Holiday Decorating: Living Room

This past week I managed to get a bit of holiday decorating done in my living room thanks to Home Depot Canada. The asked if I'd like to zhush up my holiday decor with some goodies from the newest Martha Stewart holiday collection. Of course! Being a bit bored with what I have stored away, I could use something a bit different. The hard part was deciding which direction to go. I have to admit I made a few trips to the store because I couldn't decide! There was oodles of pretty to choose from but I went with what caught my eye right away, choosing a bit from several of the holiday collections. What I loved the best was that what they offered at the store would mix perfectly with what I already had at home.

 I fell in love with the mercury glass style trees and owl. Using the mercury glass figurines as my jumping off point, I then grabbed the silver glitter bottle brush style trees, the mini glass gold ornaments, and the medium and large sized ornaments, to add glitter and glam to my living space.The faux berry wreath and grapevine reindeer also came home with me. You can't go wrong with mixing rustic with glam, and I loved the combination on my fireplace mantle.

After a minor setback (broke one glass tree and had to go back to get a replacement) I am thrilled with how it all came together. Holiday decorating at our place is subtle. Since I don't have a lot of time lately to make garland, or DIY an ornament wreath, I just fill up vases, bowls and lanterns with ornament balls. It is quick and easy yet a fabulous way to add a bit of holiday sparkle. I am all OVER quick and easy these days. 

 (Yes, I still have those darn pleather Parson's chairs - don't judge me)

I bought the little reindeer to be a little buddy to the big reindeer I already had. Aren't they cute? 

Nothing is easier than filling your outdoor lanterns will baubles. Using the mini glass ornaments, mixed with the medium sized ones and a few of my own red ones for a pop of colour, they give a bit of holiday glam to my front door.

Who would have thought that such elegant things could be found at Home Depot? But make sure you pop in soon, as the collection is selling like hotcakes!

What I used:

Now I need to decorate the rest of my house!

XO Barbara


  1. I am hoping after viewing all of these fabulous Christmas makeovers I will get motivated to start some of my own....:). Love what you did !!

  2. Looks so festive but classy! I love the pops of red on the mantle

  3. Very nice! I looove the black and white striped ribbon with the red berry wreath! Sophisticated!

  4. I love all of this ….. great photography FYI

  5. Looks great Barbara! I need to get going on my holiday decorating. And agreed, your photography is always well done.

  6. Love all the decor ,and the photos are fantastic.

  7. Barbara - this is gorgeous! That owl is just too much - I have to have him!

    And I love all things mercury-glass. They've just got that hint of opulence don't they!

    You and I have very similar colours in our Christmas decor - going to peruse HD's holiday section the next time I'm in there!

  8. Your decorations look so beautiful Barbara! I really liked the mercury glass tree and the owl - so pretty!!

  9. Beautiful Holiday Home! I LOVE that striking wreath, so beautiful!

  10. I love that little Mercury Glass Tree... Adorable!!

  11. Gorgeous Barbara- I love how it all blends so seamlessly with your home and the colors work so perfectly together- sparkly yet refined!

  12. I love the red with all the silver and gold, and I've always loved Nutcrackers. Pretty decor!


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