Holiday Decorating – Red and Green


I hope you had a glorious Thanksgiving and perhaps got a head start on your holiday shopping.  Please remind me to never, ever set foot in Target (or any other store for that matter) on Brown Thursday again.  I should know better.

But, despite the insanity in the stores, I’m excited to gussy up my home for Christmas.  I have a lot of holiday decor that I’ve acquired over the years, but am still trying to find my style for decorating this house.  This is our third year here, and I am feeling the urge to change my color palette a bit.  With the aqua and blue hues throughout much of our home, I feel like I need to go with something a little out of the red and green norm – even though I love those holiday colors.

After all, how can you resist?  What colors are you going to use to decorate your home for the holidays?

Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

I also get the Distracted Dummy Award of the Year after my… mishap yesterday.  I was running around, multi-tasking, and sat down in the basement, all ready to try to use my “Light Keeper Pro”, since none of my lighted garland works.  NONE of it.  My son was playing video games and made a comment, “Do you hear that water?”  Yes, I did.  I go to look in the storage area off of my office only to find water leaking everywhere.

So, I start yelling for my husband and rush upstairs to find the water source.  Um, yeah, it was the sink in my laundry room.  You know, the one where I put my daughter’s pants to soak them before I washed them and neglected to turn off the faucet.  Yeah, that one.


The good news is that we caught it and were able to clean up the mess without any serious damage done.  A bunch of my scrapbooking supplies in my office closet were soaked, but thankfully all of my scrapbooks are dry.  And it didn’t come close to my new hardwood floors. 


Have you ever had a disaster as the result of distraction?  Back to the subject at hand – how are you planning to decorate your home for the holidays this year?

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  • Reply
    modern jane
    November 26, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    I use mostly white and silver and add lots of fresh greenery. I'm loving the traditional reds lately though:)

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    Lisa @ Shine Your Light
    November 26, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Oh no – that is a bummer about the water! We have all been there – a product of always multi tasking as mothers!
    Love the classic red and green color scheme… festive.

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    Maury @ Life on Mars
    November 26, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Red and green are so classic. I'm going that way in my dining room. My mantle is going to be mostly mercury glass and I'm loving it.

    Glad that nothing was ruined!!!

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    November 27, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Hello from your new fan.
    So sorry about your watery mishap. So glad it was just things. In the all scope of things so glad you listen to "that" before more damage could happen to your precious home.
    I'm decorating in neutrals – think burlap and lace – with shiny hints that I'm planning to add with white sprinkles (sorry, don't know the correct name in English)… I'm wondering if I'm going for too boring but I have others I can thrown in for good festive measure.
    And I won't go up to see the pics again in case I change my mind AGAIN ahahah
    Thank you for sharing!

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    Carmel @ Our Fifth House
    November 28, 2012 at 3:24 am

    Oh my gosh – I could so see that happening to me – thank goodness no major damage! And you know I'm a bog red lovah so it fits right in over here at Christmas, but I also love me some mixed metallics with greenery. You really can't go wrong – it's all so magical!

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    November 29, 2012 at 1:41 am

    It can happen to the best of us! We all get distracted sometimes. Glad that you didn't have any major damage to your home. I'm enjoying a simple color palette in my Christmas decor this year. I, too, like to change it up a bit each year. I'm sure you will decide on what you want to use soon. There is so much inspiration out there!

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    November 29, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    I love, absolutely love, my Light Keeper Pro! Second year I've used it!

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