Friday, December 15, 2017

IF I HAD STAIRS... CHRISTMAS DECORATING IDEAS

I've always thought I would love a home with stairs. These pictures reminded me of that.  There's so much you can do to dress up a staircase for the holidays. If you are lucky enough to have stairs in your house, here are some beautiful ways to decorate for the holidays. Some are simple and some are elaborate, but they all have Christmas beauty in common. 

A swag with natural elements at the end of the staircase works perfectly and can be just enough stair decor. (Take a tour of this lovely Chicago home here.)

Traditional Home

For a bigger statement, head all the way up with the swags.

BHG

A plain wreath tied with ribbon is a beautiful, simple nod to the holiday.



Via Pinterest

Pottery Barn

Garland is always stunning and carries your eye to the top.

Julie Blanner


BHG

BHG

Country Living Magazine


Nine and Sixteen

Add ornaments of all types for a much more decorative look.


On Sutton Place


Centsational Girl


Via Pinterest

Stockings!!



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Digsdigs

Lights4Fun

Did you have a favorite? How do you decorate your stairs for the holidays?

Saturday, December 9, 2017

IT SNOWED! COME TAKE A LOOK

I had not planned on posting until next week, but we had a snow day--I mean a real snow day! The sky opened up and let fall enough snow to cover us up.


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

THE FINISHED FALL MANTLE

A couple of weeks ago I shared some ideas for using your magnolia tree in your home. (Revisit those ideas here.) Today I'm sharing how my mantel turned out before everyone shifts to all things Christmas. It's really not very elaborate at all, but the magnolia greenery makes it feel like it is. It was really simple and easy to put together. If you have a tree, or know someone who wouldn't mind sharing with you, go get some clippings!

I started with these two vases that my sweet momma handed down to me. (This is the first picture I posted to my Woodbank Lane's Instagram account.) 



Wednesday, November 22, 2017

MY LAST MINUTE CENTER PIECE

I'm guessing that most of you, like me, are getting your final thoughts together for Thanksgiving. I have my to-do list scribbled down and I still need to make a trip to the grocery store. After that the only thing left is the cooking. Yay! We aren't actully eating at our house this year; we'll be at my parents' house. I did want to use these pumpkins one more time before they were done for, so I set a quick table. Here's how it turned out.



Thursday, November 16, 2017

THE PERFECT PECAN BALL RECIPE

Last week it was my Sunday to help with breakfast in our ABS (Adult Bible Study). I took two things: this breakfast quiche and a new recipe I decided to try--pecan balls. Turns out they are easy and delicious. I'd be remiss if I kept this kind of goodness to myself. Here's the recipe...


Monday, November 13, 2017

FALL AND THANKSGIVING TABLE INSPIRATION

Okay, friends. The countdown is on.

Less than two weeks to get your thoughts together on your Thanksgiving tables. Need a few ideas? I found some pretty ones. I've rounded us up a little of everything under the November sun. Look for neutrals, greenery, plaid, colors, and blue and white. I know you'll see something that promises to jump-start your holiday planning. 




Tuesday, November 7, 2017

THE DESIGN PORTFOLIO OF MATTHEW CAUGHY

Last week when I was gathering up inspirational pictures for my post about bringing the magnolia tree indoors (click here to read that post), I found the gorgeous portfolio of Matthew Caughy and I knew I had to share it with you. 

Blue Bedroom