My Christmas Time Entry Way

I have one whole spot in my house decorated for Christmas, yeah!


I have fallen in love with many of the beautiful Scandinavian blogs out there.
They usually have lots of white and natural elements.
Those blogs are where I have taken my inspiration for the entry way.


I wanted to have fresh greenery. I found these little trees at Walmart.
They came in different pots than these. I hope they live through Christmas!


I painted two terra cotta pots white, then sanded off some of the paint.
 I added a simple ribbon and filled around the top of the top with some crinkly paper from the craft store.


On my magnetic memo board I used this wonderful rustic deer picture from Graphics Fairy.
I also hung a Noel ornament.


I found this very rough wooden box at the thrift store. I stenciled on Joyeux Noel and then sanded off a bit of the paint once it dried. I filled the box with these amazing mercury glass looking acorns from Walmart. Thank you Michelle from Emerald Cove for telling us about them on your blog! The white candles are from the dollar store. I added a bit of ribbon to them.





I added some green books to the shelf for Christmas.


The look is very simple.


It's calm and peaceful.



It makes me happy. :)







Next up....finishing the fireplace mantle!







40 comments:

  1. It's beautiful Lisa! Love those little trees.

    I've been falling hard for the Scandinavian blogs lately. I just love their light filled and uncluttered rooms.

    You have done such a great job with your entry - I'm sure they are very proud!

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  2. Gorgeous, Lisa! I just love that wooden side table, it's so unique. So glad you filled in the details on everything too. Cool acorns!

    Very fresh and pretty! I'm going pretty simple this year too.

    Donna

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  3. You go girl, with your One Spot Decorated! ;) Better than me...I just took down FALL today! Looking great so far. I love the colors and your table!!

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  4. Your entry is so refreshing and festive. Your frame has inspired me to finally do something with a ornate frame I have in the garage. :)

    Blessings to you,
    Shanna

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  5. This is just lovely! It would look right at home in my entrance too.
    Suzy xxx

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  6. I like it! Festive and lightly - great!

    Greetings

    VINTAGE

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  7. Very beautiful and serene and very Scandanavian!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  8. Beautiful! Love the look and the feel of it!!
    And those mercury ornies are wonderful!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  9. Lovin' the greeting on the bulletin board, the added green books and the box of baubles. Way to go!

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  10. It looks perfect! Very calm and peaceful indeed!

    Jeanine

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  11. Very Scandi-chic! I like the coordinated books too!

    I love mecury glass. It's so beautiful and vintage-looking and hiny and wamr and lovely!

    Sarahx

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  12. Very peaceful and calming entry!

    Great ideas!!

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  13. You really have an eye for pairing neutrals. Love the acorn mercury glass ornaments. Too cute! It all looks so warm and welcoming!

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  14. sigh.. I love it. All of it. Looks gorgeous.
    Tana

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  15. Lisa, this is just gorgeous! I love your stenciled wooden box, and also love how you distressed the painted pots, too. Your magnetic board is gorgeous! Did you make it! The mercury glass ornaments, candles, greenery and all of the other elements you added are just perfect! Now I've got to get busy at my house:)

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  16. Your entry is so pretty! I love those matching trees in the white pots and the stenciled box. Can't wait to see your mantle, too!

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  17. Just beautiful Lisa! I am so glad that you found the acorns and I love what you did with them, that box is perfect! Everything looks so pretty!!!

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  18. Oh, how pretty! I am in LOVE with all you've done! The little trees... box you stenciled, bulletin board... everything!

    Tania

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  19. lisa, that is just gorgeous! love all the touches you added and love that it is not over the top- it's very relaxing. well done!

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  20. Hi! Just found your blog through Cottage Instincts. Love your entry! I will have to check my Wal-Mart for those ornaments. Did your Library bookshelf come from Ballard? I am trying to decide between black or white.

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  21. Love the vignette of candles and acorn ornaments in the box. Very elegant and yet simple.

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  22. Very pretty and elegant. I can't believe that some of the items came from Walmart! Great job!

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  23. Very pretty. I love those little trees. I think I need to take a trip to Walmart :)

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  24. Love this entryway. In it's simplicity, to me it says winter wonderland. It's so peaceful and serene. Good job!!

    Manymomentsofme.blogspot.com

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  25. Your entry looks fantastic! Love the memo board. I will have to jump over to see how you did it. The wooden box is so cute with the candles and ornaments in it. It all looks great!

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  26. I love what you have done with your entry way! That white wooden table is darling, too! I love the wooden planter box and the little trees you put inside of the white pails! The entire look you have created is perfect! :)

    I hope you are having a great day!

    Blessings,
    Jenni
    {Beautiful Nest}

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  27. This looks so very sweet! I love the color combination, it is very calming!
    ~Michelle

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  28. That's very lovely! I just painted an old picture frame white that I had planned to have mirror put in, but now I'm rethinking that :-)
    ♥´¨)
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    (¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Lori Lynn ♥


    PS: I'm having a Holiday giveaway!!
    http://lorilynnscottage.blogspot.com/2010/11/holiday-happiness-giveaway.html

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  29. That is so lovely, very simple and clean looking. I was looking at your little mans blog, how precious!!! I think you have a future author there!

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  30. Love how you change this out for the season! Great accents!

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  31. I adore your entryway! Beautiful, I too love the Scandinavian influence in design. Thank you for sharing your relaxing, inviting, and calming entryway--great job!
    Jeanette

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  32. Your off to a good start! Can't wait to see more!
    Theresa
    aka:TOT

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  33. I saw those ornaments yesterday at WalMart. They are wonderful. I bought some glass birds they had and just love them. Your entry way is definitely Jeanne d'Arc worthy. It's very beautiful, serene and calming. Perfect! HWW

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  34. Love it! It's so simple and so gorgeous! Love the frame with reindeer and noel- simply beautiful!

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  35. Looks GORG! I love what you did with the lil trees (I got one too that I just repotted and am wishing I had seen your post first!!)

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  36. It looks so serene and peaceful, you can come on over and decorate my house for me this year! Thanks for your sweet words today, they really warmed my heart. Bless you!

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  37. It makes me happy too. Very clean and serene. Happy Holidays & Happy WW!

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  38. Love your sweet vignette, the bookcase/table is awesome!

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  39. It is lovely, love the look...
    Blessings
    Rebecca

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  40. Now I want to change to a white and silver theme!

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