Christmas at home with Lovely Livings


It’s Christmas Eve and I’m sharing a few more of my Christmas Decorations that are throughout my home. I thought I would start with, what else, the Front Door. I made two bows for my wreath. One bow is made of wired burlap ribbon and the other is made of wired black check ribbon. The burlap is the same ribbon I used on my mantel and tree. I like to keep a uniform look in my designs.
Large red ornaments fill my planter nicely. They match the ones I used in the urns at the door. Real ferns and pines make my outside display festive. DSC_0029
A smaller black check ribbon accents the lanterns I have on my front porch, as well as the little Christmas tree propped on the small white bench.DSC_0013
Head in from the cold through my front door and you will see my banister display. Yes, there is more burlap ribbon! I told you I like to keep a uniform design. This time I incorporated a small black and white dot ribbon right into the bow and tails. I like to cascade the ribbon down the swag for a formal and elegant look.
My banister only has the swag at the bottom of the stairs. I wanted a more simple design this year, plus it’s easier to use the banister railing. The skates are actually mine from when I was a young girl. I would go skating with my cousins and friends on ponds not to far from my home now. Those were the days! Do kids even ice skate anymore? Funny, I saw directions on how to ice skate on line. Don’t you just put on the skates and learn how to balance and glide? Oh well! Times have changed.
A basket holds some faux winter greens, berries and pinecones. Another bow sits on my large size lantern. Bows have a way to make anything festive and pretty.
I decorated last year with this small urn on my dining room table. This year I continued to use it, but on a small chest of drawers. It’s right next to my front door. I decorated it with small white bird and ball ornaments. I threaded LED lights with a timer through the ivy. They go on when it gets dark.
This light over my kitchen table is decorated with dried hydrangeas from my garden. I dressed it up further with more of the black check ribbon. I like the way the ribbon compliments the shades on the light.

I have an owl theme in my family room this year. They are propped here and there around the room on various cabinets and tables.DSC_0306


This little white owl is peeking out around the photo of my children. It’s a photo from when my daughter was married two years ago. Jennifer is with my sons from left to right, Joseph (front), Steven (behind Joey), Richard (my son-in-law), Michael and Nicholas. I’m now a proud mom of six! Lol
Some of these decorations I will leave up for winter. Why put everything away when the Holiday is over? Winter can seem very long here in the North East and anything I can do to brighten it up will help.

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas at home with Lovely Livings post today!
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  1. What a warm and welcoming front entrance and porch. I love the swag on your banister. It’s full and festive.The skates add a nice touch.

    Have a very Merry Christmas!

  2. Everything looks beautiful! Love you banister swag and how you used your skates.
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY…

  3. Luann,
    Your banister and entry hall are exquisite, dear one!!!
    Love, LOVE, L O V E your black & white chandelier decor!!!

  4. I enjoyed all your holiday decor, but that banister swag is really amazing! Happy to feature you at our party this morning!

  5. What beautiful Christmas decorations! I love the skates in the hallway – they bring back such happy memories! I like that you’ve arranged some of the decorations so that they are perfect all winter too. Thank you for sharing this lovely post with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinning!

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