Holiday at HQ

Happy Holidays, all! Grab a cup of cocoa and join me for this year’s holiday home tour of Dogs Don’t Eat Pizza HQ.

tree and couch - 2013 holiday - Dogs Don't Eat Pizza

We always start our decorating with the tree.

right side tree - 2013 holiday - Dogs Don't Eat Pizza

Garland and fun ornaments adorn our tree, and my daughter was in charge this year (well, she put herself in charge).

ninja elf in charge - 2013 holiday - Dogs Don't Eat Pizza

Christmas tree - 2013 holiday - Dogs Don't Eat Pizza

We have pictures of the kids from each year, plus homemade ornaments, dog ornaments, and, of course, ornaments for our favorite teams.

Duke basketball ornament - 2013 holiday - Dogs Don't Eat Pizza

Big Al - 2013 holiday - Dogs Don't Eat Pizza

Did I mention that I rearranged the entire living room just so the dogs wouldn’t knock over the tree when they ran to the front window? True story.

room to bark - 2013 holiday - Dogs Don't Eat Pizza

After we tackle the tree, we decorate the rest of the living room.

branches and tree - 2013 holiday - Dogs Don't Eat Pizza

I used some of the free trimmings I got to make the white vases festive.

table by fireplace - 2013 holiday - Dogs Don't Eat Pizza

The table is now by the fireplace so that the dogs have room to bark at the window. Seriously. The things I do for those sweet babies.

I decided this year to put our stockings on the banister, rather than the mantel. That way, when we have a fire in the fireplace, we (well, I) don’t have to move the stockings.

stockings on banister - 2013 holiday - Dogs Don't Eat Pizza

I made the bows out of burlap garland and gold wired ribbon – a little rustic, a little bling.

gold and burlap bow - 2013 holiday - Dogs Don't Eat Pizza

Under our rake that holds this year’s cards are our snowmen, strangely near the fireplace.

snowmen - 2013 holiday - Dogs Don't Eat Pizza

These guys came from Second Life Thrift – about $8 and all I needed to do was tighten the screws.

Can’t forget the Christmas apples.

Christmas apples - 2013 holiday - Dogs Don't Eat Pizza

And angels are on the ladder.

ladder angels and tree - 2013 holiday - Dogs Don't Eat Pizza

In the dining room, I added a little more bling to our chandelier.

dining room - 2013 holiday - Dogs Don't Eat Pizza

These ornaments came from the Ikea as-is room – the whole bag was $5. I only used about half the bag here.

ornaments - 2013 holiday - Dogs Don't Eat Pizza

 Happy Holidays, Everyone. As always, I am so grateful you stopped by,


Comments

  1. It looks great Karen! Love your ornaments hanging from the chandelier!
    Holly recently posted…Storywood Designs Christmas Tour 2013My Profile

  2. So bright and homey. Thanks for sharing, Karen.
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  3. Everything looks so warm and cozy. I am in love with the ornaments hanging from the chandelier. And I know it’s temporary, but the table and chairs are very inviting in front of the fire place.
    Sharon recently posted…decorator tricks: use what you haveMy Profile

  4. Love the tree done in family style using ornaments that have meaning for your family. We actually have a small tree for our son’s BAMA ornaments. He has around 40 of them since we started a tradition of getting him an ornament each year. Some years we just couldn’t decide so he got more than one.

  5. Your decorations look so pretty! I liked the stockings on the stairway versus the mantle – they look great there!

  6. Karen, I love all the keepsake ornaments on your tree. And, those ornaments hanging over your table……too cute!!

    xoxo
    Denyse
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  7. Such pretty decor, Karen!
    Mary Beth|Cupcakes and Crinoline recently posted…Project Inspire{d} Week #45 ~ Crunch TimeMy Profile

  8. Hi Karen! Everything looks so fun, festive, warm and inviting – thank you so much for sharing the HQ holiday with us! :) Hope you have a happy Tuesday!
    Cindy Eikenberg recently posted…Floating Foam Wall Tree – Foam for the Holidays!My Profile

  9. You’re a girl after my own sock monkey ornament loving heart – yes we have a few of our own too!!
    Kelly
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