Christmas/Winter Decor, Inspired by life

The Night Before Christmas at My Home On Elderwood

It's finally here, the night before Christmas. The garland is lit and the tree is decked out. Only a few tasks to complete before we will call it a night. The presents are wrapped and under the tree... Cookies are ready for a midnight snack... And we are in our Christmas jammies ready for bed!… Continue reading The Night Before Christmas at My Home On Elderwood

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Christmas/Winter Decor, Inspired by life

Three Days Until Christmas

Just three days until Christmas, and my home is in full festive mode. I have my fireplace decorated, the tree is up, and gingerbread will be baking tonight! All for the holiday party we will be hosting this year! Thanks for visiting my Home on Elderwood and have a happy holiday!

Decor Inspiration, Fall/Autumn Decor, Inspired by life, Upcycling with Paint

Autumn in Dusty Shades of Teal

I believe there are three different philosophies that have developed over the years in regards to Thanksgiving and Christmas. The first one is you do not start decorating for Christmas until after Thanksgiving Day. The second is Thanksgiving is an extension of Christmas so lets put the tree up on Thanksgiving Day. The third and… Continue reading Autumn in Dusty Shades of Teal

Decor Inspiration, Fall/Autumn Decor

Fall Décor to Last from Halloween through Thanksgiving

When decorating seasonally, I like to be able to use items for multiple occasions and add seasonal flowers or candles. This means the pieces need to be versatile and neutral to span the whole year. Fall is no exception. I put up my décor in September or early October, and it lasts until I'm ready… Continue reading Fall Décor to Last from Halloween through Thanksgiving

Christmas/Winter Decor

Spreading Christmas Cheer in the Dining Room

I am continuing to deck the halls in my dining room, and I just finished the built in buffet. I wanted to have the feeling of being ready to entertain at a moments notice, so I could easily swap out the ornaments for cookies and other assorted sweets and warm up a pot of cinnamon… Continue reading Spreading Christmas Cheer in the Dining Room

Christmas/Winter Decor

My Bright and Cheery Fireplace and Mantel

I gathered all the inspiration I could from my previous post on Christmas's of 1958, which is the year my Home On Elderwood was built. Now, I have taken that theme and made it work for my family's Christmas of 2020. The main inspiration I took away from 1958 is the colors. They are brighter… Continue reading My Bright and Cheery Fireplace and Mantel

Christmas/Winter Decor, Decor Inspiration

My 2020 Christmas Gains Some Holiday Inspiration From 1958

This year for the holidays I decided to do a little research into Christmas's of 1958, the year my Home On Elderwood was built. I am really ready for all things bright and cheery and the 1950's seems to monopolize on this very concept. One of the best ways for someone from this era to… Continue reading My 2020 Christmas Gains Some Holiday Inspiration From 1958

Fall/Autumn Decor

Decorating My Fireplace Mantel for the Fall Season 2020

My fireplace mantel this fall is inspired by the two yellow vases I picked up at an estate sale, which I featured in a previous post called Fall In Love with Yellow. I thought the arrangements I made in that post would be perfect on my very large and very wide fireplace mantel. Plus, the… Continue reading Decorating My Fireplace Mantel for the Fall Season 2020