Christmas Decor for a Friend

Last week I showed you my friend Angie’s house and the Christmas decor I did for her. This week I’m sharing my friend Natalie’s home and the Christmas decor I did for her.  I love Natalie’s style and I have wanted to photograph her house ever since the first time I saw it.  She has such great items to use for decor and a cute cozy house too.  I love the way she has lamps everywhere – the warmth of the lighting just makes you want to sit and enjoy it.
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Beside her front door I simply added some boxwood, burlap, an over-sized ornament from Natalie’s stash and a glittered cone-shaped holder from my stash.

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Inside the front door is a darling entryway.  Natalie had this ‘fireplace’ already arranged and decorated and I added a bit of boxwood.  This is just so cute and fun!  I’m wishing I had a place to put an old mantel and do the same thing in my home.

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Vintage nativity, boxwood, and old skates make add just the right amount of holiday meaning to this table in the entryway.Natalies house christmas 2013-37

This door leads from the entry area into the living room of the house.  I have to really struggle not to be envious about that wreath!  Natalie’s Mom made it when she was a teenager I think and her Mom didn’t throw anything out.  So happy that didn’t get pitched in the trash cause it’s just too awesome!  I really must inspect it closer and ask Natalie’s Mom to show me how to make one!

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As I already mentioned, the lamplight was so warm and welcoming.  Love the lamp and old phone on this secretary.  Makes me want to sit down and write a letter the old-fashioned way – with a pen you dip in an inkwell!

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Natalies house christmas 2013-3Red frame was already there and I added the boxwood and ‘wish’ banner.

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Front window lets in a glorious amount of natural light and the table is a great place to create a display of holiday eye candy.

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I forgot to ask Natalie if she made this quilt on the chair.  I loved this too.

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Adding a large ornament to a basket of magazines is a fun way to add some Christmas spirit.

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Large bookshelf is a perfect spot to treat as a mantel and deck it out for Christmas.  The large newsprint piece to the left is an old table top from a Wendy’s.  I have a serious crush on this piece as well and I am craving one of my own!  If one were to find its way to my house somehow I would be so delighted and overjoyed and happy :D

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Vintage suitcase had a handwritten tag tied to the handle that said ‘Home for the Holidays’.  I’m assuming Natalie added the tag last year at Christmastime – such a fun thing to add to a suitcase used in decor.

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This nativity set is just beautiful.  Somehow these pieces just speak a language all their own.

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Stockings don’t have to be hung by the chimney to be cute and ready to be filled with treats!

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The red buffet in Natalie’s kitchen just makes me smile.  I love the cheery pop of color and the way she incorporated a cool old piece into her kitchen and made it functional.Natalies house christmas 2013-18

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Love this old cupboard too.  If it had fit in my tool bag… :D Natalies house christmas 2013-24

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Coffee filter wreath from Natalie’s stash – I simply tied a bit of boxwood to it with some red and white bakers twine and hung it at the kitchen window.

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Pom-Pom garland was already on the mirror so I just added the gold frame and hung a Christmas card from the frame.

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A cute Christmas tray and red candle holder make a fun Christmas look on the kitchen counter.

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A touch of whimsy found its way in with this tiny snowman.Natalies house christmas 2013-31

And another Christmas card tucked beside the recipe box for bit of Christmas cheer on this side of the counter.

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Last but not least I tucked some boxwood and ornaments on the dresser in the bedroom.  I loved this cozy little nook – the chippy dresser, white chair, Hydrangeas- be still my heart!

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I’m so grateful to Natalie for the opportunity to decorate her home for the holidays!

Jill

Sew a Fine Seam

Comments

  1. Darling!! Absolutely Darling… love her house and love all that you did with it! I must say though that I’m coveting that old white chair =) Thanks for sharing.

  2. Been somewhat MIA. As usual, your visuals rock. Love the chalk drawn flame behind your birch logs and the wreath on newsprint wrapping. xox
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  3. I love the red buffet! And the stockings on the ladder!
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  4. Love the touches of Christmas!

    Where did you find the birch logs? I need to find some local.

  5. Susan Smith says:

    Love everything! You have an amazing eye for decorating with simple, easy to find things!

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