Sunday, December 17, 2017

Bedroom Holiday Decor

Master Bedroom

Although my décor is normally very neutral in color, during the holiday's I decided to add a pop of red to the décor.  


I added hand painted pillows trimmed with red and crème ticking fabric to add a festive feel to the bedding.


You can obviously see which side of the bed is mine!!  


My husband switched the pillows just before this shot.  I told you he was the naughty one.  


The little tree with small red bells and the ticking rag wreath help to add to the festive look.  



Vintage soda bottles filled with cut berries from the property bring new life to the sugar mold.  


This little corner of the bedroom welcomes you with fun gnomes seated in these vintage chairs.  



Guest Bedroom


Here we have our antique iron bed which has been in my husbands family for several generations.  I decided that a more vibrant red would work here.



Buffalo check pillows combine well with the vintage white crochet pillows.  The throw is a DIY project because I couldn't find a throw for this area.  


I love the red against the black iron bed frame.  


The tray is filled with a copper tea pot, old books and a small tree.  All ready for an overnight guest.  




Even the night stand is filled with oversized Christmas ornaments.  


I hope you enjoyed this view of our bedrooms decked out for the holidays.  
Merry Christmas!!
Rachel





Monday, December 11, 2017

Christmas in the Country!

Merry Christmas! 
I'm finally finished decorating for Christmas!!! From the Ponds to your home, here is a tour of our porches this year!  

PART 1
THE FRONT PORCH




 We had a little snow over the weekend to add to the festive feel around here. I don't know if you can see it in this photo, but I just had to share with you.


This is the main focus of our porch this year.  I used a white & red theme and added natural greenery that we gathered from around the property.  The old shutter was originally green so I used Old White chalk paint by Annie Sloan from Vintage Cottage to give it a white washed distressed look.  The metal bow is a DIY project from last year.  The distressed bells I found at Burge Flower Shop.  I also added the vintage sled that I found at Vintage Cottage.  I love using the old galvanized buckets and containers to hold all the greenery.



I filled an old galvanized tub with the shutter.  I put a grapevine wreath in front of the shutter and then filled the tub with magnolia clippings and pine cones.  I also added a couple clippings of pine to the light fixture.



The red paint on this old tub was just a happy bonus.  




My angel has been with me for several years and can always be counted on to hold a special spot in my décor.  She looks stunning decked out with nandina berries and one of my glass balls.



I added a plaid throw to the rocker and one of my hand painted pillows to add a festive feel.



To not take away from our main front doors, I kept the arrangement by our master bedrooms doors simple.  I used magnolia leaves & simple tree branches.


The coffee table in front of the swing displays a small tree, a bird house and some pine cones.  This is definitely a Country Christmas so my shiplap hand painted sign is a perfect addition.





I filled all my flower containers with natural greenery and in some cases, I added a little bling.  I love these glass balls with hint's of gold metallic paint.  I placed three under this rustic cloche and added some natural pine cones and holly sprigs.


Here is a view of the porch from our master bedroom.  




PART 2
THE SCREENED PORCH



 We added a DIY Shiplap tree to the screened porch.  We secured it in place by putting it into a vintage cast iron pot.  All the ornaments are red and crème ticking covered DIY balls and ticking garland.
I also made some small grapevine wreaths and added some bells.  It's a fun conversation piece.  










Pine cones, holly and cedar sprigs make great filler for an enamelware bowl.  Just add a battery operated candle for a perfect centerpiece.  





I love having the whole porch decorated for the holidays.  
The vintage ice box from Vintage Cottage looks great in any season.




I love having a table on the porch.  



 I've had these bird dishes from TJMaxx for several years and love using them each year at Christmas!



 One of my favorite ways to decorate all year long is putting something fine in a rusty, crusty old piece.  It worked out perfectly when I added these shiny new Christmas balls to this rusty paper roller.



This coal bucket just has a few magnolia sprigs to make it look complete.  





Nothing says a Southern Christmas like real magnolia leaves and we have those in an abundance here at the Ponds.  

For additional interior views, link to my Instagram account.  If you have any questions or comments, you can message me through my Instagram account.  

I hope you and your family have an amazing holiday season.  Many blessings my friends.  
Rachel