Shock! I know. LOL.
I really DO love red for Christmas, but thought it would be a bit more challenging to see what I could do WITHOUT using red at all!
Um… and Challenging was right. ha!
Believe me, there was more then once when I would be somewhere and would just want to grab some red berries, or a pretty red wreath for my door… but nope! I didn’t give in. lol.
I stayed true to my original plan and tried to get creative, using just a handful of winter-y colors, in a classy way 🙂
So I thought I would give you a little breakdown of everything I used, and where I got it from, and such 🙂
First off, the antique window.
Tausha gifted this cute little chippy window to me a few months back, and I KNEW I wanted to use it somewhere for Christmas… so I just hung it directly from the wall, from two screws.
That way I had less “shelf decorating” to do… which was nice, because shelves can sometimes be tricky.
To me, they tend to look “cluttered” if you get too MUCH going on.
When I was stumped with what to use, or where to place things… I made sure to call on my amazing neighbors 🙂
These great dinner napkin “snowballs” on these silver IKEA candlesticks were ALL Keily’s idea.
Genius I tell ya! And SO ADORABLE, and inexpensive!
I decided to put my own little twist on them, by scalloping the edges a bit… and I LOVE the way they turned out!
See Full Tutorial, HERE
I knew that using a large phrase on my window would be the “easy” way out, so I decided to try and come up with something different.
Ronda helped me decide on these cute paintable, unfinished wood numbers at Joann’s, to place on top of my window… to give it some dimension.
(We just slapped some tape on the back, and pressed them to the window)
Ronda also let me barrow that cute little standing finial next to the berries that she found at the DI.
It was the perfect “space filler” 🙂
These silver berries were purchased at Hobby Lobby at 50% off.. making them .50 cents each…along with the “joy” ornament, that ended up being $1.20.
And I found the white pitcher at Tai Pan Trading, for $2.97.
Like I said before… using a word or phrase on the window was just too predictable… so I designed this Christmas Tree out of a bunch of different scrolls.
You can buy it HERE
The Bottom Shelf :
A couple of these pieces might look a bit familiar to you.
I’m all about reusing what you already have, if you can 🙂
Remember this plate I used for my fun Halloween saying?
Well… I decided to use the same plate, because I loved the slight scallop, and just added a Vintage looking Santa Silhouette, instead!
I opted to make him in silver, instead of black… for a more subtle look.
And then just added some spray painted green pip berries around the bottom of the stand.
Box of blue ornaments from Tai Pan $2.97
Sparkly green Foam ball vase filler $4.99 Hobby Lobby
Tinsel filled clear ornaments IKEA, I think $4.99?
There ya go! Thats my Christmas, without the red!
It might have taken a few neighbors and their fabulous ideas to get it done, but it’s done!
Again, if you’re interested in purchasing any of the vinyl decals, you can get them in our design shop,
THE HOUSE OF SMITHS DESIGNS.