Christmas Gold + Home for the Holidays

Slowly but surely Christmas decorating is coming along over in our neck of the woods. I've decided this year that I'm not going to spend weeks and weeks decorating, just to feel like I'm having to turn around and take everything back down to pack it up in bins and boxes again.
Gold polka dots on wall + gold Christmas decor - thehouseofsmiths.com

This time I'm enjoying the process, and making small, yet significant changes to our space. Mostly, just by swapping everyday items out with more Christmasy ones instead.
glass diamond sculptures

I've been collecting funky vases and unique little pieces here and there to display this year. They're definitely not your typical "Christmas decor items", but I think that's what I like most about them.
Modern gold Christmas decor - thehouseofsmiths.com

Now that we have our fun polka dot wall, I'd love to find a couple of different pillows, just for a while, that reflect the more lighthearted look we have going on in here. Maybe a bold stripe or something (?) ... I'm still on the lookout.
For now though, we're just enjoying the little changes along the way, plenty of beautiful sunshine, and lots of relaxing. I couldn't be more joyful or thankful on this day.

And Zaylee... well, I think that all of this decorating nonsense, just makes her plain tired :)

For those of you browsing around the net, looking for some light, interesting reading to do during this relaxing day, check out the Home for the Holidays Handbook from Homes.com; you can download it for free! Inside you'll find yummy recipes, holiday decor suggestions, gift wrapping ideas, and more.

Also, don't forget to enter the Inspiring Moments Sweepstakes; this is a BIG one peeps! Homes.com and HGTV want to give someone $20,000 to jump start their home renovations. The contest only runs through December 2nd, so hurry and go enter.

If I could enter, I would totally use that money for a new backyard, in a heartbeat! I can just imagine the water feature and little shed out back, with tons of extra storage... ***sighhh***
What would you do with a whopping $20,000 to spend on projects in your home?
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Have a wonderfully relaxing, blessed day!


  1. where did you find those diamond vases??

  2. Love your jeweled diamond containers! Such a fun decorative element.

  3. Love, love, love your blog! But the question I have for you is what kind of dog is Zaylee? She is darling!

  4. Love, love, love your blog! What breed is Zaylee? She is so darling!

  5. Yep, those diamond vases are pretty much amazing. Loving the gold polka dots, too!

    Happy Holidays!

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  6. Give us a post about incorporating gold with gray!

  7. Give us a post about incorporating gold with gray!

  8. I'm with Erin, where did you get those diamond vases? So pretty with the snow!

  9. I'm with erin, LOVE those diamond vases. Pretty with the snow!

  10. I love the polka dot wall! I am still racking my brain for a place I can do that.

  11. Has anyone found the diamond vases? That is my bff's maiden name "Diamond" and she would love them!


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