Thursday, December 1, 2011

~Christmas in the Entry~

 Welcome.... come on in and stay awhile!



 Last year I loved how Kim added her Santa face to the mirror above her fireplace, so I copied her ;)



 Added a swag to the inside of my front door, and another large poinsettia in my plant stand.



 A simple staircase this year. Two wreaths that I just added a few red twigs to and hung them with red gingham ribbon.


 I wanted to create a warm Christmas welcome to all who enter!
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LINKING TO:
No Minimalist Here~Open House Party
2805~Potpourri Friday
At The Picket Fence~Inspiration Friday
French Country Cottage~Feathered Nest Friday
DIY by Design~Fall into Fall Party 
Kristen's Creations~Share Your Creations Party
The Charm Of Home~Home Sweet Home Party 
Between Naps on the Porch~Metamorphosis Monday 
Savvy Southern Style~WUW 

54 comments:

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

And that you did Martina! I love it, looks fabulous. I love the Santa on the mirror too!:)

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

The 2 wreaths on the stairs looks wonderful. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Andrea said...

looks great! I need to do something with my staircase...just not sure what yet!

Judy said...

I love your entry. The Santa is a great addition. I love the idea of adding wreaths to the railing. Great idea.

Susan said...

Your entry looks beautiful!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Martina..
I absolutely adore that swag you made.. I want one~!! you home is so Holiday Beautiful..

xoxo
Sonny

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Love it all. I really love the wreaths on the stair railing. This year I decided not to do the swags I normally do on the stairway. This looks like a great alternative! How do you keep them in place so they are not sliding down the rail?

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

LOVE the wreaths on the banister...very CUTE!!

Blessings,
Linda

The French Hutch said...

I love all your Christmas touches in your foyer. I really like the wreathes hanging from the stair rail. You have a beautiful home.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'd say you accomplished that warm welcome here, Martina! Your poinsettias are gorgeous and so full! Love the wreaths on the staircase. I'm all for simple!

Kelly said...

Your foyer is looking festive! Love the wreaths hanging on the banister. That's a nice alternative to hanging garland.

Toni said...

Love the wreaths on the stair case, and the gingham ribbon is perfect. Much easier then garland and still has the 'wow' factor.

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Martina,
I really like you stair rail. I am looking for ideas for mine and yours is my favorite so far. Lovely!!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Martina,

Love your wreaths on the hand rail...The red & white gingham is just perfect. I really like how you hung a swag on the back of your main door...
All the Best,
Christine

Blondie's Journal said...

It all looks so pretty, Martina! The Santa on the mirror is so cute and I like how you hung the wreaths on the stairs...a new twist! Very nice!

XO,
Jane

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

It's so pretty Martina!!! I'm getting so excited for Christmas :)
XO
Kristin

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Martina, Your entrance is beautiful! I especially love the wreaths hung on the bannister. Thanks you for linking to my party this week.
Hugs,
Sherry

Pamela said...

Martina I love your touches in the foyer area! I also love that santa. I have him on our front door wreath. He may end up inside this year though.

Babs said...

Your foyer is so pretty. Love the wreaths and gingham ribbon on the stair railing and the large poinsettia.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

It is beautiful. I really like that swag...did you put that together?

Terry said...

My favorite is the wreaths on the stairs. I will have to use your idea on my stairwell banister next year. Really cool.

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Martina,

Your home looks so inviting, warm and sooo festive for the Christmas season. I absolutely love how you hung the wreaths on your banister. I'm still putting my Christmas decor up but have a ways to go still!

Nancy

Kathy said...

that is one of the prettiest swags i've ever seen...just love it all

Sonia said...

Oh so beautiful! Love the wreaths on the staircase and the clean bright look! Happy Holidays!
Miss Bloomers

Linda said...

MARTINA IT LOOKS FABULOUS....

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

The swag on your front door is beautiful and I'm definitely copying the wreaths up the stairs. I think I don't need to decide how to decorate for Christmas - I can just copy your ideas as you post them LOL. x Sharon

Honey at 2805 said...

Your decor is so beautiful and festive. The swag on the door is lovely, and I adore the wreaths on the stairs! Warning: I may copy!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

It looks so welcoming. I love the wreaths hung by ribbon on the stairs.

Chlvie said...

I really love the wreaths on the stairs! Great idea. Fresh and simple.

Gail said...

Your entrance looks beautiful all decked out for Christmas Martina. Love the sway on your door.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Martina, I have the Santa heads back out again. Love your wreaths with the gingham tied to the stairs.

Bring Pretty Back said...

Martina, What a beautiful job you have done!!!
It is so cozy and welcoming!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Shelia said...

Hi Martina! Oh, I love your festive Christmasy entry! I love your little Santie on your mirror and I'm just drooling over those wreaths you've tied on your railing! I love that! You've done so well! I love it all.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Savvy Seasons said...

Martina, the wreaths are such a beautiful, festive touch. I wish I would have thought of that for our entry. xo ~Liz

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Martina...

My friend, your Christmas entry is BEAUTIFUL!!! So warm and festive...and so inviting to all who enter into your home! I love the mirror...such a pretty and ornate frame and Santa looks great there! Thank you for sharing your Christmas home with us, dear friend...it's always such a treat coming to your place!

Love ya,
Chari

PS...thanks for your visit and sweet note!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Your home looks beautiful and festive, Martina! I love the wreaths on the handrail.

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Your entry looks very cheery and welcoming! I love the wreaths and the swag... simple and pretty... my favorite style :)

Karena said...

Martina I would never have thought of adding Santa to the mirror. Hmm you have given me some ideas now!! The wreaths are beautiful as well!

Please Come and enter the 1st of Twelve Days of Holiday giveaways! It is stunning!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

The Polka Dot Closet said...

The Santa face is adorable, I would kill for a beautiful stair railing like yours, but it would have to include a second story addition on my house LOL!

Carol

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Everything looks absolutely beautiful Martina!

Calypso In The Country said...

I love the wreaths with the gingham! Your whole entry looks beautiful!
-Shelley

Cottage and Broome said...

Like the wreaths on the stair case, very nice! Laura

Honey at 2805 said...

I'm stopping back by to say thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday! Love those wreaths!

Cozy Little House said...

Love it all! Especially the gingham ribbon.
Brenda

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

LOVE the wreaths on your stair rail! Just beautiful...and the red gingham ribbon is really my favorite. Your front entrance looks so welcoming!

Thank you for the very sweet comment about mine. Talk to you soon!

Kristine

Marianne said...

Simple and elegant......just love it Martina!

Cindy said...

It's looking very pretty and festive at your lovely home! Your wreaths are nice!
Have a wonderful evening.
Hugs, Cindy

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Hi dear Martina! You sure are decked up now and I love it, specially the wreaths in the stairs, so lovely! Elegant decor. Hugs, FABBY

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Your holiday decorating is so simple and so lovely. I adore the wreaths on the stairway instead of the usual garland. I might have to remember that for next year. Thank you for inspiring :D

Maria Elena said...

Sooo beautiful! I love the wreaths on the stairwell.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I love how you've decorated your foyer. I adore red gingham and I love how you've used it on your wreaths. And nothing beats Santa's smiling face!

Sue said...

I love the idea of wreaths going up the banister! I've seen them on Pinterest and in some mags recently and have thought of doing multiples. I used a single one in the middle of the run last year. Guess I was before my time. LOL

Sherry said...

Very pretty! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Jodie said...

Martina,

I'm loving the wreaths hung from the staircase and your door swag is gorgeous!

Wishing you a great day!
Jodie

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