Christmas Entry 2012

I always enjoy decorating the shelf in our entry. It’s much deeper than our mantel which gives me a lot more options when decorating!

Lately, I’ve left my old weathered window frame up there to hang wreaths from.  I change out the bow, depending on the season. Or the wreath if I have a season appropriate one.

Here is the view as you enter my house…

I didn’t realize that Elfy snuck into the picture below.  That sneaky little guy!

After decorating for Christmas this year, I realized I have an issue with lanterns…apparently I love them!  I counted 8 lanterns as I decorated. EIGHT! Doesn’t that seem a bit like overkill?! Maybe I need a lantern intervention. Even though it seemed like a lot, I did put all of them to use throughout my house and front porch….

The lanterns in my entry are filled with pine cones. The red bow at the top adds some needed color.

The cubbies are simple.  Very similar to my mantel….fresh greens from my yard with fake berries. And a candle for a little evening glow.

And on the bench sit a small collection of Christmas pillows. One of my favorites is the belted red santa pillow

I love how my entry ‘mantel’ turned out!  Very fresh and fun. Here’s one last look…


linking up to:

uncommon designs,  ten june, the lettered cottage, on sutton place, embracing change, its overflowing, home stories a to z, savvy southern style, a thoughtful place

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  1. Beautiful Christmas entry way! I love lanterns and the old window!

  2. Jen it looks great!! Love love your black front door!

  3. Looks great, Jen! I love your door too.

  4. Love, love, love! So classy!

  5. So impressed. My Christmas decorations look pretty much the same each year. You inspire me to try something new!

  6. I really like the lanterns with pine cones. A really nice look.

  7. Beautiful entry way! I love that chippy old window frame and the lanterns! You created a fabulous vignette!

  8. I think your front entry looks very sweet with the lanterns, touches of red and the big wreath on the front door. Merry Christmas!

  9. Adore your weathered window frame decorated! I made one that hangs on my wall but no panes. I too have a lantern issue–your in company. Love decorating them up. So welcoming! Merry Christmas, Kris

  10. Looks great – your bench is perfect and I adore your lanterns filled with pinecones!
    Thanks for linking up to the Christmas mantel party – so happy you did!
    Stacey of Embracing Change


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