Thursday, December 10, 2015

A Red Christmas

Christmas Mantel 2015
Christmas Mantel 2015

I have never met a Christmas decoration I didn’t love.

I have the crates to prove it.

But the mainstay of everything Christmas I have loved the longest is red- beautiful Christmas red.

It’s in the den this year,

Christmas Den Tree 2015
Christmas Tree in the Den

and in the kitchen,
Christmas in the Kitchen 2015
Kitchen Sitting Area
and in the kitchen hutch with my copper,
and in the living room.
 Christmas in the Living Room
I know it’s old school and traditional , but that makes me love it even more.
Red wears its age well year after year, and Christmas red is never dull.

It never disappoints, and it has the ‘umph’ to hold its own next to whatever is nearby.
Christmas Zebra

So if this Christmas, you need a lift like I do,  ( which simply means you have been living life),
add red.


It works.

Christmas Buffet

Christmas in Texas Blog Hop December 7-11, 2015 Hosted by Poofing the Pillows
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Botanic Bleu said...

Nothing says Christmas like RED! Just add red to any room and immediately the room says, "Christmas." Love all your blue and white, also. Merry Christmas,


Katie Mansfield said...

The red with the blue is just gorgeous. I always wondered how to pull that off and you did it beautifully. I love the little stoneware Santa. He's a cutie.

Eilis said...

Love the poinsettias mixed in with your ornaments on both trees. I'm going to have to borrow that idea. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home decorated for Christmas!

Stacey said...

Laura, this is all so pretty! I agree with you that red is the answer at Christmas. I adore the houses that are neutral but have to have red bows and poinsettias. Now, that black and white checked ribbon you have is perfection on your big tree.

Thank you so much for participating in this. I know it's a hard time for you right now. ♥

Laurie said...

It does work and it's beautiful! Love your decorations.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laura, Well I totally agree with the pop of red and it looks so good in your gorgeous home. You know I love the black and white and your tree with the checked ribbon is beautiful.
Love your blue and white dishes with the red too and the copper is perfection. We have many of the same tastes. I have those dishes as well. Loved seeing your home on our tour.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Great tip -- so vibrant! And I like that black and white gingham tree garland too.

Estelle's said...

Oh my....Your trees are just beautiful! I am loving all the red!! Traditional and lovely....wishing a fellow Texas blogger and lovely and very Merry Christmas!!

Decor To Adore said...

Laura I am SO smitten with your lovely tree! I adore the buffalo plaid ribbon.
May all the joys of the season be yours.

bj said...

Your Christmas RED home is so lovely....and, like you, I adore an old fashioned Christmas tree and we had as a kid. :) Beautiful post.

Lisa said...

Laura your tree is so lovely! The check ribbon is beautiful with that red! And your blue and white is always perfect.Gorgeous! Gorgeous!

Linda said...

Your home is so full of Christmas cheer! Red is such a happy color!
A sitting area in your kitchen is just the best idea ever!!!
Merry Christmas and I am so happy to meet you!!

Jaybird said...

I LOVE in and day out...year by year...and it always greets me with a smile! Your home is beautiful in red!!
Christmas blessings to you,

Sarah said...

Laura, we live with red throughout the year, but I agree with you about Christmas red. Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without RED. ;-) Well, I guess you know which is my favorite image - your wonderful Christmas tree with the gorgeous black and white checked ribbon and red details. Thanks for the delightful tour of your beautiful home dressed for the holidays.
Merry Christmas, my Texas friend!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

So pretty. I love that fabulous tree with the red and black and white checks. Stunning Decor.

Simply LKJ said...

Beautiful Laura. I especially love the black and white accents.

Amy at love made my home said...

Everything is so beautiful Laura!!!! xx

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

I adore your beautiful home and I agree with you, red is the perfect finishing touch to decorating for Christmas no matter what your style is or theme.
You have made me feel so welcome and happy here today!
Merry Christmas,

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So pretty! I am another one that needs some touches of red for the holidays.
Enjoy your evening.

C-ingspots said...

My mom's favorite color! I like to have a few pops of red here and there too, especially in my kitchen and at Christmas. Your tree is beautiful!

Susan Freeman said...

Your mantel is stunning! Love the black and white with the red. So classic and always an eye catcher. Love the way you have used your wonderful copper pieces with your blue and white too. I love copper and am so happy that it seems to be favored once again.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Michelle said...

I love the red with the blacks and blues in your home. Lovely!

Kim said...

You can never have too much red, I agree Laura! Looks lovely!

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Red ... love it!

Theresa said...

OH my goodness:) GORGEOUS! Love the RED! Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your home is so beautiful!! I adore the black and white ribbon on one of your trees! I wouldn't have thought to use it and it looks amazing! Everything is just gorgeous!

doodles n daydreams said...

Yes, red definitely stands for Christmas - and you have used it beautifully :)


Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Laura, your Christmas tree is so beautiful! Your home looks lovely decked out in her glory. Thank you for sharing. I have so enjoyed being apart of the Christmas in Texas tour and looking at everyone's lovely homes all decked out for the holidays. Feel free to share this at my Make it Pretty party. Have a lovely weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Laura, Your home looks beautiful decorated for Christmas. Love the red tree with black and white pretty!
Happy Holidays.

Miz Helen said...

Hi Laura,
Your home looks wonderful and I love your black and white plaid with red! Your post is a fantastic addition to the tour!
Merry Christmas!
Miz Helen

Pura Vida said...

It all looks so beautiful!!!

Unknown said...

Hi, Laura! Your Christmas decorations are fabulous! Thanks for giving an insight into your marvelous home! We are having a white decoration this year. Everything is white! Jane has gone far with it and wants to cook white dishes. I can't imagine that, but hope she won't be disappointed.
Fred and Jane

Red Rose Alley said...

Everything looks so lovely in your home. The red poinsettia and red ornaments are so pretty on your tree, and the black and white ribbon adds a special touch. Love those three colors together. Blue china is the prettiest to me, and when I buy a new tea cup, it's often in blue. That mirror is gorgeous, and the three wise men sitting there are sweet. So glad I browsed through this post. You have many great ideas and are very creative in decorating.


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