My sister is an early-bird and her house is already decorated for Christmas. I showed you her house last year and she has added a few more trees this year, so I’ll share those too. We had a fun time browsing some of the antiques spots in Marietta, as I caught up with my family last weekend.I captured some of the fun Christmas inspirations there, so come along with us. I have GOT to get busy on my own Christmas decor. We stopped by a couple of antique stores in Woodstock, corner of Hwy. 92 and Canton Hwy. for you locals who are interested and also The Classy Flea and another big mall in Marietta next to Value Village. There are plenty of places to browse in my hometown. Love this beautiful cupboard. If I had about $2 grand to spend, I could really fall for this. Lots of wreaths and ornaments all around the store. They are ready for Christmas.Simple and elegant mantel.A Christmas tree all decked out.Another one with fun colors.Don’t we all love the simpleness of a cloche with glass balls, ribbon and greenery. So simple, yet effective.Pinecones and berries.Wreath on a mirror.
I’ve never seen this idea. Large Christmas bulbs piled into a clear glass lantern with candle.A stack of plates with Christmas balls on top.Christmas bells.
Pretty baubles everywhere.Love the pink and silver.Saw a few neat pieces along the way too, like this old typeset cabinet. It had all these little cubbyholes inside the drawers. Very cool piece!These blue and purple balls caught my eye.Another simple mantel idea.I spotted this antler and decided I had to bring it home. Only $9.More pretty and colorful balls.Loved this white wreath with lime green accents. Love!A whole booth of lime green and red ornaments and accessories.Pretty wreath and notice the tree in the reflection.Such a pretty stool all painted up white with burlap cushion.
Now these are a simple and pretty little craft you could do. Felt trees with button ornaments. Cute!
So, after a few stops, we headed to my sister’s house where she has some new trees.
This one is multi-colored, very fun and festive.In the diningroom, a new tabletop tree in animal print.
So unique and gorgeous. My sister LOVES Christmas, you might remember that from last year.Dining room table and the Christmas village in her hutch. Kitchen bakers rack with some lighted houses and people. So cute!
In the guest room is an aqua blue and chocolate/bronze tree. So pretty. Lots of elegant details on this tree.Gorgeous!The living room tree is all white.
And so pretty too. Yep, my sis gets in Christmas spirit every year by decking her halls to the max.
Are you getting ready for Christmas?? I have a long ways to go, but I’ll be putting a little Merry and Bright around our house too. Don’t forget, the Christmas linky party starts next week, with Layla’s mantel party on November 30 and my vignette party will be December 2. Next week will be a lot of fun!
So, get your Holiday cheer on and join us for the parties!
Lisa's Creative Home says
Thanks for the inspiration! I have been decorating for 2 days and still have another day’s work ahead of me. I am glad I have until New Years before I have to take it all down!
[email protected] Porch Musings says
Loved all this inspiration Rhoda. Wish I had that cupboard.
I made a note about the parties, so I hopefully won’t forget!
It all looks beautiful! I hope to get started on mine tomorrow after church. I’m not doing as much as I usually do though since we will be away from home 2 weeks out of December.
I hope your Thanksgiving was good. Ours was.
Alice A says
Rhoda- thanks for the fun antique store tour…but most of all thanks for sharing your sisters jaw dropping wonderland home…. my goodness…. I can’t imagine the time and energy she put in doing all this…. but gotta ask the Big Question….where does she store all the trees and Village when it’s time to take this down? She must have one heck of an attic!
You are both inspiring!
Hi, Alice, that is a good question and yes,my sister has a full basement below with a huge storage room that is just for Christmas now. They added rows of stainless steel shelves and all her bins are stacked in there, so she’s got plenty of room for it all. Not to mention an attic too. I think most of Christmas is now stored in that basement now, so she is very fortunate to have that much room for storage.
She’s got WAY more energy than I do and her grown daughter helps her every year too. it takes them a good week to get it all up. That’s way too many trees for me! I can barely get one big one up.
[email protected] Present Life says
Thanks for the great inspiration! I have been starting to get in to the Christmas spirit and this has given me LOTS of ideas! I’m totally going to do the ornaments in the cloche and I’m definitely going to have to keep an eye out for a hurricane that I can fill with Christmas light bulbs. I LOVE that idea.
Thanks again for sharing!
Sherry @ No Minimalist Here says
Rhoda, I lived in Atlanta for many years and I still miss all the wonderful antique shops. Your sister’s trees and hutch are gorgeous! I am always impressed that I get one tree and the mantel decorated. I can just imagine the time it takes your sister to decorate. The result is beautiful.
I have posted the Holiday Home party on my sidebar.
KM @ this Plate is Full says
Dreamy to the max!! I love it all!!! & Can’t wait for your Christmas Home party! Let the holidays begin!!
Funky Junk Interiors says
Wonderful inspiration, Rhoda! Those trees are quite something! The guestroom one is absolutely stunning! Lucky gal to have the storage area she does. 🙂
Looking forward to seeing what you do to your own home this season! 🙂
Simple Daisy says
OOh….what wonderful eye candy:):)
Love it all!!!!
Oh, for the mirror in the first photo…
[email protected] Beauty and Bedlam says
Oh Rhoda – that so puts me in the holiday mood. I have to get down my stuff from the attic, but can’t even imagine when I’ll get to it. Sure would love to join the linky party, so we’ll see how motivated I am this week. 🙂 Such fun pictures.
Your Southern Peach says
This post hits home for me!!! I grew up right at the corner of 92 and Canton in Woodstock and now I’m a stone’s throw from Classy Flea. Those are some great spots for sure. Happy Holidays to you!
I love those antique malls too. Although a bit farther for me to drive, there is also a nice one at Hwy 92 and Bells Ferry Rd – Woodstock Antiques. We discovered it this summer on our way home from a day on the beach at Lake Allatoona.
Karen and Lisa says
We just wanted to say a big, big THANK YOU for visiting our consignment store, Woodstock Market, and for the wonderful pictures you took that make it look so beautiful!! We’d be glad to ship the cupboard to you! 🙂 If you’re in the area December 11, we will be having our 2-year anniversary and would love for you to stop by and say “hello”.
Your sister’s house looks AMAZING! We love the chocolate and aqua tree!! Hope she’ll keep us in mind if she ever has anything to consign!
Again, thank you for taking the time to visit and please come again!
Karen and Lisa
janae cairns says
What a GORGEOUS display your sister has! I love that she took the time to put a tree so elegantly in her guest room…how welcoming!