Christmas Decorations For My Foyer

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 in chalk paint, Christmas, foyer, wreaths | 28 comments

I am finally getting around to decorating my house for Christmas.  It looks like Hobby Lobby exploded in my bedroom.  Unfortunately, the attic is right off of our bedroom, so all of the boxes get stacked there until I am done with the decorating and ready to put them away.  I have garlands, ornaments, ribbons, sprigs of berries and pinecones strewn from one end of this house to the other!

I did clear a little space so that I could take some pictures of my foyer.  Notice how close I had to zoom in!  The rest of this house is not picture worthy right now.  My goal is to be finished by Monday.  It will take some doing, but I am determined to get it done!  (That sounded like it was a terrible chore to be accomplished, when actually it is one of my favorite things to do!)

I want an “earthy, elegant” feel for my Christmas decorations.  My youngest is not thrilled with this theme.  She would love to have bright colors and flashing lights everywhere.  I am going to make her room festive and have some brighter colors in the kitchen.  My oldest 2 love the natural decorations.  I have to admit, that when I go with an all “white” scheme, I always wonder if I should add a little color?  What do you think?

I spray painted those fellas last year.  I am pretty sure that I picked them up at a yard sale.

I scored the old ice skates at an antique store last year.  I am sure up North they are a dime a dozen, but here in the South, they are hard to find!  My youngest can’t wait until her feet are big enough to actually use them  – ha!

The pinecone trees and wreath are a Target clearance find a couple of years ago.  The wreath hanger (with the stars) was a find at a little shop on our square that closed last year.

The urns were a yard sale find a couple of weeks ago.  They had been spray painted gold, but I hit them with a little Annie Sloan in Old White and sanded them a bit.  They are heavy as lead!

I hope your decorating is going well!

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  1. It looks BEAUTIFUL! You’re so good at decorating

  2. Beautiful style! I love the gate and urns. Just wonderful!!

  3. So pretty! Love the skates and the old gates too.

  4. Love this whole vignette. The gate is wonderful. Love the little trees. Love it all!

  5. Beautiful Melissa!

  6. Very pretty, Melissa! Love the ice skates. I’m always looking for a little pair that I can use in my decor, but only seem to find adult sizes and they are so much! I went with a more neutral and nature themed look in our master. No matter where I add greenery or white, I always seem to wind up adding a bit of red, whether its some berries or a ribbon.

  7. I love those ice skates! Everything is beautiful!

  8. love the look…visiting from French Country Cottage…now if I can just get my decor underway for the holidays!!!

  9. So gorgeous! I just love the skates and how you have used them as part of the decor. You have great decorating skills!

  10. I love your rustic christmas decorations! The gate in the background is beautiful!

  11. Very pretty –love the upcycle to the urns too. I am dealing with my little girl –wanting LOTS of bright and sparkle. I am a simple and natural girl for decorating. Where did you also get your garland on the stairs? I have been trying to find one that is natural looking with pinecones. Take care, Kris

    • I got the garland at Hobby Lobby! It is the most “natural” fake that I could find! I am hoping that my kitchen decorations will be more appealing to my 8 year old!

  12. It looks wonderful! My kind of look 🙂

  13. It looks wonderful! I love the metal background thingy. I should troll the metal pile at my local dump to find something like it. It gives such a great texture to your whole vingette! Found you thru Mod Vintage Life.

  14. Pretty and rustic – my favorite style combination!

  15. Lovely, as always!

  16. This is fabulous. Love the awesome gate that you have as a backdrop!
    Mary Alice

  17. This is so pretty Melissa! I love the skates, gate, deer, etc. Pretty much everything about this! It all looks very nice and you did a great job. Found you over at It’s Overflowing. Have a great week!


  18. I always go for the bright and sparkly, but the white is so chic and gorgeous!

  19. Adorable!

  20. REally beautiful, I love the earthy elegant style that you have, very nice!
    Hugs, Cindy

  21. Loving your foyer! I am using skates too. They are perfect to decorate with. Thanx for coming to THT. Hope your week is going well!:)

  22. I adore your foyer! I am in the process of remodeling my foyer at the moment! Yours really makes me want mine finished!

  23. Love how vintage and rustic this is! I would love if you shared this at my blog hop

  24. Nope, I think your earthy natural scheme is GREAT! don’t add any color this year… (except for your little girl and her room!)

    Love your decor!

    hugs x

  25. Melissa,
    Your vigneete atop the antique dresser is exquisite, dear one! What great finds and the way you have grouped them together comes from great talent and creativity!
    Encourage your daughter to develop that same creativity within in her own fashion. I think it is wonderful that you are allowing her to find her own style ~in her own room! That’s where my MoMa let me begin!!!
    P.S. Visiting from Marty’s Table Top Tuesday!!!

  26. Beautiful!!!

  27. This is just gorgeous! Your antique dresser in the foyer is styled just fabulously. I’d love to have you link it with us at Ivy and Elephants.
    Glad to have found you again, now you are in my favorites.
    Hugs and happy holidays,


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