Thursday, December 1, 2011

HELLO, December 1 !

I'm one of those Thanksgiving holdouts who deliberately waits until December to "do" Christmas.  I want to savor the loveliness of favorite time of I allow November to breathe it's last breath before I swing into the Christmas flurry and hurry.

But fall is officially over with the arrival of December, so I've gotten the boxes out of the attic, and I'm going to begin to glam things up a bit. 

This year, I've "de-redded" my house, so my traditional Christmas decorations have been handed down to my kids, and I'm looking for new inspiration in shades of copper, orange and turquoise.  I'm going for "festive", not traditional this year.  

I've been collecting images to inspire my new color palette, so I thought I'd share some with you.  Pinterest has also been great for getting the creative juices flowing.  You can follow my boards here.


The Inspired Room



Mary McDonald

My Home Ideas


Jewel Box Home blog

Photo Kim Christie

Studio EMP

Style at Home

Country Living


Ideas can come from anywhere...any color palette....any style.  I'm expanding my thoughts about what Christmas "looks like" at my home this year.   What inspires your Christmas decor?

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  1. I am with you, we wait until after Thanksgiving to decorate and start with Christmas! Such fun, this year Isabella decided she wanted a specific color scheme for the tree, so we are taking her lead! Janell

  2. Hi Sally!! good to see you here today!! Love love the direction you are going, it is so perfect for your home. Did you see Tobi Fairley citrus mantel, I have it pinned on my board, it is gorgeous and would fit in your plan really well, Merry Christmas♥

  3. Love your color palette for this Christmas! The copper will look great!

  4. Adore all your pics very inspiring. hanks for sharing. I will follow on my way out so as I would love to visit again. I hope you will find the time to come visit my place and do the same. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and I look forward to engaging and supporting your blog in the New Year. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  5. Happy holidays Sally (a little belated). I hope 2012 is a great year for you. My Christmas style is traditional and pretty.


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