Checkered Apple December 20, 2012 at 11:03 am

Stopping in to wish the two of you a Merry Christmas and got to see all of your wonderful decorations. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas too. Love the lace and burlap theme going on around the house.

Happy Holidays!

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