Friday, November 30, 2012

Our Christmas Bedroom



                                                                    Hello everyone!

                             I spent most of the day  doing Christmas decorating and I have pretty much finished our bedroom so I thought you might like to see it because if you are like me you love Christmas house tours.
                            This year our bedroom had a completely different look from last year as it had a big makeover in Febuary/March. So with a more neutral background I thought for awhile about how to decorate it this year to make it cosy and Christmasy. If you would like to see the makeover click here.
     So I decided to give it some touches of plaid and used what I had with a few new thrift finds.


                              The cranberry throw on the end of the bed is a Pottery Barn throw but from a thrift shop in Summerside for $2. The valance around the curtains on the bed were in the kitchen last week-remember I like change!
  The tree in the corner was also a thrift shop find about 6 years ago for $20. so I think I got my moneys worth.
           I love the Nativity scene on the mantel-my reminder of the real reason of the season.

       Some added whimsey
                                              Presents under the tree. I like the mix of toile and plaid.
                                                          A wreath for the mirror.

                                                    My Scottish Santa in his tartan coat.
                       A comfy chaise(formerly in the kitchen bay window.
                            A propane fireplace keeps it cosy and warm.


                                                 Love the night time glow.

             

  Well, that is my Christmas bedroom for this year. If you would like to see how very different it looked last year click here.

I am joining the following parties:

Vintage Inspiration- Christmas at Common Ground
Open House  at Berndeen's Teatime Blog.
Show off Saturday at The Rose Garden in Malevik.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Carolyn

50 comments:

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

How beautiful! I luv all the trees as well. I am a nut for trees myself.
Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Gee

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Carolyn, your bedroom is just gorgeous! It feels so wintry and dreamy! I would never leave this room!

Pamela Gordon said...

It is so beautiful! I love the bedskirt, the plaids and the Scottish Santa.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Your beautiful Nativity mantel is my new wallpaper on my pc.

Love you decorate your bedroom for Christmas - that's so awesome.

Bernideen said...

Your bedroom looks very romantic and cozy....hopefully it will be snowing outside your windows soon for the finishing touch. Thanks so much for linking to my party!

Olive said...

It is enchanting and the reds warm it up a lot. At night it is splendid. I love the chaise by the fireplace. xo, olive

kami said...

It looks beautiful, magical...I love it how you put all those fabrics together, you are my inspiration:)

Marilyn said...

Love the change from last year. It is so light in there with all the white.

sandy said...

Your bedroom is gorgeous! Everything is simply elegant!
sandy :)

June said...

Carolyn this is over-the-top gorgeous!!!! What an amazing bedroom!
I love how you decorated it for CHristmas too. Just beautiful!
hugs from here...

Deanna said...

So Lovely, Carolyn. Always a sweet time visiting your place.

God bless and may you have a delightful Christmas Season!
d from the kansas prairie

Susan said...

Everything looks great, Carolyn. Love the manger scene.....so beautiful. I'd love to spend a night in that lovely room....just like a B&B! Great job. Susan

La Vie Quotidienne said...

So georgous! I was going to decorate my bedroom this year but this wonderful post has made me change my mind.(-:

Jeannie B. said...

I loved seeing your room in the daytime and at night. It is beautiful.

fatim308 said...

I love all the pictures

Regards from Malaysia

Dining Delight said...

I went and looked at "last year's bedroom" and while it was very lovely, I have to say the changes you've made this year are even more beautiful. The neutral backdrop makes your decorations and bedding stand out more. With a bedroom all aglow for Christmas like yours, I'd be turning in right after dinner! You sure have done well on your thrift store finds too!

DD

jeanetteann said...

Carolyn,although your lasts years Christmas bedroom was really nice,I love this one more. It's so cosy yet really light. xx

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Carolyn: I liked last year's room but I love this years. You really did do a change, wallpaper and all. It looks so pristine but so warm at the same time. Very restful..Happy Weekend. .Judy

collarcitybrownstone said...

Your bedroom is simply GORGEOUS!!! LOVE IT!!!

Andi's English Attic said...

I hope you are aware of just how much inspiration you give us all. I always leave the computer after visiting your blog and go and do something nice in the house!
LOVE your Scottish Santa.
(Apparently CocaCola is responsible for turning Santa's clothes red.)
Have a wonderful weekend. xx

Ruthie Miller said...

Someone said "Enchanting" and that it is. Everything you touch becomes a charming, warm, inviting, lovely place to see. What beauty you create.
Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

Cotton Peony said...

Carolyn,

I remember last years and yet I think white and crystal are 'in' this year as I too have opted for the formal tree to become the 'crystal winter forest'. I love love love the bedskirt.. handmande or just where did you get that.. don't tell me.. the second hand store? It's jut the highlight of the complete bed.

Now.. please.. could you do me a favor.. help me locate my dig cam as during Thanksgiving I tucked it away somewhere as to not lose it.. and so I have. Hubs said it will turn up when I'm looking for it.. but my dining room is just a mess with decorating prepping and other issues going on.

Big hugs and love,

Cotton Peony

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Carolyn! It looks so cozy! Love the chaise near the fireplace. You would definitely find me there reading my current book. : ) Love the plaids you added in. Did you use a valance for your bedskirt, too? It looks great!

Judi said...

So very pretty and soft. I love your style. Thank you for sharing . Also looked at your bedroom redo. Beautiful. The balcony is awesome too.

Anne said...

Carolyn it looks beautiful! Love your white nativity set under the mirror too!
xx
Anne

Lady of the Woods said...

Your room is absolutely dreamy and beautiful! Wonderful job you do! love it!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Carolyn, your bedroom looks wonderful! I love the soft white furniture and your Christmas tree.

Blessings,
Sandi

Sonia said...

Gorgeous, magical and so well decorated! The creamy whites looks amazing with the pops of color you added to the bed. Your nativity is beautiful! Always a treat to visit you!
Miss Bloomers

Ticking and Toile said...

Love it Carolyn!!
So beautiful!
xoxo,
Shellagh

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

Hi Carolyn
it is just stunning....
I have no words....you ARE Number ONE in the World.just LOVE :)
Hugs from Håkan
in Sweden

My Little Home and Garden said...

How can you bear to close your eyes to such a beautiful room.

.♥.Gaby.♥.Homestyle.♥.. said...

ohhh Love♥ it so Beautifulllll♥..;))))
Sweet♥ Lovely♥ Blog..♥!!
Hugs♥ Gaby..♥

Stacey said...

Unbelievably beautiful. You have such a pretty home in every way.

Joy said...

I just looked at "last year's" and this year's is so much prettier! Beautiful!! I'm inspired to work on my bedroom as it is white and off white.

Janneke said...

How lovely! I like both years Christmas bedrooms. I should not want to get up in the morning in such a dream room.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

LadyLaLaura said...

This is so beautiful :) I love your taste! You have done a wonderful job :) Hugs from Norway

Angel-Smile said...

Dear Carolyn
so much beautiful your bedroom like a winter-tale! I could not say what is more beautiful...I`m sitting and watching...and enjoyed a lot how you decorated this year.
Have a calm and nice winter time
Brigitte

lisa_d said...

I love the bedroom, it is so pretty! Christmas is already there! Thanks for sharing this inspiring photos. I think I need to redecorate my place very soon. Happy Holidays! :)

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achter-de-linden said...

ooooh how beautiful!
I love it!!!
greetings....

Marie-Ange said...

Noël est une fête magique qui fait briller les yeux des petits et des grands, et tu as su si bien en exprimer l'esprit dans ta jolie maison.
Bises
Marie-Ange!

Georgianna said...

I love this makeover, Carolyn. Beautiful, relaxing, magical. A perfect Christmas retreat for dreaming the cold nights away!

Georgianna

Zane Wooder said...

I love the Santa pillow. It just totally puts you in the mood for Christmas.

-Zane of ontario honey

Deborah said...

Absolutely gorgeous and romantic!
I love it...it must be hard to leave your bedroom in the mornings! ;)
Every detail is perfect Carolyn!

Deborah xo

clyde walker said...

Love your mantel, love the whole room, it's a room that you just want to walk into and stand and feel the ambiance of Christmas beauty. Love that bed too for my new Makati condominiums for rent! :)

VictoriaRose said...

I'd love to pin a couple of picturea of your gorgeous Christmas bedroom, would it be ok with you?

Thanks,
Elisabeth

VictoriaRose said...

I'd love to pin a couple of picturea of your gorgeous Christmas bedroom, would it be ok with you?

Thanks,
Elisabeth

VictoriaRose said...

I'd love to pin a couple of picturea of your gorgeous Christmas bedroom, would it be ok with you?

Thanks,
Elisabeth

VictoriaRose said...

I'd love to pin a couple of picturea of your gorgeous Christmas bedroom, would it be ok with you?

Thanks,
Elisabeth

Hope Filled Living said...

Carolyn,
Every inch of your space is absolutely beautiful. Wow! I'm so inspired! Now I want to redo my bedroom....my husband will be away for a week in February, perhaps I will work on it while he is away!
xoxo.
Mary