Blue and White and Red Christmas Decor (and a Giveaway)

Blue and White and Red Christmas Decor (and a Giveaway)

 

This post is sponsored by Kirkland’s.

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If you happened to be in a one-horse open sleigh and you took a left at Tennessee, past the chicken barn, past the cows chewing their cud in the pasture, past the gas station with the most amazing pizza and turned left at the barn with all the hay bales, at the end of a winding country road….

….you’d see the farmhouse with its twinkle lights on.

And if you tied up your horse to the hitching post.

And trudged through the snow.

And knocked on the door.

You might see this.

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Five Christmas decorators almost ready for the holidays.

(Buddy and Bonzai helped, too).

With grins on their faces and hot chocolate on their upper lip and happiness in their hearts.

(total aside:  can you believe we are all the same height now and my hair is oddly so much blonder than theirs now?)

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And right inside the door, you’d see this.

A blue and white living room ready for Christmas.

With red ornaments spilling out everywhere and a blue gingham rug.

(total aside:  It’s just this rug flipped over).

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There’d be a tree decorated with rag garland and a sleigh full of ornaments and plaid ribbon.

With blue dishes stacked everywhere with evergreens and pops of red.

Even the coffee table would be painted to match.

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The tree would be decorate with tiny felt houses and plaid poinsettias and painted “merry” and “believe” and “joy” ornaments.

And my Christmas helper would rest his weary head waiting for Santa to hand him a treat.

The tree skirt would be plaid and trimmed with fur (and on sale right now), ready for presents wrapped in polka dots and stripes and tied up with ribbons and bows.

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The red cable knit stockings trimmed with fur would be hung by the fireplace.

Snow tipped trees would line the mantel.

Tucked in the corner of the room would be a vintage advent calendar ready for December 1.

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Outside on the porch, there’d be a little pop of red.

And a tiny truck ornament and an evergreen wreath.

Tucked beneath the bench would be a galvanized tin filled with greenery.

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We’d sing carols and pop popcorn and drink hot chocolate and laugh and giggle and the dogs would snore and we’d top it all off with a Hallmark movie.

The best kind of movie.  You know.  Where you know the ending before it even starts.

The and they all lived happily ever kind of ending.

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When it was time to go, we’d raise a cup of hot chocolate to you and wave Merry Christmas as you drove away in your sleigh.

And wish you the joys of the season.

From our house to yours. 🙂

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PS  A giant shout out to Kirkland’s Christmasland Collection for making this room possible.

Here’s a shopping guide to the post:

fur stocking

rag garland

evergreen wreath

fur lined tree skirt

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felt house ornaments

believe ornament

joy ornament

plaid poinsettias

For the rest of the Christmas tours this week with some of my favorite blogger friends here’s the schedule:

Monday: Rooms for Rent

Tuesday: The Handmade Home

Wednesday: Cedar Hill Farmhouse

Thursday:  me

Friday: My Sweet Savannah

AND NOW…..DRUMROLL PLEASE

Want the chance to win $100 gift card to Kirkland’s to decorate your own home?

Simply enter below for your chance to win.

And Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas decorating to you.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

PS  For even more chances to win, why not show off your front door decorated for Christmas.  Simply post a picture on Instagram using the hashtag #DoorwaytoChristmaslandContest for a chance to win one of five $100 Kirkland’s gift cards.  Submissions will be accepted Nov. 4-Nov. 30.

disclosure:  This post was written in collaboration with Kirkland’s.  

All opinions are my own.

Please see my disclosure page for more information.

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Comments

  1. KariAnne I love the boxes that are on the wall above he Advent calendar… are they regular boxes you cut down?

  2. So festive and warm! Perfect for a country Christmas!

  3. Good morning Karianne!
    I was up late last night decorating the house with a BLUE, WHITE and RED theme also!
    Your decor looks amazing!!!!
    Wendy

  4. JOY! But here is the real burning question every pet owner wants to know…….how did you train your sweet dog not to eat the ornaments off the tree? ( I have a 10 month old) Grateful for any advice.
    Megan

  5. Thanks for the directions, but I don’t have a horse or a sleigh, and I’m afraid I would be staying too long at the gas station eating pizza. So happy to see the house tours as well. As usual your decorating is awesome and that your girls are better. I too believe in happily ever after.

  6. Kari Anne your blue and red palette is so pretty and happy! Especially love the picture of the 5 adorable decorators!!

  7. As always, beautiful!

  8. I absolutely love to start my day reading your post! Your fun, loving and spirited writings reminds us all that it’s not what you do, it’s how you do it. Thanks for sharing your sweet world!

  9. Love the pops of red throughout the house! Classic, beautiful decorating! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  10. The colors are gorgeous!!! Absolutely love that rag garland !!!!! I’m so Jealous… Could you hop on a flight and come on down to the Sunshine State and wave your magic wand at my house ???? lololol…… How precious is the picture of you and your girls at the front door ….( and the pupsters too of course !!) cannot believe they are so tall !!!! Beautiful !!!!!!! Cup of hot cider please and some good holiday time conversation !!!!!!

  11. Robin Stephens :

    Great writeup, beautifully decorated home. Love Kirkland’s. I’ve gotten most of our clocks and lamps there over the years. They always seem to have just the right style and price when I need one of those items. Thanks for a chance at some loot! P.S. The mystery of the blonde-haired mom exists here, too. We won’t think too hard on it, though.

  12. Beautiful job girls and dogs! Where are those stinking boys and twinkle eyes? Having pizza at the gas station?

  13. For sure, it’s Christmas at your house…..looks so charming and cozy. I have a Kirklands store just about 8 miles from my home in Florida…..Would absolutely adore a chance to win and begin the transformation in my house. Thanks for the opportunity. Merry Christmas and a blessed Thanksgiving.

  14. Beautiful and love the boxes on the wall. Blue pillows are so neat addition along side with those amazing curtains. I’m still in the, need to clean house stage of pre decorating. Jazzing it down a bit this year as goodness I got rid of most of our decorations when I was downsizing.

  15. Beautiful!!! I love how your home looks like I could just curl up chat and sip coffe. Where did you get the rug I love it!

  16. Beautiful! Especially love the white trees on the table in the corner, next to the advent calendar!

  17. I adore your farmhouse dressed for Christmas! Mine is getting its finery on this weekend! Your Buddy looks so cute! Seriously loving plaid this year – I like the touch you added. And Kirklands! Best store ever. Now I’m off to go shop at ours…I saw some of the best things online.
    PS
    I can’t believe the twins are as tall as you! They are adorable as always.
    Hugs

  18. Love love love it all!! The reds really pop. I’m assuming the big dog is Buddy- looks so huggable:) Bonzai too:) Your little thistles are growing up and beautiful! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you!!

  19. I so love your home at Christmas!

  20. And, my heart would be joy filled to find you and all the wonder there. Thanks for sharing the beauty, hospitality and hot chocolate.

    Now, come on over and help me. haha

  21. What a festive and beautiful room! It is so fun for entertaining! I love the gingham side of the rug!
    The photo is so cute at the front door!

  22. Love ❤️ that white bench!!!

  23. Thanks for the posting everything looks so beautiful! Love all of what kirklands have in the Christmas line and especially their nativities.

  24. Beautiful! The most precious picture is the one of you and your daughters.
    God bless.

  25. Gorgeous! I don’t Instagram, you know there’s just some things I have to forego since I’m not good at time management. But if I did Instagram, I’d be posting last year’s door 😉

  26. Hahaha. You BOUGHT the adorable felt houses. I thought you made them and I clicked on the link to discover the directions. My daughter is big into sewing these days and it looked like a fun project. But definitely easier to buy than to make. 😉

  27. Your room is so inviting and cozy. And…I love all the blue and white you have added to it. That is a sweet picture of you and your beautiful girls.

  28. Loved seeing you all at the door waiting to show off your handiwork! It looks wonderful!!

  29. Every single thing! Every one thing! I love it, love it. And your girls are simply adorable, sweet little you girls.

  30. I like the Gray Nailheads Accent Chair.

  31. This post makes my heart happy! Good to see the girls up and about; and “can you believe we are all the same height now” makes me smile; and now I am headed to our local Kirklands to check out the goodies!

  32. Mom bought a silver Christmas tree and blue ornaments in the 60s. Big thing then. And it was silver and blue every Christmas thereafter until I graduated High School ten years later. But I missed the real trees we used to pick out every year as a family, that made the whole house smell like pine and was tons more fun to decorate. Now that it’s just me, I thought I might not get a tree this year but your post inspires me. It brings back so many memories before the silver and blue Christmases…I especially love the plaid on your tree! I think I will get a real tree this year, even if it’s only a Charley Brown version. With plaid. 🙂

  33. This room is so cute! I was literally just thinking this morning on the way to work about how I was going to run with my red and plaid theme this year and make it work with all the blue and white I have going on. Did you decorate this room for me? I’m pretty sure you did, LOL! I’m excited to get started on my living room this weekend. Love the picture of you and the girls with your little dog-elf helpers 🙂

  34. I love the pops of red! So festive! The garland had me at first sight.

    Nancy

  35. Everything looks gorgeous! I especially love the rag garland. Do you mind my asking how many of them it took on your tree?
    Thanks and God bless you and your family!

  36. Your home is always so inviting! Beautiful job! Your girls are lovely, like you!

  37. Blue and white Christmas!! How so pretty!

  38. Sweeeet! Sweeeet! Sweeeeet!

    Love the color combos.

    And such a great photo of you and your girls (and the dogs, too)!

    If I’m ever in the area, you can be DARNED sure that I’ll stop in — no matter what the season.

    Would love to sit at your kitchen or dining room table and drink coffee, eat cookies, and laugh until I cried with you.

    We are decorating our house for the holidays this weekend. Cannot wait!

    Hugs,
    Michael

  39. OMG such cutie patooties! I thought just what you wrote about the twins being as tall as you!
    LOVE the room . Such a classic combo. You are blessed.

  40. I love everything that you and the girls and your puppies did. I really like the idea that you were able to flip over your new rug to the blue gingham side. I have a “thing” about blue gingham. I have chandelier shades and chair cushions in my dining room made with blue gingham. I’ve kept my eye out for a blue gingham rug forever but have never found one that I like. I’m still praying for the girls recovery.

  41. you have such a lovely and loving home for Christmas …thank you for letting me enjoy a peek in !! (I am such a blue & white fan)
    Enjoy the SONshine…Jayne

  42. Some mornings I just can not get this computer to co-operate and this was one of those times. I tried and tried, but it would freeze and tell me the page was “killed”(what?) and I would close and try again. FINALLY- success this evening! Just a note to say I love this Kirkland Christmas decor. You and your elves have created a spectacular presentation in the most beautiful color scheme yet! Thank-you for this delightful post and for the lovely welcome to the tour. P.S. LOVE the photo, those Twinthistles are gorgeous just like their Mom and the furry kids too!

  43. Beautiful! I can’t wait to put up Christmas decorations.

  44. Hi, this is soooo beautiful!!! I love everything about it!! We used to live in Lexington, Kentucky. Its such a beautiful state. Your blog is wonderful and I love the decor. I am a blue person and have been looking everywhere for ribbon similar to your plaid ribbon, but haven’t been able to find any. May I ask where you found yours? Thanks, and have a blessed holiday season in your gorgeous home!!

  45. I really like all of the Christmas art that Kirkland’s has this season. Thanks for the giveaway!

  46. So glad your girls are up and well. Love your decorations and your little dog and Ofcourse Buddy !

  47. I love the 7.5 ft. Multi-Lit Canyon Spruce Christmas Tree available at Kirklands.

  48. I love this Poinsettia Pine Needle Garland

  49. I love the pre-lit plaid garland. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Marilyn

  50. Beautiful, festive & so warm!!! So glad to see you and your girls healthy and happy!!!

  51. I mentioned something I might like after visiting Kirkland’s website, then on their Facebook page, I saw two decorated wooden windows! I love those! I’ve given all my vintage windows away, and now it seems they’re popping up all over again! But I would be happy to select any number of other things from Kirkland’s, too, with a gift card! And as usual love what you chose, and how you used everything! Thanks for the opportunity, KariAnne!

  52. ANDREA MULLIGAN :

    Red and white my favorite combo. I love it!!

  53. I like the polka dot Christmas throw pillow and the snowman blanket buddy.

  54. Love all of your Christmas Decor.

  55. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE— you are So talented! TY for sharing!

  56. I love your home! I would like to know where the plaid wired ribbon is from….it would be perfect in my home!

  57. Love it all but esp love those trees on mantel.. So pretty!

  58. I love the New Orosei Lion Outdoor Fountain.

  59. I love all the plaid, and the fur trimmed stockings. It all says welcome and come in for hot cocoa!
    Pat

  60. Lanita Anderson :

    Love your blue & white all decorated for Christmas!!! Thanks for sharing…… Happy Friday, Friend!

  61. All simply gorgeous KariAnne!!
    Thankful for you and this blog!!

  62. I love the willow and cedar branch wreath. My friend has one like it and I alway love how she changes up the decorations for each holiday/season.

  63. Love the felt houses and your tree! And the blue – really like those curtains. My daughters are coming from Minnesota and Kentucky for Thanksgiving (hubby & I are in KC) and we’re going to decorate for Christmas. I can hardly wait!

  64. Can’t believe you have already decorated for Christmas! It looks beautiful! My first thought when I saw the photo of you and the girls in the doorway was, “Wow, they have grown a lot since I saw them in the Spring!” It’s official, you will once again, be the shortest in your family!! It was good to see them looking healthy again!

  65. Oh, Kari Anne! It’s wonderful! Makes me drool! Soooo love it! 😀

  66. Oh they have such nice things at Kirklands! I have not shopped there before, I have to go and check it out! I would love to get the Red Jute Santa Belt Wreath!

  67. I love the Santa Filling Stockings Framed Art Print

  68. I like the brushed bronzed LED lantern

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  69. Love the old fashion Christmas pictures and ornaments – like the pickup with the tree in the back

  70. I really love your curtains. The Christmas tree is really lovely too.

  71. Please can you give me information on the blue and white curtains and pillows,. I love, love and have been looking for exactly these curtains. love the big blue and white pillow too. Actually love everything

  72. Oh you made me laugh out loud (AGAIN!) and sigh (AGAIN) and SMILE (sweet girls, and their beautiful mom,,, OH BONSAI! (Tell him and Buddy that Santa’s sleigh will arrive soon!). Honey, thanks for the spot of comfort on a snowy and most busy day here in Ohio…
    Ho Ho Ho!
    Agatha is snoring under my desk, she likes to help in any way she can!
    Hugs Hugs,
    terry AND agatha : )

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