Monday, December 8, 2008

I'll Have a Blue Christmas...

With the bold new look we gave the Great Room, our old traditional decorations didn't blend so well. So, I hit Michael's again (& now my husband knows what I am up to when I go visit "Mike" so often!)

I stripped the old garlands & added blue & sliver & lots of sparkle!

I decked the halls & sang along with Harry as I did. (Harry Connick Jr is maybe my favorite Christmas music.)

And the results:















We like it so much we may forgo the memory ornament collection this year & redo the tree as well!

Don't forget to stop by The Inspired Room

I've also just joined the fun over at Smiling Sally's Blue Monday

20 comments:

Maven said...

I love it!

And you know, I'm finding that less is more this Christmas. I packed away about 3/4 of the stuff I uaually put out and am happier and more peaceful.

The blue is just beautiful. Very calming.

Tsquared said...

I won't even snivel - it looks nice.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Lovely! That white wreath with the lights is so pretty! It looks really good!


Manuela

Jaime said...

The wreath (third picture down) is absolutely lovely. I like things that are simple and striking at the same time.

Good choices!

Jinx said...

It's official....the tree will be blue, silver & white as well! I'm going to be working on some Czech glass "icicles" today....since I"m snowed in anyway!!

Thanks everyone for the kind comments!!

Anonymous said...

I love this look. Do you have a Target store nearby? They have all sorts of decorations in teal, white & silver!

Jinx said...

There is a Target store not to far from work. Hmmmm...I could zip over on the lunch half hour...wonder if I could speed sparkle?!

Thanks for the tip!

Arleen said...

I love blue and white at Christmastime, too, and have listed at Melissa's The Inspired Room this week my post and photos for a blue and white Christmas, too. Thanks for sharing your photographs with us.

Teresa said...

Love your blue and white Christmas- Don't you just love Target?:}
Merry Christmas

Smilingsal said...

Oh, blue is my favorite color; that is why I host Blue Monday. Please come join in the fun.

jill said...

I love the blue and silver! Can't wait to put up our tree this week ... it's spiral shaped with silver branches mixed with the green. We then add blue lights. Sometimes I add ornaments ... sometimes not. It's fun to make it special each year.

Kim@ForeverWherever.com said...

I think it looks beautiful! I used blue and green in my decorations!
Merry Christmas!
-Kim

Smilingsal said...

I'm glad you made it!

Elizabeth said...

I love the idea of mixing things up and changing them out.

Neabear said...

Everything looks so pretty and sparlky here. Happy Blue Monday!

Barbara H. said...

What gorgeous decorations! I especially love the white wreath and the blue balls in the bowl.

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Love the blue on your walls..... what shade is it? It looks amazing..... glad you added blue Christmas bling.... in blue..... lovely
Hugs
Linda

Envoy-ette said...

Every lady needs a "Mike" in her life. Sounds like he saved your Christmas! LOl

CC said...

Ooooo, I love your blues..they're so very pretty. Have a great Monday and a lovely week.

Charli and me said...

Very pretty! I hope you have a wonderful week.