A Winter Wonderland

Saturday, December 14, 2013

This Christmas I wanted my home to reflect Winter. I really tried to create a Winter Wonderland. I didn't count on it being so hard to photograph lol.

 The cream and silver Christmas pillow was bought at Target last year and I just wrapped a burlap bow around my everyday pillow and added a brooch that looks like a snowflake to the center.

 My tree is dressed in white cream and silver to reflect snow and ice. My Christmas house has a snowy roof.

  I wove cream and natural burlap ribbon though the tree and sat it in a wine crate filled with snow that I painted and distressed. My paper mache reindeer was painted a few years ago, he's carrying acorns and greenery. I made snowballs using Styrofoam balls and fake snow sprinkled with Epsom salts. I put the snowflakes in a ceramic bucket that I got a few years ago. It was once filled with bath products.

All of the ornaments are ones  I already owned. I spent about 15.00 dollars this year to make the Christmas house and to buy greenery and a few odds and ends.

I bought two greenery bouquets from the produce store and made these arrangements in my fake ironstone pitchers lol. I also sprinkled a little snow on my very tarnished silver tray and added a few of my homemade snowballs.

I used some of the same greenery bouquets for my buffet/mantle display, I used fake garland as a base and poked in a few sprigs of the real stuff.

I used pickle jars, Ball jars, and holy candles mixed in with the greenery. I filled the jars with fake snow and Epsom Salts.

 I used my feather wreaths from last year. This year I added a burlap bow and ice skates that I made using a pattern designed by Joyce Miller. I cant draw but I can sew, so I have to rely on people like  Joyce to help me out. If you're interested in buying her patterns go here. She has a great versatile selection.

 I think these skates are so adorable and very easy to make. Starting to run out of light here lol

 I kept the dining room table simple since we eat here everyday. I just used a wallpaper runner, filled a tureen with pine cones, bells, ornaments and snow flakes, added snowflakes to the tops of the candle sticks and put tea lights on top of them

  I wrapped garland around the chandelier and hung snowflakes from it.

I used my other feather wreath to make a snowy base for the tureen.

Well that's it for my Christmas decor. Next time I'll show you how I'm setting the table for Christmas. Thanks for stopping by.  I'll be linking up with these fun parties this week.

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  1. Wow, Karen! I will say that you definitely succeeded in creating a winter wonderland! Every detail is just beautiful! Love the greenery, and love the pillow with the burlap and bling. So, so pretty! Thank you for sharing with your gorgeous photos!!
    Have a lovely day,

  2. So very beautiful, Karen! It is truly a winter wonderland. I love the sparkle and shine mixed with the calming white, and the burlap makes it feel like home. Gorgeous! I love your holiday home!

  3. Just beautiful, Karen! I love it all! Love those snowballs. I saw them for the first time this year and should make some. I have everything I need here so it is just a matter of doing it. I bought one new thing this year and that was it. I will have to see if our grocery has some greenery bundles. I have so much faux greenery, I'd love to bring in the scent of real.

  4. Gorgeous! An elegant decor with a soft white theme! Merry Christmas!

  5. Karen you certainly did make a winter wonderland. I'm so cold now I'm going to start a fire and warm up! Beautiful and Christmassy.

  6. Your home is beautiful! I love it all and the house you made looks great with the lights on!

  7. You created the perfect winter wonderland and it looks absolutely beautiful!!

  8. Its beautiful...I love all the white..and how very cozy and enchanting it looks....Lovely just lovely!

  9. It is all such a beautiful winter wonderland, Karen! Luuuuuv all the white, sparkles, and ethereal feathers! :) Fabulous job, girlie! :)

    xoxo laurie

  10. I went with a lot of white and silver, this year and an icy winter theme....yours is just beautiful, I really enjoyed the tour!
    Happy Holidays

  11. I think this is my favorite Christmas decor yet Karen. I adore white, creams and silvers for Christmas. They've always been my favorite. It looks so elegant and classy. Well done!

  12. This is my favorite decor!! I love all of it!! I kind of did the white theme this year too and used lots of spray paint to change lots of things!!! I even turned my lined drapes backwards which actually works!! I used an old sheet with a gold edge and draped and tucked it around my chair moved off by the French doors and piano so a partial covering looks complete. It was a transformation even moving an antique lamp and little table painted silver to make the look more complete. I may switch and do another color if we ever get the Christmas boxes down (my husband has been too sick for several years) but for now I'm enjoying white and want to try some of your ideas!!! So beautiful.

  13. so pretty! love the skates and the feather wreath!

  14. So lovely! I love the white and silver, very much a winter wonderland.

  15. Love your winter wonderland Christmas. You always have magazine worthy Christmas decor...just beautiful.

  16. Karen you definitely captured a winter wonderful! It's gorgeous!

  17. I tell ya Karen, your decor is really beautiful. The shot with the fire blazing in the background is magazine perfect.

  18. Hi there, love your theme! Did you make your Christmas house? If so what's it made from, I live in the UK and would love to make or find this, many thanks claire

  19. Hi there, love your theme! Did you make your Christmas house? If so what's it made from, I live in the UK and would love to make or find this, many thanks claire

  20. WOW!! I am so in love with your winter wonderland! How lovely, and all of your handmade items make it all so beautiful. You have a wonderful touch and style. LOVE it! new follower!

  21. It's beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!! Your house totally looks like a winter wonderland. Just perfect! and i love the snowballs... what a cute idea.


  22. Beautiful! I love your style. :-)

  23. Karen,
    I love your style. So pretty. I love the whites too. I found you on Savvy Southern Style. Just beautiful.

  24. Beautiful! I love the winter wonderland theme. I did that in my home this year as well.

  25. A winter Wonderland for sure! It looks elegant and so beautiful. Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday linky party that is live right now and share this with us.

  26. I love the winter wonderland look! It's not the typical Christmas look and I love that... and I LOVE those feather wreaths! Thank you for sharing your home. :)

    Found you via Nester; here is our Christmas home tour:

  27. Visiting from Ivy and Elephants. I love your beautiful Winter Christmas decor. White and blue is my favorite for Christmas so I definitely love you white's cool and calming effect. The Christmas house is especially beautiful, is it gingerbread or a non edible material? It certainly looks like yummy frosting.
    I am intrigued by your fireplace. I am going touring on your blog to try to get another vision.
    Please visit my blog to check out "Christmas Past" to see my blue and white.
    Merry Christmas, Ginger

  28. It was a Pleasure visiting You. Thanks for stopping by with your comment.
    Such a Lovely View here !

  29. Absolutely incredible! I love everything especially your little tree! I think your photographs are amazing - thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas!

  30. how beautiful is everything! I love it! I too did mostly a winter feel, you can see the post on White Bohemian Beauty about White Xmas, Natural and Ethereal....
    But I do love EVERYTHING you did....and especially those pitchers with simple greenery in them on a silver tray, how such simplicity can evoke such awe....and the snowflakes on your chandelier....I did something special with mine too :-)
    All your photos are just fine....gorgeous.

  31. Simply beautiful! I love the winter white. You did a fabulous job!

  32. I must agree with Taryn "Simply Gorgeous"!

  33. Tutto bellissimo, Buon Natale Karen .


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