Friday, December 20, 2013

CHRISTMAS 2013 PART 2




Christmas is practically around the corner.

Traffic is peaking here in Atlanta and you can't get anywhere.  Kind of makes it hard for a gal who still has errands to do for clients!

It looks like I won't be wrapping things up until Christmas Eve but after that….the fat lady will sing.

I have another batch of my semi Christmas decor pictures to share today.  I admit that after seeing so many incredibly decorated homes in blogland this season it's pretty easy to feel inadequate.  

Like I'm sure some people are thinking "oh isn't that cute" she put balls on a tray and stuck some greenery in a few containers.  

Bless her heart.

According to reports let me just say the most irritating word for 2013…..Whatever.

This area got just that….greenery.

A few topiaries and a paperwhite.


Everything grows in this sunny spot!



It's like a mini greenhouse:)
Yup…more greenery in a vase.  Will the creativity ever stop.

This has nothing to do with Christmas but I put these cuttings in with some water about 4 months ago…..look how they have rooted.

I saw these cute trees at Home Depot and pounced.



I can't remember where I got this basket but again….stuffed with greenery and a few pinecones.

  I'm starting to bore myself.


I'll have the last batch to share on Monday.  

Yawn.

4 shopping days left.

Shartisticvisionary
















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48 comments :

AntiqueChase said...

I think it perfect! I love the greenery!

Sarah S said...

I personally love the greenery and simplicity. And you will be loving life when all of the other bloggers like me spend the week (or month) after Christmas tearing everything down!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh i love the ornaments and pinecones in the pors- a perfect touch to the entry! i love your home!

sharon smith said...

You are too funny! I'm not really feeling it this year at my home, but the live greenery has helped. I actually like what you've done. Festive, simple, and warm. I'm looking forward to seeing the next batch of photos. By the way traffic seems to have doubled here in Los Angeles! Is that even possible?
Sharon

Nancy said...

love your front door! as always, you inspire me.

Anonymous said...

Don't sell yourself short, Sherry. Your home is lovely and welcoming.
The paperwhites will last longer if not in direct sun. Good light is all they require. Merry, merry & Happy, happy!

Simply LKJ said...

Love all the natural elements!

Amber B (Simple Dwellings) said...

I agree with Sarah! This is my favorite way to decorate. The natural, pretty feel that greenery brings is so perfect for the holidays! Your front entrance stopped me in my tracks. Well done, my friend!
:)

Cathy Wall said...

Shartistic visionary is right! It all looks "beautious," simple and perfect, especially your entry, LOVE!!!

Maureen Richmond said...

Sometimes less is more. I like your understated approach. I happen to love sand dollars too.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

It all looks good to me. Love the trees on the front porch.

Meg@OliverandRust said...

i am going to agree with everyone above. i am finally coming across all the rooms i have repeatedly repinned on pinterest and they all belong to your home. extravagant holiday decor or not your home is fantastic

Dixie Delights said...

I love all of it :-). And yes, Atlanta traffic is the pits today.

mrs. V | Chez V said...

I'm a fan. I'll take greenery over a eleventy billion santas any day. The only thing I do big is the porch thingy and it's covered with - you guessed it - tons of greenery.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I love all the natural greenery. Your front looks so pretty. I love the black planters.

Emily A. Clark said...

I love all of it. I don't care if you do just stick greenery everywhere. I just like seeing pictures of your house any day.

An Urban Cottage said...

I love your keeping room. So textural and kind of butch. Front door is pretty nice too.

Sara Lorton said...

Stop it, I absolutely love your home; greenery in a bowl n' all :) Your home is beautiful, can't wait to see more.

Karen at Home Sweet Hollywood said...

That may be your best "Shar" name yet...lol. Nothing boring here...simply beautiful, peaceful and gorgeous!!! And your front porch and door...WOW. Stunning. xo

Kelly said...

You are always so funny! I enjoyed seeing more of your natural Christmas décor. I love the betwixt pillow in your sitting area too. I have the light tan color myself. Your front door is decorated very nice. I was out in the traffic today myself. It's AWFUL! I think everyone is off work and out of school so it's a little crazy now.

Stacey {steward of design} said...

Your house looks amazing as usual. :) love it!

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

Dear lord you never cease to truly crack me up. The front pots and door are gorg, and no, there is no yawn here. I love your home. Just love it.

cindy hattersley design said...

You aren't kiddng anyone...you make it look so simple...I have to laugh at your humor girl...my decor really is minimal (way more minimal than yours) this year. Isn't it a pity that we feel we have to produce something for our readers!!

Stacey said...

Simple and beautiful; love it!!

Pat@BPM said...

I love the front porch. It's gorgeous! Those trees!! Wow! It is all beautiful.
Merry Christmas!

Linda @ DesignInMyView said...

Yep! Less Christmas more Winter and it stays "up" sometimes past Valentines Day :-)

Susan Hirst said...

Sherry you are so incredibly funny and so incredibly talented. You are the farthest thing from boring. It shocked me that you said you felt inadequate. What the what?? You do?? Don't sell yourself short, you are on the other end of that stick lady! Love your blog, your home is amazing and you are simply one of a kind. I look forward to each and every post you write.

Barbara Moore said...

I think it's all absolutely perfect. I could move right in and not change one single thing. Looking at photos of your home truly feeds my soul. Wow. That was pretty deep, huh? Keep 'em coming. And thanks so much for sharing.

scentimentalNotes said...

could not be better, really!

who needs red, glitz, glam......when you have a gorgeous setting? that bit of green is perfect, but cannot wit to see what else you do
debra

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

I'm with you! Less is more! Not only from the perspective of effort but just the look in general.if I had toddlers at home I would want to spruce things up a little bit more. Now that my children Are adults, they can handle not seen a Santa at every corner.
Blessings to you and yours!, Barbara

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

I'm with you! Less is more! Not only from the perspective of effort but just the look in general.if I had toddlers at home I would want to spruce things up a little bit more. Now that my children Are adults, they can handle not seen a Santa at every corner.
Blessings to you and yours!, Barbara

Kathysue said...

Sherry no matter how much or how little youdo, it is perfection. Once you put away the ornaments you will have the perfect Winter Look!! Smart lady. Loving the trees by your door, I might have to check those out!!
Merry Christmas my dear friend,
xo Kathysue

Kacey said...

At least your balls made it into the container....

therelishedroost said...

Love the simple greenery and that sunroom is wonderful!!!
We are having a heat wave so all our snow is melting!
Karolyn

michele said...

gimme this scheme and strategy anyday over the yards of tinsel and trees so heavy with metal ornaments u wanna strike it with a nice roundhouse kick to make it go away. i like all the breathing room you leave and the natural touches that never feel anything but timeless. simple is not that easy, creativevisionarysherry.

joy to you.

michele

Unknown said...

Well, your humor is always appreciated and without reading the other comments to your post, I will say that I love your unforced style in adorning your home for Christmas!! Perfect in every way, Sherry. It takes a more critical eye to achieve this look... so no fooling me! Happy holidays and thanks for sharing the spirit of your beautiful home!
Judy G.

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

Everything looks just perfect! restrained yet festive --- one thing how do you keep your topiaries alive???xo

Donna-s Lair said...

I ooh & aaahh every,time,I see your house! Love too much to list. I spit my tea out when I read your name! Seriously, I almost sharted...

Bethany DeVore said...

I love all the greenery!

onnery said...

Absolutely love your use of aqua as an accent to your decorations! The front entry looks very nice with the potted trees and the glass baubles placed there so casually.
One question : ( I must live in a bubble ) Where /what is Scotts?
Happy New Year!

Kellie said...

I am having a serious case of fear when it comes to selecting and purchasing curtains for my 1920s home. I have been visualizing the bamboo shades and sheer white cafe curtains for my front window and tonight I stumble on this image on your site!! Please share some details.

Meredith said...

Agree! Would love to know where these bamboo shades came from! I loooove your style! I don't have the decorating gene so I'll just copy you. Mmmm k? :)

Sarah B. said...

Where is the slipcover on the wing back chair from?

Anonymous said...

Hi! Was wondering where you got you blinds from?
Thanks Kelsey

Anonymous said...

DId you purchase the wicker basket how is/ or did you DIY spray paint it to freshen it up? If so, what color spray paint did you use. Trying to replicate the browns you have here that match so well with gray.

Thanks!

Erin C. Young said...

Please please please - where are bamboo shades from? Looking for the perfect color is killing me and these are gorgeous!!!!
Erincyoung(at)yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Your front door is absolutely beautiful!! Do you happen to remember where you got it from? I am looking for a similar style for mine. Thanks!!

Kerry said...

Does anyone know where these blinds are from? Been looking for something like this but having no luck!