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12.17.2012

Woodsy Winter Wonderland - Christmas Decor 2012

Things are FINALLY starting to settle down around our house, and we've been Oooing and Ahhing over all of your beautiful, amazing Christmas cards!!! Tomorrow we're opening the other set that we picked up from the PO box and we're going to start in on our little DIY project that we've planned, to mount all of these lovely pictures of you gorgeous people to our living room wall!
Thank you SO MUCH to all of you who have shared a little bit of YOU, with US! We've read each family letter and looked at all of the fun, happy photos. We feel truly blessed to have such amazing blog readers and friends, near and far.

Every card that we've received that has a return address on it is getting carefully entered into a big ol' spread sheet, so that we can make sure to include you on OUR mailing list, to send you something special back! It probably won't be Christmas themed, or make it before the years out but don't worry, it WILL make it.
:)

Okay, now moving on to our Christmas decor!
As I mentioned before, we wanted to stick to a Woodsy Winter Wonderland theme this time around and I think our mission was accomplished!
Green slip-covered chairs - Joss & Main, Snowflake & Feather pillows - Target
Birch garland, Frosted pine cone garland and Chalkboard ornaments - The Black Goose Design, All other ornaments and metallic bows - Tai Pan Trading

We bought the frosted pine cone and birch tree garland, along with those super cute rectangle shaped chalkboard ornaments from The Black Goose Design, to hang on our tree. The chalkboards came blank, and I was stumped as to what to put on them and then decided to do the 12 days of Christmas on each one! I'm no artist, so Emily, the same cute designer who did our amazing sketch for our kitchen, helped me come up with these fun ideas!
My favorite has to be the 4 "calling" birds.
:)
Lamp & Shade - Target, Silver pine cone - Black Goose Design, White frame & Gray quatrefoil vase - Down to Earth, Silver frame, Owl & Holiday garnish in bowl - Zgallerie 
Joy letters - Joss & Main, White lacquer frame - Zgallerie, White resin jars - Lowe's

Once we started pulling things out from past Christmases, we realized that we also wanted to incorporate lots of golds and silvers into our displays too. I wasn't quite sure how it was all going to come together with our masculine touches of wood grains and warm tones, but it all works wonderfully!
Reindeer - HomeGoods, Chalk print - Caravan Shoppe

All of our marvelous chalkboard printables around the house were purchased from The Caravan Shoppe.
My cute friend Melanie and her partner in crime Alma have created these AMAZINGLY affordable downloadable prints that totally knock my socks off! You just purchase the print of your choice on the Caravan Shoppe site, and then get it printed at any local print shop, or somewhere like Staples. Everything's only a few bucks and there's no need to wait for shipping because you print it all out yourself! And as if the prints weren't affordable enough, Melanie also gave me the code "houseofsmiths20" (all lowercase) for everyone to get an additional 20% off your order!
yeah, she's way too nice. ha!
Pillows - The Black Goose Design, White lamps - Joss & Main, Gray fur throw - Target

As you know, we're BEYOND thrilled to finally have our brand new kitchen table and we weren't going to pass up the chance to deck it all out with a fun Christmas tablescape!
Kitchen table & White X-back chairs - The Black Goose Design, Metallic pine cone wreath - Tai Pan, White striped burlap ribbon - Hobby Lobby, Rug - RugsUSA

We took the liberty of painting our own dinner glasses with an elegant gold rim, and even made our napkin rings out of pieces of pipe from the hardware store!
More on that Wednesday
:)
White plates - Joss & Main, Tan plates & Candels - Target, Angels - Down to Earth, Chalkboard place cards - The Black Goose Design

Of course we added some decor to our infamous kitchen shelves as well.
Nothing too fussy, just some pretty woodsy winter wonderland items to bring the whole look together from the living room to the kitchen area.
Wreath, Candles & Glass jars - Target, Silver pine cone - The Black Goose Design, Silver deer - HomeGoods, Tree & Greenery - Tai Pan, Christmas plaque - The House of Smiths Designs

It absolutely blows my mind to think how far this kitchen nook space has actually come!


The last part of our home that we decked out in Christmas decor was our entryway. We took down our big black mirror and added these 4 decorative mirrors in it's place, along with a silvery-gold stick wreath. We kept the entryway table decor simple and added a couple pops of red with pillows to amp up the Christmas vibe.
Mirros - Joss & Main, Decorative Plates - Target, Glittery metallic vase filler - Down to Earth, Winter wonderland sign - The House of Smiths Designs, Wreath - HomeGoods, Small Owl - Zgallerie, Chalkart - Caravan Shoppe

We've been enjoying our wintery woodsy Christmas decor for a few weeks now, and I have to be honest, I'm going to be really sad when it all has to get packed back up. There's just something about decorating for the holidays that makes our home seem even happier and cozier than before.

Now we just have to focus on rounding up those few last-minute gifts for Christmas, get all of our wrapping done and we'll be set!
Here's to a stress-free, safe and happy holiday!!!

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72 comments:

  1. It looks so cozy! I love all the new pillows on your couch and loving your dining room! Absolutely beautiful! I love caravan shoppe. I ordered some prints a few weeks back and I am giving them as gifts to teachers and to the sisters I visit in cute frames! Love them!

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  2. I love the colours you have used for your decors. It’s really matching with the theme. Dinning chair decoration looks so attractive and creative. Thanks for sharing. I’ll tell you something very frankly, that is your guests will not leave your house for sure.

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  3. WOW Shelley! It's just AMAZING! I love everything you do, but your Christmas decor posts are my very favorite!! We are building right now and I love getting ideas from you! (I too have a love affair with white planks on the wall!). :) Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home and family with us all. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

    xoxo,

    Erin

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  4. Your home looks so beautiful. What a gorgeous colour scheme you've chosen for Christmas! I have my fingers crossed that the Christmas Card I sent last week (from Brisbane, Austtralia) reaches you by Dec 25th x

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  5. I'm blown away Shelly........it's all soooo gorgeous! I'm in love with your beautiful nook and new table and chairs too!

    jaw dropping!

    Merry Christmas!

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  6. I couldn't stop looking at every detail in all the pictures! So beautiful, Shelley! Love the new colors, dining area, entry--all of it!

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  7. WOWZA!!!!! Everything looks perfect! As usual! I am DY-ING over your new kitchen nook! HOLY COW!

    Love it! Merry Christmas to your cute family!

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  8. Your home is beautiful, I love those chalkboard printables. My Christmas card is on its way to you today from VA :)

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  9. Your home is beautiful! I just ordered and downloaded the Caravan Shoppe Downloadables...thank you for the promotional discount. Can't wait to print them and add them to my Christmas decor!

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  10. That is just BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the "Wild and Sweet" sign especially. Thank you for sharing. You have all done a great job of decorating!

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  11. Beautiful!! I love it~ It's so warm and elegant!

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  12. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Your home looks so festive, pretty, and wintry. Happy Holidays! XO ~Liz

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  13. Thank you so much for this post! I have been looking for something to put on my mantle and I have now found it! Oh Holy Night chalk art is the winner :)

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  14. Everything you do is gorgeous! I wish I could hire you to come and do my entire house!

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  15. OMG YOU'VE WAAAY OUT DONE YOUR SELF THIS TIME S!! LOVE IT!!!! i'm envious! it's all SOOO GORGEOUS!!!

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  16. Everything looks amazing!! So beautiful.. On the prints you used from Caravanshop, did you just print them on poster paper? In the pictures, they seem to be on canvas. I downloaded them already, but was just wondering what material you used. Thanks, Alyssa

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    1. Hey Alyssa-

      Those big chalk prints actually just print out for just $6 on some really nice paper at Staples. Just take in the files and ask for them to print them out on their black and white large format printers. The chalkboard looks works wonderfully on those printers! Here is a page all about how to print them: http://www.caravanshoppe.com/large-format-prints/ Thanks so much!!

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  17. I'm inspired. Everything is just beautiful! Merry Christmas! Kim

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  18. Looking so beautiful! Thank you for sharing. All of the inspiration is great!

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  19. Your house is just gorgeous!! are you sure you didn't paste this from a magazine?lol
    You really have a knack for decorating. It looks so clean and crisp, yet inviting at the same time.

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  20. Oh my goodness, I love all of this!!!! Can I move in? haha :)

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  21. Absolutely gorgeous! So warm and cozy!

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  22. Wow!!!! Absolutely gorgeous. I would love to just come sit in your home:).

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  23. I want EVERYTHING!!!! I am so jealous...your decorations are amazing!!!

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  24. I look at every picture that you have posted here and I love it all! Now to just figure out how to be content and not let my envy of your home take over. Hehe.

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  25. I am in LOVE with yout Chistmas decor! So classy, simple and beautiful. Great job!

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  26. Love it all! What did you print the printables on? ANd how did you hang them on the wall?

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    1. Hey Candi! Those chalk art printables are just printed out on large format printers at Staples. You can print out at 36x48 for just $6. We have a whole page of info here: http://www.caravanshoppe.com/large-format-prints/

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  27. OMG! Shelly, it all looks amazing! I started to use my pin it button, but I seriously could not decide which image to pin because I want to pin EVERY image. I cannot imagine how much time this took you, but you did a fantastic job!

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  28. Adorable!!! I think your little kitchen shelves look better than ever. I also think you could leave alot of this out for a few weeks after Christmas, especially because you all have cold weather. (It's 80 here today) I want to wish your family a very Merry Christmas and many blessings in the new year. I had intended to send you a card but I've been a little behind in everything this year. Since I lost my husband in August this season is a little different for me and the kids. Blessings to you all!

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  29. How did you adhere the large chalk art prints to the wall?

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  30. beautiful as always, love the rustic touches you added!

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  31. So beautiful! Thank you for sharing. Happy Holidays!

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  32. Absolutely beautiful! I wish my home and decorations looked like that. Can I live at your house? :) You have a wonderful talent!

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  33. Oh my goodness!!! your home looks so VERY wintery and festive.. I LOVE it. Caravan is such a FUN place to shop. Your chalkboards look amazing!!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours
    Angelina

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  34. I just love your Christmas decor! I hope you and you family have a very Merry Christmas!!

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  35. Where is the metal tray on your coffee table from? Love all of your Christmas decor! You guys always amaze me!

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  36. What size are your printable printed on. Thanks!

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  37. LOVE it! SO gorgeous! Hope you enjoyed our Christmas Card. :)

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  38. How do you write on your chalkboards so clean...what kind of chalk do you use. Thanks!

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  39. cute christmas house!!

    Loved the chalkboard decorations! I ordered some!!

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  40. Had to go and buy the Chalkboard Printables-- couldn't help myself!!! Love it!

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  41. I love all of the metallic touches and the neutrals! So gorgeous. I want to cuddle up in that fur blanket and take a nap on your couch. What a fun, magical setting!

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  42. Beautiful! I'm not usually a fan of garlands around the tree, but I'm loving your birch ribbon and the woodsy theme. Happy holidays!

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  43. Just so darn pretty!!! I keep looking at the pictures over and over again. LOVE the pillows on your mudroom bench!!

    Jen
    athomeinthenorthwestblog.com

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  44. LOVE it! Especially love the pillows on your mudroom bench!

    Jen
    athomeinthenorthwestblog.com

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  45. It looks A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.!!!! Love your new dining room! Our card is in the mail :)

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  46. I really love your entryway. Did you convert a closet to make the bench area? And if you did, where do you hang your extra coats?

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  47. Where did you find your rug that's under your dinning room table? I've been looking for a nice rug for our living room and I love the color and they design on yours. Just looking for similar rugs.

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  48. I am also wondering what size your chalk prints are? The directions say they are for an 8.5 x 11 and yours look much bigger. Are yours mounted on anything? I ordered a print! Thanks and everything is gorgeous!

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  49. I ordered a print and was wondering what size yours are printed at? I saw something on the site that said 8.5 x 11 was recommended. Yours look much bigger and I was also wondering if yours are mounted on anything? Everything is gorgeous! Thanks!

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    1. Hey Sherri! We actually have these chalk prints formatted to print large format prints, so you can print them out 36x48. You can see more about it here: http://www.caravanshoppe.com/large-format-prints/

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    2. Hey Sherri! Thanks for the interest! We have a whole page about printing these large format prints here http://www.caravanshoppe.com/large-format-prints, hope that helps!

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  50. Darling!! My vote is you need to buy a mantel off KSL and do a faux fireplace!!

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  51. I love all your beautiful Christmas Decor! Your new table is looking gor-geous! I wont lie though, I am curious to see what your entry way nook looks like on a daily basis. Do you have another spot where everyone hangs their coats? Because I know my drop off zone always looks so full of coats and purses!

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  52. I just LOVE your Christmas decorations! So elegant and clean. Absolutely stuning! The woodsy, nature theme is just perfect.

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  53. You are a decorating genius. I sooo feel like re-doing my tree now. I tried to add a ribbon garland this year, but rather than like how it turned out I stare at it with spite every day. Love the way yours is done with two different kinds of garlands! My husband is going to think I'm nuts when the tree gets torn apart tomorrow.....
    Holly Jones :o)

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  54. it looks so beautiful, shelley! the dining area is my favorite!

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  55. What kind of wood is your dining room table made out of??? It almost looks like a distressed whitewash finish?? I like it alot! My husband builds most our furniture...and he looking at zebrawood $$$$$ for a table top, wonder if yours is a cheaper alternative.

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  56. absolutely STUNNING! I adore every single thing about this!! Love love love IT ALLLLLL!! so inspiring! Merry Christmas Shelly, Cason and Fam! =)

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  57. I'm back visiting your winter wonderland Christmas again -so lovely and inspiring too. Merry Christmas!

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  58. Love it! So pretty and different. At Target they have a little clear paint can that has Christmas tags that looks just like your winter theme. They are $5 for $50 I belive and they are chipboard cardboard color and white and silver. So if you are looking for tags they would match perfectly. I was there yesterday and thought of you when I saw them. :-)

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  59. Everything looks absolutely wonderful!! I especially love the gold tipped glasses and napkin rings!

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  60. we don't ever send out our cards by mail...but i've emailed you our little ecard! merry christmas you guys!

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  61. Ooooh la la!! One of the prettiest Christmas tours in all of blog land! I love every last detail, so so fabulous!

    I adore that you brought the theme throughout the home in so many unique ways from the pillows to the lamp shade to everything in-between.

    Happy holidays!

    xo,
    Jen

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  62. just catching up on my reader - GORGEOUS!! I want to come hang out there haha

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  63. Beautiful!!! so perfectly designed and so cosy, I fell in love with it! :)

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